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

The Veterinarian Success Podcast

Apr 19 2020 • 54 mins

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/

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