Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Motivation - Improvement
Julie Austin, Innovator/Inventor
Why should you hire Julie? First of all, if you don't, your competition will, and they will get all the insider tips and secrets they need to become #1 in your industry. And what does it take to become #1? Fearless innovation! There are very few women innovation speakers, and even fewer who have actually innovated. Julie is both. Julie will teach you how to generate ideas on a consistent basis. Ideas to cut costs, improve sales, create new products, services, business models, ad campaigns, marketing & PR angles, and unique promotions. Imagine those tools in the hands of your competitors.
Simon T. Bailey, Inspiring Brilliance
Simon T. Bailey is a leadership imagineer and author whose expertise equips emerging leaders and organizations with tips, tools and techniques on how to unleash their potential. He is the former sales director on the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Simon T. Bailey International, Inc..
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
Kathleen was voted one of the "Top 20 Leaders in Healthcare" by Health Leaders Media because of her groundbreaking work in transforming the physician-nurse culture. An expert in conflict and confrontation, Kathleen takes down the role and department silos in organizations with the energy of Don Quixote, motivating her audiences with practical tools to form the barrier-less relationships which are the most critical foundation of Accountable Care Organizations.
Bruce A. Berger, PhD, RPh
Bruce is President of Berger Consulting, LLC and Emeritus Professor at Auburn University. He has developed comMIt (Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training for health care providers) and AU MITI (Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute) and AU MITI (Auburn University Motivational Training Institute. He has taught motivational interviewing in health care for over 15 years.
Chris Blackmore, Speaker
Have you heard about the "Disney Approach to Quality Service" program? When Fortune 500 Companies sent their top leaders to Disneyworld for this training, guess who Disney asked to motivate them? CHRIS BLACKMORE! Chris Blackmore now presents his program, Care! An Excellent Patient Experience(TM) revealing the culture changing philosophy of Disney's training, management, theater and guest psychology.
Joseph S. Bujak, MD, FACP
Joe Bujak, MD, FACP is the founder of Bujak and Associates, a healthcare consulting and teaching organization that addresses issues at the Healthcare Organization-Provider interface. His areas of focused expertise are: understanding and influencing physician behavior, leading and managing transformational change, enhancing patient safety and clinical quality, and restoring joy to the healthcare professions.
Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACPE
President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc., Dr. Burroughs works with top healthcare organizations to provide 'best practice' solutions and training throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician-hospital alignment, performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development & strategic planning, physician performance and behavior management, as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve Quality, Safety, Operational, and Financial challenges through Population Health programs and clinically integrated networks.
Paula Butterfield, PhD, PCC
What absorbs most of your time at work, keeps you up at nights, may even give you a pack-a-day Rolaids habit? If you're like most leaders, it's the dizzying array of interpersonal and business issues: the need for greater trust, resilience, motivation, and engagement among your employees, the need for more innovation and nimbleness to stay competitive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Professional speaker and executive coach Dr. Paula Butterfield will show you what it takes to create environments like this: environments in which people can bring the best of who and how they are to what they do.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, helped start the patient experience movement with his article, "The Chief Experience Officer, an impetus behind the Cleveland Clinic's creation of the position". An international speaker, he helps healthcare organizations change the experience and tell their story. Anthony is aging expert and not only helps organizations market to boomers and seniors but also guides them to become and then lead dementia friendly initiatives in their communities.
Sandra L. Coletta, Speaker, COO System, Former CEO
Sandy Coletta describes herself as a woman first, a mother second and a healthcare executive third. Rising through the ranks from an entry level position to the C suite over the course of 25 years positioned her to take the reigns as CEO at a community teaching hospital recovering from a financial crisis yet still suffering from a quality and image crisis.
Bryan J. Dodge, Speaker
Bryan Dodge has been transforming the business and healthcare environment as well as the lives of those within it for over 25 years. Whether Bryan is keynoting at a conference, convention, a corporate event, or conducting a business workshop, Bryan electrifies audiences with humor, knowledge, and real life examples that remind us of what and why it is we do what we choose to do in life.
Dike Drummond, MD
Dr. Drummond is a Mayo trained family practice physician and executive coach delivering highly interactive, fully customized teaching & training on Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, Physician Engagement, and tools for effective Physician Leadership. Author of STOP PHYSICIAN BURNOUT: What to Do When Working Harder Isn't Working - Now a Healthcare Best Seller!
M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP
Tray Dunaway, MD's connection to the "business of medicine" started when he was three years old and his mother read him the Golden Book classic, "Nurse Nancy." He, however, identified with the doctor, but thought the band-aids that came "free" with the book were too cool. When he later discovered drug sales reps provided free penlights, he was hooked.
Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP
Vicki Hess, RN, is your go-to resource for positively impacting employee engagement in healthcare. Her unique views on employee engagement are evidence-based, relatable and real world. Organizations that implement Vicki's ideas experience increased productivity, safety, quality, retention, patient satisfaction, creativity and more.
