Mary Rives and Sally Fox of Nurses Speak, Episode 130

Nurses Speak is an in-person workshop opportunity for nurses to share their personal and professional stories from the art and science of nursing. Utilizing the “StoryHealers” process developed by Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, Santa Fe’s internationally renown solo performance coach, Nurses Speak is a transformational five-day experience.

“Everyone has stories, but nurses have more than most.”
You’re being invited to share your personal and professional stories in this empowering and uplifting workshop.

The next Nurses Speak experience takes place in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico from December 4th-8th, and there are still spots left for any nurse who would like to participate in this life-altering experience while enjoying the special environment of “The City Different“.

You’re a nurse, and you know that nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry. You’ve spent years helping others in the community, and you have unique and powerful stories to tell. Those stories deserve to be heard. This is a unique opportunity for you to reflect on your life as a nurse so that others can know who you are and what you do.

Discover and craft a story that you can share from your nurse’s heart. Contact Sally Fox and Mary Rives to discuss how to bring the Nurses Speak experience to your city, town or facility.

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Join us for Nurses Speak and bring us to your facility or town if you are:

* interested in speaking your truth about what being a nurse is all about
* curious about the transformative power of storytelling
* ready for a journey to discover the truth about your life as a nurse
* hungry for time to deeply process the experience of being a nurse
* eager to improve your ability to communicate clearly
* desirous of healing your nurse’s soul


Sally Fox, PhD is an educator, consultant, coach and performer who guides leaders and teams to communicate with more impact, connect deeply with others, and lead with their authentic presence. She teaches them how to incorporate stories into their message – to build credibility, interest, and connection with customers, employees and colleagues. She blogs about innovative leadership practices at

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Sally has worked with a variety of service professionals including nurses, doctors, medical administrators as well as architects, engineers, academics,  and scientists, among others. She ran story circles for medical professionals as part of a three year cultural change initiative in a major Chicago area hospital system.

She has twenty five years experience with leadership development, as a consultant, as the chair of a graduate program in leadership and management, and as a writer and speaker. She brings advanced education – including a Ph.D from the Fielding Graduate University and an M.B.A. from Yale, together with tools she has gleaned from the worlds of improvisational theater, clowning and performance.

Sally believes that the workplace of the future requires spirit skills and strategy – and is dedicated to helping those who believe that greater creativity and workplace success comes from bringing out the genius of people.

Favorite quote:  “If you’re going to have a story, have a big story or none at all.”—Joseph Campbell
Sally has written an ebook that visitors can find on her website: “Lead with Your Legend: Craft your Emerging Story to Live the Life You Want”.


Mary Rives, BA, MS, CPC is a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Storyhealers Facilitator, with a diverse background, including certified therapeutic monologue facilitation, life and laughter coaching, improv acting and monologue performing, social work, hospice care and directorships of non-profit programs. She is a published transformational author and is presently writing her memoir, “Brat Tales; The Misadventures of an Army Colonel’s Misfit Daughter“.


Mary is the proud mother of her happily married son, and she resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her nurse coach husband of 25 years, Keith Carlson. One of her greatest joys is helping others experience liberation and wild success with their creative expression and endeavors.


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