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The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

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Replay: How We Can Begin to Put Our Well-Being First When Feeling Overwhelmed

Originally aired Oct 12 2021; Healthcare providers have many decisions they must make throughout the day, which can often be overwhelming. So, how do you, as a provider, manage this feeling so that you can make the best decision possible?  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing what you can do in the moment, to manage the situation, and tame the overwhelm in the workplace. I give practical tips and advice that you can apply to help distance yourself, so that you find peace, and handle any situation that comes your way with a clear mind.  Listen to the full episode to learn: How checking- in with your intentions can help put things in perspective  Why putting our own wellness first helps us make strong decisions  What you can do in the moment when you are feeling overwhelmed  How to distance yourself instead of confronting a resistant situation The effects of being conditioned to disconnect from our emotions in healthcare   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
June 11, 2024

Finding Inner Peace in a Busy World: A Conversation with Meditation Expert Ann Swanson

Struggling with the relentless pace of healthcare?  In this week’s episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I found solace in Ann Swanson's insights on meditation, a practice that transcended her own battles with chronic pain and anxiety. As the author of "Meditation for the Real World: Finding Peace in Everyday Life," Ann joined me to debunk the myths surrounding meditation, showing us that it's an observation of thoughts, rather than their complete cessation.  Our conversation wove through her journey, revealing the transformative potential meditation holds, even for those of us who feel perpetually strapped for time. We navigated the neurological underpinnings of meditation, touching on its ability to reshape our brains. Ann and I unpacked how the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus blossom with regular practice, equipping listeners with the knowledge to harness these benefits in their own lives. We also tackled the challenge of mind wandering—a natural phenomenon—and shared strategies to refocus attention and cultivate a deeper sense of presence, an invaluable tool for anyone, especially those in high-stress medical environments.  Ann and I didn't just stop at the theory; we ventured into the practical, guiding listeners through a one-minute meditation aimed to smooth the transition from work to home.  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Ann Swanson here: Website: MeditationForTheRealWorld.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com@AnnSwansonWellness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scienceof.yoga/ Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co  Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention.
May 28, 2024

Replay: How to Avoid Burnout by Recognizing the Difference Between Depersonalization and Detachment

Replay - Originally Aired Sept 21st 2021; When you hear the word ‘detached,’ what do you think of?  What about ‘depersonalized’? Do you know what the difference between detachment and depersonalization is?  Well, in this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing the difference between depersonalization; one of the core components of burnout, and detachment. I will share strategies and insights on how these components can lead to, and prevent burnout, along with key strategies to help you navigate them.  Listen in to learn: How to create boundaries to avoid toxicity inside and outside the workplace What signals to watch for in noticing not only emotional signs, but also physical signs within ourselves to alert us of toxicity  Why health boundaries are critical to detach yourself when needed How to be aware of a negative environment and how to approach the situation  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.
May 14, 2024

Embracing Mindset Mastery for Healthcare Providers: A Journey to Fulfillment and Emotional Stability

In this week's episode, discover the transformative power of mindset with Michael Mojo as he joins me, on the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour. In a candid conversation, Michael reveals how he evolved from a student grappling with adversity to a beacon of wisdom for Australia's healthcare elite. We unravel the significance of mindset in safeguarding healthcare providers from the perils of stress and burnout, while simultaneously paving a path toward a more fulfilling practice. Michael's personal narrative is not just compelling; it serves as a testament to the resilience and potency of human potential when aligned with purpose and passion. As we raise our glasses to the well-being of those who care for us, we discuss the critical role of integrated team environments in healthcare. The often-overlooked soft skills emerge as heroic characters in our tale, proving essential for effective leadership and teaching.  Stories are shared that underscore the necessity of reconnecting with the initial spark that ignited our healthcare journeys. Through the lens of Michael's 'success map,' we uncover how defining personal boundaries and core values can arm healthcare professionals against the inherent complexities of patient care, ensuring they remain steadfast to their principles. Finally, we toast to the symbiosis of emotional stability and success. Reflections on the deep-rooted connection between values, purpose, and fulfillment offer a backdrop to the age-old wisdom of yin and yang. In embracing life's contrasts, we find a wellspring of love and understanding that transcends the fleeting thrill of passion. Our conversation ventures into the realm of self-investment and self-care, advocating for practices that foster a durable appreciation for our personal and professional lives, even amidst the challenges faced in healthcare. Join us and let Michael's insights fortify your resolve to thrive in both your career and personal life. Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Michael Mojo here:  www.michaelmojo.com Instagram: @MichaelM0j0oo  Facebook: @MichaelMojo00  YouTube: @MichaelMojo00  TikTok @MichaelMojo00  X (Twitter) @MichaelMojo00  Linked In @MichaelMojo00 Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co  Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention.
April 30, 2024

Replay: Finding Motivation and Inspiration During Difficult Times as a Healthcare Provider

Replay- Originally aired Sept 14th 2021; What is the difference between external motivation and internal motivation? What role do they play in our work and is one better than the other? In this week’s solo episode, I will be discussing how motivation and inspiration affect our work as healthcare providers, and our everyday lives. It can be hard to find motivation during these difficult times, but by learning how to transfer external motivation into internal motivation and inspiration, it allows us to avoid burnout and let positive energy in.  Listen in to learn: The difference between inspiration and motivation  How to let in positive energy, and let go of any negative energy What to do when you’re feeling unmotivated in your work   How to transfer external motivations into internal motivations  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 16, 2024

Confronting Burnout and Cultivating Resilience in Healthcare: Insights from a Neurosurgeon’s Journey

In this week’s episode, my conversation with Dr. Gary Simonds is deeply rooted in his personal revolution against burnout and offers insights for anyone in the trenches of healthcare. Join us for a heartfelt exchange as Gary recounts the pivotal moments where burnout in his neurosurgery department became undeniable. With wisdom and vulnerability, he unveils the journey he embarked on with burnout expert, Wayne Sotile, to turn the tide, fostering a culture of resilience that not only reduced complaints but also boosted team commendations.  His narrative is complemented by reflections from his fictional novel, "Death's Pale Flag," providing a poignant backdrop to our discussion on the psychological battles that healthcare professionals face daily. Navigating the choppy waters of healthcare can be taxing, but Gary and I share a beacon of hope through practical strategies for building resilience. From the subtle behavioral shifts that stress induces, to the art of maintaining patient care in the face of adversity, our exchange is rich with personal stories and strategies that anyone wearing a stethoscope can relate to.  We address the power of communication in healing not just patients, but also those who care for them, as we dissect techniques that range from mindfulness to journaling. This episode is an invitation to enhance your ability to listen and communicate with empathy, to prepare for tough conversations, and to embrace the shared human endeavor at the heart of healthcare. For leaders, team members, and anyone who has ever felt the burn of burnout, this is an essential listen. Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Dr.Gary Simonds: Website: https://garyrsimonds.com/ Books: https://garyrsimonds.com/books-2/ Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co  Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention.
April 2, 2024

Replay: How Activation & Decompression May Help You Build Resilience in Healthcare

Replay - Originally aired Sept 7 2021; In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing the recent article featured in the Harvard Business Review on ‘Helping Healthcare Providers Avoid Burnout.’ The article analyzed the sources of burnout and resilience against it. I discuss their findings from the study and how it relates to our work in healthcare, along with everyday life. Characteristics related to burnout such as; “activation,” and “decompression,” are discussed, along with how they relate to resilience against burnout. Listen in to learn: What activation & decompression mean and how they relate to burnout Key findings in the study and how I’ve seen it firsthand in my own work  Methods on how to reach the core issue if you are experiencing burnout  How to cater to our own strengths and weaknesses in our work And more! Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Harvard Business Review Article: https://hbr.org/2018/10/helping-health-care-workers-avoid-burnout  Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. This podcast does not represent the views or opinions of any other entity.  The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
March 19, 2024

From OBGYN to Insurance Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Pearson’s Story and Strategies to Protecting Healthcare Professionals

In this week's episode, I am joined by Dr. Stephanie Pearson who went from an OBGYN to the Founder and CEO of PearsonRavitz, an insurance advisory firm that specializes in disability and life insurance for healthcare professionals. This is an enlightening conversation with Stephanie, where she recounts her courageous journey through adversity and the battles with disability insurance that led her to champion the protection of her peers. Through Stephanie's narrative, we uncover the stark realities of our profession's risks and the importance of securing our future with the right insurance strategies. In an era where financial literacy often takes a backseat, Stephanie's shift to educating the medical community marks a beacon of hope.  Our discussion extends to the significance of financial preparedness, especially for women who are navigating the healthcare industry.  The success story of her burgeoning company, now a pillar of support for doctors nationwide and in Puerto Rico, is more than just a business milestone—it's a testament to the critical necessity of tailored financial education in medicine. Together, we celebrate the resilience of the human spirit and the collective dedication towards a secure and fulfilling life, punctuated by a mutual appreciation for the supportive community we're building here. Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. This podcast does not represent the views or opinions of any other entity.  The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
March 5, 2024

Replay: Let’s Play: How Getting Creative Could Improve your Outlook in an Overwhelming Environment with Brandi Heather

REPLAY - Originally aired Aug 24th 2021; Have you been feeling additional stress as a healthcare provider lately? We have been seeing the toll this past year has had on the healthcare industry and the risk of burnout as providers, so how do we manage this with more ease? In this episode, I am joined by Brandi Heather, Canada’s Master of Play, leading the next frontier of creativity and innovation. She is a mom, daughter, wife, business owner, artist, podcaster, and fierce advocate for mental health connecting authentically from lived experience. We discuss how incorporating play into your work can help healthcare providers reduce stress and avoid burnout during these difficult times. Brandi is always unapologetically "In PLAY". She loves to reintroduce adults to their Play FULL potential. Through a PLAY List of Signature Applied Play Experiences, she reminds us that some of our greatest skills are not on our resumes, we left them on the playground long ago. Showing adults how to be Play FULL unleashes a torrent of creativity and innovation, yields an outpouring of improved communication, employee engagement and empowerment and gives CEOs and Business Leaders the ability to harness the extraordinary potential in people. Tune in to today’s episode to learn: What Play REALLY is How to tap into play, recognize it, and expand on it The benefits of play and how to find the right kind of “play” for you How she deals with resistance to play in the organization  Perfectionistic drive vs unstructured play Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Brandi Heather The Book https://returntoplay2021.com/  LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandiheather/  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReturnToPlayToday  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/return_to_play_2021/  AMPED2PLAY https://amped2play.com/  Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. This podcast does not represent the views or opinions of any other entity.  The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
February 20, 2024

Redefining Pain Management: A Holistic Journey with Gregory Stern from ‘From the Ground Up Physiotherapy’

In this episode of the "Healthcare Provider Happy Hour,"  Gregory Stern and I address the often-overlooked challenges faced by healthcare workers dealing with chronic pain. Gregory Stern, owner of From the Ground Up Physiotherapy Clinic in Montreal, emphasizes the critical role of emotional investment in treatment outcomes and the quick wins achievable by adjusting mindsets and movement patterns. He further explores the role of sleep, nutrition, and lifestyle in managing pain and the significance of foot health as a cornerstone of overall well-being.  Discover the value of rethinking posture, embracing the 'Asian squat', and mastering breathing techniques to foster healing. Greg's insights offer not only hope but practical strategies for those yearning to move freely and live fully, without pain dictating their every move. Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. This podcast does not represent the views or opinions of any other entity.  The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
February 6, 2024

Replay: How to Gain Greater Perspective on Your Value When Your Patients Don’t Achieve Their Goals

Originally released Aug 17th 2021; In last week’s episode, I focused on how to overcome the feeling of guilt as a provider and some common themes around this topic were what to do when your patients aren’t seeing the results they hoped for? How do you overcome this new feeling of guilt and not attach your worthiness as a clinician to these situations?  In this week’s solo episode, I’m continuing this conversation around healthcare provider guilt and sharing insights & strategies on how to move through those feelings, especially when the outcomes aren’t what they wanted. I discuss why we base our self worth on results and why we should instead be focusing on the service provided.  Listen in to learn: How education and conditioning has impacted our idea of success  The three components of burnout and how guilt affects this  Basing your practice on service rather than outcomes An exercise to implement to see the big picture of your patients situation  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. This podcast does not represent the views or opinions of any other entity. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
January 23, 2024

From Challenges to Solutions: Unpacking Ontario’s Healthcare System in 2024

In this episode of the "Healthcare Provider Happy Hour," host Jennifer George tackles the  challenges of Ontario's healthcare system and the need for systemic reform. She stresses the importance of primary care and advocates for a team-based approach to prevent chronic issues  from worsening. Drawing from an article from Western University, she offers insights into solving today’s healthcare crisis. Additionally, Jennifer launches the "Life and Lyrics Club," a platform for  healthcare providers to unwind through music and lyrics, fostering relaxation and emotional  expression. She wraps up by inviting listeners to engage with the podcast through social media  and newsletters. Resources Primary Care: Back to the future of healthcare https://magazine.westernu.ca/back-to-the-future-of-healthcare/  Health Care Connect: https://hcc3.hcc.moh.gov.on.ca/HCCWeb/faces/layoutHCCHomePage.xhtml?sW=375&sH=812&btype=Netscape&bver=5.0%20(iPhone;%20CPU%20iPhone%20OS%2016_6_1%20like%20Mac%20OS%20X)%20AppleWebKit/605.1.15%20(KHTML,%20like%20Gecko)%20Version/16.6%20Mobile/15E148%20Safari/604.1&ajax=y Life & Lyrics Club jennifergeorge.co/engagement Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. This podcast does not represent the views or opinions of any other entity.  The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
January 9, 2024

Replay: How To Move Through Feelings of Guilt as a Healthcare Provider to Protect Yourself Against Burnout

Originally released Aug 10 2021; Have you ever experienced guilt as a healthcare provider? Whether it’s unwarranted guilt you put on yourself, or guilt that others put on you, it is an issue that is continuing to rise in the industry and leading to burnout in healthcare providers.  In this solo episode, I’ll be talking about my experience with healthcare provider guilt, and the impact it’s having on the industry according to a recent article I discovered. I share strategies on how to overcome the feeling of healthcare provider guilt, and questions you need to be asking yourself through the process.  Listen in to learn: How healthcare provider guilt is leading to burnout in the industry  The impacts guilt has on individuals including mental health issues How you can work to move through the feeling of guilt What questions you need to ask yourself to understand where this guilt is coming from Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! * More information on Schwartz Rounds  https://www.theschwartzcenter.org/programs/schwartz-rounds/ *The Article link, Doctors and Guilt, from Psychology today at  https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/beyond-freud/201906/doctors-and-guilt?amp Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.
December 26, 2023

Empowering Your Health: Tips and Tricks Boost Immunity and Resilience in Healthcare with Dr. Darria Long

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Darria Long, MD, a seasoned emergency physician, clinical assistant professor, and media educator. Prepare to revolutionize the way you care for your health on this fascinating episode of The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour!  We kick things off with an eye-opening discussion on the intersection of burnout and immunity, particularly for women in healthcare. Dr. Darria is also the founder of TRUVE Lab and shares valuable insights from their recent study on pandemic burnout in women, the "do it all discrepancy", and the impact of social media on mental health. Get ready to delve deeper into the signs of a weakened immune system, the importance of recognizing these signs, and why your personal health should be non-negotiable. But that's not all! We're arming you with practical strategies to strengthen your immune system. Stay tuned and discover the role of good hygiene practices, regular exercise, and the great outdoors in boosting your immunity. Get the lowdown on how a well-rounded diet, punctuated with whole foods and careful supplementation, can fortify your natural defenses. We've got tips, tricks, and truths to help you navigate the cold and flu season with confidence. So, take a break, unwind and empower yourself with this episode overflowing with health-enhancing takeaways. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: - Healthy Immune Systems in Cold Season - Burnout and Immunity - Boost Immunity, Prevent Illness - Boosting Immunity and Cold Symptom Relief Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Dr. Darria Long:  Websites: www.drdarria.com & www.Mucinex.com Ted Talk: An ER Doctor on Triaging Your “Crazy Busy” Life https://www.ted.com/talks/darria_long_an_er_doctor_on_triaging_your_crazy_busy_life IG: @drdarria Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
December 12, 2023

Replay: The Divide of Universal Healthcare and How to Navigate the System

Have you been having difficulties navigating the healthcare system recently? Have you been feeling empowered or disempowered after walking away from a provider? In this solo episode, I’ll be talking about my frustration as a provider during these times and how there is a divide being created in the system. I share insights on the effects of having an overloaded healthcare system, and what we as providers can be doing to empower patients, as opposed to disempowering them. Listen in to learn: What the divide in universal healthcare is and how it’s affecting patients The difference between wellness for patients and illness right now How we can be working to navigate the system better as a provider and as a patient Why patients are suffering in silence and the effects this is having on the system  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 27, 2023

Breaking the Cycle: Navigating PTSD and Seeking Help with Psychologist Dr. David Bonanno

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr David Bonanno, psychologist, author, and inventor of De-Adrenalizing Therapy. With over 13,000 patients under his belt, Dr. Bonanno is a trusted expert in the field of psychology, specializing in trauma recovery. Dr. Bonanno's groundbreaking work has led to the invention of De-Adrenalizing Therapy, a unique approach to trauma recovery that uses eye movement therapy to alleviate the physical and emotional symptoms of trauma. This approach has been met with great success and has helped countless individuals overcome their trauma responses. In his book "Your Brain is a Robocat," Dr. Bonanno shares his expertise in trauma recovery and explains how we can understand our own trauma responses. Dr. Bonanno's approach to trauma recovery is revolutionary and has helped individuals from all walks of life overcome their trauma responses and live happier, healthier lives. In addition to his book and public speaking engagements, Dr. Bonanno also offers consulting services to businesses and organizations. His expertise in trauma recovery and eye movement therapy can be applied to a wide range of industries, helping organizations better understand the impact of trauma on their employees and customers. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) really is Solutions and treatments available for individuals suffering from PTSD How and why David got into psychology, including the personal motivations and experiences that led him to this field Challenges of seeking help for PTSD and the negative cycles that can occur when someone doesn't find the right solution for their specific needs The possibility of resuming a normal life while dealing with PTSD and the distinction between experiencing trauma and having a PTSD diagnosis Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Dr. David Bonanno:  Website: https://www.doctorbonanno.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-RoboCat-Understand-Response/dp/B0BMZBZSJM  Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use code JENCAN20 at www.themindsetgap.com, a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase sales, bounce forward from adversity and reset Intention. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
November 13, 2023

