Mentoring with a Coach Approach

August 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023


Mentoring has been proven to promote the academic and professional growth of healthcare professionals. Coaching is gaining traction as a way of promoting physician well-being and growing leadership skills. Combining the skills of mentor and coach can result in more satisfying and effective mentor-mentee relationships. This five week course introduces a framework that utilizes a “coach approach” to mentoring, with an emphasis on a reflective process that nurtures well-being. We will utilize If I Should Die Before I Live (book and companion guide) by Ken Jones to help develop this framework and apply to the mentoring relationship.

Using a “coach approach” will help you increase your impact as a mentor. You will gain skills to help integrate the coaching mindset into the mentoring process in order to help your mentees maximize their ability to problem solve and sort out what matters most in life. Course credits: CME: maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This is a highly interactive course. Registration is open to all healthcare professionals and others who work with healthcare professionals.

Category Cost
Healthcare Professional CMDA member $500
Healthcare Professional non-member $600
Non-Healthcare Professional $250
Retired $250
Missionary $100
CMDA Staff $100


Thursday, August 3, 2023              7:00 – 9:00 pm              Eastern Time

Thursday, August 10, 2023            7:00 – 9:00 pm              Eastern Time

Thursday, August 17, 2023            7:00 – 9:00 pm              Eastern Time

Thursday, August 24, 2023            7:00 – 9:00 pm              Eastern Time

Thursday, August 31, 2023            7:00 – 9:00 pm              Eastern Time

Darilyn Falck, MD FACEP is a trainer for Mentoring with a Coach Approach for the CMDA Center for Well-Being and a member of the CMDA Board of Trustees. She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Falck received her BS from the University of California at Davis and her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has served in numerous leadership roles and as medical school faculty. She has been instrumental in the creation of successful mentoring, advising and wellness programs for medical students and has been mentoring medical students since 1998. Dr. Falck has over twenty years of clinical experience and currently practices telemedicine urgent care. She is currently enrolled in an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program.

Ken Jones, PCC is a professional coach, coach trainer and trainer for Mentoring with a Coach Approach for the CMDA Center for Well-Being. In addition to 44 years of pastoral ministry, Ken has been a certified physician development coach for over ten years and is a published author. His work has been published with some of Christianpublishing’s most well-known houses, including Thomas Nelson, Fleming H. Revell and Multnomah. He is the 1994 recipient of the Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference“Christian Writer of the Year.” Ken has been a coaching trainer since 2015.

Steve Sartori, MD ACC is a certified professional physician coach, who helps doctors and other healthcare professionals optimize well-being and maximize influence. He is the former Director of the Center for Well-Being at The Christian Medical & Dental Associations. He is a member of the Institute of Coaching, International Coaching Federation, Christian Coaches Network International, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians. He received his BS from the University of Wisconsin and his MD from The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois – Rockford before serving with the National Health Service Corps in rural Kentucky. He has served as chief of staff at two hospitals, faculty member for a family medicine residency program, and chief medical officer for a community health center.

Ann Tsen, MD, PCC is an internist and Certified Physician Life and Leadership Coach with the CMDA Center for Well-Being. In addition, she is a certified coaching trainer and coordinates CMDA’s coaching training program. She serves on the advisory council for CMDA’s Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ and served as campus advisor for the local CMDA student chapter for many years, along with her physician husband. She has practiced medicine and physician coaching in a variety of settings, including domestic and international missions. She is passionate about helping healthcare professionals optimize their personal and professional well-being through her coaching, training and speaking. (Please use speaker photos currently on the website event page for the Coaching 503 course.

Misty Carter, CMDA Administrative Assistant for Center for Well-Being