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Nursefriendly Entrepreneur Registration Form, Submitted Feb 25, 2012
In general, the more detailed your responses, the better.
Your Business Name (if applicable): Michael Pergrem (AKA CoachPerg), LPN, Coach Perg – The Nurses Coach
Business Organization? Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLCor Corporation (C or S)? Sole Proprietorship
Michael Pergrem (AKA CoachPerg), LPN, Coach Perg – The Nurses Coach, Ohio Coaching Nurse Entrepreneurs:"Please describe in detail your business/services youprovide: I am a Life Transformation Coach for nurses. I help nurses avoid/recover from burnout and guide nurses desiring to make a career change to discovering their passions/calling/purpose and the means to get to the destination those discoveries determine for them."
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Homepage Address: http://CoachPerg.com
Type of business categories would you would like to belisted (no maximum, we make up new categories frequently for registrants): Coaching/Life Coach, Entrepreneurs, Nursing, Nursing Business Start-up, Meditation, Nurse entrepreneurs
Keywords, Phrases that describe your business, experience,services: The more you list the better. Coaching, Life Coaching, Nursing, burnout recovery, burnout avoidance, Nurseentrepreneurs, stress reduction, stress elimination, stress management, Law ofAttraction, management coaching, leadership coaching, coaching management style, life transformation, life improvement, life passion, life purpose, achieving dreams, goal achievement, motivation, inspiration, meditation,aspirations
Contact person(s): Michael Pergrem
Phone number: 513-301-0121
In what date (month/year) did you start your business?10/2011
What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? My passion for helping others.
What is your experience and background in Nursing?(Med/Surgical, ER, Psych, OR, etc. When potential clients are looking for nurse consultants, they often look under ICU nurses, ER nurses, etc.). MR/DD, Psych Nurse, Skilled Pediatric Home Care, Dialysis Nurse
Would you recommend Nursing as a career? Yes
How did you hear about the Nursefriendly,NursingEntrepreneurs.com?: RN.FM Radio
The year were you first licensed as a nurse? 1990
What school(s) of nursing did you attend? D. Russell Lee, Adult Career Center, Hamilton, Oh.
Professional organizations you have belonged to (now or inthe past, please spell out the full name): Butler County, ARC (former boardmember)
What made you decide to start your own business? I went through a transition as a nurse due to stressful situations imposed on me by a healthcare care system that not only lacks effective management skills, but places nurses in dangerous situations due to constrained budgets imposed on them. Through my experience I was inspired to not only “take my own show on the road, but to do so in a way that could help my tribe (fellow nurses) improve their own lives through reducing their stress, discovering that there are choices for them and empowering them to be inspired into becoming their best in life as well as in nursing. My goal is to enhance the lives of nurses which will result in enhancing the care given in the field.
View previous responses: http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/why/
How many times have you changed employers in your career? 7
What specific qualities and traits do you feel make nursesespecially qualified to operate a business? Starting and maintaining a business can be a daunting task. Nurses are battle hardened and proven. They are results oriented and posses keen observational skills which are required in launching a new business and keeping it going as the momentum builds. They are experienced in creating plans, organizing and implementing them, and then overseeing the outcomes. They have been forced to learn how to work smart, yet still must work hard, and therefore can fully appreciate the ability to work less hard as they accomplish momentum in their own business, which results in experiencing the satisfaction of that achievement. One rarely experienced when nursing under a health corporation. That achievement in itself, for a nurse, can be enough to inspire them to greatness in their own business!
View previous responses: http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/qualities
Do you currently practice as a nurse? If yes in what type ofsetting? In a sense don't we nurses practice as such in all areas of our lives? But no, I no longer practice at the bedside.
Your most pressing concerns with the profession andhealthcare: Heathcare for profit greed and healthcare budget shortages that impair nurses in performing their duties. Also, the lack of administrative managerial skills (leadership skills) and the lack of their understanding of what nurses do.
View previous responses: http://www.nursefriendly.com/concerns/
How do you feel the coming nursing shortage (as baby boomer enter the healthcare system, and nurses retire in droves) will affect patient care? If healthcare and political mentality doesn't change it looks pretty gloomy to me. Although I see a potential for change through growing concern and support of nurses.
Other areas of interest and expertise: I practice several martial arts and study to become a karate instructor, practice meditation, study in many philosophies relating to self improvement and consciousness.
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If you explore the site a bit, you'll find profiles of hundreds of nurse entrepreneurs around the country. We encourage you to browse around, find a business category you are interested in, then contact the nurse directly. We're available for questions as well. This website is Owned-Operated by Andrew Lopez, RN.
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The #1 question, we've been receiving lately is about Starting A Nursing Agency, resource sites & manuals
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Interesting Reading For Nurse Entrepreneurs, Actual or Soon To Be:
Nurse Entrepreneurs: Tales of Nurses in Business:"This book is vey inspiring! Learn how 50 different nurses brought their vision to reality! Learn some great tips on starting your own business. Nurses don't have to just work at the bedside. Read this book and you will be thinking of how you can make your dream a reality!"
Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them:"Rich Dad's-"Own your Own Corporation" is a must read for anyone comtemplating a new business-or someone who already owns their own business. Garrett's direct yet simplistic explanations of the different business entities,the proper and best suited entity for your business-is followed by real-life scenarios which helps drive home the importance of corporate ownership in today's business world. Use Garrett's legal expertise to establish a successful, legally responsible and fiscally protected business...And understand the why's and how's of that ownership."
21 Success Secrets, Success Secret #4- "Do What You Love to Do." Get your FREE CD and find out the other 20 secrets of self-made millionaires.:"Order your FREE CD ($4.95 S&H) from Brian Tracy's acclaimed 21 Success Secrets series. Start with 21 Success Secrets of $elf-Made Millionaires - full of techniques practiced by all men and women who go from rags to riches in one generation. Brian Tracy is a noted success expert. He's trained over 2 million people in 23 countries how to achieve their financial goals faster than ever before."
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