Career coaching for nurses, healthcare, and business professionals.
We use Emotional Intelligence-centered coaching to help our people discover a professional path that is best suited for them based on their skills, their background, and their ultimate goals to feel happy and fulfilled in their career.
Our Approach: The Bus Metaphor
We want to help you find your seat on the bus.
If you consider a bus, there is a driver – or a leader – and seats throughout the bus. Someone in one of the seats might have a goal to change seats or become the driver one day – in which case it’s important to consider the skills and knowledge required to make that transition and to determine whether or not they are the right fit. There are many reasons why someone might not wind up in the right seat on the bus. Sometimes the bus is not going in the right direction. And some people are on the wrong bus altogether.
Nursing beyond the bedside
Dr. Weiss is especially passionate about working with nurses who are navigating their career path.
Are you a nurse grappling with burnout from bedside care? Did you know that there are so many opportunities in healthcare that don’t include bedside care? Work with Dr. Weiss to learn more about pivoting in your nursing career to find the path best suited for your unique skillset, passions and goals.
“If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we’ll figure out how to take it someplace great.” – excerpt from Good to Great, by Jim Collins
Why Emotional Intelligence-Centered Coaching?
Emotional Intelligence or EI is not simply another buzzword, it is a power skill that – if harnessed correctly – can help you elevate your career and enhance your personal life by empowering you to navigate relationships with empathy, communicate effectively, and manage your own emotions. All of this leads to deeper connections, reduced conflicts, and an overall higher quality of interactions! Emotional Intelligence and its defining characteristics have been shown to enhance resilience, decrease burnout, improve interpersonal relationships, and foster a more collaborative and productive work environment.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
The ability to understand and control your own emotions, understand the emotions of others, and use those skills to enhance communication and relationships. Understanding what your family or colleagues may be experiencing and how that can affect their emotions has the ability to create more meaningful interactions at home and in the workplace.
What is Resilience?
Resilience is having the ability to bounce back from stressful or adverse situations. Coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements are targeted to help you and your team build their resilience. Understanding your tendencies and triggers can help you better manage your emotions and interactions to help you stay motivated and better cope with daily stressors.
Emotional intelligence entails the following characteristics:
Understanding your emotions. Why do you feel the way you do?
Building on self-awareness to manage and control your emotions.
The ability to identify and understand what others are experiencing.
Understanding what drives you and keeps you working towards your goals.
Putting all of the above together to have clear and meaningful interactions with your colleagues, patients, friends, and family!
Why this matters…
At the individual level
Emotional intelligence can impact your job satisfaction, resilience, burnout, communication, and well-being. Building your resilience will help you get through stressful times and enhance your ability to stay motivated and engaged in your job and at home.
at the organizational level
These power skills have the ability to impact healthcare quality, patient safety, organizational commitment & turnover, burnout, resilience, patient satisfaction, teamwork…and much more! The cost to replace one bedside registered nurse is over $50,000, and the impact of each percentage change can either cost or save the average hospital nearly $400,000 for RN turnover. Almost 30% of RNs new to the workforce left their position within the first year. Additionally, in the past five years, the average hospital has experienced the turnover of over 100% of their RN workforce!
Meet Dr. Sandy Weiss
Dr. Sandy Weiss is the Founder of Elevate My Career. As a high-energy, human-centered design thinking leader, Dr. Sandy Weiss seeks to improve the healthcare experience for patients and caregivers by empowering, educating, and motivating individuals and organizations to succeed.