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Episode 41: The Anatomy of Fear: Understanding its Impact on Healthcare Professionals (featuring besting selling author, Mindy Spigel, RN, MSN, CPXP)

Tune in for Part #2 of Stephanie Whitehead’s interview with Mindy Spigel, the author of the best-selling book There’s a Snake on My Head! Strategies for Alleviating Fear and Anxiety in Healthcare for Patients, Families, AND Healthcare Teams. Listen to Part #1 of their interview here: eLABorate Topics | Episode 39: “There’s a Snake on…

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Episode 40: Finding Your Voice: Strategies to Own Your Own Narrative

In today’s episode, we’re diving into the importance of owning your own narrative and speaking up for yourself. Co-host, Tywauna Wilson shares practical strategies and tips to help you assert yourself with grace and confidence. This episode was inspired by a question sparked during a recent emerging leaders panel discussion, that asked… “What advice would…

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Episode 39: “There’s a Snake on My Head!” (featuring best-selling author, Mindy Spigel, RN, MSN, CPXP)

When it comes to healthcare, fear, and anxiety can be major obstacles to providing optimal care. Patients can feel overwhelmed by the decisions they need to make, and the intense emotions they experience can make understanding the information they receive difficult. This is where effective communication comes in. By engaging in meaningful conversations, healthcare professionals…

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Episode 38: Preparing for Success: A Guide to Maximizing Your Next Conference

In this episode, the eLABorate Topics co-hosts discuss the importance of preparation before attending a virtual or in-person conference.  Tune in as they offer tidbits and tips such as  Setting clear goals before attending a conference (which is essential in order to make the most out of the event)!  Tailoring the sessions you attend towards…

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Episode 37: “Fulfilled Not Frustrated: Creating a Lab Career That’s Right For You”

Are you a medical laboratory professional who feels unfulfilled, burnt out, or stuck in your current role? You’re not alone.  Many talented lab techs and scientists struggle to find meaning and satisfaction in their daily work. However, there are steps you can take to find or create a lab career that truly aligns with your…

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Episode 36: Revive and Thrive: The Roundtable Recap

In this episode, co-hosts Stephanie Whitehead and Tywauna Wilson chat and recap their favorite motivational and inspirational eLABorate Topics episodes from Season 3 thus far.   Tune in as they:  Discuss the impact of healthy connections on professional motivation  Share tips for building stronger networking relationships  Highlight success stories of entrepreneur relationships from previous episodes Revive…

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Episode 35: Transforming Job Rejection into Stepping Stones for Career Growth

In today’s episode, “Transforming Job Rejection,” we tackle the disheartening and frustrating experience of receiving a job rejection. We’ve all faced it at some point, but it’s crucial to remember that there is always a silver lining. To kick things off, our host, Tywauna Wilson, shares a personal experience of interviewing for a laboratory project…

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Episode 34: Supporting Grief in the Lab: Creating a Culture of Compassion and Care- Dana Powell Baker

In today’s episode, we have a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on a topic that is often overlooked in the workplace – grief. We are joined by our guest, Dana Powell Baker, who is the manager for academic partnerships with the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Dana brings a wealth of expertise in higher education, relationship building,…

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Episode 33: Big Tech Invading the Lab – Collaborate or Isolate? The Choice for Clinical Labs’ Future

-In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small discusses how tech companies like Amazon are expanding into healthcare and clinical labs. There are concerns that these companies don’t understand the complex regulations and expertise needed to properly run clinical labs.   – However, there are also opportunities for collaboration between traditional clinical labs and tech…

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Episode 32: “Feedback as a Growth Tool: Nurturing Employee Development”

In this episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead shares her insights on how feedback can be a powerful tool for employee growth and development. She explains the importance of feedback in understanding an individual’s strengths, areas for improvement, and opportunities for learning and personal growth. Stephanie then provides tips on how to have casual conversations about career…

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