Growing up, I felt most alive when I was helping other people shine.
From organizing Family Reunion Olympics to a Neighborhood Circus --helping people experience meaning in new ways was easy and fed my soul.
My world was rocked when my son was diagnosed with severe disabilities and given less than a year to live. But through a series of "God winks", I enrolled in a coach training program and began to reframe this tragedy as an opportunity. I began to ask my kids: "What's most important for us as a family today?"and"How can we do more of that?"
I learned that we each have the opportunity to feel deep meaning in our lives, but we rarely get there alone.Download Sandy's Book: Lessons from Zachary
We had appointments with a lot of physicians, and every once in a while -- they gave us hope by seeing my son as a person, not just a disability. The more physicians I talked to, the more I heard about their yearnings to serve and heal.
So I made one of the best decisions of my life, andstarted coaching physicians so they could thrive and touch more patients' lives, like they did ours.
After becoming a Top 1% Physician Coach and launching physician development programs at several health systems,we're focused on finding new ways to unleash the human potential of physicians across the world.It's my way of giving back to the people who gave me 28 more years with my son then I was supposed to have -- and I'll be doing it for as long as humanly possible.