Nursing from Within ™
Every nurse I meet is unique, alive with passion and ingenuity.
Plus, I make it my duty to meet your nursing staff where they are, motivating every single one to take that next step – to get off their butts, out of their chairs, and move themselves forward today!
Your audience will never (ever) be bored when I come to town!
Through a creatively blended array of real-world examples, case studies, and lessons learned, I will lead your nursing group through the mindset and heart-set shifts that are needed to harmonize each individual back to the core of being a nurse – back to the values and love of our profession that called them to nursing in the first place.
• Nursing Conferences and Conventions
• Ceremonies, Convocations, and Seminars at Nursing Schools
• Nurse Associations & State Nurse Organizations Events
• Nurse burnout, career engagement, and resilience
• Creating healthy work-life balance
• Enjoying health, self, and life through strategic play
• Foundational pieces, action steps, and sustainability plans for well-being
• Spiritual practices: meditation, mindfulness, journaling, breath, Reiki
• Energy healing: mindset shifts, heart-set transitions, opening up to receptivity
• Balancing doing with being as a means to enjoy more productivity
• Affirmations, vision work, goal setting & achievement
(Don’t see a topic: Just ask! Elizabeth is happy to work with you to create exactly what your group is looking for. See below for exemplar presentation titles and topics.)
• 2017 Community Hospital North Professional Development Series Kickoff
• 2017 Health Care Education & Training Wisconsin Department of Public Health Annual Training
• 2017 Levine Cancer Institute Carolinas HealthCare Lunch N Learn Nursing Leadership Series
• 2017 Kaiser Permanente of Maryland Nurse’s Week
• 2017 Vizient Southeast Nurse Executive Council & Physician Leader Network
• 2016 National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada Conference
• 2016 WellStar Health System Nursing Leadership Retreat
• 2016 NES Healthcare Group Nurse Leader Conference
• 2016 ANA Idaho Nurses Association Convention
• 2016 Resurrection University Nursing Honor Society Induction
• 2016 Clinical Nurse Leader Association Annual Conference
• 2016 Carolinas HealthCare System Annual Research Symposium
Contact me to arrange your live event!
A Partial List of Elizabeth’s Speaking Experience
Community Hospital North Professional Development Series Kickoff
Health Care Education & Training Wisconsin Department of Public Health Annual Training
Levine Cancer Institute Carolinas HealthCare Lunch N Learn Nursing Leadership Series
Kaiser Permanente of Maryland Nurse’s Week
Vizient Southeast Nurse Executive Council and Physician Leadership Network
NES Healthcare Group, Inc. Nurse Leader Conference
WellStar Health System Nurse Leader Retreat
National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Annual PeriAnaesthesia Conference Keynote Speaker: Toronto, Canada
ANA Idaho Annual Convention Keynote Speaker
Resurrection University Nursing Honor Society Induction Keynote Speaker
Clinical Nurse Leader Association Annual Conference Keynote Speaker
Carolinas Healthcare System Annual Research Symposium Keynote Speaker
Wyoming Nurse’s Association Annual Convention Keynote Speaker
The District of Columbia Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator’s Collaborative
Annual Celebration of Reiki Conference
National Nurse’s Health Institute Annual Conference
South Dakota Nurse’s Association Annual Convention Keynote Speaker
Jacksonville Senior Center
Union Hospital Nurse’s Week Keynote Speaker
Mid-Atlantic Reiki Conference
American Holistic Nurse’s Association, Philadelphia Chapter
Chelsea Senior Living Nurse Leadership Retreat
Maryland Nurse Association Annual Convention
American Holistic Nurse’s Association, Main Line Philadelphia Chapter
American Holistic Nurse’s Association, Maryland Chapter
Physician’s Roundtable Conference
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Maryland Athletic Club
StressFest 2014 Virtual Summit
5 Days to Nursing Empowerment Summit
Just BEE Wellness Webinar Workshop
Flowing with Change Teleconference
The Holistic Entrepreneur Podcast
The RN Podcast
Sage Clinician Podcast
Correctional Nursing from Within Podcast
The Nurse Practitioner Podcast
Nursing from Within is a Rewire Hangout on Air
The Nursing Show Podcast
RNFM Radio Google Hangout
Reality Spirituality Show
Living with Hope Radio Show
Hollis Chapman Show
Client and Participant Testimonials.
