Brave New Medicine

Transformational Tools for the Modern Clinician

Renew Resilience, Refresh Empathy, and Regain a Sense of Agency in your Practice

Live-Coached, Online CME Course

This course has been approved for AMA PRE Category 1 Credit

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This is not a-fall-asleep-in-your-own-drool online course. It is a completely interactive experience full of laughter, real conversations and meaningful aha-moments and didactics you can put to practice right away in your work and life. Carefully developed with practicing physicians and world-class innovation and mindset coaches from the Brave New Workshop, you can expect the following:


  • Increase resilience and reduce stress
  • Strengthen personal and work relationships
  • Improve your communication with patients and co-workers
  • Rediscover what matters most in your practice
  • Gain a toolkit that helps support patient experience and outcomes
  • Join a community of supportive, like-minded clinicians and coaches
  • Accountability for your own path and behaviors

Research has shown that improved communication, resiliency and empathy leads to improved patient experience and outcomes, and increased job satisfaction and happiness for clinicians.

Our 2019 Pilot Program received rave reviews from attendees, and the 2020 offering will be even more impactful!


of past attendees rated the program “Excellent”


of past attendees indicated they will be able to apply strategies to improve patient experience

You might be feeling the toll of the ongoing uncertainty, loss and stress in your practice. You are not alone. Clinicians across the nation are managing high levels of ambiguity, burnout and personal exhaustion. Join us for a transformative new credit-bearing workshop, designed and delivered in partnership with practicing Physicians, that helps physicians and nurses rebuild resilience, renew empathy, and refresh passion for medicine. Our ULEED process is a practical yet impactful approach that can deliver immediate and impactful changes for clinicians and the patients they serve.

If any of these statements sound familiar, this workshop is for you:

  • I feel like I’m swimming in uncertainty and have no control.
  • The clinical situations & patient needs I’m facing today are taking a huge toll on me personally.
  • Sometimes I feel really lonely at work or at home.
  • I’m struggling to remember why I went into medicine.
  • I love what I do, but I feel like I’m running a marathon with no end point.
  • Sometimes I don’t feel like my voice is heard.
    I’d like to advance in my field but I wonder if I’m hitting a wall.
  • I’d like to communicate better with my patients or co-workers.
  • My family is feeling the strain of my emotions.

“My favorite part of the training was learning how to give team members validation in a meaningful way and shift the paradigm from feedback and correction to observation and growth.”

“I felt overall that this covered above and beyond what I perceived to be difficult clinical situations.  I really appreciated the tangible tools that will be easy to reach for”

“With over 35 yrs. in medicine, this remains a very important factor in improving health, but has become more difficult to manage.”

“As a provider who has worked in the same job for years, this info is so valuable in helping get to next level of quality of patient care and maintaining positive practice.”

Fall 2020 BONUS! For enrollees of our October workshop ONLY we will pay for six months follow-up membership to Benovate, an innovative wellbeing platform curated and customized for healthcare workers.


Improving resilience, empathy, and communication may seem conceptually easy, but we know it can be exceedingly difficult to implement and practice in everyday life. Building on 20+ years of experience delivering transformative mindset training, the Brave New Workshop has joined forces with practicing physicians to bring you this truly unique one-day workshop. This all-star team teaches, facilitates and inspires thousands of professionals and clinicians each year and are committed to creating a safe, appropriate and productive environment of learning, camaraderie and laughter.


Ankit Mehta, MD


Ankit loves medicine as its vastness remains a constant source of intellectual stimulation and excitement because it provides him with the opportunity for meaningful encounters with people. Physician-patient communication remains his area of interest. He co-directs Empathy and communication course for healthcare providers. He is a faculty of the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Brett Hendel-Peterson, MD

Brett enjoys providing all facets of care to inpatients at Regions Hospital, both as a general internist and as a member of the inpatient palliative care team, assisting with difficult conversations and helping to manage troublesome symptoms. In addition to clinical care, he teaches our next generation of physicians, working with medical students and resident physicians. His passion for global health shines in his work of co-directing the University of Minnesota/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Course. 

Mary Fredrickson, MD

Mary chose hospital medicine because she enjoys the pace of the hospital setting. She loves getting to know patients and their families and helping them to navigate complex medical decisions. She understands that every individual and family is different. There is no “one size fits all” in medicine. Mary’s other passion is helping other physicians mitigate and reverse the impacts of burnout.

Elena Imaretska, MBA

Elena excels at engaging global audiences and uses her experience working and studying on three continents to illuminate the power of mindset and the behaviors that stem from it to drive successful communication and collaboration among people with differing views. Elena works with corporate, healthcare, government and business school audiences addressing innovation, communication, leadership and inclusion.

Jenni Lilledahl, Owner

Jenni draws on her expertise in non-profit leadership, entrepreneurship and the social and emotional side of healthcare to influence and inspire audiences. Jenni is a pioneer in utilizing improvisational techniques in personal development, healing and life transitions and brings powerful lessons and practices to education, healthcare, and HR professionals. She is the founder of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities and leads weekly sessions for patients and family members touched by cancer.

John Sweeney, Owner

John Sweeney doesn’t just understand human behavior; he has been changing human behavior within the biggest businesses in the world for 20 years. In addition to being trusted by the likes of Hilton Worldwide and Microsoft to spark tangible shifts in the performance of their leaders, and has had the honor to work with thousands of providers from numerous healthcare systems across the US. He has a passion for helping deliver healthcare to children across the globe and actively supports the Smile Network International with his philanthropic efforts.


8 AM Introductions, Framework and Warm Up

9:45 AM Break and Refreshments

10 AM Deep Dive and Practice:

Thriving Amidst Uncertainty

Tools to Bring Your Listening to a New Level

Handling Emotion in Self, Patient and Families

12 PM Lunch

12:45 PM Deep Dive and Practice:

Utilizing Empathy to Build Connection

Delivering Information for Maximum Impact


2 PM Burnout and Resilience: Community Discussion and Ideation

3 PM Action Planning

4 PM Wrap up, Happy Hour


Live online wherever you are. We will stream an interactive and beautiful program you don’t want to miss. 

Please have a camera and mic available and be camera ready. you will receive detailed guidance and tips for best experience.  

Cost & CME Credits

Early bird price $647 for the full day and 6 month follow up digital well-being platform membership

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Brave Full-Access Ticket

A life-changing one-day experience

Up to 6.75 CME Credits

An awesome SWAG Box

Bonus! For this cohort ONLY, six months membership to Benovate platform

Value $999

Value $999

Value $999

Value $999

Through Sept 8 – $647
Sept 9 – $847

Extra Brave Vip Ticket

A life-changing one-day experience

Up to 6.75 CME Credits PLUS


A full year of Benovate Membership

All sessions recorded, for your viewing anytime, anywhere

The Innovative Mindset book signed by the authors

Q&A with the coaching team

Value $1,200

Through Sept 8 – $847
Sept 9 – $997

Our Brave Guarantee:

If you’re not 100% satisfied with the program, the strategies, or the laughter after the session we will offer you a full refund, scouts honor. Make your payment today, and you don’t even have to decide if you’re in for good! Take the full session to explore the materials and experience the vibe of and THEN… make a decision using the information YOU HAVE, rather than the information you don’t.