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Hi I am Dr. Julie Cappel and I coach veterinarians and others that work in the veterinary field. I am The Veterinary Life Coach. As a working veterinarian, hospital owner, mother, leader and certified life coach, I have a unique perspective on all things Veterinary medicine. My podcast will bring insight and tools for busy veterinarians to improve every aspect of their lives. I talk about stress, overwhelm, compassion fatigue, client issues, relationships, time management, leadership, team b ...
 
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Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones, director of Unleashed Coaching and Consulting, Dr. Jessica Lindahl, Co-Chief of Staff at Apple Grove Veterinary Care, and Dr. Lindsay Ruland, Chief of Medicine at Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor join me today to discuss infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. This is a powerful and emotional podcast. If you ar…
 
Here is the episode that you have been waiting for. Questions that you have submitted are asked and answered. Bridget Cappel guests as Julie's "Joe Rogan" and asks your questions. Learn about Life Coaching and what is unique about veterinary life coaching. Reach out to try coaching after you listen to this episode. juliecappel.com, veterinarylifeco…
 
Have you ever made a mistake? That is a ridiculous question because all humans make mistakes. The real question is, can we learn from our mistakes and not let them stop us from growing? Dr. Susan Sayles and I talk about the mistakes that we made in our careers and how we learned some valuable lessons and survived. If we see mistakes as part of gett…
 
Is it possible to be happy right were you are? I think that it is possible, with a bit of introspection, self-care, and self-coaching you can start feeling better every day. This week I talk about how to create more happiness in your life without changing your circumstances. You have the power to work on your thoughts and take actions to improve yo…
 
Sometime it is difficult to know exactly how to care for yourself emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. We think that taking the day off to relax is self-care, but then we spend the whole day binge watching Netflix we are avoiding our true feelings and feel terrible afterword. Self-care feels different than avoidance behavior. Learnin…
 
How do you know if you should stay at your current job or leave? Should you hire or fire? When you have a difficult decision to make do not do it from a place of fear or doubt. Work on your mindset to feel happy where you are, then make the decision from a clean neutral place. Choose change because you want to change, not to escape.…
 
Clients are testing our patience lately as we struggle to keep up and serve their demands. Is it possible to increase our capacity for patience? Let's talk about the advantages of working on your reasons for becoming more patient and how we can take steps to increase our feelings of peace and mindfulness.…
 
Do you feel free when it comes to money? Do you feel secure in your financial planning for your future? On this podcast I ask 10 questions to help you focus in on your spending and financial goals. Creating more money can be done by working more or spending less. Get started working on your financial life.…
 
Who are the people that you spend time with? How are your relationships affecting your progress to your goals and success? On this podcast Julie presents ten questions to ask yourself about relationships to help you sort out whether you are spending your time building productive relationships that move you forward or managing relationships that are…
 
Sometimes we feel stuck in the day-to-day and forget that we need to have a direction in order to get somewhere. Like a road trip without a map, our life will lead us anywhere and nowhere if we don't provide ourselves some direction. This podcast will give you a series of questions to ask yourself, with the purpose of understanding where you want t…
 
What does self-care mean to you? How do you think about your work challenges and balance those with your best life? This week I traveled to the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell Arizona and had some amazing experiences. The challenges that the trip presented to me lead me to think of parallels to our veterinary work. Challenges create opportunities for …
 
Are there times when you feel paralyzed in fear when you think about a big goal? We all have this innate fear of being rejected by others, and that can keep us from our goals and dreams. The approval seeking, people pleasing, and rejection fear keeps us from making our lives amazing. Today we talk about why we fear rejection and how we can work tow…
 
Blaming other people for problems in your life or for your negative childhood experiences may be harmful to your mental health. While blaming protects our ego, it can take away our power and leave us stuck in the past. Becoming aware of our blame stories and working to let them go, will allow us to fully enjoy the present and create the best future…
 
Veterinary medicine is suffering from a post-pandemic glut of clients/pets and a shortage of veterinary professionals. We are being pushed by clients and hospital owners to work longer, harder, and faster. If you are working in the field, there are probably days that you feel discouraged by the increased demands. Let's talk about tools to feel disc…
 
Dr. Susan Styles is the owner of Brooklyn Road Veterinary Clinic and a past president of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. Susan fosters a positive practice culture that allows her practice's team members to feel supported. On this podcast Julie and Susan talk about women as leaders, positive practice culture, using technology to enhance…
 
Ben Wolin is the President and CEO of Covetrus. Covetrus provides a suite of products, software, and services to veterinary professionals to improve patient care and add financial success to veterinary practices. Ben Wolin has experience as an entrepreneur with a long history of serving the healthcare industry. Ben and Julie talk about advances in …
 
