I’ve always had a passion for helping others and an entrepreneurial spirit. Both led me to choose a varied career solely in the healthcare industry during the last four+ decades. My vast experience as a clinical nurse, nursing supervisor, operations improvement coordinator, nurse executive, healthcare consultant, leadership educator, and business author have led me to the present – solving the most challenging problems in healthcare organizations with a focus on health and well-being.
Each of my formal educational endeavors include:
My doctoral research focused on stress, fatigue and burnout. This resulted in the development of a novel concept and measurement instrument (a survey) for Leadership Fatigue™. I’ve defined it as the following:
LEADERSHIP FATIGUE™: Mental, physical and/or emotional fatigue resulting from prolonged stress, due to uncontrollable forces in the work environment secondary to a leadership role, causing insidious consequences to one’s performance, overall health and work-life balance.
Learning to leverage the upside of life’s stressors can combat its potentially negative effects. Building hardiness can result in renewed resilience, improved health and ultimately better overall well-being. As a nurse and a leader, my goal is to promote health and healing for a transformed “you”! Ready for me to be your Doctor of Well-Being?
Waking up without an alarm!
A good cup of coffee.
Spending time outdoors.
Cooking wholesome food in my own kitchen!
Time to “unfold” in the morning upon waking.
Spending time with friends and family!
Shopping….with a list!
Getting enough sleep.
Being able to get the “right type” and amount of exercise.
Doing or learning new things!
Enjoying a nice meal with good wine.
Being home more than not!