Francine Gomberg 10th Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice Conference
October 26 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
Lee Health – Keynote Speaker
Addressing mental health and well-being in the workplace is an urgent priority.
Kim is President / CEO of Kim LaMontagne, LLC, International Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Author.
She is also a Speaker and State Trainer with National Alliance on Mental Illness and a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock – Campaign to Combat Behavioral Health Stigma and Discrimination.
Kim suffered in silence in the workplace (while remaining a top performing corporate professional), with depression, anxiety, alcohol misuse, and intense suicidal thoughts. She feared judgment, retribution, job loss, and damaging her professional integrity if she spoke openly and asked for help.
She remained silent because of this.
At 12 years sober and healthy, she shares her journey and what she has learned, to help shift the culture and normalize the conversation about mental health in the workplace.
As a solution to address mental health in the workplace, Kim created a corporate leadership training called, “The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture.”
Using her proprietary methodology in The 4 Pillars, she teaches leaders how to recognize the impact of unaddressed mental health in the workplace, decrease stigma, shift to person centered language, create a peer support network, and build a ‘culture of safety’ in the workplace that fosters open dialog about mental health.
A culture of safety is one where employees feel safe speaking openly about mental health without fear of judgment, retribution, or job loss.
She has the unique ability to teach through the lens of the lived experience and the lens of the leader.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences and recently joined forces with John Broderick, Former Chief Justice of NH Supreme Court, to deliver quarterly virtual Nursing Grand Rounds at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
She is the visionary author for the book, “It’s Ok to Not Be Ok,” and contributing author in the book, “The Strength of Our Anchors.”
Her mission is to share her lived experience and teach leaders how to create a culture in the workplace that empowers individuals to speak openly about mental health.
Lives depend on it.