In this episode we explore the high emotional stakes of our profession and the need for courageous conversations. Philip reminds us that fulfillment transcends career accomplishments, challenging us to reflect on our internal dialogues. He shares stories of personal awakening and the critical role of self-compassion. Join us in this episode as we confront the uncomfortable but necessary questions and push towards a future aligned with our true selves. The veterinary community needs more of these discussions!

In this episode you’ll be challenged with such questions as:

  • What is the REAL cost of not changing?
  • What is your “back pocket” idea?
  • Is your greatest work yet to come?
  • What stories are you telling yourself?

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