Physician Coaching Services

PAMED is pleased to offer physician coaching services to Pennsylvania physicians through a collaboration with CBA, Inc. Choose from three packages based on your needs. All services are delivered virtually using technology such as Zoom or another comparable platform for effective and efficient support that provides you with a new set of tools to use in your professional development and with your leadership team.

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Physician Coaching Services


"She’s a great strategist. Always thinking one step beyond where I need to be and asking the right questions to get me there."

"Genuinely cares about me and my personal goals. Her thoughtful questions have helped to create a very clear path for my career."

"I love that she is such a good listener. She helps me to make sense of my work politics and guides me in using my strengths to help me to achieve my goals."

Her perspectives as an administrator and a leadership scholar have helped me to better understand how to navigate as a physician leader."

"She has a book or resource for everything! It’s great to have such expert help!"

"Understanding my strengths has been a gamechanger for me. Being aware of when to lean or away from my strengths has made me a much more effective leader."


This service is open to any Pennsylvania physician. Prices vary based on the coaching services selected.  PAMED members save up to 25% on coaching services. Call PAMED’s physician education team at 717-909-2624 or email to discuss your coaching needs and confirm applicable pricing.

Physician Coaching Services

  • Individual Clifton Strengths Assessment

  • Individual Leadership Coaching

  • Career Coaching

  • Bulk Coaching Hours

Catherine Baumgardner, PhD, MHA, FACHE

Dr. Baumgardner is an experienced healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of day-to-day operational experience and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She has a vibrant consulting practice in leadership and organization development with an emphasis on executive and physician leadership coaching, where she applies her skills as a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach.  Dr. Baumgardner’s areas of research interest include organization development, strategic planning, workforce engagement, change leadership, and human resources issues related to talent management, recruitment, and retention. 

Catherine has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Workforce Education and Development, and is also a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.  She is on faculty at both The Pennsylvania State University as a Teaching Professor, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham as Adjunct Faculty.  She is also resident faculty for the Pennsylvania Medical Society Physician Leadership Academy and provides physician leadership coaching to society members.  Catherine is also passionate about customer engagement, having trained with the Disney Institute and the Ritz Carlton, and has applied this experience to many healthcare settings. 

In addition to being a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, she holds memberships in the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators, and the American Society of Training and Development. Catherine is immediate past Chair of The Ohio State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, and a member of the Development Committee of The Ohio State University Foundation Board.  

In her personal time, Dr. Baumgardner is an avid horsewoman, a gardener, and a voracious reader.