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Phyllis Quinlan


Location: Queens, New York

"The journey of becoming a fully actualized person means seeing through fear and ego, and waking up to our natural intelligence. It takes kindness to ourselves and others and courage, to wake up in this world. You must take responsibility and accountability for your life."
How will clients benefit with you as their coach?

Personal coaching supports and guides you in your desire to explore where you are now, determine where you want to be within a given timeframe, and then create a pathway to get there with the understanding that you are being supported in a nonjudgmental manner.

My approach to coaching is not traditional. My method offers you a blend of Eastern philosophy and energetic healing that is anchored in a conventional coaching structure. As a student and practitioner of the Shambhala lineage of Buddhist thought I believe that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation, following ancient principles, and it can be further developed in daily life, so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

I will guide the sessions, which are typically 60 minutes every other week, by asking questions that are designed to assist you in gaining insight, clarity and raising awareness. My approach to coaching is to view you as whole, competent and capable. My goal, as your coach, is to empower you to access your own innate knowing or wisdom. You are free to accept or decline whatever is suggested.

The journey of becoming a fully actualized person means seeing through fear and ego, and waking up to our natural intelligence. It takes kindness to ourselves and others and courage, to wake up in this world. You must take responsibility and accountability for your life.

The benefits of coaching are all predicated on how willing you are to work hard to attain the life you envision. The rewards can include:

  • Feeling more comfortable in your own skin
  • Increasing focus, confidence & self-esteem
  • Increasing effectiveness and productivity
  • Working through perceived obstacles and limitations
  • Enjoying a greater sense of balance, harmony & contentment
What results have clients reported after working with you?
"After graduating from nursing school last year I was finding it difficult to find a job. Fortunately for me I found Phyllis. Not only did Phyllis go over my resume line by line, she helped me to customize my cover letters to each employer. Phyllis counseled my on interviewing skills and she helped me become clear on what is the best work environment for me. With her help I secured a great job! When I decided to return to school to pursue my Masters degree, I didn't hesitate to call Phyllis. Again she was so helpful. We updated and customized my resume and transformed my letter of intent. As a result I was recently accepted to Regis College FNP program. Rarely am I as happy with services I receive anywhere as I have been with those I have received from Phyllis. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
"Good knowledge and excellent session. Great coaching techniques given to me and my colleagues."

"Awesome learning session."

"What did I gain from career coaching? Inspiration, perspective and courage to move forward in my OR career."

"Great insight and information. Dr. Quinlan was amazing! A treasure!!!"

"Dr. Quinlan is fabulous - loved the updates for today's job search and self-marketing."

"Very good teacher/career coach."

"There were many great ways yo help improve my career."

"A Lot of great key information."

"Great tips!"

"Learned new resources about preparing for a job search. Got valuable resume information."

"I would like to thank AORN for having Dr. Quinlan at Congress. I found her invaluable, and awesome, what a pleasant surprise, and I was so pleased to be able to attend. Thank-you!!Much needed and appreciated!!"
"Hi Dr. Quinlan, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with me before yesterday's career fair in Denver. I think it was amazing how, in just a few short minutes, you fixed my resume, taught me how to network and market myself and carved out a future path for my nursing career. You also made me feel so good and full of confidence as I waded into the job fair. The best part was how you told me to keep hold of my writing talent. With that in mind, I actually managed to get a gig writing about the nursing student perspective for the Colorado Nurses Association's newspaper. So thank you! I would love to stay in touch. -MK"

What do clients say about working with you?
"I have heard such wonderful comments regarding your presentation at the 2013 New Jersey League for Nursing Convention. Thank you for bringing insightful information to our attendees."

"I've been working with Phyllis since the beginning of 2012 and her knowledge and expertise with Feng Shui & Personal Coaching has been truly helpful in understanding how I can improve efficiency in my personal life and my business. She is very personable and makes sure to get a firm understanding of who you are as individual, what your challenges are, and where you want to go. I absolutely enjoy my sessions with Phyllis and would recommend her to anyone looking for Feng Shui or Personal Coaching."

"Dr. Quinlan was kind enough to assist my firm in the defense of a medical malpractice matter. She understood the time constraints under which I was operating and went out of her way to accommodate my needs and the needs of the firm. As an expert Dr. Quinlan objectively and knowledgeably addressed the facts, the medicine, and the defense strategy. It was a great pleasure and privilege to work with her."

