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The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

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Replay: Practicing Mindfulness to Minimize Stress & Burnout as a Healthcare Provider, with Teresa McKee, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator

REPLAY - Originally released on June 21, 2022; I am joined by Teresa McKee, CEO of Work2Live, a transformation and leadership coach, certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, and EFT practitioner. Teresa and I discuss her journey into the mindfulness space, tips & techniques on how we as healthcare providers can integrate mindfulness into our everyday lives to minimize stress and ultimately reduce burnout risk and compassion fatigue.  Combining her training and education, including a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Psychology specializing in Leadership Coaching Psychology, with her experience of over 35 years as a business consultant, Teresa integrates behavioral science with results-oriented processes to help executives and teams achieve their goals. She facilitates workshops, webinars and online trainings and is a frequent motivational speaker for various live and online events. After years of observing people’s angst in individual coaching sessions and in group trainings, she realized that the one practice that could change everyone’s state of being was mindfulness. What began as monthly recordings for hospital-based home visiting teams to listen to while driving between client sessions turned into A Mindful Moment podcast, now produced in both English and Spanish. Her goal is to help people learn how to live a more enriching life with less stress and more contentment. She has also recently introduced online mindfulness classes to coaching professionals in the United States and Canada and offers online mindfulness courses through Work2Live. Teresa is a member of the Mindfulness Society Global Institute, and is also an avid volunteer in the Los Angeles area, believing in community strength and in giving back. She learned her broadcasting skills volunteering for a public affairs radio program, Sojourner Truth, from 2010 to 2013. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the My Stuff Bags Foundation since 2014 and was a member of the finance committee for Maternal Mental Health NOW from 2016-2022.  Her new book, Dynamic Response Ability, will be released by Balboa Press in 2022.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How we can integrate mindfulness into our personal & professional lives as healthcare providers  The benefits of practicing non-judgment and how to go about implementing this tactic Mindfulness practices that can be used by those not comfortable with stillness How to go from a high-stress state to a calm state in a moment’s time The difference between meditation and mindfulness practices   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources   Connect with Teresa Websites: www.Amindfulmoment.com   www.work2livewell.org  Instagram: @amindfulmomentpodcast  Twitter: @AMindful_Moment YouTube: @Work2Live    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
January 31, 2023

Replay: How we can Change the Culture Within Healthcare to Sustain Ourselves and Avoid Burnout, with Dr. Joe Sherman, Physician Coach

REPLAY - Originally released on Feb 8, 2022; I am joined by Dr. Joe Sherman, a practicing physician for over 35 years, a certified physician coach, an educator, and a former administrator. Joe guides organizations to shift outdated workplace culture into a collective leadership model and assists physicians in one-on-one coaching and group retreats to deliver quality care, succeed in leadership roles, and rediscover fulfillment in their careers. We discuss Joe’s journey in healthcare including what has kept him in the profession for over 35 years, what led to his burnout, his anxiety and depression, and what he is doing to change the culture in the field so that others have a positive experience as physicians.   About Joe: “In 2009, after spending 4 years living and working with a mission organization in Bolivia, I returned to the U.S. and my career as a pediatrician at an academic health center. I soon found the institutional, educational, and patient care demands placed upon me to be overwhelming. This eventually led to burnout and a temporary departure from clinical medicine. After a year of reflection, discernment, and support from family and friends, I was able to identify my core values and integrate them into my future career decision-making. I returned to part-time pediatric practice while developing the skills to accompany other physicians, individually and in groups, to re-discover their passion for medicine. Having experienced burnout, myself, I understand the day-to-day struggles health professionals face in trying to provide quality care to their patients while also dealing with the systemic dysfunction of healthcare institutions. I am now a consultant and coach to individuals and healthcare organizations in the areas of burnout mitigation, leadership, and provider well-being. I am a trained retreat facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal, a Master Certified Professional Development Coach with the Physician Coaching Institute, and member of the International Coaching Federation.”     Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the systematic root of the problem in the healthcare field is and how we can address it How you can make a change on an individual level to get closer to your values & what institutions can be doing to care for their employees Why investing in your own health & setting boundaries is critical for practitioners and their patients  How the pandemic has caused an unsustainable climate in healthcare that is hurting physicians and how we can change this   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.joeshermanmd.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeshermanmd/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
January 24, 2023

