LeAnn Thieman | Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul

LeAnn Thieman

Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul

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LeAnn Thieman

A nurse for thirty years and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul, LeAnn Thieman knows first hand the "war zones" of healthcare today. As a renowned motivational speaker, LeAnn shares life-changing lessons learned from her daring Operation Babylift adventure, when she helped to rescue 300 babies as Vietnam was falling to the communists! Believing we all have individual "war zones," she inspires audiences to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and make a difference in the world.

Her presentations recharge and recommit employees resulting in increased retention and recruitment, saving millions in hiring and retraining costs. By inspiring people to care for themselves as they care for others, LeAnn boosts morale, creating positive people who then produce positive outcomes.

While health organizations and women groups are an obvious "niche" for her keynote addresses and seminars, her audiences have grown to include cattlemen, contractors, and corporate America. One CEO summed it up best when he said, "I'm going to live my life differently after hearing you today." LeAnn Thieman inspires:

to nurture ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually
to relax and laugh and think positive
to develop inner and outer strength to cope in our "war zones"
to care for ourselves while caring for others

to do extraordinary things, as ordinary people
to make a difference in the world
to keep the faith and never give up
to find the courage to take risks

to change how we respond to stress in our lives
to make positive, good decisions in our "war zones"
to identify and stick to our life assignments
to balance our lives and truly live our priorities

After her story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, LeAnn Thieman went on to co-author:
Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul,
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul,
Chicken Soup for the Father and Daughter Soul and
Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2
Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul

She has been featured on CNN, Fox-TV, BBC, PBS, in Newsweek Magazine, Voices of the Century issue and PAX TV's It's a Miracle show. Negotiations are currently underway to produce her story as a Hollywood feature film!

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Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul
SelfCare for HealthCare

Most nurses didn’t choose their professions because of the great hours, pay, and working conditions! LeAnn Thieman reminds them why they did choose the nursing career…and why they stay. Her new SelfCare for HealthCare® initiative and keynote, teaches them specific tools to care for their minds, bodies, and spirits. She helps reduce burnout (63 percent of hospital nurses score high in burnout. High levels of burnout adversely affect patient outcomes and satisfaction); boosts morale (36 percent of nurses are dissatisfied with their jobs); increases nurse retention (20 percent of nurses intend to leave their jobs within one year.) All leaders agree that a nurse who is strong physically, mentally, and spiritually will deliver better patient care, resulting in better patient outcomes and customer service, higher satisfaction scores, and ultimately, reimbursements. The best way to care for the patient is to care for the nurse.

By sharing stories from her best-selling Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, and her own 30+ years at the bedside, LeAnn teaches selfcare strategies while she uplifts and honors nurses and champions their daily contributions and sacrifices. Renewed and recharged, they sign on and stay longer, which bolsters nurse recruitment and improves retention, patient care, and the hospital’s bottom line.

Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul; or “How Long Can I Keep This Up?!”

While rewarding, care-giving requires tremendous emotional, physical and spiritual stamina, making stress and burnout an everyday challenge. In Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul LeAnn offers remedies by encouraging professional and personal caregivers to care for themselves as devotedly as they do for others, with her simple CARE 4ME strategies. By sharing stories from Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul and her adventures of rescuing babies at the end of the Vietnam war, LeAnn renews caregivers, filling them with hope, courage, health and strength plus honors them for the heroes they are.

Balancing Life in Your “War Zones”

100 little babies lay three and four to a cardboard box, strapped in the belly of a gutted cargo jet. Saigon was falling to the communists – and LeAnn was caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed. Believing we all have individual “war zones,” LeAnn shares photos and life-changing lessons learned from that adventure. She draws parallels between the “war zones” in
Vietnam to the “war zones” in our professional and personal lives today…too much to do, too few resources, too many regulations! This poignant, yet humorous, presentation inspires audiences to balance their physical, mental, and spiritual lives; truly live their priorities, and make a difference in the world. In the end, LeAnn applauds them as the heroes!

Engaging Your Multigenerational Workforce

“Generational tensions” is ranked among the top major issues affecting U.S. workers. In this fun, entertaining, highly educational keynote or concurrent session, staff members will learn the history, traits, and values of the four generations and identify ways to relate to, manage, and even appreciate the differences. This information is critical, not only to better understand coworkers but to attract, interview, and hire the right staff. Sharing this knowledge with all workers and caregivers decreases negativity, resentment, and turnover in the workplace and increases cooperation, retention, and productivity. This knowledge is also applicable and appreciated to better understand and care for those we serve…which is the common goal of all. Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul or “How Long Can I Keep This Up?!”

While rewarding, care-giving requires tremendous emotional, physical, and spiritual stamina, making burnout an everyday challenge.

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