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– April 29th - May 3rd, 2024 –


The Leadership System to move your organization forward.


Ready to achieve your Leadership goals?


Welcome to Leadership Immersion

A 5-day Leadership Immersion Course where Teleios Collaborative Network (TCN) Leaders will provide you with practical tools to achieve results.



Meet the Presenters


Chris Comeaux


Chris is an award-winning expert and lifelong student on leadership and the performance required to truly be a leader. He has spent his life and career researching, learning, coaching, and implementing the pushes and pulls necessary to create high performance leaders and high performance organizations.


Dr. Millicent Burke-Sinclair, Ed.D, MBA, SPHR®, SHRM-SCP

TCN Human Resources Coach, President / CEO of Four Seasons

As an avid learner and nationally known educator and consultant in areas of business strategy, non-profit management, human resources, operations leadership, and healthcare, Millicent sets the bar high and makes what is necessary possible for all she meets. Because of Millicent’s life purpose, she is a living example of her purpose as she learns daily, grows continuously, and lives a life of joy. This is the culture she creates for all around her.


Alyson Cutshall

Chief Growth Officer

Alyson has worked in sales leadership exclusively in the for-profit hospice industry. Under her leadership as a VP of Sales, she led one provider to achieve the top market share in Tennessee, organically expand to another state, and acquire a state-wide provider.

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Tina Gentry

Chief Administrative & Advancement Officer

Tina achieved the professional designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a designation held by only 6,200 people worldwide. She began her career in hospice in 2003 and has dedicated her professional talents to serving TCN and its Members.


Janelle McCallum

Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Janelle is dedicated to enabling people and organizations to achieve peak performance and resiliency. She has spent her career working with staff & volunteers who care for persons and their families at end of life. She is passionate about offering opportunities for families and patients to experience peace of mind with help from staff who are devoted to developing their craft and realize their significant impact in the lives of vulnerable families.


Raquel Braithwaite

VP Of Program and Business Development

Raquel Braithwaite has been a healthcare leader for more than 20 years, serving in a variety of operational, marketing, and strategy positions. Raquel marries business acumen with clinical expertise. She has worked in and consulted for health systems, pharma, start-up, small business, and nonprofit sectors. Raquel offers subject matter specialty in the areas of external relations, business strategy, operational planning, leadership, and innovative program development.


Edie Riddlespurger, MSW, LISW-CP

VP of Hospice Operations

Edie began her career in end-of-life care over 20 years ago at a nonprofit, hospital-based hospice, homecare and private duty organization. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Limestone University where she greatly enjoyed assisting with the leadership and professional development of social work, psychology and sociology students.


Lara McKinnis, MS, MT-BC

Professional Development Specialist

Lara remains in love with her career as a music therapist, even after 20+years. Lara received her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Radford University, after spending a year in Montreal, QU to complete a required internship. She then spent the next 10 years living/working in Phoenix, AZ, Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI before returning to her alma mater as a graduate teaching fellow. She received her Master of Science in Music Therapy with an emphasis on Counseling Psychology in 2007. She then landed in Raleigh, NC where she worked as the Director of Program Development and Training with a local non-profit organization committed to integrating social/emotion support for people with autism into school systems and community outreach programs. During Lara’s three years with this organization, the program grew from a start-up to a highly regarded staple in the community.


Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Compliance Officer

Annette is the Chief Compliance Officer for Teleios Collaborative Network. Equipped with more than 32 years of health care experience, she is widely regarded as a regulatory and compliance specialist in the hospice industry.


The beauty of this Leadership System is the ability to adapt it to your organization’s needs. 


It must have taken you 15 years to compile and assimilate these tools into this comprehensive system and in such a way that makes it so readily to understand and implement. - Participant

Chris' leadership system has transformed our organization. His straightforward, logical approach to teaching his system has improved our internal communication and daily operations. Additionally, we now have a process for continuously developing leaders throughout our organization. - Cliff S.



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The Location

TCN's Leadership Immersion is held virtually.

Event Schedule

Day One

All times ET

Introductions & Logistics
with Chris Comeaux
What is Leadership
with Chris Comeaux
Wellness Break
Why You Need a Leadership System & Getting Things Done
with Chris Comeaux
Networking & We! Connect
with Chris Comeaux
Role Descriptions, Learning Plans, Goal Setting & More
with Chris Comeaux
What would it feel like to be performing your role with excellence? How would it feel if you genuinely loved what you do and daily were learning and accomplishing your goals? Join us for this presentation and come away with great purpose and determination.
Wrap Up Day 1
with Chris Comeaux

Day Two

All times ET

Review from Day 1
with Chris Comeaux
Management by Strengths (MBS)
with Alyson Cutshall and Tina Gentry

Better understand why employees communicate the way they do so that you can capitalize on individual strengths.

