WHO WE ARE
We prepare people
to survive and thrive in the “stress-ure cooker”
of today’s world through ...
One person at a time,
one action at a time ORCHESTRATING EXCELLENCE.
Integrity Communication Collaboration Accountability
Conducting ourselves with integrity and accountability,
we collaborate with our clients.
We provide the information, tools,
and resources they need to
Ruth B. Nelson is founder and president of The Studio for Creative Leadership. She has worked with organizations throughout the United States and abroad providing training, coaching, and organizational
development to corporations and not-for-profits. Having lived in the
Bahamas with additional experiences in Europe, she is sensitive to global issues in the workplace. She has designed programs that are impactful and bring immediate results.
Randall Rissman, a native of Iowa, received his B.S. degree in Psychology at the University of Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1977 and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington N.J. in 1980.
The Health and Care Project was co-founded by Dr. Rissman with Ruthe Nelson in order to establish a vehicle to teach the importance of professionalism and empathy in the Doctor/Patient relationship and the importance of communication in every medical interaction. These underlying principles and concepts towards improving communication can be taught in all manner of health settings. Improved patient satisfaction with improved medical outcomes remains an essential and attainable goal.
Dr. Rissman has always had a keen interest in the biopsychosocial aspects of medicine. In this framework, medical science and diagnostic skills meld effectively with an empathetic understanding the patient's family system and social context. Emphasis is on communication and listening skills. Communication with other doctors and allied professionals is the key to building the Health Care Team.
Dr. Rissman was among the first full time faculty members as Director of Satellite Services at the Family Practice Training Program in Kingston, N.Y. In 1983, he founded the Maverick Family Health Center in Woodstock N.Y.
Dr Rissman served as Chairman of The Department of Family Medicine at Kingston Hospital and later Benedictine Hospital for 9 years. He was an active member of the Medical Executive Committees of both Medical Centers.
Pamela A. Soden assists individuals, groups and organizations in increasing their effectiveness through executive coaching, consultations and workshops. Pam skillfully uses a blend of accelerated learning techniques as she teaches clients how to lead, supervise and manage, build teams, manage conflict and change, communicate effectively, and train others. In her more than 30 years as a Learning and Development professional, Pam has trained thousands of individuals in the skills they need to be more productive and successful in their lives and in their careers.