63 minutes | Nov 19th 2020

Ep 103: Courage to Lead – 2018-19 AANA President Garry Brydges, PhD, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN

We don’t have to go very far back to find the guest on the latest installment in our Presidential Leadership Series. Garry Brydges PhD, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN, in the AANA, served as the AANA president for the 2018-19 year so his experiences are still very fresh. Join us as we look back at the challenges of his term, the lessons learned, and why self-reflection has become part of his daily life.   Read more and get additional resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-103-courage-to-lead-2018-19-aana-president-garry-brydges-phd-dnp-mba-crna-acnp-bc-faan/2717/    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf   What we discuss on this show:  1:27 – Traveling during COVID 3:19 – Welcome in Garry Brydges 5:12 – Garry’s extensive educational background 8:16 – Was going to law school when elected AANA president 11:20 – Looking back on his presidency. Why did he decide to run? 19:48 – Why Garry was the right person for a role the board. 24:38 – Meetings are such a wonderful opportunity for presidents 27:38 – Challenges Garry faced during his year 36:26 – Leveraging social media 42:08 – Advocacy issues during his presidency 45:16 – The most valuable leadership lesson he learned 50:56 – A message to the younger CRNAs 52:40 – Garry’s athletic career
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