The field of medicine was Dr Charity’s calling, and during her 40-year career, she has experienced it all. Including: Racism, Discrimination, Sexism, Depression, Burnout, and even Suicidal ideations, yet she persevered through emotional resiliency and support from peers, family and friends. In 2012, Lynette decided to pursue a second career as a motivational speaker and physician burn out expert.
As she maintained a part-time solo practice, she began developing skills in professional speaking, stand-up comedy, and coaching. She traded out night and weekend physician call for long-distance travel to speaking engagements and late nights at open mics. Through her comedy experience, she learned how to deal with disgruntled patients, colleagues and administrators whom she just calls “hecklers.” And through her professional speaking experience, her message of resilience and growth through adversity is shared with others who need to know that they are not alone in their struggles.
Medical conferences are a good source of didactic information; the nuts and bolts. Yet, in addition, Dr. Charity will show your audience how to “discover their bliss mindset.
Dr. Lynette Charity is an award-winning speaker who educates and inspires audiences… all while making them laugh. Her universal message is be true to yourself and follow your dreams.
The presentations below represent a small selection of some of Dr. Charity’s most popular titles. However, she offers much more than just canned speeches for events and meetings. Each of Dr. Charity’s presentations are tailored to your specific audience and event goals. She is available for:Master of Ceremonies Events and Meetings; Clinical and non-clinical audiences Keynote presentations; Break-out sessions and workshops; and Continuing Medical Education (CME) presentations.
Fired to Fired Up!
Would you have ever believed in your wildest dreams that physicians could be fired? Well, maybe for a medical misadventure, but not because your Press-Ganey scores were low; or your metrics were off or just because you called the Chief of your department an idiot? Who knew that was a fireable offense?
There are many reasons that you might be deemed “not the right fit” within your job. So what do you do? This motivational presentation will give you insider tips on how to turn that frown upside down. You have options and Dr. Charity will help you explore them by sharing her personal story of being fired… and how she used that pivotal event to rediscover herself and her untapped attributes. You can too!
Learn How to:
- Better Communicate with the C-suite
- Work within the system and adapt where you can
- Research options for a way to pivot into your untapped gifts
- Avoid the “F” word and leave before it happens
Career Success Strategies for Physicians
Has your dream career in medicine become just a day job? Is the question “Do I stay or do I go?” on a continuous loop in your head? Sometimes change is necessary, but can be frightening. You might be asking yourself “What else can I do?” This insightful presentation will address this question and many more that keep you stuck.
Dr. Charity has spent years and thousands of dollars to achieve this pinnacle of success as a physician. And she discovered that true success is liking what you do and liking how you do it.
During this eye-opening presentation, she will explain how to change your mindset and explore your career options.
Learn How to:
- Achieve both enjoyment and success in your career on your terms
- Change your mindset and explore your career options
- Accept change when it’s the best option for your career and for your life
- Find your dream career again
Professional Speaking Skills for Physicians
Have you ever been in a presentation where the speaker is droning on and on, standing at the lectern and reading from their PowerPoint slides? Do you feel you could do the presentation better, yet lack the confidence and the necessary speaking skills required to be that polished, professional speaker?
In this insightful presentation, you will learn the key elements of writing a speech, presenting a speech, making Powerpoint your friend while telling stories that will captivate and motivate.
Learn how to:
- Modulate your fear of public speaking
- Build confidence as you present professional presentations
- Develop stories that captivate and motivate your audience
Medicine is Your Calling, But It’s Not Supposed to Kill You!
Approximately 400 physicians die by suicide each year. The stress of our profession is causing burnout and depression. Many physicians don’t seek treatment because of the stigma of mental illness. It’s time to save lives by prioritizing physician wellness and mental health.
In this informative presentation, Dr. Charity provides actionable and factual steps to stave off the symptoms of burnout and depression. In her journey through her depression rollercoaster ride, she learned that in order to be a patient advocate, one must first be a self care advocate. You can’t save patients’ lives if you sacrifice your own to mental illness.
Learn How to:
- Manage Symptoms of Burnout and Depression
- Attenuate stress in a stressful work/personal environment
- Understand the signs and symptoms of depression and seek treatment if needed
- Reconnect, recommit and revitalize your medical career
How to Avoid Career Burnout and Reconnect with Joy and Purpose
During this inspirational and humorous presentation you will discover how to take the leap from burnout and stress to more meaningful work. Learn how to become more empowered and on purpose to overcome emotional obstacles that plague many physicians and others in the healthcare industry. Discover how to move out of your comfort zone, gain more confidence and take the right action steps to enrich your career and create a more rewarding life.
Learn how to:
- Take the leap past burnout and stress to meaningful work
- Become empowered to overcome obstacles career obstacles
- Take the right action steps to enrich your career
- Create a stress-free work environment and a more rewarding life
Speaker Bio: Lynette D Charity MD, a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist with over 40 years of clinical expertise and decades of life experience, including burnout and depression while in her medical career. She had to learn how to reinvent herself and take many leaps to find her calling in medicine, while overcoming numerous obstacles along her journey. Dr Charity will share her most dramatic life lessons and career burnout strategies along with her fun sense of humor.