“As the keynote speaker, Elizabeth Scala was the kickoff for our Professional Development series for our nursing staff. She shared innovative ideas and techniques to refresh what brought us to nursing in first place. Elizabeth’s energetic presentation style kept all our nurses engaged. Thank you, Elizabeth!”
Nancy Campbell, MS, RN-CB; Education Specialist Coordinator; Community Hospital North
“Levine Cancer Institute has the amazing opportunity to host Elizabeth Scala, MSN, MBA, RN at our recent monthly Leadership Lunch N Learn session. She was inspiring, engaging, witty, and taught the teams techniques for self-care. Just what we needed to survive the fast-paced, dynamic oncology world we live in. Elizabeth helped the teams to reconnect with their purpose and their “why” they chose healthcare as a profession. A great experience for LCI!”
Candice Roth, MSN, RN; Assistant Vice President – Central Region Operations, Nursing & Quality; Levine Cancer Institute Carolinas HealthCare System
“I felt very fortunate to have had Elizabeth present at our National Association of Perianaesthesia Nurses conference. Ms. Scala brought attention to the fact that burnout not only affects the health of the nurse but also affects those in which they care for. In a time when the future of health care is uncertain, health care providers are in a difficult position to provide optimal care when they may not feel 100% engaged with their own practice. Ms. Scala has given us strategies to help manage stressful emotions within ourselves and realize that positive change begins within us. Thank you Elizabeth for encouraging the discussion on burnout in the nursing profession. You have brought a wealth of insight to our Perianaesthesia Nurses and I hope your message continues to inspire others!”
Nicci Chow, RN, BScN, Co-Director of Communications, Ontario Perianaesthesia Nurses Association
“Thank you again for your time at the ANA Idaho conference. Your presentation was engaging, uplifting, and inspirational. It was refreshing to hear your career path and how you have navigated the world of nursing and healthcare to move through taking care of patients, to finding yourself, and now caring for nurses. Your insight was powerful and really set the stage for a wonderful conference with an engaged audience ready to embrace the challenges ahead with renewed sense of confidence. You brought a wonderful energy to the day and we were so pleased to have you with us.”
Kim Froehlich, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, ANA Idaho President
“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and the wonderful information you shared. Although I heard you speak on mindfulness before, it seems that every time I hear you speak I gather different “golden nuggets” to apply to my practice and personal life. Your presentation is valuable to anyone regardless of their job title or area of practice. Thank you again for sharing it at our conference.”
Veronica Rankin MSN, NP-C, CNL, RN-BC, CMSRN, Clinical Nurse Leader Association Conference Organizer; Charlotte, NC
“Elizabeth Scala is youthful, entertaining, and a confident speaker! She offered a fresh perspective on the use of technology while promoting a caring patient experience. She enthusiastically addressed staff nurses from across our system regarding the need to care for self and colleagues. Interactive with the audience, she encourages reflection, discussion, and opportunities for self-awareness and growth.”
Gayle L Casterline, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Caring Nurse Scientist, 5th Annual Research Symposium Carolina Health System Conference Organizer; Charlotte, NC
“As the keynote, Elizabeth presented excellent information at the South Dakota State Nurses Convention on Leadership in Nursing. She shared innovative ideas to enable nurses to connect with the internal motivation that impact sustainable shifts for the nursing profession. Elizabeth also incorporated entrepreneurial methods and process for the future of nursing practice. She provided nurses with methods to build nursing leadership within the nursing workforce. I would encourage all nurses to attend Elizabeth’s presentations as she is a very dynamic speaker, engages the audience in the presentation, and encourages attendees to verbalize their ideas/experiences.”
Margie B. Washnok APRN, MS, DNP; South Dakota Nurse’s Association President
“Elizabeth’s business background and nursing experience are a perfect blend for teaching the nurse entrepreneur how to combine passions into profit. She presents with ease and a gentle spirit that’s inspiring. I would recommend Elizabeth as a speaker to other nursing groups because she knows how to blend the science and soul of nursing.”
Tracey Long RN, PhD, MS, MSN, CDE, CNE, CHUC, CCRN; National Nurse’s Health Institute Conference Organizer
“Your keynote was very good and served as tonic for us. It is always helpful to get staff to stop and smell the roses and gain some learning about deliberately putting our positive energy and words to pull in the same versus the negative. It also helped us understand that we own, take charge and be deliberate about creating a positive environment. Thank you!”
