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RDL #83: Dr. Cyndy Elwart Shaft-Toll

What’s the ‘secret sauce’ for rebuilding your life and practice after going through a divorce with 7 children to care for? In this episode Dr. Cyndy Shaft shares her story of success, how she continues to navigate life as a mom (and now grandmother) while active in practice as well as leading other women in the nonprofit Women Chiropractors organization.

Find out more about the Women Chiropractors Organization and their Fall Conference here

Rock Your Life Tips: “Find your tribe and connect with them often. There’s no better way to stay focused and build relationships that can help your practice” ~ Dr. Elwart Shaft-Toll

Contact Dr. Melissa Longo to find out about mentoring, group programs or just to offer your ideas here

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here

About our guest:

Dr Cynthia Shaft was raised in a chiropractic family eventually numbering 22 in all in 3 generations.  She was surrounded by chiropractors and spent much of her childhood listening in on seminars and conversations about the profession.  The  youngest of 3 children of Ray Elwart DC and Mary Elwart, her two siblings Dan Elwart DC and Linda Atkinson DC distinguished themselves in the profession as well.  Linda, held the first license to practice chiropractic on mainland China.

Dr. Shaft always wanted to be a chiropractor and finished high school early and accelerated the rest of her education graduating at age 22 as the youngest in her class, as well as being a mother of 2 children. She eventually completed her family and now has 7 children and 8 grandchildren.  The difficulties of balancing family life with practice inspired her to reach out to other women in chiropractic and create a network of doctors who are passionate about chiropractic. This lead to the creation of Women Chiropractors, a nonprofit group working together to achieve these ideals.

RDL #82: Dr. Evelyne Bruneau

Is there a stress-free way to practice? Dr. Evelyne Bruneau describes the ideal practice situation that she has finally found after 32 years as a Chiropractor. We also discussed the simplest, most effective way to grow a practice, how Dr. Bruneau raised 3 girls while in practice, and why she believes “you can have it all, just not at the same time”.

Find out more about Rockstar Doctor Moms click here

Contact Dr. Melissa Longo to find out about mentoring, group programs or just to offer your ideas here

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here

RDL #81: Dr. Tom Preston

How will you know when enough is enough? Is bigger always better when building a life and business that you love?  In this conversation with Dr. Tom Preston we discuss his approach to defining success, and some of the exercises he takes his clients through to help create a business that relates to one’s core values. We also discussed the challenges of being a serial entrepreneur, why it’s important to learn to say no, and why Dr. Preston is constantly inspired by the people around him.

To connect with Dr. Tom Preston and find out more about Full Circle Coaching click here

RDL #80: Dr. Mary Lucas Flannery

Wondering how to connect with your millennial demographic in your practice? In this conversation with Dr. Mary Lucas-Flannery we discuss the millennial mindset and how you can better connect with this demographic. We also discuss the effectiveness of using scripts versus your own language and communication style, redefining personal success to connect to our joy and interdependent relationships, and the importance of teaching children about resilience by letting them fail sometimes.

Rock Your Life Tips:

“Figure out what you’re best at, and find a way to express your gifts within Chiropractic.” ~ Dr. Mary Lucas Flannery

About our guest:

Mary Lucus-Flannery, DC is a chiropractor, an educator, and a professional storyteller and marketer.  Mary is obsessed with storytelling as the ideal innate form of communication. Mary is also a podcaster and a professional writer. Mary is passionate about helping millennials thrive, sharing chiropractic authentically, communicating effectively with story and creativity for anyone interested in making great stuff.  Find out more about her work with the The Art of Story Project. 

RDL #79: Dr. Kevin Christie

Ever feel like you have too many balls in the air? Then this is the podcast for you. Listen in as Dr. Kevin Christie explains how he effectively splits his time between his two practices, producing two podcasts and being part of an athletic team, and the specific time management tips that help him. We also discuss the role of Chiropractic care in athletic facilities and how integrative care with other practitioners is a positive experience for both professionals and the patients, and why it’s important to plan ahead and set goals but to never forget gratitude for the successes you have earned, and to appreciate where you have come from.

Rock Your Life Tips:

“Find a niche that you love, focus on your unique abilities and delegate the rest.” ~ Dr. Kevin Christie

About our guest:

Dr. Kevin Christie is a Chiropractic Physician and Certified Ergonomic Assessments Specialist (CEAS II) who dedicates himself to treating his patients’ symptoms and physical dysfunctions, whether it’s a professional athlete, a weekend golfer, or an office worker. Dr. Christie received his B.S. degree from the Florida State University in Exercise Physiology and was an assistant strength & conditioning coach for the women’s athletic teams. This is where he discovered his passion for working with athletes of all levels. 

https://www.healthfitchiro.com/  https://www.healthfitcorpwell.com/

Listen To Dr. Melissa Longo on Dr. Christie’s show “The Modern Chiropractic Marketing Show” where she discusses communications and relationship building in a Chiropractic practice

Check out Dr. Christie’s podcast The Modern Desk Jockey

RDL #78: Dr. Troy Dukowitz

Looking for inspiration? Join Dr. Troy Dukowitz and I as we discuss why it’s more important to get INspired rather than motivated, how starting your day in power will help you lead your family and how to reprioritize throughout the and opening relationships vs. closing people.

