Episode 8: Treat Work as Your Distraction From Your Life, with Brenda Esopi



Brenda J. Esopi has diverse experience in healthcare management for over 20 years. Initially, she obtained a diploma in nursing from Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing which served as the stepping stone to further her education where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University. Further, Brenda went on to successfully obtain an M.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University, which solidified her educational track and assisted her in a highly successful managerial career path.

Brenda served as the Executive Director of Cardiovascular Alliance of the Delaware Valley, Executive Director of Mainline Arrhythmia and Cardiology Consultants, Executive Director and Vice President of Main Line Health Heart Center and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Urology Health Specialists since 2007. Over the years, Brenda has made strategic decisions that have increased revenue, developed infrastructure and grown practices all while maintaining the leadership required to sustain focus and dedication.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Brenda got an M.B.A. in Finance instead of Healthcare
  • How health care has morphed into a business over time
  • Why Brenda got into nursing in the first place
  • Why Brenda decided to get a Bachelor’s degree when she did
  • The lessons of money that Brenda learned from her mother at a young age
  • Brenda’s long-term career as a babysitter before her real career
  • The uncertainty of the healthcare market, the vulnerability of her job, and what Brenda is doing about it
  • The best and worst investments Brenda has made
  • How Brenda manages distractions by changing what she sees as her distractions
  • How Brenda juggles everything in her life
  • What Brenda does for fun
  • The accountant that was a huge mentor in Brenda’s life
  • What Brenda would tell a young woman today
  • What Brenda sees herself doing in retirement

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