Dr. Anne McNamara


I am a Certified Executive Coach with a background in clinical respiratory medicine, critical care, and medical leadership. I have a broad and deep experience of medicine.

My passion is to coach Physicians and Executives through their everyday challenges and extraordinary stresses. We work together to build resilience, clarify purpose, see potential, and foster joy.

I coach Doctors and Leaders who strive to lead through uncertainty and complexity in a way that aligns with their values and supports integration of all the facets of their unique life.

My background experience includes serving as a Medical Leader, and Specialist Physician in Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care.

Profession Licenses & Certifications


  • Certified Executive Coach (CEC), Royal Roads University, BC, Canada.
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation.
  • Core Strengths SDI 2.0 Facilitator.
  • Accreditation in the Resilience at Work Toolkit.
  • Certified EQi 2.0 Facilitator.
  • Certified Organisational LEADS Facilitator.
  • LEADS Canada Certified LEADS Coach. 


  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, General Medicine.
  • RCPS(C) Certification in Internal Medicine.
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada), Internal Medicine.
  • RCPS(C) Certification in Respiratory Medicine.
  • Specialist Certification, RCPS(C) Respiratory Medicine

Post Secondary Education:


  • RRU. Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching.
  • RRU. ADVC. Group and Team Coaching.
  • RRU. ADVC. Ethics and the Coaching Profession.


  • University of Otago Dunedin and Wellington. Medicine.
  • Medical Residency UBC Vancouver.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Otago, NZ
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University, BC.

Membership in Societies:

  • International Coaching Federation, Vancouver Chapter.
  • Institute of Coaching, McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
  • Canadian Society of Physician Leaders.Canadian College of Health Leaders.
  • Doctors of British Columbia.
  • Canadian Medical Association.
  • New Zealand Medical Association.
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada