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Lee Tomlinson    

Cancer Survivor, Patient Advocate & Creator of The C.A.R.E. Effect Movement

The life mission of “Patient Lee” is to inspire healthcare professionals to return compassionate care to its rightful place at the forefront of modern healthcare — to benefit patients, their families, the bottom line; and perhaps most importantly, their often suffering, “burned-out” selves.

Finding this mission wasn’t even remotely easy.

Award-winning television producer, movie studio executive and owner, former professional athlete, and TED Talk speaker, “Patient Lee” is alive today due to the combination of a lifetime of extraordinarily effective medical treatment and deeply kind, compassionate care.

Unfortunately, during a recent battle with Stage 3+ throat cancer, “Patient Lee” became painfully aware of the trauma caused by treatment lacking in compassion that drove him to the darkest of depths. What saved him from this bout with depression was a tiny, simple, yet powerful act of compassion delivered by a loving doctor and friend.

This single act of compassion not only reinvigorated “Patient Lee’s” will to fight and live, but also sparked within him an impassioned desire to devote himself to reconnecting every healthcare professional with the immense and scientifically proven power of compassion to heal the mind, body, and souls of not only their patients…but themselves as well.

With his renewed zeal for life and newfound purpose, “Patient Lee” created The C.A.R.E. Effect Movement. This Movement is designed to reconnect America’s 12.5 million healthcare professionals with the compassion that got them into healthcare in the first place. Then, do whatever is necessary to prevent the “burn-out” that affects over 60% of these vital caretakers, rendering them unable to provide compassion to their patients, themselves, or anyone else. And finally, once healed of their own distress, to reignite these dedicated professionals, and inspire them to redouble their efforts in providing even more compassion than before — all to better heal their patients and the world.

Speech Topics


THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT COMPASSIONATE C.A.R.E. IS REVEALED — A RETURN TO THE HEART OF HEALING

In his most popular Keynote, “Patient Lee” takes audiences on a deeply moving, yet keenly hilarious journey around his personal battle with advanced cancer. This powerful presentation reveals a startling discovery of the immense power of compassion to heal both patient and medical professionals – as well as improve the bottom line. Most importantly, it shows the truly life-threatening impact when compassion is lacking, which drove Lee to seriously consider suicide.

FROM “BURN-OUT” BACK TO BRILLIANCE — WHAT MY CANCER TAUGHT ME ABOUT JOY

As a survivor of “burn-out” himself, “Patient Lee” knows what it’s like to hit bottom and lose it all. With “burn-out” among healthcare professionals reaching an epidemic proportion while adversely impacting patients, professionals, and even profit margins. “Patient Lee” shares his own intimate journey from burnout back to brilliance and in doing so shares what it takes to avoid and/or recover from this scourge.

THE BLESSINGS OF CANCER? SERIOUSLY

Perhaps Lee’s favorite speaking events are “Cancer Survivor Celebrations.” Having the privilege to interact and celebrate life with his fellow cancer battlers and their loved-ones is one of “Patient Lee’s” greatest thrills.

During these highly intimate and laugh-out-loud hilarious celebrations of life, Lee shares with his fellow survivors, their beloved C.A.R.E. givers, and healthcare professionals his tales of how his life has been profoundly improved — because of having survived cancer. And, gets his audience in touch with and willing to share their own cancer “blessings.”

ACQUIRE A CUSTOMER. RETAIN A CUSTOMER. HEAL THE WORLD.

Superior customer service is the key differentiator in an overcrowded marketplace. Combining a vast wealth of knowledge in customer service and paired with compelling research proving the power of compassion to heal patients, Lee movingly presents the compelling case that customer service can do more than just improve your bottom line. Compassionate CARE of your customers can also profoundly and positively improve the lives of those customers and your employees, as well as the quality of life on Earth in a time when that is all that will heal our world.

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