Executive coaching has identified opportunities for personal improvement, has pinpointed my SuperPower, and has caused me to realize that leadership is about influence. Ann has helped me to realize how I can exert a positive influence from my SuperPower, and her guidance has helped me develop personal totems that serve as the foundation of my interactions. Ann's feedback and coaching skills are thought provoking, non-threatening, and profound. The skills that I developed during my executive coaching experience will have long-term relevance both professionally and personally.
— Claudia Wilhelm, RN
NextGen Healthcare Continue reading
Ann facilitated a communication effectiveness retreat for the faculty and staff of the WVU School of Public Health. She was able to quickly adapt the content of the material to best meet our needs, as they became evident during the sessions. There was an immediate impact upon our team cohesiveness, effectiveness and understanding of one another.
— Jeffrey H. Coben, MD
Professor and Interim Dean
School of Public Health
West Virginia University Continue reading
I have had the benefit of other leadership training opportunities but none of them have provided me with the specific skills I need to be a better manager, listener and ultimately more effective leader. Matrix Executive Coaching has provided my faculty and me with invaluable tools to achieve our goals and move our division forward.
— Dana Sayre-Stanhope, EdD, PA-C
Associate Professor and Division Chief
Physician Assistant Division
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
My coaching experience has been outstanding. There is nothing like having an expert's perspective to help guide you to success in your work. I'm more focused professionally, my life is more balanced, and I can't wait to take on whatever is next.
— Joe Minardi, MD, RDMS FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Ultrasound Training
Ultrasound Fellowship Director
Assistant Residency Director
West VA University School of Medicine Continue reading
My SHERPA coaching has and is one of the best things I have done in decades. It has tremendously improved my outlook on my workplace and private lives. Dr. Ann Chinnis is a wise and kind person whose insights are thoughtful and provocative as I have evidenced in her superlative performance as my SHERPA coach.
— David K. C. Langille, MD
Chesapeake Emergency Physicians
Dept of Emergency Medicine
Chesapeake General Hospital Continue reading
I was presented with the opportunity to take part in a professional coaching engagement by my department chair during a time when I was transitioning from a resident (in-training) physician to an attending (supervising) physician. At that time I was also taking on a management role within the department. Matrix Executive Coaching, particularly Dr. Chinnis, was an integral part of this transition. Not only did it help me solidify my strengths and identify and correct my weaknesses, but I learned techniques and tools for management that have proven invaluable in my professional activities. I would highly recommend this program to anyone in a professional transition or anyone who wishes to improve their management skills. Not only will this help me deal with the inevitable professional challenges that arrive, but I have the confidence and abilities to use my strengths to my advantage and prevent my weaknesses from holding me back.
— Thomas C. Marshall, MD
Assistant Professor,Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Medical Director, WVUH ED
West Virginia University School of Medicine Continue reading
At West Virginia University we have been on a “Journey to Excellence” for the past two years. As we strive to achieve a culture of excellence in everything from employee engagement and patient satisfaction to targeted clinical outcomes, we have made significant investment in training and coaching our leadership group. Ann facilitated ten “Coaching for Excellence” clinics for approximately 300 of our leaders in which she provided expert, insightful training specific to conducting effective performance conversations. The response from attendees was overwhelmingly positive and many felt these sessions to be among the most helpful they had attended. As one who has been in multiple management roles throughout my career, I thought I knew every concept and tactic in the book. Not so! I walked away from one of Ann’s sessions with renewed confidence in my ability to have truly meaningful performance discussions with my employees.
— Charlotte Bennett, MSN
Vice President of Human Resources
West Virginia University Healthcare
My journey with Ann Chinnis has been extraordinary. I underestimated the power of highly effective coaching and found myself profoundly impacted during every session. Ann’s experience in academic medicine allowed her to understand my environment and focus immediately on my challenges. Her mastery of the Sherpa process gave me the ability to deeply examine myself in an honest and healthy way. My experience with Coach Chinnis has been transformational - I have found myself again.
— Scott Sumner, MBA
Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
University of Central Florida
College of Medicine
Ann's coaching helped me capitalize on my strengths in my current roles as well as identify areas that needed further development and how to improve these skills and responses in different situations. Her style put me at ease and allowed me to think out of the box for new career directions.
— Deb Houry, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director for the Center of Injury Control
Emory University School of Medicine Continue reading
Dr. Chinnis provided our large faculty with an understanding of our own diversity and provided us with some tools to better communicate. Having an opportunity to see our communication styles graphically represented and understand how others best could hear what we had to say will allow us to continue to grow and thrive as a department. The morning was professionally run and her experiences as an emergency physician made it that much easier to listen and learn.
— Sean O. Henderson, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Chair – Department of Emergency Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Chief – Emergency Department
LAC+USC Medical Center Continue reading