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Veterans Administration of Northern California

September, 2016 Unit based sessions
"Just today a couple staff came to me to inform me that they handle issues on their own, without involving me, because they are "grownups" now! We laughed! An RN who has been known to be crucial and frequently cite "short staffing" has been going out of her way- noticeably so- to encourage and support the team. (And) several staff were heard saying, "I saw that eye roll" or "Was that a sigh?
...when an LVN was loud and 'having a breakdown' the RN sought her out and complimented her for being a team player and then asked if she needed a break. OMG! The entire staff saw this work wonders. They are floored. The entire mood lifted, like a fog!
Thank you SO much for getting Kathleen here. This is in my opinion the best thing that has been done for nursing staff and team building in my ENTIRE career! And I graduated and started my career in 1984. "
Jennifer Moore, Manager

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LCMC Health, New Orleans

August, 2016
"The comments about your sessions were by far the most positive and sincere of all. Everyone had more than one insightful takeaway from their session with you... I was so happy that we were fortunate to have you participate in the Symposium, but the best part was finding out that you are an awesome communicator with such a great ability to teach these wonderful nurses and administrators very, very valuable (and much needed) lessons. Each attendee I spoke to expressed how much it meant for them to be reminded of why they do what they do and to feel appreciated. So thank you for that Kathleen!"
Cindy

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Holy Family University, Philadelphia

August, 2016
"I have heard nothing but rave reviews for Kathleen's presentation - especially from the graduating seniors."
Dean, Cynthia Russell

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Northern California Healthcare System

March, 2016 All-day presentation to managers, directors, dean and faculty
"Our evaluations gave your presentation the highest ratings and every person attending left in amazement at how you were able to clarify what was realty amongst relationships with their colleagues and staff, faculty and students. They especially notes your knowledge of, enthusiasm for and passion about the subject matter and the enduring lessons and 'Aha' moments that came from the exceptional stories and videos. Your day with us is one of the best workshops any of the participants had attended. What you taught us opened up dialogue that has been long overdue... Your presentation was truly exceptional and has started a very positive change in the environment in which we practice."
Margo Duckett, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Nurse, NCHCS

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Arkansas Organization of Nurse Executives

All day workshop. Score 4.98. August 2013
• "Highly recommend this topic as well as the speaker. Appreciated the wealth of information presented and the style of presentation. Held my complete attention. Diversity great!"
• "I would rate this as one of if not the best conference I have attended in my 35 years of my experience. Presenter � real nurse with real experiences � respect for her & knowledge shared concerning topic presented."

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American Holistic Nurses Association Keynote

June 2013, 4.88
• "Excellent storyteller & presenter. Her unique approach of presenting information captivates the audience. The info given was clear and very much applicable to today's nursing culture. I really appreciated her insight."
• "Spoke so deeply to me about the importance of allowing and trusting the journey to unfold, even if you don't know where you are going. Thank you for the reminder of the importance of 'connection' at the bedside and that thinking outside the box can change perception."

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Book a major change in your Organization today!

Presentation in Orlando, Florida to VHA CNOs - April, 2010
Your session received a score of 9.57 out of 10 --- that’s FANTASTIC! These are representative comments:
• Kathleen's presentation was excellent
• Referenced topics on the forefront at my facility.
• Kathleen Bartholomew was very inspiring with the work table discussion
• Invite Kathleen back!

Thank you Kathleen for all you do, every day, in every way, to positively impact nursing and improve the U.S. healthcare system.
Lillee Smith Gélinas MSN, RN, FAAN
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, VHA Inc.

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I wanted to thank you for the tremendous presentations you offered to our staff- the feedback has been great!
Donna J. Sites, Hospital of Saint Raphael

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On behalf of the New Mexico VA Healthcare System, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your inspiring seminar “Revolutionary Pathways to Safety and Quality in a Fallible Human System” presented on May 10, 2010. We have had outstanding feedback from our staff members. They found the presentations thought-provoking and very applicable to their various situations. They especially liked the common-sense approach you identified for building a culture of healthy relationships and for decreasing horizontal hostility in the workplace.
We highly recommend your seminar to organizations interested in building a dynamic culture of safety. The Education Service from the New Mexico VA Health Care System is already looking forward to your coming back.
Once again, thank you for a relevant and energizing presentation.