Replay: How to Find an Outlet that Brings you Joy and Releases Stress

REPLAY - Previously released July 27, 2021. Have you been feeling stuck, unmotivated or stressed lately?   In this solo episode, I’ll be talking about how implementing your own outlet can help you embrace good energy, feel joy and reduce stress. I share insights on how you can find the right outlet for yourself, and discuss what outlets have worked for me, including pivots I’ve had to make along the way when constraints and obstacles emerged.  Listen in to learn: How to not only receive good energy, but to release it to others  What to do when you’re feeling frustrated and like you’re not expanding yourself  What your personal outlet should encompass and how to find it  How a positive outlet can benefit your life and work  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
October 31, 2023

Diversity and Inclusion: The Make or Break for Organizations, with Dr. Frank Douglas

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Frank L. Douglas, PH.D., M.D. to discuss the negative impact of anxiety, stress, and discrimination in the workplace. His extensive education and experience allow him to speak with great insight and authority on this important topic. Dr. Douglas believes that personal problems can be reframed to produce better outcomes and increase personal satisfaction. Dr. Douglas is an award-winning industry veteran with three decades of experience in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Douglas holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and an M.D. from Cornell University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution and a fellowship in neuroendocrinology at the National Institutes of Health. In spite of episodes of discrimination, Dr. Douglas became the first Black member to be on the board of management of a top 5 global pharmaceutical company. This makes him an excellent choice for lecturing on these revelatory topics. Additionally, Dr. Douglas served as Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, and Member of the Board of Management of large pharmaceutical companies such as Aventis SA (now Sanofi, SA). Some of his past experiences include being President and CEO of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron; Chief Scientific Advisor of Bayer Healthcare, AG; Founder and First Executive Director of the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation; Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science, and Technology. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and how it relates to various aspects of organizational success The relationship between workplace stress and its connection to diversity and inclusion efforts, including employee well-being Potential consequences for organizations that fail to prioritize diversity and inclusion Strategies to enhance productivity through fostering a diverse and inclusive environment Practical approaches for tackling discrimination in the workplace and the role of leadership  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Dr. Douglas Website: https://safehavendialogues-llc.com/  Sponsorship Mindset Gap: Use referral code JENCAN20 when emailing [email protected]. The Mindset Gap is a boutique consultancy firm arming employees and leaders with mindset tools to increase productivity, bounce forward from adversity, and reset intention. Visit www.themindsetgap.com for more information today. Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
October 17, 2023

Replay: Breaking Down Emotional Labour & Adaptability with Sam Thiara

REPLAY - Originally aired July 20, 2021: How can you implement Sam Thiara’s C.A.R.E. principle into your practice to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the pandemic?  In this episode, I am joined by Sam Thiara, a professional who has created a personal journey as a storyteller, writer, mentor/coach, problem solver, educator and entrepreneur.  His goal is to engage individuals in their personal and professional development and was recognized by the Governor General of Canada for his work.  Over the years, he has mentored hundreds of individuals and engaged. Added to this are the 45+ non-profits that he has worked with over the years.   Presently, Sam is the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting, a platform that engages his audience to define their path.  A key element is transformational practices where he is an expert in youth career coaching and supports teams and organizations in corporate alignment.  He co-founded a youth career platform that has gone nationwide.   He is a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University where he blends academic and professional experiences into a rich environment that captivates his audience.  Finally, he is an accomplished and sought after speaker and has two TEDx talks to his name and speaks at conferences, seminars and workshops about 30-35 times a year.  Added to his speaking is the book he recently wrote a book called, ‘Lost and Found: Seeking the Past and Finding Myself’.  It focuses on his journey to India to find his ancestral roots with little else than a faded photograph and determination.  The book is also about realizing one’s cultural identity because many struggle with understanding who they are. Listen in to today’s episode to learn: How we can implement the C.A.R.E. principle in healthcare Why adaptability is critical during the pandemic   How to avoid feeling overwhelmed in negative situations  What emotional labour is and how to manage it  What you can be doing to minimize burnout as a healthcare professional  Mindset shifts to implement now, in order to achieve a more positive outlook  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Sam Thiara’s Website: http://www.sam-thiara.com/ Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
October 3, 2023

Caring for Caregivers: Exploring Nurse Wellbeing and Leadership, with Chief Nursing Officer, Dani Bowie

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Danielle ‘Dani’ Bowie, the Chief Nursing Officer at Trusted Health, the career marketplace for healthcare professionals, to discuss the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare providers and how this plays into the system wide issues in healthcare.  In her role at Trusted, Dani helps health systems transform their nursing workforce programs to achieve greater efficiency and flexibility and to empower the frontline nurse and manager. Dani’s career has spanned a variety of roles from bedside nurse to hospital administrator to the manager of enterprise-wide technology initiatives. Her true passion is in health system workforce management and staffing, an interest that was first kindled at Yale nursing school where she built early predictive nurse scheduling models as part of her doctorate research.  Before joining Trusted, Dani was the System Vice President of Nursing Workforce Development for Bon Secours Mercy Health. In that role she was responsible for developing and executing the health system’s strategic nursing workforce plan, focused on recruitment, retention, professional growth and the re-design of staffing and scheduling models for 14,000 nurses spanning across seven states. Prior to joining BSMH, Dani led an enterprise staffing and scheduling technology project at Legacy Health, converting 126 nursing units and 5,000 end-users to new staffing and scheduling technology, achieving improved nurse engagement and a reduction in premium nursing labor spend. Dani obtained her BSN from the University of Portland as a Providence Scholar, her MSN from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate from Yale. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: Danis' evolution from frontline nurse to transformative leader, exploring her key decisions and moments of growth The wide-reaching staffing and workforce issues affecting nursing, gaining insights from Danis' unique perspective The physical, emotional, and mental resilience strategies for both nurses and leaders Examining healthcare workers' mental health through revealing survey results, and strategies for fostering a culture of support Ways to authentically communicate the priority of healthcare providers' wellbeing, echoing Danis' call for fearless leadership Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Dani:  Trusted Health Website: https://works.trustedhealth.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellebowie/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trustedhealth/  Twitter/Instagram: @trustedhealth  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
September 19, 2023

Replay: Why a Focus on Healthcare Provider Retention is More Critical than Recruitment Right Now

REPLAY - Originally Aired July 13th, 2021: Did you know that a recent study shows that 3 in 10 healthcare workers are considering leaving the profession due to burnout? In this episode, I’ll be talking about how the pandemic has affected healthcare workers, and why retention should be a priority right now, versus recruitment. I share insights on what the impact of healthcare providers leaving the profession could look like, and how we can work to prevent this from happening. Listen in to learn: What the biggest challenges in healthcare are during this time  Risks of healthcare staff leaving the profession and why retention is so important What we should be focusing on to retain healthcare providers   How we can bring wellness to providers even during a pandemic  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Washington Post Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/04/22/health-workers-covid-quit/ Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
September 5, 2023

The Path to Self-Discovery: Building Meaningful Connections and Preventing Burnout, with Rachel Awes

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Rachel Awes, a psychologist, art playgroundist, and author, who loves listening to the beauty in people and animals and all living colors. Her 4 published gift/self-help books are infused with loads of her colorful drawings, all designed to affirm the human heart. Her newest illustrated personal growth/gift book is called "The Relationship Book '' and is about loving yourself in all your relationships. Her most tender and mighty hope is to hold up a mirror for many, reflecting a hearty truth of your boundless worth. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: The power of nurturing relationships, starting with oneself, and understanding the significance of self-care as an antidote to minimize burnout risk Strategies to maximize fulfillment in one's professional and personal life Effective methods to avoid burnout by prioritizing self-care, setting boundaries, and maintaining a healthy balance between personal and professional commitments The importance of recognizing burnout as a wake-up call to reassess their priorities and invest in your well-being Where to start when it comes to finding oneself, including the significance of active listening, self-reflection, and prioritizing meaningful connections  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Rachel:  Website: http://rachelawes.com  Shop: http://rachelawes.etsy.com  Books: https://www.rachelawes.com/books  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
August 22, 2023

Replay: How to Manage Toxic Feelings, Stress, and Energy Constructively in Healthcare

REPLAY - Originally released on July 6th, 2021. How do we let go of what’s holding us down? As a healthcare provider, how can we manage these toxic feelings and shift our mindset?  In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about how to manage toxic feelings, stress and energy constructively, in healthcare. I share insights on how to shift your focus from the negative, to being more appreciative and having a more positive outlook in your work.  Listen in to learn: How our feelings can sometimes cloud our reflections  Shifting our mindset to what we are appreciative for  How to let go of what’s holding us down and protect ourselves moving forward  Why agreement isn’t necessarily always a good thing  The feeling of resistance vs flow and how to achieve this  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
August 8, 2023

From Passion to Burnout: A Transplant Specialist’s Journey with Dr. David Weill

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. David Weill, an esteemed transplant specialist, who directed multiple transplant programs for two decades, notably serving as the Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program at Stanford University Medical Center. In 2016, he made the unexpected decision to leave his prestigious position due to burnout, having witnessed the challenges and limitations of organ transplants firsthand. Dr. Weill's captivating memoir, "Exhale: Hope, Healing, and A Life in Transplant," delves into the immense psychological pressure faced by medical professionals and the toll it took on his successful career in transplantation. The book also explores hospital politics, healthcare inequities, and the ethical dilemmas surrounding life-saving transplants. Presently, Dr. Weill serves as the Principal of the Weill Consulting Group, focusing on enhancing pulmonary, ICU, and transplant care delivery. He has testified twice before the U.S. Senate on the impact of inhaled occupational exposures on lung health, appeared before state legislatures, and delivered extensive lectures at prominent medical conferences and academic centers worldwide. Additionally, Dr. Weill is an accomplished author with contributions to book chapters, editorials, and medical articles published in reputable sources such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Salon, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, STAT, the Washington Post, The Hill, and the Los Angeles Times. His expertise has garnered attention from major media outlets, including Fox, CNN, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, and the Doctors TV show. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How Dr. Weill found his path into the medical field and what inspired him to pursue a career in transplantation Reflections on what he loved most about his profession, gaining insights into the fulfilling aspects of being in transplantation  His decision to step away from the profession, exploring the challenges and factors that ultimately led to burnout  Personal strategies for protecting oneself against burnout and maintaining well-being in the medical field Factors and considerations involved in determining who qualifies as a candidate for life-saving transplants Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with David: Website: https://davidweillmd.com/  Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidweillmd/   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
July 25, 2023

Replay: Patient & Provider Considerations of Building a Health Technology Company in Emerging Markets with Render Health

REPLAY - Originally released June 29, 2021. What factors should you consider when building a healthcare company in a new market? How can technology be used to enhance healthcare providers communication with patients?   In this episode, I am joined by Babajide Oke, CEO of Render Health. Render Health is a health technology company that transitions healthcare operations in emerging markets to the digital age, such as electronic documentation for providers. He shares how he ended up starting his healthcare technology company and how he's building it with consideration of burnout and communication in mind, in Lagos, Nigeria. Tune in to today’s episode to learn: How he saw the need for healthcare technology in Nigeria  The differences in healthcare between North America and Africa that were considered  How he found doctors pain points prior to starting his company, to address their specific needs Moving from paper and pen to digital, and how this new technology is being received  How Render Health is working to enhance communication between healthcare providers and patients  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Render Health Website: https://www.renderhealth.com/about-us.php  Babajide Oke LinkedIn:  https://ng.linkedin.com/in/babajide-oke-21b3a915a  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
July 11, 2023

Embracing Resilience: Unmasking our Trauma for Exceptional Care, featuring Dr. Amy King

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Amy King, a licensed psychologist who provides training, consultation and education, to discuss how trauma impacts medicine and how to recognize our own trauma to better serve those in our care. She also works with healthcare organizations around wellness, staff vitality and creating trauma-responsive spaces.  Among her specialties is working with professionals to help create resilient children, patients, and thriving families, guiding them to heal their stress and trauma through connected relationships. Her experience includes serving as a statewide trainer for the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare, and subject matter expert to promote child wellness in pediatric settings on behalf of Children’s Health Alliance. Her current work is promoting resilience within primary care medical homes through partnership and collaboration. Dr. Amy & her team serve folks who aim to be champions in connected spaces. When she’s not working to promote resilience, you can find her with her family on their small hobby farm in Newberg, Oregon. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What trauma informed care is and how to manage it How to recognize our own trauma to better serve those in our care Managing compounding stressors & collective trauma as healthcare providers  The importance of peer support and collaboration in healthcare organizations  Processing trauma in the workplace and how to keep yourself resilient  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Amy: Website: www.doctoramyllc.com  Social Media: @doctoramyllc  The Most Important Medicine Podcast: https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-most-important-medicine/  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
June 27, 2023

Replay: Are You Truly Reaching Your Full Potential by Focusing on Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

REPLAY - Originally released June 22, 2023. What is it that makes high performers, high performers? What should we be focusing on to really move the needle and reach our fullest potential?  In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about how focusing on our mission, more than our strengths and weaknesses, will allow us to grow and feel more fulfilled as clinicians. I share a new outlook on learning and why it’s important to think about what we know, as opposed to thinking that we don’t know enough.  Listen in to learn: How to move the needle forward everyday  Why you should focus on your overall mission to truly reach your fullest potential  How to Reach for Growth Greater than Skill-Level and Competency The Indicator of High-Performance and How to Reach This The Downsides to Focusing on Lack and a New Outlook on Learning Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources Podcast with Lewis Howes and Brendon Burchard: https://lewishowes.com/podcast/e-brendon-burchard-high-performance-habits/ Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
May 30, 2023

How AI is Disrupting Healthcare and Ways to Efficiently Utilize Technology as an HCP, with Manuj Aggarwal

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Manuj Aggarwal, a thought leader in AI and startups who has impacted over 10 million lives and generated over $500M in value. Manuj and I sit down to discuss the evolution of artificial intelligence & technology, and how it’s impacting healthcare.  Manuj is one of the leading experts in the field of AI with 4 patents to his name. With experience working with clients like Microsoft and IBM, he's spoken at the UN alongside the Secretary-General and Noble Peace prize winner and his work has been mentioned by President Obama and Bill Gates. With 4 patents in AI, he's the perfect person to learn from about how AI can benefit you all. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How AI is disrupting healthcare and helping HCPs Minimizing risk of burnout and stress management in healthcare using AI  Whether or not AI is going to take over healthcare provider jobs How to be safe when using AI and some of the concerns around the evolution of technology  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Manuj: Website: https://www.ManujAggarwal.com  Social Media:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal/ https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwal https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/ https://www.tiktok.com/@manujagro Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 16, 2023

Replay: How To Thrive as Clinicians and Leaders Through HealthyWork Cultures, Featuring MissingLogic

REPLAY - Originally released June 15th, 2021; What is the significance of healthy work cultures in healthcare? How do we achieve and even sustain a healthy workplace culture?  In this episode, I am joined by Michelle Troseth and Tracy Christopherson, co-founders of MissingLogic. They help healthcare organizations and healthcare leaders combat burnout through the power of a framework driven approach founded on Polarity Intelligence. The core of their work is leading healthcare organizations through transformational change that results in the best place to give and receive care, and for leaders to live their best lives both personally and professionally. Listen in to today’s episode to learn: How MissingLogic came to be and their mission Why healthy work culture in healthcare is so important What you can be doing to achieve and sustain a healthy work culture How we can thrive as clinicians and conversations to be had with healthcare leaders Factors that go into workplace culture to consider What burnout is and if it is treatable  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources MissingLogic Website: https://www.missinglogic.com/ MissingLogic Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
May 2, 2023

A Personal Perspective: Changing the Way We Treat Patients, with Rebecca Deyo

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Rebecca Deyo, a practicing chiropractor in Grand Rapids, MI with a huge passion for improved patient communication and putting patients first.  Rebecca is a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, who completed most of her training at a VA Medical Center on the east coast. Her experience revealed communication gaps in healthcare professional programs, fueling her passion to help others improve patient communication and overall practice regardless of their specialty or experience level. Alongside seeing patients in private practice, she runs a podcast called Better Doctor Project and is actively involved in volunteer work through the American Chiropractic Association. Rebecca frequently speaks to chiropractic classes and programs about the importance of patient communication and having difficult conversations for optimal patient experiences and outcomes.  Her podcast, launched in 2019, addresses overlooked healthcare discussions during training, such as conducting an appropriate physical examination on a Muslim woman, responding to a patient with suicidal thoughts, and achieving better work-life balance as a resident. Her aim is to elevate these conversations, facilitating cross-learning among healthcare providers to better prepare for any patient interaction. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: Her own personal story of how a healthcare provider touched her life at a difficult time in her healing journey How a patient's story inspired her to become a chiropractor  Why it’s so important to integrate healthcare right now and the value of collaborating with other providers Tips for providers struggling with burnout, fatigue, or work-life balance  An event in her own journey transformed the way she approaches patient care in her practice   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Rebecca: Website: https://betterdoctorproject.com  Social Media:  @betterdoctorproject @becdeyo  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 18, 2023

Replay: Finding the Path to Self-Empowerment and Healing from a Patient’s Health Journey, with Sharon M

