Women in Veterinary Leadership with Kerrie Hedley

Kerrie Hedley is one of those people who has already achieved a great deal in her career. Simply by following her passion and taking the occasional risk she’s had a rapid career trajectory. In this podcast, Naomi of Smashing the Ceiling talks to Kerrie about her career and work. After starting out in equine practice, […]

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Career skills 1 – Negotiation

During this episode we discuss the 4 P’s of negotiation: preparation, practice, positivity and persistence. These are some of the things you need to consider.

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Careers skills 2 – Conflict Resolution

Conflict is inevitable in every workplace, but it’s how you deal with it that marks you out both as a leader or a team member. Naomi talks about strategies to manage conflict within a team that you manage, and what to do if you find yourself in a conflict situation.

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Career skills 3 – Listening

Listening is one of the most under-rated workplace skills, but also one of the most essential. Everyone wants to feel heard, that their ideas are being considered, and that their input is valuable. However, if everyone is talking and nobody is listening then as a team, you’re going nowhere fast.

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Career Skills 4 – Networking

This episode has plenty of advice to help you feel more confident in approaching others that can help you, and how to build strong rapport with those you meet.

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Career skills 5 – Self-Reflection

This podcast forms part of the career skills series. It explores how and why self-reflection is such a vital self-development tool. For those not used to the habit of personal reflection, there are some great reasons to develop this tool moving forwards.

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Career Skills 6 – The 5 D’s of Achieving your Thing

Do you have personal or career goals that you’ve never achieved? Do you know what is holding you back from going for it? This episode is about taking on adventures in life, whether personal or professional, & how to achieve your goals. It doesn’t really matter what your ‘Thing’ is, but if there’s a goal […]

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Barbara Natterson Horowitz – Comparative Medicine

While it’s second nature for vets, most doctors never consider the human animal cross-over of diseases and conditions. While they may explore this when their own pets gets sick, few will go beyond this to ponder that a whale might get breast cancer, or a marmoset might get heart disease. Or, expanding the commonality in […]

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Jamie Coleman – Trauma Surgeon

Jamie Jones Coleman is a trauma surgeon in the US. As she puts it, most of what she does is “fixing holes in people”. But that comes no way near explaining the complexity, skill and adrenaline of her job. When her bleeper goes and it’s all hands on deck to save a life. If that’s […]

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Jaclyn Whittal – Storm Chaser

Jaclyn Whittal is the kind of woman we love: brave and fearless. She says ‘Yes’ to almost every opportunity that comes her way in life. This approach has led her down a winding career path involving Shania Twain, and a role as Sandy in the German version of Grease. Her current work is in television, […]

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Cal Major – Paddle Against Plastic

Cal Major, environmentalist, stand-up paddle boarder, campaigner, adventurer and vet. If that’s not enough, in 2019 she set a new World Record whilst paddling solo from Land’s End to John O’Groats! In 2016, whilst working as a vet, she was unable to watch the amount of plastic washing up on her favourite surfing beaches any more […]

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Goli Kalkhoran – Life as an Entrepreneur

Goli Kolkhoran is an advocate of quitting your professional life if it’s not working for you. Graduating as a lawyer in the US, Goli was convinced she’d found her ideal career. Having to pay off huge student debts she went into corporate law. She then moved on to her ‘dream job’ of helping under-served communities […]

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Sally Snow – Wildlife Film Maker and Conservationist

You don’t get many better job descriptions than Sally Snow. Sally is a zoologist, documentary maker and shark chaser, which is pretty much guaranteed to result in reverent silence at any dinner part! Born and raised in West Wales, Sally spent her childhood living in the sea, sharing the bathroom with otters and trying to […]

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Uta Frith – Exploring the Mind

Dame Professor Uta Frith is a developmental psychologist and champion of women in science. She grew up in Germany where she developed a passion for science and mathematics. Uta arrived in London in the 1960’s at a time of liberation and exploration. Through her work at University College London she has changed the way both […]

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Emma Mosey – From Novellist to Poultry Farmer

Emma Mosey grew up in Cheshire and considered herself a country girl, although that might be open to debate. She studied English at the University of Edinburgh and completed a Masters in creative writing at Royal Holloway in London. Her first novel, How To Be A Good Wife, was published in 2013 to significant critical […]

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