Resilience & Reinvention: The Inspiring Story of Dr. Herman Williams
As leaders and as humans, we sometimes have to change directions. But how do you manage when your entire life changes? For many of us, between 2020 and 2022, we had to pivot our work, re-think business, or reinvent ourselves entirely. In today’s episode we have the honor of hearing from Dr. Herman Williams; his life was completely turned upside down at the age of 31. Through his inspiring story, we learn the importance of resilience, creativity, and optimism, and we also gain practical insight into how we as leaders can model those values.
About Dr. Williams
Herman helped launch and serves as the leader of the healthcare advisory practice in BDO’s Nashville office. His experience includes 10 years of previous healthcare consulting and 18 years of hospital operations as a senior physician executive. Dr. Williams’ operational roles include oversight of Rural, Urban, Small and Complex facilities; Academic, Community, For Profit, and Non Profit healthcare organizations.
Herman brings a special expertise in medical staff consulting and strategy. He has worked with numerous physicians to improve their efficiency in meeting compliance and regulatory standards. He has also assisted medical staffs in Bylaws development, Contemporary Peer Review policy and procedures, all Credentialing matters, Clinical Documentation, Revenue Cycle efficiency, and establishing Physician – Hospital partnerships that have reduced costs through collaboration. He participated in the original Bundle Payment Demonstration Project and has saved hospitals millions of dollars by establishing successful P4P programs.
Herman is the author of a new motivational book called, “CLEAR! Living The Life You Never Dreamed Of”. He is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has successfully coached numerous physicians and hospital leaders.
Herman saves time to give back to his community by serving on the American Heart Association Board and the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council. He has given numerous speeches on leadership at institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University, Meharry Medical College, Amherst College, and San Diego State University.