Dr. O’Grady conducts keynote presentations and workshops, designs curriculum and does coach training for health professionals and patients, and groups of any kind on the topic of revolutionizing self care or the coaching method. She has spoken at Universities, schools, temples, parishes, non-profits, for-profits, and individual homes. She has designed and taught several graduate level courses on coaching.
Listen to Pacifica Radio interview guest Eileen O’Grady with host Barbara Glickstein on Health Styles, WBAI Radio.
Case Design Remodeling Inc "The Evidence on Being a Better Bodyguard to Yourself."
Generosity Towards the Self: A Workshop on Extreme Self Care.
"Empowering Yourself: Making Lifestyle Changes Your New Normal"
How to Have Difficult Conversations So you Can Live More Robustly.
The Evidence on Caring For and About Yourself. Professional Development Day.
The Art and Science of Practicing EXTREME Self Care.
Coaching Skills for Nurse Practitioners, Virginia Conference of Nurse Practitioners at Marymount University..
Connecting the Dots: Careers in Health Promotion and Wellness
Policy, Politics and Power: A Call to Advanced Practice Nurses Keynote Address and The Practice of Extreme Self Care.
NPs and Health Care Reform Roll Out – Opportunities Abound Keynote Address and Strategizing Next Steps: A Political Positioning Discussion and 10 Forms of Political Competence in a Time of Health Care Reform and Engaging Patients More Fiercely: The Coaching Method.
The Science of Living in Balance: Leaders today are besieged by unrelenting demands to do more with less. Getting our needs met prevents us from hosting many chronic illnesses, builds healthy relationships, makes us more productive, creates more meaning and purpose in our lives. Explore the science on human flourishing and the 10 things you need in order to live well.
You 2.0: Applying the Science of Goal Attainment
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Evidence On Human Flourishing March 3
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Science Of Motivating Others While Caring For The Self In Uncertain Times March 4
Create More Meaningful Patient Engagement and Coaching Nurse Practitioners Towards Success and A Case Study In Successful Lifestyle Change
The Science of Living In Balance
Keynote Speaker, The Science of Flourishing for the 50th Anniversary of the School of Nursing Celebration
Annual Nurses Recognition Dinner (November 4)
Clinical Excellence and Integration (November 5)
Women's Leadership Forum (November 6)
Motivating Students Through Skillful Conversations
In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of New Mexico. Serving as Chair of the national meeting at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.
Caring for the Heart of YOU and Your Patient
Patient Engagement and Practicing Extreme Self care.
Building Resiliency and Self Care
Board Retreat on Self Care
Day Long Retreat for School of Nursing Faculty
Webinar to members of NALA (The Paralegal Association)
Keynote Speaker, A Modern Approach to Self Care. For Med-star Professional Nurses/ Georgetown University Continuing Nursing Education
Chairing National Meeting on graduate health policy education in nursing.
End Note Speaker
Patient Engagement and Caring for the Self Despite Practice Demands
For the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Mentorship Program
"What Makes a Great Life"
It’ is typically easy for most people to identify the stresses and distractions in our lives but have you ever thought about what makes for a life filled with energy, productivity and wellness? Dr. Eileen O’Grady will explore a fresh way to view self care and how to incorporate the science behind learned optimism. You’ll leave armed with inspiration, tools and an action plan to make lasting changes that lead you in a positive direction.
Open to the Public Workshops | School of Wellness | Eileen O'Grady PhD, RN, NP
Do you give everything you have to your job or profession? Feel unrelenting stress? A lack of control over your life? Have no time to do things that call to you?
