European Respiratory Society, Paris, France

Dr. Essex facilitated three workshops on Leading Change, Dealing with Difficult People, and Teamwork at the 2018 meeting of the European Respiratory Society in Paris, France.

Paper on Radiologist Burnout Published

Dr. Essex was a contributing author to "A Roadmap to Foster Wellness and Engagement in Our Workplace – A report of the 2018 Summer Intersociety Meeting."  The paper was published in the Journal of the Academy of Radiology.  Louellen facilitated the meeting which brought together radiologists from all over the United States to discuss burnout.

European Respitoary Society, Milan, Italy

Dr. Essex presented two workshops on Dealing with Difficult People and Teamwork at the ERS meeting in Milan, Italynin September 2017.

Reading Health System

Dr. Essex was part of the faculty in the Applied Leadership Academy developed by The Leadership Development Group.  She presented on September 26 to approximately 25 physician leaders on the topic of Influence Skills.

Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine Presentation

For the 14th year, Dr. Essex presented a 1.5-day seminar on Leadership and Management to the Fellows and Residents in Laboratory Medicine.  The session was held on August 18 and 19.

Dr. Essex Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

The University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development honored Dr. Louellen Essex with a Distinguished Alumnus award on November 17.  She received the award for her work in leadership development  locally, nationally and internationally.  

European Respiratory Society Presentation

In September 2016, Louellen facilitated a workshop on "Dealing with Difficult People" at the ERS Conference in London.  50 people attended - a full house!

Ramsey County Leadership Conference

Louellen Essex and Dick Deblieck presented sessions related to Performance Management at the Ramsey County Leadership Conference on May 7.

Keynote Presentation

Louellen presented "Difficult Situations. Handling them with Confidence" as the keynoter for the Mayo Clinic Phlebotomy Conference on April 23, 2015.  Phlebotomists from all over the world attended and engaged in a lively discussion throughout the presentation.


Louellen's article "Team Building.  How to Do It the Right Way" was published in Talent Management Excellence.

Project Planning and Leading Program

Don't miss Dick DeBlieck's highly rated Project Planning and Leading program October 8-9, 2014.  For details go to


ANOTHER Award for Website!

Franke+Fiorella ( did it again, winning the Silver Award for the Louellen Essex and Associates website from the 2014 Creativity Media & Interactive 44 Competition!  Congratulations to a great design team.

Award for Website

Franke+Fiorella ( has been awarded a GDUSA Magazine award for its web design for Louellen Essex and Associates.  We agree that they are top of the line!

Leadership Development

Louellen Essex and Amy Tolbert just completed their 3rd year of teaching Foundations of Leadership for CHS University.  The six-day program is offered through the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, where both Louellen and Amy serve as Fellows.  


Dick DeBlieck is offering his popular Project Planning and Leading seminar on April 22-23, 2014.  If you are leading projects, this seminar will give you invaluable tools to help you succeed.


Read Louellen's latest article in the new e-publication, Talent Management Excellence Essentails, page 24. 

Leadership Development

In December, Louellen completed a series of Leadership Development sessions for the Montana Academy, an extraordinary program that transforms the lives of struggling adolescents.  

Leadership Development

In December, Louellen presented How to Exchange Outmoded Leadership Practices for Forward Thinking Leadership to the Minnesota Judicial Branch EDGE Leadership Program group.  Reviewing what's trending in leadership practices, she outlined how technology is transforming communication, what staff now want from their work to stay motivated, and ways to fully engage the workforce.  


On November 20, Louellen presented a webcast, Helping Employees be Active Participants in Performance Discussions, for  Listen to it here:


In May, Dr. Louellen Essex’s article, The Top Five Things to Know About Successful Negotiation, was published in LEADDOC, the American College of Physician Executives’ on-line journal for emerging leaders. Read more…


In August, Louellen launched the Leadership and Management Conference for the Mayo Pathology residents and fellows. Her two-day session focused on change management, conflict resolution, negotiation and motivation.

Management Program

Louellen, along with Amy Tolbert and Dick Deblieck, recently completed 10 years of providing the core management development program, Building a Foundation and Management Skills, for Mayo Clinic. Training hundreds of managers, supervisors and other leaders, they provided multiple 10-session programs on performance management, communication and leading change.


Dealing with Difficult People
2007 WorkBook Audio
College of American Pathologists, Virtual Management College
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Breaking the Code of Silence
January 6, 2006 KARE-TV Video Interview
View here…


“Workplace politics is a game of strategy enabling managers to get the resources they need to accomplish their team’s goals.”

from How to Become a Manager of Choice, Contract Manager, February 2009

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