Guest Profile

Phyllis Quinlan Ph.D.

President of MFW Consultants to Professionals, Phyllis is a successful nurse entrepreneur. She has practiced as a legal nurse consultant since 2004 and is a sort after lecturer and keynote speaker. During her nursing career, Phyllis has practiced in clinical, education and administrative positions in a variety of clinical settings. 


Phyllis is certified by the Internal Coaching Federation as a Professional Coach. The focus of her coaching is working with leadership and interprofessional staff to build and sustain their resilience and effectiveness. She also collaborates with leadership to

create and sustain healthy work environments. Her tools include emotional intelligence training, using applied positive psychology, and building character strengths and appreciative inquiry.


Phyllis has been the career coach for the American Association of Perioperative Nurses/AORN since 2012 and a sort after speaker for 3M Healthcare since 2017. She was the co-recipient of a Press Ganey Success Story Award for a presentation at the 2017 Press Ganey National Conference entitled: Using Emotional Intelligence & Coaching to Build Resilience in Nurses. In 2020, she facilitated the Pre-conference offering entitled, Leadership Vision 2020: Building Your Brand and Shaping Your Legacy for the New York Organization for Nurse Executives and Leaders.


In 2021, she was a co-presenter of the presentation entitled, Improving the NICU Practice Environment Using Appreciative Inquiry for the Press Ganey Pediatric Summit. Her 2021 presentation for the New York Chapter of American Nurses Association is

entitled, Is It Time for Your Organization to Have an Internal Professional Coach?


Phyllis is a co-author of the article, The Long‐Term Impact of an Interprofessional Humanistic Faculty Development Program: A Qualitative Investigation published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. She is also the author of the following books:

*Rediscovering the Joy of Being a Nurse: A Holistic Approach to Recovery from Compassion Fatigue 

*Bringing Shadow Behavior into the Light of Day: Understanding and Effectively Managing Bullying & Incivility in Healthcare.