Linda Yetman, RN PhD
Transitioning from Nurse - Employee to Nurse - Entrepreneur: One Nurse's Journey
Linda, a Registered Nurse and Transformational Leadership Coach, spent the majority of her 40 + years in nursing caring for persons, and their families, with neurological disorders and injuries. Her career includes academic and practice-oriented credentialing in nursing and coaching. The coaching profession was a natural evolution for Linda to support individuals adapt to and cope with change. Spanning practice, management, academia and research nursing roles, Linda experienced and witnessed the impact of the inability to give the kind of care nurses want to provide. Unfortunately, the systems where the majority of care delivery takes place often do not offer the type of support needed for nurses to do their work. Working in unsupportive work environments leads to increased stress, anxiety, fatigue and eventually burnout, when left unaddressed. While patient and family care are impacted, so is the nurse’s personal health and well-being and relationships with family and friends. Linda combines nursing and coaching practices in her client work with nurses to teach them to overcome chronic stress and exhaustion and find ways to achieve a work-live balance. Her individualized client coaching services draw upon advanced practice nursing, solution-focused, depth psychology, narrative, and health coaching perspectives. Linda provides one-on-one coaching as well as with small groups. Her coaching services include education and health coaching related to lifestyle management, stress and anxiety reduction, building resilience and personal empowerment. For nurses interested in deep healing work, Linda has developed a powerful transformational process to identify what one needs for optimum self-care practices: The Nurse Heroine’s Journey of Transformation.