REPLAY - Originally released June 8, 2021; Conversations with patients are critical for our own growth and development as practitioners, and to the betterment of communication across the globe when it comes to healthcare. In this episode, I am joined by Sharon M, an educator and online certified health & fitness coach. A year and half ago, Sharon started to experience health issues such as strength loss & vision loss, and has since been managing her journey of chronic health. Sharon shares her personal story from the beginning when she first realized something wasn’t right, to being misdiagnosed, to how she found healthcare providers she could trust.  Listen in to learn: What changes in Sharon’s functional status made her realize something wasn’t right How her beliefs and persistence helped her get to the root causes of her health issues What positive  and negative interactions she had with healthcare providers How she found the path to self empowerment and healing What advice she would give to someone going through a difficult health experience  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
April 4, 2023

Lessons Learned: My Journey Through a Difficult Experience and Key Takeaways

Welcome to the first episode of 2023! In this episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast, I'm excited to be back and will be sharing some personal updates with you all. Unfortunately, towards the end of 2022, I experienced a moderate concussion that had a significant impact on my life. However, through this challenging experience, I've learned some valuable lessons that I want to share with you all. Throughout this episode, I'll be discussing: My personal experience with a moderate concussion and how it impacted my life Insights and tips on how to handle any difficult circumstance that you may encounter The importance of speaking your truth and building a strong support system What you can expect from the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast moving forward I hope that my personal experience and the lessons I've learned can provide some valuable insight for those who may have gone through something similar. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and join me for this personal episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast. Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Resources 'Top 29 Self-Care Podcasts to Listen Right Now' Blog Post: https://ckenaturals.com/blogs/news/self-care-podcasts  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
March 21, 2023

Replay: Advocating for Change in Healthcare and Infertility with Nurse Practitioner & Coach, Tara Brandner

REPLAY - Originally released on Feb 22, 2022; I am joined by Tara Brandner, a nurse practitioner and infertility “warrior” turned full-time fertility coach. She’s spent the past decade pursuing nursing including a master’s and doctorate degree. She endured a long road through infertility followed by infertility treatments and a traumatic pregnancy.  After experiencing a long road through infertility, she decided she wanted to help couples in their journey to grow their family. Through her experiences as a healthcare professional and personal struggle with infertility, she recognized there are large gaps of care for women and couples struggling with infertility. She chose to change paths to provide a full suite of coaching services and support for those struggling to build their family.  Tara shares her story of infertility, and how her own experience has led to advocating for change after being on the other side of the system. We discuss how she helps patients take back control of their healthcare, the mental health component of infertility, why women aren’t talking about their own struggles in this space, and what can be done in healthcare to help those going through these experiences.    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What gaps in the healthcare system Tara noticed from being on the other side How to begin advocating for what you are passionate about  Why women aren’t talking about infertility and how we can change the stigma  What patients can do to take back control of their healthcare How Tara learned to become an entrepreneur in the medical field & start her non-profit    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: tarabrandner.com/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/tarabfertility/   Facebook: www.facebook.com/tarabfertility  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tara-brandner-27777643/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
February 7, 2023

Replay: Practicing Mindfulness to Minimize Stress & Burnout as a Healthcare Provider, with Teresa McKee, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator

REPLAY - Originally released on June 21, 2022; I am joined by Teresa McKee, CEO of Work2Live, a transformation and leadership coach, certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, and EFT practitioner. Teresa and I discuss her journey into the mindfulness space, tips & techniques on how we as healthcare providers can integrate mindfulness into our everyday lives to minimize stress and ultimately reduce burnout risk and compassion fatigue.  Combining her training and education, including a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Psychology specializing in Leadership Coaching Psychology, with her experience of over 35 years as a business consultant, Teresa integrates behavioral science with results-oriented processes to help executives and teams achieve their goals. She facilitates workshops, webinars and online trainings and is a frequent motivational speaker for various live and online events. After years of observing people’s angst in individual coaching sessions and in group trainings, she realized that the one practice that could change everyone’s state of being was mindfulness. What began as monthly recordings for hospital-based home visiting teams to listen to while driving between client sessions turned into A Mindful Moment podcast, now produced in both English and Spanish. Her goal is to help people learn how to live a more enriching life with less stress and more contentment. She has also recently introduced online mindfulness classes to coaching professionals in the United States and Canada and offers online mindfulness courses through Work2Live. Teresa is a member of the Mindfulness Society Global Institute, and is also an avid volunteer in the Los Angeles area, believing in community strength and in giving back. She learned her broadcasting skills volunteering for a public affairs radio program, Sojourner Truth, from 2010 to 2013. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the My Stuff Bags Foundation since 2014 and was a member of the finance committee for Maternal Mental Health NOW from 2016-2022.  Her new book, Dynamic Response Ability, will be released by Balboa Press in 2022.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How we can integrate mindfulness into our personal & professional lives as healthcare providers  The benefits of practicing non-judgment and how to go about implementing this tactic Mindfulness practices that can be used by those not comfortable with stillness How to go from a high-stress state to a calm state in a moment’s time The difference between meditation and mindfulness practices   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources   Connect with Teresa Websites: www.Amindfulmoment.com   www.work2livewell.org  Instagram: @amindfulmomentpodcast  Twitter: @AMindful_Moment YouTube: @Work2Live    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
January 31, 2023

Replay: How we can Change the Culture Within Healthcare to Sustain Ourselves and Avoid Burnout, with Dr. Joe Sherman, Physician Coach

REPLAY - Originally released on Feb 8, 2022; I am joined by Dr. Joe Sherman, a practicing physician for over 35 years, a certified physician coach, an educator, and a former administrator. Joe guides organizations to shift outdated workplace culture into a collective leadership model and assists physicians in one-on-one coaching and group retreats to deliver quality care, succeed in leadership roles, and rediscover fulfillment in their careers. We discuss Joe’s journey in healthcare including what has kept him in the profession for over 35 years, what led to his burnout, his anxiety and depression, and what he is doing to change the culture in the field so that others have a positive experience as physicians.   About Joe: “In 2009, after spending 4 years living and working with a mission organization in Bolivia, I returned to the U.S. and my career as a pediatrician at an academic health center. I soon found the institutional, educational, and patient care demands placed upon me to be overwhelming. This eventually led to burnout and a temporary departure from clinical medicine. After a year of reflection, discernment, and support from family and friends, I was able to identify my core values and integrate them into my future career decision-making. I returned to part-time pediatric practice while developing the skills to accompany other physicians, individually and in groups, to re-discover their passion for medicine. Having experienced burnout, myself, I understand the day-to-day struggles health professionals face in trying to provide quality care to their patients while also dealing with the systemic dysfunction of healthcare institutions. I am now a consultant and coach to individuals and healthcare organizations in the areas of burnout mitigation, leadership, and provider well-being. I am a trained retreat facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal, a Master Certified Professional Development Coach with the Physician Coaching Institute, and member of the International Coaching Federation.”     Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the systematic root of the problem in the healthcare field is and how we can address it How you can make a change on an individual level to get closer to your values & what institutions can be doing to care for their employees Why investing in your own health & setting boundaries is critical for practitioners and their patients  How the pandemic has caused an unsustainable climate in healthcare that is hurting physicians and how we can change this   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.joeshermanmd.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeshermanmd/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
January 24, 2023

2022 Top Replay: How To Begin Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone and Create a Healthy & Happy Career in Healthcare with Nurse Coach, Keith Carlson

REPLAY - Listen in to one of our top episodes from 2022! Originally released on March 8, 2022: I am joined by Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC, a Board-Certified Nurse Coach and among the first cohort of nurses to hold that designation. He offers holistic career development and coaching for nurses and healthcare professionals. We discuss how he got into nursing, how we can step out of our comfort zones, increase self awareness and create happy & healthy careers in healthcare.  Keith is the host of The Nurse Keith Show, his podcast is focused on career advice, fascinating interviews, and personal and professional inspiration for nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. In 2005, Keith launched Digital Doorway, one of the very first nursing blogs on the internet.  A widely published nurse writer, Keith is the author of Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century and Aspire to be Inspired: Creating a Nursing Career That Matters. He has contributed chapters to a number of books related to the nursing profession and has written for Nurse.com, Nurse.org, MultiBriefs News Service, LPNtoBSNOnline, StaffGarden, AusMed, American Sentinel University, BlackDoctor.org, Diabetes Lifestyle, the ANA blog, NursingCE.com, American Nurse Today, Working Nurse Magazine, and other online and print publications. Living in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, Keith shares a magical life with his partner, Shada McKenzie, a gifted and highly skilled traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. They regularly cavort with their remarkably adorable animal companions, George, Buck, and Lorca. You can find George the Cat on Instagram using the hashtag #georgethecatsantafe   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What led to Keith’s burnout in healthcare and how he overcame this The opportunities of networking and advice for those that struggle with this What concerns him, and inspires him with healthcare today Advice for those feeling conflicted and losing their sense of self Why he has high hopes for the next generation in healthcare   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: http://nursekeith.com Blog: http://digitaldoorway.blogspot.com Podcast: https://nursekeithshow.libsyn.com/    Twitter: @nursekeith Facebook: @nursekeithcoaching Instagram: @nursekeithcoaching LinkedIn: http://LinkedIn.com/in/keithallancarlson    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
January 3, 2023

2022 Top Replay: Working in Healthcare with PTSD: A Nurses’ Perspective on Managing Mental Illness with RN and Author, Marcie Resendes

REPLAY - Listen in to one of our top episodes from 2022! Originally released on February 1, 2022: I am joined by Marcie Resendes, Registered Nurse and Author of, ‘If The Brain Could Stop What The Eyes have Seen.’ Marcie shares her story of overcoming being diagnosed with PTSD, how she lives with it and manages it day to day. We also discuss methods of how we can protect ourselves against burnout, leading to mental illness, and overwhelm in the workforce.  About Marcie: “I am a 42-year-old wife, mother to three beautiful children ages 17, 15 and 6. I am a Registered Nurse and proud to say I have been for 21 1⁄2 years. The nursing school Diploma Program at St. Clair College was a struggle, but I had a strong heart and passion to be a nurse; a good kick in the butt from my dad when I was 19 pushed me through. During the summer of 1998, I volunteered at the Pelee Island Medical Clinic.I worked beside two wonderful nurses who allowed me to observe clinics, minor traumas, and what nursing in an isolated area is. I witnessed head injuries after drunken falls, fractures of bones, sprains and strains, as well as general labs and medical checkups. I loved the opportunity to gain this experience in nursing. It was totally different than at the hospital. I was able to observe how a team (EMS, Police, and Nursing) work together to get the job done. June 18, 1999 was the day my dreams came true: I graduated on the Principal’s Honour Roll. Finally, I could do what I had strived to do: take care of the sick and make them well. Growing up I had been raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO of the company. I was told that each team member in a company has a vital job to do each and every day to keep the company running. Little did I know that after 19 1⁄2 years of caring for the sick, wounded, critically injured, dying and mentally unstable would leave me with wounds unrecognizable to the human eye. I attended an appointment with my Nurse Practitioner on January 10, 2019, and that’s when my life changed. I thought I was having a simple return to work appointment after a bout of influenza the week before, but it turned out to be so much more. When Bonnie the Nurse Practitioner walked in and observed me, her first statement changed my whole life: “You Have PTSD”.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What signs she noticed when something was wrong & what actions she took How to incorporate self-care not only to your home life but to your work life What made her decide to write her book and the impact it’s had on others How we can better the well-being of providers in healthcare An example of the ABC method: Activating, Belief system and Consequence  How to manage the Fight, Flight or Freeze scenario    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://marcieresendesbook.ca/  Instagram: @marcieresendes   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcie.resendes.1    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co   
December 20, 2022

Actionable Techniques for Lowering Your Stress as a Healthcare Provider, with Dr. Annie White, Author of The Calm Code

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Annie White, Author of The Calm Code: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Life. Annie's mission is to help people lower their stress levels with actionable tips they can start using right away. We discuss Annie’s own personal story of applying her methods to overcome a difficult time in her life, why the typical advice for lowering stress doesn’t work and techniques to use instead, plus much more on managing stress as a healthcare provider. Dr. Annie has a revolutionary step-by-step method to minimize stress and maximize happiness. After becoming a person she didn't recognize, and worse, someone she didn't want to be, she found a way to stop the high-stress, overwhelm, anxiety, irritability nightmare. Her recent book, The Calm Code, was an immediate bestseller with readers calling it life changing and transformational. It's a solid, science-backed method to reduce stress. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul says, "Dr. Annie's method can quickly eliminate feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm."   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What moment in Annie’s life made her realize she needed to change & how she overcame that difficult time Why we get stressed and how our mind is wired to heighten stressful situations How to manage stressors and actionable methods for overcoming stress Why the typical advice for lowering stress doesn’t work and what you should be doing instead    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Please Note: The podcast will be going on pause for the month of December but be sure to tune back in, in January for more of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour!   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Connect with Dr.Annie White: Website: https://www.doctoranniewhite.com/  The Calm Code Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BDS9S25T/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
November 29, 2022

How to Build on Your Personal Development in the Healthcare Industry, with Robert White, Mentor, Speaker & Best-Selling Author

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Robert White, a Mentor to Entrepreneurs and Executives, a Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Trainer who focuses on integrating a heart-centered, result-oriented and transformational leadership approach to being more effective. Robert and I discuss the importance of not only professional development for healthcare providers, but also personal development and how to go about doing so.  Robert White pioneered personal transformational growth in the U.S.A and Asia. He is a Speaker, Trainer, Author and Consultant. He is best described as a Transformational Architect. Robert White was raised in poverty and with much physical and emotional abuse. Dropped out of college after one semester as a result of suffering the first of three heart attacks. Went on to found and lead two high-impact experiential learning companies with over one million graduates. Retired at 46 to a 14,500 sf home in Aspen with his wife, the love of his life. Then lost it all — his business and his wife — with lots of learning from those mostly unpleasant experiences. Now, Robert works as mentor to executives committed to living extraordinary lives. He returned in 2020 from six years doing leadership training and mentoring executives in China and is once again engaged in a fresh start. Robert is a best-selling author, popular public speaker, leadership expert and mentor to senior executives.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How Robert got into the personal development space & the moment that changed his trajectory  Common barriers healthcare providers face when they are trying to live their purpose & their passion  Mindset shifts we can make in order to live an extraordinary life What experiential learning really is & how it can benefit us as healthcare providers  Suggested resources to build on your personal development    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website: https://www.ExtraordinaryPeople.com  Robert White: https://www.TheRobertWhite.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.white1    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/extraordinary-robert-white/  RW Speaking Video: https://vimeo.com/699219393  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aspenrobert  Free Gift offer: https://www.extraordinarypeople.com/Robert-s-Pictures/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
November 15, 2022

Addressing the Power Dynamic in a Clinical Setting as a Healthcare Provider, with Silvia Dutchevici of the Critical Therapy Institute

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Silvia M. Dutchevici, President and Founder of the Critical Therapy Institute. Silvia and I will be discussing how power is addressed in the clinical setting and how healthcare providers actually analyze their own power.  A trained psychotherapist, Dutchevici, created critical therapy on perceiving a need for the theory and practice of psychology to reflect how race, class, gender, and religion intersect with psychological conflicts. She is a founding board member of Black Women's Blueprint and a member of the Physicians for Human Right’s Asylum Network, where she conducts psychological evaluations documenting evidence of torture and persecution for survivors fleeing danger in their home countries.  Silvia has a master’s degree in social work from New York University and a master’s degree in psychology from the New School, and a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and political science from Fordham University. She has lectured and presented throughout the country on critical therapy, including at Fordham and NYU, and has been featured in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Guardian, International Business Times, and Women’s Health. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How she guides healthcare providers be become more empowered themselves The 3 stages of critical therapy and its relation to power What the difference between critical therapy is vs traditional therapy The relationship individuals have between money and power How to actually take time for yourself in order to avoid burnout    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website: https://criticaltherapy.org/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
November 1, 2022

The 6 Pillars of Resilience & Identifying Signs of Burnout as a Healthcare Provider, with Karen Furr, The Resilient Nurse

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Karen Furr, Founder and CEO of The Resilient Nurse Project & author of The Resilient Nurse. Karen and I discuss burnout and compassion fatigue in healthcare, how to identify the signs, and how to overcome it.  Karen is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in nursing education. She has over 15 years of experience as a nurse, which includes work in vascular access, pediatric, and technology-dependent intensive care units to name a few. She founded The Resilient Nurse Project in order to fulfill her mission of helping nurses recognize, address, and overcome burnout and compassion fatigue. Her desire is to make a significant sustainable impact on the nursing profession. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: Karen’s personal story that was a turning point for her as a healthcare provider & as a mother What the 6 pillars of resilience are that Karen created through her research The top 3 signs of burnout and compassion fatigue & how to overcome it How you can build resilience as a healthcare provider    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Sponsor Visit locumstory.com today to learn more about locum tenens and see if it’s right for you: www.locumstory.com   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website: www.rnproject.org    Facebook: www.facebook.com/theresilientnurseproject   Instagram: www.instagram.com/theresilientnurseproject      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
October 18, 2022

How Healthcare Providers Can Support Our Patients & Families to Age & Transition Successfully, with Janice Goldmintz

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Janice Goldmintz, an advocate for seniors to have the highest possible quality of life, to discuss how we as healthcare professionals can best interact with our patients, their families, and caregivers, to empower them to be their own advocates of care.  Janice works with seniors, their families and health professionals to impart information on successful aging.  She has a Masters Degree in Gerontology, and has taken courses in Essential Conversations and is a Jack Canfield certified trainer and virtual trainer.  She provides workshops, articles and programs to bring easier access to information for people to make informed decisions on planning for the challenges of the future.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How we can empower our patients while still taking care of ourselves in the process Tips for helping make the transitions of aging easier for both the patient and their family Key conversations and considerations to have early on as a family or caregiver  What healthcare providers can do to support patients through the challenges that come with aging    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Sponsor Visit locumstory.com today to learn more about locum tenens and see if it’s right for you: www.locumstory.com   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website: www.talkaboutaging.com  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Janicecanhelp LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/janicegoldmintz/     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
October 4, 2022

