31 episodes

Menders reimagine what is possible in healthcare to creatively address structural challenges and create a nourishing environment for leaders and their clinical employees. Each episode provides real-world inspiration from freethinking leaders, top clinicians, healthcare innovators, and Dr. Nicola De Paul (clinical psychologist & healthcare leadership consultant). Looking for quick fixes or standard management tools? Try someplace else. Motivated to maximize the resilience and diversity of your team, sustain your momentum as a leader, improve communication with your people, and transform your health system? Welcome to Menders!

Menders: Love & Leadership in Health Systems Dr. Nicola De Paul

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Menders reimagine what is possible in healthcare to creatively address structural challenges and create a nourishing environment for leaders and their clinical employees. Each episode provides real-world inspiration from freethinking leaders, top clinicians, healthcare innovators, and Dr. Nicola De Paul (clinical psychologist & healthcare leadership consultant). Looking for quick fixes or standard management tools? Try someplace else. Motivated to maximize the resilience and diversity of your team, sustain your momentum as a leader, improve communication with your people, and transform your health system? Welcome to Menders!

    BONUS Meditation on Gratitude & Joy

    BONUS Meditation on Gratitude & Joy

    Connecting with loved ones over the holidays can be a beautiful way to sustain and nourish ourselves. But these times can also be challenging and bring up difficulties related to past losses, interpersonal conflict with family and colleagues, overworking, and exhaustion. 

    Taking a moment to connect with gratitude and joy during beautiful and challenging times is a powerful way to sustain our momentum as leaders. 

    Here is a link to Jack Kornfield's Meditation on Gratitude and Joy - https://jackkornfield.com/meditation-gratitude-joy/

    Enjoy!


    Download your free guide 5-Steps to Direct & Kind Communication at Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to get started creating cultural transformation for your healthcare team today! And if you loved today's episode, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe to the show, and share this episode with a friend! 
    Want to work with me?
    Are you a manager caught in between executive leaders and a frustrated frontline? Are you struggling to address systemic stressors such as team dynamics, burnout, or problematic policies in your clinic or unit?

    If you are motivated to learn how to apply evidence-based practices to create lasting change within your team and healthcare system to create a culture of well-being, then Systemic Stress-Management for Managers is for you!

    Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/services-9) to sign up for Systemic Stress Management For Managers!

    I would love to talk with you!

    • 7 min
    30. Healing burnout & moral injury through radical community with Dave Kopacz

    30. Healing burnout & moral injury through radical community with Dave Kopacz

    Healing burnout & moral injury through radical community.

    How do we put care back in healthcare?

    How do we stop taking advantage of clinicians’ professionalism? 

    These are just two of the essential questions raised by David Kopacz, MD. We’re all talking about well-being and how to address burnout more effectively. And if you’ve ever found yourself mired up to your eyeballs in self-care and still not making progress towards creating rejuvenation in your life, then this episode is a must-listen! 
    Listen to find out:


    What’s different between technicians
         and healersWhy moral injury applies to both combat Veterans
         & healthcare providers How burnout got its start as an organizational
         variableWhy doing more to care for ourselves and our
         teams is not always the answer to addressing burnoutWhy community is the true solution to burnout in
         healthcare!

    My favorite quotable moment from this episode!
    “The antidote would be, how do we bring caring back in?” 
    (David Kopacz, Menders, episode 30)


    David Kopacz, MD is a doctor, author, and artist. David inspires healthcare professionals to become medicine while engaging in our daily work and grabbling with challenges such as burnout, moral injury, and social alienation. His work brings together the full humanness of clinicians and the people we work to heal to create renewal within the healthcare system. 


    Stay Tuned! Menders season two will highlight women leaders in healthcare as they bring their unique perspectives to addressing challenges with employee burnout and cultural challenges. Keep an eye out for sneak peeks and video highlights from a truly inspiring group of women leaders. The new season of Menders will drop in January 2023!


    Download your free guide 5-Steps to Direct & Kind Communication at Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to get started creating cultural transformation for your healthcare team today! And if you loved today's episode, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe to the show, and share this episode with a friend! 
    Want to work with me?
    Are you a manager caught in between executive leaders and a frustrated frontline? Are you struggling to address systemic stressors such as team dynamics, burnout, or problematic policies in your clinic or unit?

    If you are motivated to learn how to apply evidence-based practices to create lasting change within your team and healthcare system to create a culture of well-being, then Systemic Stress-Management for Managers is for you!

    Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/services-9) to sign up for Systemic Stress Management For Managers!

    I would love to talk with you!

