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Mar 30, 2018

Following the CSM After Dark series, the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast followed up with the panelists to hear their after thoughts from the experience. Make sure to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 before listening to this show!

 

Dr. Rupal Patel, PT, DPT twitter

  • “Everyone had a unique perspective.”
  • “Everyone also needed to feel safe to share their story.”
  • “Look beneath the surface, the façade, or the face to learn about what makes them diverse or what makes them unique.”
  • “We need more of these kind of venues where we have different people from different diverse backgrounds sharing their unique perspectives and stories.”
  • “Find someone that they can relate to that is a physical therapist in their community… and reach out to them.”
  • “We need to move beyond just talking about diversity and really putting some traction or action behind it.”

 

Dr. Monique Caruth, PT, DPT twitter

  • “After hearing the other four women speak, it actually encouraged me to be more forthcoming about my experiences and my story because I know I am not alone.”
  • “Even though we were all women, there was difference in ethnicity and also difference in sexuality and gender as well. Diversity shouldn’t be based on just gender or color.”
  • “I hope we become a more inclusive profession and we all become better.”
  • “We are already at a disadvantage.”
  • “It’s important for people to see someone looking like them and being a role model for them as something to achieve.”

 

Dr. Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT twitter, facebook, instagram  

  • “I’m not alone.”
  • “There’s nothing more inspiring and energizing knowing that you have a community within a community.”
  • “It’s hard to develop that sense of self worth.”
  • “There’s different repercussions.”
  • “All can be elevated by understanding our bias and bias is not bad but it’s bad if we deny that it exists.”

 

Sherry Teague, CFO, PTA twitter, Email: Teague@valuebeyondthevisit.com, Kornetti and Krafft Healthcare Solutions

  • “Getting that message spread out will be really important.”
  • “The world inclusion is probably the word we should be using.”
  • “We didn’t get here in one motion… it would be nice to see incremental steps across the board.”
  • “You only have one chance to make a first impression and oftentimes those kinds of things, the paper forms and the restrooms and the environment you walk into is the first impression you can make with the client.”

 

Dr. Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD twitter

  • “Everyone had a unique story but there was a commonality in the fact that their identities had almost marginalized them during their PT education.”
  • “It’s important for us to ask questions and for us to be ok with being in those uncomfortable experiences.”
  • “There’s this desire for us to be better.”
  • “That means you just need a little more validation in that you are worthy not just to be at the table but also to be asked to dance.”
  • “There’s more variation in a group then there is between groups.”
  • “We all kind of struggle from imposter syndrome but racism for professionals really makes that worse.”

 

Mar 26, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch guest hosts and interviews Dr. Lisa Dorsey on her experiences in academia and with entrepreneurship. Dr. Lisa Dorsey is the co-founder and President of Eloquentia Consulting, a holistic firm that supports professional development within organizations, specifically focused on higher education. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. Previously, she served as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Dean for the Doisy College of Health Sciences, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Dean for Graduate Education for the Doisy College of Health Sciences, and the Director of the Program in Health Sciences at Saint Louis University.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to manage work life balance as a woman in the physical therapy profession

-Eloquentia Consulting, LLC: mentorship for women in the workplace

-How to develop leadership careers in higher education

-Barriers to advancing to leadership positions

-And so much more!

 

Lisa has a history of standing up against limiting beliefs about women’s ability to balance work and family. In one memorable exchange in a public setting she recalls feeling, “like so many doors were shut by that statement for all the women in the room.”

 

It is possible for you to enjoy both a great career and have meaningful relationships. From Lisa’s experience, “You can do both pieces. It’s about choices and it’s about how you integrate that life balance into your work.”

 

A good leader will want to collaborate with you and find solutions for your career growth. Lisa encourages, “Don’t be afraid to have that conversation.”

 

For more information on Lisa:

Dr. Lisa Dorsey is the co-founder and President of Eloquentia Consulting, a holistic firm that supports professional development within organizations, specifically focused on higher education. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. Previously, she served as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Dean for the Doisy College of Health Sciences, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Dean for Graduate Education for the Doisy College of Health Sciences, and the Director of the Program in Health Sciences at Saint Louis University.

