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Embracing Your Authentic Individuality with Shauna Wilson

In this powerful and heartfelt episode of the High-Performance Nursing Podcast, host Liam Caswell sits down with the remarkable Shauna Wilson, a nurse and author from Brisbane, Queensland. Shauna shares her inspiring journey of overcoming adversity, embracing her true identity, transitioning from male to female, stepping into her amazing power, and advocating for change within the healthcare system as a transgender woman. Key Topics Discussed:Shauna's Early Life and Military Background:Born on a military base in Victoria, Shauna's early years involved moving around due to her father's military career.Her brief stint in the military, facing challenges like bullying and bastardization, and ultimately leaving due to these harsh experiences.Struggles with Gender Identity:Shauna's lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria and the difficulties she faced growing up biologically identified as male.The impact of societal expectations and her attempts to conform to male-dominated roles, including working in corrections and the truck industry.Personal and Professional Transformation:Shauna's journey back to the military, her personal battles with depression, and her eventual decision to transition.The impact of coming out to her wife and family, leading to significant personal and professional changes.Healthcare Experiences and Advocacy:Shauna’s transition into nursing and her dedication to improving the healthcare system for transgender individuals.Her experiences with discriminatory policies, such as blood donation restrictions, and her relentless advocacy for change.Public Speaking and Education:Shauna’s role as a speaker at various nursing forums and her efforts to educate healthcare professionals about transgender issues.The importance of diversity and inclusion in nursing education and practice.Shauna’s Book:The inspiration and process behind writing her book, “You Say Different, I Say Individual: My Journey to Transition and Become Me.”The impact she hopes her story will have on others, particularly in fostering understanding and acceptance.Notable Quotes:"I’ve never been one to be a victim. I don't allow hurdles to be put in front of me. If something is there, it's because I've allowed it to be there.""The only reason a hurdle is in front of you is because you've allowed it to be there. If you can't go under, around, or over it, go through it.""People come to me when they're in pain and need my help. That's when I connect with them, not when they're demanding it."Tune in to this enlightening episode to hear Shauna's full story and learn about her incredible journey of resilience and advocacy. Don't miss her insights on how we can create a more inclusive and compassionate healthcare environment. Be sure to grab a copy of her book to dive deeper into her experiences and wisdom.Links and Resources:Shauna’s Book: You Say Different, I Say IndividualConnect with Shauna HereHigh-Performance Nursing Podcast
June 17, 2024

Empowering Nurses through Clinical Supervision with Tammy Pilton-Pluck

In this episode, I interview Tammy Pilton-Pluck, an accomplished nurse with over 20 years of diverse international nursing experience. Tammy shares her journey from an unexpected start in nursing to founding Intrepid Professional Development, where she empowers nurses globally. They delve into career resilience, personal growth, and the importance of clinical supervision and supportive environments in nursing.Key Moments:00:00:02 - IntroductionLiam welcomes Tammy Pilton-Pluck to the podcast, highlighting her extensive nursing background.00:00:54 - Behind the ScenesDiscussing the support Tammy provides to nurses and the importance of behind-the-scenes conversations.00:01:08 - Tammy’s Diverse Nursing BackgroundTammy’s journey through various nursing specialties, from phlebotomy to palliative care.00:03:16 - Beginning in NursingTammy shares how a personal experience in her church community led her to nursing.00:05:56 - Career Challenges and Palliative CareTammy’s move to palliative care and how it shaped her perspective on life and nursing.00:07:26 - 30 Seconds of CourageTammy explains her life motto of “30 seconds of courage” and how it has driven her career decisions.00:13:16 - Importance of Exit StrategiesDiscussing why every healthcare professional should have an exit strategy for continuous growth and avoiding burnout.00:20:22 - Appraisals and Self-ReflectionTammy emphasizes the need for self-appraisals and preparing for professional growth discussions.00:32:34 - Professional Nurse Advocacy (PNA)Introduction to PNA and its role in providing psychological safety and professional support for nurses.00:41:52 - Restorative Clinical SupervisionTammy discusses the importance of non-managerial, confidential supervision for nurses to discuss challenges and successes.00:57:03 - Launching Intrepid Professional DevelopmentTammy’s motivation and journey in starting her business to support nurses’ professional development.Listen to the full episode to gain insights into Tammy’s remarkable nursing journey, the concept of 30 seconds of courage, and the essential strategies for building a resilient and fulfilling nursing career.For more episodes and resources, visit High Performance Nursing Podcast.Connect with Tammy here. Listen to the IPD podcast here!
June 10, 2024