    • 49 min
    29. PERSON centered leadership with Michele Thomson

    29. PERSON centered leadership with Michele Thomson

    Leadership is Simple, when you use a PERSON centered approach

    I know you’ve read all the books about what to do differently to become a better leader, but Michele Thomson is here to tell us why we already have what it takes to be the leaders our teams and healthcare systems need. Our teams need leaders who are willing to engage in the tough business of relationships to keep them safe and build trust. Leadership is that simple. 
    Listen to find out:
    Why leadership is simpler than you think!How Michele overcame a traumatic leadership experience to develop her model of leadership developmentThe simple (& powerful) ingredients of her PERSON-centered leadership modelWhat Michele has learned about the difference between being nice and being kind as a leaderAnd how cultural transformation is possible even in the bleakest cultural circumstancesMy favorite quotable moment from this episode!
    “I believe that as a leader I have two roles, it’s to keep people safe at work, physically and psychologically and it’s to build trust.” 
    (Michele Thomson, Menders, episode 29)


    Learn more about Michele Thomson, a leadership coach, consultant, and founder of Curis Consulting. Michele has been a direct healthcare provider and healthcare leader who specialized in geriatric specialty care settings. She has built upon her experience as a direct care provider to create a model of leadership and employee development based on the evidence-based principles that work in patient care. 


    Download your free guide 5-Steps to Direct & Kind Communication at Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to get started creating cultural transformation for your healthcare team today! And if you loved today's episode, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe to the show, and share this episode with a friend! 
    Want to work with me?
    Are you a manager caught in between executive leaders and a frustrated frontline? Are you struggling to address systemic stressors such as team dynamics, burnout, or problematic policies in your clinic or unit?

    If you are motivated to learn how to apply evidence-based practices to create lasting change within your team and healthcare system to create a culture of well-being, then Systemic Stress-Management for Managers is for you!

    Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/services-9) to sign up for Systemic Stress Management For Managers!

    I would love to talk with you!

    • 54 min
    28. Mental health revolution with Erin Gibb

    28. Mental health revolution with Erin Gibb

    Erin Gibb, a Fulfillment Coach for therapists and the host of Therapist Expanded, joined me for Menders episode 28. Erin is creating a revolution within the sphere of mental health treatment!
     
    In this episode, Erin shares her philosophy of caring for and nourishing her healthcare organization as a living organism, before turning her attention to the well-being of the clinicians working in her organization, and then finally to the well-being of the people who receive care in her clinic. She shares that while her approach feels counterintuitive to many, focusing on organizational well-being has had far-reaching impacts and has created waves of healing and sustainability throughout her community. 
    Her early experiences working with First Nations people in a community with limited mental health resources have taught her to understand the principle of interdependence and the importance of focusing on organizational and clinician healing and wellness. When the organization heals itself, the people being cared for by the organization are empowered to heal the community. 
    Erin shares how she has created a thriving clinical community based on the core value of freedom. Now she coaches her clinicians to connect with the essential elements of their “being” and their deepest dreams and desires. Not only is this transformative for the people working as clinicians, but the people they are serving are also able to experience greater levels of healing, and freedom, and learn to become truly self-honoring. 
    Listen to find out: 
    What lessons Erin learned about culturally sensitive care while working with First Nations people in Northwestern Canada. Why Erin prioritizes the well-being of her organization above client outcomes.And why she believes that taking responsibility and owning our power create a revolution within the healthcare system!My favorite quotable moment from this episode!
    “Mental health revolution comes from therapists, caregivers, healthcare providers, putting their needs first, as that will actually help everyone.” 
    Erin Gibb (Menders, episode 28)
    Find Erin at Therapist Expanded 
    Want to work with me? 
    If you’re curious to learn more or you know that you would like expert consultation and transformational coaching for your leadership team, then I would love to talk with you. You can find all the details about my current offerings here. 
    Download your free guide 5-Steps to Direct & Kind Communication at Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to get started creating cultural transformation for your healthcare team today! And if you loved today's episode, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe to the show, and share this episode with a friend! 
    Want to work with me?
    Are you a manager caught in between executive leaders and a frustrated frontline? Are you struggling to address systemic stressors such as team dynamics, burnout, or problematic policies in your clinic or unit?

    If you are motivated to learn how to apply evidence-based practices to create lasting change within your team and healthcare system to create a culture of well-being, then Systemic Stress-Management for Managers is for you!

    Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/services-9) to sign up for Systemic Stress Management For Managers!

    I would love to talk with you!

    • 55 min
    27. Moving from anxiety to empowered with Ramses Rodriguez

    27. Moving from anxiety to empowered with Ramses Rodriguez

    For Menders episode 27, I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Ramses Rodriguez, an anxiety master coach, who shared how we can learn to use anxiety as a tool when we allow ourselves to be 100% honest about how it’s serving us in our lives. 
    In this episode, Ramses shares his journey from nurse’s assistant to master coach and the life lessons he’s learned along the way. Ramses combines evidence-based practices with holistic healing and coaching strategies to help high-performing individuals experience freedom from panic.
    In healthcare, particularly high-pressure leadership roles, we don’t always cut ourselves slack, take breaks, or set necessary boundaries. And as Ramses so clearly articulates, many of us experience overwhelming anxiety (or panic) that begins to dictate our actions and limit our ability to perform at a high level or to fully live the lives we want to enjoy. 

