It is my strong belief that if we spend more time focusing on supporting and uplifting our colleagues, nurses would find greater satisfaction in the work that they do. Therefore I decided to create a monthly blog series: the Nursing Entrepreneur Spotlight – that focuses on exploring other nurse entrepreneurs and the fantastic work they’re doing. Since I’ve launched my company The Nurse Speak, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful business savvy nurses. I’ve learned that there are so many amazing nurse entrepreneurs out there doing some really groundbreaking work, and this month’s featured guest is no different! So please let’s welcome this February’s featured nurse entrepreneur – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP!
ABOUT DONNA CARDILLO
Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is the Inspiration Nurse. Owner of DonnaCardillo.com, she travels the world inspiring and empowering healthcare professionals to move beyond fear and live and work to their highest potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, retreat and seminar leader, and cut-up. Her accomplished career combines over 25 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer.
She is an expert blogger at DoctorOz.com and the original “Dear Donna” columnist at Nurse.com. Donna is the originator of the Career Alternatives for Nurses® seminar and home-study program. She is the author of the award-winning Falling Together-How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When your Life Seems top be Falling Apart; The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses; Your 1st Year as a Nurse; and A Daybook for Beginning Nurses. You can learn more about Donna’s books and products, by clicking here.
About Career Alternatives for Nurses®
Donna Cardillo always knew that there was more to nursing than just the traditional roles of bedside patient care, and working in a clinical setting. She understands the amazing skill and talent that nurses possess in order to perform within the traditional roles of a nurse, and recognizes that those nursing skills and talents can be applied to many more exciting career opportunities, such as becoming an entrepreneur. In her Career Alternatives for Nurses® program, she offers insights for over 60 exciting career paths that nurses can pursue, in addition to sharing her secrets of developing a great business mindset. She delivers her program in several different ways, including: live seminars, DVD, CD, and downloadable content. If you’re interested in learning more about her Career Alternatives for Nurses® program, please click here.
Connecting with Donna
Let me start by saying that Donna Cardillo is not hard to find on the internet at all! Just days after I launched my blog site back in 2015, I found Donna on Twitter. I instantly loved the positive messages she was sharing. Over the next couple of years, we followed one another on social media, and began supporting one another via digital “likes” and “shares”. In November of 2017 I had the pleasure of meeting Donna in person at the National Nurses in Business Association conference – and what a true delight it was! Donna is genuine, personable, and very generous with her willingness to help out aspiring nurse entrepreneurs by sharing her secrets of being a successful business owner. During our time at the conference, Donna continually impressed by delivering an extremely valuable pre-conference seminar “Business Basics Boot Camp”, and she shined during the delivery of an amazing keynote speech which earned her a standing ovation of over 200 nurses! Like many of the other presenters at the conference, she was extremely busy, however she always took the time to speak, share, and enjoy the moments with all of us – and for that, I have become one of her biggest fans. She provides much for one to aspire to be like, and I am certain that she can help you become inspired too!
To lean more about Donna Cardillo and the books, products and services she provides, please visit her website at DonnaCardillo.com.