About Phyllis

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC

I am the founder and president of MFW Consultants, a successful nurse owned and operated multi-service consulting firm.

I have practiced as a Legal Nurse Consultant, specializing in defense, in NY State & Greater NY area since 2004. I offer consulting and training clinical for a variety of venues: critical care, emergency trauma, professional development, Subacute Care/LTC, and Assisted Living Facilities.

I am a certified personal/career transformational coach and positive psychology practitioner, I specialize in the unique needs of nurses & other professional/family caregivers.

I am 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.


I was a regular on the online program, Nursing Success TV in her Ask Dr. Phyllis coaching segment. I also enjoy being the Career Coach for the Assoc. of Perioperative Nurses.

I collaborate with 3M Healthcare in offering professional development opportunities for nurses across the country. I have the honor of serving on the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit organization, Share The Care Organization.

I have worked hard to be a sought after as a speaker/lecturer known for delivering compelling Keynote presentation addressing such topics as building caregiver resilience, sustaining the joy in being a professional caregiver, casting light on the shadow behavior of bullying and incivility in nursing, developing emotional intelligence and many others.

My Blog is devoted to the celebration & support of professional and family caregivers as are all my social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Tumblr. You can also follow my Vlog, Caring is a Delicate Balance, on YouTube. I invite you all to follow/subscribe to my sites.

I am the author of 3 books:

  • Rediscover the Joy of Being A Nurse
  • The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional & Family Caregivers
  • Bringing Shadow Behavior Into the Light of Day: Understanding & Effectively Managing Bullying & Incivility ion Healthcare
  • Hard copies are available at http://www.mfwconsultants.com and Kindle version are available on Amazon.com.


Follow me on Twitter: @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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