October 18, 2017

One breakthrough (I had) is that you made me realize I can still do clinical medicine and adjust it to my needs. I realized I won’t have much chance going part-time at my current job unless I continue to take full call which I don’t want to do. I am going to look for part-time no call jobs and hospitalists jobs in this area. Thanks for opening my eyes. I really thought the change had to be so dramatic but there is a lot of choice out there!

- Pediatrician, Northern California

  • Dear Heather,

    Thank you so much for our meeting yesterday.  I came away from our discussion feeling as if I had been given “permission” to be and accept my true self.  I felt a little blue at first, realizing how much of my persona and path has been dictated by the “shoulds”.  But taking the first steps in accepting my true wants and interests is starting to feel freeing and energizing.

    You had mentioned tele-psychiatry, and my first reaction was the same as it has always been–no way.  When I examined my aversion further, I realized it is based entirely on the “shoulds” and image and being a “real” doctor.  But the more I consider it, the more it makes sense for me. No commute?  Check!   No overhead?  Check check!    Less face-to-face with people?  Now you’re talking!  I think most of patients would be receptive.

    I can see myself moving in a direction to gradually transition my practice to my home, still incorporating and expanding a medical writing venture as well.  I have much to consider, but have a renewed vigor for life and for my future. Thank you!  I am still looking forward to our upcoming meetings and intend to look at your scheduler ASAP.

    - ES, Psychiatrist

  • Hi Heather,

    So after talking with you last week things have been going much better. I think just talking with you and doing those exercises really helped me a lot. Also doing the Enneagram personality test made me realize a lot about myself. I think I was just overwhelmed with the stress of residency and was letting my anxiety get the best of me. Now that I’m studying harder I think I’ll do just fine with my specialty. Thank you again for all your help. It’s amazing how much the 1 hour was able to do for me! I will definitely recommend you to anyone else I know who seems to be having doubts about their career.

    - LM PGY-II

  • “My work with you is life changing. I am very grateful to have crossed paths with you and am a different person because of it. I have learned much from you and through you. You have been very professional but you have also shown the compassion usually shared between friends. You have inspired me “to believe” in spite of my inner skeptic. I have a lot of respect for you and consider you one of the great mentors I have been privileged to have. You are doing a great job and the value of your services is tremendous!”

    - Dr. Tim, Family Practice Physician, PA

  • Heather, Your help has been invaluable to me, I felt so twisted up and frustrated a few months ago and now I have a clear direction and plan. It is nice to have someone else believe in you when you are not believing in yourself! The homework was also helpful and I have continued to add to and revise the homework assignments. I have seen your name in some articles lately and I am very happy I got the chance to work with you!

    - Jennifer Petrillo, MD Family Medicine Physician

  • Meeting with Heather Fork as a professional life-coach has been a watershed event in my effort to transition into a larger life for myself. I appreciate Heather’s confidence and passion for the work she has chosen. I’m inspired by how she is efficient without being rushed- an amazing number of insights come to the fore in what feels like a luxurious amount of time. The tools she brings to the table take on new, much deeper life due to her fluency with them. There is nothing about the process that feels artificial, superficial, or trivial. Her suggestions are grounded in deep psychology yet eminently practical. The work we are doing will have ramifications for me far beyond the career transition. I was not familiar with life-coaching before we began and now, based on my experience with Heather feel a great respect and gratitude for the life-enhancing work she is about.

    - Cathey Capers Wellspring Resources Austin, Texas