Executive Coaching Program

The School of Medicine Executive Coaching Program provides executive coaching services to faculty in the clinical and basic sciences. This initiative is led by Sharon Hull, MD, MPH (Family Medicine and Community Health). Dr. Hull has many years of active coaching experience and is an Professional Certified Coach credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (see bio below).   

Starting in October of 2019, the program is pleased to announce the addition of a new internal coach, Jodi Hawes, MD (see bio below). Jodi is well-known to the Duke community and is a welcome member to the coaching team. She will be a wonderful resource to faculty who wish to pursue coaching.

Examples of available services include:

  • Leadership skill development
  • Career planning and strategies
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Work-life alignment
  • Successful interpersonal and communication skills
  • Institutional awareness-building
  • Professional assessments, including 360 reviews, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other assessments


The standard coaching rate is $250-$300 per hour, depending on the experience and credentials of the coach. Custom packages can be developed, and assessments are priced individually. To learn more about the program, please contact program assistant Kyle Nunn at kyle.nunn@duke.edu

Click here to see what faculty coaching clients say about the experience.

Click here for the Executive Coaching flyer


About the Coaches


Sharon Hull, MD, MPH, PCC, Executive Coach 

Sharon is a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is both an experienced faculty member and leader, and an experienced coach to faculty. She has over 27 years of experience in academic medicine, as a clinician, educator, researcher and administrator. She has served as department chair in other institutions.  In addition to her academic medicine credentials, she has completed formal training and certification as a professional coach. She is trained and certified in the administration of 360 assessments as well as other key psychological assessment instruments designed to support coaching services. Dr. Hull has eight years of experience working formally as a coach, and is particularly committed to helping academic scientists and clinicians develop successful and fulfilling careers. Dr. Hull is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She has attained the Professional Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation. At Duke, Dr. Hull also serves as the Senior Executive Coach for the Duke Health Clinical Leadership Program.



Jodi Hawes, MDExecutive Coach

Jodi is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a member of the Division of General and Community Neurology. Jodi completed the NC State University Business and Professional Coaching Certificate Program and is pursuing the Associate Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation (anticipated completion in 2020). She participated in the 2017 Duke Clinical Leadership Program and has been invited back as a team coach for every program since then. Jodi is an experienced clinician, educator and clinical researcher. She serves in leadership as Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Neurology. She worked as a physical therapist for 7 years before attending Albany Medical College. She completed her internship and residency at Duke. Following her fellowship in Neuro-rehabilitation at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, she returned to Duke as a faculty member. Jodi is committed to helping professionals reach their potential and attain fulfilling careers.


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