From Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul Second Dose

Who Is LeAnn Thieman?

LeAnn Thieman is a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed. LeAnn has been featured in Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue, FOX-TV, BBC, NPR, PBS, PAX-TV’s It’s a Miracle, and countless radio and TV programs.

After her story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup’s most prolific writers. Her devotion to thirty years of nursing made her the ideal coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul. She went on to coauthor Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Father and Daughter Soul, Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul, Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2, and now Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, Second Dose.

As a renowned motivational speaker, she shares life-changing lessons learned from her Airlift and nursing experiences. Believing we all have individual “war zones,” LeAnn inspires audiences to balance their lives, truly live their priorities, and make a difference in the world. She is an expert in nurse recruitment and retention, and helps to hire and inspire nurses from coast to coast.

LeAnn is one of about 10 percent of speakers worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.

She and Mark, her husband of thirty-seven years, reside in Colorado where they enjoy their “empty nest.” Their two daughters, Angela and Christie, and son, Mitch, have “flown the coop” but are still drawn under their mother’s wing when she needs them!

For more information about LeAnn’s books, CDs, and DVDs, or to schedule her for a presentation, contact her at:

LeAnn Thieman, C.S.P.
6600 Thompson Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526
phone: 970-223-1574
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.NurseRecruitmentandRetention.com

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