eLABorate Topics

Episode 25: “How to Level Up Your Career, Get Seen, Recognized, and Promoted Using the ROI Methodology

In this episode of the Elaborate Topics Podcast, Lona discuss how lab leaders can Level up their careers get seen, recognized and promoted. She discussed  1.   Importance of Demonstrating Impact: ·      Lab leaders often feel unrecognized for their work. ·      Demonstrating impact can help advance careers and open doors to…

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Episode 24: From Lab Coat to Entrepreneur & CEO: Iyonna Woods’ Journey to Building a Business with Purpose (featuring Iyonna Woods, MS, MLS (ASCP)SBB)

In this episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead chats with medical lab scientist and founder of Fancy-Free Hair & Skin, Iyonna Woods, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB, to discuss her journey from working in the laboratory to starting her own hair and skin care line. As a lab scientist, Iyonna was driven to help others with their skin and hair…

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Episode 23: Navigating Office Politics For New Managers

On this episode of eLABorate Topics, Tywauna Wilson delves into the complex issue of office politics and how it affects laboratory teams. She discusses how different personalities, such as complainers, gossipers, and bullies, can affect lab morale and productivity. Tywauna offers tips for laboratory managers on how to handle these types of personalities and emphasizes…

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Episode 22- Strategies for Enhancing Team Cohesion

Are you looking for strategies to develop and enhance your team’s cohesion?  Tune in to the latest podcast episode and learn how to bring your team together and create a strong sense of unity.  Key Topics discussed include: The importance of communication, providing feedback, promoting team building activities, and creating a shared sense of purpose. …

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Episode 21 – From Medical lab Scientist to Entrepreneur ( Unika Alexander)

 In this episode of the Elaborate Topics Podcast, Lona Small interviews Unika Alexander, a medical lab scientist turned entrepreneur. Unika shares her journey from working in the lab to co-founding Proficient Lab, a SaaS platform coupled with consulting services for laboratory training, competency plans, and compliance management.  Unika is the co-founder and CEO at The…

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Episode 20 – A “FYI” on LDTs (featuring Michelle Campbell)

For many labs, validating their own laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) is the best solution to provide innovative, niche laboratory results in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.   In this episode, Stephanie Whitehead had the privilege of interviewing Michelle Campbell, MS, MLS(ASCP) MB, SC – an accomplished laboratory diagnostic development scientist (and medical laboratory professional) with expertise…

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Episode 19: Growing Beyond the Lab: 7 Personal Growth Steps for Medical Lab Professionals

On this episode of eLABorate Topics, host Tywauna Wilson shares practical tips for personal and professional growth that can help medical laboratory professionals excel in their careers. As a healthcare detective herself, Tywauna provides valuable insights for listeners, encouraging them to reflect on their current situation, rate past experiences, and set SMART goals. Additionally, she…

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Episode 18- “Ask Us Anything!” An eLABorate Topics Q&A, Roundtable Talk

Are you looking for answers to your burning questions about life, your career and everything in between?  In this episode, the eLABorate Topics co-hosts answer questions submitted by our fans on social media.  Tune in as they offer advice on how to successfully navigate your career path, how to increase your confidence, and tips to…

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Episode 17: An effective way to set career goals that you will be excited to keep

In this episode Lona Small discussed ways lab leaders can use an innovative way to set career goals they would be excited to keep. Lona discussed the importance of setting end goals instead of means goals, in order to reach career objectives. Lona also discussed the 3 MIQ or 3 Most Important Questions made popular…

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Episode 16: Innovative Solutions to the Challenges facing our laboratories (Featuring Nicole Colby)

Nicole Colby MLS(ASCP)cm, SBBcm, SCcm is an accomplished laboratory professional who’s passion for educating others has helped her make a lasting impact within the laboratory industry. In this enlightening episode, Stephanie Whitehead chats with Nicole about her laboratory journey and how she is using her current role at COLA to help advocate and educate the…

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