Sometimes our thoughts feel like someone else telling us that we are not worthy or less than. That little "voice in your head" is a normal part of your brain that is trying to keep you from making a mistake or stepping out of the pack to take a risk. Your inner critic is useful, but also can be damaging if you believe every negative thing that it t…
 
Human connection is something that has become difficult during the pandemic, but it is an important part of our mental health. Today on the podcast I discuss connections and how to make them and keep them. Sometimes we feel awkward in groups of strangers, but we need to remember that others feel that way also. Share your connection experiences with…
 
Do you have trouble making firm decisions? Are you a people pleaser? If you said "yes" to these questions you might need to practice being more bold. Boldness allows the world to experience your unique voice, builds your self-confidence, and motivates you to build more excitement into your life. Visit veterinarylifecoach.com to learn more about lif…
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones joins me again to talk about client reviews, setting boundaries, and economics. Dr. Jessica is a bold entrepreneur with experience in many aspects of veterinary medicine including shelter practice. She is the owner or Unleashed Coaching and Consulting.By Dr. Julie Cappel
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones joins me again to talk about imposter syndrome, self-care choices, boundaries, and how to care for yourself while working in the veterinary profession. This podcast was divided into two parts because I was having so much fun talking to Jessica about all of the things that we face on a daily basis. Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones own…
 
Do you ever wonder what clothes and colors are best for you? Do you struggle with your body image or how you feel in your clothing? Rebecca Reid and Bridget Cappel teach Julie about different methods of styling your wardrobe to present your natural beauty to the world and feel comfortable with yourself. Working on your thoughts about your body and …
 
Tom Seeko is the co-founder and co-owner of Florida Veterinary Advisors and the host of the Smarter Vet Podcast. Tom dedicates his life to helping veterinarians alleviate financial stress. His mission is to give veterinarians clarity, confidence, control, and contentment through consulting and continuing education. Find Tom and his partner CJ at fl…
 
Attachment style refers to a particular way that an individual relates to other people. Your attachment style is developed very early in life and stays with you into your adult relationships. Your attachment style dictates how you relate to people particularly in situations that trigger stress. The four styles are, Secure, Insecure Avoidant (Dismis…
 
Clients seem to be getting more and more demanding as the veterinary profession suffers from being understaffed and overworked. Why do we let rude clients affect us? What can we do to overcome the fear that we feel about getting negative comments or bad reviews? Veterinarians need to stand up to client bullies and support each other to overcome thi…
 
Focus is defined as a point of concentration. Why does it seem so difficult to focus on the things that we want to create in our lives? It is our internal negative story about ourselves that keeps us distracted when we fear creating something big. Our work is to understand our internal negative story and beliefs that affect us. You have the power t…
 
Negative thoughts can and will cause negative emotion. Repeated negative thoughts cause poor self esteem, stress, anxiety, and depression. Just like changing your emotions takes awareness and work, so does challenging your negative thoughts. Negative thoughts are often fear based and can be the result of negative childhood experiences and past trau…
 
What is the difference between very successful, fulfilled people and those that struggle? It is their mindset. They have a willingness to put themselves out there, feel negative emotion, and do hard things. Working on yourself and your mental strength is a lifelong process, but the sooner you commit to doing work on yourself, the stronger you will …
 
Do you like money? Do you want to feel better about your finances and do better with managing your money? Today we talk about our attitude about money and practical tips for your budget. We need to let go of the thoughts that those who work in the veterinary profession should do things cheaply or free. Our services are valuable and we need to feel …
 
Are you a risk taker? You may not think that you are, but every goal you set requires you to take a risk Setting big life goals requires facing fear. Fear of the unknown or fear of failure can prevent us from living to our fullest potential. When we face up to the thoughts that cause our fears, and work to understand them we begin to do the thought…
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones is a veterinarian, speaker, coach, and director of Unleashed Coaching and Consulting. Her primary mission is to improve the lives of animals by improving the leadership, resilience, and engagement of the people who care for them. Dr. Moore-Jones has used her veterinary training to accomplish many interesting things in her ca…
 
What is happening with our amazing profession? Why don't we love what we do and why don't we thrive? How can we fix the things that plague us like debt, stress, compassion fatigue and a high suicide rate? Our profession needs to work to change the narrative and collectively by taking lessons from the amazing people and pets around us and take care …
 
Vetcove is a free ordering platform to help veterinary practices shop every veterinary vendor at once. Today on the podcast Julie talks to Alex Kates, the co-founder and CEO of Vetcove and Julie Sinaw, director of business development. Alex and his brother Mitchell developed Vetcove while working with their father, an equine veterinarian. It was de…
 
