Get to know Dr. Rahul Gupta
Q: Where do you live?
A: Gibsons, British Columbia (BC).
Q: What is your position at RCCbc?
A: I’m a facilitator for Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC and currently facilitating the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR program) for rural providers. I’m also an RCCbc Core member.
Q: What does that mean?
A: My goal is to help rural teams and providers align them with their motivations and values, access their own resources and find their own answers.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Visionary, collaborative, inclusive.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: I was invited by Dr. Ray Markham after he attended a stakeholder engagement day in our community, looking at integrating mindfulness group visits into our health delivery. I’ve been learning ever since about RCCbc and am inspired by the integrity, depth of connections, courage to try new things, and inclusive philosophy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Absolutely love the culture of collegiality and empowerment, where each one of us are encouraged to contribute in meaningful ways around our strengths.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?
A: Launching the Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC program and navigating its transition to becoming fully virtual with our team.
Q: What one thing might we be surprised to learn about you?
A: I actually feel proud to be from Winnipeg.
Q: Where is your favourite place in BC?
A: Inland Lake.
Q: What is the next item on your bucket list?
A: A long meditation retreat.
Q: Who would you choose to play yourself in a movie and why?
A: Erik Estrada from Chips, the TV show. I used to get confused with him a lot, which always surprised me!