I had been practicing medicine as an Anesthesiologist for over 15 years when I went through burnout in 2012. It affected every aspect of my life, my career, and my relationships. I went from feeling like I was successful at everything to feeling like I couldn’t do anything right. I felt so alone, lost and confused, and I was going through the motions of life without the happiness and purpose that I once felt so strongly.
That was the beginning of my journey to the happy, fulfilled, purpose-driven life that I live today. I have been married to the love of my life for 23 years, and we are happier together now than ever. I have two wonderful kids, and I have time to pursue the things that I love to do, and I am very successful in my career. I live a life with minimal stress and lots of joy and passion.
Now that I have recovered from burnout, my mission is to teach and coach others in how to live a life that has less stress and more balance, health, love, energy and passion. Burnout is not an inevitable part of being successful. My approach to preventing and overcoming burnout is spiritual, heart, and values centered, but is not “woo-woo”.
As a physician I am still an avid student of the scientific literature, and I bring my studies about what is known about burnout and other stress-related conditions from both social science and medical science to my coaching. The beautiful convergence of spiritual and scientific is what I love sharing. Science is showing us what we already know–that developing a life where we train and use our thoughts and our emotions to serve us and our purpose in life is the way to achieve more longevity, better health, less stress and to live the life that we really want to live.
Dr. Ansari-Winn received her Bachelor of Science, Medical Doctor, and Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her certification in Co-Active Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute and is a graduate of CTI’s year-long leadership incubator, the Co-Active Leadership Program. She is also certified through the Physician Coaching Institute as a coach for physicians. Dr. Ansari-Winn’s goal is to teach at least one million people so that they can live with health, energy, alignment, love, joy and fulfillment.