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Reclaim Control of your Life

Physician Coach

Diely Pichardo-Johansson, MD. 

Empowerment Coach

I’m a former oncologist who, after becoming a cancer survivor, decided that life is too short to live without passion.

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I help physicians elevate their mindset so they can regain freedom and control of their lives

 

Hello, I’m Diely, a former hematologist-oncologist turned life coach after surviving cancer.

I understand the frustrations of life as a physician—I’ve been there. From dealing with the business side,  to patients’ unrealistic expectations, it often seems like our careers are in the hands of others. However, I’ve learned from experience that true freedom begins from the inside out. It all starts with the main factor under our control: personal growth.

I specialize in assisting physicians in elevating their self-worth, gaining clarity of purpose, and establishing healthy boundaries in both their careers and personal lives. 

I have a particular interest in addressing the unique challenges physicians encounter in their personal relationships, including navigating dating,  marriage, parenting, and divorce.

I’m your One-Stop Solution for all your Physician Coaching Needs

Job dissatisfaction

Considering to quit medicine

Improving Romantic Relationships

Divorce Recovery

Setting better boundaries and improved communication

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Life is too short to live without passion

Testimonials

When I first started working with Diely, I was in a very difficult place in my life, grieving the loss of my marriage, and another breakup after it. Emotionally, I felt like I was in this dark hole that I could not crawl out of. I am happy to say that after many months of working with Diely not only am I in a new, healthy, and loving relationship with a partner, but I am also in a new, healthy, and loving relationship with myself. Working with Diely has given me so much perspective, and healing of old wounds. She does not just give you tools to work with for the current time, but these are tools for life that can carry you through many areas to help you become the best version of yourself that you can be. She is a truly gifted life coach who is so dedicated, and compassionate towards her clients. It felt at times like she was right there in the trenches with me helping me navigate some very difficult times, and all of my work with her has been so transformative and life changing. I would 1000% recommend Diely to any one who is serious about making changes in their life, whether it be personally, professionally, help with relationships, she will help you through it all. Diely has been worth every second of this soul-searching journey, and I am forever grateful that she was, and still is a part of my journey.
Shari T
When I first met Diely I was “The Hot Mess Express” I was separating from the man I’d been married to for over twenty years, and I felt so broken. I’d been trying to grasp straws just to hold things together and make my life look great. After just one session I had the realization that I didn't even know myself. I never even thought about who I was or what I liked—it wasn't even an option. I always put everyone else in my family ahead of me. The greatest impact from the coaching was discovering myself, and I can’t thank Diely enough for it. I couldn’t have survived my divorce process without Diely. Seriously, I would have probably needed to be numb and medicated to get through it! She kept telling me “You can do this. You're strong.” She was absolutely amazing. Without her, I would’ve never processed my divorce, and probably would’ve made the same mistakes all over again. Instead, I came out a better person at the end. Diely was also enlightening when it was time to date again. She inspired me to dream big and to define what I wanted in a new relationship. My first answer was, “I want peace.” I’m happy to report that’s exactly what I have now with my new boyfriend. Now, I don't even feel like the same person. Even at work, everybody tells me, “You're a different . You are glowing. You're way more confident.” I'm not the people pleaser anymore. I don't have to make everybody around me happy. If you're unhappy, I'm okay with that. I'm okay with walking away and not trying to fix you. "
Misty L
"Diely has been invaluable in helping me find inner peace, as a surgeon, mother and partner. I am a new-to-practice, young female plastic surgeon. When another surgeon friend connected me to Diely, I was struggling with the transition from residency to my first job, and I had a brand-new baby! Things with my career were not feeling right, and I struggled with figuring out how to advocate for myself and communicate. Diely helped me navigate this until I found internal clarity. She also helped me solidify what I truly valued, and how to integrate it into all the complicated pieces of life. While this did take months, I saw our work together as a partnership and investment in my current and future self. Throughout our work together, I became more assertive, a better communicator, and built skills to help me through any difficult life situation. I now have a new job in which things have been good. It's been a stable experience and I'm definitely appreciating that. I know what to expect and feel pretty secure*. Diely has been invaluable in helping me to find inner peace, as a surgeon, mother, partner, and working professional. I highly recommend her without hesitation."
