About Phyllis

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC

President of MFW Consultants & a successful nurse entrepreneur, she has practiced as a Legal Nurse Consultant, specializing in defense, in NY State & Greater NY area since 2004. During her nursing career, Phyllis has held clinical, education & administrative positions in a variety of venues: critical care/emergency trauma, professional development and Subacute Care/LTC.

A certified personal/career transformational coach and positive psychology practitioner, Phyllis specializes in the unique needs of nurses & other professional/family caregivers. She is devoted to working with clients struggling with the emotional impact of Compassion Fatigue, the challenges of career transition & those trying to maintain their joy in being a professional caregiver.

She was a regular on the online program, Nursing Success TV in her Ask Dr. Phyllis coaching segment. She is the career coach for the Assoc. of Perioperative Nurses, Colorado Hospital Association and was named to the outstanding list coaches serving the American Hospital Association. She serves on the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit organization, Share The Care Organization.

She is sought after as a speaker/lecturer for delivering compelling Keynote presentation addressing such topics as: compassion fatigue, sustaining the joy in being a professional caregiver, casting light on the shadow behavior of bullying and incivility in nursing and emotional intelligence and many others.

Her Blog (Caring for the Caregiver) is devoted to the needs of caregivers as are her Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Tumblr postings. Follow her Vlog, Caring is a Delicate Balance, on You Tube. Phyllis also promotes balanced living as a Feng Shui Practitioner and blends traditional coaching practices with Eastern approaches to wellness.

Phyllis has authored two books, Rediscover the Joy of Being A Nurse and The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional & Family Caregivers. They are available at http://www.mfwconsultants.com and Amazon.com.


Follow on Twitter: Phyllis Quinlan@AskDrPhyllis

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7 thoughts on “About Phyllis


  2. I am a Caregiver!

    My frail 81 year old mother lives with us, she had her aorta replaced five weeks ago. We have four children, two have severe physical, emotional and learning disabilities. Also, my wife is dying of stage four metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her liver, spine and both lungs.

    I knew I earned my title of “Caregiver” when a cough, from another bedroom, woke me out of a deep sleep and I got to my son’s bedside exactly in time to catch vomit.

  3. Phyllis – Ironically, I have not had time to read your blog due to stresses of being a caregiver and balancing work/ home issues!! I am sure you will be amused that just as I barracaded myself behind a door to catch up on emails, I started to read Verse 7 which applies to caregiving — at work and at home. Thanks for this very thoughtful piece, which came at just the right time. How clever of you to write a blog that deals with caregiving, but also applies to other issues of women caring — period. I will continue to read, and catch up on past entries as well. Thanks and best wishes to you (now back to my busy life, so I sign off!) Ellen

  4. Hi Phyllis,
    Glad I found this blog. it is very inspiring. I work with nurses to help them remember to take care of themselves and this is a good resource for them. Thank you for the work you do. I look forward to future postings.

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