Rich Bluni

Rich Bluni, R.N.

Inspired Leadership

Few other professions afford the opportunity to impact lives on such a profound level, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Yet the same qualities that make healthcare leadership so deeply rewarding can also make it a challenge for us to sustain our energy and passion over time. Inspired leadership helps us maintain and recapture those elusive qualities. Healthcare leaders must also take care of themselves in order to be able to do the challenging physical, emotional and intellectual work that it takes to serve and lead others. In this thought-provoking and inspirational presentation, Rich Bluni, a registered nurse, reminds all healthcare leaders why we chose this profession. He provides a wealth of action-oriented “spiritual stretches” that help us more fully integrate the gifts of healthcare — joy, wonder, gratitude, insight and grief — into our daily lives. His personal stories illuminate those sacred moments we all experience. Inspired leadership is a welcome validation that when we stay engaged and committed, we’re more likely to achieve the best results in terms of both clinical outcomes and human compassion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of inspiration in your healthcare journey.
  • Implement exercises and techniques that you can incorporate into your healthcare journey to help you feel connected or reconnected to purpose, passion and inspiration.
  • Examine specific topics that will include, but not be limited to, gratitude, humor, using different words and thoughts, mental preparation for the day, honoring mentors and encouraging new peers.

Rich is one of Huron | Studer Group’s most sought-after national speakers and the bestselling author of several award winning books: Inspired Nurse, Inspired Journal, Inspired Nurse Too and Oh No…Not More of That Fluffy Stuff!: The Power of Engagement (all from Fire Starter Publishing). Rich has nearly three decades of front-line healthcare and leadership experience across a broad range of areas, including pediatric intensive care, trauma intensive care, flight nursing, behavioral health and emergency medicine.