What is your role with OCL? Facilitator
What is your day job/career? I work as a nurse in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at the Medical University of South Carolina.
How did you become involved with OCL? My husband took the class and gave it a great review. It prompted a lot of conversation between us and about how we relate to each other and our children. Becoming a professor of this material is truly an extension of my full-time profession by helping people reach their potential, it’s just coming from a different angle. That potential is specific and meaningful to each individual.
What is your hope for OCL? My hope is that it will make a successful entry and take off in the world of healthcare. I imagine the healthcare setting being a place where people, at their most vulnerable time, feel cared for and listened to when they come through the door. I believe we can transform healthcare by teaching medical professionals how to communicate with patients, families, and each other.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST? For me, it’s most often the self-awareness that it brings. I realize why I am reacting to something a certain way and use that awareness to get back on track.
Favorite quote: “Let’s stop the glorification of busy.” Guy Kawasaki
Idea of a great day: Time away with my husband and three daughters. Enjoying good food, the outdoors, and laughing so hard that my stomach hurts.