In this episode, Ameeta Gangaram interviews Julie Parker, a dental practice consultant with years of experience in the field. Julie shares her journey from being booted out of school at 17 to owning her own dental practice and eventually becoming a consultant. Ameeta and Julie discuss the challenges faced by health professionals in private practice, focusing on the recruitment process and the importance of hiring the right people. They emphasize the need for openness, trust, and honesty in partnerships and collaborations. Julie also introduces the concept of constant and never-ending improvement (CANI) borrowed from Tony Robbins, highlighting its relevance in business growth and development.
Key takeaways from the interview:
Recruitment is a major challenge in the healthcare industry, with a limited pool of qualified candidates available.
- Overcoming recruitment challenges requires reassessing core beliefs about job worth and considering training unskilled individuals on the job.
- Hiring less experienced individuals allows for moulding them according to the business’s values and processes.
- Identifying the ideal team member avatar and creating a supportive environment for them is crucial for long-term success.
- Constant and never-ending improvement (CANI) is a philosophy that emphasizes continuous growth and learning in business and personal life. It involves consistently seeking ways to improve processes, skills, and results.