Meet Diane Shannon, your Doc-Writer-Coach-Change Agent
15 May 2020
Meet Diane Shannon
Current life (Title)
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.
Loves to talk about
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?
What are your favorite productivity tips or hacks (apps, tools, organizational methods)?
Pomodoro technique, Harvest for tracking time, QB for finance