August 17, 2017

Heather, Thank you for all your insightful counseling and expertise. It has been extremely helpful as I have been reflecting upon my career, and key in the navigating and negotiating process. With your input, I have been able to develop a much more satisfying and rewarding work situation. With appreciation,

- Physical Medicine and Rehab Physician, Colorado

  • “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

  • 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

  • A desperate midnight internet search for “quit medicine” led me to Heather, but after working with her she helped me to clarify what I was really searching for–deeper personal connections and more meaningful work in medicine. She gave me the tools to quiet my mind and listen to my heart so that I could find a new direction.  While she has a clear process mapped out for clients, it is incredibly fluid and allows her to be an expert guide as the transition journey takes unexpected twists and turns. Her worksheets for self-reflection, recommendations for reading and practical advice for exploring and networking set up a great foundation.  But beyond all of that, Heather also used our time to impart her wisdom about living my fullest life, being authentic and finding joy.  I thought I was beyond help, but with Heather’s guidance I have developed a whole new perspective and gratefully look forward to the next adventure.

    - Family Physician, New Hampshire

  • 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

  • “The ability that I have acquired to be able to stand up for myself in a toxic work environment, to be more sure of myself, to listen to my gut, to feel good about my abilities as a physician, and to not feel inadequate – are all because you have helped me to grow and to tap into my ‘true self.’ Thank you for bringing me to the point that I am today. I am forever grateful.”

    - M.M., Physician