Leadership Coaching

One-on-One Executive Coaching for Physicians

As you learn healthcare business principles through the Physician MBA Program, you also develop your executive presence and leadership capabilities. Each student has unique goals, challenges, strengths and weaknesses related to leadership, and our program offers one-on-one executive coaching to address these in a private environment for growth. Ours is the only program of its kind that offers executive coaching to help physician leaders achieve their personal and professional goals. This coaching:

  • Provides ongoing developmental coaching to physician leaders at regular intervals throughout the final nine months of the program.
  • Helps physician leaders understand and apply skills gained from developmental coaching in practical, realistic and useful ways within their unique organizational environments.
  • Enhances each physician’s leadership development with a highly individualized approach to growth and change.

Ray Luther

Ray Luther is the executive director of the Center for Coaching Excellence and Personal Leadership at the Kelley School of Business and a senior lecturer in management and entrepreneurship. A Certified Hudson Institute Coach, Luther is a Kelley MBA alumnus who spent over a decade as a consumer products leader at Procter & Gamble after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division. Luther returned to Kelley in 2009 and has worked with hundreds of MBA students, focusing on their professional development throughout their experiences in the program.

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Jennifer Robin

Jennifer Robin has been coaching physicians for more than 20 years. She is the dean of the School of Business at Southern Connecticut State University, a certified Life Design coach and an expert in leadership development, organizational culture and strategic human resource management. Robin has coauthored three books about building culture and creating great workplaces. As a psychologist with a human resource management a background, Robin helps physicians understand effective approaches to negotiations and conflict resolution in healthcare leadership. 

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Alen Voskanian

Alen Voskanian, MD, MBA’15, serves as medical director for Cedars-Sinai Medical Group (CSMG) and associate clinical professor at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a 2015 alum of the Physician MBA Program. A board-certified physician in hospice & palliative medicine and family medicine, Dr. Voskanian is an HIV specialist certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. While providing oversight of clinical, administrative and educational activities for CSMG, Dr. Voskanian spearheaded multiple leadership development programs.

Tom Schleeter

Thomas Schleeter, MD, MBA’21, is a cardiologist and physician executive with Ascension Medical Group in Indianapolis and holds various servant leadership positions within the organization. Clinically, he is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant. Dr. Schleeter is also a father who has witnessed first-hand the challenges that patients and healthcare providers face daily. Dr. Schleeter is a 2021 graduate of the Physician MBA Program and certified executive coach from the Center for Executive Coaching.

Valerie Vogt Pape

Valerie Vogt Pape is an adult learning and development professional with a focus on coaching, instructional design and course delivery. With more than 20 years of business experience, primarily at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Kemper Insurance Companies, Pape has been a faculty member at Bradley University Foster College of Business since 2003. She incorporates individual coaching into her courses with an emphasis on teaching teamwork, using teaching technology to teach ethics and the effect of learners’ emotional intelligence on teaching interpersonal skills.

My executive coach allowed me to ask the hard questions and gain honest feedback that perhaps others wouldn’t be able to give, with constructive advice on what to do with it. When I took over as department chair, I leaned on my coach during a mission, vision and values exercise, and I was thrilled with the outcome. I’m not sure I would’ve had the same experience without my coach.Christopher McDowell, MD, MBA’19 | Emergency Medicine Physician and David L. Griffin Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine at Southern Illinois School of Medicine