She has completed a number of research and scholarship projects exploring physical therapy intervention for neurological impairment, higher education organizational structure, student success models in physical therapy and women in leadership and the workplace. Her current and most recent research projects include Pathways of Leader Self-efficacy for Women in Higher Education and Women Leading Women: Strategies and Support for Lifelong Career Development in Higher Education. She is engaged in the profession of physical therapy at the national level as the Chair for the Task Force on Graduate Outcomes, in higher education as an accreditation reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, and serves her local community as the Secretary for the Board of Education in the Mehlville School District.

She was the recipient of the Saint Louis University Woman of the Year Award in 2016, the Student Development Collaborative Partner Award, the Faculty Commitment to Experiential Learning Leadership & Service Award, and has been a Saint Louis University- YWCA Leader in the Workplace. Dr. Dorsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Louis University, a PhD in Educational Policy and Administration in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota and a Women and Power: Leadership in the New World certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

For more information on Stephanie:

Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is employed as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at RehabAuthority in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She has served on multiple national task forces for the American Physical Therapy Association and actively lobbies for healthcare policy issues at the local, state, and national levels of government. Dr. Weyrauch is a nationally sought after speaker and consultant for topics on social media use, generational issues, and organizational membership and currently manages the social media accounts for the American Physical Therapy Association Education Section and PT Day of Service. Dr. Weyrauch has performed extensive scientific research through grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation at world-renowned institutions including Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examining movement patterns and outcomes in people with and without low back pain has led to numerous local, regional, and national presentations and a peer-reviewed publication in a top journal in rehabilitation.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Eloquentia Consulting Website

Stephanie Weyrauch Website

Stephanie Weyrauch Twitter

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Mar 23, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast brings another installment of CSM After Dark Part 2 featuring the following diversity panelists:

 

Dr. Rupal Patel, PT, DPT twitter

  • “It’s so hard to explain equity to people.”
  • “People are not as woke in most of our faculties.”
  • “Everyone doesn’t have the same privilege and barriers.”
  • “Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
  • “Separation exists and that’s what creates those divides.”
  • “It’s going to take a long time but I think it takes all of us being advocates.”

 

Dr. Monique Caruth, PT, DPT twitter

  • “The women are often afterthoughts.”
  • “You are basically assuming affirmative action is what got my degree or what got me here.”
  • “No matter what setting you’re in, you have to work twice as hard.”
  • “If you are showing that example that you’re willing to make that change, other people are going to follow to.”

 

Dr. Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT twitter

  • “Discrimination, bias, all of it has evolved.”
  • “It’s in our blood.”
  • “I’m doing all this and still I have to be at 150 to be considered in this mediocre conversation that I’m having.”

 

Sherry Teague, CFO, PTA twitter

  • “It’s up to y’all. Guys like y’all are the only ones that can change minds. You gotta be loud, you gotta be insistent because as a woman I am less than.”
  • “Raise those young men to be different.”
  • “Our country has to have a fundamental shift from patriarchy to inclusiveness.”
  • “You will never win. What do you say to that?”
  • “It’s insidious, it’s this beautiful dance.”

 

Dr. Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD twitter

  • “You are fully aware of differences. You are fully aware of disparities but we play blind.”
  • “As a society and a profession, we lack compassion.”

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

Mar 21, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Carrie Fuller guest hosts and interviews Ginger Garner on her run for public office. Dr. Ginger Garner is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trained doctor of physical therapy (DPT), as well as a licensed athletic trainer (LAT, ATC) and professional yoga therapist (PYT). She has spent her career advocating for maternal health and recently spoke at World Congress on Physical Therapy on the global maternal health crisis and what mindful, integrated physical therapy can do to affect postpartum outcomes. Dr. Garner is now running for the North Carolina Senate, District 2.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The back story and inspiration behind Ginger’s run for North Carolina Senate, District 2

-The support system involved in running for public office

-Ginger’s positions on North Carolina’s healthcare, environment and education

-How Ginger’s background as a physical therapist enhances her run for office

-And so much more!

