Presentations For Medical Staff Meetings, CME Programs, Retreats, Or Breakout Sessions

If you need a dynamic speaker for one of your medical staff meetings, leadership meetings / retreats or Grand Rounds I am available.

As a vibrant speaker and trainer with a commanding presence, I am known for the enthusiasm that I share in my presentations.

I am based out of Atlanta, Georgia but travel nationwide to deliver keynotes, workshops, and breakout sessions to medical practices, associations, and health care organizations.

All of my presentations, workshops and coaching programs are designed around the concepts that:

  • personal development and responsibility are the foundation for individual and organizational success,
  • people learn best when they’re actively involved, and
  • follow-through guarantees result

My experience training dogs also works itself into most talks!

I take a pragmatic approach with all of my seminars and workshops and I am known for my ability to inspire, energize and motivate participants.

Ultimately, I will always customize my programs to meet your specific needs. It this is something that intrigues you, I invite you to contact me so that we can discuss your needs and objectives.

Iris Grimm has a good understanding of the common difficulties and special needs of physicians. Her advice for physicians and those of us who live or work with them is helpful and real. Iris seems to ‘get’ the unique challenges that physicians face when trying to balance a personal life with the demands of medicine. Iris and The Balanced Physician Program provide helpful information and suggestions to anyone seeking a better work-life balance, but she’s especially well versed to speak on the subject of balance for practicing physicians.

Tammy Lindsay Howell, CMSR

Physician Recruiter, Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN

Iris Grimm and her staff presented an educational program for the General Medical Staff at Newton Medical Center. The program addressed the challenges and frustrations faced by today’s physicians as they try to balance a professional and a personal life. The program was both beneficial for the physicians and the non-physicians members who attended the meeting. As everyone’s schedule becomes increasingly busy, it is always helpful to hear new ways and tactics for balancing the daily demands.

Linda Davis

QI Director, Newton Medical Center

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much I enjoyed your recent presentation on the “Balanced Physician”. It was one of the best overall presentations that I have ever attended. I would strongly recommend that all physicians attend one of your lectures. I have already incorporated many of your recommendations into my personal life.

F. Joseph MD

Workshop, Seminar and Presentation Topics

These suggested topics can be adapted according to the needs for time and purpose. For example half-day or full day trainings, conference breakout sessions, or Grand Rounds presentations.

Work-Life Balance – How It Matters For Physicians

Most often work-life balance is associated with wanting to work less; less often it is seen as a precondition for safe patient care and optimal performance.

Physicians who lack balance are stressed and exhausted, then eventually burnout; after all close to 50% of all physicians in this country describe themselves as burned out at one level or more. Not only does this show on their faces and bodies but these factors impact patient safety, performance, attitude, and quality of service while increasing the likelihood of medical errors.

Work-life balance doesn’t necessarily mean working less but it means working smarter. It means knowing oneself, knowing one’s limits and setting up life and work for optimal performance and patient care. There is not “one size fits all work-life balance” but every physician ought to be able to define and live theirs – after all their patients depend on them, and so does the healthcare organization.

Stress Management For Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare and stress go hand in hand. Many physicians get used to it or burn out by it. When you read about stress management, most likely you hear strategies that such as exercise more frequently, meditate daily, take frequent breaks etc, which require more time which you of course don’t have.

To optimize your performance and avoid burnout, you cannot just manage stress, you want to reduce it as much as possible by changing your perspectives, transforming your environment with systems and processes, and simplifying life and work.

Learn in this practical program how to control stress, how to make more time for the important things in life and how to experience more work-life balance. Stress is personal and by you transforming it, you will become an even greater resource for your patients.

 

Emotional Intelligence – The Better Way Of Practicing Medicine and Leading Healthcare Teams

Skills in emotional intelligence (EI) not only help physicians build trust faster with their patients but also help understand, engage and motivate their team. They are essential for relating to patients, dealing well with conflict and creating workable solutions to complex problems.

While physicians face clinical and administrative challenges, interpersonal issues frequently prove the most time – and resource-consuming. At all levels they set the EI culture for their team / practice and this culture directly impacts patient relationships, turnover, and relationships with colleagues. When the development of the EI of the team leaders is ignored in favor of a view that “intellect and clinical skills rule”, healthcare organizations make themselves susceptible to disruptive behavior.

It is time that health care organizations invest in the emotional intelligence of their physicians. After all, poor application of EI in healthcare settings specifically will harm the organization’s reputation, its patient care, and increase staff turnover, all of which can impact financial health.

The Power Of Leadership For Practicing Physicians

When you hear leadership for physicians, most likely you think of physician leaders who are in an executive role or physician managers who are leaders of their departments. But I like to look at leadership for physicians from a broader perspective – every physician who wants to make a difference to their patients, grow their practice and reduce turnover and conflicts have to have proficient leadership skills. Gone should be the days where physicians yell at their staff, let their egos rule, and think that they can do everything themselves.

Leadership is a professional behavior and serving relationship with staff and administrators that inspires their growth and makes a difference to the patients.

In this practical program physicians will look at leadership from a new perspective, learn the importance of emotional intelligence and self-leadership in order to be more effective not only with their patients but also with their staff.

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