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eLABorate Topics, aims to be the leading platform empowering medical laboratory professionals to excel in their careers through industry-specific training and leadership development. We aim to create community where professionals feel valued, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

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eLABorate Topics, aims to be the leading platform empowering medical laboratory professionals to excel in their careers through industry-specific training and leadership development. We aim to create community where professionals feel valued, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

    Episode 23: Career Climb: Mastering the Mindset for Success

    Episode 23: Career Climb: Mastering the Mindset for Success

    In this insightful episode of "eLABorate Topics," our co-hosts delve into the mindset required for career success and the courage to pursue personal fulfillment. They share practical tips, personal challenges, and the importance of resilience, self-reflection, and continuous growth.
    Key Points
    Courage and Leadership: Making tough decisions with confidence and integrity.Shifting Perspectives: Viewing work as a platform for growth and learning.Maintaining a Positive Mindset: Embracing a growth mindset and practicing self-compassion.Designing Your Career Path: Building a career based on your strengths and values.Practical Tips: Effective goal setting, leadership strategies, and celebrating small achievements along the way.
    Why Listen?
    Gain actionable insights to boost your professional journey.Learn how to navigate challenges with resilience and self-reflection.Discover the power of a positive mindset in achieving career and personal goals.
    Don't Miss:
    Real-life stories of overcoming obstacles and achieving success.Expert advice on personal and professional development.Strategies to help you design a fulfilling and impactful career.

    **Tune In and Transform Your Mindset!**

    Subscribe to "eLABorate Topics" and be part of our community dedicated to continuous growth and professional excellence. Share this episode with colleagues and friends to inspire and empower them on their career journeys.

    • 41 min
    Episode 22: Practical Advice for Aspiring DCLS Professionals from Experienced Practitioners

    Episode 22: Practical Advice for Aspiring DCLS Professionals from Experienced Practitioners

    Join us for an insightful episode where we delve into the impactful careers and contributions of two trailblazing doctors in clinical laboratory science, Dr. Lashanta Brice and Dr. Melody Boudreaux Nelson. Explore their journeys, the significance of a DCLS degree, and the crucial role of interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare.
    Today, we'll cover:
    - The Importance of DCLS Professionals and Collaborative Healthcare
    - Comprehensive Advice for Pursuing a DCLS Degree
    - How to Showcase the Laboratory’s Value in Patient Care and Outcomes
    Tune in to learn valuable insights and strategies for elevating your career in medical laboratory science.
    Guest Bios:
    LaShanta Brice, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)SH(ASCP)
    Dr. LaShanta Brice graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston December 2021 with her Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She received her Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 and her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia in 2008. Dr. Brice specializes in hematology and coagulation with 15 years of bench experience, management experience, process development, quality and compliance, and teaching experience. Her most recent position was the Hematology and Flow Cytometry Supervisor at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She currently serves as Diagnostica Stago's Scientific Engagement & Clinical Education Scientist. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and designing Happy Planner layouts.
    Melody Boudreaux Nelson, DCLS, CC (NRCC), MS, MLS (ASCP)cm
    Dr. Melody Boudreux Nelson is a board-certified Clinical Chemist and a Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, KS. Her leadership experience spans core laboratory oversight, operational management, and informatics. Dr. Nelson advocates for laboratory prominence in healthcare and enjoys creating quality improvement initiatives with interdisciplinary teams.
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    • 31 min
    Episode 21: Social Media Rx: Empowering Laboratory Professionals through Digital Advocacy (Featuring, Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM))

    Episode 21: Social Media Rx: Empowering Laboratory Professionals through Digital Advocacy (Featuring, Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM))

