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About me

About me

founder and president

Phyllis S. Quinlan, PhD, RN, NPD-BC.

Dr. Quinlan has practiced nursing as a staff nurse, educator, nurse executive, and Internal Coach in a variety of clinical settings. Her full-service consulting firm, established in 1994, specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and personal coaching. Phyllis serves a wide variety of individual and organizational client needs. Dr. Quinlan collaborates with many organizations to create healthy work environments and effectively address bullying and incivility in the workplace.

Dr. Quinlan is a legal nurse consultant, specializing in defense. Phyllis offers expert nursing opinions on issues addressing nursing practice, nursing support staff, and risk management.

She is a sought-after keynote/plenary speaker known for her compelling live and virtual presentations. Phyllis is a published author and social media influencer. Dr. Quinlan invites you to view her LinkedIn Page and review her Projects to have a better sense of her range of topics.

Some of her most

Sought-after presentations include:

  • University of Kentucky Healthcare: Having A Clear Vision and The Tools for Building Your Career in 2020
  • Yale New Haven Hospital: Understanding and effectively managing bullying and incivility in nursing
  • 3M Healthcare Webinar: Now that the COVID-19 Response is Behind Us, How Can We Begin to Recover
  • 3M Healthcare Webinar: Resist Complacency and Commit to Your Future
  • 3M Regional IV Leadership Summit in Seattle: Developing Personal & Professional Leadership & Resilience: The Path to Success Is In Getting Back to Basics?
  • Northwell Health: Reigniting the Passion: A Strength-Based Approach to Developing Transformational Leadership Skills & Resilience
  • Press Ganey: Using Emotional Intelligence and Coaching to Build Nurse Resilience
  • Keynote Shedding Light on Shadow Behavior of Bullying. OR Today Surgical Conference
  • AORN Nurse Executive Leadership Series. Faculty for the Fall Semester offered in 10 US cities: Shedding Light on Shadow Behavior of Bullying.
  • Speak at American Association of Perioperative Nurses/AORN National convention on Bullying Within Nursing
  • Keynote Speaker at the State Convention of the New Jersey National League of Nurses on Sustaining the Joy in Practicing Nursing
  • National Convention of American Surgical Technicians on Staying Competitive in a Difficult Job Market
  • Long Island Council of Nephrology Dietitians Annual Meeting on the dangers of Compassion Fatigue


Leadership Development, Team Building, Training, and Seminars

The Firm collaborates with individuals and organizations to meet a wide variety of leadership development, team building, and training needs. These include but are not limited to: leadership development programs, COVID experience recovery, competency-based orientation development, cross-training programs, policy and procedure development, transformational leadership gap-analysis, and risk management. Phyllis is committed to working with organizational leaders in the creation of healthy work environments and in effectively assessing & managing bullying & incivility in the workplace.

Phyllis is a

Professional Certified Coach

Phyllis is a professional certified coach with over 20-years’ experience in executive coaching, career, and life coaching. She offers consulting and coaching services to a variety of individual and corporate clients but specializes in:

  • The unique needs of professional and family caregivers trying to cope with the effects of burnout, caregiver fatigue and post-COVID experience recovery
  • Executive coaching and leadership development
  • Creation of healthy work environments
  • Professional career transition

Phyllis employs the principles of emotional intelligence, applied positive psychology, and appreciative inquiry to address blind spots and issues creating obstacles to leadership development, as well as, professional and personal success. She is committed to collaborating with healthcare leaders in their efforts to create healthy work environment, as well as, understanding and effectively managing disruptive behavior (bullying & incivility) in the healthcare workplace.

Dr. Phyllis is the career coach for the Association of Perioperative Nurses/AORN and she regularly presents on a variety of topics for 3M Healthcare.

As a certified mindfulness workplace facilitator, Phyllis is also able to offer her clients the benefits of weaving a mindfulness practice into their personal life or organization’s culture.

She is a published author and social media influencer and regularly posts on her blog, LinkedIn, YouTube Channel, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram sites.

Author of

Three Books

Rediscovering the Joy of Being a Nurse:


A Holistic Approach to Recovery from Compassion Fatigue

The Delicate Balance:


A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Caregiver

Bringing Shadow Behavior into the Light of Day:


Understanding and Effectively Managing Bullying & Incivility in Healthcare.

An expert at

The healing network on YourTango website.