Camille Adair – Extended Bio
Camille Adair is a writer, coach, educator, speaker, filmmaker and advocate for health care innovation and relationship-based culture. With an extensive clinical background in hospice and palliative care, Camille worked as a nurse case manager, clinical liaison, patient care manager and director of education.
During her years working in hospice she created the award-winning documentary, Solace: Wisdom of the Dying, which is used in many hospice and volunteer training programs, and schools of nursing and medicine, including the University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Oncology Fellowship training and the University of New Mexico’s Medical Geriatric fellowship. After experiencing the impact and international reach of the movie, Camille created The Solace Teachings, consisting of 11 additional videos, which have become part of a larger end-of-life training program for both lay populations and professionals.
In addition to filmmaking, Camille has developed programs that bring the arts and humanities to health care. Since 2003, Camille has led therapeutic and expressive writing workshops and caregiver monologue performances throughout the country.
Camille’s passion for humanizing health care inspired her to complete certifications in family and organizational constellation work and emotional intelligence. She also has formal training as a mindfulness teacher. Camille has synthesized these modalities into a blended, relationship-based approach and resource rich framework for her clients.
Camille offers coaching, training and consulting in her private practice where she guides her clients in developing personal, professional and organizational resilience and relationship skills for greater satisfaction, meaning and success. Her unique approach has been influenced by her experience working with people around life and death issues, as a an educator and health care leader. Over the years she has developed a practice that allows her to serve as a guide, facilitator and leader of organizational health.
The benefits of Camille’s approach may include easing anxiety and depression, nurturing the grief process, improving relationships, increasing life satisfaction, health and well-being, building resilience, empathy, optimism and human capacity.
Camille is a facilitator and trainer of family and organizational constellation work, which provides healing of ancestral patterns and organizational dynamics. Camille began formal training in 2007 and was invited to train at the master level under Hella Neumann’s supervision. Hella is the founder of Songs of the Ancestors and a leading, international teacher of constellation work, from Germany, trained by the founder, Bert Hellinger.
As the health care industry continues to face growing challenges, Camille’s concern for sustainable business practices, well-being of health care professionals, and patient advocacy has deepened. As a result, she developed the following programs and innovative models:
- Solace Teachings: Life Awareness, End-of-Life Education Program
- FairCare: Triple Bottom Line Health Care Model
- EQ|Health: Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness training for health care professionals
- Green Hospice: A Sustainability Model for Hospices
Camille is the Executive Director of the 501c3, Living Bridges and the President and CEO of Sacredigm Alliances, LLC. Camille works on a state and national level as a leader for the Healthy Nurse movement in New Mexico and the Task Force For Bullying and Incivility. She was invited to join the American Nurses Association’s Advocacy Institute Fellowship training in 2015-2016. Camille is developing initiatives, policy and curriculum to strengthen the nursing profession and health care from the within. She works closely with physicians, nurses and executives to bring a shared voice to innovation, skill building and policy. In 2016, Camille will begin production of a new documentary film focused on nursing, medicine and an exploration of how to humanize health care, sponsored by Living Bridges. She will continue to expand her practice of holistic nursing, advocacy, education and connecting with communities through blogging, podcasting and poetry.
Camille Adair is the President and CEO of Sacredigm Alliances and the Executive Director of the 501c3 Living Bridges, two organizations that seek to humanize health care through relationship. Camille is the producer and director of the award winning documentary film, Solace: Wisdom of the Dying and the Solace Teachings End-of-Life Program. Her work is used for education in nursing programs and medical schools throughout the country, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Oncology Fellowship and the New Mexico School of Geriatric Medicine.
Camille is a certified emotional intelligence assessor, master facilitator of systemic constellation work and a formally trained mindfulness teacher. She is an American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellow, and the Healthy Nurse Specialty Interest Group Chair for the New Mexico Nurses Association. Camille’s approach to humanizing health care includes kindness, inclusion and leading from within.