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USACS Executive Coaching Program

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Empowering Leaders

USACS is pleased to offer to our hospital partners its Executive Coaching program. An executive coach works with high potential professionals to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, and achieve objectives – empowering leaders to find and enact their own solutions for both themselves and their organizations.

The role of an executive coach

An executive coach sometimes simply serves as a sounding board. Other times, the coach facilitates clarity and provides focus and direction in how to move forward. Executive coaching is not mental health counseling or business consulting; rather, the primary role of the coach is to unlock the potential for the client to help the executive meet his or her goals and lead clients to the best personal answers.

Benefits of coaching

Personalized coaching is excellent for developing leaders ready to take the next step in their careers, to grow in every area of their lives. Coaching provides individuals with:

  • A sounding board
  • A model for the client’s other relationships
  • Support, structure, and regular meetings
  • An integration of value-driven goals
  • Effective action and direction
  • A catalyst to prepare the individual for success in every area of their lives

Who needs a coach?

  • Executives looking to – and willing to – sharpen their skills, weigh difficult options, and make hard choices
  • Site directors working to balance the needs and demands of their constituents
  • Developing leaders determining their optimal career plans and how to execute
  • Providers on formal improvement plans who are serious about exploring ways to address and overcome performance deficiencies

USACS Executive Coach, Orion Colfer, MD, FACEP

Portrait of Orion Colfer, MD, FACEPDr. Orion Colfer earned his executive coaching certification from the prestigious University of California – Berkeley’s Executive Coaching Institute. A board-certified physician, Dr. Colfer holds several executive roles at USACS, including Director of Experience and Professional Development, Director of Continuing Medical Education, and National Director of the Center for Emergency Medicine Education. He also serves as the director of USACS’ nationally-recognized Scholars Program, for which he created much of the curriculum. He has more than 15 years of leadership and executive experience, including 10 years as a medical group vice president.

Dr. Colfer earned a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from Siena College and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Virginia, where he was chief resident.

In his 20 years of clinical experience as a physician, he has earned numerous awards for superior clinical care, teaching, and leadership.


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