Dr. B
"Meeting Diely and using her as my life coach was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Her deep intellect and guidance gave me strength and clarity during the most confusing time of my life. When I was referred to Diely by my physician, I was at a crossroads. I had been married for 29 years and felt trapped in an unfaithful, untruthful, unpassionate but comfortable marriage. I have 3 children who were happy and thought their parents were happy. I knew I was unhappy, and I wanted more for my life, but I was guilt ridden at the thought of hurting my family. My self-esteem was at its lowest and I didn't trust my own thoughts and decisions. Diely helped me let go of the guilt and to realize I deserved to be happy. She guided me through what happiness meant to me personally by identifying my core values. Realizing what I needed to live a fulfilled and happy life has opened a whole new world for me. I have clarity and confidence in the direction my life is headed. I am constantly amazed by the new people, experiences, and possibilities life presents to me on a daily basis now. I wake up every morning excited about what life has instore for me next. Best of all, I have my self-esteem back and I know I can stand on my own and be just fine. Fortunately, I don't have to be alone because I am in love with a wonderful man that fulfills all of needs. I look forward to the beautiful future we will make together. I will forever be grateful for Diely and all the love, compassion, clarity, guidance and enlightenment she has brought to me."
KS
"My divorce could have been debilitating, but Diely helped me manage the storm and come out with a smile. I cannot say enough about how grateful I am. Her wisdom as an oncologist, breast cancer survivor, and life coach is beyond money. She is absolutely amazing in directing the inner healing of life’s trauma." I cannot tell you how thankful I am to have an inspirational woman, physician, and life-changing advocate in my life. She is life-changing."
Carmal M
"I Saw My Husband Change in Front of My Eyes. I started the sessions with Diely during a difficult moment in my marriage. When we started I thought, “If I just try a little harder, if I just clean the house better, If I just wear a little make up—maybe then my husband will be nice to me.” And, of course, nothing seemed to work. I’ve learned through Diely to understand my husband better, how to talk to him, and most importantly, I learned that I have to do more things for myself. Because when I make myself happy—that makes my husband happy. The emails after each session were wonderful reminders of things I’d forgotten, and I re-read them again weeks later, to put old and new ideas together. With Diely in my ear, focusing more on gratitude, I saw him change in front my eyes. He’s more attentive. He’s more patient—which is a word I’d never used to describe him. He even made me coffee and held hands with me last weekend! I almost wanted to ask, “Who are you?” I know we’ll still have bad days, but this is the first time in a long time I feel he and I are good—something is definitely changing. All the little pieces are coming together. Before, I couldn’t focus on the next step of my career. My marriage worries took all my mental space and I felt, “I can’t handle one more thing.” But now I’m regaining my strength and opening my mind to opportunities. Now I’m a t peace enough to open other doors to where my life can go from here."
Maria J.
"The Coaching Improved My Self-esteem. I feel like a different person from who I was six months ago. Before the coaching, I felt stuck, and I was going through the motions. Now I feel more comfortable using my voice. I am more present. I feel more in control of how I’m handling life, and I’m better at catching myself if I’m falling into self-deprecation. The coaching helped me know myself better and improved my self-esteem. Before, I knew all the negative things about me, but during the coaching we targeted positive traits. I discovered that many qualities I aspired to were already present in me, which was a great revelation. When I feel unsettled, I have a concrete vision of what I want to live my life by and how I want my relationships to be. All that helped me transition to a new job and has translated into a better relationship with my boyfriend. In summary, I have grown. Some of what I learned, I could’ve figured out eventually—but it would’ve taken me thirty years, instead of six months. Having these revelations now, in my twenties, is very refreshing."
C.M.
