1. Mike Brennan
    September 23, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Few are as powerfully equipped as you to deal with this change; I am confident that you will turn it into a triumph. That said, my experience in dramatic vocational situation change, as I choose to call the occasions when I have been escorted to the door by security personnel, suggests that there is pain along with the joy. Wrap yourself in prayer, know that you are in our thoughts-M


  2. KathyPooler
    September 21, 2012 @ 3:21 pm


    As scary as this change may be , I have no doubt you will turn this time into an opportunity for even greater “vistas.” I am looking forward to following you on your journey. Keep blogging and sharing your stories. They are wonderful!
    I love your statement ” I have been waiting my whole career for this moment.” 🙂
    May your rest period be restorative. The world needs you and your insights and I trust you will keep delivering in style!


  3. Alison
    September 21, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    Hi Danny,
    Please do stay in touch. It has been great working with you, and I’ll be keeping up via the blog. Let me know if there is anything I can do!


    • Danny van Leeuwen
      September 22, 2012 @ 3:46 am

      Thanks Alison. I’ll keep you posted. You inspired me to explore


  4. Paola
    September 21, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Danny, it was a pleasure to work with you…although all to briefly. We were heading into some exciting work together. I wish you the best of luck on your new endeavors. Please do stay in touch! I look forward to following your progress through your blog. Paola


    • Danny van Leeuwen
      September 21, 2012 @ 11:49 am

      Thanks Paola. Your team does good and valuable work for Boston Children’s. In these tough times, innovation is needed more than ever and harder to sell. Can’t look forward when your head is down. Yes, stay in touch


  5. Joyce
    September 21, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Danny, so are you saying that your job was cut?
    One thing I have learned over the past year is that I feel a person can never be sure of their position in the organization. Bassett Health Care, the organization that had one of the best and most recognized midwifery services in the country, changed their delivery system on intrapartum, and now have hospitalists for the majority of the time. As a result, the vast majority of the midwives left because they were not “catching babies.”
    The job I left in IN “disemployed” their entire midwifery service 5 days after my last day of work.
    It is a crazy, cutthroat industry.


    • Danny van Leeuwen
      September 21, 2012 @ 11:47 am

      The fast pace of change can be bewildering. I don’t think its personal. Sometimes hard to understand. As I said in the blog, the strategic thinking of expense reduction can use a very different brain that managing what comes next. I feel fortunate that I am nimble, resilient, and well networked. However sometimes a broad base of skills is harder to market than a specific and valuable skill, like midwifery.


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