 

The volunteer work Ginger has pursued throughout her life she defines as the turning points which helped fuel her passion for advocacy. She found that, “The best jobs I have ever had never paid me a dime.”

 

Before pursuing public office, Ginger found value in the feedback from those around her and that “The only reason I can do it is because I have the support of other people.”

 

Assuming many different roles in society as a woman can be challenging. From Ginger’s experience, she stresses, “It really doesn’t matter what we do, we are going to come under heavier scrutiny for that.”

 

For more information on Ginger:

Dr. Ginger Garner is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trained doctor of physical therapy (DPT), as well as a licensed athletic trainer (LAT, ATC) and professional yoga therapist (PYT). She has spent over 25 years studying and creating “best fit” evidence-based yoga practices in and outside of healthcare. A clinician and researcher specializing in functional, integrative medicine and wellness, Dr. Garner is the founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Institute® and author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga © 2016, now translated in four languages. She has spent her career advocating for maternal health and recently spoke at World Congress on Physical Therapy on the global maternal health crisis and what mindful, integrated physical therapy can do to affect postpartum outcomes. Dr. Garner is now running for the North Carolina Senate, District 2.

 

For more information on Carrie:

Carrie Fuller, PTA, RPSFC, PYTc is a RPSF Certified PTA in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), is a Professional Yoga Therapist candidate in the practice of medical therapeutic yoga and received PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Arts-Summa Cum Laude, Disability Studies in 2016 at the City University of NY. Carrie is currently the New York Physical Therapy Association Greater NY District’s Secretary and has been a Greater NY District Delegate to the Delegate Assembly for the past 8 years. At the National level, Carrie is the elected PTA Caucus Representative of the NY Chapter and will have participated in the APTA House of Delegates for 7 years this June. She has been an ambassador for PT Day of Service for the past three years. Carrie presently works as the Senior Physical Therapist Assistant at Mt. Sinai West.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Ginger Garner NC Website

Ginger Garner Website

Professional Yoga Therapy Institute Website

Medical Therapeutic Yoga Website

Ginger Garner for NC Senate Facebook

Dr. Ginger Garner Facebook

Ginger Garner Twitter

Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and Wellness Care Book

Carrie Fuller Twitter

Carrie Gatlin Fuller Facebook

Caring Economy Website

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Mar 19, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Sandra Norby on women in leadership roles and their presence on social media. Dr. Sandra Norby PT, DPT is the president of the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Social media for private practice owners

-Sandy’s reflections on her social media experience

-Do men tend to be more recognizable on social media?

-Ways women can showcase their accomplishments

-And so much more!

 

Social media is an important tool for business owners to market their existence because now, more than ever, “People find you through social media.”

 

One of the benefits of social media is being able to engage with people all over the world. Sandra believes, “It’s a way for us to share our story to a wider audience in a split second.”

 

Sandy recommends building connections with people who will help share your successes on your behalf. She has found that, “We need to support each other.”

 

For more information on Sandy:

Sandra Norby, PT, DPT is CEO and Co-Founder of HomeTown Physical Therapy, LLC. This Iowa based corporation provides a practice model for ownership and champions the leadership of women in physical therapy. Sandra has served on many leadership positions in APTA and PPS, including being a member of PPAC and two terms as a Director on the PPS Board. She was awarded the 2017 APTA Federal Advocacy Leadership Award for her instrumental work on making Locum Tenens a reality for physical therapists.

Sandra received her Physical Therapy Masters degree from the University of Iowa and her DPT from the University of Montana – Missoula. She has an expertise in compliance and billing and has been a speaker at many state and national events on topics that include technology, leadership, and championing the success of women in physical therapy.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

APTA Private Practice Section

WendySueSwanson MD Twitter

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Mar 16, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast brings another installment of CSM After Dark Part 1 featuring the following diversity panelists:

 

Dr. Rupal Patel, PT, DPT twitter

  • “When you’re an immigrant kid it’s about not just the education but what is the value of that education in terms of jobs and economy.”
  • “You have to own face diversity.”
  • “The biggest guidance which is very silent is my parents.”