Katherine M. Benson MSN, RN, CLNC
NMVAHCS, Chief of Education

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Our nurses attended your presentation for Ministry Health Care in Wisconsin this week and were most impressed. We have a large, hard-working department facing some of the issues you described. They provided me with a copy of your powerpoint, stating that this presentation made a difference for them, and I thought you would appreciate knowing that.
Gina Koeppl, Ph.D., Regional Director, Ministry Behavioral Health

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RE: JOHN NANCE AND KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW
John Nance and Kathleen Bartholomew all day workshop to nurses and physicians, June 2010
“Of all the National and International speakers that we could have chose to come to our organization, our choice was Kathleen and John. They bring two different perspectives which blend together to create realistic situations that physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, clinical educators, social workers, human resource staff and others can relate to in their own environments. Kathleen and John provide real life examples and experiences that inspire hope and courage that each of us can speak up to help create and sustain a culture of safety within our own units and departments for our patients and community. We continue on as an organization committed to a culture of safety for our patients, staff, physicians and community. Kathleen and John created synergy, conversation and momentum to keep us moving forward.”
Faye Lindquist, Regional VP Patient Care/CNO, Peace Health/St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham, WA

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John and Kathleen,
I want to thank you both for a great job in leading our quality board retreat. The feedback was universally great. You certainly challenged us a set a high standard, which is exactly what we wanted.

Dale Sargent, Wellmont Healthcare System

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What a wonderful experience…having you visit Youngtown/Warren!!! We truly appreciated your efforts and found you to be an exceptional resource.  You were stimulating, and helpful as you presented your stories, offered your insights, and suggested direction for moving our nursing culture out of oppression and ‘torment’. The evaluations clearly indicate that your visit was an exhilarating and positive experience for all.”
A. Fitzgerald, PhD., Humility of Mary Health Partners, Youngstown, Ohio  11/07

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“Thank you again for delivering such a dynamic presentation!  I have listened to you give this presentation about 4 times now and have left each time learning something new I could use in my practice.”
R. Pycard, Highline Medical Center, Renton, WA  11/07

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“Your presentation absolutely hit home for us.  I was so happy to see so many nurses and nurse leaders able to attend the sessions – and you have received overwhelmingly rave reviews!  The evaluations have been 100% positive.  One (nurse) went back to her unit the next day and shared with her manager that she would work with Dr. ___ (A difficult customer at best) differently – now that she had some new strategies.  Another wrote, “I won’t be a silent witness any more.” Powerful work. Thank you.
Mary Hennen, RN, BSN, MA Mercy and Unity Hospitals, 11/06

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“I don’t know if you get much in the way of follow-up from groups you present to, but I thought I would write and let you know that we are continuing to hear from staff about the impacts of how we treat each other.  As an organization, one individual was fired because of the aggressive and hostile behaviors they continued to display toward coworkers and the impact they had on their department.  We are also using your material in our Patient Care Orientation.  Your presentation opened dialogue in many of the departments where it was hush-hush before.” 
Bartlett Hospital, Juneau, 11/07 

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“…Anyway, I could go on and on because I value(d) your presentation so much…it is very timely for us at our program as we are “growing” from classes of 40 per semester to 80... As a result of your presentation in Visalia I have had many wonderful discussions with student RNs (mostly second and fourth semester in our A.D.N. program) as well as RNs who could not attend. It is interesting isn’t it, as soon as you bring up the topic SOMEONE has a story to tell.”
N. Schneider, RN, M.Ed., CIIM, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA

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“Thank you so much for speaking at our Mel Evans conference.  Your talk was passionate & timely.  Since you left there has been open discussions within units regarding behavior.  Thanks for enlightening us…”
P. Kozu, Multicare, Tacoma 11/06

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