Patrick Hudson,  Existential Life Coach

Well done is better than well said ~ Benjamin Franklin

Dr. Patrick Hudson is an Existential Life Coach, specializing in personal life coaching, marital & relationship coaching, time management, conflict resolution, malpractice support, burnout, divorce, career & retirement coaching, emotional intelligence coaching and anger management  for individual physicians and organizations. He is located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM and provides services throughout NM and the United States. It has been said that “the best way to predict your future is to create it". This is the philosophy underlying much of coaching and is fundamental to Dr. Hudson’s work with physicians.

Patrick Hudson MD, FACS, MA, MS, MALA, Board Certifed, Fellow NAMA

Hello. I’m Dr. Patrick Hudson and I help doctors and healthcare organizations deal with anger and burnout and improve communications. Many physicians are frustrated because they work long hours with little time off and no longer control how they practice medicine.  They’ve lost their passion and excitement for life.  I train, consult, and coach them in the key strategies to increase their ability to cope and interact in this new environment.  Are you stressed? Would you like to improve your relationships and enjoy life again?  Are you considering retirement or careeer change?Wherever you are, talk physican-to-physician by calling 505-280-4284 or use the contact form  to reach me.

Why a  coach and not a therapist? This puzzles many people. You can think of a therapist as someone you bring your luggage to and they help you open it up and decipher the contents; a  coach is someone you bring your luggage to and, without opening it, helps you carry it across the street. There are many other differences and Dr. Hudson can explain them to you.The International Coach Federation (ICF)  suggests the role of the coach has these four parts:

    • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve

    • Encourage client self-discovery 

    • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies

    • Hold the client responsible and accountable

Are you a good candidate for coaching? Ask yourself these eight simple questions?

These programs are designed primarily for  physicians  and Dr. Hudson has special expertise in the coaching of  physicians and their families. His approach is existential, which means that the focus is on understanding the human predicament of his clients in a practical and philosophical way. Existential coaching draws on the work of existential and phenomenological thinkers and in some ways is related to philosophical consulting.


During his years working as a therapist and counselor, Dr. Hudson found that few of his clients were “ill” but most needed help identifying their goals and finding a path to them. To that end he has taken additional training to help his work with individuals using a coaching, non-medical approach. For example, he became a trained Gottman Marital Educator so that he could educate couples to resolve their issues themselves. He is a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association and uses psycho-educational tools rather than therapy or medication for helping people with anger issues. Dr. Hudson is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Coaching for :

angermarriage & relationships burnoutprocrastination/time management  • perfectionism

malpractice  • transition  • retirement •  conflict • mindfulness & meditation

Coaching can be done almost anywhere but is most common on the telephone or in the convenience of your office or home (additional charges may apply). Sometimes, when the weather is good,  coaching with a walk in a park works well. Dr. Hudson is available to individuals and organizations for coaching and consultation. Originally from England, Dr.Hudson is now based between Santa Fe & Albuquerque, NM, USA and works internationally. He maintains a home in Europe, near Hamburg, Germany.


Existential Life Coaching

As a coach, Dr. Hudson may refer clients who appear to have significant emotional problems to a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.  These practices are different from his coaching work and Dr. Hudson does not work as a counselor, psychotherapist or psychiatrist.

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Patrick Hudson

 Existential Life Coach
 2900 Louisiana Blvd. NE Ste E-1 (North Building), Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone: 505-280-4284

Specializing in personal life coaching, relationship coaching, time management, retirement coaching, conflict resolution & anger management for individual physicians, thier families & healthcare organizations.
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