2022 Top Replay: How To Begin Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone and Create a Healthy & Happy Career in Healthcare with Nurse Coach, Keith Carlson

REPLAY - Listen in to one of our top episodes from 2022! Originally released on March 8, 2022: I am joined by Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC, a Board-Certified Nurse Coach and among the first cohort of nurses to hold that designation. He offers holistic career development and coaching for nurses and healthcare professionals. We discuss how he got into nursing, how we can step out of our comfort zones, increase self awareness and create happy & healthy careers in healthcare.  Keith is the host of The Nurse Keith Show, his podcast is focused on career advice, fascinating interviews, and personal and professional inspiration for nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. In 2005, Keith launched Digital Doorway, one of the very first nursing blogs on the internet.  A widely published nurse writer, Keith is the author of Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century and Aspire to be Inspired: Creating a Nursing Career That Matters. He has contributed chapters to a number of books related to the nursing profession and has written for Nurse.com, Nurse.org, MultiBriefs News Service, LPNtoBSNOnline, StaffGarden, AusMed, American Sentinel University, BlackDoctor.org, Diabetes Lifestyle, the ANA blog, NursingCE.com, American Nurse Today, Working Nurse Magazine, and other online and print publications. Living in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, Keith shares a magical life with his partner, Shada McKenzie, a gifted and highly skilled traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. They regularly cavort with their remarkably adorable animal companions, George, Buck, and Lorca. You can find George the Cat on Instagram using the hashtag #georgethecatsantafe   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What led to Keith’s burnout in healthcare and how he overcame this The opportunities of networking and advice for those that struggle with this What concerns him, and inspires him with healthcare today Advice for those feeling conflicted and losing their sense of self Why he has high hopes for the next generation in healthcare   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: http://nursekeith.com Blog: http://digitaldoorway.blogspot.com Podcast: https://nursekeithshow.libsyn.com/    Twitter: @nursekeith Facebook: @nursekeithcoaching Instagram: @nursekeithcoaching LinkedIn: http://LinkedIn.com/in/keithallancarlson    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
January 3, 2023

2022 Top Replay: Working in Healthcare with PTSD: A Nurses’ Perspective on Managing Mental Illness with RN and Author, Marcie Resendes

REPLAY - Listen in to one of our top episodes from 2022! Originally released on February 1, 2022: I am joined by Marcie Resendes, Registered Nurse and Author of, ‘If The Brain Could Stop What The Eyes have Seen.’ Marcie shares her story of overcoming being diagnosed with PTSD, how she lives with it and manages it day to day. We also discuss methods of how we can protect ourselves against burnout, leading to mental illness, and overwhelm in the workforce.  About Marcie: “I am a 42-year-old wife, mother to three beautiful children ages 17, 15 and 6. I am a Registered Nurse and proud to say I have been for 21 1⁄2 years. The nursing school Diploma Program at St. Clair College was a struggle, but I had a strong heart and passion to be a nurse; a good kick in the butt from my dad when I was 19 pushed me through. During the summer of 1998, I volunteered at the Pelee Island Medical Clinic.I worked beside two wonderful nurses who allowed me to observe clinics, minor traumas, and what nursing in an isolated area is. I witnessed head injuries after drunken falls, fractures of bones, sprains and strains, as well as general labs and medical checkups. I loved the opportunity to gain this experience in nursing. It was totally different than at the hospital. I was able to observe how a team (EMS, Police, and Nursing) work together to get the job done. June 18, 1999 was the day my dreams came true: I graduated on the Principal’s Honour Roll. Finally, I could do what I had strived to do: take care of the sick and make them well. Growing up I had been raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO of the company. I was told that each team member in a company has a vital job to do each and every day to keep the company running. Little did I know that after 19 1⁄2 years of caring for the sick, wounded, critically injured, dying and mentally unstable would leave me with wounds unrecognizable to the human eye. I attended an appointment with my Nurse Practitioner on January 10, 2019, and that’s when my life changed. I thought I was having a simple return to work appointment after a bout of influenza the week before, but it turned out to be so much more. When Bonnie the Nurse Practitioner walked in and observed me, her first statement changed my whole life: “You Have PTSD”.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What signs she noticed when something was wrong & what actions she took How to incorporate self-care not only to your home life but to your work life What made her decide to write her book and the impact it’s had on others How we can better the well-being of providers in healthcare An example of the ABC method: Activating, Belief system and Consequence  How to manage the Fight, Flight or Freeze scenario    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://marcieresendesbook.ca/  Instagram: @marcieresendes   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcie.resendes.1    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co   
December 20, 2022

