A Strong Leader Is A Stronger Teammate

Dr Stéphanie Melanson shares her journey of finding leadership coaching building on her sports medicine and personal life experience.

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Too often, in today’s busy world, people feel alone or overwhelmed by what society expects of them. A strong support system in your professional and personal life can help you manage those expectations, which is why a strong leader knows the importance of teamwork, just like Dr Stéphanie Melanson does.

Dr Stéphanie Melanson, who specializes in sports medicine, has seen first-hand from her time as an athlete growing up and in her work on the sidelines for FIFA Women’s world cup events how teamwork allows people to support each other.

That desire to support others brought her into the coaching world after seeing many women come into her family practice overwhelmed by what society expects them to be able to handle all at the same time. As a physician, mother of 3, wife and juggling many other responsibilities, she understood where they were coming from and wanted to help.

First 10 Minutes
We kick off the conversation by chatting about the podcast space and welcoming our guest Stéphanie Melanson to the podcast space. Stephanie is a doctor transitioning to specializing in sports medicine, but also plays a role as a family doctor and OBGYN. On top of that, she’s a mom and a leadership coach.

We hear about some of the high-level events that Stéphanie has participated in, including the FIFA events while 36 weeks pregnant. We hear what lessons Stéphanie took away from these experiences.

10 Minutes – 20 Minutes
We transition into speaking about what brought Stéphanie into the coaching after seeing how some women struggle from being overwhelmed by what they are expected to do in society. The group talks about how coaching integrates Stéphanie into her life.

20 Minutes – 30 Minutes
Emily asks about the best learnings Stéphanie has regarded her personal life and career as a physician.

Stéphanie talks about the benefit of mentorship that she had early in her career that allowed her to grow. She sees how coaching can help fill that space with the changes to the healthcare system. Emily asks how Stéphanie manages it all. Dave asks if that skillset is something that Stephane has always had.

30 Minutes – 40 Minutes
Stéphanie explains how being on sports teams growing up helped her a lot with adapting and being part of a team through her education as a doctor. And she found that flexibility was one of the best learnings she got from sports.

Dr Stéphanie Melanson

Dr Stéphanie Melanson

Physician - Personal, Executive and Leadership Coach

Stéphanie has always had a calling to help others.

Her hard work, grit and compassion helped her reach her goal of becoming a physician.

Her mission is to partner with people through compassion, courage and resilience to empower them to find their inner voice and strength to embrace any challenge. Her drive and motivation comes from connecting with people.

As a mother of three active kids, a wife, a family and sport physician, Stéphanie has demonstrated plenty of time management skills, resilience and courage.

On top of her medical duties, she has held multiple leadership roles in the medical field and with national and international sporting events. Physical activity and strong friendships keep her grounded.

Her curiosity motivates her to learn new things, undertake adventures and connect with people.

This drove her to pursue a coaching certification as a personal and business performance coach through the Canadian Coaching Academy. With this, she will help people find their confidence and inner voice to be their authentic selves without fear of judgment.

Her empowering leadership style helps create a safe space to facilitate client growth. She is currently working towards her certification with the International Coaching Federation.

Stéphanie’s areas of expertise include: physician coaching, health-care coaching, executive coaching, leadership development, career development, clinical and administrative workflow, burnout and work-life balance.