Hankins, Melissa

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Melissa Hankins

Melissa Hankins, MD is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, certified executive coach, and trauma-informed Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) practitioner. She is committed to helping others understand the impacts that early childhood experiences (including experiences that may or may not be considered traumatic in the traditional sense) have in the shaping of their thought and behavior patterns and the subsequent results in their adult lives. She is also dedicated to teaching them how to shift these patterns to create more desirable outcomes in their professional and personal lives.

Dr Hankins is the founder and CEO of Melissa Hankins Coaching, where she coaches physicians and other high-performers who may “look great on the outside” but are struggling on the inside. Her clients typically struggle with burnout, perfectionism, workaholism, and “trying to do all the things” and feeling completely overwhelmed in the process while doing their best not to show it. She supports her clients in identifying and releasing the limiting beliefs and patterns of behavior that no longer serve them, helping them rediscover and reconnect to their authentic self as they move forward to create the life and lifestyle they truly desire to live, both inside and outside of work.

Dr Melissa Hankins received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, then went on to attend Boston University School of Medicine for medical school.  She attended Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program in Boston MA to complete her psychiatry residency, and went on to work in various clinical settings, holding roles as leader for outpatient teams and Medical Director of an Adult Partial Hospital. In addition, Dr Hankins was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the Board of Registration of Medicine, an appointment she held for two terms.

Dr Hankins obtained her executive coach certification from the Graduate Executive Coaching Program led by Dr Lew Stern at William James College in Boston MA.  She has received extensive training (including that which focuses on trauma) over the past decade in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), and is completing her certification through EFT International, the largest accredited EFT organization in the world.

In addition to individual and group coaching, Dr Hankins has led interactive workshops and spoken to healthcare organizations and corporations, including at those at Weill-Cornell Medical, Stanford Medical School, University of California-Davis (June 2022), and Microsoft, as well as appeared on numerous podcasts discussing issues related to burnout, stress, trauma as physicians, perfectionism, emotional intelligence, and mindset.

Dr Melissa Hankins can be reached via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/melissahankinsmd, or email her at Hello@MelissaHankinsCoaching.com.

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