This Workshop is for adults of all ages to explore key strategies across one's entire life and you will leave knowing:
You willl learn how to take command of your time and priorities, especially on what to say YES and NO to. This workshop will help you break persistent patterns around chronic stress using science, wisdom and humor to cultivate a better life. Enter Left side of building, go to 3rd floor. Plenty of free parking. Drinks and Refreshments will be served. SPACE IS LIMITED
Leadership Program for UnitedHealth Group's Clinical Leader Executive Program
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SPACE IS LIMITED
WHO: Professionals who may feel besieged by your to-do list, have no free time, or who would like to change habits and reach their fuller potential. For anybody who would like to attain a long-desired goal or searching for key strategies to confront a lifestyle that is not serving them.
WHAT: Each person will leave the retreat knowing how to:
Ample time for discussion and reflection will be provided.
for Professional Women in Health Care Association
The National Primary Care Conference with the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education, Inc. (NPACE).
How to Master Me: Self Care for the Busy Clinician
For the Professional Association for Legal Assistants
Coaching Skills to Improve Communication
Do you find yourself setting goals, only to once again be disappointed that you did not achieve them? Learn the immediately useful science on how successful people set and achieve their most important goals. You will leave with proven tools and strategies that will help you to stay on course. Willpower is not enough for successful goal attainment. Gain knowledge on how to locate your North Star, how habit formation actually occurs and more. Take away specific action steps to make that New Year’s Resolution stick, no matter what time of the year it is!
This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 2 contact hours (expiration February 2020). The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.The Planners and Presenters of this activity have no relationships with a Commercial Interest Organization relative to the content of this educational activity.
Life places unrelenting demands on our time and resources and often our own needs go untended, leaving us feeling stressed and unfulfilled. Learn about actionable tools to take control over what you can, including how to practice extreme self-care, despite unrelenting demand. Explore the elements of well-being, identify the traps that pull you in all directions and add stress to your life. We will look at the differences between self-care and selfishness, identify bedrock behaviors, and learn tools to set boundaries that allow us to reduce stress and live a purposeful life. You will create new boundaries, commit to self-serving behaviors and identify an accountability partner to keep you moving forward with intention and less stress.
This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 2 contact hours (expiration February 2020). The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Planners and Presenters of this activity have no relationships with a Commercial Interest Organization relative to the content of this educational activity.
We all encounter difficult people whether it’s at work, at home, on social media and more. We often employ ineffective strategies such as avoidance to get out of it as soon as possible. But learning how to interact with the difficult people in our lives greatly reduces stress and leads to high level wellness. You will learn pragmatic ways to identify and triage the various types difficult others, including toxicity, emotional vampires, power struggles, and bullies, using proven techniques. Knowing how to interact with difficult people and remedy the unwanted behavior in our lives greatly reduces corrosive stress, and leads to high level wellness.
For many people, weight loss is an unending battle that affects more than just our physical well- being. Discuss common myths about being overweight/obesity and present emerging science on how to address problems associated with food and eating patterns. We will explore issues such as food addiction, binging, cravings, emotional eating, brain plasticity, and teach you practical skills that will allow you to interrupt these patterns. Each person will leave with a deeper understanding of themselves in addition to remedies to empower you to take charge of your relationship with food and eating. Put an end to deprivation diets and embrace a healthy relationship that’s “right” and “real” with eating food. Retreat led by Eileen O'Grady and Vernice Jones
Lunch will be provided.
Many of us find ourselves in unwanted jobs or relationships, but the task of effecting change can be daunting. Explore your desired goals that up until now you have bene unable to reach and identify what is sabotaging your best intentions. We will uncover the hidden forces that hold you back and behaviors that will have you looking forward to change. We will help you create a detailed plan to overcome stuck behavior, identify an accountability plan, and move you towards your goals that have so far been unattainable.
This is an all day retreat incorporating all 4 workshop offerings (above) in one day.
