LeAnn Thieman C-Suite Network Advisor Since June 2020
Self-Care, Work-Life Balance Expert and Workplace Wellness Expert
Health & Wellness
LeAnn Thieman is a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. After her Operation Babylift story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup’s most prolific writers. She went on to author the New York Times Best Seller Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul series, followed by 13 additional Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
With over four decades of in-the-trenches nursing experience and 22 years helping hospitals and organizations recruit and retain nurses, LeAnn proves that healthcare givers strong of mind, body and spirit deliver better patient care, resulting in improved outcomes, satisfaction scores and reimbursements.
Her deep expertise in self-care, work-life balance and workplace wellness drove her to create SelfCare for HealthCare, a transformational program that improves retention, resiliency, engagement and recruitment within healthcare systems. Now she is bringing these outstanding results (20% increased engagement, 16% decreased sick days, 14% increased retention) to individuals and corporations within all industries and of all sizes.
LeAnn is one of ten percent of speakers worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation. In 2008 she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, and in 2018 was awarded the Legacy of the Speaking Profession.
LeAnn Thieman | Self-Care, Work-Life Balance Expert and Workplace Wellness Expert
"From our time with LeAnn, nursing has continually infused her teaching into their practice, every day. Our nurse leaders expressed how uplifting it is knowing “we” are united to bring work-life balance to their roles. We have embarked on a rapid cycle of testing their creative ideas to assist them in the management of their workloads. All this creativity stemmed from LeAnn’s inspiring presentation and book!"
Linda Lewis, Novant Health
"The Chief Nursing Officer Advisory Council, a council of 40 staff nurses representing the voice of nursing on inpatient units, clinics and procedural areas, identified a need to improve “compassion satisfaction.” We believe that begins with a focus on our relationship with “self.” SelfCare for Healthcare is a comprehensive, year-long program that will nourish and guide staff month by month on ways to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. As I approach the final stages of my career path, this is my gift to staff – one they can use for a lifetime."
Marilyn J. Schaffner, MUSC Medical Center
SelfCare for HealthCare Client
"I would like to say, I love this program. … You do not hear this specific message anywhere else. Having this ongoing program has allowed me the tools to finally start taking care of myself. As a nurse, by nature, I am compelled to take care of others. This program keeps putting this in my face. Because I am being told I am important on an ONGOING BASIS through your messages, I am getting to the point where I believe it. I have finally lost 30 pounds, I make sleep and nutrition a priority, and I consciously think about what is most important for me to thrive, not just survive. I know I feel better and am more productive. My employer will benefit from less sick leave, health insurance cost, and suboptimal productivity hospital wide due to this program."
SelfCare for HealthCare Participant