Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center 

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually.


Perfection is one of the most pervasive challenges holding leaders back – in fact, 97 percent of people struggle with some form of perfectionism. We too often believe that if we achieve perfection, we will also achieve happiness and success -whether it be in our professional life, personal life, or in ourselves.

Symptoms of perfectionism include procrastination, control, people-pleasing, unrealistic expectations, conflict avoidance, feeling stuck, imposter syndrome, all-or-nothing thinking, anxiety, comparison, and stress. In Overcoming Perfectionism, you will learn how to take your energy toward perfectionism and turn it toward success. Attendees will leave feeling more empowered than ever before and will have the tools to help them lead with imperfection and build their confidence.

About Vitale Buford, The Imperfectionist
Vitale brings her perfectionism training and concepts to life in a fun and relatable way, empowering teams and companies to transform the way they work, produce, and relate. She is an iPEC-certified executive coach, trainer, award-winning speaker, and author. Featured in The New York Times, she is the author of the book, Addicted to Perfect, detailing her struggle with perfectionism and how she overcame it. Vitale considers herself an architect of corporate culture – working with organizations and leaders to transform their cultures of perfectionism to cultures of excellence. She does this through workshops, intensive team trainings, strategic advisory, keynotes, culture change, and leadership coaching. Before starting her own business, Vitale spent 14 years working in marketing and business development for a variety of industries and professional service organizations.

She now lives her life purpose helping leaders and workplaces overcome perfectionism. Vitale loves traveling, Fleetwood Mac, morning walks, and lives in Kentucky with her husband, son, and dog.

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, December 2

8:30 —Registration
9:00 — Welcome
9:05 — Quality Improvement - Kentucky REC Quality Experts & Guest Speaker Jessica Sass, UK HealthCare

Quality Improvement Mindset: Hardwiring Adaptability and High Reliability in Healthcare – Jessica Elliott & Vance Drakeford, Kentucky REC

Implementing Population Health Management at UK HealthCare
Featuring – Jessica Sass, UK HealthCare

11:00 — Break/Networking
11:05 — Bridges to Coordinating Care: the New KHIE!
Andrew Bledsoe, Deputy Executive Director, KHIE
11:45 — Lunch/Networking
12:00 — Special Guest Speaker Vitale Buford, Transformation Coach

Overcoming Perfectionism

2:00 — Break/Networking
2:10 — HIPAA Security: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit
Amy Daley, Kentucky REC
3:10 — Break/Networking
3:20 — Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals

Kristina Feathers, Kentucky REC

3:50 — Making Telehealth a Permanent Solution

Robin Curnel, Kentucky REC

4:20 — Wrap-up

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.