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About Dr. Michael Maddaus

In the professional realm, the rules of balance are ignored. “Optimizing” becomes endless. People end up treating themselves like machines. As a high performer, successful academic cardiothoracic surgeon, and lifelong rebel, Michael knew this as well as anyone.

Michael helps people navigate the boundary between the two. With proven habits and techniques to reconnect with one’s “personal operating system” and get back to living on their own terms — as their UNIQUE self.

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Recent Newsletter Posts

"Comparison Is the Thief of Joy"

"Comparison Is the Thief of Joy"

Last week, during a coaching call, my client (who gave me permission to tell this story) told me about encountering two of his surgical colleagues (who are in the same specialty and division) eating lunch at their computers. The sight of them triggered him a lot. Why? Because he knew

Happy Sunday & Mother's Day!

Happy Sunday & Mother's Day!

This morning I came across this article about a mother playing catch with her young son. This paragraph really hit me: "I still love the satisfying smack of the ball into the mitt, the almost magical feeling of stopping it midair. I like the thrill of reaching some number

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Recent Podcast Episodes

The Resilient Surgeon: Oliver Burkeman

The Resilient Surgeon: Oliver Burkeman

British journalist and best-selling author Oliver Burkeman discusses how we can make the most of our finite lives in a world of impossible demands and relentless distraction with better time management. Click here to learn more about Oliver Burkeman, his work, and his impact in the world.

The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Christopher M. Barnes

The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Christopher M. Barnes

Christopher M. Barnes is a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Washington. An expert on the impact of sleep deprivation, Dr. Barnes discusses the impact it has on leadership performance, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Listeners also will learn about the concept of “social jetlag” and steps to take

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