I work with health professionals across many specialities, teaching them to use empathy and open hearted language in their clinics and meetings with patients or parents. I believe that the language used at diagnosis, or when delivering life shattering medical information, is vitally important and so often, used with devastating outcomes. I teach that showing kindness and compassion, 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. It is very exciting to see this attitude being used to great effect across many different areas of health care, and small changes being made which have huge impact on positive patient outcomes and practitioner wellbeing.
Tailored to your audience, as many in attendance as you need, 30-90 mins.
My message is delivered with passion, beautiful imagery, no "death by powerpoint", simplicity and flair.
The message is simple, and powerful. Your audience will have actionable takeaways ready to implement as soon as they leave their seats.
"Life, Love and Awesomeness, the Impact and Implications of Language" has been presented in different forms to many audiences around Australia and New Zealand with huge success.
A three-hour, in-depth workshop, suitable for 10-20 people.
Ideally suited to leadership and training level staff, but all team members will benefit.
This space is customised to the needs of your organisation. There will be conversations and practical exercises to activate new language and communication skills, with the focus on building positive relationships between parents, patients and professionals, and better health outcomes and culture, company-wide.
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
25 June 2015 Leader to Leader workshop Aoraki Polytechnic Timaru Campus
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 Conference Brisbane
UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS
27 October 2017 EICA Awards evening Perth
30 October-3 November 2017 Gathering of Kindness Melbourne
20-22 November 2017 Oceania Seating Symposium Rotorua NZ
5-7 March 2018 PSNZ Forum Auckland NZ
22 March 2018 SMO SDHB Administration day Dunedin NZ
26-29 August 2018 DFTB18 Melbourne collaborative workshop with Mary Freer
are you HAVING A CONFERENCE and need an inspirational speaker? do you NEED your STAFF to practice open hearted language, for better patient outcomes?
Get in touch, I'd love to hear about your event and work with you to create a more caring health system.