Janet Bickel is a nationally recognized career and leadership development expert with now 50 years of experience in academic medicine and science.

Over 125 academic health centers and 35 professional societies have invited her presentations and consultations. During the 25 years prior to creating her own coaching business, Janet held positions of increasing leadership at the Association of American Medical Colleges, including Associate Vice President for Medical School Affairs. She established an influential Office of Women in Medicine, including a series of leadership development programs that have stimulated the careers of thousands of women physicians and scientists. She has served the renowned Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program in multiple capacities.

In addition to her new book Equip your Inner Coach, Janet has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles and two books: Women in Medicine: Getting In, Growing, and Advancing (Sage Pub. Inc., 2000) and Educating for Professionalism: Creating a Culture of Humanism in Medical Education (U. of Iowa Press, 2000), edited with Delese Wear.

Between 1972-76, Janet served as founding admissions, financial aid and student affairs officer at the new Brown University Medical School. She holds a M.A. in sociology from Brown University and an A.B. in English from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Janet is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Center for Creative Leadership’s multi-rater feedback instruments, and the Emotional Intelligence In Relationships profile. She has completed Relationship Centered Health Care’s fellowships (Courage to Lead and Leading Organizations to Health) and NTL Institute’s Human Interaction Laboratory on Transforming Interpersonal Relationships, and has participated in Authentic Leadership in Action’s Shambhala Summer Institute and studied poetry with David Whyte.