Dr. Elaine Thallner is a practicing emergency physician and an experienced executive coach with a passion for helping talented, thoughtful, highly educated individuals enhance their leadership skills and their personal well-being. She has a broad base of knowledge about the current research in positive psychology and its relationship to the individual’s leadership and to the organization’s culture.
Elaine earned her MD from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She also earned a Master’s degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University and completed a fellowship in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety with the Veteran’s Administration.
She is has held several leadership positions both internal and external to her organization.
As a parent of five children, discovering ways to manage work-life balance is another interest (and challenge).
As a physician, Elaine quickly puts patients at ease by rapidly developing a human, trusting, caring and confidential relationship with them. She exhibits the same approach with coaching, believing that a trusting, positive relationship is critical to creating the proper interpersonal dynamic where the coachee can explore their growth opportunities, and be comfortable being challenged while feeling valued and respected always.
Elaine’s main focus is in healthcare, although she has coached individuals in other industries. She has had clients from several countries including the US, Indonesia, Turkey, and the Mideast.