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Women Physicians Lead

Women Physicians Lead

Building and supporting women physician leaders that transform healthcare

The Leadership Edge: Six Traits That Set You Apart

In this episode of the Women Physicians Lead podcast, Dr. Lisa delves into the six key traits that distinguish exceptional leaders: audacity, likability, capacity, reliability, loyalty, and integrity. This episode podcast was based on the Pastor Rick Warren's Daily Hope Podcast episode Standing Out at Work where he talked about a bible story of Joseph and the six traits that made him stand out as a leader. Through insightful discussion, the host explores how these characteristics can empower women physicians to excel in leadership roles. The episode aims to inspire and equip listeners with practical advice to enhance their leadership skills, fostering a supportive and growth-oriented professional environment. Let's connect! If you're navigating the waters of a career transition or seeking support as you step into a leadership role, I'm here to help. Schedule a career transition call with me at www.schedulewithdrlisa.com. Let's remove the overwhelmed feeling and unclear path and chart a clear course to your dream destination.
June 14, 2024

Breaking the Illusion: Imposter Syndrome in Women Leadership

In this insightful episode of the Women Physicians Lead podcast, Dr. Lisa explores the pervasive issue of imposter syndrome, particularly among women in leadership positions. She discusses how feelings of self-doubt and fraudulence can undermine success, despite evident expertise. Dr. Lisa shares her personal experiences and the additional challenges faced by women of color in leadership. The conversation covers the five personality types prone to imposter syndrome and the role of external factors like discrimination and bias. The episode wraps up with practical advice for overcoming these internal and external barriers, empowering women to confidently step into their leadership roles. I talk about this topic in the book I co-authored The Future Female Leader: Preparing Girls and Women to Lead the World. You can get your copy here. Let's connect! If you've ever found yourself doubting your accomplishments even when you've achieved so much or struggling with feeling like a fraud despite your expertise and dedication, you're not alone. If external pressures like gender inequality and microaggressions, make you question your worth, it's not you. If these scenarios resonate with you, I invite you to schedule your lead with confidence discovery call where I'll provide you with three powerful ways to boost your confidence and step into the leader you truly are. Book your call today and start your journey to confidence and leadership excellence at work. Schedule here
June 7, 2024

Elevating Excellence: Honoring Physician Leaders in National Physician Leadership Month

In this insightful podcast episode, Dr. Lisa Herbert, a family physician and leadership coach, celebrates National Physician Leadership Month. She underscores the critical contributions of physician leaders in healthcare and advocates for their recognition and development. Dr. Lisa provides actionable advice for healthcare organizations to honor these leaders, emphasizing the positive changes they bring to patient care and the importance of nurturing future leaders. Her message is clear: elevating physician leaders is key to advancing the medical field and improving health outcomes. To learn more about National Physician Leadership Month and join the movement go to www.nationalphysicianleadershipmonth.com Use the hashtag #nationalphysicianleadershipmonth on social and download the social media frame to show your support.
May 31, 2024

Preventing Physician Burnout: The Role of Leadership Development

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Herbert, a seasoned family physician and leadership coach, addresses the critical issue of burnout among physicians. She shares insights from her 25-year medical career, stressing the need for robust leadership skills to combat burnout. Dr. Herbert explores the factors contributing to burnout and its repercussions on healthcare. She underscores the importance of leadership in enhancing job satisfaction and well-being, advocating for leadership development and self-care strategies to prevent burnout. Her message is clear: physicians must embrace leadership opportunities and personal growth to thrive in their careers and safeguard their health. Maslach Burnout Inventory Survey Let's Connect! If you're navigating the choppy waters of a career transition or seeking support as you step into a leadership role, I'm here for you. Schedule a career transition call with me here, and let's chart a course to your dream destination.
May 24, 2024

