Tips for Meetings between COACHers & COACHees

Kathy Hanley, MD


First Meeting

  • Learn about each other prior to the meeting
  • Clarify expectations
  • Review Professional Development Plan
  • Select goals to be addressed in Year 1
  • Discuss strategies to achieve goals
  • Discuss methods to be used and frequency of communication between scheduled meetings
  • Document meeting outcomes


  • Address Professional Development Workplan items

Follow-up Meetings

  • Review Professional Development Workplan achievements, barriers to achievement, contributing factors to barriers and plans to overcome these
  • Be specific in asking for and giving advice