I’m known as the Heart-Centred Doctor, a Melbourne-based rehabilitation medicine and pain physician with 15 years of clinical experience, and an expert in resilience and burnout.
After being hit by a car in 2008, I was told I would never walk or practice medicine again. I spent years as a patient in hospitals and rehab facilities in Australia and US in an attempt to regain some of the capabilities that were torn away from me. Little did I know I was going to get a whole lot more than I had bargained for. After an intensive three-year recovery process, I walked again. Today, I shares my experience with others.
Emerging from such a dark period in my life inspired me to start a coaching business to address the unspoken toll that doctors bear when they don’t find the support they need. As a internationally certified high-performance leadership mentor and mindset coach for doctors, I now run programs helping extraordinary doctors transform their lives, moving from burnout to freedom and achieving impossible goals.
Being able to speak from my own unique life experiences gives my presentations a deeply authentic feel, and my warm approach has made me a sought-after speaker and online educator. I’m the author of The Heart-Centred Doctor, which features a foreword from one of my mentors, Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. I also collaborated with Jack Canfield on Soul of Success Vol. 3, which I won the Best Sellers Quilly Award from The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors in Hollywood for recognition of my authorship and thought leadership.
As an award winning founder and CEO of The Heart-Centred Method Institute, my vision is for my company to be the leading global coaching and education company for physicians, so that they can be well-rounded, heart-centred doctors.
I’ve been featured in and written for Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, International Business Times Singapore, and Australian Business Journal. My media appearances include Sky News, Studio 10 and Ticker TV, and I regularly speak at industry-leading events including Australasian New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and Faculty of Pain Medicine, on topics such as physician burnout and how mindfulness and self-compassion can transform chronic pain.