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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.   


Executives &

Senior Leaders


Spouses of
Executives & Leaders

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Physician Executives & Healthcare Leaders


Adult Children of 

Executive & Leaders




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What my clients say about working with me...

"As a result of working with Ricka I trust myself now more than I ever have. When I feel "itchy" I have so many more tools to understand why, to get unstuck, and to move forward. I am braver about honoring what I am feeling because Ricka helped me realize that when something ends a door isn't shutting; it is creating the possibility for an infinite number of other doors to open."

- L.R.

Get Started with 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: 

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Step 1

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

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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. 

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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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