Did you know that complaining can increase stress hormones and negatively affect your health? Complaining has become one of the most difficult problems we face in our Covid/curbside culture as clients and team members alike spend time complaining about each other. On this podcast Karlene Belyea and I discuss how complaining can become pervasive in …
 
If you are feeling stuck in your life or career you are most likely struggling with a lack of focus and organization. Your brain is powerful and it has a bias towards energy conservation and negativity. Achieving big goals requires you to become the leader of your mind and life. You need to learn to focus your thoughts and take actions to move in t…
 
Do you want to be a better leader? Whether you own a business or work within a team you can create stronger leadership skills with some attention to detail. Great leaders foster great relationships with their people. On this podcast we talk about how to treat and interact with your team in order to strengthen personal bonds, share your vision, and …
 
How do you accomplish anything? Commitment! Why is it so hard to follow through with big goals? It comes from our beliefs, self doubt, and fear. Is there a way to control your thoughts and feel committed in the face of fear? Yes! Commitment allows you to continue working until you accomplish anything. It feels capable and strong. Let's talk about h…
 
Wouldn't it be amazing if you could feel more balanced on the inside? If you could understand yourself better and not fight with your emotions? That is the feeling of inner balance or inner peace. When you put in the work to know and understand yourself better, and then begin to offer yourself what you need, you can create some inner balance. Take …
 
Do you ever get the feeling that you are under qualified or not as competent as others perceive you to be? Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you have been lucky to get where you are. You feel like you are presenting yourself as a phony or that maybe you don't belong. Today on the podcast I talk about where this feeling comes from and how common…
 
Have you ever wondered what is like to get coached? What is this life coaching thing all about? Life coaches help us to understand why we are getting the results in life that we are getting and how to create something different. We coach on leadership, relationships, parenting, work/life balance, career, and even weight. We work with clients to mov…
 
Do you want your life to be different this year? Do you want to create something amazing? The first step to changing your life is goal setting. Dreams, goals, and action steps are the only way that you can create permanent change. Once you have set up big audacious goals, then the real work begins. The work will be managing your doubts, fears, and …
 
Oh the anxiety! We all experience it at times. On this podcast I talk about my anxiety and how it presents for me. We discuss why we experience anxiety and how we can work to process it and really feel it. The thoughts that we think cause the feelings that we feel -- always -- including anxiety. Showing yourself compassion and learning to accept yo…
 
Dr. Michael Thome is a large animal practitioner and hospital owner, and James Averill is the interim director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Michigan State University. Both of these gentlemen have had unique and interesting careers as veterinarians. They share their unique perspective on veterinary medical practice, leadership, and dea…
 
Dr. Kayla Stomack is a veterinarian working in emergency medicine and doing home care for "Lap of Love". Deanna Fischer is a LVT, hospital manager, and mother of four teenage boys. Ashley Backos is a LVT/ manager in emergency medicine and the mother of two young children. On this episode of the podcast we discuss the trials of 2020 and how we plan …
 
Matt Kuhn, DVM, PhD is an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow supporting the US Department of Defense in effectively publishing defense research. Matt has worked in non-clinical veterinary medicine in various capacities throughout his career. Today we talk about his path into non-clinical veterinary medicine, his take on work/life balance, an…
 
My 100th episode! I am so proud and happy to be doing this podcast for the veterinary community. In honor of this last month of 2020, I am spending the entire month doing interviews with veterinary professionals. We will talk about how we have navigated this unusual year and what we can do moving forward to take care of ourselves better in 2021. Jo…
 
Rebecca Reid is a Certified Personal Color Analyst and the owner of Colorpolitan. Rebecca uses a state of the art 12-tone Sci/ART personal color analysis system based on the science of natural color harmony. Rebecca teaches me about her business and how she uses color analysis to help people feel and look their best and live authentically. We had s…
 
Dr. Ivan Zak is a veterinarian and an entrepreneur. He is the creator of Smart Flow, a workflow optimization system for veterinary practices. He recently finished his MBA dissertation studying how Lean Thinking can help reduce burnout in veterinary organizations. Today Dr. Zak teaches us about his research findings and what motivates him to use his…
 
Do you know your Myers Briggs type? If you are a judging type or perceiving type you may have different learning styles. On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Bridget Cappel. We discuss the judging types and perceiving types and how they are influenced to learn based on the way they see the world. We examine the strengths and weakness of ea…
 
What does it mean to be teachable? Teachability is the openness to learn new things while creating better for your life. It involves dealing with the uncomfortable feelings that come from putting yourself out there and risking failure while learning. Becoming more open to learning is a skill that we can develop once we understand why we avoid being…
 
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