Keynotes: Dr. Renee Thompson

Hundreds of keynote presentations delivered to healthcare organizations,
academic institutions, professional nursing organizations, and associations.

As a sought after international speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Renee Thompson tackles the professional challenges facing healthcare leaders today. Dr. Thompson is an expert on workplace bullying, & spends the majority of her time working with healthcare organizations that want to eliminate bullying & incivility. Renee ensures to stay up-to-date on the most current nursing trends, providing audiences with the latest information needed for success.

Dr. Thompson is well known for her energetic and entertaining speaking style that shares her humorous stories from the “front lines”. She is spontaneous and interactive. Delivering a powerful message, Renee engages her participants in meaningful dialogue, inspiring them to transform their practice. Using her amazing ability to connect with her audience, she shares stories about her own journey from insecure new nurse to competent, confident professional nurse. 


As with all heroes, there is always a villain who tries to take away the hero’s powers: Superman had Lex Luther, and poor Perseus had to fight Medusa! Like ancient Greek and modern-day super heroes, nurses also have their villains: ignorance, the judgments of others, and the scourge of bullying are a few of the villains that sap nurses of their heroic capacity.

The good news is that, like all heroes, there are behaviors that STRENGTHEN nurses’ heroic powers and enable them to succeed: knowledge, compassion, a positive attitude, and moral courage can all transform nurses into truly successful and effective heroes.

This keynote presentation is designed to provide inspiration and practical strategies to help nurses become more heroic in their practice and to believe that what they do makes a difference.

If you are looking to create a culture where every nurse is inspired to bring their best to the work they do, so they enjoy their work, provide exceptional patient care, and take ownership of their practice, this is the keynote you want!

Your nurses will…

  • Understand the signs of “the villains” that rob nurses’ heroic power 
  • Embrace practical ways to articulate nurses’ value to public 
  • Remember why they chose their noble profession 

Ideal presentation for celebrations such as during Nurses’ Week, Certified Nurses’ Day, or other events.



Nurses choose their profession because they want to deliver compassionate and effective patient care.  Then they discover the ugly in nursing: nurses can be horrific to each other.

Workplace bullying and incivility are a problem. It’s pervasive, destructive, and negatively impacts individuals, the nursing profession, the workplace, and ultimately the patients. One reason bullying has continued to thrive is because we haven’t learned how to address the behavior in our work environment. We often turn the other cheek, thus perpetuating the problem.

This powerful keynote presentation delivers practical, real-world solutions that empower healthcare employees to recognize disruptive behaviors, develop the skills needed to confront and eliminate the behaviors, and transform their unit into a nurturing, supportive, and professional environment.

Your nurses will…

  • Recognize characteristics of bullying and incivility 
  • Describe action steps to address and reduce incidents of bullying and incivility 
  • Identify strategies to create a culture of civility and respect in the workplace 

Ideal presentation for conferences, retreats, or to support culture change in healthcare organizations.

Can be customized for employees or healthcare leaders.



Imagine a world where everyone got along and went out of their way to support each other. Where resources were abundant and patients and their families were always happy and satisfied.

Wouldn’t it be a joy to work in a world like that?

The reality is that nurses work in unpredictable worlds where we don’t always support each other, have the necessary resources, and struggle to meet the increasing needs of patients. Ultimately, these struggles lead to stress and over time, stress leads to fatigue, burnout, and exhaustion.

Nurses sacrifice their time and energy for patients and have nothing left for their families.

The good news is that despite the increasing demands, nurses CAN thrive. This keynote presentation provides nurses with simple proven strategies to flip the switch from exhausted to extraordinary!

Equipping your nurses to deal with the daily challenges of their position has an exponential impact on the work environment, patient care, and your bottom line.

Your nurses will…

  • Identify powerful techniques to combat chronic toxic stress 
  • Discover simple techniques to reduce work related fatigue  
  • Increase your mental, emotional, and physical energy 
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