Inspire others to achieve the unimaginable through:
Passion and Positivity
Nothing is possible without our amazing team
Denise Boudreau-Scott has over 20 years of in-the-trenches experience working in acute care, senior living, and long-term care. During this time, she worked as part of many unmotivated teams and poor healthcare cultures. This ultimately fueled her desire to build better cultures in healthcare and senior living organizations by giving inspiring keynote presentations and speeches….
Arleen Smith is a Leadership and Engagement Consultant with Drive. As a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare field, Arleen has served in various leadership positions within the pharmaceutical industry. She’s also served on leadership councils focused on inspiring others to achieve personal growth and develop their skills as leaders. Along…
Culture Consultant & EQ Coach
Veronica Barber, LNHA, EdD
Veronica A. Barber is a Culture Consultant and EQ Coach with Drive. She has more than a decade of experience transforming organizational cultures, previously working as the Vice President/COO of a large healthcare system in New York. During her tenure she: created an organizational structure in the traditional nursing home in which elder-directed teams existed…
Debra Nobile is our Office Coordinator and joined the Drive Team in July 2016. Debra is involved in general office organization and streamlining business operations. She is responsible for all back-end office processes including billing clients, contract delivery, travel for conferences and client visits, and serves as a liaison between the Drive team and our…
Director of Marketing
Sheila O’Grady, R.D.
Sheila is a Registered Dietitian and has been with Drive since 2018 as the Director of Marketing. She enjoys writing the bimonthly blogs and all the ways Drive communicates with the incredible people of senior living and healthcare! She has her degree in nutrition, and she loves to run and spend time in nature with…
Vanessa Brookes, MPA
As the Operations Manager, Vanessa oversees the operational vision of Drive as well as supports its strategic initiatives. This includes finance, sales, customer service and all of Drive’s other operational programs and endeavors. In addition, Vanessa works with the Drive team to refine internal processes to maximize efficiency and impact, as well as support program implementations with new…
What our clients say about Drive:
“In the time that Drive has been working with the Tockwotton team, we have already seen positive improvement in our culture and measurable results. Specifically, a 33% decrease in turnover, which is impacting resident and staff engagement. Things that once seemed too difficult to tackle on our own, are less intimidating knowing the Drive team is there to coach and guide us throughout the entire journey.”
Scott A. Buchanan
“Drive has given us a road map to successfully implement changes to our organizational culture. From the staff sessions, we have a better understanding of their needs and where we can focus our resources to attract the best employees possible. Since engaging with Drive, our company has seen a significant change in the engagement of our staff and the grasp of the sustainable change we are going through.“
Resources and tools for strengthening your culture.
Ghosting is a big problem right now in the senior living job interview scene. The definition is simply not showing up for an interview (or even a shift)! Can you imagine not showing up for something as important as a potential career opportunity?! Unfortunately, it is a sign of the times and very rude, I…
I promised in my last blog that I would share a longer term solution to work on your recruitment challenges. (If you are always going for the quick win, you will never create a major shift, which means you’ll always have a problem.) Consider your employee brand. Just like you have a marketing brand identity…
Remember the days when you used to complain about not being able to find the right candidates for your open positions? Those were the good ole days. There were actually people applying… right or not! While you have been tirelessly trying to staff and figure out where all the bonus, overtime, and agency money is…