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On Energy and Finding the Right Matches in Love, Work and Business

By Dr. Gaby Cora

You like the guy or you like the girl. You want the job or you want the partnership. You focus on getting it, you work hard on it, and nothing happens. You bring all your energy to get what you want and yet, it feels like you are talking to a wall.

Why is this?

Often times, this is a mismatch in alignment: whenever one person or party brings in plenty of energy and it seems like there is a mismatch on the other side, this is usually true. There is a disconnect in the shared energy, vibration, or interaction.

When everything is aligned, conversations flow, relationships flourish and opportunities grow for all.

How can you become aware of this match—or mismatch—without spending too much of your precious time, energy and dedication?

  1. Self-Check: Take measure of your level of excitement. Is it high? Does it reciprocate? If yes, continue to move ahead and establish an ongoing interaction that should continue to feel good to both parties. If it does not reciprocate, step back and see if there is any attempt made to reach you. It is tough to let go but make sure you are not devoting too much of your energy when there is little effort on the other end. By focusing on this one opportunity, you’ll lose perspective of other opportunities that may also be right in front of you and that may be a better fit.
  2. Learn more about yourself and how you affect others: You can help raise your partner’s energy and your work/business energy with your own if your energy is high, just as much as you can bring everybody’s energy down if your’s is low. Sometimes, when there seems to be apathy, the only way to bring the energy level a notch higher is by creating some movement or flow, which may end up in an argument or discussion. Even if many people hate to argue, arguing generates a higher level of energy than flat energy or mood. The next step is to create ways of finding consensus and focus on growing together.
  3. Match Your Energy: Have you ever wondered why you could never be friends with a bully? If you love people and the best of them, you will not be able to be around people who take pleasure from harming others. If your energy is high, you will only align with similar energy environments and you will not align with people, places or jobs with lower energy vibrations.
  4. How about Rhythms? Have you ever felt that you are ahead of your time? It can be very frustrating to have great ideas that others don’t seem to get or appreciate, only to see those ideas flourish months or years later by others’ initiative! Find your own rhythm and see how you can match it with the outside world: if you go too fast, others won’t get you. If you go too slow, you will be left behind.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor and Coach – Outcomes or Trust?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

I was in shock when I first heard there were studies suggesting a physician only needed four minutes to make an impression, generate rapport, conduct a medical history assessment, and give recommendations to their patient. The bigger problem was that I was listening to a professor give this convincing speech to a group of physician executives and hospital administrators during an MBA/MHA program. I voiced my disagreement and gave reasons behind my position. Other physicians in the room agreed with me. The professor didn’t bring any resistance to my points. This is what is currently being taught to practicing physicians these days. And, sadly, this is the reality of many physicians—and patients—in the current healthcare system: a four-minute meeting.

While we certainly want to base our recommendations on evidence-based medicine and patient outcome, what is the role trust plays in establishing our connection and offering our services to patients? Watch this video where I describe the challenges of basing our relationship solely on outcomes rather than on trust.

This topic will be discussed in more depth at the upcoming Wellness Doctor and Coach Certification Program starting in July. Sign up at http://www.WellnessDoctorandCoach.com

 

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor and Coach – The Art of Integration

By Dr. Gaby Cora 

In medical school we learned through basic science first followed by clinical knowledge and then clinical practice. The more we practiced the better we integrated our knowledge with experience. When I attended my MBA studies for seasoned healthcare executives, I was surprised to experience a very similar model without integrated applications. I gave feedback to the program and suggested additional classes where we would be able to apply everything we learned while discussing a single case. I was later invited to become a guest lecturer at the same MBA program and took an integrative approach when teaching the class: Issues in Healthcare Administration.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Why Sign Up?

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Branding or Celebrity?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Branding or celebrity?

How about both?

Branding was a word frowned upon by the medical profession for years. Celebrity is a word left for Hollywood actors. What’s my take on it? To this day, many doctors and the organizations that represent us don’t understand that whether or not we define our identity and share it with the world proactively, we are still going to be perceived a certain way by the public at large. Those who look beyond this have a competitive advantage. Fast forward: prominent hospitals make people praise them by only mentioning the hospital name and their physicians with a stellar presence in the news media, in order to become household names.

What is medical branding, what is the difference with being a celebrity doctor and how can you, as a physician, build your own branding while building your celebrity status?

This Branding or Celebrity? Mini-Video Seminar will give you a glimpse of what is to come in my upcoming Wellness Doctor and Coach™ Certification program for physicians in Miami starting in July. By the way, if you sign up by May 31st you’ll receive the month of June for free. To read what the program offers and to sign up, go to: http://www.WellnessDoctorandCoach.com Physicians only, please.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Writing and Publishing

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

I was recently invited as a keynote speaker at an upcoming event, Healthy Employers Awards after the organizer, a publisher from a business magazine read—and loved—my book: ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. She thought my book was spot on and wished she had read it years ago. This opportunity will bring me in front of over 200 executives and employers, which is exactly the group that I offer my services to.

