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Coaching: A Navigation Resource

How can you discover what your truly authentic health career is, and what’s the most fruitful way to get there? Along the way, how do you gauge -- by your own standards -- if you’re on the right path and know what would contribute to your greatest effectiveness and fulfillment?

Coaching can be a great resource for gaining this sort of insight and getting closer and closer to your ideal. In coaching, you work with a skillful thought partner to initially get clear about what’s most…


Added by Eileen Blumenthal on February 2, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Popping the Bay Area Bubble

Just over a year ago, I faced a big decision. I had just graduated from UC Berkeley with bachelor’s degrees in Business and Public Health and finished up an HCC summer internship.

Sitting on the table was a job offer from Epic Systems, the leading electronic medical records company for large hospital systems. Pay and benefits were good, the job description fit my immediate career goals, and I’d get to travel.

The only thing really holding me back was the need to relocate to…


Added by Stanley Quan on January 28, 2013 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

Achieving or Navigating Your Authentic Health Career Workshop--A Moment to Reflect on your Professional & Personal Goals

You have 7 days left and you haven’t registered. You don’t have the time, the price is a bit too steep, you’ve got everything planned out and don’t need any help? I know we’ve been there, but I urge you to take a step back and to begin taking control of your career and your future. Anyone holding back because of the cost or time, realize that the real cost here is not investing in your success. Got everything planned out? We know you’re smart, but we want to help you be…


Added by Betial Asmerom on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Start the New Year with Hope, Intention and Action

Happy New Year! Regardless how you feel about making New Year’s resolutions, this time of the year provides an opportunity to mark endings and create new beginnings.  I encourage you to let go of things that don’t serve you well move forward with hope, intention and action.

“Hope is what motivates us to work hard and get things done. It’s the idea that something better will happen in the future because of what we do.” George Anderton

“Optimism is the faith…


Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on December 30, 2012 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

The Secret to a Fulfilling Career - Create Options!

I landed every single good job I’ve ever gotten and uncovered every single great professional opportunity by networking, or as I like to call it – opening up options. The easiest way to create those options is to meet as many people as you can throughout your life’s journey and tell them about yourself and what you’re interested in pursuing.

I’ve been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and many other universities. I…


Added by Greg Hicks on December 2, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Combining Public Health and Medicine

I just returned from a convening at Harvard Business School of leaders in health management education from around the world. It included educators from schools of public health, medicine, business and global health from the US, China, South America, Mexico, Europe and India. It also included leaders from major consulting firms, health systems, and innovative health companies. The focus was on developing the modern curriculum for preparing the next generation of health leaders and innovators…


Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 6, 2012 at 8:44am — 4 Comments

Are Interpersonal Skills the Foundation of Good Leadership?

"Leadership has everything to do with how you relate to others and the quality and texture of those relationships. The higher up you go in an organization, the less important your technical skills become and the more your interpersonal skills matter."

There is well known saying that goes something like this, “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” Think back over the years about the different types of managers you have had – were some better than others? And…


Added by Patrick Ramirez on October 5, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Moving forward again with persistance and determination

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not;

nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not;

unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is

full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are

omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the

problems of the human race"

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

I don’t often go around quoting Calvin…


Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on September 7, 2012 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

EMR: The reason why Health Care Technology is a strong and growing industry

If there was a role in healthcare outside of the clinical scope that might be just as important as direct patient care, it has to be the role of technology. You read about it all the time, many hospitals and health facilities are migrating towards Electronic Medical Records (EMR) so what's the big deal you ask? Well, it's actually going to revolutionize the way Physicians and primarycare providers keep track of medical history. The ability to access information on the fly, shorter wait…


Added by Clifford S. Muong on July 30, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

How Our "Victim Brain" Sabotages Our Job Search

Back in the 1990’s my partner Rick Foster and I traveled the globe developing a system of 9 universal choices of the most happy, productive and successful people we encountered.  One of these choices was their refusal to blame others.   Intuitively, they sensed that chronic finger-pointing and feelings of victimhood robbed them of the emotional capability needed to feel in control of their lives. 

One of times when we often feel most victimized is when we’re searching for a job.  We…


Added by Greg Hicks on March 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hot Health Careers: Which is best for you?

Implementation of Health Reform along with the aging of our population will significantly increase the demand for health leaders and professionals. The challenge is that shortages and mal-distribution already exist in many key health professions and tidal waves of retirements are on the horizon from our current aging workforce. This "Perfect Health Workforce Storm" creates serious concerns about who will take care of us but is a major opportunity for you.  You could not be pursuing health…


Added by Jeff Oxendine on February 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

You and Your Authentic Career in Six Words

My wife and I get The Oprah Magazine. It always has great insights into choosing and living the life and career that fits who you really are.  The February issue had a feature called “You in Six Words”  It was inspired by a 5 year project by Smith Magazine in which they asked people to describe their lives in six…


Added by Jeff Oxendine on February 10, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

Why Intentions Are Just as Important as Goals

For the last 15 years my partner, Rick Foster, and I have traveled to all 7 continents studying people who report being extremely happy and successful in their life.  This journey has lead us to develop a universal model of 9 behaviors that are now scientifically-validated by both medical studies and other research to lead to emotional capability, perceived high-quality of life, and success in whatever we strive to achieve.  In the years since creating our model, we have used it to help…


Added by Greg Hicks on January 31, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Framework, Process and Format for Your Goals and Action Plan

Establishing your Goals and Action Plan for 2012

Last week I talked about the value of written goals and an action plan. To help you establish your authentic health career goals and action plan, I encourage you to consider the following 3-step process. To make it easy I have attached a document with a format that you might find useful. 

The steps are:

1.    Use the My Authentic Health Career Framework to focus on goals that will help you…


Added by Jeff Oxendine on January 26, 2012 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

Set 2012 Goals to Advance Your Health Career

Renew your commitment to advance your authentic health career; establish 2012 goals and an action plan.

As we try to live up to our new year’s resolutions and make good choices about our 2012  priorities, it’s a good time to reflect on where you are and where you want to go and begin to lay out a plan for moving forward. If you haven’t already done so, it is a great opportunity to renew your commitment to pursue your authentic health career.

Understand that…


Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on January 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Perfect Day to Start

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Happy New Year and Happy MLK Day! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! On this special day I am excited to launch my new blog and to finally move forward again on My Health Career. After much consideration, I am confident that developing My Health Career (MHC) is part of my own authentic health career direction and am recommitted to…


Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on January 20, 2012 at 5:48am — 2 Comments

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Interested in applying to graduate schools for public health?HCC has partnered with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to provide you expert advice on the application process and share tips and tricks for building a…Continue

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