Nurse Chill: Lighting the Way in Nursing with Sue Murphy

This weeks guest Sue Murphy, known as Nurse Chill, brings a wealth of experience from over 35 years in nursing, having started in the 1980s. Her diverse career spans emergency nursing, ICU, and entrepreneurial endeavors, including property investment and hosting webinars. Proving there is nothing you CAN'T do as a nurse!We dive into:Overcoming Professional Challenges: Sue shares her journey through various nursing roles, her struggles in ICU, and her transition into property investment and entrepreneurship, highlighting the adaptability and resilience required in nursing.Addressing Systemic Issues: The conversation delves into systemic problems in healthcare, such as staffing shortages and the high stress levels that lead to nurse burnout. Sue emphasizes the need for systemic changes to improve conditions for nurses.Innovation in Nursing: Sue discusses her venture, Nurse Chill Lights, a product designed to improve visibility for nurses working night shifts. This innovation addresses a common problem and showcases how nurses can lead change through entrepreneurship.Episode Highlights:00:00-05:00 - Introduction of Sue Murphy and her background in nursing.05:01-15:00 - Discussion on systemic challenges in healthcare and Sue's experiences in various nursing roles.15:01-25:00 - Sue talks about her transition from nursing to entrepreneurship, focusing on the creation of Nurse Chill Lights.25:01-35:00 - Exploration of the impact of systemic issues on nurse wellbeing and the potential solutions through innovation and systemic change.35:01-End - Sue shares advice for nurses on coping with stress and the importance of innovation in nursing practice.Connect with Sue Here: Buy your Nurse Chill Lights HereOn IG Here. On TikTok Here. 5 Ways we can support you in your nursing career ✅Join our Free Nurse Career Growth Hub and access our free nursing application, interview and career growth guides here!Join our Nurse Career Academy and work with us to help guarantee your next nursing role!Book a free Career Clarity Call with Liam to discuss your career situation!Join our private FB community and surround yourself with like-minded nurses!Check out our Youtube Channel for more nurse career support!
June 3, 2024

Mastering Money Mindset with Meaghan Jean Smith

Host: Liam CaswellGuest: Meaghan SmithEpisode Summary:In this insightful episode, Liam Caswell is joined by Meaghan Smith, a money mindset specialist and host of the Money Mindful Podcast. Together, they delve into the importance of cultivating a healthy relationship with money, understanding and overcoming money trauma, and actionable strategies for financial growth. This episode is packed with valuable advice for nurses and anyone looking to improve their financial wellbeing. Please note none of this episode is financial advice, please consult a financial expert for this. Key Moments:Introduction and Welcome (00:00:02 - 00:00:12)Liam introduces the episode and welcomes Meaghan Smith.Meaghan expresses her excitement about discussing money mindset.Meaghan’s Career Journey (00:00:42 - 00:01:00)Meaghan shares her transition from being a photographer to a money mindset specialist.The challenges she faced in her initial career and how they led her to her current path.Understanding Money Mindset (00:09:07 - 00:10:05)Discussion on the significance of money mindset and how it affects daily decisions and overall financial health.Meaghan explains how thoughts about money influence behavior and financial outcomes.Identifying and Healing Money Trauma (00:13:14 - 00:14:13)Meaghan talks about the impact of past experiences on current financial habits.Steps to recognize and heal from money trauma to foster a healthier financial relationship.Practical Holistic Wealth Mindset (00:15:55 - 00:16:30)Actionable tips for nurses to enhance their money health and security.The importance of money wealth literacy and ongoing self-education.Building a Wealthy Mindset (00:32:32 - 00:33:00)Techniques for shifting from a scarcity to an abundance mindset.Meaghan’s insights on setting money goals and aligning actions to achieve them.Connect with Us:Liam Caswell:Instagram: @highperformancenursingWebsite: High Performance NursingMeaghan Jean Smith:Instagram: @meaghanjsmithWebsite: Meaghan J. Smith Upcoming Event:Money Mindset Masterclass With Meaghan (This is not an affiliate link)Date: 19th June 2024 10am AEDTDuration: 90 minutesFee: $37Description: 3 Steps to change your relationship with Money https://www.meaghanjsmith.au/money-mindset-masterclass-15 Ways we can support you in your nursing career ✅Join our Free Nurse Career Growth Hub and access our free nursing application, interview and career growth guides here!Join our Nurse Career Academy and work with us to help guarantee your next nursing role!Book a free Career Clarity Call with Liam to discuss your career situation!
May 27, 2024

