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.



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