• Got New Year’s Resolutions? How to Make Them Stick
• Mastering “ME”
• He Did What? Dealing with Difficult People
• The Art and Science of Getting Unstuck: Demystifying Change
All of us are faced with difficulties and challenges that can test our resilience and impede or ability to live a happy and fulfilling life. Reaching one’s greatest potential requires gathering motivation and resilience tools that you can use to navigate healthfully through trying times. You will explore theories and practices that energize you, help you say “YES” to what is important and “NO” to the things that drain you. You will distinguish between self-care and selfishness, and learn how to set and attain your own goals, how to use your strengths more creatively, build your emotional intelligence, and rebalance your life when it goes off kilter. Making long lasting, intentional change in life requires applying strong and personalized evidence-based tools. These become immediately useful in habit formation. Ample time for discussion will be provided.
Lunch Is provided
9:05-11: 00 Got New Year’s Resolutions? How to Make Them Stick (115 Minutes)
11:00-11:15 Break (15 minutes)
11:15 -1:15 Mastering “ME” (over lunch) (115 Minutes)
1:15-1:25 Break (10 Minutes)
1:25-3:20 He Did What? Dealing with Difficult People (115 Minutes)
3:20-3:35 Break (15 minutes)
3:35-5:30 The Art and Science of Getting Unstuck (115 Minutes)
5:30-6:00 Evaluation (20 Minutes) and Closing
A Preconference Workshop
Reaching one’s greatest potential requires gathering motivation and resilience tools you can use to navigate healthfully through trying times. You will explore theories and practices that energize you, help you say ‘yes’ to what is important and ‘no’ to the things that drain you. You will distinguish selfishness from self-care and learn how to set and attain your own goals, how to use your strengths more creatively, build your emotional intelligence and rebalance your life when it goes off kilter. Making long lasting, intentional change in life requires applying strong and personalized evidence-based tools which are immediately useful in habit formation
If patient engagement is the new “blockbuster drug”, coaching is the delivery system. This session will present practical evidence-based coaching strategies to gather patient motivation, identify learning needs and barriers, set goals and build accountability. The evidence base on goal attainment and how to more effectively engage patients will be emphasized.
The purpose of the retreat is to singularly focus on the personal and professional growth in caring for the self and for each attendee to build a plan that reflects their most important values. Each person will leave with a sense of duty to make their own health, wellness and wholeness, not only possible, but a priority.
This half day retreat that will teach you to:
• gather motivation and set goals to make permanent lifestyle changes
• deploy your own cycle of renewal
• interrupt the patterns that add stress to your life
• set boundaries and create your own personal policies
• master habit formation
• learn the art of self-care, and so much more!
Retreat directors: Drs. Eileen O'Grady and Jean Johnson.
Become the CEO of your Whole Life
Opening Keynote: Self Care for the Busy Clinician
Opening Keynote /2 breakout sessions on 7/12/18
Become the CEO of your Dissertation (for Earth Science Graduate Students)
Positive Psychology to Self-treat Anxiety and Depression.
Learn actionable tools to combat runaway anxiety and depression including the science of positive psychology, happiness habits, how to shut down difficult others and other sources of stress. Happiness hacks will be presented to empower you to challenge the thoughts and behaviors that limit your self-worth and effectiveness in the world. Grow into a master of self-care and self-regulation. Build your own emotional intelligence skills and recognize patterns in your life that need interruption.
Defining Balance for Earth Scientists
Preventing Burnout and Provider Wellbeing
Keynote: Bringing Dignity to Practice and Dealing with Difficult Others
Featured Speaker: Burnout Prevention: The Way Forward
Finding Your North Star: Building a Life after Loss
Delivered by The School of Wellness Faculty, Drs. Eileen O'Grady, Jean Johnson and Paul Tschudi
Navigating Difficult Others: How to Reduce Stress for Busy NPs
S/He Said What? Dealing with Difficult Others
Moving Yourself Forward after Loss
A workshop on locating your North Star with Paul Tschudi.
American Library Association Annual Meeting, Emerging Leaders Program
Sidestepping Stress in a Distractible World (90 minutes) and
Dealing with Difficult Others (90- minutes)
A day and a half long pre-conference retreat with The School of Wellness Faculty Eva Schmidt, for renewal and integrating extreme self care for over-deployed nurse practitioners.
