April 22, 2015

Catherine Robinson-Walker to facilitate an interactive keynote at the WSNA Convention today. RN leaders will recognize, understand and learn to access their own valiant leadership. Learn More


April 17, 2015

Leading Valiantly in a Time of Change: Preparing Nurses to Lead the Change to Advance Health. Catherine Robinson-Walker will address nursing leadership at the University of Houston-Victoria Spring Nursing Forum on April 25, 2015
Learn More.


March 14, 2015

Catherine is presenting the closing keynote at The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 36th Annual Conference held March 11-14, 2015. NAPNP is the Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners. #NAPAPCONF


October 16, 2014

The intent of this program is to engage and inspire the 500 plus nurse leaders who are part of the Legacy Health System to recognize, understand and access their capacity for valiant leadership. Attendees will also explore the leadership attitudes and behaviors that prevent them from leading in this way.


September 24, 2014

Please join us for an intimate evening with former Women Health Care Executives Woman of the Year winner and WHCE President, Catherine Robinson-Walker who will share her journey that led to her newest book, Leading Valiantly in Healthcare on September 24, 2014.


June 12, 2014

Cathy Robinson-Walker discusses how healthcare professionals can develop their personal leadership style in order to inspire others and lead with character and grace.

Listen to the full interview on Pod Bean.


April 29, 2014

Master coach and seasoned executive Catherine Robinson-Walker shares that leadership today is complex and that its requirements are seldom obvious. The most effective leaders possess what she calls ”leadership valor”, a way of being that requires presence, resilience, perseverance and willingness to change course. See the full press release here:


February 11, 2014

Catherine Robinson Walker will be be presenting at the annual meeting of the California Association of Nurse Leaders in Monterey, CA on February 11, 2014.


January 24, 2014

Catherine Robinson Walker will be be presenting at AzONE’s Business Meeting (Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives) in Scottsdale, AZ on January 24th, 2014.


January 2014

Leading Valiantly in Healthcare: Four Steps to Sustainable Success received an excellent review in the latest edition of the Nursing Administration Quarterly (January – March 2014).

The review includes the following comments about the book:

This book is like having your own coach . . . on your desk, anytime you need it. Have the courage to at least read the book.

You can access and read the entire review here.


November 2, 2013

Catherine is honored to be delivering the keynote address for the Women’s Healthcare & Insurance Leadership Summit at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Las Vegas on November 2. Read more here.



September, 2013

Listen to Catherine talk about “Leading Valiantly in Healthcare”.  We are excited and honored that she was featured on WOR/New York’s “Community Concerns” which has run twice so far!

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September, 2013

The Leadership Studio is delighted to announce that Sigma Theta Tau International has chosen to feature “Leading Valiantly in Healthcare” as its September 2013 Facebook “Book Club”.  You can take a look by clicking here:



September, 2013

Catherine releases “Leading Valiantly in Healthcare.” Early reviews of the book have deemed it artful, insightful, full of wisdom and an amazing compilation of theory and exemplars as well as lessons learned wrapped in a foundation of leadership integrity. Check out the full press release here:



July, 2013


Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

Coaching Expert Shows Healthcare Professionals How to Lead With Valor

Author’s Four Steps Lead to Sustainable Success

INDIANAPOLIS — The theory of transformational leadership has been widely adopted in nursing, based on extensive research suggesting that its benefits are significant (International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2010).* Now, one of the top leadership experts in health care shows those in the nursing profession how to lead with valor.

Catherine Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC, provides a proven approach for those at all levels of management to grow into successful, resilient leaders who are capable of effectively addressing the most pressing problems. In her new book, Leading Valiantly in Healthcare: Four Steps to Sustainable Success published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Robinson-Walker uses examples inspired by real-life experiences and her extensive coaching knowledge to teach readers how to transform themselves and their personal leadership styles to inspire others and lead with character and grace.

President of The Leadership Studio and designated a master certified coach by the International Coaching Federation, Robinson-Walker has advised such clients as the National Cancer Institute, Kaiser Permanente, Inc., and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Using questions, answers, vignettes, and practices, this book provides readers with the tools they need to implement Robinson-Walker’s model of leadership valor in their daily practice.

Leading Valiantly in Healthcare: Four Steps to Sustainable Success

By Catherine Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC
Published by STTI
ISBN-13: 9781937554835
Price: US $39.95
Soft cover, 336 pages
Trim size: 6 x 9
Available at

About the author:

Catherine Robinson‐Walker, MBA, MCC, is president of The Leadership Studio and specializes in leadership development and executive coaching in health care. She has 25 years of executive leadership experience in complex health organizations, national commissions, and academic consortia. Robinson-Walker has served nurse and physician leaders, chief executives, management teams, and other senior health care staff as a master certified executive coach, strategic consultant, team facilitator, and keynote and workshop speaker. For 18 years, she was founding executive director of the Network for Healthcare Management. She has held executive director roles with the Chicago-based Joint Commission and the California Health Collaborative. She has published more than 50 articles and chapters about leadership as well as a series bestseller, Women and Leadership in Health Care: The Journey to Authenticity and Power.



The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s 486 chapters are located at 662 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at