Was this just coincidence? Was it just by chance?

It took me several years—and I’m still learning—to translate a science and evidence-based message to a message for the public at large. As physicians, scientists, and researchers, most of us strive to be clear, accurate, and precise. The public expects us to be knowledgeable, experienced, and credible. The big question is, what can we do to master the art of communications to reach our audience in a way that we stay aligned with medicine and in a way that we can make it a lot easier for everyone to understand?

Our verbal message translates into written form. While we write articles and scholarly book chapters and books, our message to the public includes being quoted by major media, writing blogs, or sharing tips on Twitter, Facebook, and more.

This Writing and Publishing Mini-Video-Seminar will give you a glimpse of what is to come in my upcoming Wellness Doctor and Coach Certification program for physicians in Miami in July. To read what the program offers and to sign up, go to: http://www.WellnessDoctorandCoach.com Physicians only, please.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Television and Media

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Fresh from the news: I am proud to announce I have been invited to join the cast of A Lifetime Health & Wellness Makeover on Balancing Act, Lifetime Television. I have been an expert guest on Balancing Act before and there was a need for my contribution in the reality Makeover show.

Why is our visibility important? What is the difference between introducing ourselves as an expert versus having a credible source introduce us as the expert in a certain area?

Medical doctors are well-positioned to be introduced as experts across medical specialties. The public at large appreciates our long hours of education, training and dedication, placing their credibility and trust on us. And yet, we sometimes fail to be as effective communicators as we could be to reach a wider audience and help them feel like we are having a private conversation, as we are focused on helping them ease their pain, better understand their underlying condition, or just becoming more fit and healthy.

This Television and Media Mini-Video-Seminar will give you a glimpse of what is to come in my upcoming Wellness Doctor and Coach Certification program for physicians in Miami in July. To read what the program offers and to sign up, go to: http://www.WellnessDoctorandCoach.com Physicians only, please.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Consulting

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

My first consulting opportunities with non-profits originated while I was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health seventeen years ago. Doors opened wide and the opportunity to volunteer for my professional association and patient advocacy groups gave me an excellent foundation to serve, as well as to better understand the needs of large groups and the best ways to provide for them. Early in my career, I was honored to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association, a professional association of almost 40,000 members. I was only thirty years old at the time, sitting around a conference group of professionals and mentors twice my age and decades more experience. I was privy to delicate issues in my profession, political matters that affected the delivery of care, and the opportunity to develop leadership skills—and practice with the patience of my senior mentors.

After the NIH, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry, further providing a practical MBA experience. This is where I learned health and medicine-related projects needed a well-grounded return on investment. This experience was followed by consulting opportunities with for-profit groups.

It wasn’t until just a few years ago, though, that I heard a simple concept that changed the way I conducted business. This simple concept completely changed my mindset and spearheaded my career to a new level.

This video serves as an introduction to a Consulting Mini-Video Seminar to give you a glimpse of what is to come in my upcoming Wellness Doctor and Coach Certification Program for physicians in Miami in July. Send me a private message to request the link to the video by clicking here. Physicians only, please.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Speaking

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

For years, I had been speaking at scientific meetings, educating specialists and training colleagues for speaking and media training when I was invited to speak to a group of business people. About ten years ago I delivered a speech on managing stress and crises with scientific-precision, discussing facts, and suggesting effective strategies to overcome challenges. Toward the end of my talk, an attendee said: “You have taught us so much about performing and producing on a high level and how to manage our stress at the same time but I’m curious, how did you do this to be where you are today?”

I was surprised at this question. As a psychiatrist I had been trained to focus on what my patient needed during therapy and to avoid revealing anything personal unless it was absolutely necessary to help advance my patient through role modeling. I rarely did this—if at all—always bringing such question back to them. This situation was different, though. While all intrigued eyes fixed on mine, I shared my story, bringing my talk to an amazing level I had never achieved before.

Speaking from the heart—and not from the head or from science alone—was one of the major challenges I encountered in my speaking career. Learning this additional skill allowed me to become a much better communicator with the public at large during interviews with journalists for major media—New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Health magazines and more—as well as national television—FOX, CNN, Lifetime, and Spanish networks. In addition, mastering this skill has been key to being invited as a keynote speaker for a wide range of industries, including non-medical businesses and international associations. I have served as president of the Florida chapter of the National Speakers Association this year, putting together a stellar program for speakers to develop their speaking skills and the business of speaking at the highest level.

This video serves as an introduction to a mini-video seminar to give you a glimpse of what is to come in my upcoming Wellness Doctor and Coach Certification Program for physicians, which will be held in Miami this July. Send me a private message to request the link to the video by clicking here.

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Physicians Only! Wellness Doctor & Coach – Coaching

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