Podcast Episode 42 – Leadership Lessons from Disney to the Physician Moms Group – Dr. Hala Sabry

Leadership Lessons from Dr. Hala Sabry Physician Moms Group

Episode 42 – If you want to succeed in any area of your life, find out what a successful person has done and mirror that.  Dr. Hala Sabry is my guest on the podcast today, and she is a leader worth emulating.  I’m thrilled that she’s coming to share her business and leadership acumen with us. This is part one of a four part series with Dr. Sabry on leadership, business, work/life balance, and the future of Women in Medicine.

She spent 7 years at the Disney corporation learning leadership and business management techniques.  She also created the Physician Moms Group on Facebook, which now has over 115,000 members.  So, she definitely knows some things about leadership.  If you’re looking for help with becoming the leader that you wish you could be, this is a great place to start.  In this episode, we cover some great topics like mentorship, searching for opportunities, and seizing the spirit of adventure.

BONUS!!!!! Listen through to the end of the podcast to get instructions on how to become eligible to win one of the five free personal finance and career coaching sessions I’m giving away for free this month to podcast listeners!

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Meet Dr. Hala Sabry

Dr. Hala Sabry founder of Physician Moms Group

Dr. Hala Sabry is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG), and a super mom of five- with two sets of twins!

Being a mother of five has given Hala a unique expertise and skill set to help other parents in the medical field. After years of infertility, she found that balancing motherhood and a career in medicine was challenging.

She frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit her job in medicine, and she knew other mothers and physicians must have experienced the same struggles. She attributes having a solid support system (PMG) and life coaching in helping her manage her thoughts and reaffirm her “why.”

She has built one of the largest physician communities in the world (Physician Moms Group), now with 115,000+ members!  She’s also on the board of a new startup company to help connect patients and physicians.

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Show times

  • 00:00 – Introduction to the episode, and it’s time to celebrate Women in Medicine all month long!
  • 01:29 – Subscribe to the podcast, and please leave a review!  
  • 01:58 – There’s a special offer for the podcast listeners this episode!  Stay tuned to the end to find out how to get it!
  • 02:32 – This week’s sponsor is the online course, “On Time MD.”  Click this link and enter the code “2021” at checkout for 15% off!
  • 03:46 – Introduction to Dr. Hala Sabry, founder of the Physician Mom’s Group.
  • 05:54 – Part 1 of the four part series with Dr. Hala Sabry: business and leadership.
  • 06:58 – Dr. Hala Sabry talks about going to work at Disneyland and how that started her business journey.
  • 09:48 – Dr. Lacey shares his own business and leadership laboratory experience
  • 10:38 – Transitioning from Disney to medicine, Dr. Hala Sabry saw that the management was very different.  
  • 11:18 – Dr. Sabry shares that she was going to medical school because it was what her father wanted for her, but she completely fell in love with medicine.  
  • 14:00 – “I see a problem, I look for a solution.”  Dr. Hala Sabry says that’s how she has always been.
  • 15:34 – What were some of the biggest challenges for Dr. Sabry when she was at Disney?  She shares a story about the role an important mentor played in her life.
  • 17:49 – Don’t ask, “What’s the next step in my role?”  Ask instead, what’s the best role for my life?”
  • 20:28 – If you’re not looking for opportunities, you’re at the mercy of people who are.
  • 21:11 – How does Dr. Hala Sabry go about the process of looking for opportunities?
  • 26:53 – If you’re going to dream big, you need to make sure you can execute big!  A vision with no plan to execute is a wish.  You need the plan and the execution.  Dr. Hala Sabry does both.
  • 31:02 – It’s easy to be envious and resentful of other people’s success.  Don’t allow yourself to fall into that trap!  Take Dr. Hala Sabry’s lead and look for ways to grow and get better by following the examples of others.
  • 32:04 – Dr. Sabry says, “A leader is one who goes and makes leaders of other people.”
  • 35:53 – Connect with Dr. Hala Sabry.
  • 36:30 – Summary of the episode with Dr. Hala Sabry.  It’s amazing that the Physician Moms Group has grown so much.
  • 36:55 – This week’s free resource is a guide called “5 Critical Tools for Physician Leaders.”
  • 38:26 – Signing off!

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