Gladys Campbell began her healthcare career in Seattle, Washington, USA, where she graduated from the University of Washington. After graduation, she worked and lived in Seattle, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., where she completed her graduate work at the Catholic University of America. From 1978 to 1998, she worked at the National Institutes of Health where she served in a variety of clinical, research, and progressive leadership roles. After leaving Washington D.C., she worked in Nashville, Tennessee, for Ascension Health, and in November of 2003 relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she was the Assistant Administrator for Nursing and Patient Care at the Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center. From 2007 through 2015, Gladys was the CEO for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, and during that time, from 2009 to 2012 she also served as the Chief Nursing Executive and Senior Leader for Clinical Strategy at the Washington State Hospital Association. Ms. Campbell is currently an independent healthcare and leadership consultant and a leadership coach. Gladys is a past-president of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), a Fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine, a past Fellow in the Magnet Appraiser Program for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a career-long member of the American Nurses Association and STTI, a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Certification Corporation of AACN. She has been a member of the editorial board of Clinical Issues in Critical Care and is a published author and a frequent public speaker. In November 2010, Gladys was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and in 2015 she received national certifications as both a health and wellness coach and as an executive leadership coach.