this discussion is based on the following lecture

Mindset: How NOT to Let Job titles Define You

Lecture was delivered by Professor Lawrence Pfaff, as a part of our “Even Doctors Need ife Lessons” Series
Prof Lawrence Pfaff speaks about career mindset: how not to let your prior job titles define you & optimizing your assets.

The Panel Discussion

Note: this discussion panel was streamed live, into our Youtube channel and the doctors-only Facebook group. See host & panelist bios below.


Dr. Amelia L. Bueche


Dr. Amelia L. Bueche is a specialist in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, nurturing health and empowering patients to realize their amazing inherent capacity. Dr. Bueche founded This Osteopathic Life to expand the understanding and application of osteopathic philosophy beyond the clinical setting, ultimately serving as guiding principles for a cultural revolution grounded in love and humanity.  Dr Bueche is a leader of coaches and a coach of leaders, serving as Chair of Coaching for AMWA IGNITE and is the founder of Coaching For Institutions – Bringing Health to Medicine. She specializes in design and facilitation of coaching programs for physicians at all stages of education, training and practice, helping them unleash their inner potential to develop immunity to burnout and find success in any situation.


This Episode's

Mrinalini Garv, MD

Dr. Mrinalini Garv


Dr. Mrinalini Garv is America’s only career coach for South Asian professional women. A bestselling author, multiple time career changer, she has worked as a physician, leadership coach and business professor in world renowned organizations. Having had to maneuver her career success without a mentor that looks like her or had experiences similer to hers, Dr. Garv has become that mentor to SA professionals to help them master their career so they can achieve the ultimate success they didn’t even know was possible for them. While on this path she researched cutting-edge strategies eventually developing a proven system to help motivated women land high paying dream jobs and bring true joy and fulfillment into their work lives. She believes that with the right assistance and tools at her disposal that any woman with the education, experience and expertise can realize her full potential.

Dr. Cecilia Cruz


Dr. Cecilia Cruz is a 20 plus year Emergency Medicine veteran, who now owns and runs her own coaching business, MARPE, LLC, a Life-Balance and Mental Fitness coaching company for physicians. Understanding all the challenges that doctors face, MARPE’s aim is to provide its clients with the tools to overcome difficult situations with greater clarity, less stress, and a stronger sense of purpose. Dr. Cruz’s goal is to help doctors reignite their passion and experience higher satisfaction and fulfillment in their careers and personal lives. After being confronted by a challenging health situation, Dr. Cruz was driven to discover a new way of approaching her life that could provide her with more purpose and fulfillment. She realized that for most of her adult life she had been feeling like she was on a never-ending roller coaster ride of demands, obligations, and achievements that were propelled by thoughts of ,“I’ll be happy when…”, that never permitted her any true enjoyment of her life in the present. In her quest she found coaching which provided her with the possibility of taking part in her life in a much richer and satisfying way. In fact, coaching made such a tremendous impact in her life that she now seeks to advance coaching as a well accepted and valued resource for career satisfaction, personal growth, and wellbeing amongst doctors. She wants to provide doctors with the opportunities and the tools to learn a new framework for engaging with the challenges they face that leads to increased clarity, stronger connections, and less stress; thereby bringing about a greater sense of satisfaction and meaning. Dr. Cruz is a fully certified coach through the Co-Active Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation. She has undergone additional training in Positive Intelligence and Mental Fitness, and she is a fellow of the Institute of Coaching. She is currently also a writer for the blog, Authentic Medicine, where she gives tips on how we can train our brains to find the gift in every moment.

Dr. Robert J. Wolf


Dr. Robert J. Wolf has 31 years of experience in Diagnostic Radiology, and is now semiretired, working part-time from home reading X-rays and MRI studies and currently resides in Coconut Creek, Florida. You may find him at the health club or on the golf course in his free time, as well as at concerts and ballgames. His other interests include science, history, travel, humor, and nutrition. He has interviewed high school students in Michigan applying to Tufts University, and in 2014, helped run a large, successful fundraiser to benefit the Why Me? Foundation in Worcester, MA. He routinely donates to this important organization, as well as to ORT America and his childhood temple in Mount Clemens. He can be reached by email at Robert@RobertJWolfMD.com,

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