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The Owl Approach:
Many leaders have been trained to keep their personal lives, their humanity outside of the work setting, women in particular. This session will provide a how to guide for storytelling using actual examples of stories that I shared with my staff while serving as President of Kent Hospital.
This entertaining session will help both aspiring and experienced leaders open themselves up and use their own life stories to enhance employee engagement and help achieve organizational goals.
Doing the Right Thing is Always the Right Choice: The Owl Approach to Decision-Making:
There are thousands of decisions made each day and countless sources of wisdom as to how to best approach them. This session will assess the challenges a leader faces in decision-making, how choices are made and why focusing on who is impacted can be the critical difference.
She added a title of system COO to her duties, for Care New England in July 2012 and served for 5 years. Sandy serves on the RI Board of Medical Licensure, and on the boards of the Roger Williams Zoological Society and The Wildlife Clinic of RI. She is also a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and currently serves as President of the South County RI Chapter.
An advocate for patient safety, Sandy has been acknowledged for the settlement of a major public lawsuit through her acknowledgement and apology for the errors that occurred in the care of the patient, Michael J. Woods. The Michael J. Woods Institute at Kent Hospital was established in his honor to redesign healthcare from a human factor perspective, with the full support and participation of the victim’s brother, James Woods and his attorney. Her experiences were published in the second edition of Using Human Factor Engineering to Improve Patient Safety, by John W. Gosbee and others and In the Frontiers of Health Service Management.
Frequently asked to explain the decision making that led to the apology, she simply replies, "I just did what my mother taught me to do.”
I have proudly walked the Union beat for over 30 years now. Every institution, business, labor, political, civil, religious, etc. would be far better off with a leader like Sandy Coletta. But they would have to be willing to take the leap of faith that comes with original thinking in place of conventional wisdom.
John (Jack) V. Callaci
Director, Collective Bargaining and Organizing, United Nurses and Allied Professionals
Sandy brings together leadership lessons and insights with her heartfelt personal reflections for how to build your own creative style as a successful leader. Her book is easy to read but makes you think at the same time. It gave me some wonderful ideas about how to be human yet professional and very impactful as a leader. I'll be gifting it to others and reading it again and again!
Kate Goonan, M.D.
Managing Director, Navigant Consulting