Global Nursing Networks and Impact With Belinda Abbott

In this episode, Liam welcomed Belinda Abbott, a nurse lecturer at the University of Canberra and a highly accomplished nurse with extensive experience across various settings and roles. Liam highlighted Belynda's impressive career achievements and her commitment to nursing and nurse coaching. Belynda shared her experiences of "boundary crossing," transitioning between different areas of nursing, and how this has prepared her to guide and mentor others. She also discussed her recent move to academia and the challenges and rewards of this new chapter in her career. Overall, the episode emphasized the importance of embracing change and pursuing one's passions, even in the face of imposter syndrome and career uncertainties.Chapter 1: Introduction & WelcomeTimestamp: 00:00:02.840 - 00:00:33.780Chapter 2: Belinda's Background and CareerTimestamp: 00:00:34.170 - 00:02:13.149Chapter 3: Addressing Imposter SyndromeTimestamp: 00:02:13.280 - 00:04:02.550Chapter 4: Transitioning Careers and MentorshipTimestamp: 00:04:02.963 - 00:06:22.620Chapter 5: The Value of NetworkingTimestamp: 00:06:23.220 - 00:10:11.080Chapter 6: Overcoming Career ChallengesTimestamp: 00:10:11.411 - 00:15:22.480Chapter 7: Coaching and Mentoring in NursingTimestamp: 00:15:26.210 - 00:18:01.179Chapter 8: Closing Remarks and Future DirectionsTimestamp: 00:18:01.180 - 00:59:48.859Connect with Belynda Jane AboottInstagram: @belynda_janeLinkedin Belynda Abbott5 Ways we can support you in your nursing career ✅Join our Free Nurse Career Growth Hub and access our free nursing application, interview and career growth guides here!Join our Nurse Career Academy and work with us to help guarantee your next nursing role!Book a free Career Clarity Call with Liam to discuss your career situation!Join our private FB community and surround yourself with like-minded nurses!Check out our Youtube Channel for more nurse career support!
May 20, 2024

No one wants to hire me – Ask Liam

This week, I dive deep into a DM I received from a nurse who had a unique hiring experience with a panel and is having a really tough time. I share my thoughts on how to deal with such situations and actionable tips and strategies to help us take ownership of our brain in such situations! You are 100% hireable, for the right organisation, when your thinking and actions align. Enjoy! 5 Ways we can support you in your nursing career ✅Join our Free Nurse Career Growth Hub and access our free nursing application, interview and career growth guides here!Join our Nurse Career Academy and work with us to help guarantee your next nursing role!Book a free Career Clarity Call with Liam to discuss your career situation!Join our private FB community and surround yourself with like-minded nurses!Check out our Youtube Channel for more nurse career support!
May 13, 2024

