“When I first discovered Starla’s website and book, Remedy for Burnout: 7 Prescriptions Doctors Use to Find Meaning in Medicine, I didn’t know that I was burned out. For someone who makes her livelihood on the strength of her diagnostic skills, I was remarkably out of touch with myself. I knew that I was miserable and that I wanted out of my misery, but couldn’t find my path to love medicine again. I emailed Starla and set up a 30 minute phone consultation. In this first call, I was struck by Starla’s warmth and ability to listen and to connect. We discussed options for coaching, and I chose her VIP Weekend in Atlanta.
With the exception of flight arrangements, her staff scheduled everything including hotel accommodations, transportation from the Atlanta airport to the hotel and back, and a massage the evening of arrival, allowing me to approach our session rested and relaxed. This was good, because what followed the next day was one of the most intense and productive work days I had experienced in many years. In this full day of one on one coaching, Starla skillfully and supportively guided me through reflective analysis of the issues, listing options going forward that resonated with my values, identifying potential barriers to each, and, finally, developing concrete goals and an action plan to achieve them.
By the end of the session, I had not just hope, but a plan to implement immediately. The VIP Weekend with Starla was an investment well worth every penny. 6 months later, I am pursuing the goals we outlined, and I’m loving medicine again.”
-Julie Kovach, MD, FACC, FASE