Integrative Health Coaching for

Physicians, Executive Leaders, and Others

Who Are Ready to Feel

Aligned, Fulfilled, and Present.

Ricka Kohnstamm


Hello, I'm Ricka -

a Nationally Board Certified (NBC-HWC) Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach. I specialize in working with physician leaders and corporate and non-profit executives and their families to: 

  • Navigate complex personal and professional  issues in a safe and confidential space

  • Explore the internal and external barriers to growth and healing & feel hopeful about the future again

  • Strengthen relationships

  • Actively collaborate on strength-based solutions

  • Provide warm, dedicated, confidential support

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How many of these common toxic stress inducing experiences do you recognize

in yourself or family members?

  • Troubled relationships at work or at home

  • High intensity workplace with little room for error

  • Competing expectations leaving you feeling overwhelmed at the end of the day

  • Increased pressure from stakeholders, particularly during COVID, to have “all the answers”

  • Burnout (psychological quicksand), perhaps from being promised something that is nearly unattainable

  • Grief and loss following the loss of people and things you care deeply about

  • Realizing that what you actually spend most of your day doing is not why you went to school for so many years

  • Loneliness at the top

  • Little or no “you” time, after all is said and done

In my confidential, HIPAA protected coaching sessions, I work with you to carve out space to reimagine what you want for yourself, listen deeply for your internal wisdom as a thought partner (even when you have trouble hearing it), and help you create new behavior patterns that lead to feeling healthier and more alive.

Coaching for Complex Personal & Professional Issues

Complex issues can creep up slowly over time or happen suddenly and without warning, threatening to overwhelm your personal and professional life.  Short bursts of stress are tolerable and sometimes even desirable, but ongoing chronic stress can leave you feeling anxious, angry, confused and disconnected.


Reducing toxic stress and cultivating emotional resilience is a have-to-do imperative for long-term success in the workplace, a healthy family life, and the prevention of chronic disease.

Physician Leader and Corporate and Nonprofit Executive Coaching

Life is fluid and messy and that is the truth. I am passionate about being a thought partner with physician and executive leaders and their family members, individually and within organizations, to normalize the experience of navigating complex personal and professional issues.  Embracing the vulnerability of change deepens engagement - both in the workplace and at home. 


My clients include the below categories, and I work with others, as well.   


Mom Docs take care of others all day, every day - patients, children, partners, parents, employees.  

Keep your oxygen mask on by taking time to talk about the things that matter to you, including healthy relationships and purpose.    



Pressure from a competitive workplace impacts relationships at work and at home.  Are you noticing repeating behavior patterns that have become barriers to living the life you envisioned?  


Leadership can be exhilarating as well as exhausting.  What would you like to shift so that you can show up as your best self at work and at home?

What my clients say about working with me...

I never could have imagined how working with a coach could make such a difference in my life.


I progressed more in a few simple coaching sessions with Ricka than I did in years of counseling.


Get Started with

Physician and Executive Wellness Through Coaching

Through virtual individual and group coaching sessions, you will create awareness and reconnect with what matters to you as we work together to navigate stressful and complex life challenges. Getting started is simple: 


Step 1

Select a convenient time to schedule a complimentary virtual consultation with me.


Step 2

During the consult, I’ll ask you a few questions and learn a little more about you. You can also to learn about me and we can determine if we have a good match. 


Step 3

Then we'll schedule your first session at a time convenient for you.  All sessions are virtual for efficiency and convenience.

"The willingness to

consider possibility

requires a tolerance of uncertainty."

-Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

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