I work with health professionals across many specialities, teaching them empowering and effective communication solutions to use with patients or parents. Studies prove that the language used at diagnosis, or when delivering life changing medical information, is vitally important and so often, used with negative outcomes. I teach that using effective communication, is just as important as any medical therapy or procedure, and that the difference between a powerless and empowered patient or parent, is determined by language. This learning is being used to great effect across many different areas of health care, and changes are being made which has huge impact on positive patient outcomes and practitioner wellbeing.
Tailored to your audience, as many in attendance as you need, 15-60 mins.
My message is delivered with passion, beautiful imagery, no "death by powerpoint", elegance and flair. The message is simple, validating and powerful. Your audience will have actionable takeaways ready to implement as soon as they leave their seats.
Learning objectives include:
- The impact of effective communication styles,
- Understanding the power of language- especially at diagnosis,
- Making clinical reports more human,
- How to have positive relationships with parents and patients for the benefit of everybody, including yourself as a professional.
PREVIOUS SPEAKING HIGHLIGHTS
3 August 2014 NZIPP InFocus Conference Rotorua
16 August 2014 TEDx Auckland
27 January 2015 Ministry of Education Special Education Canterbury
4 May 2015 Ministry of Education Southland
2 July 2015 Perinatal Bioethics Symposium Dunedin
18 July 2015 MECA conference Dunedin
24-26 July 2015 Poss-Able Expo Sydney
23 September 2015 Waipuna Hospice Fundraiser Tauranga
29 February 2016 NZORD Rare Disease Day Celebrations Wellington
11 May 2016 Allied Health Leading the Change Conference Auckland
12 May 2016 Waikato Hospice Fundraiser Hamilton
20-22 June 2016 MC at NZIPP InFocus Conference Wellington
11 September 2016 Australasian Sonographers Association Queenstown
12/13 October 2016 Southern DHB Courage, Compassion and Innovation Forums
5 November 2016 PONZ Tauranga
18-20 February 2017 Hair Of The Dog Photography conference Brisbane
5 April 2017 South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Innovate Conference, Geraldine, NZ
2-4 June 2017 Australasian Sonographers Association International Conference, Brisbane
15-19 June 2017 NZIPP InFocus Conference Wellington, New Zealand
10 August 2017 Bay of Plenty DHB, workshop on compassion to exec team
10 August 2017 Bay of Plenty DHB Tauranga and Whakatane hospital, staff presentation
28-30 August 2017 Acute Paediatric conference Don't Forget the Bubbles 2017 Brisbane
27 October 2017 ECIA Awards evening Perth
30 October-3 November 2017 Gathering of Kindness Melbourne
20-22 November 2017 Oceania Seating Symposium Rotorua NZ
UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS
28 February 2018 Rare Disease Day Keynote and MC Perth
1-2 March 2018 Conversations About Care Conference Melbourne
7-9 March 2018 PSNZ Forum Auckland NZ
25-28 March 2018 Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand Annual Scientific Congress
6-8 June 2018 MP4 Paediatric Meeting, Bowral NSW
20 July 2018 Therapy Focus 20 year Celebration Gala Perth
4-7 August 2018 42nd Human Genetics Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting Sydney
26-29 August 2018 DFTB18 collaborative workshop with Mary Freer Melbourne
20-21 September 2018 NZNO Wellington
3-5 October 2018 Global Genes RARE Patient Advocacy Summit California USA
23-24 October 2018 Communities for Children Conference Tasmania
are you HAVING A CONFERENCE and need a positive change inspiring speaker? do you NEED your STAFF to practice effective communication, for better outcomes?
Get in touch, I'd love to hear about your event and work with you to create a more caring health system.