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Hi, I’m Jeff!

My mission is to support physicians, like you, who are about to enter a new chapter of their lives and are ready to make a change.

My mission is to support physicians, like you, who are about to enter a new chapter of their lives and are ready to make a change.

My mission is to support physicians, like you, who are about to enter a new chapter of their lives and are ready to make a change.

Be that a change you’re feeling called to make for your patients, practice, organization, community, or the healthcare system in general.

As you may already know, I am a retired physician who has performed in many leadership roles. I know how it feels to transition into a new chapter of life wanting to set new goals and feel capable of tackling the challenges that come with these.

Since leaving clinical practice, I’ve reinvented myself several times. I have aligned each new role with what I feel is my purpose: helping others to be the best versions of themselves and living the lives they choose to lead. That’s why I’m now a Leadership and Mental Fitness coach.

You know what change you passionately want to see happen, and you’d like some support in how to turn a vision into reality. That’s why I’ll help you be a leader that will inspire others and face challenges effectively, with a healthy, confident mindset.

R.B.

“Working with Jeff as a coach was an amazing experience for me. As our sessions progressed, I experienced personal growth as a human being and physician leader. Through our work together, the program I had helped get started continues to thrive, becoming more...

N.G.

“I worked with Dr. Cohn when I first came to my position as director of the CCU in my hospital. I was interested in setting goals for this new chapter in my professional life, as well as reflecting on my last position in an academic medical center. He helped me...

D.S.

“Over the past months, Jeff has provided me with tools and techniques that have positively impacted not only my professional career and my physician leadership skills, but also my personal life. The decision to move forward with professional coaching and my...

My Personal North Stars

HELP PEOPLE FACE LIFE’S CHALLENGES:

My work has always been about helping people overcome the challenges that life throws at them. Helping these individuals achieve the results that are most important to them while learning and healing along the way.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE:

I love developing supportive relationships with people I work with. Learning about these individuals as people, and not just as routine colleagues, brings me joy.

LOOKING INWARD FOR ANSWERS:

I firmly believe the resources and answers we seek are within us. My role is just to help people discover these resources and use them to pursue the results they want.

LEARNING AND PERSONAL GROWTH:

Ongoing learning and personal growth are fundamental to me.

Dr. Jeff Cohn: Story of a Life-Long Coach and Learner

Let’s go back to the beginning…

Let’s go back to the beginning…

I’m a native Philadelphian. And I’ve spent most of my life here rooting for Philly sports teams. I traveled to Atlanta and Baltimore for a little while with my family for my hematology/oncology fellowship.

After the fellowship, and for the next 15 years, I had a full-time clinical life. I took care of people with cancer and blood disorders, while also teaching residents and doing clinical research. You could say that those 15 years of experience were the base that helped me realize that I was actually good at helping people transform their lives. My clinical life taught me to be empathetic to people and to develop the people skills of helping, working with, and teaching others.

Towards the end of those 15 years, I became aware that — while I enjoyed my medical practice — I was ready for a new challenge. One that would help me continue growing as a person, while remaining true to my personal North Stars mentioned above.

That’s when I changed my career focus to leadership roles

I became the first Chief Quality Officer of my own healthcare organization, the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. When the best solution to a challenge was clear, I helped the organization standardize processes and eliminate variation.

But as I learned about change — what leads people to do what they do — and how to support individuals and teams in their pursuit of different and better outcomes. I was drawn by those challenges so complex that the best solution was apparently non-existent.

I found that, for these kinds of challenges, the way forward is through discovery and learning. I became a skilled practitioner of the tools of adaptive change, where the way forward is through learning what works for you, in your context, now.

I went back to school and started leading a nonprofit

During my time as a Chief Quality Officer, I still wanted to learn and better myself in my leadership role. I went back to school and got a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Then, after I saw my 10+ year cycle at Einstein Medical Center finish, I left my role there to lead a small nonprofit organization, the Plexus Institute. Plexus’s goal is to improve the health of individuals, organizations, and communities by studying complex systems and applying practices and principles that these systems use in our daily lives.

