eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 31: “How to Seek Out Diverse Lab Career Opportunities”-Cedrick LaFleur

In this episode, co-host Tywauna Wilson sits down with Cedrick LaFleur, MT to discuss the various career opportunities for laboratorians, the importance of self advocacy, and leader development. 

If you are a laboratory professional looking to jump start your career, move into a new direction, getting recognition, then this is the episode for you! 

Key takeaways:

  • Advocacy starts with you! In order to be heard in the laboratory you have be more expressive
  • Networking and getting connected with other professionals is critical to visibility
  • Add value to other people
  • Be able to tell someone about who you are not always what you do
  • Don’t be afraid to seek non traditional career opportunities

Special Guest Bio:

Cedrick LaFleur is a motivational and empowering Senior Executive with more than 30 years of success across the healthcare sales, leadership, and sports industries. Cedrick has been married to Tammie for 33 years, they have 2 children, TreKessa (32 yrs old) and Patrick (27 yrs old). Cedrick is the Founder and Chief Executive at LaFleur Leadership Institute, where he has created a successful company which delivers workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, and coaching for organizations focused on leadership development. Cedrick is an Executive Director with John Maxwell Team, his responsibilities include Executive Leadership Training, Coaching, and Keynote Speaking internationally. Recently he was in Costa Rica helping lead a government leadership transformation for Costa Rican government. In addition, Cedrick is a Dave Ramsey certified Master Financial Coach, where he provides financial literacy training to individuals and organizations across the U.S. Cedrick is the Chairman of the Executive Leadership Circle, which is a private organization where thought leaders discuss and address global topics. Finally, he serves as Founding Partner and President of Lake Charles Education Collaboration, Inc. a 501c3 Education Based Think Tank. Their focus is to help low performing and failing schools improve academic outcomes. Cedrick recently retired as Regional Sales Manager, from Abbott Laboratories after serving for 22 years. Prior to his Abbott career, Cedrick sent 10 years in the clinical lab setting both in the U.S. Air Force and civilian sectors. He was a blood bank supervisor, Chemistry supervisor in the Air Force and QA/QC Lab Manager in the civilian sector.

Links to join Cedrick’s upcoming Mastermind trainings:

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