Interview with NPR station WQED, December 1, 2008.
Naida also writes speeches for others. For example, she wrote the healthcare speech for Captain C. B. “Sully” Sullenberger, which was reviewed in Modern Healthcare.
Naida’s material and presentation were organized, very engaging, and well received. She fielded audience questions in a confident, clear, and skillful manner. Event feedback forms were all very strong. Naida is able to speak in a relaxed manner using personal experiences and easy-to-understand examples. She is also a very personable individual and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a public presenter for small or large events.
--Bob Zider, Director, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
As one who spent many years developing conference programs for major healthcare associations, I find it particularly delightful when I hear someone speak who can deliver what every educator wants to accomplish – an audience who walks away from a session with excitement and the learning that was their objective in attending. I have also had the opportunity to interact professionally with Naida and can recommend her, not only on her speaking skills, but also on her professionalism, her interactive skills, and her insight. You will not be disappointed in working with her.
--Margaret Schulte, DBA, FACHE, CPHIMS Editor, Frontiers of Health Services Management Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Health Administration Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Naida Grunden is the sole proprietor of Naida Grunden LLC, specializing in Lean consulting in the healthcare arena. Services include author, teaching and speaking about the practical, on-the-ground application of Toyota-based principles in health care settings. All rights reserved. Contact: