Episode 5

Episode 5: "Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad"

An eLABorate Topics x 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit Collaboration!

Welcome back to another exciting episode of eLABorate! Today's episode is an epic collaboration with the 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit featuring two of the Summit's most influential leaders, Scott Hanton, and Michelle Hoad, joining as our special guests.

In today's episode, we will explore:

- The transformation in leadership and managerial roles within the laboratory space, as discussed by Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad.

- The significant increase in lab visibility post-COVID and its impact on healthcare, as well as the strategies that led to the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario's membership surge.

- The importance of cultivating emotional intelligence, empathy, and the role of continuous learning in effective lab management.

- Understanding and addressing the challenges of staff exhaustion, disengagement, and burnout in the laboratory setting.

- Personal experiences and tips from our guests, aimed at reducing decision fatigue and promoting a supportive network among lab professionals.

This episode is packed with powerful insights and personal stories aimed at elevating lab leadership to new heights.

The Lab Manager Leadership Summit is an opportunity to share knowledge, stimulate discussions, and offer guidance to budding lab leaders, thereby molding the future of lab management. So, mark your calendars! Learn more about the Lab Manager Leadership Summit HERE!
Also, for more information about the Lab Manager Academy, CLICK HERE.

Also, be sure to revisit eLABorate Topics | Episode 38: Preparing for Success: A Guide to Maximizing Your Next Conference for great tips as you prepare for this Summit and your next conference!

Special Guest Bio:
Michelle Hoad is the CEO of the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association Of Ontario. The MLPAO is the largest lab association in Canada. Michelle joined the MLPAO in October 2016 and over the past 7 years has seen a 73% growth in membership. The MLPAO has positioned itself as the voice of med lab professionals in Ontario and the go-to place for government, media, and stakeholders for lab human health resource information. 

Before joining the MLPAO, Michelle consulted with several provinces to help them raise the profile of med lab professionals with the government and media. She also spent 25 years in the for-profit sector working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a Certified Association Executive, has been invited to speak at many lab industry events across the country, and has made tremendous progress with the Ontario government influencing policy and obtaining much-needed funding for lab professionals.  Through COVID she had over 250+ media appearances in Ontario and across Canada, reinforcing the message that med lab professionals are at the center of healthcare and that healthcare is more than just doctors and nurses.

Connect with Michelle Hoad:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellehoad/

Scott Hanton is the Editorial Director of Lab Manager. He spent 30 years as a research chemist, lab manager, and business leader at Air Products and Intertek. He earned a BS in chemistry from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott is an active member of ACS, ASMS, and ALMA. Scott married his high school sweetheart, and they have one son. Scott is motivated by excellence, happiness, and kindness. He most enjoys helping people and solving problems. Away from work, Scott enjoys working outside, playing strategy games, and coaching youth sports.
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Tywauna Wilson

Tywauna "Coach Tee" Wilson is an accomplished medical laboratory leader, author of "Some Leaders Wear Lab Coats," and co-host of the "eLABorate Topics" podcast. As founder and president of Trendy Elite Coaching and Consulting, she develops best-in-class leaders through coaching programs and leadership training. With two decades of experience, including as a lab manager and technical director, Tywauna leverages her clinical expertise to mentor laboratory professionals. Through Trendy Elite's Standout Leader Academy and her own initiatives, she empowers professionals to enhance their leadership skills, expand their influence, and excel in their careers. Tywauna is committed to guiding the next generation of confident, competent laboratory leaders
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Stephanie Whitehead

It isn’t every healthcare leader who can seamlessly lead through the chaos of managing a large healthcare operation while navigating the rapid changes in healthcare. But this is exactly the environment where Stephanie Whitehead not only shines but thrives!

Stephanie is an executive-level leader that fueled by her passion for helping others in the medical profession achieve operational excellence. Intrigued by the evolving nature of the laboratory field and its strong impact on patient treatment, she had an early determination to leave an indelible mark on the laboratory profession.
Stephanie is a co-host who offers a unique blend of clinical knowledge, practical advice, and personable humor. Stephanie’s niche has always been the ability to see problems with a wide-lens view and then, narrow them down to connect the dots, take action, and drive results.

Contact her at stepanie.y.whitehead@gmail.com or StephanieYWhitehead on all social media

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