    In this episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead interviews Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM, a trailblazer in laboratory medicine and a strong advocate for laboratory professionals. Dr. Golab shares her unique career journey, starting from her high school days through obtaining her doctorate.
    She explains the importance of laboratory advocacy, and how she uses social media platforms like X (Twitter) and LinkedIn to enhance visibility and awareness for the laboratory profession. Dr. Golab offers valuable tips for leveraging social media for professional growth, inspiring listeners to be active advocates for their field.
    This episode provides insightful strategies for navigating social media authentically and effectively for advocacy and professional development.
    Special Guest Bio:
    Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM, is the Clinical Laboratory Utilization Specialist at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories (WDL) in Milwaukee, WI. Kathryn is an active member of ASCP, where she is currently the chair of the National Social Media Committee and a career ambassador. She also is a member of ASCLS and is active at the Wisconsin State level as the current secretary for the Board of Directors, and on the national level as a member of the Consumer Response Team. She also is on the Menomonee Falls High School Healthcare Career Academy Board of Directors as a member at large. In 2022, she was awarded the ASCP Board of Certification Lab Superstar Award Runner-up, is a 2021 ASCLS Voices under 40 awardee, and has multiple publications related to social media and laboratory administration. When not promoting the laboratory profession, she enjoys hiking and reading books in her free time.
    Connect with Dr. Kathryn Golab:
    X (Twitter): @kgolabmls
    LinkedIn: Dr. Kathryn Golab
    Connect with Stephanie Whitehead Click on the link to connect with Stephanie for more on this and other leadership and personal development topics.
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    Follow @eLABorate Topics on all social media platforms and Join our eLABorate Topics Group on LinkedInJoin Team #eLABorate and connect with us!Listen on directimpactbroadcasting.com, Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast platform Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on your phone, tablet, or notebook so you never miss an episode!Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!Leave us a Video Review and we will feature you on our Social Media: Video Review
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    If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please reach out to us by completing the guest interest form or sending us an e-mail at elaboratetopics@directimpactbroadcasting.com.

    • 37 min
    Episode 20: Lab Convergence: Unpacking Our Leadership Summit Experience

    Episode 20: Lab Convergence: Unpacking Our Leadership Summit Experience

    In this episode, join Tywauna Wilson and Stephanie Whitehead as they dive into their recent experience at the Lab Manager Leadership Summit. From insightful sessions to engaging workshops, listen as they share their key takeaways, memorable moments, and reflections on how the summit has impacted their approach to laboratory management and leadership.
    Tune in to hear Tywauna and Stephanie unpack their summit experience and gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of laboratory management and leadership.
    To listen to similar episodes:
    Episode 10: Navigating Laboratory Leadership: Insights from Dr. Rodney Rohde
    Episode 5: "Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad"
    Podcast Call to Action
    We would love to feature YOU!!!
    Share your favorite takeaway from today's episode: Video Review
    Be an eLABorate Supporter!
    Follow @eLABorate Topics on all social media platforms and Join our eLABorate Topics Group on LinkedInJoin Team #eLABorate and connect with us!Listen on directimpactbroadcasting.com, Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast platform Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on your phone, tablet, or notebook so you never miss an episode!Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!Leave us a Video Review and we will feature you on our Social Media: Video Review
    Be a Guest on our show!
    If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please reach out to us by completing the guest interest form or sending us an e-mail at elaboratetopics@directimpactbroadcasting.com.

    • 30 min
    Episode 19: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence for Lab Leaders in the Digital Era

    Episode 19: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence for Lab Leaders in the Digital Era

