Episodes
Do you ever feel like you want to hide under the covers and avoid life? This is how I always used to feel in residency- and recently how I’ve been feeling since my accident. Essentially it’s this feeling of self induced isolation and disconnection, that meditation teacher Tara Brach refers to as “severed belonging”. In today’s episode I talk about…. Why we experience severed belongingHow the trauma of working in healthcare during covid likely impacted your nervous systemHow to start...
Published 09/12/22
"What if it doesn't work out? " This is a common fear I hear from so many people contemplating leaving the medical field. Making any sort of life or career change generally requires you to take a bit of a gamble- to jump, hoping that the net will catch you on the way down. In this podcast episode I share how to take the leap in your career- when there are no guarantees. I share with you.... Details of my own personal leap out of medicine.Stories of leaps that my clients have takenThe law of...
Published 09/05/22
Are you thinking about pivoting out of clinical medicine, but not sure where to start? In today’s podcast, I interview Dr. John Jurica, founder of the Physician Non-clinical Careers Podcast which has over 250 episodes about various nonclinical careers. In the show, we talk about How following his curiosity. even when it didn’t seem relevant, led him to every next step in his careerSome of the most interesting non-clinical careers he’s witnessed are from actor to advertiser to health care...
Published 08/29/22
Today we are going to talk about a very undocumented and undiscussed cause of burnout. I unpack my ideas around how putting on the mask of professionalism contributes to burnout. You will learn: what it costs to continually stifle your personality for the sake of professionalismwhy do so many of us, especially women and people have color, have imposter syndrome in the medical field?Actual scientific studies around how white lies impact our mental and physical healthWhy authenticity is the key...
Published 08/22/22
Burnout culture and toxic work environments have become the norm in healthcare. It’s gotten to a point where we don’t even recognize how toxic the expectations are because we are so used to being treated poorly. But this is clearly creating working conditions that are not sustainable for most human beings. In this episode, I talk with Diana Page, Nurse Practitioner and founder of Self Care catalysts about her experience leaving a toxic work environment and developing a personal commitment to...
Published 08/15/22
Today we’re throwing back to Oct 2018 when I was at my lowest point in residency. That period of time when I was relentlessly unhappy in my career but also felt stuck. So if you are feeling unhappy, unfulfilled and like an empty shell, this episode is going to help you feel seen, heard, and hopeful. You will learn: The 3 worst things you can do when you are feeling unhappy and unfulfilled in your careerThe benefit and beauty of a breakdown (even though it’s scary AF)A special opportunity to...
Published 08/07/22
Feeling frustrated by the lack of innovation in healthcare? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit you’ve been dying to express? Do you have ideas you want to put out in the world but ultimately feel too scared or discouraged just to get started? Entrepreneurship can feel like such a scary and risky path. That’s why I am so excited for today’s podcast convo with Dr. Marjorie Stiegler. We go deep into her back story and dive into how experimentation, boldness, and trial and error ultimately led...
Published 08/01/22
Is your life being overrun by guilt? Are you feeling guilty about taking a vacation, resigning from a job that no longer serves you, or even just taking an afternoon to yourself? In this episode, I do a deep dive into the emotion of guilt so you can better understand it. I talk about: How the healthcare system uses guilt to manipulate its workers in a very negative wayWhat guilt actually is and what is the message that it carries3 questions you can use to unpack guilt so it’s no longer...
Published 07/25/22
Do you feel disheartened by the broken medical system? You are fully not alone. The medical is absolutely broken. So many healthcare professionals I know are noticing a loss of personal autonomy and feel a lack of appreciation for the long hours and personal sacrifices they are putting in. And all the failures of the system are adding up to epic rates of moral injury. But what if you could find a way to work within a broken system… without being broken yourself? I know… I was skeptical too....
Published 07/18/22
How do you go about finding your purpose? Like…. what are the exact steps? In this  BONUS episode I am going to walk you through my exact framework for helping clients uncover their purpose.  And the best part is…. I’m making this framework available for a super accessible price point in my newest program Pathway to Purpose. In this episode I am going to talk about how enrolling in this program can help you find a career that is the right fit for YOU personally. You will learn: The three...
Published 07/14/22
Have you ever scrolled through a list of job descriptions- and felt really disheartened- because it seemed like there were no good options. Nothing really jumped out at you as a great fit. This podcast episode will show you how to stop waiting for the perfect job to come around- and actually, go out and create it yourself. Melissa La Pointe- founder of the OTs Gone Rogue podcast and community- has been a trailblazer and serial entrepreneur from the start of her career as an occupational...
Published 07/10/22
Join the FREE 3 Day "Pursue Your Purpose" Workshop Jul 11th-13th: https://coachchelsmd.com/purpose/ Have you ever been at a career crossroads and just agonizing over a decision. You're unhappy in your current situation, but you also are afraid to change it up.  You don’t want to make the wrong decision and regret it. What if you walk away from your job and you are giving up a really good thing? What if you stay in your job, and you live out this burnt out, unfulfilled, miserable life. You...
Published 07/03/22
Are you wildly frustrated with the healthcare system and its lack of emphasis on TRUE health and well-being? Did you enter medicine because you thought you could really make a difference and help people, only to slowly and painfully realize, it’s just not possible within the current system? My guest this week Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa- struggled with this exact same disappointment. After 20 years of practicing medicine in the traditional setting, trying to innovate from the inside, she finally...