 

Dr. Monique Caruth, PT, DPT twitter

  • “I was greeted by a sign that says, ‘All aliens follow this line. All residents follow that line.’   Alien? Am I an alien? That was my first encounter with being different or being labeled as something different.”
  • “I get asked all the time by my patients, ‘Wow you speak English so well, what’s your first language?’ and I am like, English.”
  • “I had to learn to modify my accent. I still have one but it’s not as pronounced because in school a lot of people couldn’t understand when I spoke.”
  • “The first time I met with the Director of Rehab at that program she stopped and said while we were talking, ‘Wow, you’re more articulate then what I expected.’”
  • “I battled with who to sit and eat lunch with every lunch time.”
  • “We try to be as passive aggressive as possible.”
  • “In order for our profession to grow, people have to be aware that their not dealing with colleagues who are like them, who believe the same things that they believe. They are also not going to be treating patients who believe the same thing that they believe or live the same life that they live.”
  • “As a profession we don’t do any justice in supporting people who are not like us.”
  • “A lot of things do not apply to African American patients that we try to encourage people to do.”

 

Dr. Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT twitter

  • “I was in a sea of white faces.”
  • “I am used to being in white spaces. I am used to accommodating.”
  • “The process of going through PT school where you’re the only one and then you have professors who do the oppression through denial, ‘Oh, I treat everyone the same. I don’t see color. Vagina, penis, no different.’ Trust me it’s not the same.”
  • “If someone just got kicked out of their house because they’re transgender and live in a state that won’t protect them that pain isn’t going to go away. Evidence based medicine isn’t going to help that.”
  • “It was so hard to finish that process when I felt that I had no one.”
  • “There is a disease that we have called complicit.”
  • “Me disagreeing with you is not anger.”

 

Sherry Teague, CFO, PTA twitter

  • “Going to the restroom can be quite the special treat.”
  • “I’ve been fired for who I am.”
  • “You knew you were being looked over because you’re different.”
  • “The patients that you meet that are LGBTQ they are at risk by simple being who they are.”
  • “Those of you that are straight, just always assume that you don’t know. Ask the questions in a very non-binary way.”  
  • “You could make a difference as a healthcare provider.”

 

Dr. Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD twitter

  • “As a minority, sometimes you have to massage your message a little bit because people can be sensitive.”
  • “Those adjectives that you just gave me about slavery that’s how I feel about PT at times.”
  • “I think holistic admission is going to be our saving grace.”
  • “We are using the term inclusion as a way to put a Band-Aid on it.”
  • “Sometimes we forget the stories.”
  • “Ask questions.”

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Mar 14, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Brianne Showman Brown on hydration. Dr. Brianne Showman Brown has been a licensed physical therapist since 2006. Since that time, she has been helping active adults and athletes get back to the activities they love. As ideas and theories in rehabilitation, functional movement, and nutrition are constantly changing, she is constantly searching for the new information in order to get you back to the activities you love as quickly (but safely) as possible.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The physical and mental effects of not consuming enough water throughout the day

-Physical therapy setting and productivity requirements and their implications on water consumption

-How to fit water breaks into your day and busy patient schedule

-Increased water consumption results in more bathroom visits?

-And so much more!

 

Relying on your thirst signal for your body’s need for water is surprisingly not accurate as Brianne states, “By the time your body even tells you to drink water, you’re already passed that point of being dehydrated.”

 

For our body to function at the most optimal, Brianne stresses, “All of our organs need water to function.”  

 

Being chronically dehydrated leads to poor performance because, “If you’re so dehydrated, your body is going to shut down what it has to in order to keep you alive.”

 

For more information on Brianne:

Dr. Brianne Showman Brown has been a licensed physical therapist since 2006. Since that time, she has been helping active adults and athletes get back to the activities they love.

As ideas and theories in rehabilitation, functional movement, and nutrition are constantly changing, she is constantly searching for the new information in order to get you back to the activities you love as quickly (but safely) as possible.