Why we Receive Experiences We Don’t Want and How to Change This, with Author & Facilitator, Barry Nicolaou

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Barry Nicolaou, a passionate facilitator of organisational cultural synergy and Best Selling Author. In this enlightening conversation, we discuss why so many of us receive experiences that we don’t want, and how we can change our perspective to have a more positive outlook.  Barry's ability to locate and define his true purpose in assisting others began in 2015. The Inspiration Barry absorbed one fateful day at a cemetery led him to write and publish a #1 Best Selling book on Amazon. His book, The 11 Master Secrets to Business Success and Personal Fulfillment outlines the 11 areas that intersect economic freedom with personal fulfillment.  His forte is in deconstructing the layers beneath cognitive fear, indecision, subconscious paradigms, inherited thinking, habitual thinking and their intimate relationship to real-world expectations and experiences. His presentation on Gratitude Leadership for corporations and numerous mental health programs have been added to his 1-1 work, assisting businesses to take a holistic look at their culture as an 'energy' that feeds straight to the bottom line.    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How our beliefs define our experiences & what this means for our thoughts  What pivotal moment changed Barry’s outlook & what it means to truly live ‘your’ life The three key elements that form our decisions & how to focus only on what you can control  Where to start when you feel you have no more to give; physically, emotionally or energetically    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Sponsor Visit locumstory.com today to learn more about locum tenens and see if it’s right for you: www.locumstory.com   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Website & New Book Information: https://barrynicolaou.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barrynicolaou/   Facebook: Barry Nicolaou  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bnicolaou/      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
September 20, 2022

Seven Key Reflection Questions to Shift Your Focus & Energy Right Now

In this week’s solo episode, I’m going to be discussing seven key questions to ask yourself and reflect on, both personally and professionally. Whether you’re not feeling fully fulfilled or just need to check in with yourself, these reflective questions will help you re-align yourself with what really matters.  Which is, you! Grab a pen & paper to complete this reflection alongside me as I also share my own personal reflections on these enlightening questions.    Listen to the full episode to learn: How to have empathy as a healthcare provider without letting it consume you What we can personally be doing to help heal the healthcare system How to preserve yourself, your energy and your well-being even during difficult times  What reflective questions you can ask yourself to keep a positive state of mind    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!         Sponsor Visit locumstory.com today to learn more about locum tenens and see if it’s right for you: www.locumstory.com   Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
September 6, 2022

What That Feeling of Resistance Might be Telling You & How to Learn From It

In this week’s solo episode, I’m going to be discussing the feeling of resistance and what it may be telling you. You can be feeling resistance even with good change, which can lead to a sense of uncertainty, self-doubt, or even imposter syndrome. But rather than ignoring these signs, I’m going to be sharing how you can lean into this feeling and actually learn from it. As I go through my own sense of change, I share this experience so that others don’t feel alone, whether this is personal or professional shifts happening in your life.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What signs of resistance you could be experiencing with change  How to Lean into Resistance & Learn from This Experience The importance of checking in with yourself so you can better serve others What to do when you are feeling a sense of self-doubt or imposter syndrome    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Reminder: The podcast will be going on pause for the rest of the month but be sure to tune back in, in September for more of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour!     Resources    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
August 9, 2022

Finding Your Potential to Thrive Through Life’s Challenges using Self-Efficacy & Shifting Your Mindset, with Motivational Speaker, Bri Tartaglione

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Bri Tartaglione, a Motivational Speaker, Certified School Counselor, Emotional Wellness Coach, business owner, and podcaster in the field of personal development and mental well-being.  Bri holds two master's degrees in School & Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and is working on completing her Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (conferring May 2023). She now lives and practices her work in New York City. Her 10+ years of experience in psychology and education intersected with her unexpected personal medical journey, bringing about the inception of her organization, Bria Dorothia LLC. The company focuses on providing curated services for individuals & teams to disrupt unhealthy emotional patterns and make room for mental health frameworks that promote emotional fitness and future potential.  In all her work, Bri is passionate about helping individuals pivot their problems into possibilities, and strives to foster an environment of intentional self-work, healing, and discovery. Starting from the moment she physically took her first steps again on her 29th birthday, Bri metaphorically walks us through our own potential to thrive, working with concepts inclusive of self-efficacy, consciousness, self-worth, limiting behaviors, and self-actualization.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What Bri took away from a life-altering event & how she learned to accept it How she shifted her mindset from ‘why me’ to ‘because me’  Her experience with healthcare as a patient and one thing she wishes she had done How we can be using self-efficacy to avoid burnout as healthcare providers    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources WEBSITE: www.briundeniably.com    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bri_undeniably   TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@bri_undeniably?lang=en   FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/briundeniably  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bri_Undeniably  LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bri-tartaglione-636a96204/   YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmniWNd4xEb5WJ6e4OtQEBg   LINKTREE (ALL LINKS): https://linktr.ee/Bri_undeniably   PODCAST STREAM: https://bri-undeniably.simplecast.com/       Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
August 2, 2022

How to Begin Shifting the Culture of Healthcare Organizations for Better Employee Retention with Jessica Calzaretta, President of Insight Global Health

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Jessica Calzaretta, President of Insight Global Health. Insight Global Health is a healthcare staffing and services organization. They are part of Insight Global, an industry leader in staffing services across technology, accounting & finance, engineering, and healthcare. Jessica is responsible for all sales and recruiting, operations, and delivery to hundreds of Healthcare Providers across the US. We will be covering topics around the great resignation happening in healthcare, such as: today’s culture in hospital systems, insights into recruitment and retention starting from the interview process, real-life examples of organizations that have shifted their own culture for the better, and much more.    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: Some of the key reasons why there are shortages right now in healthcare The current culture in healthcare organizations and how it’s affecting staffing How to discover the core issues of the staffing shortages in your own organization  Vital insights on retention and recruitment in the industry   How an organization got its turnover rate to single digits with record-breaking revenue in the last 5 years    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Insight Global: www.insightglobal.com/health    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
July 26, 2022

Recognizing Physician Burnout & How To Recover From It, with Dr. Susan Landers

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Susan Landers, author, speaker & retired neonatologist. Susan enjoys discussing physician burnout, how she got there, and ways to treat & recover from it. Susan is a retired neonatologist who worked full-time in the NICU for thirty-four years and raised three children to young adulthood. She served on the faculty of two medical schools, and served in private practice for over twenty years. She achieved many academic and professional accomplishments, and she also encountered challenges along the way, both in her career and in her mothering. There was one particularly difficult event during her midlife, after the birth of her third child, that she had to endure. However, it propelled her to make choices and career changes.  She loves to tell stories that reassure younger mothers to know that they, too, can be a “good enough mother” especially if they work full-time. She supports mothers with her social media posts and her blog. She also cautions physicians and nurses - who might be experiencing serious burnout – about the ways in which it affects their lives and their relationships, and the many ways to treat and recover from burnout. Her new book is “So Many Babies: My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career and Motherhood.” We discuss Susan’s own personal journey of experiencing burnout, how she came to recognize it, and how she recovered from it. This experience led her to find her own voice and now works to empower the voices of other physicians on the front lines to find their fulfillment.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How she actually changed her practice to become more family-friendly & flexible The moment Susan noticed her symptoms of burnout & knew something was wrong How we can change the gender dynamic in healthcare practice What she did to recover from burnout over a two-year period  The importance of setting non-negotiables and implementing self-care practices    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Susan Website: https://susanlandersmd.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drsusanlanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsusanlanders/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-landersmd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/susanlandersmd Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/susanlandersberry/ Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45507615-susan-landers   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
July 19, 2022

How We Can Begin To Trust Our Internal Guidance Using Emotional Fluency, with Kinesiologist, Amanda Kate

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Amanda Kate: a Kinesiologist, Mentor, Life Coach, Mother, and more. While living the life most people would want, with a successful husband, 2 beautiful children, travel, and a nice house; Amanda was miserable and becoming more so as the years went on. She had started noticing physical signs that something wasn’t right, and then became chronically fatigued. Over the years she saw naturopaths, Chinese doctors, chiropractors, and psychologists – looking for holistic, natural answers. One day, she happened to come across a Kinesiologist and her life changed completely. She had never heard of this modality and was immediately curious. Her first session blew her life apart completely, and she started again. She started studying Kinesiology, so that could help someone the way Kinesiology had helped her. She had made a life worth living and is now happier than ever. Author of 'Divine. Messy. Human. A Spiritual Guide to Prioritising Internal Truth over External Influence', she released the book with the information, tips, and practices that have helped her move from self-loathing to self-acceptance, self-love, and self-empowerment. A recovering people-pleaser and self-flagellator, she walks the path straddling the Divine and Messy daily. Always growing, developing, and learning new ways of being to, hopefully, one day leave the Earth better than she found it.  Amanda Kate helps people to regain their vitality, smashing through their internal glass ceiling and limitations to find new levels of health, vitality, and abundance. She also works with business owners to increase their vibration and attract greater wealth and prosperity.    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How you can manage emotional trauma in yourself and in your practice  What emotional fluency is and its link to our overall health  How we can begin to trust our internal guidance in an externally influenced world The moment that changed everything for Amanda and what she did next to build her new life Tips for recovering from grief and dealing with hopelessness    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Amanda Website: www.amandakate.com.au  Facebook: www.facebook.com/amandakatetransformation; www.instagram.com/amanda__kate;  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-kate TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@divinelymessy   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co  *Please note, the scope and practice of Kinesiology varies depending on geographical location - Amanda Kate resides in Australia.
July 12, 2022

Solving Healthcare Culture Challenges Through the Power of Gratitude, with Scott Colby, Say It with Gratitude

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Scott Colby, owner of Say It with Gratitude. Scott has embarked on a path as an entrepreneur and speaker after leaving a career at a hospital, during which he never felt appreciated, and never knew his worth. After an eye-opening experience in Guatemala, during which Scott witnessed firsthand the power of gratitude even in poor living conditions, he launched Say It With Gratitude, which helps companies increase happiness in the workplace by having gratitude as a core value.  In addition to delivering his message of gratitude around the world, Scott promotes the power of thank you notes, leads gratitude adventures in the wilderness, and developed The Grateful Deck, a card game consisting of questions that spark meaningful conversations. In this episode, Scott and I discuss his eye-opening experience 8 years ago, which led him down the path of gratitude; how almost 80% of people leaving organizations are doing so because they feel underappreciated; the unique language of appreciation, and much more.    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How you can begin implementing gratitude into your everyday life The relationship between gratitude and mental illness or burnout Where organizations can begin to start changing their culture with gratitude  The differences between gratitude, appreciation & recognition, and the roles they play Why there are so many workplace staffing challenges in healthcare right now   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Hug It Forward: https://hugitforward.org/  Flip the Gratitude Switch: https://www.amazon.ca/FLIP-Gratitude-Switch-Formula-Trajectory/dp/1537208241  The Grateful Entrepreneur: https://www.amazon.ca/Grateful-Entrepreneur-Gratitude-Strategies-Relationships/dp/1723870315    Connect with Scott: Say It With Gratitude: sayitwithgratitude.com Gratitude Hikes:  gratitudehikes.com Facebook: @scottcolby Instagram: @scottcolby      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
July 5, 2022

Overcoming Mental Illness & Starting the Conversation for First Responders with Police Offer, Keith Harrison

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Keith Harrison, a Police Officer in Toronto, and the founder of Tier Response Apparel, which highlights mental health conversations. We discuss his own journey of dealing with mental illness after trauma exposure in the field, what ultimately made him leave the force to work on himself, and how he found his way back. He shares resources and organizations available to help first responders in need of mental health services, what we as individuals can be doing to support the cause, and much more. Keith has been a Police Officer in Ontario for over 16 years. As a result of Trauma exposure and not obtaining internal support, he went off work in early 2018 to take care of himself because he could not do the job any longer. He thought at that time he would no longer be a police officer or return to the job.  Through outside support, services and trauma programs, traumatic growth, and healing, he is now back working after being off for three years. In 2021 when he was returning to work he made the decision that he was going to be the someone he didn't have 10+ years ago and that he was going to be someone that would continue to recover loudly and show that there is strength in seeking help, support and that one can overcome from a struggling state to thriving one living the best life possible. He created an apparel company, Tier Response Apparel which highlights mental health conversations and supports 1st Responders (ALL), including: medical personnel, corrections, and the military to provide funds to services and organizations that deliver programs and services to 1st Responders and their families.  He is a father of three amazing kids who he wants to show and heal with them knowing that they feel like it's okay to seek help and support for their feelings as they develop and grow.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How Keith was able to work on his own mental health and ultimately rejoin the force after taking a leave  What we can be doing to better support and normalize the conversations around mental health How we can end the stigma of seeking mental health support as first responders and healthcare professionals  Why Keith was afraid to come forward and talk about his own struggles in the beginning Resources available to help first responders and their families that need support    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Instagram: @tr_appaerlco Facebook: TR Apparel Compay Twitter: @ApparelcoTr  Canada Beyond the Blue: https://www.canadabeyondtheblue.com/ Wounded Warriors Canada: https://woundedwarriors.ca/  Boots on the Ground: https://www.bootsontheground.ca/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
June 28, 2022

Practicing Mindfulness to Minimize Stress & Burnout as a Healthcare Provider, with Teresa McKee, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Teresa McKee, CEO of Work2Live, a transformation and leadership coach, certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, and EFT practitioner. Teresa and I discuss her journey into the mindfulness space, tips & techniques on how we as healthcare providers can integrate mindfulness into our everyday lives to minimize stress and ultimately reduce burnout risk and compassion fatigue.  Combining her training and education, including a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Psychology specializing in Leadership Coaching Psychology, with her experience of over 35 years as a business consultant, Teresa integrates behavioral science with results-oriented processes to help executives and teams achieve their goals. She facilitates workshops, webinars and online trainings and is a frequent motivational speaker for various live and online events. After years of observing people’s angst in individual coaching sessions and in group trainings, she realized that the one practice that could change everyone’s state of being was mindfulness. What began as monthly recordings for hospital-based home visiting teams to listen to while driving between client sessions turned into A Mindful Moment podcast, now produced in both English and Spanish. Her goal is to help people learn how to live a more enriching life with less stress and more contentment. She has also recently introduced online mindfulness classes to coaching professionals in the United States and Canada and offers online mindfulness courses through Work2Live. Teresa is a member of the Mindfulness Society Global Institute, and is also an avid volunteer in the Los Angeles area, believing in community strength and in giving back. She learned her broadcasting skills volunteering for a public affairs radio program, Sojourner Truth, from 2010 to 2013. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the My Stuff Bags Foundation since 2014 and was a member of the finance committee for Maternal Mental Health NOW from 2016-2022.  Her new book, Dynamic Response Ability, will be released by Balboa Press in 2022.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How we can integrate mindfulness into our personal & professional lives as healthcare providers  The benefits of practicing non-judgment and how to go about implementing this tactic Mindfulness practices that can be used by those not comfortable with stillness How to go from a high-stress state to a calm state in a moment’s time The difference between meditation and mindfulness practices   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources   Connect with Teresa Websites: www.Amindfulmoment.com   www.work2livewell.org  Instagram: @amindfulmomentpodcast  Twitter: @AMindful_Moment YouTube: @Work2Live    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
June 21, 2022

Putting Self-care First as a Healthcare Provider to Better Serve our Patients, with Functional Health Coach, Magic Barclay

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Magic Barclay, a passionate functional health coach, the lead practitioner at Wholistic Natural Health Australia, and host of the podcast “A Magical Life; health, wealth and weightloss”. Magic’s life changed when she faced multiple life-threatening conditions. She then decided to find the root cause of her health issues, and that set her on a path of life changing learning. Magic helps (mainly) women aged 45-65 who feel unheard or misled by mainstream medicine or anyone who wants to bring their health back to basics. By treating root cause and the systems of the body (not chasing symptoms), reconnecting to the environment, and overcoming their past trauma and that of previous generations through healing the PNEI (psycho neuro endo immune) pathways of the body.  She is also a master practitioner in mould toxicity recovery. Personally, Magic is a mum of two amazing humans and two gorgeous furbabies, a grower of organic food for her family, and a passionate native gardener. Magic and I discuss how we as healthcare providers can take care of ourselves and preserve our self-care so that we can better help those we serve each and every day. Magic shares her health journey of being given 12-months to live - now seven years ago - and how she decided to find a solution to her own health problems.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How Magic protects herself from burnout when dealing with many client’s health issues What those who say they don’t have time for self-care can be doing  How she began putting the pieces together when mapping out her symptoms & trying to find a solution to her own health problems  What we as healthcare providers can take care of ourselves so that we can better serve our patients  What the changing world of health means for us in the industry and our practice    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   ​​Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice.   Resources Connect with Magic:  Website: https://www.wholisticnaturalhealth.com.au/ PNEI of trauma course is available at https://www.innateimmunity.com/link/O3qtRt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholisticnaturalhealthaustralia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholisticnaturalhealth   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
June 14, 2022

How to Show Up For Ourselves and Others When Grief & Challenges Arise, with Canada's Proactive Living Consultant, Yvonne Heath

