The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) MA-RI Chapter and the New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA) are excited to jointly present this highly anticipated 3-day in-person educational conference. The conference attracts compliance, internal audit, and healthcare finance professionals from throughout New England to learn from expert presenters in healthcare compliance, privacy, security, and internal auditing.
Q&A with the Speaker from upcoming December 1-3, 2021 HFMA-NEHIA Compliance & Internal Audit Conference – Julie W. Nee, Vice President, Training at the Jon Gordon Companies will speak on “How to Build a Positive Team”
- Tell us about your career journey
I started my career in Advertising and spent 5 years on both the agency and client side. Along the way, I learned that I enjoyed (and might be good at) Sales, so I interviewed and joined The Hershey Company as a Sales Representative. Selling chocolate was the greatest gig ever! During my 19-year career with Hershey, I had the opportunity to live in multiple cities, work and grow into a number of different roles, building my expertise and most importantly, learning to lead both small and large teams. My last role was leading a large team all over the U.S. who called on the biggest national grocery chains—when I started that role, I was gifted a copy of The Energy Bus through one of my teammates. I loved the book so much and put the principles to work with my team and saw the impact! In the process, a seed was planted that I could not ignore. After a couple of years of communicating with Jon Gordon, it was time to leave Hershey and join Jon to spread the message and impact of positivity, energy and mindset. I started out speaking about The Energy Bus, then built workshops around all of Jon’s books, and co-created The Power of Positive Leadership Training with Jon. I am beyond passionate about this work!
- Without giving too much of your presentation away, any tips for how compliance professionals in particular can build a positive team, especially given the challenge of having to navigate the ever-changing health care landscape?
Be intentional about communication and connection with your team—prioritize it! Don’t assume that people know how you are doing or what you’re up to—share! Ask questions. Expect and embrace change—ride the waves vs. resisting, support each other through it and find ways to win together with what you can control vs. fighting the uncontrollable. Assume positive intent.
- What does the future of workforce management and team-building look like?
People need relationships and community, regardless of the environment in which we work (including in-person or virtual or hybrid). Understanding the business needs and the people needs and finding opportunities in the intersection will be key. Know that it won’t look like it used to and be okay with that—once you embrace what is, you can look for things you hadn’t even thought of before. The leader doesn’t have to own everything; ask your teams for input and suggestions and use their ideas.
- If somebody googled you, what would they not find out about you?
If you googled me, you would not find that I place a high priority on being a great friend and that my highest core value is connection. According to Strengths Finder, my top strength is empathy. I am also a 2 year breast cancer survivor and plan to make it many more!
Join us at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, Connecticut on December 1-3, 2021 for the Compliance & Internal Audit Conference! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER