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Healthy Practice Podcast

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Your veterinary practice is a place where patients get the exceptional care they need and clients leave happy. What if your practice could also be a place where team members love coming to work in the morning, support and encourage each other, and are actively engaged in helping the practice grow? In this podcast, leadership consultant Randy Hall shares tools and strategies for building the kind of culture you’ve always wanted for your practice. He covers topics like attracting and hiring all-star employees, leading a fully engaged team, minimizing practice conflict, developing leaders on your team, and more. You’ll learn practical solutions for the biggest management and leadership challenges in veterinary medicine so you can start creating the practice you’ve been dreaming of.

Latest Episodes

Episode 36: Harbor – A New Veterinary Professional Network

What is Harbor? Imagine an online community where you can connect to a network of like minded veterinary professionals to learn, grow, and showcase your talents. That is now a reality with Harbor. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, as they speak with special guest Courtney Post, founder of Harbor. Following a meeting of industry professionals, Ms. Post had the idea to create a social media platform specifically for veterinary professionals to connect, share advice, and build relationships. Licensed veterinarians and veterinary students, can create a free online profile to showcase their skills, connect with mentors and classmates, and explore externship and job opportunities. Hospital owners can create a business page to highlight their practice and market it to future employees. Visit harbor.vet to learn more about this exciting new professional network. For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck explore the use of other social media platforms and how to deal with challenges associated with them.

26 MIN1 d ago
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Episode 36: Harbor – A New Veterinary Professional Network

Episode 35: 5 Steps to Developing a Leader

Leadership development is a process. Leaders are not born; they learn, grow, and progress over time. Taking time to focus on your own development as a leader can have profoundly positive effects for you, your team, and your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, share the five foundational principles you can use to reach your full leadership potential. Choice Decide what kind of leader you want to become and how you want to impact others as a result of your leadership. Capability Consider the skills that are needed to become the type of leader you envision. Competence Practice those skills and build habits to become competent. Mastery Once you have mastered these skills, you will perform them in an automatic, unconscious, and consistent way. Multiplication Help others around you develop their own leadership skills. Download our 5 Steps to Developing as a Leader resource for more information on these five principles. This also includes reflection questions to help guide you through the leadership development process. 5 Steps to Developing as a Leader Guide For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck take a closer look at the concept of capability, including the four important areas where leaders should focus on enhancing their skills.

28 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 35: 5 Steps to Developing a Leader

Episode 34: Management vs. Leadership

Do you know the difference between management and leadership? In order to operate a successful practice, you must understand the components of management and leadership and develop the skills, tools, and habits to execute both well. Becoming an effective leader, and an effective manager, will help you change your future and the future of your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore the various components of management and leadership. Management is defined as: the organization and execution of the tasks and duties necessary for the operation of a team or business. These tasks and duties are broken into four groups: Analysis Planning Resources Structure Leadership is defined as: influencing the thoughts, ideas, and behaviors that help individuals and teams reach more of their full potential. There are three aspects of leadership that ...

20 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Episode 34: Management vs. Leadership

Episode 33: 4 Ways to Build Accountability in Your Practice

How do you make accountability an essential part of your culture? Start by creating a clear picture of what accountability means and why it is important for you, your team, and your practice. This definition will then guide you in the way that you communicate with, coach, and demonstrate accountability for your employees. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore four ways to build accountability in your practice. They define accountability by explaining the four key components: Accountability means: Focusing on solutions rather than just articulating problems Thinking about the future rather than dwelling on the past Taking ownership rather than blaming others Being proactive rather than reactive Download our Accountability Model for more information about accountability and a set of questions that you can use to help your employees develop a ...

21 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Episode 33: 4 Ways to Build Accountability in Your Practice

Episode 32: Practice in Your Practice

How can your team build habits to achieve success? When you provide your team with opportunities to practice various skills, they will develop and improve their performance. Start by defining the habits you want to build, then consistently practice these skills. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore how to use practice to improve performance. They discuss different areas or situations that might be useful to practice and offer suggestions for how to create opportunities for practice. They also give ways to support your team as they work through the process of practice. For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck share a three-step process for setting up practice opportunities for your team.

22 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Episode 32: Practice in Your Practice

Episode 31: What Does Great Look Like?

Do you know what “great” looks like in your practice? In order for you, your team, and your practice to perform at its best, you must start by forming a collective definition of excellence for all areas of your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore how you can work towards greatness in your practice. They describe a proactive process for collectively defining a goal and then how to move towards this goal together as a team. In addition, they share how to use metrics to measure success and when and how to revise your goals along the way. For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck share a four-step process for defining “great” in your practice. Learn how to prepare for and execute this activity with your team.

24 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Episode 31: What Does Great Look Like?

