Faculty and Provider Coaching

Coaching for Vitality, Engagement, and Well-being . . . reconnect to your purpose and passion

What is Coaching?

  • Coaching is the process of inquiry, accountability, and encouragement in a safe environment, free of any judgment.
  • Coachee is the expert in what he/she needs to better thrive in personal and/or work environment.
  • Coach helps the coachee develop a roadmap and strategies to remove potential roadblocks to move towards the desired goal.
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as: Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential
  • All coaching engagements and discussions are completely confidential.

Why Coaching?

What Coaching Is NOT

  • Therapy
  • Mentoring
  • Advising
  • Remedial training

What Would a Coaching Engagement Look Like?

You would participate in a six-month engagement with 12 sessions every other week, each being one-hour long.

Customized Topics to Meet Your Needs and Interests

Potential topics include:

  • Career development decisions
  • Conflict management
  • Career legacy planning
  • Values clarification
  • Resilience


The Department of Pediatrics internal coaching program is for DOP faculty and providers. We understand there is likely to be interest from other Departments in coaching and encourage those interested to contact Jenny Reese.

Meet Our Coaches

Jennifer Barker, MD

Jennifer Barker

Professor of Pediatrics
COMPASS Guide, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine

My Coaching Philosophy

  • I am passionate about helping health care providers and leaders tap into their inner purpose, strength, and wisdom to find a path to meaningful work, engagement, and deep connection to team, patients, and community.
  • I believe that we have the strength and wisdom within ourselves to seek help and solve our problems. My coaching philosophy is to help people tap into their strength and wisdom to identify their values and goals and explore the internal factors holding them back from achieving these goals.
  • I am particularly interested in helping people identify their purpose in their role in the Department of Pediatrics, navigate career transitions and challenging life experiences, and optimize work life integration.

Coaching availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as well as the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Kevin Carney, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

My Coaching Philosophy

  • Like many clinicians who find themselves in leadership positions, I learned the hard way that leaders aren’t born but developed. Leadership is a skill like any other that requires practice, self-reflection, and humility in order to be as effective as possible.
  • I have a special focus on working with engaged, curious individuals and teams to support their leadership development. I’m committed to helping others become the most effective leaders they can be for the benefit of their patients, their team members, and so they may have a fulfilling and sustainable career.
  • Specific coaching topics may include (but are not limited to): communication skills, influence, leading change, conflict management, team dynamics, time management, giving feedback, work/life balance, developing a vision, and many more!
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach.

Coaching availability: Hours are flexible Monday-Friday

Robin Deterding, MD

Robin DeterdingProfessor of Pediatrics
Director of Breathing Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado
Chair, Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director, Children's Colorado Innovation Center

My Coaching Philosophy

Each person’s unique journey creates powerful abilities, insights, and beliefs that we bring to our work, relationships, and leadership. These events can empower us and sometimes create barriers. Extraordinary results can be achieved by bringing your experiences to coaching and focusing on self-discovery, solutions and your action plan.  

My passion is unleashing potential in motivated executive leaders, faculty, and teams. Specific areas of focus include enhancing performance, overcoming gender-based biases, dispelling limiting beliefs, communicating with meaning, finding your “why”, inspiring meaning in you and your teams, leading through change and complexity, aligning with opportunity, finding strength through authenticity and difference, envisioning the future, adopting leadership models, optimizing team dynamics, and interviewing for success.

I am a Certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching pursing International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certification.

Coaching availability: Tuesdays, Thursday afternoons, and Fridays as well as weekend or early evening times during the week.

Jamie Feinstein, MD, MPH

Jamie FeinsteinAssociate Professor of Pediatrics, General Academic Pediatrics
Clinical Research Director, Section of General Academic Pediatrics
Co-Director, CCTSI Clinical Faculty Scholars Program
Core Faculty, ACCORDS SCORE Clinical Outcomes Research Fellowship
Pediatric Director, Children’s Hospital Colorado Epidermolysis Bullosa Program

My Coaching Philosophy

Have you ever let perfection stand in the way of progress? Maybe felt like an imposter in your current role? On many occasions, I have.

What if I told you that you can trade perfection for peace without giving up on your goals? As one example, my own coach helped me identify limiting all-or-nothing thinking and learn how to ask, “What else could be true?”

With this in mind, I am committed to being a partner for your own journey of personal and professional growth.

I love working with engaged, curious individuals to creatively support their development as clinical and research leaders who can say “I’m capable…I trust myself…I can.”

