Dr. Jeff Comer is the son of a hospital CEO and has spent 20 years as an acute and behavioral health hospital CEO himself. He has led rural hospitals and large urban medical centers. He focuses much of his career on short-term turnarounds where he works to save hospitals from closure.
Seeing the stress in hospital CEO roles, Jeff pursued his doctoral education in psychology with research interests in evolutionary psychoneuroimmunology and stress reactivity. He enjoys blending his background as a hospital CEO with his expertise in stress management, helping high performers to find more fulfilled professional and personal lives and avoid burnout.
This podcast was done with the Medical Group Management Association. It is a prelude to the MGMA annual conference in San Diego this October where I will be one of the kickoff keynote speakers.
Times have never been more uncertain. If you’re anything like my wife (Mariah) and I, the constant threats of the current state (from pandemic to politics to the economy) leave you with perpetual gnawing feelings of stress. And nowhere does this show up more than at home in our personal lives! The stress of uncertainty can feel isolating, but you’re definitely not alone. We invite you to come into our living room with us for this special “Living Room Psychology Chat” with Jeff and Mariah Comer.
Jeff will be awarded his doctorate in psychology in November. His dissertation was in stress management for high performers and he has encountered plenty of stress himself in his 20 years of being a hospital CEO running high-stakes hospitals across the country.
Mariah holds a degree in philosophy and is also trained in yoga, meditation, and several fitness and wellness coaching formats. She runs wellness programming at a wellness resort start-up and also has 2 businesses of her own.
More importantly, though, together we’ve been through enough uncertainty for a lifetime! From frequent moves for the healthcare industry, to family members with cancer, to a 5-year international adoption journey–we’ve learned through personal experience that the art of stress management during uncertainty can be improved upon! It’s a skillset–albeit an emotional one–that doesn’t exempt you from stressful feelings but does mitigate their lasting impact.
We want the first of these “living room psychology chat” series to be cozy and community-focused, which is why we’re limiting this workshop to real-time live participation.
Please note that the ticket price is per household; if you have a spouse or family member(s) who you’d like to have attend with you, we welcome that.