Menders: Love & Leadership in Healthcare

21. Exploring calling and what nourishes us with Adele Wang

August 28, 2022 Dr. Nicola De Paul Season 1 Episode 21
Menders: Love & Leadership in Healthcare
21. Exploring calling and what nourishes us with Adele Wang
Show Notes

Menders episode 21 is out now, and it is a treat!

I sat down with Adele Wang, and while we had intended to think through the mind-body impacts of stress and burnout, we found ourselves deep in conversation about calling and what nourishes us as humans and healers. 

I loved this conversation and am still reverberating with Adele’s ideas. 

Adele shared how she works with healthcare providers to help them move from what they know to what they feel by working with them to reconnect with their body’s deep knowing. Her work allows clinicians at risk of burnout to reconnect with themselves. And from this place of self-honoring, they have a choice about how to re-engage with their work as a healer, whether that is in the traditional system or outside it. 

Listen to find out: 

·         How her work in a small intimate integrative health clinic taught her to see that healthcare can be provided differently.

·         Why we both see community as the secret for both patients and clinicians. 

·         And how she draws on what gives her clients pleasure in their non-work lives to help reinvigorate their connection to their calling as healers. 

I hope this conversation inspires you to take some time to consider what you enjoy that has nothing to do with healthcare. 

Take some time to answer this question, and then reconnect with your work when you’re ready. 

My favorite quotable moments from this episode!

  • “The missing element: you have no community and neither do your patients…”

Adele Wang (Menders, episode 21)

  • “It’s not just one person going to see the patient, it’s a team. It’s a community channeled through you.”

Adele Wang (Menders, episode 21)

Additional Resources:

Find Adele Wang here - 

And check out her podcast, All things human. 

Leadership Strategy Session:

If you’re doing the internal work to transform yourself as a leader to maximize your impact on your healthcare system – I want something more for you. That is precisely why I got into working with healthcare leaders and leadership teams in the first place.

Join me for a complimentary Leadership Strategy Session ( where you’ll have a chance to consider your values and develop a strategy to realign your actions with your core values.

Contact me ( if you have questions or want additional details about this free Strategy Session. And keep in mind…because of the very special nature of this mindfulness-based work, just a few seats are available each month!