Being a CrossFitter and runner herself, she also understands the desire to want to push through the pain, not wanting to take time off, and wanting to get back to activity as soon as possible when required to take time off. She does her best to keep you active in the things you are able to do, modifying as necessary, but not taking you completely out of the gym, off the track/field, or off the road.

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Website

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Facebook

Get Your Fix Nutrition Facebook

Brianne Showman Brown Facebook

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Instagram

Get Your Fix Nutrition Instagram

Brianne Showman Brown Instagram

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Twitter

Brianne Showman Brown LinkedIn

Servant PT podcast episode with Brianne Brown

Duck Legs Podcast episode with Brianne Brown

The Capable Body podcast episode with Brianne Brown

PT tech talk episode with Brianne Brown

AZ Culture Weekly Blog

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

Mar 12, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Bobby Cappuccio joins me to discuss living your truth. Robert Cappuccio is a respected motivational speaker and educator. He is a highly sought-after corporate coach, and considered to be a leader and pioneer in the areas of personal and professional development, as well as behavioral change.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The challenging childhood that shaped Bobby’s life

-How every Hero’s journey is helped and directed by a guide

-The limitations and potential destructiveness of inward focus

-How to hone in on your originating intention and achieve happiness

-And so much more!

 

More than most, Bobby knows that life will always have challenges; his approach has been to develop strong relationships and reach out to others. Bobby stresses, “Everybody who has gone through something, what gets them out of it is not necessarily pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps but interacting and formulating and cultivating continually effective relationships.” As a result of this belief, Bobby believes, “There is no such thing as a self made man or women.”

 

Bobby suggests finding your passion by focusing on where your interests already align as, “We might not know what our passion is but we all have curiosities.” As a result of this, “When behaviors and values align, that’s when passion, discipline, willpower, perseverance—all the attributes we associate with success—occur automatically.”

 

When you start to live your life in a way that is authentic and true to yourself Bobby believes that, “You don’t chase happiness, you attract it.”

 

For more information on Bobby:

Robert Joseph Cappuccio, aka Bobby, has spent the last two decades pushing for both an industry and individual shift in perspective, from a solely outward focused goal oriented approach to health and fitness to a more holistic approach that is centered on behavioral change. A phenomenon that has helped position PTA Global (a company Bobby co-founded) as a leader in professional fitness development.

Bobby has championed both his personal and professional experiences into practical programs designed to help corporate, industry personnel, as well as individuals, get what they truly want. An ideal he firmly believes attainable because result comes from process – be it the process of working on who you are in the moment, the creative process, or strategic processes in business and in one’s personal life.

Bobby began coaching shortly after a paradigm shift occurred in his life. He was in his early twenties, and a certified personal trainer. Born with a severe facial deformity and diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at age nine, he suffered abominable abuse in and out of his home until he stumbled upon a marvel: exercise. It saved his life. He discovered that by redirecting his focus, he could affect positive change in not only his life, but in the lives of the people he in turn trained. In helping others, he was in fact helping himself. In sharing his discoveries (both learned and experienced) over the years, he became a world-renowned speaker, author and coach.

As co-founder of PTA Global, former head of training and development at David Barton gym, former director of professional development at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M.), Director of Coaching at the Institute of Motion (IOM) and content curator for PTontheNet, Bobby’s reach runs wide. A sales, leadership, and cultural development consultant for various companies including Hilton Hotels, Virgin Active, Fitness First, 24hr Fitness, David Lloyd Leisure and multiple small businesses nationally and abroad, Bobby travels the world impacting lives, inspiring positive change and growth in individuals and companies alike. A presenter at business and fitness conferences across the globe including IDEA, Filex, CanFitPro, FitPro, IHRSA, Pure Fitness Asia, Perform Better, Equinox, Gold’s Gym International, Lifetime Family Fitness, and countless other corporate events, conventions, and workshops aimed at training and developing top notch fitness professionals, Bobby continues to share the impact of honing in on behavioral change in helping clients reach their professional, fitness, and wellness goals.

