Freedom in Medicine
Vision Of Clarity
Dr. Ling Ling
Dr. Jayant Varghese
General Internal Medicine
Facility Chief of Medicine, Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
“Dr. Brisebois has had a major impact on my career as a physician leader. She has a keen ability to help individuals see qualities within themselves and creates opportunities and provides encouragement to grow qualities into skills. As I embarked on my journey in leadership, Dr. Brisebois helped me create strategies to navigate challenges, both operational and personnel-related. Her training and wealth of experience in leadership and conflict resolution has helped inform my approach to facing difficult and unpleasant situations with candour, honesty and compassion. Dr. Brisebois has instilled in me the confidence to practice thoughtful leadership; I continue to deeply value her insights and advice as I continue to learn and grow.”
“Doctors are expected to have all the answers, and often lack the safe space to ask questions, not know everything or be vulnerable and human. As a lifelong patient, I have had my mix of great doctors and asshole doctors. The asshole doctors have been the ones with least bedside manner, poor emotional intelligence or bedside manner. I wish those doctors would have had Amanda (Mandy) as a coach.
Likewise, there are great coaches and not so great coaches. The best ones are the ones who create a safe space to ask questions and not feel judged, allowing for honest conversations. This is especially important in times of conflict, when you have to have difficult conversations and navigate complicated relationships.
Mandy has a proven system to help you sort through the layers of conflict in the workplace, and her heart-centered coaching skills make her one of the best in her field. She doesn’t give you the answers but coaches you to find your own.”
Dr. Christina Dolhaniuk
“Mandy has been instrumental in helping our department learn how to work together. With her guidance, I obtained confidence in myself as a leader, and was provided tools to effectively run a meeting around a particularly sensitive issue. Our department has obtained a remarkable level of openness and honesty with each other that has allowed more productive discussion. I would recommend her to any medical leader in need of advice on how to navigate difficult discussions.”