Known by her clients as “The Insight Doctor,” Z. Colette Edwards, MD, MBA, blends the medical insight of a physician, the business acumen of an MBA-trained executive, and the holistic health and wellness outlook of an integrative coach. Colette packs a one-two punch of inspiration and insight to help her clients achieve greater wellness and productivity, and align their actions with their life goals.
Colette is an internist and gastroenterologist who founded PeopleTweaker, a coaching service line providing health, wellness, and life/executive coaching, support for physicians suffering burnout, and training in health coaching techniques for health professionals and support staff, and Insight MD, a healthcare consultancy, which offers program design and implementation, targeted strategic planning and development, innovative product design, consultative data and clinical ROI analysis including benefit design and large claims analysis, health disparities/health literacy/cultural competency consultation.
Colette is also the National Medical Director for Associate Health and Well-Being for a Fortune 100 national health services organization with 56,000 employees. She plays a key role in developing and delivering programming that serves to improve workplace health, environment, programming and service delivery from a holistic perspective. Additionally, she serves as an internal champion for soliciting feedback and identifying opportunities for best practice implementation. Her unique approach of leveraging an integrated view of seemingly disparate data points delivers actionable insights that create positive workplace and wellness outcomes. In both 2014 and 2015, her employer was recognized as a Platinum Award winner by the National Business Group on Health’s “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” program.
Lastly, Colette is the Managing Editor of The Wharton Healthcare Quarterly and a graduate of Harvard University, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, and the Health and Wellness Graduate Certificate Program in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). She was also a 2013 scholar in the NIH Translational Health Disparities Program.
Each individual is unique; therefore each person’s needs and pace will be different, even when faced with circumstances similar to someone else. Colette’s Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, and Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) education, combined with her experience taking care of patients and working in the business world bring a unique perspective which offers tremendous benefits to clients.
Her approach is
- client- focused
A special emphasis is placed on creating an environment in which each client can feel comfortable being an observer of self and creating solutions which are reality-based and aligned with his or her own values. She views each individual from a holistic, whole-person perspective and believes each person is best served when the many “dots of their lives” are connected in developing solutions uniquely suited to each person.
“…One of the most helpful … is to listen carefully to the patient, who will often provide the answers…”
Z. Colette Edwards, MD, MBA
For most people, in order to:
- be realistic and fair to themselves relative to increasing the likelihood of achieving whatever outcomes they define as success and
- make the most of their investment of time and money
We will collaborate to:
- build a solid foundation for identifying goals
- achieve clarity around the options for exploration
- support the process of behavior change
- map out a strategy and tactics
- initiate steps on the action plan
Each individual has different needs and different goals, so we offer a free initial consultation to help determine if coaching is right for you.
Actually, the hardest thing seems to be making the decision to move forward and begin the coaching journey. Some people know right away they are at a time and place in their lives that coaching is what they need to get them from where they are to where they want to be.
For others, even though they can see the benefits of coaching and believe it would be the supportive and collaborative environment they need to move forward, it may take time for them to “sit with” the idea before they are ready to make the commitment.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao-Tzu, The Way of Lao-Tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)