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Yvonne Heath, Canada's Proactive Living Consultant. Yvonne shares how we can teach people to Just Show Up for themselves and others so they are empowered and resilient when grief and life's challenges arrive. Yvonne was a registered nurse since 1988, who has worked in the United States and Canada in many areas including emergency, intensive care, chemotherapy and hospice. Yvonne became disheartened by our society’s reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief, transitions and death—causing excessive suffering in life and at the end of life. She suffered too, not knowing how to do it differently.  In 2015 she took a leap of faith, Yvonne left her nursing career and blazed a new trail to create social change. She shares her message with heart and humour as an Inspirational Speaker, with her Award Winning book Love Your Life to Death, her online program and as a television and radio host. In 2019, Yvonne delivered her TEDx Talk—Transforming Our Grief, by Just Showing Up. Yvonne is the Founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement. Using heart and humour she has been sharing her message globally helping healthcare professionals of all ages learn to take care of themselves and each other. Yvonne and I discuss how we can show up for ourselves & others, to empower each other when grief and challenges arise. She shares ways in which we can normalize these conversations, in order to be proactive, instead of reactive, when it comes to matters of facts of life.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How we can go about normalizing difficult conversations that are often avoided Why it’s important to take responsibility to plan for our own life What we need to be doing to show up for ourselves and for others no matter what How to be proactive with ‘life or death,’ as opposed to reactive  The importance of asking for what you need & how she started the ‘I just showed up’ movement  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Yvonne:  www.loveyourlifetodeath.com www.getreadyforgrief.com BONUS: Get 25% off their "Get Ready for Grief" online program when using the code grfg25 Facebook: @loveyourlifetodeath Instagram: @loveyourlifetodeath Twitter: @_lyltd_ TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzh-X6YytoE   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
June 7, 2022

How Reflection Can Lead To Creativity & Inspiration When You’re Feeling Stuck

In this week’s solo episode, I’m going to be going sharing my most recent reflective piece, titled; ‘What’s Going On In My Life?’ In it, I share the 4 key pillars I used to get started, and how I like to go about filling in each column, including; doing, not doing, being, and not being. By completing this exercise, I was able to pinpoint areas I wanted to focus on, and how these tactics can help lead to more creativity and inspiration in my work, and outside of work. Feel free to grab a pen and paper and complete this reflective exercise along with me!     Listen to the full episode to learn: The benefits of reflecting & how this can lead to further inspiration  What questions you should be asking yourself while reflecting  How you can use this reflection exercise to bring more joy to your life 4 key pillars to help you through the reflection process    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources  Publications: jennifergeorge.co/publications    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 31, 2022

How We Can Minimize Healthcare Provider Burnout & Reduce Organizational Turnover with Physician Assistant & Health Coach, Valerie Mazziotti

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Valerie Mazziotti, a Life and Health Coach with 30 years of experience as a family practice Physician Assistant. She helps providers reduce burnout by discovering techniques to improve their communication & organization skills, create goals and find support & networking opportunities with their colleagues. By improving provider and patient satisfaction, medical organizations save hundreds of thousands of dollars of loss due to provider turnover.  Valerie and I discuss healthcare provider burnout, the effects of Covid-19 on patient-provider relationships, improving provider satisfaction to prevent organizational turnover, and much more. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How we can minimize healthcare provider burnout to reduce organizational turnover What employers can be doing to improve employee satisfaction in healthcare The importance of life outside of work and its relation to burnout  Why people are leaving the workforce, which has led to the great resignation in the healthcare industry  Tactics, strategies and training, that can organizations can being using to be proactive in minimizing burnout  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.appcoachingnetwork.com Connect with Valerie: [email protected]    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 24, 2022

How Healthcare Providers Can Overcome Burnout Through Non-Clinical Careers, with John Jurica

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, a family physician with a long history of doing non-clinical work. John was part-time medical director for a family planning clinic and an occupational medicine clinic. He worked as part-time VP for Medical Affairs and full-time Chief Medical Officer at a nonprofit hospital south of Chicago, Illinois for 14 years (total). He left that job to partner with other investors to open an urgent care center, where he serves as medical director. In 2017, he started the weekly Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast, with 245 episodes so far. John is the co-founder of NewScript, a membership for licensed clinicians with a community, free live streams, and recorded videos, interviews, and other resources to help them thrive in today's healthcare environment, accessible on desktop or phone app. John now devotes most of his time to mentoring, coaching, and teaching physicians how to find and secure nontraditional jobs based on their medical backgrounds and knowledge of the healthcare system in the U.S. and abroad. John and I discuss his journey in healthcare, pivoting directions in his career, and what’s currently happening in the industry in terms of burnout & the pandemic.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How healthcare providers can overcome burnout by looking at non-clinical careers Pivoting career paths when you no longer feel aligned  The great resignation happening in healthcare right now & whether we should be concerned  Healthcare changes we’re seeing due to the pandemic & adaptations being made What NewScript is and how it’s bringing healthcare providers together  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://nonclinicalphysicians.com  New Script:  newscript.app  Free resource for listeners: 70 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: https://pnc-podcast.lpages.co/70-nonclinical-careers/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.jurica.7/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-jurica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnjurica2     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 17, 2022

How We Can Lead Ourselves Out of Day-to-day Conflict and Crises with Debra Woog, Crisis Navigation Partner

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Debra A. Woog, a Crisis Navigation Partner with 30+ years of experience as a leadership researcher, executive, and advisor. Debra’s career path has included conducting research at Harvard Business School, advising tech start-ups on People Strategy, and directing admissions and career development for the MIT dual-degree MBA program Leaders for Global Operations. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from Wellesley College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a trained mediator & ombudsman, and Brené Brown has certified her as a Dare to Lead professional. Debra speaks of the personal, professional, and business crises that can arrive without warning, quickly turning a well-managed life, team, or organization into a state of confusion and chaos. She guides women to the right messages, tools, and allies so they are able to lead their way to the best possible outcomes. Debra and I discuss her own journey of becoming a Crisis Navigation Partner and what that all entails, along with how we can lead ourselves out of conflict and crises that arise on a day-to-day basis.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How you can take a moment to reset yourself, and even your patients, in an acute crisis  What the differences are in navigating through a personal vs professional crises  How the pandemic has been affecting people mentally & the increase in burnout  What key takeaways she suggests to navigating life’s big challenges  How the ‘three C’s’ can help when you’re dealing with a crisis, or preparing for one  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.connecttwo.com  ‘Preparing for Difficult Conversations’ Resource: https://connecttwo.pages.ontraport.net/DCTips Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecttwo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connecttwo  Twitter: @connecttwo   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connecttwo/      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 10, 2022

Setting the Truth Straight Around Disordered Eating & Clarifying Myths, with Dr. Cristina Castagnini, Eating Disorder Specialist

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Cristina Castagnini, a licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Cristina has also recovered from an eating disorder herself, and now treats clients with eating disorders in her private practice. Coming from both the personal and professional perspective, she started a podcast, Behind the Bite, to help those who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image issues.  Cristina and I discuss her own personal story of overcoming an eating disorder, and how this has led her to helping others going through similar experiences and creating a healthier relationship with food.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How you can better support someone who might be struggling with an eating disorder but not ready to disclose this What trigger warnings might affect someone who is dealing with or overcoming an eating disorder Myths and misinformation around eating disorders such as never being able to fully recover from disordered eating The many factors that go into diagnosing an eating disorder and how you can’t diagnose or assume someone’s health status from just their physical appearance  How she has adjusted from receiving treatment for an eating disorder to now focusing on helping others who have eating disorders, disordered eating, or body image issues Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.freedomtowellness.com  Podcast: www.behindthebitepodcast.com  Instagram: @behindthebite  Facebook: @drcastagnini     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 3, 2022

How to Protect Patient Information & Prevent a Security Breach, with Amy Wood of Copper Penny Consulting

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Amy Wood, the CEO of Copper Penny Consulting, LLC. She is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and coach. Amy lives with her husband and 3 daughters in Santa Rosa, California. She has a background in Healthcare Information Technology and has spent the last decade as a HIPAA Educator, Risk Assessor, and Data Breach Consultant. Out of the over 200 data breach investigations she’s consulted on, her clients have received ZERO fines and ZERO patient lawsuits. Her superpower is taking your boring, everyday compliance course and turning it into an entertaining and educational conversation. Her goal is to educate as many people as she can so she doesn’t HAVE to do data breach investigations (although she is there to help if you ever find yourself in one!) Amy and I discuss her personal story of a data breach, and how this has led her into the technology field and area of security, to help others prevent this from happening to them, or their business. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the difference is between security and privacy when it comes to patient health information Why there is a growing concern about security in the healthcare space and why we are vulnerable to this  What you can be doing to protect your own information and your patient's information How a disconnect in communication can affect the security of your organization’s information  How you can prevent breaches in both a clinical or a private practice    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://www.copperpennyconsulting.com  Instagram: @copperpennyconsulting Facebook: Copper Penny Consulting, LLC LinkedIn: Copper Penny Consulting, LLC  Innovative Women in Healthcare Book: ​​www.amazon.com/Innovative-Women-Healthcare-Exceptional-Leadership/dp/1637921713      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 26, 2022

Ways to Begin Transforming a Negative Outlook to a More Optimistic One During Difficult Times in Healthcare

With the great resignation happening in healthcare right now, it can be easy to see how the healthcare system is failing and focus on the negatives. However, in this week’s solo episode, I’m going to be focusing on how we can change this outlook to a more optimistic, solutions-focused one, even during difficult times. I share 4 key reflections to begin transforming your belief into a more hopeful one, and focusing on the areas that you do have control over, and can make a difference in. I recommend we take a look at the future of the healthcare system, and how we can make that vision come to life.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What 4 steps you can be taking to make an optimistic shift in your outlook The power of focusing on your strengths and how to identify them Why it’s important to give yourself grace during this demanding time How to transform your belief into an optimistic and solutions-focused one    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!     Resources    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 19, 2022

How stress Impacts Our Wellbeing and Our Relationship to Food, with Registered Dietitian and Emotional Eating Expert, Cassie Christopher

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Cassie Christopher, Registered Dietitian, Emotional Eating Expert and owner of Cassie Christopher Health Coaching. She graduated with a Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University and specializes in helping women in midlife and beyond find the Courage to Trust themselves around food and make the supportive eating choices that bring them health and happiness. Cassie helps women stop the cycle of all-or-nothing dieting-to-emotional-eating so they can develop a supportive relationship with food, their body and their health, so they can eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy.  Cassie and I discuss her personal story of emotional eating, how she identified it, and how self-love & trusting yourself is key to overcoming it. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What emotional eating is, how to identify it, and how we can begin to heal from it The concept of out of alignment eating & all or nothing dieting He culture of eating in healthcare and trends she’s seen in the past  How stress impacts our well-being & eating habits  Steps you can take today to be more proactive with emotional eating    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: cassiechristopher.net  Get her free roadmap, "You're done with dieting but still want to heal emotional eating": https://cassiechristopher.click/emotionaleatingroadmap Facebook: facebook.com/cassiechristopherRD Instagram: @CassieChristopherRD Join her private FB group: facebook.com/groups/emotionaleatingandwomensweightloss     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
April 12, 2022

How to Overcome Burnout, Imposter Syndrome & Shame as a Healthcare Provider with Melissa Russiano, Therapist & Coach

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Melissa Russiano, a therapist by degree and experience, but a coach at heart and practice. With her unique blend of candor and quirky sense of humor, Melissa's clients find themselves stepping out of perfectionistic prisons and into the life they have always dreamed of. Melissa and I discuss her personal story of burnout and how it has led her to where she is today in helping healthcare providers thrive as individuals and human beings.  Melissa Russiano is a firecracker who wakes up stuck and stagnant people through coaching, training, speaker and all around motivation. She provides a unique approach with clients that pulls in her clinical expertise, directed coaching skills as well as life experience to reach individuals on a deep and transformative level. Her passion is inspiring fierce curiosity and empowering high achievers to slow down, breathe and enjoy their perfectly imperfect adventure of a life. She openly shares how she loves to drink water from a wine glass, dreams of living in Fiji but resides in blizzard country and considered applying to be on Survivor until she learned she would have to give up caffeine. Melissa will challenge you to think differently, encourage you to embrace the fact that life is not perfect but if you are ready - it can be perfect for you. Life is meant to be lived with fierce curiosity and a sense of adventure. Melissa's mission is to inspire fierce curiosity, discover the amazing individual they are at the core so that they can live their life being the perfectly imperfect being that they are.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What led to Melissa’s personal experience of burnout & the actions she took The role shame plays in burnout  How to distinguish imposter syndrome & identify your inner critic  Two steps you can follow in order to recognize and overcome burnout  How we can become more self-aware and heal from burnout both individually & collectively   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website & Eight Week Burnout Proof Coaching Program:  www.melissarussiano.com  www.melissarussiano-ts.com    Social Media:  @melissarussianotherapy @nevergiveuplifecoaching      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 5, 2022

The Elements of Resilience & Implementing Them Into Healthcare with Jem Fuller, Advisor and CEO Coach

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Jem Fuller, a trusted advisor, and coach to CEOs and senior leadership teams across the government, private and not-for-profit sectors. He helps create more mindful leaders and healthier workplace cultures. Jem is an expert in human behaviour, specializing in communication and personal resilience. We discuss the elements of resilience and seeing it as a goal for healthcare organizations, transformations he’s seen in the coaching sector of healthcare leaders, and the importance of conscious communication.  Jem is also the Director and Facilitator for his own international leadership retreat company and has been taking leaders to the remote Indian Himalaya, jungles of Northern Bali, and Kimberley region of NW Australia since 2014. Jem is passionate about helping to create more functional humans who can collaborate to create outstanding results for the greater good. From his punk days squatting in London to his years of barefoot backpacking around the Indian sub-continent and then years of corporate ‘high-flying’, Jem has lived the extremes. He has been a global tattooist, kindergarten teacher in Asia, motorcycle courier and fire dancer, Chinese masseuse and reflexologist, travel agent, and senior leader with a multi-national company. Over the last decade, he has studied and become qualified in coaching, human behavioural profiling and neuro-linguistic programming. His recently published book, The Art of Conscious Communication for Thoughtful Men, is available through his website, on Booktopia, or Amazon. You can also watch Jem’s TEDx talk by searching Jem Fuller on YouTube Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the 4 components to resilience are  Personal resilience vs the environmental impact on resilience  How ego plays a role in resilience & indifference  Ways in which mindset contributes to our resilience  How we can be more conscious communicators in the healthcare industry    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://jemfuller.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jemfuller/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jemfuller/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jemfuller.me Twitter: https://twitter.com/JemFuller Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAwvXrYHQ8pSmQES6Yhlmw     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
March 29, 2022

How to Create Real and Sustainable Change in the Culture of Healthcare with Coach & Author, Daniel Sih

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Daniel Sih, co-founder of Spacemakers, a productivity consulting group for busy leaders. Daniel and I discuss the intersection of technology and burnout, the concept of digital overuse, and how we can create a healthier space for healthcare providers. Daniel’s book "Spacemaker - how to unplug, unwind and think clearly in the digital age," won the Australian Business Book Award in 2021 for personal development, and was finalist for best technology book and best cover design. As a trainer, coach and keynote speaker, Daniel has worked with CEO’s, executives, and other senior professionals throughout Australia and beyond, ranging from global corporations and businesses to universities and non-profits. He has a broad professional history, including leadership roles in physiotherapy, health management, project management, and Christian ministry. He is the founder of a number of globally-accessible productivity courses such as Email Ninja, List Assassin, Priority Samurai, with more than 15,000 students online and offline. He is an accredited Clifton Strength's coach with the Strengths Network South Pacific. Daniel lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife, Kylie, and their three children, Naomi, Caleb and Jethro. He also keeps fourteen pure-bred chickens who eat a lot of grain and lay too few eggs. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: The power of unplugging and making space for yourself How to create real, sustainable change in healthcare culture What digital overuse is and how we can combat this to truly rest deeply Tips for productivity and avoiding burnout  Ways in which we can create healthier space and habits for healthcare providers     Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Visit www.spacemakers.com.au/book to get free chapters and videos to help you plan a day of rest Visit www.emailninja.com.au to get help with practical inbox zero skills for free Facebook: www.facebook.com/shiftthewayyouwork LinkedIn: ​​www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-sih-86944a12      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
March 22, 2022

Detecting Early Signs of Burnout and How We Can Begin to Manage it with Dr. Sharon Grossman, Success Coach

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Sharon Grossman, a qualified Success Coach, Clinical Psychologist, author, speaker, wife, and mother of two. We discuss Sharon’s journey of discovering coaching and transforming high-performing achievers from exhausted to extraordinary, signs of burnout to watch for, how to manage burnout, and much more. For the past two decades, she has worked on improving the health and well-being of high achievers who so often sacrifice their self-care as a result of work demands and get caught up with everyone else’s expectations that they end up burning out at alarming rates. Dr. Sharon Grossman is the author of The 7E Solution to Burnout and an Emotional Intelligence expert. She holds a doctorate degree in Psychology, has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and 20 years of experience helping her clients take back control of their lives. Through the integration of psychology and mindfulness, she has created a comprehensive and transformative program that teaches stressed-out high achievers how to effectively navigate their work and personal life so they can thrive. She loves that her work inspires them to think BIGGER, feel more grounded, and handle challenging situations with ease.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How she has blended coaching and psychology into her practice Detecting early signs of burnout and how to manage it Differentiating between stress and burnout  Two questions to ask yourself when dealing with burnout Three different types of people and how they deal with stress differently    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://drsharongrossman.com/  Burnout Checklist: https://drsharongrossman.com/burnoutchecklist/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
March 15, 2022

How To Begin Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone and Create a Healthy & Happy Career in Healthcare with Nurse Coach, Keith Carlson

