Submitted by Shannon McCallion, RVT & SAVT Financial Officer Typically, at this time of the…
Jolene Watson, RVT, Professional Speaker & Trainer
President, Clarity Coaching & Development
“You can’t change your personality type, but you can ALWAYS change your behaviors”. This quote has absolutely changed my life and my veterinary career trajectory.
I currently have the absolute privilege of teaching my ‘Veterinary Client Relations’ course annually at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. After graduating (20 years ago) I was asked to speak to a group of students; this sparked my initial interest in public speaking which eventually led me to become an entrepreneur, personality expert, speaker, trainer and Certified Business Coach across Canada. I am also currently in the process of getting certified in Positive Psychology, Body Language, Neurolinguistic Programming & Emotional Intelligence (just for fun).
My ongoing passion for learning and getting out of my comfort zone has truly been an asset in my life! My fondest memories include being the head RVT at the Cat Hospital of Saskatoon, giving my first keynote speech at the 2013 SAVT conference and my first job which was petting cats for the Animal Care Unit (true story).
My students continually inspire me with their brilliant ideas and desire for growth! Part of the course I designed focuses on career choices; it is so important to realize that we have dozens of options after graduation in a variety of niches (we brainstorm a lot in my classes).
NAVTA offers so many opportunities.
What area of expertise do you want to be certified in?
- Zoological Medicine
- Emergency & Critical Care
https://www.navta.net/page/SpecialtyInformation (for more academies)
What career options have you researched?
If you are truly passionate about professional development & continual learning, you will find your purpose and thrive in this fabulous industry!
Be Passionately Authentic; Embrace your Vision – Jolene
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