Meet Diane Shannon

Current life (Title)

Doc-Writer-Coach-Change Agent

 

Tell us about your business/occupation & how you ended up where you are today. 

I loved caring for patients as a primary care physician. I chose to leave for self-preservation and applied my clinical and public health knowledge working as a health care writer. As a certified coach, I now help physicians and leaders navigate personal and professional transitions and create more satisfying lives.

 

Superpower

Compassionate Listening

 

Loves to talk about

Personal growth

 

Pet Peeve

Not seeing: system problems drive burnout

 

Wants to help you with

Work-life balance, life transitions, work transitions, finding an awesome life

 

Describe your typical workday?

A combination of self care, writing, and coaching.

 

What is the biggest challenge you face in your business/job & how do you overcome it?

Distracted, less than productive time, which I overcome with small deadlines and the pomodoro technique

 

How do you keep yourself motivated?

My cadre of coach colleagues, they are amazing!

 

"Go to" quote or mantra?

"Having time does not equal having capacity"

 

What inspires you?

Others' Aha moments

 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Keep your focus on today

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Whichever path you take, it will be amazing

 

What are your "go to" business books?

So many!

 

What are your favorite productivity tips or hacks (apps, tools, organizational methods)?

Pomodoro technique, Harvest for tracking time, QB for finance

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