I have spent the past 22 years assisting individuals and organizations with integrative strategies based in the principles of behavioral management and growth.  My academic background in human service organizations, psychology, and social work coupled with expertise in behavioral management, facilitation, leadership development and professionalism in both public and private organizations allows me to generate structure and consistency within organizations.  My coordinative approach focuses on enhancing knowledge, promoting interdependency, designing efficient systems for service delivery, maximizing communication, respecting culture, and aligning service delivery to meet and execute organizational and professional missions.

In response to organizational request, I can design and deliver various educational programs, team building, leadership effectiveness, performance development, emotional intelligence, patient education and workplace diversity.  Additionally, I have functioned as a regional and national marketer, facilitated group interventions in the areas of strategic planning, management assessment and restructuring, program development, staff recruitment, and leadership development.  My belief is a sincere “We can do this now.”

Reviews of "Taming Disruptive Behavior"

For any responsible and responsive health care leader, Martin and Hemphill have created an easy to read primer on fostering civil and respectful workplaces.  Using plain language and a “cut to the chase” approach they challenge the reader to have a positive impact on the culture of health care provision and offer them simple tools, suggestions and references to help them do that.  From prevention to management of disruptive behavior in the health care workplace, there is a whole spectrum of essential concepts between the covers of “Taming Disruptive Behavior.”

A much needed resource for the medical community involved with physicians and other professionals who exhibit unacceptable communication and interactive behaviors.

The book is well organized beginning with definitions, leading to preventive measure, action stances, difficult situations, and ending with a list of resources.

Advice and comments are practical, reasonable, and certain to be helpful.

An important addition to the literature of addressing difficult and disruptive behaviors which assists in creating and maintaining a healthy work environment.

This is an excellent book by two authors with both practical experience on the front lines of treatment backed by a thorough knowledge of the growing amount of literature in the field.  This is the original meaning of “evidenced based”, clinical experience plus knowledge of the latest research.

This book provides a good outline for both the executive and the team members.  This and administrative knowledge of team formation provides a valuable tool for team leaders and team members.  I highly recommend this as an authoritative initial read for those unfamiliar with the topic and a good review for those who have past familiarity with worksite disruptive behavior.