Dr. Candace Campbell is a multifaceted person in just about every way you can think of. She is a career nurse with so many designations after her name, I could not even begin to explain them. She is as author, a producer of documentary films and an improv actor with some pretty intriguing, one person shows that she mainly uses in key note presentations at health care conferences. And in one of them, she portrays, probably the most famous nurse ever – Florence Nightingale. And we definitely will be talking about that.
We had the blessing of having Candy in the program last year as we discussed her book, “Improv to Improve Healthcare: A System for Creative Problem Solving.”
Now, she is releasing a new book titled, “Improv to Improve Your Leadership Team.” This book will be released in April of 2023.
This episode is part two of a great three part interview with Candy Campbell...
Why did you decide to portray “Florence Nightingale” in your presentations on healthcare?
You go all out in this. You dress in the time period fashion. But you just do not deliver a monologue and leave it at that. You also interact with the audience and take questions. Your website says, “What would Florence Nightingale say about healthcare today and what advice would she give?” Do you only perform this for health care related audiences?
I wanted to ask you about your upcoming on stage performance. Where and when will you be appearing?
Tell us about your first documentary. It was about “Micro-premature Babies: How Low Can You Go.” What made you decide it was needed?
You have appeared, yourself, on stage, on screen, in commercials, on TV. You’ve done voice overs and all of that. And that is in addition to your career as a nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit! Then, you started your own production company to make your documentaries and developed not one, not two, but THREE solo shows for your talks! Do you ever rest?
I want to shift gears and talk about your new book, “Improv to Improve Your Leadership Team.”
We face more disruption right now than at any other time in history. It’s been happening for decades: globalism; advancing technology; political, social, and cultural upheaval; and more.
But the past few years have really shined a light on our problems. The scope, the pace, and the intensity of changes we are witnessing are unprecedented. In addition, the recent pandemic caused major disruptions across almost every industry.
While most organizations have struggled in some ways, many have had to almost rebuild from the ground up. They’ve had to rethink everything about how they operate; who they partner with; and how, where, and when their employees will work.
One big consequence, of course, is what has been termed “The Great Resignation.” Employees have experienced a mass awakening around what’s most important in life. They’ve gotten very focused on what they want from their jobs. If their employer is unable to provide the quality of life / work balance they desire – they look elsewhere for a business that will.
Many businesses across many spectrums are scrambling to reinvent their ecosystems in a way that puts their employees at the center. How does a business find their footing in a whirlwind of change? How do business leaders make decisions in the face of so many unknowns? How do they provide leadership in the swirl of chaos?
Folks, as you can see, when you start looking at managing your company from a perspective of “Improv,” not comedy per se, but just deal with the situations as they arise and, handle the issues and have fun doing it – your business can’t help but to grow. Your employees will love their work environment more and you will see less turnover. That means – EVERYONE WINS! Amen!
I urge you to drop down into the show notes below and reach out to Dr. Candice Campbell. Go and visit her website. You will be amazed at the things she has on there to help YOU. She helps YOU to grow. Praise God. Be sure to order her new book, “Improv to Improve Your Leadership Team.”
TICKETS TO THE OFF BROADWAY SHOW IN NYC (click the link)
Book: “Improv to Improve Your Leadership Team” – on Amazon
Book: “Improv to Improve Healthcare: A System for Creative Problem Solving” – on Amazon