New Year- New Aspirations

The new year brings a time for contemplation and reflection.   For many, these reflections are met with resolutions and plans to achieve success in the future.   What Inhibits Success? It is good to be able to recognize, articulate and utilize your strengths. However, it is also important to understand where you may be  [continue reading…]

Exceptional Leadership Opportunity

Kirby Bates Associates is honored to conduct the search to recruit the CNO/CEO for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA). As reflected in the title, the role has dual responsibility as the CEO for AONE and as the CNO for AHA. The CEO/CNO serves as a national leader  [continue reading…]

Gaining a New Perspective

There is an old adage that nurses make the worst patients. I recently had the experience of "trading places” by being a patient at a community hospital just south of Boston. With many decades as a nursing and hospital administrator under my belt, I can tell you that this was both a challenging and enlightening  [continue reading…]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kirby Bates Associates has many things to be thankful for, but at the top of our list is our cherished clients, candidates, and colleagues. Thank you for your support and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Tailored Coaching to Meet Every Leaders Needs

No two members of your team are the same.  What motivates one could cause another to falter.  If your goal is to develop a dynamic leadership team, then forgo the cookie-cutter coaching approach and engage experts who provide tailor-made coaching programs focused on individualized learning and mentoring needs.  Kirby Bates’ expert panel of coaches are capable of ensuring  [continue reading…]

The Next Generation in Workforce Solutions is Here

Is your organization ready to get disruptive? As nursing executives working with organizations across the country, we know first-hand the challenges many organizations are facing in getting a sufficient supply of high-quality contingent staff (i.e. travel nurses) when they need them. That is why we are so pleased to share with our colleagues that there  [continue reading…]

What’s Your Story?

Kirby Bates helps to make success stories happen.  Every healthcare organization has its own unique story.  As they work diligently to serve the needs of their communities, each day turns a new page filled with challenges and successes.  Intertwined within many organizations’ narrative lies a common key element, Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) Executive Search.  KBA is  [continue reading…]

Choices for Expert Interim Leaders from KBA

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders. What is best for you? We are all about client choice when it comes to needs and selection for seasoned interim nursing leaders.   Kirby Bates is pleased to offer flexible options as  [continue reading…]

Happy Labor Day

To our clients, friends, and colleagues:   We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday!   

Keep Your Horizon Bright

Adroit leaders frequently seek professional expansion opportunities that not only support development and growth but also networking prospects.  Every leader understands that not all career journeys are predictable and some include course correction along the way further expanding learning, resilience, and adaptation. KBA Coaching Expansion Exploring options and discovering new professional possibilities can be an  [continue reading…]

Happy July 4th from KBA

To our clients, friends, and colleagues: We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday!     

Kirby Bates Announces New Affiliation

  We at Kirby Bates Associates are singing because we are now part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies.  Founded by healthcare innovator, Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families, and communities.  Headquartered in Alpharetta,  [continue reading…]

Happy Memorial Day!

KBA Remembers the selfless, brave and compassionate nurses who have gone before us. May our work be a memorial to their legacy.  Hear my prayer in silence before thee As I ask for courage each day.  Grant that I be worthy of the sacred pledge of my profession And the lives of those entrusted in my  [continue reading…]

KBA Interim Leaders are heading in your direction!

It is now easier than ever for KBA to bring outstanding leaders to your door.​ Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders.  What is best for you?   Full-Service Model KBA employs the interim leader directly as a KBA employee Easy  [continue reading…]

Discover Hidden Treasures

Ever wonder how one of your better performers gets recruited away right from under your nose and you didn’t even know they were canvassing the market? Worse yet, they were an “A” player and you didn’t comprehend the full extent of the loss until they were gone? High performers don’t need constant strokes but they  [continue reading…]

A Solid Resume: The Door to Your Next Opportunity

How important is your resume in your search for a new position?  It may be more important than you think. In our highly competitive industry, having a resume that stands out from the crowd is critical. By including these key components in your resume, you will ensure a positive first impression from the onset of the  [continue reading…]

Attending AONE 2017? We hope to see you there!

  Thousands of nurse leaders will attend AONE 2017 in Baltimore to celebrate 50 years of inspiring leaders.  We are excited to take part in the collaborative environment and connect with colleagues from across the country, learn the latest innovations and rejuvenate our passion as a nurse leader!    Visit us at booth 508 |  March  [continue reading…]