Professional athletes and musicians have coaches to help them “up their games.” It follows then that vascular surgeons can benefit from coaching within the specialty.
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) will hold a webinar on surgical coaching from 6–7 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, Jan. 24. Panelists will discuss what surgical coaching is, how surgical coaching contributes to wellness, additional benefits of surgical coaching and the background of the SVS Surgical Coaching Program through a collaboration with the Academy for Surgical Coaching. Coaches will share their experience and the webinar will also include a question-and-answer period with coaches, SVS members and representatives of the Academy for Surgical Coaching.
“Even the best of the best can benefit from coaching,” said Dawn Coleman, MD, co-chair of the SVS Wellness Committee, which oversees the coaching program. “We’ve worked closely with the Academy for Surgical Coaching, which has trained a number of SVS members and vascular surgeon leaders to serve as peer surgical coaches.”
“The program offers expert advice from vascular surgeon colleagues in the field,” she said. “Our committee can’t recommend coaching highly enough to improve problem-solving and negotiating skills, feel better and take your career up a notch.”