In this inaugural episode, I am joined by Dr. Michael J. Consuelos, a leading voice in public health crises, emergency preparedness response, and pandemic response. Dr. Consuelos is a fellow Army veteran and currently serves as an executive coach and consultant in the healthcare space.
Both located in the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania, we came together just as our area started to experience the economic effects of COVID-19. In addition to Dr. Consuelos's extensive experience working with healthcare executives, we pull together our backgrounds in the military to provide decision makers and business leaders with tools to successfully navigate and lead their people through the coronavirus pandemic. Listen in for our take on...
Incorporating After Action Reviews and proper internal communications
Making battlefield promotions
Instituting a business continuity plan
Running a virtual organization while keeping teams engaged
Keeping pace and cadence in virtual meetings
Learning from emergency response teams
Finding your "battle buddy" and preventing isolation
Noticing behavioral health issues and signs in employees and clients
Avoiding the "sacrifice syndrome" and incorporating self-care and healthy habits
Utilizing "hot wash" methods to learn and grow from this experience
Key takeaway: "The team you have at the beginning of this is not going to be the same team you are in the end."
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline: Text Hello to 741741