Episodes
Have you ever felt your mind racing non-stop about why you're unhappy at work and what you can do to change it?One of my clients called this the "mind tornado," and it's SO real.You stay up late at night searching Google for career options while plotting your escape from your current job.So how do you stop this mental torture and actually figure out what's next?In this episode, I break down 3 practical steps to calm that storm and get you moving forward.I talk you through:mental and somatic s...
Published 05/21/24
Published 05/21/24
Are you chained to the idea of not wasting your expensive medical degree?Imagine feeling liberated from the pressure to use your medical education in traditional, constrictive ways.In this episode, we explore why finding fulfillment in your career might mean stepping away from clinical practice and redefining what success means to you.Don’t let your degree define your future!If you're tired of ticking boxes and ready to craft a career that brings you joy and fulfillment every day, this episod...
Published 05/14/24
Are you feeling burnt out and struggling to muster the energy to even meet basic needs?Feeling like you're just treading water in your career, drained by the demands yet unable to pinpoint why?Many in our field experience chronic burnout, often without recognizing the subtle signs until it's overwhelming.Join us in this energetic episode, where we sit down with Carol Jean Whittington, a late-identified autistic ADHD adult who suffered from chronic burnout for nearly 40 years. Now she speciali...
Published 05/09/24
Do you feel stuck when trying to figure out your next career steps?You don’t want to make the “wrong choice” (again)and end up wasting another 10+ yearsand $100,000 going down the “wrong path”.But then you feel so worried about making the wrong choicethat you end up paralyzeddoing nothing and remaining stuck in your current career switch.In this episode, I break down why you don’t have to be scared of making the wrong moveand how you can experiment with different career options with very mini...
Published 05/07/24
Have you ever thought about making a change in your career, only to be paralyzed by fear?Questions like,What if I fail?What if I'm not good enough?What if I can’t make enough money in my next career?The fear of the unknown can be paralyzing.Back in residency, I was considering making a change, and that terrified me.I was filled with fear of the unknown.I had this huge list of what-ifs.But I realized,This huge list of fears could have kept me stuck forever.In this episode, I am going to share ...
Published 04/30/24
Did you grow up hearing clichés like "Nobody likes their job" or "Work is just supposed to suck"? From a young age, we are conditioned to believe that adulthood means doing things you don’t want to do.But does that have to be true?In this episode, I interview Paul Millerd, thought leader and author of "The Pathless Path,”. He left a career in strategy consulting to find a life of joy and creativity outside the conventional ladder of achievement.In this episode, we explore what happens when yo...
Published 04/25/24
Ever found yourself daydreaming about ditching your job to travel and visit and these exotic places around the world?I was fully immersed in this fantasy.But then the reality of all my responsibilities would hit me.I've got over $100,000 in student loans.I've got a dog.And I would think, ugh, I can't just quit my job to go gallivanting around the world.Maybe YOU are dealing with this right now too.You're unhappy in your career,but you can't just quit your job and travel the world.You have too...
Published 04/23/24
Do you struggle with this frenetic pace of clinical medicine? Feeling like your day is just rushing from exam room to exam room every 15 minutes? Do you dream of practicing medicine at a slower pace? Of having time to address lifestyle and wellness topics instead of just prescribing medications? Of developing deep and meaningful relationships with your patients? In today's episode, our guest, Dr. Gay Purcell, shares her inspiring journey of converting her bustling private practice to a...
Published 04/19/24
Are you one of those independent people? You are that person who takes care of it all and never has to ask for help. The person who just has it together. I used to be like that. The lone wolf. Trying to do everything myself. Until being so independent, essentially caused my entire life to fall apart In this episode of Hot Take Tuesdays, I'm talking about the dangers of being so independent. and how you can start to open yourself up to being supported by other people. If you are someone...
Published 04/16/24
Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a cycle of living paycheck to paycheck? No matter how much you earn.. It's like the money flows in, but before you know it, it's gone. Leaving you feeling financially insecure and reliant on that steady paycheck. But what if I told you there's a way to break free from that cycle and live life on your own terms? That's exactly what I discovered in my conversation with Dr. Latifat, Money Coach for Women Physicians. She went from living paycheck to...
Published 04/11/24
Ever found yourself in a job that drains your spirit just for the sake of financial security? As healthcare professionals, we've all faced the temptation of a high-paying role that sacrifices our happiness. In today’s Hot Take Tuesdays, we dive deep into the concept of the "prostitute archetype”. Think about what your choices are really costing you. Consider what matters more to you: The safety of a regular paycheck or the possibilities in following your passion and trusting in what the...
Published 04/09/24
This week I celebrated one year of being alcohol free. To start my sober life, I had to follow my gut feeling and choose not to drink, even though our society often revolves around alcohol. This has probably been my biggest challenge in authenticity to this day. And that's what I want to talk about on this episode. How do you find and follow your authentic path, especially when it's different and no one else seems to be on it? Is it really worth it to be true to yourself if it's hard and...
