Balancing Family Dynamics & Personal Wellness for Physicians

Hosted by
Dian Ginsberg, CHWC, Sr. Director of Career Development
Presented by
Erik Thompson, MA

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 12 p.m. EST

45 Minutes

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Webinar Description

Family relationships can be extremely complicated.  This is particularly true for physicians based upon career demands, family expectations and relationship dynamics. 

During this webinar, Dian Ginsberg will have a candid conversation with Erik Thompson.  With more than 25 years of experience in family advising services, Erik Thompson trains coaches to become family advisors at the Vermont Center for Family Services in addition to running a successful executive coaching business. 

This webinar will provide valuable insights on relationship challenges and best practices.  Do you have pressing questions?  The final 15 minutes of the webinar will be dedicated to having your questions answered by an expert.  We hope you will join us for the final webinar in our Wellness Webinar series.

About the host

Dian Ginsberg, Certified Health & Wellness Coach (CHWC)

Dian Ginsberg currently serves as the Senior Director of Career & Professional Development with the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL). 

In her current role, she is responsible for launching the organization’s new initiatives such as physician wellness, diversity and inclusion and women in leadership.  She is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare through these initiatives. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Program Development-Educational Innovation with a master’s certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching.  Dian’s area of research is physician burnout.  


Webinar Host: Dian Ginsberg, CHWC


Erik Thompson, MA

Erik Thompson, MA

Family Advising Coach, Trainer

Erik Thompson is a Licensed Psychologist-Master whose professional discipline for the past 20 years has been the application of systems thinking to human behavior and leadership. After earning a graduate degree in psychology, Erik completed a three-year post-graduate training in systems thinking at the Georgetown Family Center. He leads workshops and presentations nationally on leadership and high-functioning relationships. Erik has published peer reviewed articles in the area of family systems and leadership.

Erik is Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Family Studies, an organization dedicated to strengthening families by training family therapists.

In 2004 Erik founded Thompson Leadership Development, Inc, an executive coaching firm whose focus is the growth of transformational leaders. He has coached CEO’s, Presidents, and their leadership teams in fields such as medicine, accounting, finance, manufacturing and advertising. He consults with family businesses on a wide range of issues from succession planning to relationship management.

Erik helps his executive clients negotiate critical relationships with exceptional skill. He builds rapport by talking about what matters most, including family leadership challenges. He helps clients build exceptional teams and overcome high-stakes relationship challenges.

Life is a sacred adventure with unbounded possibilities. Erik considers it his privilege - and responsibility - to help clients unfold their full potential as leaders and become stronger forces for progress in the world. Erik has a sustainable and satisfying marriage and is the happy father of four daughters. He has maintained a daily meditation practice for over 30 years.


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