Nursing Leadership Lecture Series to feature Marsha Hughes-Rease Jan. 23

Posted: January 15, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2019) -- Please join the University of Kentucky College of Nursing for its upcoming Nursing Leadership Lecture Series featuring Marsh Hughes-Rease, CEO of Quo Vadis Coaching and Consulting LLC.  This special lecture event will take place Thursday, Jan. 23, at noon, at the UK Hospital Pavilion's Karpf Auditorium (Pavilion A Auditorium), and is free and open to the public.

Hughes-Rease is a distinguished alum of the UK College of Nursing and will be speaking on "The Power of Choice."  This is the second lecture in the three-part Nursing Leadership Lecture Series. 

The third and final part of the series will feature speaker Dr. Earnest Grant, President of the American Academy of Nursing, on April 9.  

Marsha Hughes-Rease has over 15 years of coaching and consulting experience and over 25 years of leadership experience at different organizational levels. She partners with senior leaders and managers to address what she calls “swamp issues”…those really messy, complex challenges that can greatly diminish personal effectiveness, stakeholder satisfaction, productivity, and financial performance in any organization.  She has worked for a range of organziations across many industries including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Bureau of Homeland Security, the American Nurses Association, Johns Hopkins Medical School and L'OREAL. 

As a coach, Hughes-Rease partners with her clients to help them leverage their strengths, enhance their executive presence, and increase their leadership effectiveness to optimize organizational performance. She believes in creating a safe and supportive environment where meaningful and outcome-focused conversations occur that can make a difference in individual or team performance. She has coached executives, senior leaders including expatriates temporarily assigned in the US, and senior leadership teams.

As consultant, Hughes-Rease helps organizations address their adaptive challenges, make tough strategic choices about what to change, develop sustainable change solutions, and manage the transition. When partnering with her clients, she uses an intentional and systems thinking approach to facilitate the surfacing of challenges impeding organizational performance and the “discovery” of internal best practices and positive deviances that can result in higher performance.

In addition to her BSN from the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing, Hughes-Rease holds an MS in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University and an MS in Nursing Administration form George Mason University.  She is a member of the International Leadership Association, International Coach Federation, and Institute of Coaching.