Storytelling has been my passion since my days as a news reporter. And over these last five years, I've been telling the stories of patients, and the dedicated clinicians who've helped them. I bring these powerful stories to small workshops and large stages, in person and through video production.
Read below for more on how I might help you.
You can also connect with other compelling "patient voices" by clicking here. I'm pleased to help spread their good work.
Story + Awards
Stories move minds and hearts
Your teams make miracles happen in your workplace every day. Telling those stories on video - through the eyes of your patients and staff - elevates your vision for your colleagues, board and community.
As Executive Director of the Patients' View Institute (PVI), I created the annual PV Impact Awards to celebrate these miracles, through stories movingly told by patients. In 2017 alone, nearly 70 submissions went through a competitive process to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes, and the opportunity to attend a prestigious award ceremony in Washington, DC. The providers who partnered to make these healing events possible were honored on-stage as well. See the video here.
For the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, I was able to facilitate a workshop encouraging staff to share their own stories of medical care, both patients' and their own. Processing their struggles and questions openly brought about an unprecedented level of unity and understanding, setting the groundwork for the launch of HMC's own patient engagement strategies. I returned to Qatar later in the year to hold an interactive workshop on shared decision-making, illustrating how a shared mental model between clinician and patient can reduce readmissions.
Patients "in the room"
Content you (and they) will remember
In-person gatherings offer the rare opportunity to challenge assumptions, stir the soul and fire the imagination!
Together we can find the right content, speaker(s) and approach to drive your organization's goals forward. I've personally been tapped to present or tailor content for groups like Partner's Connected Health, the Leapfrog Group, Planetree, The Qatar Ministry of Public Health, Brown University, the American Institutes for Research and Health 2.0.