About the Balanced Physician Programs
Breakthrough results rarely come when a homogenous group of people get together and validate their own thinking. Our work with physicians and physician leaders requires a different kind of conversation where diverse voices intersect. We believe breakthrough results happen at these intersections.
The Balanced Physician programs were developed as a partnership designed to deliver powerful solutions to healthcare providers at the intersection of coaching, consulting, and learning. They are exceptional tools and methodologies to:
- Improve productivity and performance
- Strengthen communication and teamwork
- Experience a balanced life
- Regain a sense of control in life
- Make meaningful contributions to patients, staff members, administrators and families
Over the years the Balanced Physician program evolved to fill the need for a proactive personal and practice development support for healthcare providers and their teams. We challenge them to become more effective in their career; we encourage them to experience more life balance. We support them to be their personal best. It’s that simple.
Unlike psychology or psychiatry, coaching roots in a wellness/full-potential approach. It doesn’t lead to a diagnosis, nor do coaching services need to be reported on license or hospital applications. It is about supporting physicians to play a bigger game in their practice and in their life with quick and successful results and fewer setbacks.
Meet Iris Grimm
Iris Grimm is the leading authority on the anatomy of a Balanced Physician; she is fiercely committed to guide physicians along the fast track to greater levels of balance, efficiency, and freedom. Iris accomplishes that by combining her results-oriented approach, her gift for making complicated simple, her personable demeanor, and her straightforward, no nonsense attitude.
Since 2003 she has led hundreds of physicians and physician leaders to eye-opening revelations, focus, and transformations. Their amazing results include, enjoying and appreciating their careers again, combining a busy practice with parent and spousal responsibilities, moving from insufficient leadership skills to becoming the leader of one of the most profitable departments in the hospital and many more. Thanks to Iris’ inspirational guidance, successful, high-achieving physicians who were once drowning in overwhelm report changed lives with increased productivity, peace, and happiness.
Iris models and teaches self-management and interpersonal qualities of leadership and performance in a unique way that allows physicians and executives connect with her easily and trustfully.
Iris is a native of (East) Germany. Her story was captured in the book “Beautiful Women Like You and Me”. Raised in a medical family, she understands the difficulties of balancing a personal life while maintaining the dedication and hard work needed to succeed in a medical career.
After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, Iris relocated to West Germany. She graduated with a B.S. degree in business management and communication from the University of Applied Science in Mainz / Germany in 1994.
In 1995 Iris moved to Atlanta, GA fulfilling her dream of living in a foreign country. Her drive for freedom and innovation led her to Coach Inc. (formerly called CoachU) and Coachville, where she received formal training and certification in personal and executive coaching.
Iris’ advice has appeared in numerous publications including The Hospitalists, Atlanta Hospital News, American Medical News and their accompanying national XM radio broadcast. She is also one of the leading contributors of “Adventures in Medicine: The resident’s Guide to Life and Practice.”
Having fulfilled her own, once impossible, dreams, Iris has the skills, experience, and resources to effectively move physicians through transformations, and encourages them through each step and challenge. Whether she works with a physician one-on-one, coaches a physician group, or speaks in front of dozens or hundreds of physicians, Iris’ inspiring, energetic, and compassionate style enables her to connect instantly, cut through the clutter, and empowers her audience to uproot limiting beliefs and expand their abilities.
Iris believes in a life well lived. In her spare time you will find her hiking with her 2 German shepherds and 1 Rottweiler in the North Georgia mountains, working out at the gym, gardening her own vegetables, or volunteering at animal rescue groups. One of her most gratifying hobbies is coaching and training dog owners how to become better leaders and how to resolve behavioral issues of their dogs while at the same time raising money for rescue organizations.