Published 06/26/22
Have you ever wanted to quit your job and travel the world- but then immediately dismissed it as a pipe dream. Have you checked all the boxes of a successful career, great salary, but still feel empty inside- like something is missing? In this episode, I interview Kristin Addis, of Be My Travel Muse. She is one of the world’s TOP solo female travel bloggers and was my personal inspiration for leaving medicine to follow my dreams. In this episode you will learn: The story behind Be My Travel...
Published 06/19/22
It’s the life update you’ve been waiting for! In this week’s podcast episode I sit down and chat with you to share all the details about my recent accident. I talk about…. How I fractured my pelvis and broke my ankleThe emotional low point that I hit in the hospitalThe story behind how I sent some tweets and got a visit from the hospital COOWhat’s ahead in the next 8-12 weeks of my recovery as I learn to walk again.If you want to donate to #HelpChelseaWalkAgain I would absolutely love your...
Published 06/13/22
Is your day job supposed to be your purpose? Are you supposed to have this one thing that you love so much (and are so good at) that you make your living from it? Should that be the goal? Do you ever see quotes on Instagram that say things like “Make your career your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life”? Do you get frustrated by the idea that you are supposed to be living out your purpose, but you can’t seem to figure out what that is? In today’s podcast episode I am going to be...
Published 05/30/22
It’s a hard truth, but our brains tend to get in the way of our success and happiness. Most of us have these unhelpful loops of thought that play over and over again in our mind. Thoughts like “I’m so stressed out. I’m so overwhelmed.” These thoughts can actually create an unwanted identity and shape our behavior in ways that don’t serve us.  In this podcast episode, with the help of Dr. Megan Melo,  a certified life coach, and host of the podcast “Ending Physician Overwhelm”  we take an...
Published 05/22/22
Do you feel like you are hitting a wall with your career transition? Are you trying to pivot out of clinical medicine but are at a bit of a standstill. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the number of alternative career choices and don’t know where to start. Maybe you just don’t have the time or energy to deal with the logistics of making a career change when you have a full time job. In this episode I share with you 3 types of overwhelm you may be experiencing when it comes to making a career...
Published 05/15/22
 As a healthcare worker, have you ever made a mistake and literally wanted to die, or at least run away and hide?  Do you have this vision in your head of what the ideal doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant, is supposed to be like?  This infallible, all knowing being who never gets sick and never gets a diagnosis or treatment plan wrong? Do you feel like, when you have your white coat or your scrubs on that you are not allowed to be a human? In medicine there is SO much pressure...
Published 05/08/22
Are you feeling unhappy in your clinical job but also don’t have the time or energy to figure out what’s next? Often times the demands of clinical medicine require us to work so many hours that we don’t really have a moment to stop, breathe and do the soul searching required to figure out next career steps. In this weeks episode. Dr. Andrew Tisser, offers a practical solution to this dilemma. He discusses how you can use the art of negotiation to buy down your clinical hours, maintain your...
Published 05/01/22
Are you so focused on appearing successful to other people that you ignore your own needs? Are you more worried about what your life looks like on the outside than what it feels like on the inside? My guest this week, Karen Calcaño CT Surgical PA, Blogger, and Coach, shines an honest light on the lie we are fed about “work-life balance” and the REALITIES of living out work-life integration. In this episode you will learn: Karen’s decompensation in the CV ICU made her re-evaluate her life.How...
Published 04/24/22
Have you ever achieved EXACTLY what you thought you wanted, but then experienced this sense of profound emptiness.  Do you feel like you are caught in this vicious cycle where you are constantly chasing the next goal or the next achievement... but it never feels like it's enough? In this episode you are going to learn: WHY chasing all your achievements and accolades is actually making you feel EMPTIER and LESS FULFILLEDThe actual metric you need to use when you are setting goalsThe key...
Published 04/17/22
Do you feel like your expectations of medicine don’t line up with the reality of what it’s become? Are you disillusioned with the medical field in general?  Many of us started working in healthcare with idealistic hearts and high hopes of helping people, but the inefficiencies and barriers in the current medical system can cause burnout among even the most dedicated clinicians. My guest Dr. Una, best selling author of the Entre MD method and founder of Entre MD, has a solution for us. In...
Published 04/10/22
Are you struggling with indecision? In my experience- the indecision phase happens when you are unhappy in your career, but don't know what to do about it. Your mind keeps swirling around in a constant back and forth trying to weigh the pros and cons of the different options. You are over thinking and overanalyzing without making any real forward progress. Going through that mental battle is painful, exhausting and keeps you stuck. Today in this solo episode I unpack what is at the root of...
Published 04/03/22
Have you struggled with answering that question- what do I want? Are you drawing a complete blank?  Stuck on "I don't know..." You are not alone in this. Answering the question "what do I want?" is soooo challenging for so many of us, and in this BONUS episode I discuss WHY. In the episode I share: How most of us suppress our true desires in favor of what we "should" be doingThe consequences of continuously ignoring and suppressing our desires over time.Powerful questions you can ask...
Published 03/30/22