How to Set Goals for 2022 and Review 2021

I was inspired this morning at 2:30 AM - Thank you Henry the Kitten for the early morning wake-up call and the zero dark thirty walk with Dakota (my 12 yr old husky.) Some days, aren't so different from being in the military :-)

I was going to publish an interview this week, but instead, I was inspired to record this podcast episode for you based on two things.  A statement that I heard yesterday that stuck with me in a weird way, and a note that a friend wrote in a holiday card.

We are going to talk about newton’s laws today too – because these two objects interacted to create this motion!


One of the most common things I hear from my high performance coaching clients is that they feel stuck, trapped in a profession that they no longer love and they aren’t quite sure what to do.  They have anxiety at work interacting with co-workers, making, literally, life and death decisions, struggling to communicate effectively with clients, and just not...

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Recognizing Greatness in Others

appreciation leadership Dec 12, 2021

We'll be talking with Chief Recognition Officer and Keynote speaker, Sarah McVanel, this week on Beyond the Stethoscope LIVE! to learn more about the importance of recognizing others and some real-world strategies that we can employ in our daily lives.  

It's bound to be a great conversation and one that will be sure to take your leadership skills to that next level! Join Live and ask your questions in real-time or send an email to [email protected] and I'll ask them for you! 


Sarah McVanel helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders, and conducts organizational recognition program reviews.

Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). She is one of 1500 Certified...

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How to define success on your own terms

leadership success Nov 07, 2021

We are hosting TWO, count them, TWO live conversations on Beyond the Stethoscope this week!  

 We are talking with three amazing women who will be sharing their perspectives on how they've defined success on their own terms and we will be discussing the importance of giving yourself permission to succeed!

First up is Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy at 1 pm EST on Monday, November 8th.  

She is an orthodontist, business coach, motivational speaker, and the host of the Business of Happiness podcast. 

Then on Tuesday at 1pm EST, we'll be talking with Alyssa Mages, the Chief Visionary Officer of  Empowering Veterinary Teams, LLC, and her COO, Caitlin Keat. 

 I can't wait to hear what these women say about how they are kicking A$$, loving life, and defining success!

I hope you'll reserve your seat and join us!


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How to deal with Bullies!

We are speaking with Marilise de Villiers, author of ROAR! How to tame the bully inside and out this week on the BTS podcast. 

Here's your chance to get all of your questions about how to deal with bullies and make sure you aren't one answered LIVE and meet the author.  

Many of us have a story about being bullied or remember a time when, *gasp* we might have been a bully.  

While deployed, I was bullied by a higher-ranking female officer, and it was the single most difficult situation I had to navigate during that year-long deployment. 

It was the one situation that the Army didn't train me on.  

We had extensive training on how to handle weapons systems, I'm now trained in six weapons systems, quite literally "rode shotgun" in a vehicle while deployed, can clear an AK-47 off the battlefield, and was trained in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy.

But what happens when it's your battle buddy that's the bully?  How do we navigate...

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Positive Culture Wins in Business and in Life!

Buzz Word Alert!  

Cultivating a positive culture is something we hear about on the news and in the workplace. Sometimes it's effective and other times, it's not. 

I'd be willing to hazard a guess that you've also sat through a meeting at some point where the executives all patted themselves on the back for a job well done.

They organized a keynote speaker, facilitator, or highly paid consultant, and yet, you and your colleagues, the ones who knew exactly what would improve the culture and strategic insight for real-world outcomes -- were never asked your opinions or insights...

So the effort fell flat, was swept under the table, and wasn't discussed again until the board had new members, about 5-6 years later. 

Like you, I've had this experience and I'm always asking "What can we learn to become better leaders and be happier in life?"

Part of the Beyond The Stethoscope Mission is to bring the experts to you, those you may not have yet met, and who can...

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How to Dethrone Your Inner Critic!

inner critic leadership Jun 05, 2021

Have you ever wondered why it was so much easier to learn new things back in college and now that we are professionals out in the real world, our "inner critic" has gotten louder? 

We are now viewed as leaders and suddenly we have to have all the answers... or do we? 

On Tuesday, June 8th, I'm talking with Joanna Kleinman about how to dethrone our inner critics to enjoy being lifelong learners -- even as leaders!

Part of the Beyond The Stethoscope Mission is to bring the experts to you, who you may not have yet met, and who can frame the conversation in new and unique ways. 

Joanna is a licensed psychotherapist, a national workshop leader, and an upcoming author with more than 22 years of experience working in private practice with clients both locally and all over the world via zoom. 
She created the online transformational program called “Dethroning Your Inner Critic™, and a podcast. It is an approach that centers around her groundbreaking M.I.N.D...

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How to Find Your Superpower!

leadership strengths May 28, 2021

I so often hear from veterinarians and busy professionals who are feeling burned out, overwhelmed, stuck, and wondering how they are going to truly ever be able to live the life of their dreams.  

Should I quit vet med? 

Do I just need a vacation?

I just want to love my life and my profession again but where do I start? 

As a certified high performance coach, these are some of the questions that come up for my clients and questions I see on social media and hear in conversations with colleagues and friends.  

I couldn't be more excited to have a conversation with Anna Nelson about figuring out what our superpowers are, using the Gallup Strengths Assessment. 

Yeah, Yeah, I know what you are thinking.  You can buy the book and take the assessment--maybe you already have.  But you haven't really understood how to use this tool until you've talked to Anna.  She brought new insight and understanding to this assessment that I didn't...

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How to Be a Bad-Ass Leader!

Leadership is one of those "soft skills" that we are either born with or we aren't, right? 


It's a learnable skillset and what those great leaders aren't telling you is about their great mentorship, journey, and the overall struggle to build that leadership muscle over many years.  

Earlier this year, I talked with Michelle Reines about how to become a Bad-Ass Leader and how she went from being a Bad leader to Amazing for her team!

Catch the replay here then join the conversation and be a member of our live audience to ask your questions in real-time!

Have you ever been listening to a podcast and wishing the host was more on point or you still had additional questions that went unanswered? 

Well, here's your chance to participate LIVE and get your questions answered.  

Just register through the form below, put the details in your calendar, and show up!  If you don't have any questions, no worries, it's your leadership training and...

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