"It has been a pleasure working with you - I plan to call again."

"I hired Phyllis to come help me out with my healing room in my home. It did not feel right and I was not getting clients, so I knew I had to call in an expert. Phyllis knew right away what was not working in my space and I made all the necessary adjustments. Her energy and creativity was abounding! She also gave me a quick lesson on Feng Shui , so I understood how important the placement of things in a room are. I am happy to say that I had my first client less than two weeks after Phyllis came to my home. I am forever grateful to you Phyllis, you are a gift."

"Phyllis is the consummate professional. It has been my privilege to be associated with her. Her sense of caring for the whole individual is matched only by her wit and charm. She maintains her calm demeanor in the face of multiple deadlines and emergencies. She can educate a room full of professionals while they think they are being entertained. It is my honor to call her a friend and colleague."

What are 5 strengths you have as a coach?
  • My ability to relate
  • Listening skills that allow me to focus in on the unique needs of each client
  • Diverse personal and professional experience
  • Compassion
  • Patience
What is your coaching philosophy?

The journey of becoming a fully actualized person means seeing through fear and ego, and waking up to our natural intelligence. It takes kindness to ourselves and others and courage, to wake up in this world. You must take responsibility and accountability for your life.

What types of people do you typically coach?
  • New graduates
  • Seasoned professionals in clinical and non-clinical careers
  • Family caregivers
What is your professional background?

Throughout her 30 plus year nursing career, Phyllis has practiced in a variety of emergency services, acute care, subacute care and long term care settings. She holds national certifications in Critical Care, Emergency Nursing and Nursing Professional Development; and has held senior leadership positions in administration and education in a variety of healthcare venues in the Greater New York area. She is also a Legal Nurse Consultant.

I earned a dual baccalaureate degree in Psychology and Sociology; and went on to receive her baccalaureate degree in Nursing in 1978. I completed my graduate work at The New School in New York City in Healthcare Management and Urban Policy and was conferred a PhD in Healthcare Administration 2008.

I founded my consulting Firm, MFW Consultants To Professionals in 1994.The Firm offers a variety of services which include but are not limited to: Legal Nurse Consulting, clinical and leadership training, personal/career coaching and energetic/vibrational healing.

I am a graduate of the Nancy SantoPietro & Associates Feng Shui Training Program and has promoted balanced living and a healthy work environment as a Feng Shui Practitioner since 1999. While I have worked with clients in adjusting their living spaces, I specialize in work space/office space adjustments. I am also a student of Tibetan Buddhist practices and attends training program at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. As a Personal Coach I strive to blend traditional coaching practices with Eastern philosophy and energetic/vibrational healing.

I am a regular contributor to National Healthcare Career Network's Nursing Success TV series launched in 2013 with her Ask Dr. Phyllis segment & was a featured speaker in the NHCN's Take Charge of Your Nursing Career Webcast Series in 2012. I participated in 2013 Assoc. Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) National Congress offering career coaching to members. I am currently featured on the AORN Website Career Center.

I was invited to speak at the State Convention of the NJ NLN & the NYC Council of Nephrology Social Workers& LI Nephrology Nurses on the dangers of Compassion Fatigue; and at NYIT School of Nursing 2013 Spring Colloquium addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. I have participated in several web-radio broadcasts addressing the subject of career development, caring for the caregiver & compassion fatigue.

Phyllis' first sole work entitled, The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach to Self-Care for Professional and Family Caregivers is now available at and

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Three 30-Minute Coaching Sessions
The Career Coaching service matches individuals with a personal coach--a confidant, champion, and challenger who will help you:
  • Gain personalized guidance through job transitions
  • Prepare and navigate through your annual reviews
  • Leverage your behavioral and professional strengths effectively
  • Diagnose reasons for career dissatisfaction
  • Learn how to take action in networking, interviewing, and taking on new opportunities
With Career Coaching you can:
  • Learn how your behavioral style affects those you work with
  • Build a compelling value proposition for a potential employer
  • Manage change more effectively
  • Overcome hurdles that impede success
  • Sustain professional success and maintain balance
  • Get ongoing support through all phases of your career

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