Our overarching goal
Our broad goal at A Fresh POV for You is to focus on Possibilities, Opportunities and creating a Vision (POV) for the future, based on strengths and leveraging positive learnings from past experiences. Initially the primary focus of this blog was people living with or at risk for diabetes. However, we realized that we also want to share our learnings and how-to’s with other diabetes care and education specialists in order to begin to flip the paradigm to embrace a solution-focused approach in practice.
We guide healthcare professionals in taking a solution-focused approach to practice to enable clients with diabetes to embrace possibilities, opportunities, and a fresh vision for the future.
Who are we?
We are solution-focused diabetes care and education specialists . We are passionate about doing diabetes care and education differently. Too much of life is spent focusing on problems. Forget the “problems”! Let’s turn attention instead to possibilities, opportunities, and a fresh vision for the future. As diabetes care and education specialists, let’s step alongside our clients as “think partners” to focus on what’s important to them, what’s already going well, and build upon that to reach their goals so that they may live life to the fullest.
We have both spent our entire careers partnering with people with diabetes to leave a positive imprint. In our discussions and research with people with diabetes, we’ve heard loud and clear that many are not happy with the diabetes care and education services they have received. A remark that has frequently bubbled up is related to leaving a healthcare appointment feeling badly because of significant negative talk and attitudes – feeling as if they, the person with diabetes, has done something wrong, and thus are not motivated or inspired to do things differently. We are advocates for person-centered, strengths-based language, and believe that self-compassion is essential when living with a chronic condition.
We are also speakers, authors, researchers, wives, moms, adventurers, and avid travelers always in search of the next fresh and magnificent view. (On the home page you see one of those stunning views looking out over a vineyard in Italy). You’ll learn more about us and some of our adventures over time.
We love creative thinking and have big ideas. We also love to see progress!
We do interact with our readers whenever possible, so feel free to contact us. We are also on Twitter and Instagram at @AFreshPOVforYou.
Thanks for stopping by!
Deb and Tami
Want to know more about us? Check out our individual websites:
Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE, MLDE, FAADE at Tamirossrd.com
Deborah Greenwood, PhD, RN, CNS, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE at deborahgreenwoodconsulting.com