Hope and Optimism From The 2022 National Association of Black Veterinarians Conference This past weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the 2nd Annual National Association of Black Veterinarians Conference at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Cheers to Dr. Raphael Malbrue, Dr. Stara Robertson, and all of the amazing people [...]

2022-06-20T17:18:21+00:00June 20, 2022|

Space for Racism in Veterinary Medicine

Space for Racism in Veterinary Medicine "There is no space in veterinary medicine for racism." There is much I love about the shirt I'm wearing as I travel home from the 2021 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference including: Danielle Lambert and the Snout School created it with proceeds going to the BlackDVM Network (cheers to Dr. [...]

2022-01-09T16:39:32+00:00January 9, 2022|

Smartcuts for Work-Life Integration

Smartcuts for Work-Life Integration Smartcuts for Work-Life Integration Have you ever been asked, “Are you traveling for work or for pleasure?”  If we are traveling for work and our response to that question is not “both”, then it is time to reboot and recharge.  For most of us, work-life balance is unrealistic and embracing work-life [...]

2022-01-03T20:51:26+00:00January 3, 2022|

How Inclusive Is Your Workplace?

How Inclusive Is Your Workplace? Pic cred AirFocus on Unsplash Consider the following questions in the context of your current workplace.  Or if you are currently in a career transition, consider the questions as they relate to a previous work environment. Is there a publicly posted anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy? Has the current staff team [...]

2022-02-06T13:17:41+00:00August 31, 2021|

Humanizing Quick Shares

Humanizing Quick Shares Humanizing Quick Shares Pic cred: Matheus Ferrero What is a critical attribute needed to lead today? A massive abundance of empathy. And what is one of the best ways to build trust?  Shared experiences. With both of these facts in mind consider creating a moment of shared humanity and lightheartedness before jumping [...]

2021-10-28T21:35:22+00:00April 20, 2021|

Feedback is a Gift

Feedback is a Gift Thanks to Dr. Jen Brandt, AVMA Director of Wellbeing & Diversity Initiatives, I was exposed to the WWW EBY feedback model several years ago.  I use it to gain all types of feedback and share it wide and far, including with my clients.  PrideVMC used it this year to gather feedback [...]

2021-04-15T21:04:34+00:00April 15, 2021|

Purpose is Power

Purpose is Power Most organizations and associations have a documented purpose. Have you ever made the time to think about and create your own personal purpose statement? Your personal purpose statement should be short and sweet, action-oriented, and will likely evolve over time. It should answer questions such as: “Why do I exist?” “What matters [...]

2021-02-09T17:55:05+00:00February 9, 2021|
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