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Get the Tools & Support You Need to Make a Real Difference as a Physician Wellness Champion

Our 2020 Retreat Dates are Set


  ⟩⟩  September 24-27 LIVE and IN PERSON
At the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle Washington

Check Your Calendar Now!

167 Wellness Champions Trained to Date
Proven Tools to Lower Stress For YOU,
13 Hours of CME ~ 12 Weeks Comprehensive Follow Up
Only 36 like-minded physician leaders like you

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SAVE $500 with Group Registration of 2 or more

by Dike Drummond MD, CEO of TheHappyMD.com

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I invite you to join a select group of like-minded physician leaders in Seattle, Washington in 2020 - to learn proven tools and share success stories - and bring home better ways to care for yourself and your people

We Teach the Three Critical Skill Levels to be an Effective Physician Wellness Champion

- Take Better Care of Your People & Yourself
- Build a Culture of Support, Trust and Engagement on Your Teams
- Hard Wire Wellness into Your Entire Organization

In the last two years we have graduated 167 Physician Wellness Champions from this retreat where we teach a full library of skills learned from our comprehensive experience preventing physician burnout:
-- Over 3000 hours of one on one physician coaching experience
-- Training over 40,000 doctors to recognize and prevent burnout
-- Working with over 175 healthcare organizations, associations and societies
-- On four continents to date


“This was HUGE!! Managing how I will interact with those upstream and downstream to make an impact on wellness. Makes me feel excited to have new skills / tools to use.”


“Gives me the tools to start our own burnout committee and implement strategies at our workplace. Also a lot of insight into myself.”


Here's how one of last year's participants felt about her retreat experience:



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We know you are a special kind of physician leader.

You really care about your people or you would not be looking at this page in the first place. You see the burnout all around - you can feel their pain - and you are driven to do something to take better care of your colleagues.

You understand the common sense power of the Quadruple Aim - that the highest quality Patient Care depends on having healthy, happy, engaged physicians and staff. 

physician-leadership-physician-burnout-quadruple-aim.jpgYou are probably stuck in the vise of the Big Squeeze too:

  • Getting pressure from the C-Suite above - on quality, performance and profits 
  • And pressure from your over-stressed doctors below - as they struggle to keep up with the daily patient and documentation chores

You know how difficult it can be to live the Quadruple Aim when the C-Suite mandates and people's human needs don't align. If only there were simple tools to lower stress and build balance for yourself and your people. 

For seven years now, we have been building and testing that Quadruple Aim Leadership Toolkit. 

We now have over 3000 hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience and have trained over 40,000 physicians for 175 corporate clients to date. This experience has allowed us to build and test hundreds of tools to lower stress, prevent burnout and become a much more effective leader. 

  • for Individual Doctors
  • Physician Leaders
  • and Healthcare Organizations of any size

Now you can join us in Seattle to learn & practice these proven tools and begin to lead with the power of the Quadruple Aim.


“Dike is the most honest person/expert I know dedicated to resolving physician burnout. His approach is abundantly pragmatic, deeply motivational and he has built a system that anyone can understand.”

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Ideal Retreat Participant:

The Retreat was designed specifically for physicians in a "straddle leader" position – seeing patients AND holding a designated leadership position at the same time.

AND it is ideal for any physician leader in any leadership position in any healthcare organization. 

This double part-time job description puts straddle leaders at unique risk for their own burnout and hamstrings their ability to be an effective leader. This is why we designed the training so each day takes you to a new and deeper level. 

Day One
- Personal tools to prevent your own burnout

Day Two
- Leadership tools to support your direct reports and teams

Day Three
- A four-part strategy to hard wire the Quadruple Aim into your entire organization.

physician-leadership-activities-of-daily-leadership-adls-physician-burnout.jpgYou Will:

  • Learn how to recognize and prevent burnout in yourself and your colleagues. Physician Leaders are at special risk for burnout for a simple reason: you were never taught about burnout or leadership in your medical education. Learn simple tools to take much better care of yourself and your people. 
  • Learn how to run better meetings, manage your boss, build more life balance, delegate effectively, deal with disruptive colleagues and much, much more.
  • Build your personal burnout prevention strategy and become a mentor and role model to your people. So often physician leaders actually model burnout for their people - exhausted, overwhelmed and distracted. Don't let this happen to you. 
  • Learn simple methods to build a culture of trust and engagement on your teams - even with your busy schedule. The fundamental currency of leadership is TRUST. Learn how to build trust with your people in every conversation.
  • Stop having to do all the work yourself -- learn how to get your people on board and pulling their weight right from the start of your projects - without having to order them around
  • Learn a burnout prevention strategy for your whole organization - just four parts, lead by a single committee - to install the Quadruple Aim in your culture.
  • We will also build an ongoing support community of like-minded leaders so you will never feel like you are alone in the trenches again. We will have a weekly group coaching phone calls and a private Facebook page for a full three months following the retreat. You will be able to post questions and request support 7 days a week and our entire group will pile in to help out. 


