Doctors must lead. Physicians have the technical expertise and the comprehensive tacit knowledge required to create an excellent healthcare future.”
– Patty Fahy MD, founder of Fahy Consulting

This guide is based on the neuroscience of leadership. In a nutshell—it’s a how-to on keeping brains out of the threat state so people can function at their very best. The content in this guide is among the first things we present in our leadership seminars. Use it! You just might transform your workplace.

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Licensed to Lead Podcast

Join Licensed to Lead Podcast Host Patty Fahy, MD as she shares the evidence for why physicians must lead us out of our chronic healthcare system morass. Offering the needed care and caring for patients is a deeply held value of healthcare professionals and employees at every level. In recent decades, the commoditization of physicians has created harm for physicians, their careers, and the medical profession. But importantly, all the stakeholders and the many interwoven pieces of the entire healthcare system have also been harmed.

During our current tumultuous time, the profound capability, credibility, and leadership of physicians have become obvious to all. The commitment of physicians, nurses, and their teams are on display around the world. More than ever, it is clear why physicians must lead in order to restore excellent patient care as the central focus of healthcare.  It is time to place the financial tools and the business school mindset in the appropriate subordinate position.

Patty has twenty years of experience working with leaders in healthcare—as a member of an executive team, founder of a successful coaching and consulting firm, and as a committed physician advocate.

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Consulting & Coaching

We consult with Leadership Teams to tackle demanding engagement issues and culture change.  We design laser-focused programs to improve Leadership Team communication and alignment.

When leaders want a One-on-One coaching approach to prepare for a transition or transform their energy and presence, we offer evidence-based programs.

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Hiring Requires Tenacity & References

“Our candidates fall short in the EQ area….It’s almost as if we close our eyes and hope for the best—and then wonder why we didn’t get it.”  – healthcare executive

In this blog you will learn how to avoid that devastating mistake of hiring the wrong person.


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Patty Fahy over many years on a variety of mission-critical initiatives including executive team restructuring and coaching, and consulting with our Board of Directors on a variety of human resources and organizational development issues. She has extraordinary insight into human behavior and is able to make quick connections to help people navigate through complex situations. There has been a long-term ROI on the work she has done.

Nabil Chehade, MD, MSBS Senior Vice President Population Health
The MetroHealth System

Patty and Lynn brought strong facilitation and team building principles to our executive team strategic planning retreat. Their insights on team dynamics and their nuanced and thoughtful facilitation – laced with humor – were invaluable to the successful outcomes we achieved.

Ishwari VenkataramanVice President, Strategy and Business Planning
Alameda Health System

I’ve had plenty of experiences with leadership training in the past, but Patty and Lynn were the first instructors that helped me connect emotionally to the material. Through their instruction, I learned how to communicate in a way that both utilizes my strengths and recognizes the differences in the ways we listen. I feel like I have a much better framework to solve disputes and to engage my staff.

Brooks Moore, MDAssistant Medical Director Emergency Medicine
Grady Health System

I very much appreciate the expertise that Fahy Consulting brought to our organization–Patty and Lynn build great relationships and go over the top to support physician leaders.

John C. McDonald, DO, FACOICHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Vice Chair, Board Chair, Academic Institute CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System