As a former applied researcher I am practical in my approach. I bring my skills as a knowledge translation expert and arts-based researcher to my work. I use innovative and unique tools in my work with both individuals and groups as I invite people to think differently and tap into their sub-conscious mind. I provide strategies that participants can apply to their own work and daily life.
I offer sessions to individuals, groups and organizations in hourly sessions, workshops, or retreat settings.
I am well-versed and experienced in strategic planning, group work, facilitation, and in leading world cafes. I am results oriented and have a proven track record.
I offer sessions for groups, organizations, and conferences ranging from 1 hour to full day sessions. Topics are mostly related to
my passions, or
my experiences as a nurse entrepreneur building a successful home health care company from 1-500 employees as well as a private licensed vocational school for health care assistants and specialty health care education. Contact me or my agent, Rob Firing at Transatlantic, for further information.
As an academic researcher with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, one of Canada's top two nursing schools, I authored or coauthored over 75 manuscripts, as well as book chapters, curricula, and research reports.
The Accidental Caregiver: Stories of Intimate Family Caregiving
What do Planes, Polar Bears, and Pilots have to do with Health Care? The Making of a Nurse
Me and My Sisters: The First Ten Years of Sacred Sister Trips
In addition to writing my books, I write essays on caregiving, creativity, and health. I play with poetry, practice scene writing, journal, and in general just try to keep my butt in the chair!
I am a life-long learner. In addition to my formal education in nursing, health education, and health promotion, I am a Creativity Coach having studied with the Creativity Coaching Association and Eric Maisel, PhD, a psychotherapist and one of "America's foremost teachers in creativity coaching". I am certified with the Canadian Federation of Executive and Life Coaches. I coach groups in workshop settings and workplaces, as well as individuals.
I offer executive coaching for entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations to help them move forward by thinking outside of the box. Contact me for details to see if I am the right fit for you or your organization!
I offer Creativity Coaching for emerging and experienced artisans and writers. Contact me for details on retreats and packages offered.
Writing your Life
Creative Thinking for Entrepreneurs
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Are you a family caregiver running out of options and ideas? Are you feeling compassion fatigue? Do you think there must be a better way? If so, I can help.
I have experiences with both individuals and groups. I can help you draw on your own strengths to find solutions to your most pressing concerns.