American Association for Physician Leadership

Blaine Bartlett

President and CEO

Avatar Resources Inc.

Blaine Bartlett consults, advises and coaches globally with leaders, executives, companies, and governments. He is internationally recognized as a leadership development master and through his work has personally delivered programs to and worked with more than 300,00 individuals, directly impacting more than one million people worldwide.

As CEO of Avatar Resources, a global leadership consultancy he founded in 1987, he’s worked with entrepreneurs and leaders of many of the largest companies and organizations on the planet to change the way leadership is used to foster Compassionate Capitalism.

Blaine is a co-host of Office Hours on Bloomberg TV and AppleTV as well as being featured in the TV series World’s Greatest Motivators and the movie and book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Beijing University, Managing Director of the Global Coaching Alliance, a longtime member of the Transformational Leadership Council and serves as a member of the teaching faculty of the American Association for Physician Leadership. Blaine sits on numerous Boards including the Board of Directors of the World Business Academy and the Unstoppable Foundation. In 2012, he was formally invested as a Knight of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, the world’s oldest humanitarian organization.

Blaine is the author of five books including the #1 international best-seller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business; His newest book is The Leadership Mindset Weekly.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership development
  • Strategic change implementation
  • Executive and Leadership Coaching


Studied international business, marketing
University of Oregon

Nyenrode University, Netherlands


  • International Coach Federation

  • Certified Executive Coach

  • Certified Master Somatic Coach

  • Certified in Relationship Awareness Theory

  • Certified in the use of Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)

  • Certified NLP Practioner

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

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(800) 562-8088
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AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)