Episode 30: Using Creativity to Lead Your Practice

How can you use your creativity to lead? As a leader, you often have to learn, evolve, and adapt to support everyone on your team. An exciting part of this growth process is testing and experimenting with new ideas, activities, and processes that get your team involved and engaged with your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall talks with Dr. Lisa McFaddin, Medical Director at Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic in Manassas, Virginia. Dr. McFaddin graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and has focused much of her career in following her passion of practicing integrative medicine. When she interviewed with Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic, she was not initially planning to accept a leadership role. However, when she took on the position of Medical Director, she began to get creative about how to support her employees. Her new, and often fun, approaches to leadership and coaching have led to positive changes in the...

42 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Episode 30: Using Creativity to Lead Your Practice

Episode 29: Those Darn Millennials

How do you view the millennials in your practice? Sometimes millennials get a bad rap. There is a perception that millennials are not as productive or hardworking as other generations. However, millennials are coming to work for more than a paycheck. They want to work in a place where they can contribute, grow professionally, and make a difference. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, share advice on how to lead the millennials in your practice. They help to reframe common misconceptions about millennials and share the best ways to engage these employees in your practice. For more information and resources on engaging not only the millennials, but all employees in your practice, view the three-part course, Building a Fully Engaged Team at www.aspirevet.com. Also, be sure to check out the print resource, “The 5 Components of Employee Engagement” ...

20 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Episode 29: Those Darn Millennials

Episode 28: A Success Story of Practice Ownership

How do you bring a practice back from the brink? Taking steps to shift practice culture, build relationships, and being open to change can take a practice to new heights. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall talks with Dr. Adam Hechko, owner of North Royalton Animal Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and member of the American Animal Hospital Association Board of Directors. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Dr. Hechko decided to buy a shrinking, single doctor practice. He shares how he turned around this dwindling practice to a thriving practice with five doctors and more than 60 team members. Dr. Hechko knew for the practice to survive, he needed to make some changes. He started by surrounding himself with people who shared the same goals; he wanted to provide the best care to patients and build strong, positive relationships with clients. Building this new culture allowed Dr. Hechko to overcome challenges and continue to make positive change...

39 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Episode 28: A Success Story of Practice Ownership

Episode 27: Leading Your Practice Forward Through Digital Marketing

Do you have a digital marketing plan that is helping your practice grow? Digital marketing is becoming one of the most popular ways to reach potential new clients and stay connected to current clients. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall, Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, and special guest Brandon Breshears, sit down to discuss digital marketing. Brandon Breshears is an accomplished digital marketing specialist, author, and host of The Veterinary Marketing Podcast. The trio talks about important digital marketing topics including: Common challenges to implementing a digital marketing strategy Using the strengths of your team to assist in your digital marketing efforts Advice for building your brand and creating digital content that supports that brand Steps for starting your digital marketing plan: Create a website that accurately displays your brand Focus on one initiative at a time Collec...

33 MIN2019 SEP 9
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Episode 27: Leading Your Practice Forward Through Digital Marketing

Latest Episodes

Episode 36: Harbor – A New Veterinary Professional Network

What is Harbor? Imagine an online community where you can connect to a network of like minded veterinary professionals to learn, grow, and showcase your talents. That is now a reality with Harbor. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, as they speak with special guest Courtney Post, founder of Harbor. Following a meeting of industry professionals, Ms. Post had the idea to create a social media platform specifically for veterinary professionals to connect, share advice, and build relationships. Licensed veterinarians and veterinary students, can create a free online profile to showcase their skills, connect with mentors and classmates, and explore externship and job opportunities. Hospital owners can create a business page to highlight their practice and market it to future employees. Visit harbor.vet to learn more about this exciting new professional network. For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck explore the use of other social media platforms and how to deal with challenges associated with them.

26 MIN1 d ago
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Episode 36: Harbor – A New Veterinary Professional Network

Episode 35: 5 Steps to Developing a Leader

Leadership development is a process. Leaders are not born; they learn, grow, and progress over time. Taking time to focus on your own development as a leader can have profoundly positive effects for you, your team, and your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, share the five foundational principles you can use to reach your full leadership potential. Choice Decide what kind of leader you want to become and how you want to impact others as a result of your leadership. Capability Consider the skills that are needed to become the type of leader you envision. Competence Practice those skills and build habits to become competent. Mastery Once you have mastered these skills, you will perform them in an automatic, unconscious, and consistent way. Multiplication Help others around you develop their own leadership skills. Download our 5 Steps to Developing as a Leader resource for more information on these five principles. This also includes reflection questions to help guide you through the leadership development process. 5 Steps to Developing as a Leader Guide For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck take a closer look at the concept of capability, including the four important areas where leaders should focus on enhancing their skills.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 35: 5 Steps to Developing a Leader

Episode 34: Management vs. Leadership

Do you know the difference between management and leadership? In order to operate a successful practice, you must understand the components of management and leadership and develop the skills, tools, and habits to execute both well. Becoming an effective leader, and an effective manager, will help you change your future and the future of your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore the various components of management and leadership. Management is defined as: the organization and execution of the tasks and duties necessary for the operation of a team or business. These tasks and duties are broken into four groups: Analysis Planning Resources Structure Leadership is defined as: influencing the thoughts, ideas, and behaviors that help individuals and teams reach more of their full potential. There are three aspects of leadership that ...