Actionable Techniques for Lowering Your Stress as a Healthcare Provider, with Dr. Annie White, Author of The Calm Code

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Annie White, Author of The Calm Code: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Life. Annie's mission is to help people lower their stress levels with actionable tips they can start using right away. We discuss Annie’s own personal story of applying her methods to overcome a difficult time in her life, why the typical advice for lowering stress doesn’t work and techniques to use instead, plus much more on managing stress as a healthcare provider. Dr. Annie has a revolutionary step-by-step method to minimize stress and maximize happiness. After becoming a person she didn't recognize, and worse, someone she didn't want to be, she found a way to stop the high-stress, overwhelm, anxiety, irritability nightmare. Her recent book, The Calm Code, was an immediate bestseller with readers calling it life changing and transformational. It's a solid, science-backed method to reduce stress. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul says, "Dr. Annie's method can quickly eliminate feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm."   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What moment in Annie’s life made her realize she needed to change & how she overcame that difficult time Why we get stressed and how our mind is wired to heighten stressful situations How to manage stressors and actionable methods for overcoming stress Why the typical advice for lowering stress doesn’t work and what you should be doing instead    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Please Note: The podcast will be going on pause for the month of December but be sure to tune back in, in January for more of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour!   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Connect with Dr.Annie White: Website: https://www.doctoranniewhite.com/  The Calm Code Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BDS9S25T/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
November 29, 2022

How to Build on Your Personal Development in the Healthcare Industry, with Robert White, Mentor, Speaker & Best-Selling Author

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Robert White, a Mentor to Entrepreneurs and Executives, a Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Trainer who focuses on integrating a heart-centered, result-oriented and transformational leadership approach to being more effective. Robert and I discuss the importance of not only professional development for healthcare providers, but also personal development and how to go about doing so.  Robert White pioneered personal transformational growth in the U.S.A and Asia. He is a Speaker, Trainer, Author and Consultant. He is best described as a Transformational Architect. Robert White was raised in poverty and with much physical and emotional abuse. Dropped out of college after one semester as a result of suffering the first of three heart attacks. Went on to found and lead two high-impact experiential learning companies with over one million graduates. Retired at 46 to a 14,500 sf home in Aspen with his wife, the love of his life. Then lost it all — his business and his wife — with lots of learning from those mostly unpleasant experiences. Now, Robert works as mentor to executives committed to living extraordinary lives. He returned in 2020 from six years doing leadership training and mentoring executives in China and is once again engaged in a fresh start. Robert is a best-selling author, popular public speaker, leadership expert and mentor to senior executives.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How Robert got into the personal development space & the moment that changed his trajectory  Common barriers healthcare providers face when they are trying to live their purpose & their passion  Mindset shifts we can make in order to live an extraordinary life What experiential learning really is & how it can benefit us as healthcare providers  Suggested resources to build on your personal development    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website: https://www.ExtraordinaryPeople.com  Robert White: https://www.TheRobertWhite.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.white1    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/extraordinary-robert-white/  RW Speaking Video: https://vimeo.com/699219393  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aspenrobert  Free Gift offer: https://www.extraordinarypeople.com/Robert-s-Pictures/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
November 15, 2022

The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

This is a safe space where host, Jennifer George, invites healthcare providers to unapologetically be themselves after the working day. Each week, she shares ideas and guests to help transform your stress to success and fulfillment and create the best patient experiences.
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Jennifer George

Jennifer George

Jennifer George is an author, speaker, podcaster, and compassion-focused physiotherapist with vast experience in the private and public sectors of care. At the onset of her career, she became a caregiver to her chronically ill father.

Her personal experiences helped shape her professional practice and led to writing her award-winning book, Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (2019).

She is a mentor to future and current health providers on discovering their purpose, achieving fulfilment, and creating empowered patient experiences.

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