In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jeff Thoren. Jeff is a veterinarian and coach working within the veterinary medicine community. He shares his experience and conversations about how coaching works in practice and theory. We discuss:
How as a new DVM, he realized that he wasn’t going to be a longer-term veterinarian in the future.
Why the people aspect of veterinary medicine was the most significant calling, he felt, and helped him launch into coaching.
Are leaders born or made?
How the movie A Smile as Big as the Moon is a fantastic analogy for leadership and how leaders can take turns leading.
What is an enlightened rebel, and how that plays a significant role in veterinary medicine.
The difference between a consultant and a coach.
The turning pointing in his career on burnout and the blog posts associated with that season of life.
How coaching helps create space to improve, process, maintain and move forward.
What topics have been surprising from a coaching perspective in veterinary medicine.
How coaching is often below the surface and helping on the mental and emotional components.
What is evidence-based coaching? How are results measured?