kathy van meter, RN-BC, MSHI

Bedside to the Boardroom

Career Accelerator

Are you a woman in healthcare, desiring to make a difference without feeling like you are having to choose that over family, friends, and other moments that matter?

You Made The Climb And Now You Are The Leader -

Whether It Be Called DON, CNO, Director Or Lead...

AND

You Are Being Bypassed Or Just Not Being Asked For Your Input

At The Decision Making Table...

(The One Where YOUR People Have To Do The Work)

I’m here to do something about that!

Here’s the reality - women are underrepresented in senior leadership positions in healthcare, holding only 33% of senior leadership positions and yet, women account for 75% of the workforce in healthcare!

Women tend to suffer from Imposter Syndrome more than their male counterparts and as a result are less likely to try for promotions.

As natural nurturers and caregivers, women are less likely to try and grow and ascend the leadership ladder fearing the “good old boys” and “business minded” framework.

You made the climb and now you are the leader -

whether it be called DON, CNO, Director or Lead...

AND

you are being bypassed Or just not being asked for your input

at the decision making table...

(the one where yOUR people have to do the work)

I’m here to

do something about that!

Here’s the reality - WOMEN ARE UNDERREPRESENTED in senior leadership positions in healthcare, holding only 33% of senior leadership positions and yet, women account for 75% of the workforce in healthcare!

Women tend to suffer from Imposter Syndrome more than their male counterparts and as a result are less likely to try for promotions.

As natural nurturers and caregivers, women are less likely to try and grow and ascend the leadership ladder fearing the “good old boys” and “business minded” framework.

Does any of this sound like you?

You are stressing out every time you need to speak up in meetings


Your car is the last one in the parking lot


You spend way too much time trying to figure out data


And because of all that, you are missing out on BIG MOMENTS that matter (soccer games, dance recitals)


And yet you have a burning desire to succeed

Heck - even family dinners seem out of reach most days.

And while you are at work missing out on all of that, you are AFRAID


AFRAID to volunteer to lead projects - someone will surely figure out you don’t know how


AFRAID of making a wrong step and losing EVERYTHING you have worked for...


Which means, you constantly worry that someone is going to “figure out” you are “faking it until you make it”

Does any of this sound like you?

You are stressing out every time you need to speak up in meetings.


Your car is the last one in the parking lot.


You spend way too much time trying to figure out data.


And because of all that, you are missing out on BIG MOMENTS that matter (soccer games, dance recitals).


And yet you have a burning desire to succeed.

Heck - even family dinners seem out of reach most days.

And while you are at work missing out on all of that, you are AFRAID


AFRAID to volunteer to lead projects - someone will surely figure out you don’t know how


AFRAID of making a wrong step and losing EVERYTHING you have worked for...


Which means, you constantly worry that someone is going to “figure out” you are “faking it until you make it”

The stress of discovery is always there in the back of your mind.

And yet….

You have a burning desire to succeed!

You KNOW you can do the job but that little voice of doubt is ALWAYS there holding you back


Or maybe you haven't event tried for the promotion


because what if they figure out what you don’t know (and you don’t even know what you don’t know)

Others make it look so easy

You are TERRIFIED of speaking up in meetings or (cue the gasp) presenting to the board or large audiences

and yet somehow all around you, others do it like it's not twisting them up inside


And so you stay in the shadows


Never moving forward, never fully living your PURPOSE


Not to mention there's the whole other side - the unspoken side - the BUSINESS side of leadership

because let's face it - spreadsheets were NOT on our licensing exams

How do I know all this?

I HAVE BEEN THERE

I’ve helped many GET OFF OF THAT TREADMILL TO NOWHERE to create the career and LIFE of their dreams.


AND


I have succeeded as an informal leader and then climbed the leadership ladder!!!


So I can tell you with 100% certainty that what you want IS POSSIBLE.


It is absolutely possible to climb that ladder without having to spend tons of time you don’t have figuring things out.


It is possible to stand up in front of the boardroom or a crowd of leaders and deliver a presentation like a ROCKSTAR.


It is possible to present a budget to the CFO without feeling like you are going to be sick.

If we are going to CHANGE healthcare, more of us need to be at the table!

So you can live your PURPOSE.


And not sacrifice time spent with FAMILY and the THINGS THAT MATTER most.


You CAN discover how to manage your time and still be productive.


You CAN absolutely enjoy your work in leadership and if you want to go further, you absolutely can and get the


PROMOTIONS YOU DESERVE.


I have spent YEARS figuring things out and now I can share ALL THE LESSONS I LEARNED so you don't have to waste any more time.


You CAN still enjoy the soccer games, the recitals, vacations - all the things that right now you probably think are UNREACHABLE - I’m here to tell you they are reachable - what you want is possible and you and your loved ones deserve to have it!

You CAN Succeed!

How do I know all this?

I HAVE BEEN THERE

I’ve helped many GET OFF OF THAT TREADMILL TO NOWHERE to create the career and LIFE of their dreams.


AND


I have succeeded as an informal leader and then climbed the leadership ladder!!!


So I can tell you with 100% certainty that what you want IS POSSIBLE.


It is absolutely possible to climb that ladder without having to spend tons of time you don’t have figuring things out.


It is possible to stand up in front of the boardroom or a crowd of leaders and deliver a presentation like a ROCKSTAR.


It is possible to present a budget to the CFO without feeling like you are going to be sick.

If we are going to CHANGE healthcare, more of us need to be at the table!

So you can live your PURPOSE.


And not sacrifice time spent with FAMILY and the THINGS THAT MATTER most.


You CAN discover how to manage your time and still be productive.


You CAN absolutely enjoy your work in leadership and if you want to go further, you absolutely can and get the


PROMOTIONS YOU DESERVE.


I have spent YEARS figuring things out and now I can share ALL THE LESSONS I LEARNED so you don't have to waste any more time.


You CAN still enjoy the soccer games, the recitals, vacations - all the things that right now you probably think are UNREACHABLE - I’m here to tell you they are reachable - what you want is possible and you and your loved ones deserve to have it!

You CAN Succeed!

There isn't much I haven't seen in my 25 years in healthcare!

  • Started as a new grad in med/surg and within 9 months was a charge nurse
  • Transferred to the ER, where I learned the value of "treat it and street it"
  • Went to the "dark side" of Informatics and discovered my inner geek
  • Made the move from Director of 1 facility to Regional Director of 23 facilities
  • Operations C-suite level executive
  • Chief Nursing Officer

I have learned all this throughout my many years in healthcare. I know how to make things happen and I have the benefit of working in multiple states, in multiple hospitals profit / not for profit it is all the same and - there isn’t much I haven’t seen.

  • Team Development


  • Creating a Budget


  • Using Data for Strategic Decision Making


  • Project Management


  • Managing staff in a union environment
  • Implementing Processes and Infrastructure


  • Managing Productivity


  • Communicating at all levels


  • Crisis Management


  • Implementing and sustaining change

#WearYourCrown

I am on a mission to help LEADERS get to the table and make an IMPACT.