Positive Cultural Transformation
Kathleen has spent over three decades inspiring and empowering military leaders; building trust, earning respect, and motivating others to foster success. She has the experience and skills to help your organization achieve excellence. Refer to section under; Resiliency Training for Leaders and Resiliency Training for Health Care Providers.

Find joy, purpose, and meaning in both your professional and personal life

How to pursue your passion and discover wisdom, inner strength, discipline and determination

​Lead with calm, clarity, and compassion in the midst of chaos

Keynote Speeches
Kathleen Flarity is a dynamic speaker who effortlessly captivates and energizes audiences. Kathleen has spent over three decades inspiring and empowering military leaders; building trust, earning respect, and motivating others to foster success. She is a renowned emergency/flight/military health care provider who brings a wealth of life’s lessons and experience into her seminars. In her resiliency seminars she has a gift for clarifying life’s challenges, and provides personal examples and shares immediate actionable interventions. Contact Flarity Consulting at Kathleen.Flarity@gmail.com to arrange a keynote speech.



Individualized Leadership Programs
Kathleen Flarity is the President and Founder of Flarity Consulting, she works with organizations and individuals as a leadership consultant and leadership coach. She specializes in Healthcare and Leader Resiliency. She has written hundreds of articles, speeches and presentations. Kathleen brings her 34 years of military leadership to her work that is evidence based and scientifically grounded. Refer to Leadership training under the education tab.

Emergency Department Transformation
Dr. Kathleen Flarity is a nationally recognized emergency professional and will partner with your organization to individualize a comprehensive assessment and solution set. Embrace the strength of a nationally recognized experienced emergency care professional and strategic partner. Consultant for Emergency Department process improvement initiatives. Works collaboratively with your team to identify barriers to success and design systems to improve processes and streamline operations. The ED will be left with enhanced clinical capability and improved operational performance.

Process improvement & Impact on Clinical Quality & Safety/Patient Care
Dr. Flarity created the first validated ED specific fall risk assessment tool worldwide, setting a benchmark for comparison. During this 1-year study period (April 2011–April 2012), a total sample population of 91,190 patients 18 years and older were included in the study. As Primary Investigator, Dr. Flarity copyrighted the Memorial ED Fall Risk Assessment tool, not for profit or notoriety but so organizations would require permission to use and share data so the tool could be further validated and tabulated. As a servant leader, Dr. Flarity has granted permission to use the tool in 97 additional emergency departments, representing over 4.5 million ED patient visits. The results of the study were published in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.   Flarity, K. Pate, T. Finch, H. Development and Implementation of the Memorial Emergency Department Fall Risk Assessment Tool (2013). Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Vol: 35, 1-10. Link: http://journals.lww.com/aenjournal/Abstract/2013/01000/Development_and_Implementation_of_the_Memorial.8.aspxAbstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of an evidence-based, emergency department (ED) fall risk assessment tool as a sensitive predictor for falls in the ED population. The overarching goal of the project was to improve patient safety and eliminate patient falls resulting in serious injury in the ED. An ED-specific tool was designed on the basis of the risk factors consistently identified in the literature: prior fall history, impaired mobility, altered mental status, altered elimination, and the use of sedative medication. The Memorial ED Fall Risk Assessment Tool was validated in two EDs (North campus and Central campus) located within a large urban health care system in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The two EDs have a combined 140,000 annual patient visits. The Memorial ED Fall Risk Assessment Tool appears to be a valid tool for this two-ED hospital system.

