Drew Lawson

Executive Coach

Drew’s dynamic leadership background and work history has transformed the lives of many.
He is unique among our coaches because he has master’s level advanced executive and physician coach training matriculating through rigorous certification processes to provide his clients with cutting edge coaching and team facilitation. With extensive experience in removing barriers to success and using practical and proven methods to improve efficiency and productivity, Drew helps his clients boost profitability and job satisfaction.

As a practicing emergency physician at a major trauma & medical center in Southern California, a senior partner in his emergency medicine group, and quality assurance director, Drew continues to lead teams through crisis-driven, high-conflict and stressful work environments. Through applied coaching techniques, his never-crack-under-pressure demeanor and strong leadership abilities, Drew continues to transform the culture of his team to improve service quality, workplace communication and customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Building Champions, Drew had his own coaching company and continues to make a powerful impact on the lives of others. By combining his passion for teaching, mentoring and coaching with his experience in the chaotic world of Emergency Medicine, Drew helps business leaders and healthcare providers minimize their blind spots, improve communication and conflict management skills, cast powerful visions and master their leadership abilities. He also helps leaders navigate complex and ambiguous legal situations with practical problem solving strategies that build resilience and support throughout the lawsuit process.

Drew earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University where he was a scholarship athlete, and his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College where he was an academic scholar; he then returned to Stanford for his emergency medicine residency. In addition to his education in medicine, Drew holds a number of coaching credentials including: Board Certification, Professional Certified Coach, Leadership Circle 360 Certified, Strengths Deployment Inventory Certified and Certified Physician Development Coach. As a coach, consultant, strategist and speaker, Drew continually equips others to reduce conflict, build teams and drive results.

Drew currently lives in Newport Beach with his high school sweetheart and three children with whom he loves spending time. His family and friends speak often of his curiosity, enthusiasm, authenticity, wisdom, and quirky humor. Outside of work Drew holds true to his life long passions for learning and fitness as an avid reader and swimmer.

“Drew is absolutely amazing at finding the things you allow to stop your productivity. He truly digs in and helps you discover all your potential.”
Dino Savant, Principal and Co-Founder, Trinity Restaurant Group

  • Crisis Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Professional Growth
  • Priority Organization
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Science
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Focused 360 Coaching
  • Team Retreats
  • Workshops
  • PAC, ICF Certified
  • CPCC (Co-Active Professionally Certified Coach)
  • BCC (Board Certified Coach)
  • TalentSmart EQ Certified
  • SDI Certified (Strength Deployment Inventory)
  • Physician Coach Certification (Certified Physician Development Coach)
  • Daring Way Certified Facilitator (Brene Brown Content)
  • Myers Briggs Certified
  • Certified Team STEPPS Trainer
  • Certified Co-Active Leadership Training
  • Certified Inside Team Training
  • TTI Success Insights DISC Certified
  • Leadership Circle Profile Certified