Samson Global Leadership Academy Attendee Shares Skills Gained, Successes Earned (Video)

Senior director credits healthcare executive education

When Julie Biglieri, RN, BSN, MPA, CCRN, director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, arrived at Cleveland Clinic’s Samson Global Leadership Academy, she expressed her desire “to build skills to move to an executive position in healthcare—predominately cardiovascular.” Build she did. By the time graduation day arrived, she was eager to share her feedback.

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Has Samson Global Leadership Academy helped you develop new leadership skills?

“It’s helped me develop, for example, areas that I needed help in, like presentations. Also in conflict resolution—areas that we have to develop at Sequoia Hospital. We were having difficulty with driving some initiatives forward. I can bring these back—these skills that I’ve developed in the last two weeks—and I’m excited that eventually we will get some of these completed,” she replied.

Biglieri gathered new insight into business processes and performance metrics with sessions that illuminated best practices led by Cleveland Clinic’s top leaders. An executive coach helped her craft, step by step, a personal leadership development plan. With new tools in conflict resolution and presentation skills, she was prepared to return to her organization ready to identify opportunities, formulate solutions, and adapt to shifts in her organization.

After returning to Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute, affiliated with Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, Biglieri put her learnings into action. She also stayed in contact with her fellow Samson colleagues and reconnected with many of them when attending the inaugural alumni program held at the end of January at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. It was there that she reported back to the Samson team about the impact made on her organization and her career.

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How have you made progress since attending Samson?

One of the things Julie had hoped to achieve was the development of a strong business plan to present to her leadership that would clarify their strategic vision to drive change, innovation and future growth. She demonstrated success in the implementation of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a revolutionary new treatment option for patients unable to undergo open heart surgery.

“Learning from change and conflict resolution helped me work through a couple of large projects. In particular, building a TAVR program here. And with the new skills I developed through Samson Academy, I can tell you I was able to be promoted to Senior Director of Patient Care Services,” Biglieri reported.

Biglieri joins other alumni of Cleveland Clinic Global Executive Education who have gained valuable leadership skills through our programs, including The Cleveland Clinic Way: IntensivesSamson Global Leadership Academy and the Executive Visitors’ Program.

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