Bobby can be seen weekly on his YouTube and Facebook Video sessions, and heard on various podcasts, tackling subject matters ranging from how sleep affects productivity to tried and true sales closing techniques and customer retention strategies.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Bobby Cappuccio Website

Bobby Cappuccio twitter

Bobby Cappuccio Facebook

Bobby Cappuccio LinkedIn

Bobby Cappuccio Instagram

Bobby Cappuccio Youtube

Joseph Campbell: The Hero's Journey

Chris Winfield Website

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Mar 9, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ali Schoos, PT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Sandra Norby on leadership. Dr. Sandra Norby PT, DPT is the president of the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The steps Sandra took to attain leadership positions

-Building a business community

-The vision for the Private Practice Section

-How you can get involved in leadership positions

-And so much more!

 

Leadership styles vary and different people have different strengths. Assembling these different styles and strengths is important when developing at team as Sandra recommends, “It’s not good to pick someone necessarily just like you, we need everybody’s varieties and then appreciating their strengths.”

 

Many new ideas are being implemented under Sandra’s leadership of the Private Practice Section. Sandra believes, “Our membership is really relying on us to make a difference in their lives as well as the lives of all of our patients.”

 

As the Private Practice Section continues to grow, Sandra wants to ensure everyone still has a voice. She stresses, “We need to do the things that our members are expecting us to do.”

 

For more information on Sandra:

Sandra Norby, PT, DPT is CEO and Co-Founder of HomeTown Physical Therapy, LLC. This Iowa based corporation provides a practice model for ownership and champions the leadership of women in physical therapy. Sandra has served on many leadership positions in APTA and PPS, including being a member of PPAC and two terms as a Director on the PPS Board. She was awarded the 2017 APTA Federal Advocacy Leadership Award for her instrumental work on making Locum Tenens a reality for physical therapists.

Sandra received her Physical Therapy Masters degree from the University of Iowa and her DPT from the University of Montana – Missoula. She has an expertise in compliance and billing and has been a speaker at many state and national events on topics that include technology, leadership, and championing the success of women in physical therapy.

For more information on Ali:

 

Ali enjoys partnering with her patients of all ages. She has treated professional baseball, tennis, and soccer players, as well as high school, collegiate, and weekend athletes, and everyone in between. She's dedicated to finding a solution to complex problems, and helps people overcome their body's obstacles, no matter the challenge. As a Certified Orthopedic Specialist since 1993, Ali works with a variety of difficult cases and utilizes her "Sherlock Holmes-type" skills to find an answer. She leads each patient toward a more active lifestyle. She specializes in biomechanics of the shoulder, spine, and lower extremity, including gait analysis and orthotic fabrication.

Ali owns the clinic and enjoys leading and learning from her dynamic and passionate team, and believes in excellent customer service. She hopes you'll be an active participant in choosing your health care provider and recognize Peak Sports and Spine as your primary care physical therapy clinic. "I believe in a partnership between you and your physical therapist." 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

APTA Private Practice Section

 

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Mar 7, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Bronté Miller, SPT on how to create a student special interest group in your state. Bronté Miller is a Student Physical Therapist at Stony Brook University, Class of 2019. Last year, she led a team of students to co-found the NYPTA Student Special Interest Group (SSIG). The SSIG is an organization designed to promote PT and PTA student professional engagement, networking, and inter-school collaboration. The SSIG is currently in its first term as an organization, with Bronté as President. Bronté believes that transforming our profession starts with empowering students to grow as leaders and problem solvers through earlier engagement in the physical therapy community.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The role of student special interest groups in the physical therapy industry

-Considerations for working with a SSIG including how to balance the time commitment with school

-How to recruit the right leadership team for success

-The future of the NYPTA Student Special Interest Group

-And so much more!

 

Jump starting a Student Special Interest Group in your state is both rewarding and feasible. Bronté recommends, “Have a plan from the get-go on how you’re going to do this.”

 

Working with a diverse and dedicated group of people is key to achieving better results as Bronté found that, ”Having such a fantastic team was absolutely essential for our SSIG to succeed.”

 

While developing a SSIG in your state can be challenging, Bronté advises, “Don’t be afraid to reach out to other students because I think you’ll be surprised how many want to really dive in and get involved.”

