UA-170695639-1 Coaching in Veterinary Medicine - The Veterinarian Success Podcast

Episode 34

Published on:

19th Apr 2020

#34 Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC - Results happen below the surface

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 -

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The Veterinarian Success Podcast
Welcome to the Veterinarian Success Podcast where you go in-depth with a veterinarian specific financial planner Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP® to hear stories, opinions, and leading information about the world of veterinarian medicine from industry professionals. The podcast covers topics relating to the clinical, business, financial, and personal side of to help encourage, promote, and advocate for a healthy and happy standard of care for veterinarians, their families, their staff, and their businesses.

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Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP®, CEPA

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Fee-Only advisor. I left a large national firm to found a solo financial planning firm in 2018 to pursue a planning approach dedicated to identifying ways to grow the net worth of veterinarians and dentists. In the summer of 2020, I merged with another financial advisor and became a partner in Vincere Wealth Management.

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