I speak to people in healthcare who crave the joy they once had in their work and life. I show them how to turn obstacles into opportunities and traumas into traction, so they can move forward and…

  • Be more present (and pleasant) for their patients and co-workers
  • Deal with difficult people and situations
  • Set priorities and use wiser self-care
  • Take initiative and take action
  • Have hope and let go of what’s keeping them stuck

What’s New and Exciting

2021: Bringing Horse Sense to Post-COVID Healing

Since 2008, I’ve studied under one of the world-renowned natural horsemanship trainers.

In my talks, I now share “horse whispering” insights I’ve learned that are empowering and healing—especially for post-COVID healthcare workers and their patients.

Here’s one insight that never fails to create epiphanies in the audience: Like cornered horses, hospital patients can feel vulnerable and trapped. So be mindful of the energy you bring to their bedside.

What makes me qualified?

  • For more than 25 years, I’ve spoken to the nation’s top healthcare companies, organizations, and associations—many are repeat clients—so I know what resonates (and what doesn’t) with these audiences.
  • I’m a geek when it comes to research about healthcare trends and human behavior. I weave in what I learn to keep my topics current and relevant.
  • I got my BSN and PHN, then spent my nursing career in Critical Care and the Emergency Department. I was even a village nurse in French-speaking Switzerland. Been in the trenches? Check.
  • Through my book from McGraw-Hill, Too Busy for Your Own Good, I’ve helped millions of people live in the present, enjoy what matters most, and get more done without multi-tasking.
  • I’ve had my share, and then some, of personal challenges and losses. They keep my storytelling true, compelling, and inspiring.

On a Personal Note or Two…

I’m fluent in French. Which means I can’t resist a warm, buttery croissant.

When I was nine years old, I kept all the books and banking for my dad’s business. Budgets and spreadsheets don’t scare me.

I’ve mentored three young women through college, so Millennials don’t scare me either.

I’m a licensed pilot. On my first cross-country solo flight, I nearly had a mid-air collision with a California condor. That scared me.

When I’m not on the speaking trail, you can find me hanging out with my Quarter Horse, Trio, or doing volunteer equine therapy for veterans with PTSD.