Keynote Address: Become the CEO of your WHOLE life
Coaching: A core APRN Skill @ 1:30-5:45 PM [Wednesday]
The Art of Getting Unstuck @ 8 AM-12:15 PM [Thursday]
Pre conference retreat: Self Care October 22
Keynote luncheon speaker Oct 23
A Masterclass on Boundary-Setting
Self Care for Health Care Providers
In this workshop you will be applying the principles of change science. We will be using your own strengths and several priority-setting techniques so that you align your life with what is most important to YOU. Please come with a problem you want to work on or improve (home or work) that you so far have not yet been able to solve or balance.
The entire world, it seems, is cancelled. Those that are on the front lines are overwhelmed and distraught. Therefore, The School of Wellness is offering lively, interactive webinars for any team in the world that could use some help in practicing extreme self care and strategies to stay SANE during this unprecedented time. At No Cost. Just email Eileen some times to discuss your specific context over the phone and we will schedule it/make it happen.
So far, since the pandemic began, The School of Wellness has conducted webinars for a wide range of teams, A Bar Association (lawyers), ICU nurses in NYC, physician assistants, Librarians, Universities (faculty and students), a parenting school, and a wide range of professional associations. Please reach out, we have good ideas and we very much want to help.
A retreat for Neonatologists at MEDNAX in Portland Oregon
A seminar for the patients of Erin Bagshaw, NP a Functional Medicine expert on how to move through change and life transitions.
A day and a half long pre-conference retreat for renewal and integrating extreme self care for over-deployed nurse practitioners.
Carolyn Buppert, Law Office of Carolyn Buppert &
Eileen T. O’Grady, Founder, The School of Wellness, LLC
Interacting with difficult others in the workplace is a common occurrence. Attorney Carolyn Buppert and Wellness Coach and Nurse Practitioner Dr. Eileen O’Grady are contacted by nurses in distress all over the United States because of rude, bullying, and toxic behaviors in the health care setting. They want to know whether there are legal remedies that will free them from their situation. They want to know how to make it stop. This workshop will use case studies to explore and define illegal workplace behaviors including harassment and discrimination. The presenters will offer strategies on how to stop toxic workplace behavior and outline the evidence needed if there is a legal remedy.
Often, bad workplace behavior isn’t illegal. For example, bullying is not illegal. Coworkers may be narcissists, emotional vampires, borderline personalities, and those that engage in power struggles. The presenters offer a triage system to help identify the type of difficult person one is confronting and evidence-based strategies to mitigate the stress effect of these difficult people. Accurately identifying the type of difficult other is a key initial step in knowing how to best handle these challenges so that the nurse is protected and the toxic interaction is de-escalated.
FREE Webinar for any parent interested in raising kids with a high degree of belonging, competence and self regulation. Click HERE to register.
A mother and her adult son raised with the PEP principles in parenting will discuss strategies to promote belonging, competence and connection during this extraordinary and difficult time for families. Featuring Eileen O'Grady, Nurse Practitioner, Wellness Coach, and longtime PEP parent with her son Liam Zeya.
The Wauconda (IL) Area Public Librarians @ 8 pm EST
Resilience in the Era of Covid-19
At the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) Annual virtual meeting
Dealing with Difficult People
Speaker Series: Self Care
For the patients of Northwest Nurse Practitioner Associates (Washington DC) owned and founded by Erin Bagshaw, NP
Dignity as Practice
Speaker Series: Extreme Self Care for Extreme Times
The US Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Organizational Management
Resilience 2.0: Wellness in the Era of Covid 19
Extreme Self Care for Extreme Times
Nurse Practitioner Resiliency Keynote General Session Annual Conference
A day and a half long pre-conference retreat for renewal and integrating extreme self care for over-deployed POST PANDEMIC nurse practitioners.