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?
- What is the “Advice Monster?”
Movie mentioned - A Smile as Big as the Moon
Book Mentioned – The Coaching Habit
Jeff’s Today’s Veterinary Business Post – Douse the flames of early burnout
Jeff’s LinkedIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffthoren/