I had the privilege of starting working in hospice in the early days, the early '80's. It wasn't so much about death, it was about living. It was about giving people permission to make their own choices about care. It was helping families take care of their loved ones. It was about empowering people to live a full life until the end of their life, and it was such a privilege to be part of the beginnings of that. My whole life has been a real privilege because of that work.
I got to a point where I thought our brand of leadership, or engagement, of service, could be taken to other places. So I took the leap of starting The Watershed Group. We help companies in a number of ways.
We also do Talent Management using the Predictive Index, and it helps really recreate high functioning teams.
I like to partner with my clients. Hospice is about teamwork. It's about valuing everyone's point of view. Everyone has a point of view:
and one is not better than another. It's all the BIG view of a patient and the family they are are caring for.
And so I think the same way of Organizations. So if you can get a picture of what that Organization's going through, then you have a better sense of what you can do to help improve it.
I never forget, that what I do, my work affects that dying person and their family in the bedside, and that's what motivates me. And if I can help organizations
then I know I've made a difference for dying patients and their families.