“I’m in love and having a blast. I had a breakup after a 15-year relationship. Diely helped me deal with the adjustment to being single, and figuring out how to create my ‘new normal.’ She helped me feel OK with being alone, and helped me find myself. For a while, I was afraid of attempting a new relationship. Then, Diely helped me prepare to be in the dating world again. She helped me clarify exactly what I wanted in a man, and to release my blocks to obtain it. Thanks to that, when Ron appeared in my life, I was ready. I can’t say enough about Ron. He’s so loving, and sexy, and passionate, and kind, generous, and sweet. He’s just amazing. I’m having a blast. We laugh‑and laugh. I’ve never laughed this much in my entire life! Smitten is the right word to describe me.” Experiencing love like this reminded me of something Diely once told me [from The Four Agreements]: When we’re starving, even a slice of stale pizza seems good. But later on, we taste really delicious food and we raise the bar. We ask ourselves “What was I thinking? Why did I ever settle for so little before?” I am so grateful, Diely. Thank you for all you do."
Donna Johnston, MD
"After raising three daughters while working full-time as a physician, I’ve been an empty-nester for four years and I’m still adjusting to having time to do what I want to do. Before I started having sessions with Diely, my mind felt messy, like the junk drawer in your house where you throw everything. Now, I feel more clear about my goals. I used to feel guilty every time I did something that wasn’t productive or work related. Now I’m better at cutting myself some slack. I feel more validated to do things with my husband and family. I understand better that those things are important and worth spending time doing."
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F.C, MD
"I'm a single father trying to reconcile dating with full time custody of my daughter and the challenges of COVID times. Diely's emotional insight and intuition have really helped deepen my understanding of myself, my life and my situations. Her experiences and skills have come across in a way I would've never expected. She helps me see things from a different perspective. I tend to hide from my own emotions. Diely's relatable stories allow me to be more open and connect. Then what I learn through my own sharing becomes the greatest benefit from the coaching. The best part is that it's been easy, it feels good, and afterwards, I'm glad I did it.  After my call each week I have renewed optimism, focus and a clear driving purpose to go after my goals, it just wouldn't be possible on my own. Thank you."
Marcus B.
"After nine years of closing my heart, Diely’s coaching helped me open up and give myself permission to enter a new romantic relationship. Before I started working with Diely, I felt I was trapped in a labyrinth; and now the door is open. (I may not be completely out yet, but I see a way out). I realized I was my own jailer; I was a prisoner of my rigid way of thinking. I wasn’t empowering myself or giving myself freedom to receive what I needed. Not what the world was telling me I needed, but what I truly wanted. I have no way to predict if this new relationship will be my last one, or just part of my growth process, but I’m very happy, and learning to take it one day at a time. I'm giving myself permission to live."
T. H.
"I never imagined the many blessings I was about to receive after meeting Dr. Diely. While 2020 was a difficult year for many people, thanks to Diely, for me it also represented a year for reinvention, excelling, and growth. It represented the beginning of a new and more exciting chapter in my life! I would need to write a book about the teachings I have received from her. (And it wouldn’t be a bad idea!) Besides the knowledge she has accumulated throughout the years as an oncologist, a writer and a dedicated student in the field of self-improvement, Diely's personal life experiences make her a very compassionate, empathic, and understanding coach. She carefully listens and genuinely cares about everything I have to share. After having weekly sessions with her, I understood the importance of having someone to grab my hand and show me the path to a better version of myself. Every woman needs a Diely in her life! Every woman needs to feel as lucky and blessed as I do!"
Adriana Marquez
"While working on starting my new business, Diely’s coaching has provided me with a space for reflection. It has led me to identify troublesome life areas, observe them from a different perspective and gain greater clarity about them. She has also provided me tools that have made it much easier to make decisions, take action and generate concrete change, allowing me to move forward with greater ease and enthusiasm."
Lily P
“I’ve never met someone more positive than Diely. No matter what you throw at her, she always finds a positive side and a reason for gratitude She radiates contagious joy. Even if I’m feeling down or sick, her mere presence through video chat lifts me. Diely’s also an admirable role model. She manages her family beautifully and keeps alive the romance and flame in her marriage. Despite having four children, including kids with challenges, she deals with them with such calm. Oh, and she also beat cancer! Adversities have not brought down her spirit. She reminds me of a master juggler. Even better, a bullfighter holding the bull by the horns—while laughing, making it look so effortless."
Iris C
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