Speaking Topics and Workshops

Are you looking for fresh approaches to old problems?  Are you sick of established dogma that has lost its relevance? I crack the window on the stench of complacent thinking.   If you want to learn how to challenge yourself, consider innovative solutions, and laugh out loud, I can help. Let's connect -  contact me here to brainstorm.

Keynote Topics

Creating Resilience through Failure

"The Status Quo Sucks" -- George Carlin

With the advent of artificial intelligence, logic is increasingly outsourced to computers.
Creativity will be in the top 3 required skills in 2020 according to the World Economic Forum. We are all wired to be creative.  Enter into uncertainty and vulnerability with creativity, and build that resiliency muscle as you learn to fail. If we learn how to fail when the stakes are low, we can be more confident in knowing ourselves, our process, and recover easier when the stakes are high.

Firmly rooted in the neuroscience research about how creativity works, and the different types of creativity, we will practice exercises to awaken your creative child. Identify how to create optimal conditions for innovation, to maintain your competitive advantage in the years to come.

Art + Science = Peanut Butter + Chocolate

If you have been told you are a "left brainer" you might be drawn to data, figures, and facts.  Here's a fact - you are also highly creative, and creativity uses your whole brain, including your left and right sides.
Using neuroscience principles, learn how creativity is so much more than painting and performance.  How to apply creative thinking to small innovations, such as a new process, spreadsheet or desk layout.  The study of scientific creativity is examining what differentiates an artist from a scientist breaking new ground.
Identify when to use divergent and convergent thinking,  and environmental influences to set your team up for success.
Above all, reconnect to your curious inner child, passionate about exploring new challenges and never taking "no" for an answer.

Entertainment

Do you wish you could find an energetic, funny yet credible host?

I am equally comfortable with scientific, technical material as I am with comedy.

If you are interested in what I can do to support your next event as a Host, MC or comedian, click here to contact me.

Talk is Cheap
Does your stomach churn when you have to talk about costs in healthcare?  Does the idea of selling your recommendation feel "icky"? Ethical Sales is about active listening, and finding a solution that fits your client's needs.  I will deconstruct price objections, questions to ask, and why it matters to you and your patient.  You will learn practical, actionable steps to improve client compliance and clinic profitability. Interactive workshop or seminar.
Workshops
You are a "do-er".  You need personalized, actionable strategies target for your specific innovation needs.   I will tailor a creativity workshop for your team.  Learn your individual creative process, so you know how to participate effectively.  Practice a variety of techniques to maximize your creative flow and innovative contributions.  And it's fun!  The great thing about creativity is that the more fun it is, the better it gets!
Fantastic Vacation Relief
Vacations should be relaxing. I guarantee that you will learn new tools to set up a great locum term in this engaging lecture.  20 years of experience as a locum tenens makes me uniquely qualified to speak to hiring managers, staff or locums on effective onboarding of a temporary staff member, from preparation to selection to implementation.

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Meet Caroline

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Caroline Brookfield, DVM.

Making a great locum term


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Dr. Catherine Miller DVM.

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Unconventional Inspiration

Finding new solutions is what gets me up in the morning. Don't tell me "because it always has been done that way". Infinite curiosity  drives me and my decisions.  I am unashamedly unapologetic about my varied interests.

My curiosity inspired me to learn the world of e-commerce, spend a day as a Carnie at the Townsville Fair,  perform stand-up comedy, and enroll in a Certificate of professional management. ADHD much?  Not a liability, but a diversified, unique skill set to connect disparate concepts that translate to unconventional yet effective results.

If you are looking for someone to deliver a conversational, funny, and paradigm shifting talk to conservative professionals, without scaring them senseless, then I'm here for you. I have diverse experience (20+years) as a veterinarian in research, clinical practice, teaching, industry, wildlife, conservation and zoo medicine. I have built two websites (three if you include this easy little one). I built and operated a service based temporary staffing business, as well an online jewelry business, starting both brands from scratch. I will help you connect random concepts that will open your eyes to all the possibilities. 

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step -- Martin Luther King

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