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Coaching expert shows health care professionals how to lead with valor

8 July 2013
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Coaching expert shows health care professionals how to lead with valor
Author’s four steps lead to sustainable success
INDIANAPOLIS — The theory of transformational leadership has been widely adopted in nursing, based on extensive research suggesting that its benefits are significant (International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2010).* Now, one of the top leadership experts in health care shows those in the nursing profession how to lead with valor.
Catherine Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC, provides a proven approach for those at all levels of management to grow into successful, resilient leaders who are capable of effectively addressing the most pressing problems. In her new book Leading Valiantly in Healthcare: Four Steps to Sustainable Success, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Robinson-Walker uses examples inspired by real-life experiences and her extensive coaching knowledge to teach readers how to transform themselves and their personal leadership styles to inspire others and lead with character and grace.
President of The Leadership Studio and designated a master certified coach by the International Coaching Federation, Robinson-Walker has advised such clients as the National Cancer Institute, Kaiser Permanente, Inc., and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Using questions, answers, vignettes, and practices, this book provides readers with the tools they need to implement Robinson-Walker’s model of leadership valor in their daily practice.
Leading Valiantly in Healthcare: Four Steps to Sustainable Success
By Catherine Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC
Published by STTI
ISBN-13: 9781937554835
Price: US $39.95
Soft cover, 336 pages
Trim size: 6 x 9
Available at
About the author:
Catherine Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC, is president of The Leadership Studio and specializes in leadership development and executive coaching in health care. She has 25 years of executive leadership experience in complex health organizations, national commissions, and academic consortia. Robinson-Walker has served nurse and physician leaders, chief executives, management teams, and other senior health care staff as a master certified executive coach, strategic consultant, team facilitator, and keynote and workshop speaker. For 18 years, she was founding executive director of the Network for Healthcare Management. She has held executive director roles with the Chicago-based Joint Commission and the California Health Collaborative. She has published more than 50 articles and chapters about leadership as well as a series bestseller, Women and Leadership in Health Care: The Journey to Authenticity and Power.
*Cummings GG, T MacGregor, M Davey, H Lee, CA Wong and E Lo. 2010. Leadership styles and outcome patterns for the nursing workforce and work environments: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies 47:363-85.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

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