About MEDI: Our Team of Professional and Experienced Executive Coaches

Janet C. Dombrowski

Detroit, MI

Janet Dombrowski is an Executive Coach with MEDI. As a senior strategy leader in various organizations for nearly 20 years, Janet Dombrowski brought positive energy, strong business and consulting skills and integrative thinking to a variety of key strategic initiatives. Having built her personal credibility as a trusted advisor to many executives with intuition, integrative thinking and a direct approach, Janet wanted to bring more of her "self" to her work. She chose to build on her skills at creating synergy and highlighting a path forward in projects and processes to doing the same for individuals and teams through leadership coaching. She calls this personal and professional transformation from "solving to serving". For nearly 10 years, she has been enjoying the opportunity to support C-suite leaders and physician executives in their growth and transformation.

Experience At A Glance:

  • Nearly 25 years in healthcare delivery, management and consulting

  • Adjunct Faculty member, University of Michigan - Health Management and Policy

  • Experience in regional health systems, national faith-based health systems, academic medical centers and community hospitals and health centers

  • Led a successful start up with double digit year over year growth

  • Five years as a leadership coach – exclusively to C-Suite executives


  • MHSA, University of Michigan- Department of Health Management and Policy

  • BSN, University of Michigan – School of Nursing

  • Wisdom Works, Certification in Transformational Coaching

  • Senn Delaney Leadership, Certification for Culture Shaping Workshops

  • Harvard Law School, Certification from Program on Negotiation

Affiliations & Memberships

  • International Coach Federation - member

  • American College of Health Care Executives – member

  • Organizational Development Netwwork - member

  • University of Michigan, Health Management and Policy Alumni Board – Past Chair

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "Are You Ready to Lead Differently? Improving Strategic Execution Through Intentional Culture Shaping" – Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Hospital Association

  • "Organizational Development and the Role of HR" – American Society of Employers

  • "Leadership Behaviors and Techniquesfor Improved Effectiveness" – Women in Health Leadership, University of Michigan

  • "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Leading and Managing Others" – Society of University Surgeons, Mid-Career Course

What Surprises Janet: How many individuals and organizations are challenged by poor conflict management – and how infrequently it is identified as the major source of inefficiency and energy depletion that it is.

What Inspires Janet: Seasoned leaders that are willing to do the hard work to question what has made them successful, seek out new ways of thinking, and commit to new behaviors in order to be better leaders.

How Janet Stays Current on Industry Trends: Avid user of electronic media, staying connected to colleagues in different parts of the country and in different parts of the field – including academia (both faculty and students).

How Janet Stays Current in the Field of Leadership: A variety of blogs, journals and podcasts meet my schedule and attention span needs; regular commitments to graduate teaching require me to stay current.

E-Mail: jdombrowski@medi-leadership.org
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