"Vim equals energy and enthusiasm."

Debora Gama Lima, M.D.

Dr. Debora Gama Lima, MD is a physician executive coach who works with her clients to improve leadership skills, strengthen resilience, enhance decision making and prevent burn-out. Over the last five years, she has coached leaders, professionals, and teams in the fields of healthcare, education and IT.  She brings a wealth of both practical and theoretical material to every interaction.  Her academic work focuses on the challenges of the multi-generational workplace.

 She completed Residency in General Surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio followed by a Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona.  She is Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons and practiced general surgery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Gama Lima has endeavored to compliment her professional life experiences with academically focused training in the fields of communication, conflict resolution, burnout prevention, and mediation. She has attended courses throughout the country including Harvard (Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice), Stanford (Compassion Training at CCARE), Berkeley (The Greater Good Science Center), and Mayo Clinic (Attention and Interpretation Resiliency Program).  She is certified by the Neuro-Leadership Institute as an executive coach.  She has been a guest speaker at the American Association of Physician Leadership conference, a facilitator at LeaderShape (a non-profit organization working with young adults to create leaders with integrity) and has given Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds at Mayo Clinic.


Further, Dr. Gama Lima has developed and taught a resiliency-based curriculum for high school seniors at the BASIS Schools (Scottsdale, AZ) and is a Certified Therapy Dog Handler where she volunteers with adolescents within the Arizona foster care system.

The Arizona Attorney General Office certifies her as a mediator and small claims hearing officer. For the past two years, she is  Maricopa County Civil Court and City of Scottsdale appointed mediator.
She is teaching the Compassion Cultivation Training program with the Compassion Institute. This program was developed at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She current runs CCT workshops for business and community at large.

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