Leading in healthcare is tough, so learn firsthand from today’s successful healthcare leaders on how they got to where they are, lessons learned along the way, and what it takes to thrive.
Building Leadership Through Engagement with Danielle Dorschner
In this episode, we talk with Danielle Dorschner. Danielle shared about the moment in time when she knew she wanted to be a nurse, how she moved into leadership roles, and how engaging in volunteering supported her own learning and growth in leadership.
Danielle is a bilingual healthcare leader with over 30 years of healthcare experience, from local service delivery to the international front. She has recently retired as the Executive Director of OHSNI, a community-based organization coordinating and managing care for Nunavummiut medical travellers and their families coming to Ottawa for health care services. After working in a hospital setting for a few years, she then worked in public health and then moved to Accreditation Canada where she worked for 16 years in various positions, progressing to the Executive Director of the Canadian Accreditation program.
Becoming a Better Leader Using the Skills of Improv Comedy with Cory Jenks
On this episode, Leah is joined by Cory Jenks, an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist and formerly a retail pharmacist, outpatient clinical pharmacist and inpatient clinical pharmacist. Corey is also an accomplished improv comedian and travels around the country, speaking to other healthcare professionals and teaching them how to apply the skills of improve comedy to create a more adaptable, empathetic and humanising healthcare experience.
Why Working Harder is Not The Answer With Kathy Howe
Every day we make choices on how much time and energy we invest into our work. Often, those choices are rooted in the belief that if we "just" work harder things will get better. Host Leah talks with Kathy Howe, Executive Director for the Alberta Association of Nurses, on how this belief is baked into the healthcare culture, how things are changing, and what you need to do as a leader to change this for yourself and others.
What Leaders Gain by Being Vulnerable with Todd Buchanan
Whether we mean to or not, we sometimes behave in ways that create walls between ourselves and our teams. However, as leaders, it's important to remember that your people usually know when things are going off the rails or when you are not being vulnerable. They want to see whether you have the courage to tell them and to show your authentic self.
In this episode we hear from Todd Buchanan, Business & Operations Manager, Peer Support South East Ontario, unpacks the idea of being vulnerable in a leadership role and how that inspires people to do their best work.
10 Steps to Developing a Resilient Organization with Tresha Moreland
Many healthcare organizations, already beleaguered by staffing shortages among many other challenges, sailed into a storm of all storms, the COVID-19 pandemic. Tresha Moreland, a 30-year experienced HR leader in healthcare who specializes in strategic planning, workforce planning, and employee engagement, shares that it’s never too late to start again and build a resilient organization and 10 steps on how to get there.
Valuing Lived Experience with Kristine Russell
On today's episode we hear about the lived experience of Kristine Russell and how she used this experience as a catalyst for her involvement and career in healthcare. After the birth of her third child, a daughter named Ellie, Ellie and Kristine developed septic shock from Group A Streptococcus. This severe illness required life saving measures for both her and Ellie. With little to no research around long term implication from sepsis or severe infection at birth, Kristine dove head first into the world of health research, patient quality improvement and patient engagement not only in a healthcare setting but beyond. As a result, Kristine offers a unique perspective on how healthcare leaders can partner with patients and clients in care, specifically in research. Additionally, Kristine offers practical ideas on how healthcare professionals can value the lived experience of their patients and clients.
The guests and moderator offer perspectives and personal stories illuminating the complex and fascinating area of healthcare, an area where we absolutely need revolutionary and committed healthcare professionals. This is an educational and insightful podcast.
Great Stories, Great learning
Wonderful opportunity for leaders and others wishing to learn and be inspired about all facets of leadership.These stories are about professionals with fascinating and unique experiences which result in positive influence and impact. While the focus is on healthcare the content easily translates into other walks of life. Worth the experience.
For all leaders
Although this podcast is aimed at healthcare leaders I find the content to be applicable to leaders in any discipline. The speakers have fascinating backgrounds and offer unique insights into leadership in the real world. The curious nature of the host shows up in the conversations and lends itself to drawing out the memorable stories from the guests.