Spring(ing) into New Beginnings
Spring 2018 is an especially meaningful time for me as I invite three wonderful new chapters in my life. As winter gives way to the spectacular renewal of life all around us, I am welcoming growth opportunities on both the professional and personal fronts.
Professionally, I am intentionally choosing courage over comfort as I leave the safety net of corporate leadership roles, where I have invested over 20 years of my professional life. I joined the healthcare industry a decade ago after losing both of my parents, four months apart from each other, in two different healthcare systems. Since that time, I've been inspired to elevate the collective capabilities of the supply chain so we can directly improve affordability, quality, compassion, service levels throughout entire healthcare industry. Leading Intermountain Healthcare's supply chain transformation and helping Pensiamo serve its commercialization mission have been incredibly rewarding experiences. I'm filled with gratitude for the opportunity to have interacted with so many extraordinary individuals.
Today, I'm officially announcing the formation and startup of a company called Supply Chain Sherpas. Supply Chain Sherpas helps provider and supplier organizations unlock the transformative potential of the healthcare supply chain. Solutions include executive coaching, education services and advisory services. I've been humbled by level the industry support and related momentum. Supply Chain Sherpas has contracted clients across all three pillars of the business and I'm a bit surprised to be already focusing efforts on how to scale the business.
I passionately believe in the force multiplier effect of investing all of my professional time helping inspired leaders to pursue their dreams, providing talent development resources to the motivated and helping organizations accelerate their plans. Too many brilliant supplier solutions are prevented from reaching the point of care/use because of the increasingly-frustrating bottleneck that has become the healthcare supply chain. For providers, the potential to elevate talent, improve strategic relevance and to liberate meaningful solutions is extraordinary.
Personally, I'm grateful for an unexpected and welcomed breakthrough with my health. For 15 years, I suffered from a progressively-worsening, intractable migraine condition. Two years ago, a nutrition change dramatically improved this condition. After living with such a debilitating condition (and with the associated limiting beliefs that often accompany a degenerative illness), it took me the better part of 18 months to embrace the possibilities of an independent future. I now honor my deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit and embrace the present and future with excitement.
Finally, Christine and I are celebrating a meaningful 20-year anniversary of starting our lives together and moving to Colorado in 1998. We are happy to be back "home" in Colorado after wonderful chapters in the Carolinas and in Utah. We are enjoying high quality time together and with close friends as we hike, bike, motorcycle and ski throughout the beautiful rocky mountains.
Wishing you the renewing gifts of Spring. Let's make the time to connect with each other over these next few months.