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC, a Board-Certified Nurse Coach and among the first cohort of nurses to hold that designation. He offers holistic career development and coaching for nurses and healthcare professionals. We discuss how he got into nursing, how we can step out of our comfort zones, increase self awareness and create happy & healthy careers in healthcare.  Keith is the host of The Nurse Keith Show, his podcast is focused on career advice, fascinating interviews, and personal and professional inspiration for nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. In 2005, Keith launched Digital Doorway, one of the very first nursing blogs on the internet.  A widely published nurse writer, Keith is the author of Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century and Aspire to be Inspired: Creating a Nursing Career That Matters. He has contributed chapters to a number of books related to the nursing profession and has written for Nurse.com, Nurse.org, MultiBriefs News Service, LPNtoBSNOnline, StaffGarden, AusMed, American Sentinel University, BlackDoctor.org, Diabetes Lifestyle, the ANA blog, NursingCE.com, American Nurse Today, Working Nurse Magazine, and other online and print publications. Living in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, Keith shares a magical life with his partner, Shada McKenzie, a gifted and highly skilled traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. They regularly cavort with their remarkably adorable animal companions, George, Buck, and Lorca. You can find George the Cat on Instagram using the hashtag #georgethecatsantafe   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What led to Keith’s burnout in healthcare and how he overcame this The opportunities of networking and advice for those that struggle with this What concerns him, and inspires him with healthcare today Advice for those feeling conflicted and losing their sense of self Why he has high hopes for the next generation in healthcare   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: http://nursekeith.com Blog: http://digitaldoorway.blogspot.com Podcast: https://nursekeithshow.libsyn.com/    Twitter: @nursekeith Facebook: @nursekeithcoaching Instagram: @nursekeithcoaching LinkedIn: http://LinkedIn.com/in/keithallancarlson    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
March 8, 2022

Don’t Feel Like You’re Where You’re Supposed To Be? Ask Yourself These 5 Key Reflective Questions

Do you often wonder if where you are, is where you’re meant to be?  It’s important to take time to check in with ourselves, and reflect on our journey to see if we are truly following our purpose & our passion. That’s what I will be doing in this episode. I am going to be asking 5 key questions, for you to reflect on, and evaluate. I will share insights into what to do if these questions lead you to believe you might not be aligned with your true purpose, including reflection on your work-life harmony, toxic environments, cultural shifts in healthcare, inequalities at work, personal growth, and more.   Listen to the full episode to learn: What 5 essential questions you should be asking yourself right now How to align with your true passion and purpose in the workplace   Why checking in with yourself and reflecting is so critical  What to do if you don’t feel you’re on your right path in your career    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!           Resources    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
March 1, 2022

Advocating for Change in Healthcare and Infertility with Nurse Practitioner & Coach, Tara Brandner

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Tara Brandner, a nurse practitioner and infertility “warrior” turned full-time fertility coach. She’s spent the past decade pursuing nursing including a master’s and doctorate degree. She endured a long road through infertility followed by infertility treatments and a traumatic pregnancy.  After experiencing a long road through infertility, she decided she wanted to help couples in their journey to grow their family. Through her experiences as a healthcare professional and personal struggle with infertility, she recognized there are large gaps of care for women and couples struggling with infertility. She chose to change paths to provide a full suite of coaching services and support for those struggling to build their family.  Tara shares her story of infertility, and how her own experience has led to advocating for change after being on the other side of the system. We discuss how she helps patients take back control of their healthcare, the mental health component of infertility, why women aren’t talking about their own struggles in this space, and what can be done in healthcare to help those going through these experiences.    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What gaps in the healthcare system Tara noticed from being on the other side How to begin advocating for what you are passionate about  Why women aren’t talking about infertility and how we can change the stigma  What patients can do to take back control of their healthcare How Tara learned to become an entrepreneur in the medical field & start her non-profit    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: tarabrandner.com/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/tarabfertility/   Facebook: www.facebook.com/tarabfertility  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tara-brandner-27777643/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
February 22, 2022

Reflection: A Healthcare Professional’s Take on Moral Injury and Burnout & What We Can We Begin Doing About It Now

In a recent article in The Lancet, titled: ‘Eliminating burnout and moral injury: Bolder steps required,’ they discuss 10 ways in which organizations can take better care of their healthcare providers to minimize burnout and moral injury. In this episode, I will be reflecting on the findings in this article, along with my most recent interviews, and applying my own personal experience with burnout and moral injury. I share some of the risks of burnout in healthcare professionals such as; emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, lack of professional efficacy, lack of engagement, and more.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What moral injury is and why it’s common in the healthcare industry  Why there is a high correlation between burnout and moral injury  What can be done in order to reduce moral injury and provide a better workplace for healthcare professionals  How not all work can be accounted for in statistics and why ‘invisible work’ is so important    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources  Articles for Your Review: 1) https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2589-5370%2821%2900370-9  2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6752815/  3) https://thischangedmypractice.com/physician-well-being-burnout-moral-injury/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
February 15, 2022

How we can Change the Culture Within Healthcare to Sustain Ourselves and Avoid Burnout, with Dr. Joe Sherman, Physician Coach

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Joe Sherman, a practicing physician for over 35 years, a certified physician coach, an educator, and a former administrator. Joe guides organizations to shift outdated workplace culture into a collective leadership model and assists physicians in one-on-one coaching and group retreats to deliver quality care, succeed in leadership roles, and rediscover fulfillment in their careers. We discuss Joe’s journey in healthcare including what has kept him in the profession for over 35 years, what led to his burnout, his anxiety and depression, and what he is doing to change the culture in the field so that others have a positive experience as physicians.   About Joe: “In 2009, after spending 4 years living and working with a mission organization in Bolivia, I returned to the U.S. and my career as a pediatrician at an academic health center. I soon found the institutional, educational, and patient care demands placed upon me to be overwhelming. This eventually led to burnout and a temporary departure from clinical medicine. After a year of reflection, discernment, and support from family and friends, I was able to identify my core values and integrate them into my future career decision-making. I returned to part-time pediatric practice while developing the skills to accompany other physicians, individually and in groups, to re-discover their passion for medicine. Having experienced burnout, myself, I understand the day-to-day struggles health professionals face in trying to provide quality care to their patients while also dealing with the systemic dysfunction of healthcare institutions. I am now a consultant and coach to individuals and healthcare organizations in the areas of burnout mitigation, leadership, and provider well-being. I am a trained retreat facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal, a Master Certified Professional Development Coach with the Physician Coaching Institute, and member of the International Coaching Federation.”     Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the systematic root of the problem in the healthcare field is and how we can address it How you can make a change on an individual level to get closer to your values & what institutions can be doing to care for their employees Why investing in your own health & setting boundaries is critical for practitioners and their patients  How the pandemic has caused an unsustainable climate in healthcare that is hurting physicians and how we can change this   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.joeshermanmd.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeshermanmd/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
February 8, 2022

Working in Healthcare with PTSD: A Nurses’ Perspective on Managing Mental Illness with RN and Author, Marcie Resendes

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Marcie Resendes, Registered Nurse and Author of, ‘If The Brain Could Stop What The Eyes have Seen.’ Marcie shares her story of overcoming being diagnosed with PTSD, how she lives with it and manages it day to day. We also discuss methods of how we can protect ourselves against burnout, leading to mental illness, and overwhelm in the workforce.  About Marcie: “I am a 42-year-old wife, mother to three beautiful children ages 17, 15 and 6. I am a Registered Nurse and proud to say I have been for 21 1⁄2 years. The nursing school Diploma Program at St. Clair College was a struggle, but I had a strong heart and passion to be a nurse; a good kick in the butt from my dad when I was 19 pushed me through. During the summer of 1998, I volunteered at the Pelee Island Medical Clinic. I worked beside two wonderful nurses who allowed me to observe clinics, minor traumas, and what nursing in an isolated area is. I witnessed head injuries after drunken falls, fractures of bones, sprains and strains, as well as general labs and medical check ups. I loved the opportunity to gain this experience in nursing. It was totally different than at the hospital. I was able to observe how a team (EMS, Police,and Nursing) work together to get the job done. June 18, 1999 was the day my dreams came true: I graduated on the Principal’s Honour Roll. Finally I could do what I had strived to do: take care of the sick and make them well. Growing up I had been raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO of the company. I was told that each team member in a company has a vital job to do each and every day to keep the company running. Little did I know that after 19 1⁄2 years of caring for the sick, wounded, critically injured, dying and mentally unstable would leave me with wounds unrecognizable to the human eye. I attended an appointment with my Nurse Practitioner on January 10, 2019, that’s when my life changed. I thought I was having a simple return to work appointment after a bout of influenza the week before, but it turned out to be so much more. When Bonnie the Nurse Practitioner walked in and observed me, her first statement changed my whole life: “You Have PTSD”.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What signs she noticed when something was wrong & what actions she took How to incorporate self-care not only to your home life but to your work life What made her decide to write her book and the impact it’s had on others How we can better the well-being of providers in healthcare An example of the ABC method: Activating, Belief system and Consequence  How to manage the Fight, Flight or Freeze scenario    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://marcieresendesbook.ca/  Instagram: @marcieresendes   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcie.resendes.1    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
February 1, 2022

Navigating the Healthcare System: A Real Life Case Study from a Patient Perspective & What We Can Learn

Have you ever had the same recurring healthcare issue that you just couldn’t find answers to? That’s what happened to one of my acquaintances recently. With her permission, I will be sharing her story of navigating the healthcare system in today’s episode. In this case study, I describe the full experience, feeling of frustration and fatigue of not getting the answers she was hoping for, and then how I encouraged her to advocate for herself.   Listen to the full episode to learn: How we as healthcare providers can empathize with what patients are going through What patients can be doing in order to navigate the system more seamlessly & advocate for themselves Why follow-up is such a critical step in this line of work  What 4 lessons you can take away from this patients’ experience     Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!         Resources   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
January 25, 2022

Learning to Embrace Failure & Other Lessons Learned While Writing Movers & Mentors with Physical Therapists, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Tim and Bryan, physical therapists and authors of the book, Movers & Mentors: Leaders in Movement Science Share Tips, Tactics, and Stories. Movers & Mentors is a compilation of stories, thoughts, and advice from over 75 leaders in the fields of physical therapy and movement science. From researchers and expert clinicians, to innovators and business owners, their answers to thought-provoking questions will provide personal and professional guidance for the next generation of rehabilitation professionals. Tim and Bryan share their story from first meeting in school to how they ended up writing a book together while interviewing some of the biggest leaders in the industry. They share where the idea first came from, how they decided who to reach out to, and how the response has been from both contributors and readers in the field! Bryan Guzski PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, CSCS is an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapist at the University of Rochester Medical Center - Sports and Spine where he works primarily with patients with spine related impairments and directs the orthopaedic residency program. Bryan earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2014, completed an orthopaedic residency program through Cayuga Medical Center and received his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2015, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in 2021.   Tim Reynolds PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at Ithaca College and a part-time physical therapist practicing at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY where he predominately treats patients with spine or lower extremity impairments. Tim earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2014 and completed both his orthopaedic residency and spine fellowship through Cayuga Medical Center, and currently helps mentor and teach in both of these programs as well.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the biggest lesson they both learned from writing the book was Interviews and stories that surprised them through the process The value of experience & the background of their residency program How writing the book helped their own personal growth  How to embrace failure & advice for those needing guidance    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://www.moversandmentors.com/  Book: Movers & Mentors: Leaders in Movement Science Share Tips, Tactics, and Stories: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09G5W5CBC  Twitter: https://twitter.com/moversmentors  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moversandmentors/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moversandmentors    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
January 18, 2022

How We Can Build & Create Something New to Move Forward in Healthcare

Are you looking to move forward and create something new this year? My word for 2022 is ‘new,’ but not as in a ‘new year’ or a ‘new resolution,’ but rather as building something new. Seeing things from a new lens.  In this episode I share 4 key strategies to implement, in order to let go of the past, and move forward by creating something new in the future. I discuss how you can implement these tactics into your everyday life, along with important considerations to keep in mind as you’re doing so.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What it really means to create & build something new for yourself Ways in which I decompress and find peace that you can implement to your everyday life  Why letting go of the past is critical in moving forward  How you can be proactive in situations, as opposed to being active or reactive    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!           Resources   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
January 11, 2022

Reflecting Forward: How We Can Better Retain Healthcare Providers in 2022

As we head into the new year, I would normally reflect on the past 365 days, but instead, this year I want to reflect forward. I believe that 2022 will be the year of the healthcare provider, and I will be discussing how healthcare providers can begin defining their values in the new year. I will also share recent findings in a survey conducted on how we can retain healthcare providers during this difficult time, including 6 key initiatives on how to do so.    Listen to the full episode to learn: How we can prevent healthcare provider burnout & what initiatives are most important to retaining them Why 2022 will be the year of the healthcare provider  What we can be doing to boost employee morale and energy in the field  How healthcare providers can begin defining their values in the new year   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources ‘A Little Raise Makes a Big Difference for Healthcare Employee Retention’ Article: https://www.softwareadvice.com/resources/healthcare-employee-retention/   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
January 4, 2022

How We Can Begin Creating a Safe Space for Providers in Need of Mental Health Support with Social Worker & Author, Josh Cutler

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Josh Cutler, an author and seasoned mental health professional who has worked in healthcare for nearly twenty years.  An experienced psychotherapist, clinical social worker and people leader, Josh’s work focuses on improving access to mental health services for people vulnerable to suicide.  He works in private practice and is also a behavioral health leader in big healthcare.   Josh is passionate about sharing his own struggles with diagnosis of and recovery from a serious mental illness, in the hopes that this vulnerability will lead others to seek help.  He is the author of The Day Hospital: A Memoir. Josh shares his journey of mental health, writing his book, and much more.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How the pandemic has affected the mental health of healthcare workers  The stigma around mental health and how it has changed over the years  Advice for healthcare providers who are struggling right now and feeling burnt out Statistics on mental health & suicide within the healthcare industry  How to create a safe space for others to share how they’re feeling    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://www.joshcutler.net/  Josh’s Book: The Day Hospital: A Memoir https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096TRSSG3?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedayhospital/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-cutler-licsw-16032468/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
December 21, 2021

Why Women Are Burning Out in Healthcare & How We Can Change This

Have you ever noticed more women burning out in the workplace compared to men?  Whether you’ve experienced burnout personally or you’ve witnessed others facing burnout, it has many rippling effects and is affecting more women than men in healthcare. In this week’s episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing an article featured in the Greater Good titled; Why Are So Many Female Doctors Burning Out? I share key statistics on women & burnout, the gender gap in healthcare, discrimination in the workplace, how to change this culture, and much more.     Listen to the full episode to learn: What burnout really is and what signs to watch for  Why women seem to be burning out more than men in healthcare Discrimination in the workplace and the gender gap How we can work to change this culture and prevent women from burning out   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!           Resources Greater Good Article: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_are_so_many_female_doctors_burning_out    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
December 14, 2021

6 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help Identify Your Purpose and Intention for Practicing

Do you often wonder if you’re feeling aligned with your work? Do you question if you’re working and living in purpose?   In this week’s episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing how to identify what your purpose is and how to determine if you’re living aligned with your purpose. I share what key questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you are both living and working in relation to your purpose.    Listen to the full episode to learn: How your professional like impacts your personal life and vise versa  Why looking at the bigger picture can help us identify our true needs  6 essential questions to ask yourself in order to identify your purpose  How to align your work and personal life with your identified purpose    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!         Resources Physician's Weekly Blog: https://www.physiciansweekly.com/doctor-what-is-your-purpose-for-being-here-today/   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
December 7, 2021

How to Recognize Gaps in Emotional Independence & Ways to Guide Patients Fully with Care

Many people are aware of the role of physical independence, but have you ever heard about emotional independence?  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing what emotional independence is, and how you can recognize it within your patients. I share ways in which you can bring up these difficult conversations and how to help them build up not only their physical independence, but get to the core of their emotional independence.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What emotional independence really is and how to identify it within others  How we as healthcare providers can start these difficult yet necessary conversations  Ways in which emotional independence can affect other areas of our lives and how to manage these stressors Why dealing with these emotional and social issues are so critical     Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources Psychology Today Definition: www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/your-emotional-meter/201911/how-live-emotionally-independent-life    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 30, 2021

5 Great Gifts We Can Give To Others and To Ourselves

What are the greatest gifts you can give to show someone you care? To show someone you’re there for them? To make them feel supported?  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing ways in which you can make your patients, or anyone in your life, feel more comfortable, through 5 intangible, yet incredibly impactful gifts. I share 5 gifts that we can be giving to others to build a trusting relationship, but also that we should be giving ourselves as well.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What are the 5 greatest, intangible gifts we can give someone  How to create a trusted, therapeutic relationship with clients  Gestures that don’t require a lot of action, but go a long way in building connections Why we can’t aim to please everyone and how to overcome this need    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources Key Self Care Basics & How You Can Integrate Them Into Your Life Now with Podcaster & Author Suzanne Falter: https://jennifergeorge.libsyn.com/key-self-care-basics-how-you-can-integrate-them-into-your-life-now-with-podcaster-author-suzanne-falter    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 23, 2021

Key Self Care Basics & How You Can Integrate Them Into Your Life Now with Podcaster & Author Suzanne Falter

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Suzanne Falter, an author and podcaster who helps busy women find happiness through self-care. After losing her 22 year old daughter, Teal, in 2012, Suzanne’s work has evolved to help busy women learn more about self-care – a lesson she learned in coping with her grief. As a podcaster, Suzanne hosts the podcast, Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women, which is in the top 2% of all podcasts. It was inspired by her book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care.   Suzanne is host of the Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy Women on Facebook, a thriving group of 56,000 women committed to self-care. As a writer and author for more than 40 years, Suzanne has a catalog of powerful fiction and self-help titles including Surrendering to Joy and How Much Joy Can You Stand?    As a speaker, Suzanne currently shares her inspiring story of being a donor Mom and the importance of self-care for overworked healthcare professionals with Debi Granger. Debi’s daughter’s life was saved when she received Teal’s heart and kidney after her death. They focus on reinvention after loss… and getting back to joy no matter what. They also host the Back to Happy podcast.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What she had learned about living life after the sudden passing of her daughter Questions to ask yourself in order to find what you really need  Five self-care basics you can be using right now in your everyday routine  What signs to watch for in order to know you’re on the right track    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://suzannefalter.com/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcareforextremelybusywomen/  Podcast: https://suzannefalter.com/xbwpodcast/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
November 16, 2021

