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About Dr. Sandy Weiss

Dr. Weiss is a coach & workshop facilitator improving healthcare outcomes and staff retention through enhancing wellbeing, emotional intelligence, and resilience. Her goal is to arm individuals and organizations with tools to create a happier and healthier environments.

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Having worked in  the professional setting at various levels as well as serving as an educator in academia, Dr. Weiss has seen various types of individuals, leaders, and organizations for which they work. She noticed that individuals who possess those defining characteristics of emotional intelligence seem to be happier both in and out of the office. Companies who embrace and promote those characteristics within their managers or leaders have historically been the most enjoyable organizations to work for, from personal experience and anecdotally from family, friends, and students.

A message from Dr. Weiss

Every day is stressful though to varying degrees. Days that feel especially taxing, I’ve had to dig deep and remind myself of my “Why?” “Why am I doing this?” “Why am I here?” Understanding my “Why?” helps me stay engaged and motivated, it also helps build my resilience, enabling me to bounce back from demanding days or difficult situations in the workplace.

We often face challenging interactions with family, colleagues, or patients. While we may not be able to directly change the behaviors and attitudes of those around us, we do have the power to control our own emotions and our responses in these situations. Our reactions have the potential to enhance relationships and communication with our family, friends, colleagues – and in healthcare, our patients!

After a long day of work, it can be difficult to come home to a busy household. Tapping into our Emotional Intelligence may be able to help us regulate our emotions beyond the workplace and enhance those personal relationships – with our spouses, children, and other family members. It is important to remember the example we are setting for the next generation of leaders. We have the ability to not only improve our own Emotional Intelligence, but lead by example for our youth and loved ones.

Dr. Sandy Weiss is a Registered Nurse with a passion for all things healthcare

Dr. Weiss teaches a variety of management courses for the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She currently focuses on management consulting in the healthcare space. Her most recent professional roles included serving as a leader for a large for-profit healthcare system, where she led clinical quality and regulatory compliance initiatives within the ambulatory care setting, then served as the Vice President of Education for a medical device start-up. She exited the start-up after a successful $20M acquisition. She has robust experience across the healthcare continuum, from co-founding a companion care company, working on Medicare quality measure development and implementation as well as health policy contracts, to leading in the acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. 

She earned her Doctor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management from Saint Leo University. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Project Management Professional (PMP). She also holds a graduate certificate in Innovation and Human Centered Design from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and is an AHRQ TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Master Trainer.

Dr. Weiss is a caring, high-energy, team player with a passion for enhancing patient safety & healthcare quality and optimizing efficiency to improve operations! These goals are achieved through utilizing a strong foundation in project management principles and emphasizing clear, consistent, and strategic communication. Dr. Weiss is passionate about motivating, educating, and coaching individuals, teams, and organizations to succeed!