    In this episode of eLABorate Topics, hosts Tywauna Wilson delve into the critical role of emotional intelligence in the digital era, especially within the high-pressure environment of medical laboratories. Listen in to discover practical tips and insights for enhancing your emotional intelligence, leading to a more harmonious and effective workplace.
    Today, we'll cover:
    - The importance of emotional intelligence for effective communication and teamwork
    - How emotional intelligence impacts patient care and job performance in the lab
    - Techniques for managing stress and maintaining composure under pressure
    - Strategies for developing emotional intelligence to advance your career and leadership skills
    - Practical quick wins to start building your emotional intelligence today.
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    Related Episodes:
    Episode 5 (Season 4): Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle HoadEpisode 10 (Season 4): "Navigating Laboratory Leadership: Insights from Dr. Rodney RohdeEpisode 18 (Season 4): Achieving Work-Life Alignment: Essential Strategies for Medical Lab Professional Leaders
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    Join Team #eLABorate and connect with us! 
    Podcast Call to Action
    We would love to feature YOU!!!
    Share your favorite takeaway from today's episode: Video Review
    Be an eLABorate Supporter!
    1.     Listen on directimpactbroadcasting.com, Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast platform
    2.     Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on your phone, tablet, or notebook so you never miss an episode!
    3.     Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!
    4.     Join our eLABorate Topics Group on LinkedIn
    5.     Leave us a Video Review and we will feature you on our Social Media: Video Review
    Connect with Coach Tee Wilson
    To connect with Tywauna for more on this and other leadership and personal development topics visit: TywaunaWilson.com or connect with her on LinkedIn where she shares topics to help you learn grow and develop in the area of leadership and personal development.
    Be a Guest on our show!
    If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact us by completing the guest interest form or e-mailing us at elaboratetopics@directimpactbroadcasting.com.
     

    • 33 min
    Episode 18: Achieving Work-Life Alignment: Essential Strategies for Medical Lab Professional Leaders

    Episode 18: Achieving Work-Life Alignment: Essential Strategies for Medical Lab Professional Leaders

    In this episode, host Lona Small addresses the top challenge facing medical lab professionals leaders today: work-life balance. Lona introduces the concept of "work-life alignment" and shares seven essential strategies to help professionals achieve a fulfilling and balanced life.
    Key Points:
    1. Envision Your Ideal Life:
    • Imagine your perfect day from morning to night, including work and personal time.
    • Visualize interactions, accomplishments, and routines to create a clear picture of your ideal day.
    2. Journal Your Why:
    • Write down at least 20 reasons why you want the life you envision.
    • Anchor your goals by understanding the deeper motivations behind them.
    3. Prioritize What’s Important:
    • Create a comprehensive list of priorities, combining both personal and professional tasks.
    • Rank them to ensure the most important tasks are addressed first.
    4. Celebrate and Be Grateful Now:
    • Practice gratitude and celebrate the present moment to maintain motivation and positivity.
    • Visualize and express excitement for future successes.
    5. Eliminate Non-Essentials:
    • Reduce or remove tasks that don’t align with your priorities through delegation, automation, or elimination.
    • Focus on tasks that truly matter and bring joy or fulfillment.
    6. Schedule Your Priorities:
    • Integrate both personal and professional priorities into one calendar to ensure nothing gets overlooked.
    • Use the concept of "big rocks" to prioritize essential tasks first.
    7. Establish Routines and Rituals:
    • Develop consistent daily, weekly, and monthly routines to create structure and predictability.
    • Include rituals like morning mindfulness practices, gratitude exercises, and intentional planning.
    Action Steps:
    1. Self-Assessment:
    • Evaluate your current work-life alignment. Are you satisfied with how you're balancing your professional and personal life?
    2. Vision Creation:
    • Start by creating a detailed vision of your ideal life. Write down your goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
    3. Join a Support Community:
    • Consider joining a community of medical lab leaders for support and accountability. Reach out to Lona Small on LinkedIn to join the first group of 20 leaders.
    Additional Information:
    • Connect with us on LinkedIn: eLABorate Topics Group and give us your feedback!Host’s Closing Remarks:
    Lona emphasizes the importance of integrating work and personal life into a harmonious alignment. By following the outlined strategies, listeners can create a fulfilling, impactful, and stress-free professional and personal life. Lona invites listeners to share the episode with colleagues and friends and stay connected through various platforms for ongoing support and resources.
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    • 34 min

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14 Ratings

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Great life advice

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