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Life Coach Gillianne DeFoe Shares Her Inspiration Behind Her Business The Time MD

My work as a personal brand photographer allows me to meet and work with amazing womxn making the world a better place with their passion. It's genuinely one of the best parts of my job.

Not to mention the collaborative spirit that comes from envisioning, planning, and creating an epic brand shoot lights my soul on fire.

I could never have imagined that I'd be able to bring together my love for education, my obnoxious organizational skills, and my passion for photography into an offer that serves bomb-ass womxn.

Every womxn has a unique story that has brought her to a place in her life where she decided it was time to make her dreams a reality. Deciding to create a life that you love, whether pursuing a career or building a business, takes guts.

That's why I celebrate every womxn's courage by sharing her story. Today I want you to meet Gillianne, a life coach helping physicians manage their time so they can feel more in control of their lives.

What is the name of your business or blog?

The Time MD

Lifestyle portrait of life coach Gillianne Defoe from a personal branding shoot by LeeAnn Stromyer a Pittsburgh based brand photographer.
Life Coach Gillianne Personal Branding Photography, Pittsburgh Pa

What motivated you to start your business?

The need to explore what else I am made of. I loved my work as a clinician, but I was searching for something more. I knew that there was more to me. I just did not know what it was.....I discovered coaching after working with a coach myself after I felt I was at a crossroads.

What impact for good do you hope your business has on the world?

I am a life coach and I help women physicians manage their time so that they can be more in control of their lives. I think more than ever we realize as a society that we need doctors inclusive of female doctors.

Yet, many of us docs are simply burnt out by the demands of medicine, leaving us no time for self-care-sleep, exercise, no time for taking care of our family the way we tell our patients to take care of theirs.

We ( docs) live a life of hypocrisy because of this, which creates moral injury. I have created a program exclusive to physicians with skills and tools that they can use to take back the reins in their lives and create time so that they never have to feel that they are sacrificing their well-being.

Still life photo for a personal brand photography session by LeeAnn Stromyer.

What tools, systems, or processes are must-haves for any entrepreneur looking to save time and be efficient?

Haha.. perfect question for a time management coach.