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The Mentor: Lisa Herbert, MD, FAAFP

Updated: Feb 6

Dr. Lisa Herbert is an executive leadership coach, speaker, respected family physician and DE&I consultant who brings over 20 years’ experience of providing primary care and serving as a healthcare leader. Dr. Herbert has a unique background and extensive experience of being a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health, academic medicine, and the health insurance industry. She has held roles as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Physician Advisor/Medical Director for a large hospital system, Medical Director for a six-center family planning agency and Medical Director at a local and national insurance company.

As the Founder and CEO of Just The Right Balance LLC, she offers coaching, consulting, workshops and training to help physicians and healthcare providers transition into high performing leaders who will improve the healthcare landscape by building healthy communities and strong organizations. With the creation of the Physician Rising Up Leadership Program, organizations can have access to the Physicians Leadership Academy training and resources needed to support physicians in their transition from medical practice to medical leadership. Dr. Herbert also offers specialty training for women physician leaders.

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As a DE&I coach and consultant she helps organizations create a strategy of identifying opportunities to develop a culture of inclusion, begin to create equitable systems and retain high performing leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Dr. Herbert’s private clientele include major hospitals and healthcare organizations who have taken the steps to develop and retain and high performing physician leaders. This has resulted in reduced turnover and improved physician wellbeing and career satisfaction. She speaks, teaches and consults on topics such as physician burnout, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, improving the patient experience and customer service.

Dr. Herbert volunteers in her community as a volunteer faculty member with the Morehouse School of Medicine where she mentors and trains medical students. Her years of service led her to receive the distinguished Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Herbert earned her undergraduate degree from Stonybrook University, her Doctor of Medicine degree from Upstate Medical Center, completed her residency at Mountainside Hospital, NJ and completed her certification in Personal and Executive Coaching from the CaPP Institute. She is a proud mom of two adult children, Nigel and Janelle. When she is not working, Dr. Herbert achieves balance by enjoying the arts, traveling, reading a good book and hanging out with her family

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Dr. Herbert’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Number 2: Have a life outside of work.

Number 3: Trust your gut.

Notable quotes from Dr. Herbert’s interview:

I think I started to realize that there was a lot more that I could give outside of my practice, and there was a lot more I could do outside of just the one-on-one that we do as practicing physicians.
A Coach will be helpful for you to figure it out. Are you on the right career path? Are you getting the resources that you need? Are you asking for the resources that you need? I took her up on it, and hired the coach. And it was one of the best decisions I could have made, because there were things that I just didn’t know.
Who better are physicians going to really gel with other than another physician who’s walked that walk.
I’m really looking to be that bridge and to help organizations to become effective in their roles of serving others.
I couldn’t give to those I loved and serviced if my cup was empty.

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