Joyce Hyam, RN, PHN, MPA/HSA
Joyce teaches you the tools to gain more clarity on what you want for yourself, your team, your customers, your patients and your organization. You will discover easy ways to achieve your desired outcomes. A more joyful outlook will be the result for you and the entire organization and the people for whom you provide services. Change is a constant and how we handle it can make all the difference in our happiness. Begin a habit of positive expectation and see the amazing results.
Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Dr. Kaplan is a Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and national faculty for ACEP. He is Medical Director of Care Transformation for LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA. He is a past Medical Director of Studer Group and past Director of Service and Operational Excellence for CEP America. Dr. Kaplan continues to practice clinically because he loves the clinical practice of medicine, and caring for patients helps him remain close to the patients', the hospital staff's, and the physicians' current experience.
Fred M. Lee, Author
IN MEMORIAM: Author, Lecturer, and Guiding Light 08/08/1939 - 03/26/2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Lee who will occupy a permanent place in American Healthcare's Pantheon of Patient Loyalty, Patient Experience, and Compassion by caregivers. Fred, the best-selling author of IF DISNEY RAN YOUR HOSPITAL: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently, passed away on Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 of complications from neuro-surgery due to glioblastoma.
Wendy Leebov, EdD
Leebov is founder and Partner of Language of Caring, the company culminating from her accomplishments with Wendy Leebov and Associates and the Leebov Golde Group. Before making her mark as champion of the international patient experience movement, Wendy was Vice President and change coach for the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia where she worked for 20 years.
Joseph A. Michelli, PhD
Joseph A. Michelli, PhD, is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on the total customer experience. His insights encourage leaders and frontline workers to grow and invest passionately in all aspects of their lives.
William Miller, MSSW, MA, MS, MDiv, EdD
Dr. Will Miller has earned the reputation as an extraordinary keynote speaker. He is a recognized expert in the area of stress & coping, interpersonal relationships, organizational health and workplace culture. A therapist and teacher at Purdue University, he lectures at the schools of Organizational Leadership, Management and Mass Communication on the social environment of the workplace and the impact on productivity.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA
David Nash is the Founding Dean and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JSPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Chronic Care Management and Applied Health Economics.
Jake Poore, Speaker
Jake Poore has a passion for and expertise in, what it takes to create and maintain a world-class service organization. He has consulted with over 100 top organizations on the subject and has been nationally recognized for his expertise and delivery skills.
Darryl Ross, Speaker
True motivational trainers with a call to action are hard to come by, and Darryl is one of the elite few. Darryl's skills have been honed over 20 years, and he is now a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. He has found his passion in motivating team members and helping organizations to improve patient experiences. Darryl is a vice president, keynote speaker, and top facilitator for Integrated Loyalty Systems (ILS), a company on a mission to help elevate the human side of healthcare.
Mark Scott, Speaker, Former Hospital CEO
Mark Scott is a nationally known healthcare visionary and a highly-rated speaker for hospitals, health systems and healthcare associations nationwide. As former CEO of Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon, Mark implemented a first-of-its-kind culture change to the hospital bringing it national accolades, recognition and awards.
Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP
From the chaos of the emergency room to the calm of her yoga mat, professional speaker, published author, certified yoga teacher, and life coach Diane Sieg will give you life-saving strategies by showing you how to take care of yourself, take charge of your life, and take action! With high energy and heartfelt stories, her opening keynote sets a positive tone to start your meeting or her closing keynote ends your conference with a bang, sending your group home with a clear and strong message about the importance of life balance and self care. Audience members, from Healthcare Providers to Women Executives to Investment Bankers, leave with the permission and practical skills they need to be more authentic, productive, and balanced in every area of their lives.
Scott Steinberg, Innovator/Consultant
Scott Steinberg is one of the world's best-known strategic innovation, change management consultants, and the CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm which helps clients create value and cultivate competitive advantage based on emerging innovations and trends.
Dan Waldschmidt, Speaker
Dan refuses to accept business as usual - making him an unconventional, yet highly effective, strategist to some of the world's largest companies. Dan and his team help companies all over the world arrive at business-changing breakthrough ideas by moving past outdated conventional wisdom, social peer pressure, and the selfish behaviors that stop them from being high performers.
Bernice J. Washington, Speaker
Bernice J. Washington is a veteran trustee having served on Texas Health Resources Boards for more than 20 years. In addition to Texas Health Resources, she has served on 18 other Boards of Directors and has held major leadership roles in six (6) multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns.
Shari Welch, MD, FACEP, FACHE
Dr. Welch has been a practicing emergency physician for over 26 years and a healthcare quality improvement consultant for over 15 years. She speaks to hospitals and organizations across the country on Quality, Safety, Efficiency and the Patient Experience of Care. She is an expert in Engaging and Aligning Physicians in a Quality Agenda.

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