Coaching topics could include clarifying values, developing a vision, enhancing communication skills, honing leadership skills, balancing work and life, among others…If you would like to talk, I promise you will have my full attention.

Coaching availability: Tuesdays and Friday mornings

Adam B. Hill, MD

Adam HillHuman Being/Husband/Father
Section Head of Pediatric Palliative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Tanner and Ellie Seebaum Endowed Chair of Pediatric Palliative Medicine

My Coaching Philosophy

  • As an executive coach, I hope to create safe spaces for you to explore your own story and for us to work on developing your own perspectives of lifelong growth.
  • I may be the right coach if you..
    • hope to learn how to navigate the emotional complexity of this work
    • want to develop skills surrounding self-awareness, self-compassion, gratitude and setting healthy boundaries.
    • wish to develop a manner of living (while working in medicine) with your other human titles first!
    • hope to learn from vulnerability, and how to embrace imperfection.
    • willing to work on your own roadmap of growth, one day at a time.

    Coaching availability: Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm and Fridays 1:30-4:30pm

Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE

Tai LockspeiserProfessor of Pediatrics, General Academic Pediatrics
Assistant Dean of Medical Education – Assessment, Evaluation and Outcomes, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jones Family Endowed Professor of Medical Education

My Coaching Philosophy

  • I am a deeply connected person who commits myself fully to the people that matter to me both at home and at work. I thrive when I can play a safe and supporting role in the stories of others.
  • My own story in academic medicine is one full of people pleasing, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome. It has taken me time to learn that I am enough just for who I am and not solely based on what I accomplish. Coaching has been essential for me in my growth in this story, and I now strive to bring my whole self to coaching others through their story.
  • With a sense of wonder and appreciation of the beauty in imperfection, I will support you in your journey to embrace who you are and what you bring to this world, recognizing the unlimited possibilities for fulfillment and wholeness.

Coaching availability: Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Jenny Reese, MD

reeseAssociate Vice Chair for Faculty Well-Being and Resilience Medical, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Provider Well-being, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Director of Faculty Well-being, Department of Pediatrics
Professor and Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 
Department of Pediatrics

My Coaching Philosophy

  • My core values include connecting with and helping others, and I bring these values to my coaching practice. I provide a safe, confidential, supportive environment for clients to express themselves, and pursue how to be the best version of themselves in all life domains.
  • I am passionate about helping people find joy in their work and connect with what brings them meaning and purpose.
  • I use a variety of tools and practices to allow people to identify their own core values, assess their work life integration,  and clarify how and where they want to focus their time and energy. Coaching is one of the most gratifying aspects of my work and I thoroughly enjoy sharing this experience with others.

Coaching Availability: Hours are flexible

Andy Sirotnak, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Child Abuse and Neglect

My Coaching Philosophy

  • I believe personal growth happens when we have the courage to be vulnerable and innovative. Sustaining mutually supportive, trusting relationships with others takes effort. Seeking guidance is a truly a strength and is never a weakness. This is one of the reasons why I became a coach - to support others and to inspire the realization that we all have the inherent potential for success and fulfillment.
  • My coaching approach is strengths based, client centered and holds to my personal values of authenticity, empathy, humility and service. I have been growing a coaching toolkit with exercises for clients to help identify core values, guide self-reflection, find meaning, and use inquiry in partnership with you to get unstuck and empower change. I value powerful and thought-provoking questions  that challenge our personal assumptions and can inspire growth.  We will stay curious and we will learn together on the shared coaching journey.
  • I offer coaching to individuals and groups to support conflict management, communication with meaning, personal empowerment, career path development and fulfilment, and I have developed a special focus on navigating career transition and legacy planning.

Coaching availability: Hours are flexible Monday-Friday except for Wednesday mornings

Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD, MSCS, FAAP, NASPGHAN-F

Christine Waasdorp HurtadoProfessor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Executive Faculty Director – Colorado Springs DOP Faculty

My Coaching Philosophy

  • I find joy and professional fulfillment by helping faculty experience personal and professional success.
  • I may be the right coach for you if...
    • You feel your career is unmoored and you have not realized your full potential.
    • You have considered developing a personal map to success.
    • You are struggling to determine your next steps.
  • I will collaborate with and empower you to develop your own vision and mission providing you with a map to realize success and resilience.
  • I will apply my coaching training to help address career development, wellbeing, and resilience. With care, curiosity, and shared commitment my lighthearted presence will support your journey and together we can create the ripples of change. As each faculty members finds their path, we improve our culture and community.

Coaching availability: Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays, and Fridays

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