Katie Boston-Leary, CNO & Senior VP of Patient Care Services, Union Hospital
“Elizabeth Scala presented the session to a full room of attendees at the Maryland Nurse Association conference. She showed great enthusiasm in her presentation style and engaged the audience in interactions throughout the time. Elizabeth linked roles of a nurse and coach discussing self-care and patient care. Using a visioning exercise, she talked about change and setting goals. Elizabeth used table groups for informal discussions and sought feedback with an open manner. The end of the presentation engaged the audience in an activity. We all enjoyed Elizabeth’s presentation which was so different and stimulating after attending lectures most of the day.”
Linda L. Costa, RN, Maryland Nurse’s Association Treasurer
“Elizabeth’s presentation was refreshing and much needed after the intensive work we got done. I am usually expecting the typical breathe in and out and count to four kind of stuff, but her work is funny (instant stress relief) and innovative in that she really connects with your current stress. I loved it and hope to work with her again.”
Lori ‘Minky’ Radcliffe, RN, Fitness Nurse Consulting, New Jersey
“Hi Elizabeth. You may have heard this several times before, but there is something about your personality and delivery that is calming, supportive, loving, caring and relaxing. I am sure it is in part due to your passion for what you are doing, but I so thoroughly enjoy listening to you.”
Donna Barnett, RN – San Fransisco Bay Area
I have requested for Elizabeth Scala to present “The Rejuvenation Sensation Technique” for two organizations I am a part of. Elizabeth did an in person presentation for the Maryland AHNA chapter as well as an online presentation for the Just BEE Wellness community. This presentation was interactive as well as informative and helped participants to learn exercises that enabled them to use their body and breath to identify their “true” desires.
Elizabeth has a very calming and inviting presence, which enables people to engage at a deeper more connecting level. She shares her experience as a nurse and business owner and the challenges she has faced in making time for self-care. Others who were part of the in person presentation stated their appreciation of her sharing her personal experience and as a result felt comfortable expressing their challenges.
Elizabeth has a gift of asking questions that help people to open up and examine what they truly want in life. She is very knowledgeable on the topic manner and explains the technique in a clear concise manner so that you can use it at a later time. I gained so much from this presentation that I not only use this technique on myself but have taught it to some of my clients so that they can identify what their “soul yes” is. It has been a very effective technique in getting them “unstuck”.
Thank you Elizabeth, for listening to your “yes” and sharing your experience and knowledge to help us on our wellness journey.”
Cassandra Herbert, Just BEE Wellness & Maryland AHNA Chapter Leader
“I would recommend this program, Elizabeth is very motivating and focuses on each individual’s strengths and provides guidance as to how you can reach your health goal in a realistic way. Class was very enjoyable and informative; the information provided was thought-provoking”.
LM, Annapolis, MD
“Elizabeth Scala’s presentation provided us with a friendly and fun evening of inspiration and simplification. Her ability to address an audience of varied backgrounds allowed all participants to engage and identify personally with the topic.”
Margaret Brown BSN, MSN, AHN-BC, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia AHNA Chapter Leader
“Elizabeth “Nurse Coach” Scala was a guest speaker for The Main Line of Philadelphia Area chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association. As the Chapter Leader I was delighted to see the 40 nurses and students in attendance completely enjoy and interact with Elizabeth. She is engaging, energetic and enthusiastic about her topic: Becoming a Well Being.
At the end of her presentation each participant was given an opportunity to express one “take-away” impression from Elizabeth’s talk. I watched as the participants glanced at their notes and then eagerly shared comments such as: Make myself a priority; Set a timer for tasks; Make a vision board; Mindfully breathe; “800,000 seconds in a day! 300 in a 5 min. “I can afford that to take the time to breath”.
I highly recommend Elizabeth Scala as a passionate, engaging speaker for all groups of people desiring to become Well Beings. Elizabeth, you’re very natural, free spirited and fun to listen to professional speaker.”
Gratefully, Barbara Byrne Notte, BSN, HN-BC, Reiki Master Teacher, Pennsylvania; AHNA Main Line Chapter Leader
“I very much enjoyed your talk and what I took most from it was the fact that you sometimes need to “let go”. I needed the time of relaxation we took in the beginning of your presentation as well. Nurses week can be very overwhelming for the administrative assistants but I felt renewed and revived after I was finished listening to your presentation.”
