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 using kind words and having empathy, 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.
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
UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS
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.