I appreciate the invitation to discuss how to plan and execute the end of career Transition. This is a very challenging life event for which a comprehensive method of preparation has not previously been available. The topics presented will help guide one to experience a Transition that is characterized by renewal and fulfillment.  This presentation is based on my new online course: The Practice Transition Course for Physicians.  To learn more about it click here.

Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Event: 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Topic: How to Plan and Execute Your Transition from a Career in Plastic Surgery
Sponsor: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Location: San Diego, CA
Public: Private

One meaning of our lives is how we respond to what it presents us. Another is to exercise our freedom to proactively define it by acting upon a foundation of character and purpose.

It was a glorious day fly-fishing the Madison River, MT. Wild rainbow trout, rushing ripples, majestic mountains and…an elegant companion!

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high. But that it is too low…and we reach it.” Michelangelo

Moonset over the Three Brothers monoliths at Yosemite National Park, Nature’s cathedral of inspiration! © DivineNatureImages.com

I was privileged to be interviewed for a three part series of articles appearing in Plastic Surgery News (PSN) that discuss what plastic surgeons experience as they prepare to end their career.

I discuss my methodology of helping colleagues though this major life event by mentoring in a way that is innovative and unique.

This comprehensive method is based on the perspective of a colleague who has been through a sudden end of career.  It includes a new way of thinking about personal, and professional concerns as well managing as a myriad of practice issues.  This includes planning and implementing a staged execution of your end of career.  The benefit is anticipating and living a positive experience that I characterize as a Transition that results in lasting personal renewal and fulfillment.

Date: December 5, 2016
Appearance: Retiring from practice requires an exit strategy
Outlet: Plastic Surgery News - PSN December-January Edition
Format: Newspaper

I will be presenting a workshop based on my new online course: The Practice Transition Course for Physicians. The end of your professional career is a very challenging life Transition for which a comprehensive method of preparation has not been previously available. The topics presented will help you begin to design a Transition that will be characterized by renewal and fulfillment! I look forward your participation!

Click here to learn about my online course, just released: The Practice Transition Course for Physicians

Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Event: 60th. Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Topic: How to Transition from a Career in Plastic Surgery
Sponsor: Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Venue: Naples Grande Beach Resort
Location: Naples, FL
Public: Private

I look forward to presenting the leadership and organizational principles that are the basis for creating and developing a Plastic Surgery state society that promotes high standards of practice and patient safety. The model is the highly successful patient safety initiatives of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons over the past eighteen years.

Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 10:00-11:00 a. m.
Event: 60th. Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Topic: How to Create and Develop an Effective State Patient Advocacy Program
Sponsor: Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Venue: Naples Grande Beach Resort
Location: Naples, Fl
Public: Private
“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” Abraham Lincoln

The geysers at Yellowstone National Park will simmer for a time and then, suddenly, explode with tremendous power from within the earth’s core.  They do not give up!  Rise up!  © DivineNatureImages.com

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn

It was a beautiful October morning near Telluride, Colorado and I was loaded with camera gear. I had Transition on my mind and everywhere I looked nature expressed change vividly!   © DivineNatureImages.com

“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7 (NKJV)

It was a splendid morning at the Humboldt – Toiyabe National Forest, CA when I came upon this row of ponderosa pine cones that resembles a path.  With tripod and camera in hand, I created this image that reminded me of the path of generations. I wish you and your families a Happy Father’s Day!

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