I am a nurse, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, consultant, and kindness enthusiast.
As a nurse for 27 years, I’ve seen my share of bad behavior in healthcare and one day decided that I couldn’t just sit back and say, “Well, that’s just the way it is.” I had to DO something about it. So, 8 years ago, I took a leap of faith, quit a really great job that I loved, to start my own company with the goal to eradicate bullying and incivility in healthcare.
My company started with just me giving 60-90 minute keynote presentations. People wanted more. So I extended those presentations to half-day workshops. People wanted more. I extended to full day seminars – more. Two-day seminars – more. And now I offer everything from 60 minutes to full year onsite consulting. Why? Because I KNOW what it takes to change a culture from bullying and incivility to professional, supportive, and nurturing. However, in order for me to help the thousands of healthcare organizations transform their work culture, I can’t do it alone. In January of 2018, I transitioned my company from “Renee Thompson” to the Healthy Workforce Institute that offers a cadre of services provided by an amazing team of experts.