    As Ramses shares, anxiety is a red flag that is hard to miss and easy to respect and may just give us an easy out when we’re starting to violate our boundaries or values. But we can learn to use anxiety as a tool as we let go of its indirect benefits and begin to address our needs directly. 
    Listen to find out: 
    How Ramses has learned to “hack” his anxiety triggers by creating systems that help him set sustainable boundaries. Why taking the time to acknowledge the role anxiety plays in our lives can have a powerful healing impact.And what strategies boost personal productivity without sacrificing well-being!My favorite quotable moment from this episode!
    “I can set a boundary easily if my default physiological symptom is a boundary…and if [anxiety] were a tool, how do we leverage that? …It’s helping me fulfill a need for a boundary.”
    “Think of the high performer. We need an out, this is an easy way where our body says, ‘No more.’”
    Ramses Rodriguez (Menders, episode 27)
    Additional Resources: 
    ABOUT RAMSES
    Once plagued by panic attacks himself, Ramses Rodriguez now helps individuals suffering from panic and anxiety with science-based and holistic modalities. Ramses holds a Master of Science degree in Developmental Genetics and combines science theory and alternative therapies to help people become panic-free while keeping the career of their dreams.
    Ramses has written two books in the genre of anxiety relief. In his first book Stop Pressing Your Own Panic Button, Ramses details the process he leads professionals through to achieve lasting relief from Panic Attacks. In his second book, The End of Writer's block, Ramses addresses the most effective tools for overcoming performance anxiety.
    He fo
    Download your free guide 5-Steps to Direct & Kind Communication at Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to get started creating cultural transformation for your healthcare team today! And if you loved today's episode, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe to the show, and share this episode with a friend! 
    Want to work with me?
    Are you a manager caught in between executive leaders and a frustrated frontline? Are you struggling to address systemic stressors such as team dynamics, burnout, or problematic policies in your clinic or unit?

    If you are motivated to learn how to apply evidence-based practices to create lasting change within your team and healthcare system to create a culture of well-being, then Systemic Stress-Management for Managers is for you!

    Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/services-9) to sign up for Systemic Stress Management For Managers!

    I would love to talk with you!

    • 49 min
    26. Values-based Innovation & team leadership with Dr. Dan Drozd

    26. Values-based Innovation & team leadership with Dr. Dan Drozd

    For Menders episode 26, I had the opportunity to explore values-based innovation and team leadership with Dr. Dan Drozd, the Chief Medical Officer of Picnic Health. 
    In this episode, Dan shares his non-linear career journey from English major to software engineer, infectious disease physician, and now to CMO. And he shares the leadership lessons he’s learned along the way through coaching, self-reflection, and openness to feedback from his team. 
    As a result of this intentionality, Dan has developed a framework for team leadership that maximizes shared decision-making and values-based empowerment. We explore how leading with values can impact both the leader and the team and creates space for everyone to operate at their highest level. 
    Dan also reflects on some challenges of creating a sustainable work culture in a virtual environment. And, he shares some of the innovative strategies that he and Picnic Health have tried to promote lasting relationships, that allows him to connect with his team and promote relationships between team members while making an effort to create a meaningful and connected workplace. 
    Listen to find out: 
    How his personal family history influenced his commitment to healthcare.Why taking the time to have deeply personal conversations with our employees is a critical team leadership skill in the virtual world.And what strategies he recommends to flatten the hierarchy and promote values-based decision-making at all levels of a healthcare organization!I hope this conversation inspires you to consider your values and how you communicate what matters to you and your organization to your healthcare team. When our “why” is shared, we have the capacity to connect and create meaningful innovation.
    My favorite quotable moment from this episode!
    “I think what is important is modeling being vulnerable and real with people…that gives other members of the team impetus and space to do that as well…I want people to make mistakes, if we’re not screwing things up we’re probably not making a lot of progress, probably not taking enough risks.” Dr. Dan Drozd (Menders, episode 26)
    Additional Resources: 
    Picnic Health

    When they win you win


    Download your free guide 5-Steps to Direct & Kind Communication at Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/) to get started creating cultural transformation for your healthcare team today! And if you loved today's episode, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe to the show, and share this episode with a friend! 
    Want to work with me?
    Are you a manager caught in between executive leaders and a frustrated frontline? Are you struggling to address systemic stressors such as team dynamics, burnout, or problematic policies in your clinic or unit?

    If you are motivated to learn how to apply evidence-based practices to create lasting change within your team and healthcare system to create a culture of well-being, then Systemic Stress-Management for Managers is for you!

    Go to Mending Health Systems (https://www.mendinghealthsystems.com/services-9) to sign up for Systemic Stress Management For Managers!

    I would love to talk with you!

    • 55 min

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