Physicians Who Lead Part 1: The First Step to Effective Leadership with Jen Thornton

podcast Aug 24, 2023

As physicians, we’re seen as leaders, but leading in an industry that has become more corporate is challenging.

Even though we’re accomplished in our careers, administrative leadership doesn’t always come naturally to us.

Adding to this the barriers we encounter as female physicians, leading well can be especially important.

Unfortunately, we’re still using leadership techniques from generations past, so we have to create something new so we can thrive.

How do we lead effectively in this new world without sacrificing who we are?

In this episode, the first of a 4-part series, Leadership Consultant and CEO of 304 Coaching, Jen Thornton returns to share how we can wear our leader hats with confidence.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Bring your whole self to the leadership table
    How can women physicians lead without sacrificing the other parts of themselves?

  • No more executive presence, time for dynamic composure
    We can’t lead the way our predecessors did. What’s expected of us in this era?

  • You can only control your responses
    For most of us, the people around us are happy we got a leadership role, but what happens when there’s hostility towards our promotion?


Guest Bio

Jen Thornton is a Talent Strategy and Leadership Consultant and the founder and CEO of 304 Coaching. Jennifer has made it her life’s work to grow the kind of teams that inspire, influence, and innovate brand experience.

Jen knows just how powerful teams can be when they feel psychologically safe and invested in - and she knows just how crucial that is to any organization that wants to rapidly grow and expand. She brings an unconventional approach to designing innovative workforce development solutions for companies that are facing breakthrough growth and accelerated hiring patterns and the results are expectation-defying and impactful.

Jennifer is credentialed through the International Coaching Federation and holds certification in several accredited methodologies, including Conversation Intelligence and Gallup Strengths.

For more information, head to and listen to her podcast, Let’s Fix Leadership on your platform of choice.




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