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Kathy  Dempsey

Kathy Dempsey

President of Keep Shedding! Inc. & Change Expert

Biography

Kathy B. Dempsey, award winning author, keynote speaker and change expert, is President of Keep Shedding! Inc. As a former hospital executive, she strategically led Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of top 100 hospitals in America. She has achieved the highest earned speaker’s designation in the world, the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). Dempsey ignites people and organizations with the skills and motivation to lead and manage change. Read More >

Her 'signature story' is her transformation as an ER/trauma nurse who became the first health care worker in America to be diagnosed positive for AIDS as a result of workplace exposure. She received national attention as a result of this life-altering hospital-based event that 'made her a poster child’ for the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The diagnosis, a death sentence in the mid-80s, was confirmed with multiple positive tests. Months later, all tests returned negative. A miracle or medical error? No one is able to explain. The 3 months that Dempsey lived with that traumatic diagnosis was a life-altering experience.

Dempsey’s most popular book, Shed or You’re Dead®: 31 Unconventional Strategies for Growth and Change, is the recipient of a Writer's Digest International Book Award. Her survival guide books, including A Fast Acting Change RX for Every Employee and Manager & Healthcare Professional, have been utilized as guides for change by hundreds of individuals and organizations. She is also a contributing author for two of the New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Dempsey is the editor of 60 Seconds of Shedding, a monthly e-newsletter read by over 14,000 people around the world.                

Dempsey ignites professionals and organizations to SHED for Success by infusing them with timely change management tools, innovative employee engagement strategies and accelerated methods for building traction and accountability. Her presentations build a touchstone with each member of the audience. Dempsey provides focus, inspiration and practical tools for people to lead and master change in their personal and professional lives. Read Less ^

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Fear: The Biggest Barrier

Shedding Philosophy

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Shed or You're Dead®: How to Stay Alive & Thrive in the Midst of Healthcare Change

Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are lost each year due to the inability to get employees to move forward with healthcare changes. Why do 75% of all change efforts fail? Largely because people feel left out of the process and lack the skills, knowledge and motivation to adapt to the organization's new systems, processes and procedures. Can you imagine what your organization would be like if everyone could lead and master change? Healthcare organizations that equip their people to SHED faster and quicker will be the ones that survive and thrive! Read More >

This interactive keynote session is packed with practical strategies for immediate implementation! Leave empowered to SHED for Success™ and: Read Less ^

  • Embrace the concept of shedding and why it is a critical skill in today's healthcare environment.
  • Learn the 3 foundational R’s of shedding to stay positive, juggle multiple priorities and do more with less.
  • Understand and conquer the 5 reasons why people resist change and won’t SHED!
  • Overcome the number one barrier in leading and managing change.
  • Increase your effectiveness by 75% by removing the biggest obstacles to a successful and sustainable change.

Shed or You're Dead®: How to Stay Alive & Thrive in Midst of Change

Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are lost by organizations each year due to the inability to get employees to move forward with changes. Why do 75% of all change efforts fail? Largely because people feel left out of the process and lack the skills, knowledge and motivation to adapt to the organization's new systems, processes and procedures. Organizations that equip their people to SHED faster and quicker will be the ones that survive and thrive! Read More >

This interactive keynote session is packed with practical strategies for immediate implementation! Leave empowered to SHED for Success™ and be able to:

  • Embrace the concept of shedding and why it is a critical skill in today's environment.
  • Learn the 3 foundational R’s of shedding to stay positive, juggle multiple priorities and do more with less.
  • Understand and conquer the 5 reasons why people resist change and won’t SHED!
  • Overcome the number one barrier in leading, managing and mastering change.
  • Increase your effectiveness by 75% by removing the biggest obstacles to a successful and sustainable change.

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