How to Know if Telehealth is the Right Option for You with Dr. Laura Purdy

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Laura Purdy, the Co-founder and COO of MD Integrations, a telemedicine technology company connecting virtual healthcare providers with patients using a best-in-class telemedicine portal integrated with a physician-only clinical network.  Laura just wrapped up 14 years as an officer in the US Army serving as a family physician. Previously, she became one of the Regional Medical Directors of hims & hers, and entered the telehealth industry gig-economy style. Laura lobbies at the federal level to influence change that increases access to care and reduces disparities in telehealth. She shares her story of how she got into Telehealth, her experience serving as an officer in the US Army, her passion for women's health, and much more!   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How she takes care of her own wellbeing with a busy schedule and many initiatives on the go How telehealth has evolved and what it will look like in the future What the benefits to telehealth are, and any barriers it has  The evolution of healthcare and how telehealth fit into this  How to know if telehealth is right for you vs an in person visit   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-purdy-254215177  MD Integrations: https://mdintegrations.com/  Hims & hers: https://www.forhims.com/get-start-hims-g?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=14647269025&utm_term=131063352150--kwd-892622478847&utm_content=545680896381&mt=e&utm_platform=c&utm_product=brand_core&gclid=CjwKCAjwzOqKBhAWEiwArQGwaNM4HzQw1a7cJVjzVPc72AzDrttx896tJh-6dZRG9_2mZGWexm-_aBoCjlAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
November 9, 2021

How You Can Begin Truly Hearing What Others Want You to Know

Feeling unheard seems to be a common theme nowadays, especially in healthcare. What can you be doing to not only be heard, but to also ensure your patients feel heard? In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing what you can be doing as a practitioner to improve this common theme, and avoid any misunderstandings. I share ways you can enhance your communication with not only your patients, but also with your co-workers, to ensure everyone feels heard and acknowledged.   Listen to the full episode to learn: Tactics I use in my practice to be present and have open conversations with my patients  How to use communication to avoid misunderstandings  Ways in which you can demonstrate to your patients that they are being heard and acknowledged  What to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed or rushed in a meeting, to ensure your patients still feel valued    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 2, 2021

Creating Our Own Path Through Career Pivots and Empowerment with Randy Cook, MD

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Randy Cook, MD, FACS, a respected clinician, educator, podcast host, and executive physician coach. After more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon, as well as many years of clinical, managerial, and leadership experience, Randy shares invaluable insight into the practice of medicine. We discuss Randy’s journey to healthcare and career pivots he has made to becoming a physician coach and podcast host of Rx for Success.  Randy and the rest of the team at MD Coaches know the unique challenges that physicians face, and provide guidance and support through this rewarding, but often difficult calling. Through his empowering approach, Randy aims to empower physicians, provide tools for growth, and put them on a track to advancement. He is also the host of Rx for Success, a popular podcast that highlights physician leaders and shares their stories of both struggle and success.    Randy began his career as a general and vascular surgeon, and has also succeeded in multiple practice settings from solo practitioner to small single specialty group to large multispecialty clinic. As a clinical educator, Randy's expertise was highly-sought after within the wound care industry, serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Wound Healing Society. Randy was a member of the Physician Exam Committee for the American Board of Wound Management where he developed examination criteria that established the standard for national certification. His efforts in this area helped mold a generation of medical care providers.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: The most important point in Randy’s healthcare education that wasn’t through academics Changes occurring in the healthcare landscape and why there has been an increase in career pivots What you can do if you are feeling dissatisfied in your work as a physician  The comparisons of being in private practice versus being employed  How he became a physician coach & podcast host   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources MD Coaches: https://mymdcoaches.com/  Rx for Success Podcast: https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
October 26, 2021

How to Improve Patients’ Overall Healthcare Experience & Minimize Complaints

Are you looking to improve your patients' overall experience and minimize any complaints?  In this week’s episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing four tactics you can apply today, in order to give your patients the best experience. Through my own personal & clinical experiences, an interview with a past guest and patients on the show,, and some of the research, I have pinpointed some of the most common pain points or complaints of patients and how we as healthcare providers can resolve them.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What the #1 complaint of patients is according to studies  Questions you should be asking your patients each session  How to manage expectations of patients in order to provide the best care  Why it’s important to keep an open dialogue with your patients and have full transparency  Four tactics to implement now to improve your patients' overall experience     Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!     Resources Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Episode with Barbara Khozam: https://jennifergeorge.libsyn.com/how-to-better-deal-with-difficult-patient-situations-enhance-the-overall-patient-experience-with-barbara-khozam  https://participatorymedicine.org/journal/evidence/research/2015/06/25/what-do-people-want-from-their-health-care-a-qualitative-study/ https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/patients-no-1-complaint-front-desk-staff.html https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/10-most-common-patient-complaints-grievances-with-hospitals.html   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
October 19, 2021

How We Can Begin to Put Our Well-Being First When Feeling Overwhelmed

Healthcare providers have many decisions they must make throughout the day, which can often be overwhelming. So, how do you, as a provider, manage this feeling so that you can make the best decision possible?  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing what you can do in the moment, to manage the situation, and tame the overwhelm in the workplace. I give practical tips and advice that you can apply to help distance yourself, so that you find peace, and handle any situation that comes your way with a clear mind.    Listen to the full episode to learn: How checking- in with your intentions can help put things in perspective  Why putting our own wellness first helps us make strong decisions  What you can do in the moment when you are feeling overwhelmed  How to distance yourself instead of confronting a resistant situation The effects of being conditioned to disconnect from our emotions in healthcare     Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
October 12, 2021

How to Empower Your Patients’ Sense of Self and Independence Through Their Healthcare Journey

Throughout a patient's healthcare journey, they can begin to lose a sense of their independent identity.  Many must rely on others, particularly us providers, to help them with their basic needs.  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing how we as clinicians can help them through this life-altering transition and what we can do to support them not only physically, but psychologically. I share my own personal experience on how patients’ can lose their sense of self identity and how it has helped me better empathize & understand what patients, and their families are going through.   Listen in to the full episode to learn: How to support patients overall well-being beyond physical care  Three powerful questions to ask during a patient interaction Why we need to help patients navigate the system for an overall better experience   How you as a provider can help ease your patient into empowerment    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!     Resources   My Award Winning book:  Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing https://www.amazon.ca/Communication-Care-Empowering-Strategies-Patient-ebook/dp/B07TDSHZXT    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
October 5, 2021

A Patient's Journey to Being Diagnosed with IBD to Becoming an Empowered Advocate for Crohn's & Colitis Canada, with Crystal McAfee

“You can’t be physically well, if you’re not mentally well.” - Crystal McAfee In this week’s episode, I am joined by Crystal McAfee, a Crohn’s warrior and advocate for the inflammatory bowel disease community. In addition to her work with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Crystal established the GutsyStrong community. GutsyStrong is dedicated to raising awareness for and decreasing the stigma surrounding IBD. Through sharing stories, educational content, advocacy and awareness campaigns, GutsyStrong celebrates the IBD community and inspires all members to be unstoppable. We discuss Crystal’s nine-year road to being diagnosed with IBD and how she has since managed her chronic illness, as well as help others through their own journeys.    Tune in to today’s episode to learn: How she found her community of support for inflammatory bowel disease Her six steps to living a healthy life and managing her IBD The moment that changed her life, gave her hope, and made her decide to volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada  The mental aspect of being diagnosed with a chronic illness  How to be a better provider from a patient's perspective    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Crystal’s Instagram: @gutsystrong     GoHere App  This free app was created by Crohn's and Colitis Canada. The GoHere initiative partnered with businesses and government buildings to identify accessible washrooms across Canada. This app is a wonderful tool for travelers. Simply input your destination and the app will display accessible washrooms along your route. It also provides a digital Washroom Access Card to quickly explain the medical need to access washrooms.  More information is available on www.GoHere.ca     Crohn’s and Colitis Initiatives  Crohns and Colitis’s advocates against the non-medical switch to biosimilar drugs in the treatment of IBD.  The government of Ontario is planning to switch IBD patients onto biosimilar drugs without physician consultation. While we are not opposed to the use of biosimilars for new patients, switching the medication of a patient stable on a biologic can cause a disruption in the patients health. Research has demonstrated more than 1 in 2 people with IBD have experienced changes in their health after being switched to a different medication. Given that our healthcare system is under immense pressure due to the pandemic, we do not feel this is the time to be switching patients to a biosimilar drug and placing additional stress on the health care system.  Ontarians who support us can add their name to an online petition against the biosimilar switch here: https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/Things-Not-To-Do-During-A-Pandemic Ontarians who believe patient-doctor choice matters and would like to participate in our letter-writing campaign, can enter their name, email address and postal code into the form below. A letter will be generated and sent to the participants local MPP to indicate they are opposed to the non-medical switch. Learn more: https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/Get-Involved/Advocating-for-change/Access-to-treatments     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
September 28, 2021

How to Avoid Burnout by Recognizing the Difference Between Depersonalization and Detachment

When you hear the word ‘detached,’ what do you think of?  What about ‘depersonalized’? Do you know what the difference between detachment and depersonalization is?  Well, in this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing the difference between depersonalization; one of the core components of burnout, and detachment. I will share strategies and insights on how these components can lead to, and prevent burnout, along with key strategies to help you navigate them.    Listen in to learn: How to create boundaries to avoid toxicity inside and outside the workplace What signals to watch for in noticing not only emotional signs, but also physical signs within ourselves to alert us of toxicity  Why health boundaries are critical to detach yourself when needed How to be aware of a negative environment and how to approach the situation    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!     Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
September 21, 2021

Finding Motivation and Inspiration During Difficult Times as a Healthcare Provider

What is the difference between external motivation and internal motivation? What role do they play in our work and is one better than the other? In this week’s solo episode, I will be discussing how motivation and inspiration affect our work as healthcare providers, and our everyday lives. It can be hard to find motivation during these difficult times, but by learning how to transfer external motivation into internal motivation and inspiration, it allows us to avoid burnout and let positive energy in.    Listen in to learn: The difference between inspiration and motivation  How to let in positive energy, and let go of any negative energy What to do when you’re feeling unmotivated in your work   How to transfer external motivations into internal motivations    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
September 14, 2021

How Activation & Decompression May Help You Build Resilience in Healthcare

In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing the recent article featured in the Harvard Business Review on ‘Helping Healthcare Providers Avoid Burnout.’ The article analyzed the sources of burnout and resilience against it. I discuss their findings from the study and how it relates to our work in healthcare, along with everyday life. Characteristics related to burnout such as; “activation,” and “decompression,” are discussed, along with how they relate to resilience against burnout.   Listen in to learn: What activation & decompression mean and how they relate to burnout Key findings in the study and how I’ve seen it firsthand in my own work  Methods on how to reach the core issue if you are experiencing burnout  How to cater to our own strengths and weaknesses in our work And more!   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Harvard Business Review Article: https://hbr.org/2018/10/helping-health-care-workers-avoid-burnout  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
September 7, 2021

Let’s Play: How Getting Creative Could Improve your Outlook in an Overwhelming Environment with Brandi Heather

Have you been feeling additional stress as a healthcare provider lately? We have been seeing the toll this past year has had on the healthcare industry and the risk of burnout as providers, so how do we manage this with more ease? In this episode, I am joined by Brandi Heather, Canada’s Master of Play, leading the next frontier of creativity and innovation. She is a mom, daughter, wife, business owner, artist, podcaster, and fierce advocate for mental health connecting authentically from lived experience. We discuss how incorporating play into your work can help healthcare providers reduce stress and avoid burnout during these difficult times. Brandi is always unapologetically "In PLAY". She loves to reintroduce adults to their Play FULL potential. Through a PLAY List of Signature Applied Play Experiences, she reminds us that some of our greatest skills are not on our resumes, we left them on the playground long ago. Showing adults how to be Play FULL unleashes a torrent of creativity and innovation, yields an outpouring of improved communication, employee engagement and empowerment and gives CEOs and Business Leaders the ability to harness the extraordinary potential in people.   Tune in to today’s episode to learn: What Play REALLY is How to tap into play, recognize it, and expand on it The benefits of play and how to find the right kind of “play” for you How she deals with resistance to play in the organization  Perfectionistic drive vs unstructured play   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Brandi Heather   The Book https://returntoplay2021.com/  LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandiheather/  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReturnToPlayToday  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/return_to_play_2021/  AMPED2PLAY https://amped2play.com/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
August 24, 2021

How to Gain Greater Perspective on Your Value When Your Patients Don’t Achieve Their Goals

In last week’s episode, I focused on how to overcome the feeling of guilt as a provider and some common themes around this topic were what to do when your patients aren’t seeing the results they hoped for? How do you overcome this new feeling of guilt and not attach your worthiness as a clinician to these situations?  In this week’s solo episode, I’m continuing this conversation around healthcare provider guilt and sharing insights & strategies on how to move through those feelings, especially when the outcomes aren’t what they wanted. I discuss why we base our self worth on results and why we should instead be focusing on the service provided.    Listen in to learn: How education and conditioning has impacted our idea of success  The three components of burnout and how guilt affects this  Basing your practice on service rather than outcomes An exercise to implement to see the big picture of your patients situation    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
August 17, 2021

How To Move Through Feelings of Guilt as a Healthcare Provider to Protect Yourself Against Burnout

Have you ever experienced guilt as a healthcare provider? Whether it’s unwarranted guilt you put on yourself, or guilt that others put on you, it is an issue that is continuing to rise in the industry and leading to burnout in healthcare providers.  In this solo episode, I’ll be talking about my experience with healthcare provider guilt, and the impact it’s having on the industry according to a recent article I discovered. I share strategies on how to overcome the feeling of healthcare provider guilt, and questions you need to be asking yourself through the process.    Listen in to learn: How healthcare provider guilt is leading to burnout in the industry  The impacts guilt has on individuals including mental health issues How you can work to move through the feeling of guilt What questions you need to ask yourself to understand where this guilt is coming from   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
August 10, 2021

The Divide of Universal Healthcare and How to Navigate the System

Have you been having difficulties navigating the healthcare system recently? Have you been feeling empowered or disempowered after walking away from a provider? In this solo episode, I’ll be talking about my frustration as a provider during these times and how there is a divide being created in the system. I share insights on the effects of having an overloaded healthcare system, and what we as providers can be doing to empower patients, as opposed to disempowering them.   Listen in to learn: What the divide in universal healthcare is and how it’s affecting patients The difference between wellness for patients and illness right now How we can be working to navigate the system better as a provider and as a patient Why patients are suffering in silence and the effects this is having on the system    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
August 3, 2021

How to Find an Outlet that Brings you Joy and Releases Stress

Have you been feeling stuck, unmotivated, or stressed lately?   In this solo episode, I’ll be talking about how implementing your own outlet can help you embrace good energy, feel joy, and reduce stress. I share insights on how you can find the right outlet for yourself and discuss what outlets have worked for me, including pivots I’ve had to make along the way when constraints and obstacles emerged.    Listen in to learn: How to not only receive good energy, but to release it to others  What to do when you’re feeling frustrated and like you’re not expanding yourself  What your personal outlet should encompass and how to find it  How a positive outlet can benefit your life and work    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
July 27, 2021

Breaking Down Emotional Labour & Adaptability with Sam Thiara

How can you implement Sam Thiara’s C.A.R.E. principle into your practice to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the pandemic?  In this episode, I am joined by Sam Thiara, a professional who has created a personal journey as a storyteller, writer, mentor/coach, problem solver, educator and entrepreneur.  His goal is to engage individuals in their personal and professional development and was recognized by the Governor General of Canada for his work.  Over the years, he has mentored hundreds of individuals and engaged. Added to this are the 45+ non-profits that he has worked with over the years. Presently, Sam is the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting, a platform that engages his audience to define their path.  A key element is transformational practices where he is an expert in youth career coaching and supports teams and organizations in corporate alignment.  He co-founded a youth career platform that has gone nationwide. He is a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University where he blends academic and professional experiences into a rich environment that captivates his audience.  Finally, he is an accomplished and sought after speaker and has two TEDx talks to his name and speaks at conferences, seminars and workshops about 30-35 times a year.  Added to his speaking is the book he recently wrote a book called, ‘Lost and Found: Seeking the Past and Finding Myself’.  It focuses on his journey to India to find his ancestral roots with little else than a faded photograph and determination.  The book is also about realizing one’s cultural identity because many struggle with understanding who they are.   Listen in to today’s episode to learn: How we can implement the C.A.R.E. principle in healthcare Why adaptability is critical during the pandemic   How to avoid feeling overwhelmed in negative situations  What emotional labour is and how to manage it  What you can be doing to minimize burnout as a healthcare professional  Mindset shifts to implement now, in order to achieve a more positive outlook    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!     Resources Sam Thiara’s Website: http://www.sam-thiara.com/   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
July 20, 2021

Why a Focus on Healthcare Provider Retention is More Critical than Recruitment Right Now

Did you know that a recent study shows that 3 in 10 healthcare workers are considering leaving the profession due to burnout? In this episode, I’ll be talking about how the pandemic has affected healthcare workers, and why retention should be a priority right now, versus recruitment. I share insights on what the impact of healthcare providers leaving the profession could look like, and how we can work to prevent this from happening.   Listen in to learn: What the biggest challenges in healthcare are during this time  Risks of healthcare staff leaving the profession and why retention is so important What we should be focusing on to retain healthcare providers   How we can bring wellness to providers even during a pandemic    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Washington Post Article:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/04/22/health-workers-covid-quit/   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
July 13, 2021