The Pivotal Role of Women in Healthcare Leadership: Insights from Mary Stutts

In this episode of the Women Physicians Lead podcast, host Dr. Lisa welcomes Mary Stutts, CEO of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. Mary Stutts shares her experiences and insights on advancing women in healthcare leadership. She discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion, addressing the "broken rung," "paper ceiling," and "concrete ceiling" that hinder women's career progression. Stutts also highlights health equity, the impact of menopause on senior women leaders, and the potential of AI in healthcare. She urges women to advocate for themselves and stresses the need for companies to support women's advancement to ensure gender equality in the workplace. Introduction (00:00:00) Introducing Mary Stutts and her role as CEO of the Healthcare Business Women's Association. Mary Stutts' Leadership Journey (00:01:13) Details of Mary Stutts' extensive leadership experience in various organizations and her expertise in health equity. Influences on Pursuing Leadership (00:03:25) Mary Stutts discusses her career journey and the influential figures who supported her transition into healthcare leadership. Transitioning Between Roles (00:07:03) Mary Stutts shares her experiences of transitioning between different roles in the healthcare industry and the importance of proactive decision-making. Health Equity and Corporate Social Responsibility (00:18:35) Discussion about the importance of incorporating health equity into diversity and inclusion programs for better employee engagement and success. Strategic Leadership Experiences (00:22:46) Importance of gaining specific leadership experiences, including managing a P&L, mentoring, and job rotations, for women to become strategic leaders. Advocacy for Women CEOs (00:23:57) Mary's proactive approach in advocating for roles, including creating a health equity practice at Real Chemistry and her involvement with the Healthcare Business Women's Association (HBA). CEO Role at HBA (00:28:24) Mary's approach to her role as CEO at HBA, including conducting a listening tour, identifying priorities, and planning a strategy stretch for the organization. Supporting Women in Leadership (00:36:46) Mary's thoughts on how organizations can rally around women to support their leadership development and increase the pipeline of women serving in leadership roles. Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Women in the Workplace (00:36:46) Importance of companies being intentional about recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting women in decision-making roles. Hiring More Women of Color and Breaking the Concrete Ceiling (00:39:06) Urgency to hire more women of color, particularly black, Latino, and Asian women, and the difficulty women face in breaking through to the first director-level job. Health and Wellness in C-Suite Roles (00:41:39) Discussion about the physical and mental health challenges faced by senior-level women and the importance of self-care. Empowerment and Networking for Women (00:47:25) Importance of remaining diligent, aware, and fostering strong relationships and networks to empower women personally and professionally. Let's Connect! If you're navigating the choppy waters of a career transition or seeking support as you step into a leadership role, I'm here for you. Schedule a career transition discovery call with me here, and let's chart a course to your dream destination.
May 17, 2024

Navigating the Transition from Feeling Stuck to Embracing Leadership

In this podcast episode, Dr. Lisa Herbert provides guidance on how to move from a state of being stuck to transitioning into a leadership role. She discusses common roadblocks, ways to move from feeling stuck to unstuck, reflecting on one's passion and goals, exploring different pathways in leadership, assessing skills and strengths, embracing change and adaptability, seeking support, and embracing the non-linear journey toward leadership. If you are ready to take the first step to secure your future with the next best role, I am here to help you with my 90-day transition plan. To learn more, schedule your career transition breakthrough call at www.schedulewithdrlisa.com.
May 13, 2024

Empowering Women Physicians: Leadership Strategies for Career Growth

Dr. Lisa Herbert offers a 90-day transition plan for women physicians transitioning into leadership roles. This podcast episode discusses recognizing feeling stuck, reflecting on goals and values, exploring different pathways for leadership, assessing skills and strengths, embracing change, seeking support, and embracing the non-linear journey toward leadership. If you are finally ready to take the first step to secure your future with the next best role, I'm here to help you with my 90-day transition plan. To learn more, schedule your career transition breakthrough call at www.schedulewithdrlisa.com.
May 12, 2024