Personal vs Professional Development with Dani Potter

Episode Summary:In this insightful episode of the High Performance Nursing Podcast, host Liam Caswell welcomes Danielle Potter, a dedicated nursing student facilitator with extensive experience in med-surg and public health. Danielle shares her journey through various nursing roles, her pivot towards personal development, and offers valuable tips for both personal and professional growth in the nursing field.Guest: Danielle Potter, Nursing Student Facilitator and CoachLocation: Gold Coast, AustraliaKey Points Discussed:Introduction to Danielle PotterBackground in med-surg and public health.Extensive experience in rural and regional nursing.Transition from clinical roles to education and personal development.Journey Through NursingStarting in rural New South Wales and the influence of family expectations.Diverse experiences across different hospital departments.Shift towards education and student facilitation.Importance of Personal DevelopmentHow personal challenges and 2020 disruptions shifted Danielle’s career trajectory.Emphasis on personal growth alongside professional skills.Introduction to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and its impact on her nursing practice.Educational Philosophy and Student FacilitationApproach to educating nursing students.The significance of creating a supportive and engaging learning environment.Tips for new nurses and students to foster curiosity and resilience.Balancing Personal and Professional LifeStrategies for maintaining well-being in high-stress nursing roles.The critical role of self-care and recognizing signs of burnout.Utilizing personal development tools to enhance professional capabilities.Advice for Nursing Students and New GraduatesImportance of curiosity and continuous learning.Building a strong foundation in both technical skills and emotional intelligence.Navigating the transition from student to professional nurse with confidence.Closing Thoughts:Danielle Potter emphasizes the interconnectedness of personal and professional development. She advocates for a holistic approach to nursing education, where personal well-being and professional excellence are equally prioritized. This episode is a must-listen for nursing professionals at any stage of their career, offering deep insights into growing and thriving in the demanding field of nursing.Resources Mentioned:NLP Techniques for Personal GrowthCourses and Workshops on Personal Development for NursesConnect with Danielle Potter:Instagram: @thenewnurse_mindset5 Ways we can support you in your nursing career ✅Join our Free Nurse Career Growth Hub and access our free nursing application, interview and career growth guides here!Join our Nurse Career Academy and work with us to help guarantee your next nursing role!Book a free Career Clarity Call with Liam to discuss your career situation!Join our private FB community and surround yourself with like-minded nurses!
May 6, 2024

Spirituality and Nursing with Laura Wellham Turner

This week, we dive into connecting with Laura, a registered nurse with 20 years of experience, and discuss her career journey, the development of self-regulation and self-awareness, and the challenges of nursing in the UK and Australia. We also explored the impact of their work on their mental health, the importance of self-care, debriefing, and the integration of spirituality in nursing. We dive deep into "intraprenuership", spirituality, promotions, emotions and so much more. This is an episode not to miss! Connect with Laura here.Listen to the amazing Turns Out Shes a Witch Podcast Here! 5 Ways we can support you in your nursing career ✅Join our Free Nurse Career Growth Hub and access our free nursing application, interview and career growth guides here!Join our Nurse Career Academy and work with us to help guarantee your next nursing role!Book a free Career Clarity Call with Liam to discuss your career situation!Join our private FB community and surround yourself with like-minded nurses!Check out our Youtube Channel for more nurse career support!
April 29, 2024
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High Performance Nursing with Liam Caswell is a podcast that will help you thrive in navigating all aspects of your personal and professional development as a nurse and health professional.

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Liam Caswell, Nurse Coach and Founder

Liam Caswell, Nurse Coach and Founder

Liam Caswell (RN, MHM, MIPH, CERT IV TAE, NLP Practitioner) is a registered nurse with over 10 years international nursing experience, gained across the UK, Australia and Fiji. Liam's career has allowed him to work from a hospital career to a Nurse Unit Manager, where he has gained unique insights into the challenging world of healthcare and nursing.
Since 2020 Liam has been dedicated to sharing his skills and knowledge with the global nursing workforce, empowering them to take control of their nursing careers, their mindset and the personal and professional development, on the journey to becoming the highest version of themselves. Liam has helped transform hundreds of nurses lives, helping them achieve their wildest dreams via his coaching programs.
In 2021, Liam launched the High Performance Nursing Podcast to provide a platform for clinicians to challenge their beliefs about traditional nursing careers and empower them to create their own unique career and life path.

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