Welcome to You Are Just A Number...But You Don’t Have To Be.

This blog site was created for sharing life experiences. The articles are actual stories about those experiences that others have had. 

We feel that “Experience is the Best Teacher.” Our intention for this blog web site is to be a platform for people who want to share their life experiences to help others and as well as themselves.

Welcome to You Are Just A Number...But You Don’t Have To Be.

This blog site was created for sharing life experiences. The articles are actual stories about those experiences that others have had. 

We feel that “Experience is the Best Teacher.” Our intention for this blog web site is to be a platform for people who want to share their life experiences to help others and as well as themselves.

Surgeon to Business Consultant

business Consultant

Dr. John Zelem transitioned his career from being a successful General Surgeon to a Business Consultant in the medical industry. He has taken his passion for healing from the operating room to the business aspect of hospitals. As he transitioned he has put down his surgical instruments while learning more about the tools utilized in […]

How Establishing Integrative Teamwork Can Drive Actionable Insights Within CDI

Integrative Teamwork

A podcast with Jennifer Foskett where she explains “Adopting a ‘Matrix Organization’ Approach to Teamwork and CDI Efforts”. In this podcast, you will learn how Jenn became an effective leader by coaching and helping others. Other team members search her out when they have issues. And the amazing thing is that she wasn’t in any […]

Turning Around Companies with Great Leadership (Podcast)

Time for a turnaround

Getting people to believe in your mission will transform any company. Terry Whipple turned around many companies from failure to greatness. He shares his experience and knowledge in this podcast. His stories are very interesting. He wasn’t an expert in any of the companies but he knew where to get the answers. He built great […]

Podcast – How Personalities Affect Leadership

My personality type

Holly Kalua explains how personalities affect both leadership and teamwork. Holly Kalua has experienced 35 rewarding years in her nursing career. First, she solidified her clinical skills in many challenging and interesting areas. She also expanded her revenue cycle expertise over the last 20 years in leadership, appreciating the privilege to mentor and support the […]

Why Is A Dashboard Important?

dashboard

I believe everyone would think that a dashboard is essential in a car. And the funny thing about that is more than likely no one really gave it a thought. Why? Because every vehicle has one. But think of the value it brings. It monitors the vital signs of the car such as oil, water […]

Podcast – Leadership & Teamwork

In this podcast, Joseph shares his experiences of building his leadership skills and building successful teams. He shares a story of building a successful team where the team surpassed their expectations. Prior to fostering the teamwork philosophy, this same group of people could not meet expectations. Joseph is a thoughtful, reliable, and proactive IT Leader […]

Podcast – Experience Speaks

Experience Creates Wisdom

I was a guest on Wiser Wednesday – Experience Speaks podcast by Glen Krauss. I was asked questions about leadership and how it plays in the CDI (Clinical Documentation Improvement). Additionally, how do you get leaders involved? Glen Krauss is the creator and founder of Core-CDI and Co-Founder of top Gun Audit School. Glen’s LinkedIn […]

Podcast – Leadership with Eric Ripp

Leadership skills

Eric Ripp is the founder and owner of PPI, which stands for Productive Programming Incorporated. PPI is an electronic health record and service company focused on the long-term Medicaid / Medicare market. Eric’s leadership skills are highly attributed to his mother.  He lives by the rule of treating others as you want to be treated. […]

Podcast 2 – The Stepping Stones of Leadership with Jim Zelem and Dr. John Zelem: Part 2

This is the conclusion of the Stepping Stones of Leadership with Jim Zelem and Dr John Zelem.   The book Stepping Stones of Leadership is available on Amazon. Jim Zelem is a former VP of Operations who transitioned to be an effective leader that coached many successful teams. Jim started his career as a simple […]

Podcast ~ The Stepping Stones of Leadership with Jim Zelem and Dr. John Zelem: Part 1

Jim Zelem is a former VP of Operations who transitioned to be an effective leader that coached many successful teams. Jim started his career as a simple factory worker who held many positions such as Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer as he worked his way up to VP. Jim currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. He loves […]