Meet Coach April
April Elliott is an award-winning medical doctor, health and well-being expert, coach, and speaker
A Doctor of Medicine with a unique approach
She helps people worldwide understand their core values and make their own critical decisions and changes that facilitate stress reduction, physician burnout treatment, and live with increased wellness and resilience.
As the Section Head (and program founder) of Adolescent and Emerging Adult health in a prominent Canadian hospital for the past 20 years, April overcame the stress and potential burnout associated with leading and building programs and demonstrated resilience and integration in her own career and family life.
In 2016 April pursued her Executive Coaching certification at Berkeley University, California and began applying these concepts into her clinical services.
Finally, in 2017 she began coaching high-performance clients by utilizing her experience with building work-life equilibrium through an integrative approach focused on core values that can help equip people to live their best lives.
As an executive and resiliency coach, April has worked with a broad range of high output clients, including physicians and other health care professionals, senior business leaders, and parents of high-performing adolescents and children.
April received her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University, Paediatric specialty from the University of Calgary and her subspecialty designation in Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Kids at the University of Toronto. She received her Executive Coaching certification from the University of Berkeley, California.
Dr. Elliott was one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 in 2006, and in 2011 she was a recipient of an Alberta Medical Association Medal for Distinguished Service in recognition of her contributions to the development of services for youth at risk and founding the Calgary Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) through a partnership with local charity Wood’s Homes.
April has multiple publications and grants on physician wellness, coaching approaches in adolescent health, mindful communication, adolescent brain development, and street-involved youth health.