Executive Director, Northwest Anesthesia, PA
When I first started, I felt George was leading me out of a pretty dark place. As we came through that process, I realized he wasn’t leading, but rather he was right by my side. He was encouraging me, and was right by my side as I began to position myself for the next part of my career. Then there came this point where I realized that he wasn’t beside me, he was behind me. George went from being an unknown to me, to being a coach, to being a friend; someone I know I can rely on as you can if you’re true friends.
Each of us responds differently, and that’s really George’s skill. It’s not a science; maybe it’s the art of it. Taking each of us through a process but on different paths – a slightly different path for each of us. He allows you a lot of freedom in this process, but he’s also a voice of reason for you. He becomes your conscience. George also spent time with my wife Jody. He understood that Jody and I were traveling this path together, and he wanted her to be a part of that process. He invited her in and they really connected.
George and I debated the pros and cons of each opportunity both near-term and long-term, its impact financially and personally on my family. In the end, we decided together that I should try the independent group practice model again. Now that I have landed, I feel like I’m reborn. I feel like I’m in a position where I’m really driving value. I’m happier at home, engaged, and thrilled to be doing what I’m doing. It’s what I had, it’s what I missed, and now I’m back in it!