Rock Your Life Tips:

“Success and victimhood cannot co-exist. Choose to take responsibility for your life and what you want, and then make it happen!” ~ Dr. Troy Dukowitz

About our guest:

Dr. Troy J. Dukowitz is a 1996 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic.  He is an internationally known speaker and practicing chiropractor.  He runs a family practice with his wife (Dr. Leah Dukowitz) in Swansea Illinois.   He is the founder of Wake Up Chiro(Formerly OYACoaching), a program that supports chiropractors in creating harmony in 4 Domains of their life, Health, Spirituality, Relationships and Business. Helping them to truly HAVE IT ALL!

He is Passionate about communicating the chiropractic message to the masses in a way that EMPOWERS patients to “get the big idea” and helps chiropractors to create lifelong relationships with them.  (see www.retentionsecrets.com)

His dedication to the profession is only surpassed by his dedication to his family, wife (Leah) and NOW THREE sons, Wyatt (6) and Watson (4) and Walker (15 days) for whom he works tirelessly to continue to create a happier, healthier, chiropractic world. 

Find out more about Dr. Troy Dukowitz’s practice here

Find out more about Wake Up Chiro Coaching here

RDL #77: Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee

Calling all Chiropractic couples! Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee shares her insights on how Chiropractic couples can best use their individual strengths in practice together by clearly defining their roles within the practice. We also discuss the key ritual Dr. MacPhee uses that powerfully sets the tone for her business life for the year, and helps her prioritize her time as a mother of active teenagers and practice. We also get into why ‘success’ can be a challenging word to measure progress, and a novel way to approach achievement on a daily basis

Rock Your Life Tips:

“If you’re not doing what you love, find something else to do. Passion fuels everything. Learn as much as you can, and invest in yourself to keep that passion alive.” ~ Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee

Resources:

Episode #14: Aligning Your Personal Values With Your Business

Contact Dr. Melissa Longo to find out about mentoring, group programs or just to offer your ideas here

About Our Guest:

Dr Wanda Lee MacPhee is a chiropractors in St. Margaret’s Bay NS. She practices with her husband, Dr. Andrew Kleinknecht, a second generation chiropractor and is Mom of two teenagers, Claire and Thomas.

In addition to practicing and her role as office manager, Dr. Wanda Lee is a partner is the successful online podcast and health education company, Beyond Your Wildest Genes.  She has been involved in the profession in a number of leadership roles for chiropractic in Canada, giving back and paying forward the debt owed to this great profession.

RDL #76: Dr. Devin Vrana

Is it possible to balance a busy household and a successful practice? You bet it is! Listen in to my discussion with Dr. Devin Vrana, a fiesty mother of 5, who runs a busy private practice and has built a team of support to help her fulfill her potential. We also discuss why some of the toughest challenges in life are often the biggest gifts, and how adopting the mindset of “things happen for us, not to us” can profoundly shift your life experience

Rock Your Life Tip:

“Get connected to something bigger than yourself.” ~ Dr. Devin

Other Resources:

Episode #28: Creating Your Ideal Practice Environment

Find out more about Dr. Devin Vrana and connect with her here

RDL #75: Dr. Kresimir Jug

Looking for a game changer? Try adjusting your focus. Dr. Kresimir Jug joins me to discuss the importance of breaking your long term vision into 90day periods to create and produce your dreams, and how children are the ultimate productivity tool! We also explore why being a habitual learner can fuel your joy and passion, and how focusing on the process of any activity can be more interesting than focusing only on the results.

Rock Your Life Tip:

“Learn to love to lose, since that’s much more fun and inspiring.”      ~ Dr. Kresimir

Other Resources:

Episode #14: Aligning Your Business With Your Values

About Our Guest: 

Dr. Kresimir Jug is an individual, entrepreneur, husband, father to Aristotle and Vedran and Chiropractor. Cancer started his journey by putting a big obstacle in front of him, and it’s been a interesting (and ever growing joy to keep figuring out how to achieve and pursue all of his values. You can find out more about Dr. Jug and his involvement with Life By Design here. Listen to his new podcast here

RDL #74: Dr. Jack Wolfson

Should Chiropractors be the gatekeepers of family health? Join Dr. Jack Woflson and I, as we discuss why Chiropractors should be the gatekeepers of family health, and the lifestyle factors that need to be addressed to improve the health of the public. We also cover the definitions of success and how that evolves with life experience and growing children, and how to ‘cut out the fluff’, delegate, and focus on your priorities to maximize your business productivity. We also find out more about Dr. Wolfson’s holistic Cardiology practice and some of his top lifestyle recommendations for cardiovascular health.

Rock Your Life Tips:

“When you do the right thing, it tends to work out.” ~ Dr. Jack Wolfson

We all deal with struggles, with people who challenge us, and with fear and uncertainty in a variety of situations. If you live with integrity and are congruent with your values, the results are often rewarding.

Find out more about the Chiropractic Pediatric Conference here

About our guest:

You can learn more about Dr. Jack Wolfson and all the incredible products and programs they offer here

Email Dr. Wolfson here

Find out more about their powerpoint series for Chiropractors here

Order a case of books for your practice here