How to Manage Toxic Feelings, Stress, and Energy Constructively in Healthcare

How do we let go of what’s holding us down? As a healthcare provider, how can we manage these toxic feelings and shift our mindset?  In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about how to manage toxic feelings, stress and energy constructively, in healthcare. I share insights on how to shift your focus from the negative, to being more appreciative and having a more positive outlook in your work.    Listen in to learn: How our feelings can sometimes cloud our reflections  Shifting our mindset to what we are appreciative for  How to let go of what’s holding us down and protect ourselves moving forward  Why agreement isn’t necessarily always a good thing  The feeling of resistance vs flow and how to achieve this    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
July 6, 2021

Patient & Provider Considerations of Building a Health Technology Company in Emerging Markets with Render Health

What factors should you consider when building a healthcare company in a new market? How can technology be used to enhance healthcare provider's communication with patients?   In this episode, I am joined by Babajide Oke, CEO of Render Health. Render Health is a health technology company that transitions healthcare operations in emerging markets to the digital age, such as electronic documentation for providers. He shares how he ended up starting his healthcare technology company and how he's building it with consideration of burnout and communication in mind, in Lagos, Nigeria.   Tune in to today’s episode to learn: How he saw the need for healthcare technology in Nigeria  The differences in healthcare between North America and Africa that were considered  How he found doctors pain points prior to starting his company, to address their specific needs Moving from paper and pen to digital, and how this new technology is being received  How Render Health is working to enhance communication between healthcare providers and patients    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Render Health Website: https://www.renderhealth.com/about-us.php    Babajide Oke LinkedIn:  https://ng.linkedin.com/in/babajide-oke-21b3a915a    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
June 29, 2021

Are You Truly Reaching Your Full Potential by Focusing on Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

What is it that makes high performers, high performers? What should we be focusing on to really move the needle and reach our fullest potential?  In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about how focusing on our mission, more than our strengths and weaknesses will allow us to grow and feel more fulfilled as clinicians. I share a new outlook on learning and why it’s important to think about what we know, as opposed to thinking that we don’t know enough.    Listen in to learn: How to move the needle forward every day  Why you should focus on your overall mission to truly reach your fullest potential  How to Reach for Growth Greater than Skill-Level and Competency The Indicator of High-Performance and How to Reach This The Downsides to Focusing on Lack and a New Outlook on Learning   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Podcast with Lewis Howes and Brendon Burchard: https://lewishowes.com/podcast/e-brendon-burchard-high-performance-habits/   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
June 22, 2021

How To Thrive as Clinicians and Leaders Through Healthy Work Cultures, Featuring MissingLogic

What is the significance of healthy work cultures in healthcare? How do we achieve and even sustain a healthy workplace culture?  In this episode, I am joined by Michelle Troseth and Tracy Christopherson, co-founders of MissingLogic. They help healthcare organizations and healthcare leaders combat burnout through the power of a framework driven approach founded on Polarity Intelligence. The core of their work is leading healthcare organizations through transformational change that results in the best place to give and receive care, and for leaders to live their best lives both personally and professionally.   Listen in to today’s episode to learn: How MissingLogic came to be and their mission Why healthy work culture in healthcare is so important What you can be doing to achieve and sustain a healthy work culture How we can thrive as clinicians and conversations to be had with healthcare leaders Factors that go into workplace culture to consider What burnout is and if it is treatable    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources MissingLogic Website: https://www.missinglogic.com/   MissingLogic Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
June 15, 2021

Finding the Path to Self-Empowerment and Healing from a Patient’s Health Journey, with Sharon M

Conversations with patients are critical for our own growth and development as practitioners, and for the betterment of communication across the globe when it comes to healthcare. In this episode, I am joined by Sharon M, an educator and online certified health & fitness coach. A year and half ago, Sharon started to experience health issues such as strength loss & vision loss, and has since been managing her journey of chronic health. Sharon shares her personal story from the beginning when she first realized something wasn’t right, to being misdiagnosed, to how she found healthcare providers she could trust.    Listen in to learn: What changes in Sharon’s functional status made her realize something wasn’t right How her beliefs and persistence helped her get to the root causes of her health issues What positive  and negative interactions she had with healthcare providers How she found the path to self empowerment and healing What advice she would give to someone going through a difficult health experience    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
June 8, 2021

Is it Truly Competency You Lack or is it Your Belief Around Your Competency?

It’s hard to determine sometimes if we feel incompetent, or if we simply lack the belief in our own competency. As healthcare providers who constantly strive to provide better care, we can grow in self-doubt, sometimes unable to shake the feeling off. In this episode, I’ll be sharing with you my own personal experience where doubt almost got in the way of my gut feeling from years in service. Don’t forget to tune in on this short little chat!   Episode Highlights: Emotional exhaustion and self-efficacy Determinants of self-efficacy A personal experience of mine with a patient By determining if you are lacking competency, you help prevent burnout and stress   References: Lopez-Garrido, G (2020, Aug 09). Self-efficacy. Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/self-efficacy.html   Self-Efficacy Theory | Simply Psychology | simplypsychology.orgsimplypsychology.org Self-efficacy is concerned with people's beliefs in their capabilities to exercise control over their own functioning and over events that affect their lives.     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook
June 1, 2021

Are You At Risk for Compromising Your Integrity By Giving Too Much?

It can be so easy for us as healthcare providers to forgo our own needs when addressing patients, sometimes it just rests at the back of our minds, later to be forgotten and further to be suppressed. But, that really doesn’t have to be the case for us. In this episode, I’ll talk to you about keeping our integrity at the forefront and being sure to keep in tune with ourselves first, all while giving our patients the care they need and deserve-- without it coming at our own expense.   Episode Highlights: Why we shouldn’t give too much of ourselves to our work How can you get back to your integrity? Never compromise yourself or your integrity   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
May 25, 2021

How Knowing One's Self Can Help Maximize Healing Connections & Protect You Against Burnout with Anniken Chadwick

No one will know you better than you know yourself and it’s this kind of acknowledgement that will help you maximize healing connections with clients. In this episode, I chatted with Anniken Chadwick-- a UK trained physiotherapist who focuses on pelvic health and owns The Cheerful Pelvis physiotherapy clinic.  Anniken shares how she discovered somatic psychotherapy as a means to overcome burnout and improve her client rapport.  Anniken is passionate about humanizing healthcare and shares with us the ways we can check in with ourselves, better understand ourselves, and better connect with our patients.     Episode Highlights: Feeling burnout and compassion fatigue Somatic psychotherapy and what it is Why it’s so important to keep ourselves in check and better understand ourselves How we can affect our clients   Connect with Anniken Chadwick: Website | Cheerful Pelvis LinkedIn | Anniken Chadwick The Art of Physiotherapy - Anniken’s Blog Instagram | @the_art_of_physio Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
May 18, 2021

Giving a Voice to the Benefits and Burnout Risk on Primary Care Physicians with Dr. Suryadutt Venkat

Physician burnout is a widespread issue and is worsening with the onset of this pandemic. From being overworked, understaffed, and undermanaged; our healthcare workers are facing much bigger hurdles and challenges where they’re expected to work and sacrifice critical aspects of their own personal lives. In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Suryadutt Venkat, a family care physician and the Medical Director of Encompass Family Medicine, to share with us the factors of physician burnout, why it’s happening, and what we can do. Hop in and join the conversation!    Episode Highlights: Why Dr. Venkat became a doctor Why Dr. Venkat thinks burnout is increasing among primary care providers Do EMRs and Patient Portals work? Three main components of physician burnout How Dr. Venkat manages burnout for himself How covid contributed to physician burnout   Connect with Dr. Suryadutt Venkat:   Primary Care | Encompass Family Medicine | Website LinkedIN     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
May 9, 2021

What in Your Life is Impacting How You Show Up in Your Practice Each Day?

Unconsciously, we can easily overlook how something is impacting us in our life. Be it from our friendships, relationships, and the like. But in my case-- it’s my mom; a kind and caring person, one of the closest people to me on this earth. Through my relationship with my mom, I was taught to pour my heart into my work and everything I do-- to be sure that I give my all to those that need my help where I can offer it. I like to credit her for this, because so many of my own clients come to me and they tell me that I work with so much heart. Be sure to tune into this short episode, where I share with you how you can channel these positive things into your life, and how they can manifest in our daily lives.   Episode Highlights: Pouring heart into your work Being authentically there for your patients How my mother inspires me daily Keeping boundaries with patients and people   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
May 4, 2021

Why Authentic Communication is Key to Patient Care

Today’s a bit of a short episode-- but trust me when I say it can definitely be overlooked in our work. Authentic communication is at the root of prime patient care. Not only does it help them heal mentally, but it also allows us to provide them with much better support since they’d be more open to talking to us about their discomforts and how they truly are feeling. In this episode, I’ll be sharing with you different experiences of mine where communication really played a huge role in understanding my patients pain and care.   Episode Highlights: Why I’m so passionate about communication An example of authentic communication with a patient Why communication is so important   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
April 27, 2021

How to Prevent Burnout in Only 5 Powerful Minutes with Dr. Christian & Dr. Caroline Heim

Each of us has faced burnout one way or another, and sometimes we aren’t prepared to handle such big emotions that we’ve absorbed throughout the day. In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Christian and Dr. Caroline Heim. Dr. Christian Heim is an award-winning clinical psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Today they’ll walk us through ways we can prevent burnout, investing in only 5 minutes of our day to save us days of stress following. I hope you stay and listen in for this insightful and eye-opening discussion!   Episode Highlights: Shelving emotions and its effects Tools we can use for trauma Empathy and the medical industry during the pandemic The difference between repression and suppression   Connect with Dr. Christian and Caroline Heim: Website | Dr Christian Heim: Preventative Mental Health YouTube | Dr Christian Heim Instagram | Dr Christian Heim Psychiatrist (@drchristianheim)   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
April 20, 2021

How to Begin Stepping into the Advocacy Role and Using Your Voice for Good

Advocacies are meant to be shared, they’re meant to be preached. So why are we holding ourselves back? Join me today for a little chat about how we can start using our voices for good-- contributing to a better future for patients and providers alike. In this episode, I’d really love to go into detail about the main difference between complaining and advocating-- where its roots lay and how they’re driven. I know a lot of people that prefer to be quiet, they prefer not to face the retribution from others, and while I understand that-- it’s definitely something that needs to change. I hope you stay and hear me out this episode as I state my own advocacy and call you all to action as well!   Episode Highlights: Why some people choose to stay silent The fine line between complaining and advocating   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook   Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
April 13, 2021

How to Help Your Patients Connect with Their Goals and Motivation

Since healing is just as much mental as it is physical, join me over a cup of warm tea as I chat with you about ways in which you can help your patients highlight and connect with their goals. I’ll briefly talk about an experience of mine with a patient that could no longer walk, but thanks to setting goals and building motivation, we helped her change her life for the better. Be sure to listen in and hopefully this will inspire you to take a different approach to patient care and helping them!   Episode Highlights: What to ask our patients to visualise their goals Rethinking how we help them take on Challenges   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting with patients to improve their care!
April 6, 2021

How to Better Deal with Difficult Patient Interactions & Enhance the Overall Patient Experience with Barbara Khozam

March 30, 2021 I am joined today with Barbara Khozam: customer service investigator, trainer, and speaker on healthcare communication, the patient experience, and leadership.  Barbara and I chat about all things related to dealing with difficult patient interactions and enhancing the overall patient experience. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Compassionomics Guest Social: Website: Barbara Khozam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbarakhozam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bnkhozam/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarakhozam/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BarbaraKhozam Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
March 30, 2021

What Could Silence in The Workplace Really Be Trying to Say?

March 23, 2021 Join me today as I chat with you about the silent aspect of toxic workplaces that are traditionally not thought about and how that can disempower providers and result in depersonalization and burnout. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: A Hidden Truth: Hostility in Healthcare Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
March 23, 2021

Is Burnout Prevention Integrated in Your Practice to Better Manage Stress?

March 16, 2021 Join me today as I ask you to reflect on your burnout prevention practices and whether they happen in or outside of your workplace?  I further chat about the power of an empowerment approach in preventing burnout in the workplace.   *Correction: "Negatively Reduced was meant to be negatively influenced burnout"* If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: https://www.longwoods.com/content/17242/healthcare-quarterly/workplace-empowerment-as-a-predictor-of-nurse-burnout-in-restructured-healthcare-settings Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
March 16, 2021

Perfectionism or Excellence: Where Do You See Yourself & Could it Impact Burnout?

March 9, 2021 Join me as I chat with you about the differences between excellence and perfectionism and how perfectionism could lend itself towards burnout. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing *Focus on Solutions, Not Barriers Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
March 9, 2021

How to Move Forward and Feel More Clear on Your Practice

March 2, 2021 Join me today as I chat with you about the power of reflecting in various ways to assist you in moving forward in your practice and feeling more clear.  If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
March 2, 2021

How to Get The Most Out of Your Patient's Potential through Functionally Focused Interventions

February 23, 2021 Join me as I chat with you about how I allow my patients to guide my treatment interventions, often focusing on functional movements that help to restore a loss of independence in what matters most to them.   Please note, patient safety is of utmost importance and this recording is done under the context that all red/yellow flags have been ruled out during Ax/Rx. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing *Focus on Solutions, Not Barriers Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
February 23, 2021

One Word I Would Like Eliminated from The Communication Vocabulary

February 16, 2021 Join me today as I chat with you about the word "non-compliance" and why I think it should not be used in our communication vocabulary to describe patient adherence unless we are aware of the reason for why it exists. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
February 16, 2021

Ways to Know You've Had a Lasting Impact on Your Patients' Lives

February 9, 2021 Join me as I share a couple of stories that have helped me to reflect on my practice, what lasting impression I want to leave on my patients and profession, and how to bridge the gap from communication to connection. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
February 9, 2021

How to Be Unique in a Profession that Labels Us All The Same

February 2, 2021 Join me as I chat with you about what it takes to be original in your profession.  Hint: You already are and it's time you take the time to reflect on it.  If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
February 2, 2021

Have You Been Neglecting The Very Best Habits of Your Success?

January 26, 2021 Join me as I reflect with you on the core habits that have been fundamental to my most successful and fulfilled time, why I let them go, and how I am reclaiming my power and habits again. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Free Webinar (Coupon Code: CommunicationIsCare, expires January 31st at 11:59pm): https://embodiaapp.com/courses/724-communication-is-care-9-empowering-strategies-to-guide-patient-healing-jennifer-george Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
January 26, 2021

How to be More Mindful of Empathetic Communication in a Technologically-Driven System

January 19th, 2021 Join me as I chat with you about the difference between communication efficiency and empathy in a technologically driven system that focuses more on innovation than the cores of inter-personal communication.   If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Free Webinar (Coupon Code: CommunicationIsCare, expires January 31st at 11:59pm): https://embodiaapp.com/courses/724-communication-is-care-9-empowering-strategies-to-guide-patient-healing-jennifer-george Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
January 19, 2021

Remember This When it Comes to Effective Patient Interactions

January 12th, 2021 Join me as I chat with you about this perspective when it comes to patient-provider communication - it is not about what you say or know, but more about what you're open to receiving and understanding.   If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Free Webinar (Coupon Code: CommunicationIsCare, expires January 31st at 11:59pm): https://embodiaapp.com/courses/724-communication-is-care-9-empowering-strategies-to-guide-patient-healing-jennifer-george Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
January 12, 2021

How to Know When You're Feeling Conflicted & Why Your Inner Peace and Power Matter Now

January 5th, 2021 Join me as I chat with you about why it's necessary to reflect on our practice and check in with our alignment.  I chat about how to know if you're feeling off and when it's time to take action on getting aligned. I wish you all the best in health, joy, peace, and gratitude in 2021. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
January 5, 2021

2020: A Year in Reflection & Some of the Lessons I've Appreciated Along the Way

December 29, 2020 Join me as I chat with you about some of the lessons I've come to appreciate in 2020.  While there are many more to add with each passing day, these were some of the ones that enlightened me.  I wish you all the best in health, joy, peace, and gratitude in 2021. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
December 29, 2020

How to Break the Habit of People Pleasing & Hold Space for Yourself

December 22, 2020 Join me as I chat with you about the importance of expressing your boundaries to prevent exhaustion and depersonalization in the workplace as well how this impacts your own sense of value. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (Guide from a Place of Integrity) Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
December 22, 2020

How Your Holistic Passion to Serve Fuels Your Growth & Helps You Overcome Your Inner Critic With Farouk Bello

December 1, 2020 Join me with special guest, Farouk Bello (PT and Creator of Rooks Health) as we chat about holistically serving patients, communicating with empathy, and how a passion to serve fuels your growth globally and helps you overcome your inner critic. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Guest Social, Farouk Bello (PT): Website: www.rookshealth.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/rookshealth?lang=en IG: https://www.instagram.com/ruuqie/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP9NdzjOBdiggVBDJ6xU8A Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/rooks-health-podcast/id1518663265 Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
December 1, 2020

How Your Positive Impact is Rooted in Your Pain and Struggle

November 30, 2020 Join me over a cup of herbal adaptogens as I chat with you about how our greatest messaging, presence, and influence is rooted from our darker moments. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (https://www.amazon.ca/Communication-Care-Empowering-Strategies-Patient-ebook/dp/B07TDSHZXT) Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517  
November 30, 2020

How to Appreciate When It's Time to Rest & When to Get into Action

November 25, 2020 Join me over a glass of water as I chat with you about the art and fine line of knowing when it's time to rest and when it's time to get into action.  There's a time and place for all of it and it's best to plan for both. If you liked this podcast, please subscribe, share and leave an honest review. Disclaimer: All views are my own and for informational purposes only.  They are not to be viewed as medical advice or training.  Please see a licensed professional in this regard.  All information is provided in good faith and does not represent the views or opinions of any entity or organization.   Resources: www.jennifergeorge.co Read: Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (https://www.amazon.ca/Communication-Care-Empowering-Strategies-Patient-ebook/dp/B07TDSHZXT) Host Social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestobsessed_with_jenn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenngeorge08 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestobsessed/ LinkedIN: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-george-25656517
November 24, 2020