Michael B. Grossman DM, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Dr. Michael Grossman is an independent nursing consultant, academician, and career counselor. As former Coordinator of Nursing Leadership Development at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), he brings a wealth of knowledge about creative nursing leadership. Mike's doctorate is in management of organization leadership from the University of Phoenix, and he is currently a professor in the graduate schools of nursing at both Univ. of Phoenix and Drexel University. He specializes in leadership development, career coaching, teambuilding, and communications workshops. Mike's main clinical interest is chronic illness and the empowerment of patients, families and staff. He is a frequent speaker both locally and nationally on various leadership topics including change, motivation, quality improvement, teambuilding, and dealing with "difficult" people. Mike worked for five years as a psychiatric aide before attending Community College of Philadelphia where he got his first nursing degree. He also has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Temple University. He has a second B.S. degree in Nursing from Widener Univ. and his M.S.N. also from Widener in their Emergency/Trauma/Critical Care program. Dr. Grossman worked as a Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Dialysis and Transplantation at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Director of Nursing at Shriner's Hospital for Children and Director of Ambulatory, Perioperative, Emergency, Medical, Surgical and Rehab nursing at CHOP for 15 years.

He is also a Certified Facilitator of Dr. Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Kerry Patterson's Crucial Conversations. Dr. Grossman dissertation research was a Phenomenological Hermeneutics study of the lived experience of charge nurses dealing with emotionally "difficult" patients and families. He is also a clinical cartoonist and has done research for the past 8 years with psychologist Steve Leff on a grant looking at bullying behavior in inner city pre-adolescent girls and boys. He has also done another series of cartoons for a grant that is part of the Healthy Weight Initiative at CHOP.