DoM Coaching Pilot Program
The Department of Medicine is conducting a coaching pilot program. Coaching is designed to assist individuals to self-reflect, gain perspective, and establish accountability facilitating the achievement of personal and professional goals. The topics of coaching will be confidential and will be directed by the coachee. The coaching pilot is sponsored by Dr. Anthony Hollenberg, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and will be offered by Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Diversity, who is pursuing Coaching Certification through Columbia University.
If the applicant is selected, the first session will establish the potential purpose of coaching and the coach/coachee “fit”. As needed I will assist the individual in finding other resources/persons (e.g., other potential programs, coaches, Faculty & Staff Assistance, Therapists, etc.).
Applications are now open.
You cannot save your application once you have started it, so please prepare your answers in advance. A word version of the application is available here.
Emelia Benjamin's Background
My personal mission is to support early, mid, and senior faculty members to harness their Ikigai (your talents, what you love, and what the world needs) to advance their well-being and careers more effectively.
Having made many mistakes in my long career (see about me), I bring deep empathy and expertise regarding effective strategies diverse faculty at every career stage can pursue to advance in academic health sciences.
My ideal coachees seek to deepen self-awareness, explore blind spots, try mini-experiments, embrace a growth mindset, and practice compassion/self-compassion to achieve their goals.
My coachees appreciate my directness, humor, warmth, insights, and caring support. I seek to inspire my coachees to trust their inner wisdom and align their Ikagai to live their best life and career.
About Emelia Benjamin
I am the inaugural Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, Boston University Department of Medicine, and inaugural Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). At BUMC I co-developed and co-facilitate early-career, mid-career, women, and underrepresented racial and ethnic group longitudinal faculty development and leadership programs. In addition, I conduct career consultations and CV reviews for about 100 faculty per year and serve as a mentor on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Heart Association career development awards. I am deeply committed to assisting diverse faculty address individual and systemic challenges. For over 3 decades I have been a Boston Medical Center cardiologist, since 1988 a Framingham Study investigator, and since 1998, I have been continuously NIH funded as principal investigators (PI) or multiple PI. I am an international leader in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, with a special focus on atrial fibrillation. I have won national awards for research, education, mentoring, and diversity. For more information please link to my BU Profiles.
For more information about the DoM Coaching Pilot Program, please contact Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM email@example.com.