Lecture Overview

Why is it that, more often than not, nurses are not recognised for what they do? Join Sean Smith for this heartwarming discussion about ways we can give credit where credit is due, to those above, below, and alongside us. These simple tips will help you find greater satisfaction in your work.


Sean Smith

Sean Smith has had the privilege of working in healthcare for three decades in more than a dozen countries around the world. Commencing his clinical career as a Registered Nurse, Sean progressed into hospital management before spending eight years as the CEO of a large healthcare provider. Sean has built two healthcare businesses and consulted to industry around health informatics, healthcare management, and healthcare strategy. Most recently Sean has managed the largest Medical Provider Network in Australia and collaborates with more than 600 hospitals across the country to provide healthcare for 230,000 international students. Sean has experience with clinical and non-clinical systems planning, implementation and deployment in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the United Kingdom. With a passion for healthcare education, Sean has educated university healthcare students in Australia to community health workers in Papua New Guinea. Sean provides clear, concise consultation through his experience in clinical management and information technology to ensure projects are delivered with the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders, on budget and on time. His passions are strategy in health care, quality in clinical practice, and excellence in health management. Sean holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing, and is a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority, Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Sean continues to provide leadership and strategic direction for all stakeholders to deliver the highest possible standards to exceed current and future healthcare needs.




8 Total Rating(s)

will defiantly watch again

Stephen Dunk
27 May 2018

LOVE THIS! This lecture is a must for managers, educators, and mentors in the healthcare setting. Authentic praise, giving credit where credit is due is the foundation for keeping our nurses interested and passionate about their roles that have a positive flow-on effect for the person, unit, facility and ultimately the patient. Negative comments that belittle and undermine a persons confidence and ability in the workplace is a recipe for disaster for all concerned.

Helen Bourke
21 May 2018


Wendy Noye
20 May 2018


Olivia Czislowski
09 May 2018


Marian Soares
30 Apr 2018

The educator was engaging and kept all parties motivated.

Sue Steckyj
25 Apr 2018

Great positive suggestions to improve affirmation in the workplace in a variety of ways in the hope of a more positive and healthy environment.

Helen Bensley
22 Apr 2018

Interesting to listen to.

Maree Findlay
10 Apr 2018

Extremely important and informative discussion on an area often overlooked

Rachel Bryant
19 Mar 2018

very inspirational...well worth the listen

heather butler
08 Mar 2018

One of the best management presentations I have heard and well overdue in this area.I have been trying to pass this message on for many years. Unfortunately, it is difficult to change some staff. Only a small number of staff can have a huge impact on the workplace. Would be good to have a follow-up lecture to manage acute political and cultural issues that prevent the workplace from becoming a good enviroment. also dealing with difficult managers.

Ellie Woods
08 Mar 2018