On this special bonus episode of the Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Michelle Podlesni, the president and CEO of the National Nurses in Business Association, regarding entrepreneurship opportunities for nurses, as well as the upcoming 36th Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives Conference, which will be held virtually in late September, 2021.

Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN (UNconventional Nurse®: Going from Burnout to Bliss!) is President of the National Nurses in Business Association and CEO of Bloom Service Group, LLC. She is an accomplished businesswoman, US Navy veteran and nurse with over 30 years’ experience ranging from clinical care, case management, and healthcare information technology to nationally known speaker, bestselling author, and serial nurse entrepreneur. Michelle has a proven track record of leadership success in executive management of start-ups and established multi-million-dollar SaaS (software as a service) companies serving Fortune 500 clients.

Real-world experience from the bedside to the boardroom and beyond, Michelle’s true passion for mentoring and helping others succeed in business has made her a sought-after business coach, speaker, and consultant. Michelle is a widely recognized and respected authority in business and speaks nationally on the empowerment of nurses through entrepreneurship.

Established in 1985, the National Nurses in Business Association is the premier nursing organization of nurse entrepreneurship and is dedicated to advancing nurse’s role in business. The NNBA provides nurses with business education, strategies, best practices, in combination with an extensive network of colleagues and resources helping nurses navigate the journey to entrepreneurial success. The NNBA has assisted thousands of nurses to launch, build and manage their own business.

The NNBA’s 36th Annual Educational Conference on Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives is September 24-26, 2021.

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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
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