Interview with Dr. Errin Weisman
In this episode of the PNC podcast, Dr. Errin Weisman describes how she went “from Burnout to Badass.” And she explains how she now mixes her entrepreneurial interests with serving her podcast listeners and taking care of patients.
Errin is a life coach, podcaster, and all-around badass doctor mom in southwestern Indiana. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles, and reading a great fantasy novel. Hear her on the Doctor Me First podcast. Or hang with her on Instagram for laughs and encouragement.
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What Else Can I Do?
Errin was working a typical patient care job when she realized she couldn't do that for the next 30 years. She thought it was supposed to get better over time, but it didn't. She hired a life coach. And the more coaching she received, the more clarity she had about her desires, and what could bring her fulfillment.
She developed a vision of herself as a coach. And she began charting her path from burnout to badass.
She wanted to provide medical care in a way that brought more freedom. So, she started doing telemedicine. It was wonderful. She found that telemedicine brings the flexibility she needs while delivering medical care.
Subsequently, Errin searched for other outlets for her medical skills. She discovered correctional medicine. She enjoyed “comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.” And that position allowed her to be an advocate for system change. Along the way, she charted her path from burnout to badass.
Podcasting Done Differently
She decided to produce a podcast. She wanted it to be spontaneous and uplifting. She'll interview anyone who can bring a message of value to her audience (mostly women). On her show, she follows her heart and addresses topics of interest to her audience. And she selects guests with minimal screening.
“I think this goes back to my medicine training… you just walk in the room and you don't know what you're going to get. It could be a splinter in a toe. Or it could be a total train wreck with a purple foot. You just walk in and you take what you get with what you have.”
Because of the podcast, she discovered other women who were providing weight loss coaching, parenting coaching, career coaching, and more. And she felt a desire to collaborate with them. It started with a Zoom call, and what began as a “coaching circle” became the Physician Coaching Alliance. The PCA now brings physician coaches together, while serving as a resource for clients searching for a coach.
Burnout to BadAss
Erinn has been working on creating a resource for struggling physicians. It incorporates what she has learned through her career journey, coaching education, and experiences helping physicians.
“It's helping find you where you're at. If you're feeling burned out, if you're feeling stuck, if you're feeling just disillusioned with medicine, it's an online course with weekly meetings with me. To move you from a place of burnout to total “badassery.”
Erinn believes that at our core, we all are badasses. And somewhere along the way, we let that become vanilla. Hence, she wants you to bring your spice, your spunk, and really work through that when working with her.
She advises that if you don't like colorful language, then she's not the coach for you. But otherwise, she says come hang out with her.
In the episode, Errin explains that once you can love, accept, and show compassion to yourself, then you're going to be able to do that for others. She demonstrates that there is no one right way to be a doctor.
Near the end of our conversation, Errin discussed being a panelist on Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley's NEXT Nonclinical Conference Series. She will be telling her story and speaking about coaching. And going from burnout to badass. The first of the series starts on July 10, 2020, with additional programs in September and November.
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