Melissa T., Union Hospital
“As a nursing student, it’s easy to say I’ll work on self-care and being healthy after I graduate. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have gone to one of Elizabeth’s sessions at the MNA conference in October 2013. It was a great reminder that our health as caregivers & nursing students needs to come first. She gave us practical tools and ways to make wellness a priority for ourselves. I strongly encourage and recommend students and nurses to learn as much as they can about how to take control of their lives and live healthy from Elizabeth!”
Anastasia Valentino, State President of Maryland Association of Nursing Students
“Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I felt so good after the call on procrastination, I even slept better than I have in many days! Congratulations on such an outstanding call! I was so focused and captivated with your very effective, self-empowering message. Thank you again for including me with your call, Elizabeth!”
Mari-Jean Stephenson, Indiana
“Being a part of Living Sublime Wellness has made me aware of several things. First and foremost, I am special, and I must make time for me each and every day. It only takes a few minutes a day, which I learned in one of Elizabeth’s exercises she had us do during one of her monthly workshops. I also have become aware of how important it is to breathe correctly. I have participated in several different breathing exercises in the wellness workshops. One final thought, my daughters gave me yoga classes as a Christmas gift, and as Elizabeth says, “There’s no excuse for not making time for oneself!” In closing, I just want to thank you, for giving me a new outlook on myself and on life over the past two years!”
Alice from NY
“I really enjoyed the presentation. I learned that there are many ways to care for ourselves as nurses & we should be proactive & creative in doing that. My favorite part was the exercises. They reminded me of who I am and enhanced creativity. Your expertise, confidence and gentleness affirmed your support of nurses. Someone out there does understand and care. Your advocacy is amazing!”
Pat S., RN
“I loved the presentation. Just as with your book, it gave me great ideas for being happy at my job. And in my life after work. You have a knack for helping nurses to be happy and healthy both at and after work. Great job!”
Debi, BSN, RN
I am super excited about the possibility of working with you and your nursing team. My desire is the same as yours: to plan, organize and enjoy the most meaningful program for your nursing group.
I am happy to speak to you personally about your specific program needs and brainstorm if we are a good fit.
Meeting Planner Resources:
- For the Pre-Program Questionnaire, please click here.
- For the AV and Room Set Up, please click here.
- One Page Speaker Sheet, please click here.
- Elizabeth’s Curriculum Vitae, please click here.
- Introductions, please click here.
- Photos (Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6)
Partial List of Keynote Topics
Reconnect with the ART of Nursing:
Prevent Burnout through Nursing from Within
(For one page presentation sheet, click here)
Nurses typically enter their careers with a desire to provide compassionate, heart-based care. Challenged by regulations, financial pressures and technological advancements, today’s nurse struggles to balance the art with the science of nursing.
Wherever you find yourself right now- stressed out, overwhelmed or just plain tired- NOW is the time for change. NOW is the time for some fun, creative, out-of-the-box thinking!
In this program you will learn:
- Simple, practical techniques that won’t take more time;
- The empowerment process which rejuvenates your inner nurse;
- A life-changing daily practice that will change everything!
An Rx for Health & Empowerment
(For one page presentation sheet, click here)
Reiki Practice is an easy, convenient and accessible tool for nurse resilience. With the stresses and struggles of today’s healthcare environments, Reiki is a healing modality that invites balance and promotes well-being. Using this self-care tool, every nurse can find peace, joy and rejuvenation.
In this program you will learn:
- What Reiki is and how it is an easily accessible self-care modality;
- How to apply the Reiki Principles for personal and professional empowerment;
- Why sustainable practice impacts patient care and health promotion.
Hot Off The Press!
Click on any of the listed items below for full announcement.
Meet Elizabeth Scala! (Nurse.org Interview February, 2017)
Ten Ways to Be a Better Nurse in 2017 (Working Nurse magazine January, 2017)
Six Savvy Ways to Beat Nurse Burnout (Working Nurse magazine October, 2016)
Your Next Shift Workshop Press Release -live event (July, 2015)
Your Next Shift Press Release -the book (May, 2015)
Art of Nursing Press Release (May, 2014)
RejuveNation Collaboration Press Release (October, 2013)
Learning through Experience Book Announcement (August, 2012)
Back to the Basics Press Release (February, 2012)