During my time at the Plexus Institute I was able to continue to help people and keep learning. After several years, I felt myself being called to do something to support people with conditions like cancer in their last few years of life.

I became the Medical Director at Common Practice, a small innovation firm that was working on enabling more and better conversations about life, death, and what’s most important to people with serious illnesses and their families.

Training as a coach

When I retired as a physician, I knew it wasn’t the end of my career. On the contrary, I was excited to embark on a new chapter of my professional life and realized I wanted to keep helping people to achieve their goals.

But this time, I wanted to do it as a life coach, working with fellow physicians who are looking to take the leap into something new. Physicians who probably share similar questions or dilemmas to the ones I’ve had over the course of my career. I got trained and certified in coaching through the Coach Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation. Most recently, I’ve expanded my coaching practice to include a focus on enhancing Mental Fitness, a program developed by Positive Intelligence®.

I feel coaching has offered me the opportunity to be myself and apply the lessons that I’ve learned and the skills that I’ve acquired throughout my career. It is quite fulfilling helping fellow physicians who find themselves seeking something new and inspiring.

But I’m much more than my professional life

Family is my priority, and I am fortunate to be married to my high school sweetheart, Marcie. Together, we have two fantastic kids, Ali and Josh. Both of them are married to terrific spouses, Rob and Natalia.

I’m also proud to say I have been blessed with four grandchildren, Quinn, Javier, Nolan, and Emiliano, who have become central to my life.

During my time at the Plexus Institute I was able to continue to help people and keep learning. After several years, I felt myself being called to do something to support people with conditions like cancer in their last few years of life.

I became the Medical Director at Common Practice, a small innovation firm that was working on enabling more and better conversations about life, death, and what’s most important to people with serious illnesses and their families.

My Method

Mental Fitness Coaching

Did you know that only 20% of individuals and teams achieve their true potential?

That’s an alarming piece of information because it means that most people aren’t reaching their goals or living the life they want. It’s true that there are a lot of factors that can make our lives far from ideal. But the definitive variable that can change everything in this equation is your mind and how you use it. The thing is, our mind has two states that it toggles to back and forth.

 

One of those states is characterized by insecurity, anxiety, anger and even guilt.

This is the negative part of your brain that keeps you up at night, replaying the worst-case scenarios in your head over and over again. That voice you hear at the back of your mind when you’re about to make a decision and it tells you why you shouldn’t.

The other state is one of curiosity, creativity, happiness and inspiration.

This is the positive part of your brain, the one that thinks about all the best outcomes that could arise from your future actions. That voice that congratulates you for your achievements and tells you why you should definitely move forward with your plans.

The difference between the people who achieve their true potential and those who don’t lies in which mindset they choose to use the most.

The difference between the people who achieve their true potential and those who don’t lies in which mindset they choose to use the most.

The difference between the people who achieve their true potential and those who don’t lies in which mindset they choose to use the most.

If you use a positive mindset most of the time, you’re more likely to succeed, to take on a new challenge and to treat difficulties as opportunities to learn and grow. If you use a negative mindset most of the time, then fear and disappointment will be feelings you’ll have to put up with daily.

Mental Fitness stimulates the growth of new neuronal paths into the positive emotional centers of your brain, helping you:

THE SABOTEUR INTERCEPTOR

which identifies when your negative brain pathways are firing and enables you to begin to take steps to think and act more positively

YOUR SAGE

the term we use to describe our positive emotional centers, which helps you look at EVERY challenge as a gift and opportunity

YOUR MENTAL SELF-COMMAND

giving you the ability, when you’re at crossroads brought by challenges, whether to turn left into negativity or right into the wisdom of your Sage

I’ll help you shift your mindset so you will become a member of the 20% that reaches their true potential.

I’ll help you shift your mindset so you will become a member of the 20% that reaches their true potential.

I’ll help you shift your mindset so you will become a member of the 20% that reaches their true potential.

Are you intrigued by Mental Fitness and how it can transform your life?

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