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Serving hospitals, healthcare and women's groups

Deb Gauldin, RN

Hilarious Morale-Booster, for Nurses and Women's Well Being

On stage or off, Deb Gauldin is a very funny lady. Deb earned many of her laughlines as an obstetric nurse and childbirth educator. Some of the others came with stretchmarks, hence, the title of one of her most popular talks, “From Stretchmarks to Laughlines, A Woman’s Journey.”

A professional recording artist, speaker, author and champion for women, Deb specializes in healthcare morale and women’s well being programs. With her acoustic guitar, creative lyrics and quick wit, she delights healthcare, women’s and nursing audiences, as only someone who knows the inside jokes can do.

Her songs range from the wacky to poignant and include such favorites as “PMS Blues,” “Recovering Craft-a-holic,” “Big Legged Woman,” “Breasts with a Life of Their Own,” and “I’m In Love with a Bald-Headed Man.”

What women get from her programs is the ability to laugh at things in their lives that may otherwise be causing them distress. She says she comes up with most of her lyrics while folding clothes and vacuuming.

“I think people connect with me because I let them know that I’m imperfect, just like them,” Deb says. “My central message is to encourage women to love and accept themselves just as they are.”

In her nursing programs (which she designs inclusive of male nurses), she helps everyone get in touch with why they became nurses. Her humor and memorable props help everyone laugh at why they stay. Constantly reminding them to be better advocates for one another, Deb’s core message leaves participants feeling valued, respected, renewed and recommitted.

With Deb at the helm, the magic of music and laughter brings people together and helps them absorb information as well as release tension, and that’s a winning combination in any meeting planner’s book.

Most Popular Topics:

Women’s Well Being Topics

Self-Acceptance – The Essential Path to Self Care and Well Being

Deb customizes songs and creates cartoons for all aspects of care for women. From incontinency and heart disease to the dis-ease of being overcommitted and out of balance in general, Deb makes an immediate connection with participants. They leave feeling better about themselves (just as they are) and feeling better about their ability to put what they learn into action.

* Stretchmarks to Laughlines: A Woman’s Journey to Her Own Heart (Easily modified for heart healthy events)
* Midlife Milestones ~ Songs, Stories, and Humor Celebrating Our Journey as Women
* The Wrinkles We Wear and Stories We Share ~ Aging Gratefully

 

Size Acceptance – The Essential Path to Self Care and Well Being

Includes the latest information about the diet “industry” and growing research on non-dieting approaches to healthy living for people of all sizes and shapes.

* As Long as Your Net Carbs Aren’t Greater Than Your IQ, You Are Probably OK!

 

Care for the Caregiver

With a gentle delivery, Deb helps caregivers feel worthy of the same love they share with others day in and day out.

* Are You Pouring From an Empty Pitcher?

 

Dealing with Difficult People

Are there people in your life who drive you crazy? Conflict with others leads to stress and stress related illnesses. This program helps participants understand that “difficult people” are not lying awake at night planning ways to annoy them! Fun, interactive and solution oriented, best describes this choice.

* The People on the Bus Go Up and Down ~ A Personality Primer for Dealing with Difficult People Bridging

 

Bridging Generational Differences

People are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. The good news is seeing four generations working and playing along side one another. The bad news is seeing four generations working and playing along side one another! This presentation helps participants better understand the factors that lead to generational misunderstanding and offers concrete ways we can be more mutually accepting, appreciative, and gracious towards one another.

* “Whaaasssup?” to “Giddy-up” ~ Understanding and Appreciating Intergenerational Differences

 

Breast Cancer (and medical conditions of any type)

From small cancer and other support groups, to thousands participating in the Avon 3 Day Marches, Deb’s songs and stories are hope and humor filled. It feels so good to laugh.

* Celebrating the Spirit

 

Women’s History

Light and uplifting, this program incorporates songs and images of women throughout history. Always enjoyable, but especially in demand during Women’s History Month in March.

* What Can I Learn From You? Writing Women Back into History

 

Ending Violence

Focusing on the strength of survivors, this program shines hope-filled, positive light on a painful subject. Deb’s song, You Deserve a Safe Home is featured in Domestic Violence: Violence Against Women, a multimedia program developed for healthcare organizations.

* Yes Means Yes
* Taking Back the Night

 

The Power of Humor

This program covers the latest evidence based information from the fast growing fields of mind body connection and therapeutic humor.

* Is Laughter the Best Medicine? You bet! ~ How Humor And Laughter Are Beneficial Personally & Professionally
* Lighten Up and Look Ahead ~ Songs, Stories, and Humor Celebrating YOU

 

MOST POPULAR Healthcare Morale TOPICS

Replenishing and Retaining Nurses

(Programs can be adapted for any healthcare discipline or combination of disciplines) Whether you are battling attrition and the chronic nursing shortage, or seeking to recognize and reward resiliency, Deb’s programs will lift the spirits of every attendee.

* Lighten Up and Look Ahead: Songs, Stories and Humor Celebrating the Best in YOU!
* Songs for the Unsung Heroes: Nursing Heroines, Heroic Acts, and History (Ask Deb about her nursing antique collection and hands-on display)
* Going for Brilliance! Keeping Spirits Bright During (or after completing) the Magnet Status Process

 

Care for the Caregiver

Everyone knows that in order to have healthy communities, families, and patients we need healthy nurses, yet there is chasm between what nurses know and do for others, and what they apply to themselves. With a gentle delivery, Deb helps caregivers bridge that divide so they feel worthy of the same love and compassion they share with others day in and day out.

* Annie, Annie Are you OK? Stress Busters and Morale Boosters for Caregivers

 

Dealing with Difficult People

Studies indicate that interpersonal conflict, often with managers, is the most common reason employees leave their jobs. This program helps participants understand that difficult co-workers are not lying awake at night planning ways to annoy them! Fun, interactive and solution oriented, best describes this choice.

* Who’s Hoarding the Linens? ~ A Personality Primer for Dealing with Difficult People

 

Bridging Generational Differences

For the first time in history, four generations of trained nurses are practicing along side one another. This presentation fosters understanding, and suggests concrete ways we can be mutually accepting, appreciative, and gracious towards one another in (and out of) the workplace.

* “Oh No! I Forgot To Starch My Hat. Oh No! I Forgot to Cover My Navel” ~ Bridging Intergenerational Differences in the Workplace


The Power of Humor

This program covers the latest evidence based information from the fast growing fields of psychoneuroimmunology and therapeutic humor. You don’t need to be Patch Adams in order to bring more joy and laughter to those you care about as well as those you care for.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? You bet! ~ How Humor And Laughter Are Beneficial Personally & Professionally

 

Nursing Education and Nursing Students

* Spice It Up! Adding Humor and Music to Your Lectures

* What’s So Funny About Nursing School?

 

Perinatal Audiences

* It’s All in the Delivery: OB Nurse Tells All!

 

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