Episodes

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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Episode 31: Expanding Opportunities Beyond the Laboratory: Leveraging Your Skills and Certifications (featuring Eve Brunson)

In this episode, co host Tywauna Wilson sits down with Eve Brunson from Qmedix. They discuss the value of additional degrees and certifications for medical laboratory professionals. They share insights on career pathways, the benefits of specialist certifications, and the importance of exploring opportunities beyond the traditional hospital laboratory. Eve also sheds light on the…

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Episode 30: Dealing with Difficult People Roundtable

Hosts: – Tywauna Wilson   – Stephanie Whitehead – Lona Small In this Roundtable episode, Tywauna Wilson, Lona Small and Stephanie Whitehead discuss strategies for identifying and dealing with difficult people in the workplace. They provide tips on managing emotions, maintaining composure, and having crucial conversations in challenging interpersonal situations.  Key Topics Characteristics of “difficult…

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Episode 29: Rediscover Your Fire: Strategies for Passionate, Purposeful Leadership in the Lab

  In this  episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small provides strategies for lab leaders to rediscover their passion and purpose. Lona shares a 7-step roadmap to help reignite the fire and drive change through purposeful leadership. 1. Uncover Your Calling: Identify your unique purpose and passion within the field of lab medicine. Find the…

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Episode 28: Diversity Daily: Breaking Barriers and Fostering Inclusiveness in the Lab (featuring Cherie Hodge)

In this episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead chats with Life Coach and DEI Advocate, Cherie Hodge, to explore the importance of diversity in the clinical laboratory workplace and how it can positively impact productivity, creativity, and innovation. Cherie shares her tips on promoting acceptance and understanding in the workplace and encourages laboratory professionals to embrace and…

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Episode 27: “Does Who You Know Really Matter? Creating a Circle of Influence That Pays”

Networking is often touted as an essential aspect of professional success, but is it really about who you know? Maybe not. In fact, it may be more crucial to consider who knows you. While having a wide network of connections can open doors, true leadership success lies in building meaningful relationships with individuals who are…

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Episode 26: Building the Foundation: Tips to Designing a Career Ladder in your Lab

A well-defined career ladder can provide employees with clear goals, opportunities for growth, and increased job satisfaction. In this episode, the co-hosts delve into the process of designing a career ladder framework for your laboratory.  Tune in as they discuss the key components to consider, such as defining job roles, establishing competency levels, and outlining…

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