Published 04/04/24
“I love my job but…… the hours are brutal, I hate dealing with insurance companies, the 15 min patient visits are way too rushed.” If you are feeling unsatisfied in your career, you probably have a similar list of complaints. And while you are completely justified in complaining about your current situation… I’m sure you’ve noticed that complaining doesn’t get you very far. One of my fav spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle says "When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the...
Published 04/02/24
Have you ever dreamed of cutting your work hours, going part-time or maybe even taking a nice dreamy sabbatical- but then start feeling panicked by the money. You wish you could just win the lottery so you didn’t have to worry about money- because the reality is- with your current lifestyle, you need almost every single penny of your income just to make ends meet. The cost of living is draining your bank account. The cost of working is draining your soul. It feels like you can’t win- and...
Published 03/28/24
Are you feeling trapped by your hefty student loans, unsure of how to pursue a career change while still managing your debt? In today’s episode, I shared my journey of breaking free from the weight of student loans so I could leave residency. Tune in to see my secret for living my most authentic life, even with student loan debt. Book your FREE Career Clarity Call: Ready to create a life of freedom and fulfillment? Let's connect to see how I can help you! Click here to book your FREE 30...
Published 03/26/24
You're doing all the right things but still feeling that disconnect between your values and the reality of medical practice? Do you sense a gap between what you envision medicine to be and what it truly is in its current state? In this episode, I interview Dr. Taylor Nichols, EM and addiction medicine physician to talk about some of the existential questions facing medical professionals today. Namely- how to navigate when your expectations and your idealistic desires to help people- don’t...
Published 03/21/24
 Feeling torn about your next career step? Wondering if going back to school for another degree is the answer? Join me as I share my hot take on the higher education system. It's 2024, and the job market is evolving. In this episode you’ll discover why degrees are not always the answer; the trend for hiring that is on the rise; and the strategy that will save you time and money as you explore alternative paths to career fulfillment. This episode will you give you practical tips for...
Published 03/19/24
Have you ever felt disappointed with how the healthcare system works? You went into medicine to help people, but it doesn’t feel like you are making the difference you wanted to. Our guest today, Dr. Katie Deming, knows exactly what that feels like. She worked for 16 years as a radiation oncologist and in healthcare leadership. From the outside, it looked like she had it all - money, respect, and love from patients and other doctors. But inside, she had this feeling that she was meant for...
Published 03/14/24
What if all the things you are doing to try and figure out your career direction… are actually moving you FURTHER away from the clarity you seek? You are spending your time scrolling through Google. Reading and re-reading the same uninspiring lists of “alternative careers for healthcare professionals”. asking other clinicians and coaches…. “what are my options” but you still feel like you are spinning your wheels and not making much progress. Why? What’s going on here? In this episode,...
Published 03/06/24
Do you ever find yourself commiserating about how burned out or sleep deprived you are? Sometimes we aren’t just commiserating… we are actually competing. To see who slept the least and who worked the most. We wear our burn out like it’s a badge of honor. But does it have to be this way? Do we HAVE to keep sacrificing our health and happiness to be of service to others? In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Bryce Bowers, host of the Badge of Burnout podcast and substack to answer that...
Published 02/29/24
We've made it to the end of our "Diagnose Your Career Unhappiness" series. Through out the series, we dived deep to really understand the root causes of career unhappiness. Understanding the "why" is crucial, but comes after that? Listen to this episode and I will tell you what to do next. ENROLL NOW in PATHWAY to PURPOSE (starts March 12th) https://coachchelsmd.com/pathwaytopurpose/ Book your FREE Career Clarity Call: Ready to create a life of freedom and fulfillment? Let's connect to see...
Published 02/23/24
Day 8 of the Diagnose Your Career Unhappiness Podcast Series. Through this series, we will pinpoint exactly WHY you are unhappy in your career, so you can figure out your next steps. Do you ever feel like you are helping people but don’t feel like you are adding value to the world? In this episode, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of contribution misalignment and how it can be one of the reasons why you are unhappy with your career. ENROLL NOW in PATHWAY to PURPOSE (starts March...
Published 02/22/24
Day 7 of the Diagnose Your Career Unhappiness Podcast Series. Through this series, we will pinpoint exactly WHY you are unhappy in your career, so you can figure out your next steps. In this episode, we will discuss the second reason for your career dissatisfaction: misaligned strengths. We will uncover the signs and symptoms in order for you to identify if your strengths are aligned with your current career path. ENROLL NOW in PATHWAY to PURPOSE (starts March...
Published 02/21/24
Day 6 of the Diagnose Your Career Unhappiness Podcast Series. Through this series, we will pinpoint exactly WHY you are unhappy in your career, so you can figure out your next steps. Ever wonder why some days at work leave you feeling like you've been punched in the gut? Or why, despite giving it your all, you come home feeling like something's just not right? In this episode, we delve deeply into the significance of aligning values to find happiness in your career. You will identify...
Published 02/20/24