A radical rethink to healthcare leadership that’s effective and fun.

A book written by a Nurse for Nurses.


With leadership under-staffed, nurse leadership is a daunting and stressful role.

It is time nurses claimed the professional leadership development that other professionals and organisations have enjoyed for years.

With so many nurses feeling burnt out and leaving the profession, a radical rethink must be had about leadership. They must create workplaces that are more fulfilling than ever.

In Transformational Nurse Identities, Michelle Taylor reveals her radical leadership strategy that is being used by hundreds of nurse leaders who have discovered that it’s not just effective – it’s also fun.



Michelle’s book’s teachings have directly inspired and provided the mentorship I was searching for as a senior nurse previously reluctant to step into nurse leadership.
Rebecca North
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Theatre, Royal Darwin Hospital
I have a Master’s in Leadership and Management but feel I gained more from two-day Leadership and Coaching sessions with Michelle than the Master’s program. I think this is due to Michelle’s exceptional knowledge base, the course content, delivery method and the focus on incorporating these skills and knowledge into everyday practice.
Wendy Rogers
Clinical Nurse Manager, Theatre, Royal Darwin Hospital
I would recommend this book for all nurses in leadership roles. The author, having a nursing background, is insightful to the challenges and demands that all nurses are dealing with on a day-to-day basis. She recommends practical strategies to enhance your leadership and empower your team to ultimately provide a better workplace where the leaders are unleavable! This book is very relevant to my workplace, and reflecting on challenging issues that arise for me in leading a team on shift. The book covered strategies that could be utilised to address and develop both myself and the team. This would be better for the team and the patients we are caring for.
Maree Monaghan
Michelle Taylor is a health care insider with clinical experience in intensive and emergency care. In her book Transformational Nurse Identities Michelle provides nurse leaders with clear models, practical advice and real-life case examples that enable them to be better leaders in today’s challenging health leadership context. Healthcare leadership has always had its rewards and its challenges but the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for nurses and nurse leaders, and the ability to attract, retain and develop nurses is more than ever one of the most critical issues of our time. Michelle’s book covers a wide range of leadership and emotional intelligence concepts, adding vital tools to the nurse leader’s toolkit that enables them to be leaders of transformation of people, culture and patient care. I know from numerous nurse leaders that have been lucky enough to participate in Michelle’s training that her core messages and strategies resonate with nurse leaders and inspire them to become better leaders. If we are to attract and retain the nursing workforce, this seems like an excellent place to start and a wise investment.
Linda Betts
Organisational Consultant Health Sector
Michelle has written a must-have guide for any healthcare leader who understands that nursing leadership is the backbone of successful healthcare delivery. Her insights and approach can change the game for any healthcare organisation looking to improve quality, service, productivity, and engagement in an industry that always seems under pressure to address a never-ending list of new challenges.
Andrew Neitlich
Director, Center for Executive Coaching

Here is what Josie Curr, awardee of the 2022 NT Administrators Medal of Lifetime Achievement in Nursing/Midwifery, has to say about the book.

Josie has a nursing career spanning more than 30 years across the Northern Territory, of which the last 15 years have been within senior leadership and executive roles. She has had many career highlights. She has managed wards, divisions, hospitals and strategic executive roles across the NT and other jurisdictions, government and non-govt. Most recently, she was the NT Health Commander of COVID-19 Public Health Coordination, NT Health.