20 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Episode 34: Management vs. Leadership

Episode 33: 4 Ways to Build Accountability in Your Practice

How do you make accountability an essential part of your culture? Start by creating a clear picture of what accountability means and why it is important for you, your team, and your practice. This definition will then guide you in the way that you communicate with, coach, and demonstrate accountability for your employees. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore four ways to build accountability in your practice. They define accountability by explaining the four key components: Accountability means: Focusing on solutions rather than just articulating problems Thinking about the future rather than dwelling on the past Taking ownership rather than blaming others Being proactive rather than reactive Download our Accountability Model for more information about accountability and a set of questions that you can use to help your employees develop a ...

21 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Episode 33: 4 Ways to Build Accountability in Your Practice

Episode 32: Practice in Your Practice

How can your team build habits to achieve success? When you provide your team with opportunities to practice various skills, they will develop and improve their performance. Start by defining the habits you want to build, then consistently practice these skills. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore how to use practice to improve performance. They discuss different areas or situations that might be useful to practice and offer suggestions for how to create opportunities for practice. They also give ways to support your team as they work through the process of practice. For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck share a three-step process for setting up practice opportunities for your team.

22 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Episode 32: Practice in Your Practice

Episode 31: What Does Great Look Like?

Do you know what “great” looks like in your practice? In order for you, your team, and your practice to perform at its best, you must start by forming a collective definition of excellence for all areas of your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore how you can work towards greatness in your practice. They describe a proactive process for collectively defining a goal and then how to move towards this goal together as a team. In addition, they share how to use metrics to measure success and when and how to revise your goals along the way. For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at https://aspirevet.com/resource-hub/. In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck share a four-step process for defining “great” in your practice. Learn how to prepare for and execute this activity with your team.

24 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Episode 31: What Does Great Look Like?

Episode 30: Using Creativity to Lead Your Practice

How can you use your creativity to lead? As a leader, you often have to learn, evolve, and adapt to support everyone on your team. An exciting part of this growth process is testing and experimenting with new ideas, activities, and processes that get your team involved and engaged with your practice. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall talks with Dr. Lisa McFaddin, Medical Director at Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic in Manassas, Virginia. Dr. McFaddin graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and has focused much of her career in following her passion of practicing integrative medicine. When she interviewed with Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic, she was not initially planning to accept a leadership role. However, when she took on the position of Medical Director, she began to get creative about how to support her employees. Her new, and often fun, approaches to leadership and coaching have led to positive changes in the...

42 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Episode 30: Using Creativity to Lead Your Practice

Episode 29: Those Darn Millennials

How do you view the millennials in your practice? Sometimes millennials get a bad rap. There is a perception that millennials are not as productive or hardworking as other generations. However, millennials are coming to work for more than a paycheck. They want to work in a place where they can contribute, grow professionally, and make a difference. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, share advice on how to lead the millennials in your practice. They help to reframe common misconceptions about millennials and share the best ways to engage these employees in your practice. For more information and resources on engaging not only the millennials, but all employees in your practice, view the three-part course, Building a Fully Engaged Team at www.aspirevet.com. Also, be sure to check out the print resource, “The 5 Components of Employee Engagement” ...

20 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Episode 29: Those Darn Millennials

Episode 28: A Success Story of Practice Ownership

How do you bring a practice back from the brink? Taking steps to shift practice culture, build relationships, and being open to change can take a practice to new heights. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall talks with Dr. Adam Hechko, owner of North Royalton Animal Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and member of the American Animal Hospital Association Board of Directors. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Dr. Hechko decided to buy a shrinking, single doctor practice. He shares how he turned around this dwindling practice to a thriving practice with five doctors and more than 60 team members. Dr. Hechko knew for the practice to survive, he needed to make some changes. He started by surrounding himself with people who shared the same goals; he wanted to provide the best care to patients and build strong, positive relationships with clients. Building this new culture allowed Dr. Hechko to overcome challenges and continue to make positive change...

39 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Episode 28: A Success Story of Practice Ownership

Episode 27: Leading Your Practice Forward Through Digital Marketing

Do you have a digital marketing plan that is helping your practice grow? Digital marketing is becoming one of the most popular ways to reach potential new clients and stay connected to current clients. In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall, Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, and special guest Brandon Breshears, sit down to discuss digital marketing. Brandon Breshears is an accomplished digital marketing specialist, author, and host of The Veterinary Marketing Podcast. The trio talks about important digital marketing topics including: Common challenges to implementing a digital marketing strategy Using the strengths of your team to assist in your digital marketing efforts Advice for building your brand and creating digital content that supports that brand Steps for starting your digital marketing plan: Create a website that accurately displays your brand Focus on one initiative at a time Collec...

33 MIN2019 SEP 9
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Episode 27: Leading Your Practice Forward Through Digital Marketing
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