“I want to leave practice; I don’t know how!”
“I want things to be different, but I have no idea where to start.”
“I just feel stuck!”
If any of these feel familiar, like something has to change in your career, this is the session you’ll want to watch. Join coaches Dr. Leann Benedetti and Dr. Melanie Barham- We talk about how change happens (not by willpower or desire alone!), and we walk you through how to take your next career step or re-design your life to get to a sustainable, satisfied space in your career and life. You’ll leave with tools to self-reflect, and to determine your next career step.
We also talk about our group coaching program that starts September 21, and do some give-aways and prizes!
Dr Melanie Barham:
Melanie is a veterinarian, entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and mum. Melanie loves working with teams to create change, find new ways to think through problems, and collaborate.
She holds a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, and MBA in Sustainable Commerce from the University of Guelph, and a Project Management Professional designation.
Melanie has held roles in many fields of vet med including sport horse medicine, consulting, laboratory, surveillance, not-for-profit/ NGO, and charity sectors. She founded the DVM Project, the North American branch of VSGD, and formally joined the VSGD team in September 2022. Melanie’s MBA research focused on veterinary career paths.
Outside of vet med, Melanie loves riding horses, hiking and cross country skiing, writing, and beekeeping.
Dr Leann Benedetti:
Dr. Leann Benedetti is an experienced veterinarian that has worked in mixed, small animal and mobile practice. She is a serial entrepreneur, having started one of the first small animal mobile practices in Ontario, designed, built and operated a full-service small animal practice, and now having stepped out as a certified coach for veterinary professionals.
As a mother, daughter, wife, pet parent, community member, peer advisor, peer supporter, and mentor, her lived experience has brought personal and observed experiences and challenges related to integrating and balancing work and life, with mental and emotional health. The last 5 years have been dedicated to becoming certified as a professional coach, and exploring the support coaching can bring to us as professionals.
Dr. Benedetti has learned the importance, influence and impact of our self, our organizations, and our workplace culture on our overall health. Finally, and most importantly – how important it is to honor the deeply personal nature of the challenges we experience. This relates strongly to how coaching can help to create unique solutions for us as individuals working in this profession.
As an International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC certified coach passionate about supporting the human beings of veterinary medicine, Dr. Benedetti helps to co-create innovative wellness solutions for professionals in veterinary medicine, build resilience, and learn skills to enhance wellbeing.
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