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Lynn M. Festa

Title: Health Professional Coach
Industry: Healthcare
Type of Organization: Health Coaching
Major Product/Service: Providing health professional coaching services
Expertise: Ms. Festa has 28 years experience. She provides workshops, seminars and presentations for healthcare professionals focusing on the art of empathy and resilience. She specializes as an occupational hand therapist.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Lenox, Massachusetts
Affiliations: A.O.T.A.; A.S.H.T.; A.A.H.S.; N.E.H.S.
University/Degree: B.S. Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 1988; Certifications, Hand Therapy, The Daring Way™, and Positive Psychology
Hobbies/Sports: Open water swimming, playing piano, reading, hiking
Work History: Ms. Festa has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to hand therapy rehabilitation, as well as empathy, compassion and preventing burnout in the healthcare environment since 2008.
Published Works: 1 book in progress; Co-authored, chapter, "Therapists' Management of Distal Radius Fracture", 6th ed., Rehabilitation of the Hand, 2008; Editor, ASHT Times, 2010-2013
Career Accomplishments: In the future, Ms. Festa wants to design an evidence-based curriculum that promotes empathy and resilience for health care providers.