The most gratifying evaluative comments after Sharon's programs relate to the practical nature and immediate usefulness of the ideas she offers. As one educator commented:
"Sharon is one of the few speakers we have had who gave us things we could use the next day. She is practical, down-to-earth and you can tell her ideas come from experience - not just the latest management book."
Typical Comments on Program Evaluations
"The fact that she is coming back for a follow-up visit makes us more inclined to really use this material" Erlanger Medical Center - Chattanooga, Tennessee
"I can listen to her for hours - great examples, wonderful stories, very energizing." San Diego Naval Hospital - San Diego, CA
"Can't wait to use the DESC model with my teenagers - thanks for helping me see ways I need to take ownership." Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, Washington
"I knew this program would mobilize the Nurse Managers as a peer group and it has. They have had a positive impact on the organization since they found their voice. I could not be more pleased with the outcomes of this program."
Lynn Whisman - Chief Nursing Executive, Sarasota Memorial Medical Center - Sarasota, FL
"We have seen a marked difference in the nurse managers since they participated in this program. They are more collaborative with other departments, quicker to problem solve situations, and more inclined to think in "big picture" terms."
Donna Beck - Human Resources Methodist Memorial Hospital - Peoria, IL
"I was quite pleased with the growth I could see in the Nurse Managers after the year you spent with them - and having now done the same program for Department Managers, it really helps to have all us singing from the same hymn book."
Susan Fry - Chief Operating Officer, Via Christi Regional Medical Center - Wichita, KS