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  • Writer's pictureCait Donovan

Tavona Denise Boggs: Your Thoughts Become Your Feelings and Actions

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Combine physical therapist, life coach and business mentor and you have TaVona Denise Boggs, PT. Her mission? To save as many physical therapists as she can from burnout, boredom, and glass ceilings.

Over the past 18 years, TaVona has worked as a clinician in various settings. Her personal experience with burnout led her to become a certified life and wellness coach, developing a unique approach to working with other clinicians experiencing symptoms of burnout.

She uses her background in healthcare and the past 10 years studying and engaging in non-traditional business models to help healthcare professionals create wellness businesses.

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TaVona and I discussed the difference between working in 'sick' care and working in health care and the life coaching moment that sparked her to start making different decisions about her life. One of the exercises she most often gives to coaching clients is to keep a notebook in their cars so when they leave work at the end of the day, they can take 5 minutes and brain dump everything that happened to create some space between their lives and their work before they head home and drag it all with them. In the nearly 35 conversations that I've had around burnout and recovery for this podcast, almost everyone has told me that some form of writing or journaling is part of their burnout resilience plan. Journaling has been scientifically proven to be helpful and it's something that I've used throughout my life to gain perspective and find out how I really feel about things when I'm hiding from that. TaVona shared the Thought Model of life coaching where you learn to unpack the reasons behind your behaviors so that you can change them. It consists of following an action back to a feeling and then a thought - and then challenging whether or not that thought is true and allowing yourself to readjust the whole system so that it works more for your benefit. We got some good examples going in the podcast, so if that feels like it could help you, listen in to the whole episode! If you prefer to read than to listen, you can download the transcript here! Prefer to listen on your favorite pod app? Here are your links:


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