Throughput Process Improvement Example:
Emergency departments (EDs) are challenged to provide rapid triage and evaluation to make appropriate patient disposition and timely treatment decisions. Cardiac troponin is the preferred biomarker for evaluation of patients with chest pain. The objective of this before-and-after study was to determine the impact of Point-of-Care (POC) troponin testing on turnaround times, door-to-troponin result times, ED length of stay (LOS) in patients with chest pain, and staff satisfaction with POC testing. After POC implementation, the average door-to-troponin result time significantly decreased from 105 to 51 min (p < 0.000). The average LOS decreased from 290 to 255 min; however, the change was not significant (p =0.082). The majority of nurses (81%) felt that POC testing encouraged communication among patient care team members, and satisfaction was high with 82% of all ED staff members rating their satisfaction as excellent. To increase throughput, turnaround time and emergency department (ED) staff satisfaction, we implemented and evaluated point of care (POC) Toponin in our ED.  Results published in: Koehler, J.,  Aker, J., Flarity, K. ,Stout, J. P. , Gifford, M. , Campbell, B. , Hertner, G. (2013) Effect of Troponin I Point Of Care Testing on Emergency Department Throughput Measures and Staff Satisfaction. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Vol 35, 3, pp 270-277.  Link to article: http://journals.lww.com/aenjournal/Abstract/2013/07000/Effect_of_Troponin_I_Point_of_Care_Testing_on.10.aspx

Executive Coaching
Kathleen has spent over three decades inspiring and empowering military leaders; building trust, earning respect, and motivating others to foster success. She has the experience and skills to help you achieve excellence. Emergency Department leaders are often promoted from a charge nurse or staff nurse position, and often benefit from leadership coaching, training, and a specialized focused action plan.

Strategic Planning
Dr. Kathleen Flarity can help guide your department or organization through strategic planning process. Examples of recipients of her strategic planning facilitation include; the Air Force Nurse Corps, and the Academy of Emergency Nursing. 


 Comments from Participants
  • Unforgettable keynote speech!  ​A true shining example of leadership!


  • Thank you, thank you!! I have truly been struggling with whether I was going to continue with SANE nursing or whether I was going to chuck my entire nursing career and explore other options. This class helped me to realize I have things I can work on that will help balance my personal stresses, not bring home others' stresses and maybe- find that peace I used to feel in nursing. This was exactly what I needed to feel hope, THANK YOU!!!


  • I really loved this session! I think it should be mandatory for every healthcare professional, even if they think they don't need it. Perhaps especially if they think they don't need it. Kathleen was fabulous! 

  •  Amazing! Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn & help myself maintain my place in this profession


  • Kathleen’s humanity, real life examples and shared passion really brought meaning to the program. I plan to apply what I have learned. I think it will be life altering for me! 


  • This program should be required at every level at least 5 years of service! It has direct application to my work and personal life!  

  • Marvelous learning strategies that are applicable personally & professional  

  • As a healthcare leader I was challenged to change the culture in my ED and grow empathic resilient leaders, this was exactly what I and my team needed!  


  • Recognizing what I can control and implemented ways to bring my best self to work/home and life

  • Dynamic and Engaging speaker. Tools for prevention!  Love it!! 

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  • Wonderful techniques to engage the para-sympathetic system and truly embrace all that life throws at me!


  • I felt validated in my suffering and renewed to find ways to correct my stress response, and receive more joy, purpose and meaning from my life  

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CONSULTING
Kathleen provides individual or organizational leadership seminars that address the following;

* Lead with resiliency and compassion

* Succeed professionally and personally, with joy, purpose & meaning

* Develop an organizational culture that consistently succeeds instead of reacting from crisis to crisis

* Build trusting, values driven culture

* Ensure a shared vision of goals, understanding and compassion

* Develop and strengthen your leadership team

* Create dynamic teams and ensure meaningful relationships

* Make a meaningful difference in your own lives and the lives of others
Kathleen Flarity DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN is the President and Founder of Flarity Consulting, LLC. She works with healthcare and business organizations as a leadership consultant, and clinical process re-engineering. She specializes in healthcare provider resiliency and leader resiliency and has written many articles, speeches and hundreds of presentations on the topic. Kathleen Flarity is a dynamic speaker who effortlessly captivates and energizes audiences. She is a renowned emergency/flightl/military health care provider who brings a wealth of life’s lessons and experience into her seminars. In her healthcare provider and leadership resiliency seminars she has a gift for clarifying life’s challenges, provides personal illustrations and shares immediate actionable interventions. Kathleen brings 35 years of military leadership to her work that is evidence based and scientifically grounded. 


Flarity Consulting, LLC

HealthCare Resiliency  and Clinical Process reenginering