Wellness Break
Effective Meetings
with Edie Riddlespurger and Raquel Braithwaite

Meeting preparation, flow, and tools, to ensure your meetings are purposeful and effective.

Delivering on Our Promises to Care: Policies & Procedures, Processes & Best-Known Practices
with Chris Comeaux and Janelle McCallum

How Policies, Procedures, Processes, and Best-known Practices make "Excellence you can count on and Customized Care you love" possible.

Wellness Break
Tough Conversations
with Millicent Burke-Sinclair and Tina Gentry
Have you ever needed to have a tough conversation but didn’t know where to start? This presentation will help you be even better equipped and confident preparing to have Tough Conversations.
Wrap Up Day 2
with Chris Comeaux
Wellness Break
Networking Welcome Reception
with Chris Comeaux and Lara McKinnis

Introduction to The Art of Showing Up In Action into We! Connect

Being an excellent leader isn't just about what you do, it's about how you show up with yourself and others.  At TCN, we refer to this as The Art of Showing Up.  One highly important and nuanced question for leaders today is, "How do I promote resilience and excellence given the constant stream of stress and trauma impacting our communities?"  The Art of Showing Up in Action will focus on this question.  We'll meet 3 times.  Today, we'll start with an introduction to the concepts.

Day Three

All times ET

Review from Day 2
with Chris Comeaux
with Tina Gentry

Learn why one to one meetings with your direct reports can increase employee engagement and improve organizational outcomes. 

Wellness Break
Situational Leadership: Theory & Practice
with Janelle McCallum

Participants will have an opportunity to experience & practice different levels of situational leadership.

Networking & We! Connect
The Art of Showing Up in Action
with Lara McKinnis

During our 2nd Art of Showing Up session, we'll continue to build on the concepts that we discussed yesterday.  You'll get to experience what it feels like to digest both the struggles within your organization AND the strength that supports your organization as we create a piece of music together.  I look forward to seeing your courage and hearing your authentic voices. 

PS: Don’t worry, you won’t have to sing! 😊

Building High Performance Teams
with Millicent Burke-Sinclair

When is the last time you hired someone? How did you determine they were the right one for the role? In this presentation we will explore components and qualities of building high performance teams and how to comprise existing teams for high performance outcomes.

Wrap Up Day 3
with Chris Comeaux
Simulation Prep for CEOs
with Chris Comeaux and Facilitators

Day Four

All times ET

Review from Day 3
with Chris Comeaux
No Margin No Mission: Finance for Non-Financial Managers
with Alan Seivers and Annette Kiser

Both clinical and financial leaders have important roles in helping ensure the financial success of the organization. Financial leaders can help educate clinical staff about the interplay of payer sources, finances, and patient care services. Clinical leaders need to understand how relatedness and coverage decisions impact reimbursement in and payments out. Do you understand what a balance sheet is?  What about an income statement?  We will cover these in terms any leader can understand as you don’t need an MBA to understand the numbers. The challenge for most leaders is they never had it explained to them in a way where they can translate how their day to day actions impact those financial reporting tools.  We will do that together and you will get an opportunity to put these new found skills to work in our simulation on Day 5. Let’s talk about these important topics so the organization can continue its mission.

Wellness Break
Communication Rules of the Road
with Annette Kiser and Rochelle LaGrow
Networking & We! Connect
High-Performance Planning: Pillars & 1-Year Operational Plans
with Chris Comeaux
Wellness Break
The Tiers of the Leadership System
with Chris Comeaux and Edie Riddlespurger
Wrap Up Day 4
with Chris Comeaux

Day Five

All times ET

Review from Day 4
with Chris Comeaux
Leadership Immersion Jeopardy
No Margin No Mission Simulation
Facilitated by TCN Team

Working lunch determined by each team

Wellness Break
The Art of Showing Up in Action Share
with Lara McKinnis

For our 3rd Art of Showing Up session, you'll get to hear the piece of music that you created with your fellow attendees.  Afterwards, we'll discuss the impact of the experience and ways for you to integrate what you learned into your leadership role.

No Margin No Mission Simulation Report Out
with Chris Comeaux
Networking & We! Connect
Simulation Debrief & Coaching Session
with Chris Comeaux
Wrap Up Day 5 & Mentoring Plan
with Chris Comeaux

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