Crafting Your Next Chapter: A Physician’s Guide to Career Reinvention

In this podcast episode, Dr. Lisa shares a live stream where she discusses life and career transitions for physicians. She recalls previous episodes where she explored topics like moving from clinical work to leadership roles, handling grief during transitions, and effective transition strategies. Dr. Lisa shares insights from an interview with Dr. Saria Saccocio and offers five steps to career control: self-reflection, opportunity identification, idea pitching, negotiation, and empowerment. She encourages listeners to lead with their passion and values. Navigating Life's Transitions (00:00:00) Dr. Lisa asks the audience about navigating life and career transitions, promoting her podcast "Women Physicians Lead." Recap of Podcast Episodes (00:01:05) Dr. Lisa discusses the recent episodes of "Women Physicians Lead," covering topics like career transitions, grief, and strategies for navigating transitions. Lessons from Interview with Dr. Cirillo (00:03:30) Dr. Lisa shares insights from her interview with Dr. Saria, discussing the lessons learned from her transition to a leadership role. Designing Your Career (00:06:07) Dr. Lisa emphasizes the importance of taking control of one's career, providing five steps to design and negotiate a fulfilling role. Encouragement for Career Transition (00:10:25) Dr. Lisa encourages thinking outside the box and taking control of one's career, leading with passion and values. Let's Connect! If you're navigating the choppy waters of a career transition or seeking support as you step into a leadership role, I'm here for you. Schedule a career transition discovery call with me here, and let's chart a course to your dream destination.
April 29, 2024
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Women Physicians Lead

Today women represent more than 50% of the medical school class, yet only hold 20% of the positions in the C-suite. My own journey with leadership was by trial and error. I wanted to represent the 20% but quickly realized, there was no leadership path to follow or defined curriculum to teach me the skills I needed to adjust quickly to this new role.

I struggled with balancing work and family, navigating our complex healthcare system, and trying to find my voice in leadership. After 20 years in the healthcare field with leadership roles in academia, public health, the insurance industry, and hospital administration, my mission is to help increase the number of women physicians in leadership roles by equipping them with the personal and professional development skills they need to be successful.

Women physicians are often deterred from seeking leadership roles due to the lack of organizational support for work-life integration, gender equity, racial discrimination, and equality in pay. Having women in leadership roles not only creates the pipeline for future leaders but also improves the delivery of care to the communities we serve.

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Dr. Lisa Herbert, CEO, Executive Leadership Coach

Dr. Lisa Herbert, CEO, Executive Leadership Coach

Dr. Herbert has a unique background and extensive experience of being a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health, academic medicine, and the health insurance industry. She has held roles as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Physician Advisor/Medical Director for a large hospital system, Medical Director for a six-center family planning agency and Medical Director at a local and national insurance company.

After a successful career practicing in the medical field for over 20 years, Dr. Herbert’s professional journey continued as a certified executive leadership coach. She established her company Just The Right Balance, LLC where she offers coaching, consulting, workshops and training to help physician leaders create a clearer path to success. She helps clients uncover their blind spots, enhance their leadership skills, get clarity about their vision, and balance their busy work life so they can create positive change within their organizations and have rewarding careers. As a coach, she has also been instrumental in serving as a consultant between hospitals and physicians to improve physician outcomes by strengthening the physician’s leadership and organizational effectiveness as well as improving communication between the parties.

Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Upstate University and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Mountainside Hospital. For her contribution to medicine, she received the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians which is the highest honor in her field. She was also recognized by the American Medical Association with the Physician Recognition Award and received several awards from organizations for her work providing programs and education on optimal health and wellness in her community.

Dr. Herbert has published numerous articles and is a published author in the International Conference on Physician Health 2016 Abstract Book, Increasing Joy in Medicine. She is also the Best-Selling Author of Take Back Your Life: A Working Mom’s Guide to Work-Life Balance, and Physicians Rise Up: The Guide To Evolving as a Healthcare Leader.

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