 

For more information on Bronté:

Bronté Miller is a Student Physical Therapist at Stony Brook University, Class of 2019. Last year, she led a team of students to co-found the NYPTA Student Special Interest Group (SSIG). The SSIG is an organization designed to promote PT and PTA student professional engagement, networking, and inter-school collaboration. The SSIG is currently in its first term as an organization, with Bronté as President. Bronté believes that transforming our profession starts with empowering students to grow as leaders and problem solvers through earlier engagement in the physical therapy community.

 

For more information on Jenna: Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Bronte Miller LinkedIn

Bronte Miller Twitter

Bronte Miller Facebook

Student SIG Leaders Facebook Group

Email: elizabeth.b.miller@stonybrook.edu

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Mar 5, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Marissa Fayer joins me to discuss female entrepreneurship and HERHealthEQ. Marissa Fayer is an 18-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose mission is to advance growth and prosperity for organizations and the communities in which they operate. Marissa is the President of Fayer Consulting LLC, the CEO of the non-profit HERHealthEQ, a partner at LLEX Partners, the COO of Olympian Capital, and a business owner with Arbonne International. Her expertise and vision connect organizational optimization and development with responsibility to bring about a more giving global community with health and opportunity.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Marissa stepped into the world of consultancy and philanthropy

-Broadening the definition of wealth to encompass more than just material goods

-HERHealthEQ: Bringing medical equipment to females in need all over the world

-The not-so-glamorous but important side of running a non-profit

-And so much more!

 

Before branching into new entrepreneurial pursuits, Marissa recommends, “Don’t take the leap without a net.”

 

Often our own industry offers the best opportunities for new ventures, we just need to look at what needs are not being adequately met. From Marissa’s experience in the medical equipment industry, “I saw that there was waste in the industry and I was trying to figure out what to do with that.”

 

Although non-profits may think of themselves as solely pursuing altruistic aim, all non-profits require fundraising. Marissa stresses, “Non-profits are businesses and the best ones actually operate as businesses... Non-profits do need money.”

 

For more information on Marissa:

Marissa is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with more than 15 years of success across the medical devices, pharmaceuticals, medical technology (MedTech), healthcare, biotech, and consumer goods industries. Leveraging extensive turnaround experience, Marissa is an invaluable asset for a company that has encountered a period of stagnant or declining revenue and is seeking guidance in order to reinvigorate and improve operational processes and redevelop business strategies to realign with corporate objectives. Her areas of expertise include M&A, fundraising, offshoring, outsourcing, Kaizen and Lean manufacturing, growth, FDA, quality management, supply chain management, budgeting, Six Sigma, R&D, and CRM.

Throughout her executive career, Marissa has held leadership positions with Fayer Consulting LLC; Arbonne International LLC; Accumed; Providien Medical; and Hologic. She has been responsible for consulting with clients to transform their organizations with a focus on due diligence, pre- and post-M&A integration, operations management, production and product transfers (intra-company and internationally), strategy development, project management, program management systems, cross-cultural development, as well as business development, cost reductions, and implementing Lean practices. She has also been responsible for increasing revenue through the management of project teams for new products, as well as restructuring operational processes to reduce organizational costs.

Marissa obtained her MBA (Summa Cum Laude) with a Major in General Management and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, and she received her BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. She completed the Comprehensive Financial Modeling and Valuation Analysis Training from the Investment Banking Institute (IBI); she attained her Green Belt/Bronze Lean Manufacturing Certification, and she is a Certified Professional Coach. In addition to her executive career, Marissa is the Founder of the global not-for-profit, HERHealthEQ, where she provides medical devices and equipment to small regions in developing nations. She also serves as a Board Member with Game Changers, Young Executive Board Chairperson with Elisa Monte Dance Company, and she serves as a mentor with Wedu Mentor. Marissa is fluent in Spanish.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Marissa Fayer Website: access the free gift: Top 10 influential Philanthropists handout

Marissa Fayer Instagram

Marissa Fayer Twitter

Marissa Fayer Facebook

Marissa Fayer LinkedIn

HERHealthEQ Website

Fayer Consulting

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

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