Connie Merritt, RN, BSN, PHN | Healthcare Keynote Speaker | Author | Budding Horse Whisperer
WE ARE CALLED to healthcare, dreaming fearlessly of making a difference. THEN THE REALITIES of the work set in and the passion begins to fade. I KNOW BECAUSE been there. And I can help you reignite the spark for this noble calling. WANT A KEYNOTE SPEAKER WHO INSPIRES "SHE GETS ME" MOMENTS? The kind that has everyone nodding, laughing and hanging on to every word? Here’s the truth. Working in healthcare has its own unique set of highs and lows. And unless you’ve been in the trenches, it’s hard to empathize with the rigors and frustrations of this audience. While there are legions of great motivational speakers who can tell inspiring stories, wouldn’t it be more meaningful to hear from one who’s felt their joy and pain firsthand? Someone whose words have inspired nurses feeling burnout to get back in the game, live life more fully by doing less(and letting go more), and find hope amidst tragedies witnessed on the job or at home? Whether you’re here because you: • Are saddled with the HUGE responsibility of planning a major event, and you want “a sure thing” for your keynote. • Worry about losing face (and maybe your credibility) if the speaker doesn’t end up having the sizzle you hoped for. • Are looking for something fresh and memorable that will have people not just talking, but taking positive action right away. • Want the best possible outcome for patients. (You know it starts with a happy, motivated staff but how do you reignite their passion for the work?) • …Not to worry, I can help you. Let me be your “Motivational Spark-er.” Ready to light up your audience? HI I'M CONNIE MERRITT, RN, BSN, PHN -- National Keynote Specialist, Award-Winning Author (and Budding Horse Whisperer) I speak to people in healthcare who crave the joy they once had in their work and life. I show them how to turn obstacles into opportunities and traumas into traction, so they can move forward and: • Be more present (and pleasant) for their patients & co-workers • Deal with difficult people and situations • Set priorities and use wiser self-care • Take initiative, and take action • Have hope and let go of what’s keeping them stuck What’s NEW and EXCITING -- From Horse Whispering to Nurse Whispering Since 2008, I’ve studied under one of the world-renowned natural horsemanship trainers. In my talks, I now share the “horse whispering” language and strategies I’ve learned that can be empowering and healing—especially for people working in healthcare. One of the mindset strategies that resonates with me: The problem is not the problem, the problem is your ATTITUDE about the problem. WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED? • For over 25 years, I’ve spoken to the nation’s top healthcare companies, organizations and associations—many are repeat clients—so I know what resonates (and what doesn’t) with these audiences. • I’m a geek when it comes to research about healthcare trends and human behavior. I weave in what I learn to keep my topics current and relevant. • I got my BSN and PHN, then spent my nursing career in Critical Care and the Emergency Department. I was even a village nurse in French-speaking Switzerland. Been in the trenches, check. • Through my book from McGraw-Hill, “Too Busy for Your Own Good,” I’ve helped millions of people live in the present, enjoy what matters most, and get more done without multi-tasking. • I’ve had my share, and then some, of personal challenges and losses. They keep my storytelling true, compelling and inspiring. ON A PERSONAL NOTE OR TWO… I’m fluent in French. Which means I can’t resist a warm, buttery croissant. When I was nine years old, I kept all the books and banking for my dad’s business. Budgets and spreadsheets don’t scare me. I’ve mentored three young women through college, so Millennials don’t scare me either. I’m a licensed pilot. On my first cross-country solo flight, I nearly had a mid-air collision with a California condor. That scared me. When I’m not on the speaking trail, you can probably find me hanging out with my Quarter Horse, Trio, organizing anything and everything, or planning a gathering with my gal pals. SPEAKING TOPICS WITH SPUNK I speak on a variety of healthcare subjects but the topics that resonate most with today’s audiences touch on working with others—while taking care of themselves. My most popular keynotes are… "Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark: Your Spark Determines Your Success" Managing Daily Demands, Drama & Deadlines – even in the Midst of Change "Dealing with Difficult People & Sticky Situations in the World of Healthcare" Smart Moves for Managing Who’s Pushing Your Buttons & Challenging Dilemmas "The Future of Healthcare – Rx for Tweeters, Googlers & Kaboomers" Understand the Trends & Master the Changes Rocking Your World in Our Diverse, Multi-Generational, Hi-Tech, Mobile Workplace Environment "Effective Stress Relief and Grace Under Pressure for Today’s Busy Healthcare Provider" How to Maintain Focus, Calmness & Professionalism and Reduce Stress in Any Situation Ready to go from bored to adored? I often book out months in advance, so if you think we may be a good fit, let’s chat soon. CONNIE MERRITT, RN, BSN, PHN www.ConnieMerritt * 949-494-0091 Connie @ConnieMerritt.com
- * Keynotes
- * Keynotes to all Hospitals, Healthcare Systems
- * Workshops to Healthcare Organizations & Associations
- TOPICS WITH SPUNK - a variety of healthcare subjects but the topics that resonate most with today’s audiences touch on working with others—while taking care of themselves. Most popular keynotes are…
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- "Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark: Your Spark Determines Your Success"
- (Managing Daily Demands, Drama & Deadlines – even in the Midst of Change)
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- "Dealing with Difficult People & Sticky Situations in the World of Healthcare"
- (Smart Moves for Managing Who’s Pushing Your Buttons & Challenging Dilemmas)
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- "The Future of Healthcare – Rx for Tweeters, Googlers & Kaboomers"
- (Understand the Trends & Master the Changes Rocking Your World in Our Diverse, Multi-Generational, Hi-Tech, Mobile Workplace Environment)
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- "Effective Stress Relief and Grace Under Pressure for Today’s Busy Healthcare Provider"
- (How to Maintain Focus, Calmness & Professionalism and Reduce Stress in Any Situation)
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This is a dual recommendation...
This is a dual recommendation:
First I recommend my friend Connie Merritt as a person - she is one of the most consistent people I know; she cares about others, and lives the life she recommends to others in her wonderful presentations.
Second, I highly recommend Connie's latest book:"Too Busy For Your Own Good" - if you are busy and can't schedule time to relax or "me time" read and heed. Connie's advice will help you "get your spark back"!
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