Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Navigating the Return: Redefining the Process

The essential role of executive coaching to assist patients in returning to work

We are excited to share with you the next interview in our “Beyond the Page” series featuring Schira Lillis

Imagine stepping back into the office after months of medical leave. Navigating the return can be a mammoth task, don’t you agree? In this enlightening conversation, I sat down with Schira Lillis, a certified coach with 25 years of corporate and professional services experience.

Schira’s extensive expertise encompasses a diverse range of roles including research, financial analysis, strategic planning, business development, corporate communications, and executive coaching and training.  An alumna of Wharton and a certified coach from INSEAD, Schira has left her mark in prominent global consulting firms and banks while also imparting knowledge in esteemed universities. It was throughout this multifaceted journey that she uncovered her fervor for leadership development and the transformative impact of coaching in unleashing the full potential of leaders.

We shed light on Schira’s journey from being a coachee to becoming a certified coach, reflecting on her insightful article “Navigating the Return: The essential role of executive coaching to assist patients in returning to work”. Together, we explored the diverse strategies to coaching and humanizing healthcare.

In the second half of our discussion, we addressed the elephant in the room – the necessity of a smooth re-onboarding process. By sharing her expert perspective, Schira emphasized the importance of a proper re-onboarding plan, and how it doesn’t just benefit the employees returning, but also leaders and the entire team. We also delved into the role of succession planning and how a coach can be instrumental in easing the transition. So, brace yourself for a riveting conversation with Shira Lillis, as we redefine the process of returning to work after an extended leave and humanize healthcare.

In this episode, I talk with Schira Lillis about her article published in our September 2023 issue.

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