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 Mary Lee Gannon,
ACC, CAE
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"Because Great Healthcare Workers Don't Become Great Leaders On Their Own"
 
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"The challenges of today's healthcare environment mean that you need to do more with less yet remain quality focused in a highly regulated industry. You promote your star performers then realize they're not prepared. They get frustrated, you end up doing their work and worst case scenario - they quit and you've lost your investment in them. I deliver keynote speeches on the value and "how to" of mindful leadership as well as train and develop new managers, teams and executives so that you can go back to what you do best and they can be productive and effective."
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Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is president of  www.StartingOverNow.com. She is an award winning certified coach, management development expert and author who helps you position your 'Executive Leadership Influence' to enthuse transformational change - the same change that took her from welfare to CEO of $26 million organizations. She is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, graduate of Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, a Certified Association Executive, an alumnus of the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference, and author or two books: Reinvent You - From Welfare to CEO and Starting Over. She's been featured in Money Magazine, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com. Visit Mary Lee's web site at www.StartingOverNow.com for a FREE excerpt from her latest book.
 

  
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Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV, Mary Lee Gannon and Beth Caldwell of PPW - Women of Integrity Award 

Mary Lee Gannon is awarded the "Woman of Integrity" award by Pittsburgh Professional Women.  Awardees are women of distinction who have balanced career and civic responsibility, who share their success by mentoring others and
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"Starting Over" 

Mary Lee's first book illustrates her personal turnaround as a stay-at-home mother, with four children under seven-years-old, who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance. From there, within a short time, she worked to the level of CEO, directing three hospital foundations over the last 16 years each with assets of up to $26 million.  

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This is not a newsletter that I had written ahead of time for today. Instead I am writing it this beautiful morning of Memorial Day. I'm not sure what prompted me to get out of bed on my vacation at the beach to write this but I feel compelled to do so. When you listen to your heart sometimes it holds the most precious messages and you just have to trust the process. I am not spell checking or grammar checking this in Word - so please bear with my intent.


 

Today I think of many things not the least of which are the men and women of the military who stand guard over our freedom every day and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that my husband can come home every night for dinner when they can't, so that I can wear and say what I want, and so my children have opportunities unlike anywhere else in the world. I think of their families who think of them every day. The cost of freedom is never free and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for upholding my freedom most people cannot enjoy and keeping my family safe.


 

Secondly, I think of all of the people who are remembering a loved one who died and remember the people close to me who have passed away. I celebrate the high school and life memories I shared with my best friend who died far too early. I revel in the memories of going to the office with my grandmother and the evenings of playing Canasta with her friends, even though we knew they were cheating. And I embrace the intimacy my children felt when their father passed away when they could have held onto anger instead.


 

And last, I think about you. Today you might be remembering someone special who touched your life in a way unparalleled by any other. I rejoice that you have that feeling, even if it makes you sad to remember. Go ahead and cry. Sad is ok. It comes from an open heart that is not afraid to feel. Anger is the shield of sad. It is ok to put down the shield.


 

Grief teaches us that there are necessary endings in our lives. Our resiliency comes from appreciating the seasons of our lives and knowing what season we are in. How can you sew a new spring like crop with someone? What have you learned that has taught you how to play big like summer. What might need to be harvested in your life? And what can you plan for an assess like you do when winter keeps you inside.

 

Wishing you warm memories, necessary endings and brilliant beginnings this Memorial Day. God bless you and America.

 

With love,

 

Mary Lee

 

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Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an award winning coach, speaker and author who helps you position your Executive Leadership Signature to enthuse transformational change - the same change that took her from welfare to CEO of $26 million organizations. She is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, graduate of Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, a Certified Association Executive, an alumnus of the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference, and author or two books: Reinvent You - From Welfare to CEO and Starting Over. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she reinvented her life to support her family. She is the recipient of the Woman of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women, the Joe Gilbert Life Time Achievement Award and the Member of the Year from Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives, and the Leading Lady distinction by Oakland Catholic. She's been featured in Money Magazine, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com. Read testimonials from her clients. Both of her books: Reinvent you - From Welfare to CEO and Starting Over are available in bookstores, from online booksellers or on her web site at www.StartingOverNow.com  

  
  
         
  
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