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Our Coaches

Led by experienced coaches with over 30 years in health care, and joined by a small group of your peers, The Surgeon's Lounge is a unique opportunity to spend time on you, grow your confidence, develop your voice and find your direction.

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Heather Brod is an executive coach, consultant, speaker and facilitator primarily to the higher education, healthcare and professional services industries. As a coach she helps professionals cultivate mindsets and habits of authentic leadership. As a consultant she works with companies to create and implement
inclusive strategies that develop and leverage the skills of the workforce.

She is a nationally recognized expert in career development and has designed and delivered countless workshops and presentations on topics encompassing diversity, equity and inclusion, employee
retention, culturally responsive mentoring practices, and models for career development.

For over a decade, Heather led an organizational and talent development center for Ohio State’s College of Medicine. She co-founded the Midwest Collaborative for Faculty Affairs and Development (MCFAD), was a 2019 recipient of Ohio State’s Glass Breaker award and is past-President of the Columbus Chapter
of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

Heather earned her coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is accredited as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.


She has made Columbus, Ohio her home for over 20 years.

Heather Brod 

Sharon L. Stein MD, FACS FASCRS is a colon and rectal surgeon who has a passion for helping others.  Whether taking care of her patients, working for Doctors without Borders, or mentoring other surgeons, Sharon’s desire to make others succeed shines through.  


Sharon has achieved great accolades as a surgeon both nationally and internationally: Professor of Surgery, Master Clinician, President of the Association of Women Surgeons, honorary fellowship in international societies.   She is a sought after speaker with over 300 national and international presentations, and author of a book on laparoscopic colectomy.   


After performing thousands of surgeries, Sharon learned that skill in the operating room isn’t always enough to bring success or happiness outside of it.  Her journey has led her to develop a mastery of professional skills such as communication, negotiation and coaching, which she now uses to help others define their success and develop their voices. 


She is thrilled to be opening The Surgeon's Lounge with Heather Brod.  "Together, we can create a supportive community for women surgeons, to help them identify, reach and love their professional aspirations." 

For more information, check out her website at

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Sharon L. Stein
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