Here's another of our Retreat Participants

 [Full Retreat Testimonials Here ]

“The connections with other physician leaders is invaluable! The tools are broken down into bite sized actions that make success with utilization extremely likely.

The concept of starting with myself and building on that is critical to me being an effective leader and a change agent in my organization. I am excited that my investment in this retreat will benefit my partners and staff.”

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BeatlesEdgewaterOur Retreat Venue is the Edgewater Hotel on the waterfront in beautiful Seattle, Washington 

This uber hip venue is right on the water in downtown Seattle. Mount Rainier is on one horizon, the Olympic Mountains are on the other and the fabulous Pike Place Market is just 3 blocks away.

This is the venue where back in the day, the Beatles fished out of one window (that is a real picture) and Led Zeppelin threw a couch out of another.

The Space Needle is just up the hill and Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia are just a short drive, boat trip or float plane ride away.

The food is great -- and there is plenty of it -- and it serves as a convenient home base to explore the rest of the city or the region.

In the afternoon we will be finished by three with plenty of time for case presentations and Q& A ... and the rest of the day and evening is free for you to explore
all the riches of Seattle and the Puget Sound. 

We strongly encourage you to take a few extra days - especially after the retreat - and turn this into a world-class getaway. 

The Retreat is Certified for 13 Hours of CME Credit by the AAFP.


This unique retreat experience is for you if ...

~ You want a break from taking care of everyone else and some time to focus 100% on you – relaxing, recharging your batteries, taking a good look at your practice, your leadership role and your life from a different perspective — and getting crystal clear on what you really want going forward

~ You want to build a more balanced life – so you are not always at the mercy of your career, your practice and your patients

~ You want to stop working so hard - learn how to spend your time in the office actually seeing patients — and leading your teams - rather than being constantly hassled by your EMR, worthless meetings and the dozens other clerical tasks that end up on your desk

~ You want to take your career back - to make it yours, rather than be told what you can and cannot do. It is time to stop trying to fit into "the way we do things around here" and build your Ideal Practice.

~ You may be surprised to realize your leadership academy year or even your MBA didn't teach you what you really needed to be an effective leader. You are desperate for some simple skills that will get your teams engaged and participating from the start, allow you to cut your meetings in half, make all of them much more effective, help you delegate effectively, give meaningful feedback and deal with disruptive colleagues. 

~ You realize you have been living Einstein’s definition of insanity and want a way out. You know how crazy it feels to  …”Do the same things over and over and expect a different result” but have not been able to find a way out on your own

~ You could really use a world class vacation to one of the most beautiful places on earth 

~ You are tired of trying to figure this out all by yourself. You would like support to make these changes from an experienced coach/consultant and an group of like- minded physician leaders.



 The Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat is an entire system for TRANSFORMATION.

- You will step outside your normal life for four days skill building and building a detailed action plan for real and lasting change. Four days of our highest level of personal support, training, action planning and mastermind sessions.

- You will learn proven methods to carve out more quality time for your people, yourself and your family. Tools we have tested - and proven to be effective - in the real lives of hundreds of modern physicians in all specialties. 

- You will learn ways to get your work done and get home sooner - without working harder. More field-tested tools to use your team more effectively and become the eye of the storm in your practice day.

- All this will take place in the Pacific Northwest with the shopping, dining, entertainment, water and mountain adventures the Puget Sound and the "Canadian Riviera" can offer.  Our waterfront Seattle setting offers you the opportunity for a world class vacation filled with nearly unlimited unique experiences. Pike Place Market and the Space Needle are blocks away and Victoria and tea at the Empress Hotel and Butchart Gardens are a short float plane ride to the northwest.


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I hope to meet you in Seattle in 2020.

We have declared 2020 to be the Year of the Quadruple Aim. We can't wait to help you get started.

Click here to contact us directly if you have any questions or would like immediate support for you or your people.

Keep breathing and have a great rest of your day,


Dike Drummond MD
CEO, TheHappyMD.com