Successful in developing leaders committed to continuous improvement resulting in better care, higher professional satisfaction, and lower organizational costs.
Expert In Gender Bias
Recognized trailblazer for innovative programs fostering gender equity and inclusivity in the workplace with a proven track record helping organizations break through bias barriers
Specializes in helping military physicians effortlessly transition into rewarding civilian careers through certified career coaching, enhancing emotional intelligence and leadership skills
MEET YOUR COACH
Dr. Linda Lawrence
Executive Coach, Leadership Development Expert and Strategic Advisor
Linda Lawrence MD, the founder of People Always Healthcare Consulting, is a certified executive coach, master facilitator, leadership development expert, and strategic advisor for executives, especially fellow physicians and healthcare leaders, who seek to overcome barriers, conquer uncertainty, and build cultures of trust and engagement in the teams they lead. A visionary, transformational leader with a high tolerance for ambiguity, Linda is a creative disruptor who collaborates to instill successful change management leadership that drives value-based high levels of staff engagement and satisfaction. Skilled in strategic planning and organizational transformation, Linda guides leaders to build cultures of trust and resilience that empower and energize staff.
She has served in executive leadership roles for over 25 years in diverse settings in the military, academia, nonprofit boards, and start-up companies. Her military career culminated in coaching the leaders of 44K staff across 75 hospitals/clinics in the strategic transformation of medical care to become a continuous learning and improving organization promoting safety and high reliability resulting in better care, higher professional satisfaction, and lower costs.
As a recognized trailblazer for innovative programs fostering gender equity and inclusivity in the workplace, Linda has a proven track record helping organizations and individuals break through bias barriers. A network builder for women, she serves as a core guide for Chief, where she facilitates groups of c-suite women in one of the fastest-growing women’s executive communities.
Linda has a BA from Wittenberg University and an MD from Temple University. She is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) through the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and a certified Career Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching. She is a value-added associate with TTI Success Insights and is a certified DiSC and Genos emotional intelligence practitioner.
She finds her own work-life harmony by spending time with her husband and their adult children traveling the world, and hiking and skiing in the Sierra Mountains.
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Linda's unique background as a physician and CEO gives her a wealth of knowledge and experience that she brings to her coaching practice. Her understanding of how health systems work and her ability to navigate complex organizational structures are invaluable assets to her clients. Linda is committed to going above and beyond to help her clients. Her ability to provide guidance, support, and accountability helps individuals to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set realistic goals, and develop actionable plans to achieve them.
Deputy Chief of Staff/Physician Executive
Linda’s coaching allowed me to make significant improvements in terms of enhancing not only my awareness but also logic related to executive management and problem solving. Her knowledge and experience of healthcare leadership was instrumental in helping me with specific issues. Together, we designed strategies to navigate through organizational and personnel challenges. What makes Linda an outstanding coach is her ability to get you to think about your problems from multiple perspectives with probing questions mixed in with leading insight. Finally, she collaboratively develops exact plans to execute on your goals and follows up on results. She is flexible, easy to work with and brings out the best within yourself. I highly recommend her.
Ryan Murphy, M.D.
I am so thankful to have received executive coaching from Dr. Linda Lawrence. She helped me to draw upon the unique strengths of my team members and build them up, while helping me to recognize my own personal strengths as a leader. She helped me to cultivate my personal leadership skills in order to navigate difficult management scenarios with success. Linda helped me to get to the root of addressing key issues and helped me to build confidence in staying the course while following through with my goals. She provided support during a professional transition and empowered me to continue to enhance my skills for continued professional success, for which I am very thankful!
Jennifer L. Dougall. Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD
Director Center for Student Wellness & Counseling Services
Professional coaching was a transformative experience both personally and professionally. It was an opportunity to discover my vision, values and to align my priorities. While there are a lot of resources that you can explore on your own, coaching provides guidance and accountability. I also had a lot of built in internal limits I had set on myself, and Dr. Lawrence helped challenge my assumptions and push me to move beyond these limitations. Since completing my coaching, I am more focused, confident and optimistic about my professional future. There is no better investment than investing in yourself!
Andrea Austin, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, CHSE
Why "People Always"
“Mission First, People Always” is a foundational military leadership philosophy. Military leadership recognizes the need of leaders to balance the needs of the people and the needs of the mission. People perform the mission and without their support and success the mission will fail. Healthcare is the same. At the center of healthcare it is about the patient relationship, ensuring delivery of safe, high quality patient care. A culture of trust is essential in the relationship – patients and the healthcare team.
Creating this balance as a leader between mission and people isn’t easy and is an art developed through many years of experience. Leaders who put their people first, invest to develop their potential and leverage strengths, empower them by removing barriers, foster gratitude and instill accountability to create organizations and teams that can overcome the toughest challenges, garner highest satisfaction of both patients and people and thrive in mission success.
Now more than ever in healthcare with all the disruption, the impact of COVID-19 and high rates of burnout it is critical to get back to basics as leaders…serving our people. Ensure we are caring for our people who care for our patients. At People Always Healthcare we bring proven methods to transform organizations and serve as your strategic advisor and executive coach to build a culture of trust and engagement. Restore the joy in medicine, create resilience, ensure safety and THRIVE.