Community Veterinary Medical Team Wellness Workshop Part 1 – 06/22/2021 at 6:00pm PST – Length: 60 minutes

Strategies to help veterinary medical team members with overwhelm during uncertain times.

Our brain naturally wants to know what’s NEXT. Not knowing when Covid-19 will end, when caseloads will go back to “normal”, who’s calling out, when a client will get angry, all can feel like an emotional rollercoaster right now. It’s natural to feel stress and anxiety, as our brain naturally gravitates towards negative thoughts.

In this workshop, we will introduce 5 subtle shifts that can help ease our burden of overwhelm so you can walk away with practical tools you can implement right away.

  • What causes overwhelm? Learn to recognize and address chronic exposure to stress and overwhelm
  • Create conditions for navigating stress, reducing anxiety
  • How setting intentions can help re-focus
  • Reframe: asking yourself a different question
  • Being curious vs. being attached
  • Boundaries and radical self-care

Community Veterinary Medical Team Wellness Workshop Part 2 – 06/23/2021 at 6:00pm PST – Length: 60 minutes

Build your well-being and effective ways to recharge through this new “normal”.

In part 1, we walked you through five subtle shifts you can take to help ease overwhelm. In part 2 of this wellness series, we bring you through strategies to strengthen your mental well-being and expand your capacity as a leader (at every level).

In this workshop, we will dive deeper into 4 areas to help you thrive from the inside out, and you will walk away with a plan you can implement for yourself or as a team.

  • Strengthening your mental well-being and emotional intelligence
  • Building your mental well-being to better manage stress
  • Creating a culture of engagement with your team (Whether you are a doctor, supervisor, lead vet tech or a customer client service representative)
  • Cultivating a plan for recharge and renewal

About our speakers…

Claire Chew, M.A.
Claire Chew knows your love. She knows your loss. What she also knows thanks to her experience and training is how to get through the pain to a place where humans can remember their animal companion with affection and grace.

Claire, a veterinary medical consultant/life transition coach, helps people who feel stuck after a significant life transition heal from trauma to become their best selves. Her pet loss work has enabled hundreds of pet lovers worldwide to accept their grief and grow from it.

From workshops, coaching sessions to self-guided pet loss programs, she helps pet owners unpack their upset and understand why the loss of an animal’s unconditional love can trigger feelings in other, unexpected areas of their lives.

As the in-house life balance coach for Access Specialty Animal Hospitals, she coaches staff members on healthy coping mechanisms to maintain health and life balance.

Claire earned a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology, certification in Grief Recovery, Grief Bereavement Facilitation, and Animal Reiki, certified Pet Loss Counselor, is a member of the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement, International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Claire’s work has been featured in InStyle, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, and more.

Margalit Ward, CEC
Margalit Ward is a Certified Executive Coach, Training Facilitator and Curriculum Designer for Thrive Global and The EduCare Foundation, and the Co-Founder of Professional Women’s Network LA.

She completed her coaching certification from ICF Certified Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and is a graduate of the Counseling Psychology Masters Program, and completed her Consciousness, Health & Healing Certification from the University of Santa Monica.

With over 15 years of experience, she has served hundreds of clients in many industries, including tech, health care, retail, manufacturing, financial, non-profits, and education. She brings a rich toolbox to support individuals and organizations with stress management, clarifying an ideal vision for success, and maintaining healthy habits for a fulfilling and balanced work/life. Margalit has built a reputation for helping clients in achieving greater performance, well-being, confidence, resilience, and communication in both their professional and personal lives.

Margalit enjoys hiking, gardening, and exploring her native city of Los Angeles where she lives with her husband, son, and dog Sadie. She is also a contributor to the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.