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Episode 10: Elevate your Career: The Do's and Don'ts to Pitching yourself

Self-promotion can be essential to career advancement and growth in any industry. Although we all know that pitching yourself is necessary when applying for a job, pre...

Episode 9: How the “hyper-achiever” could lead to burn-out in medical lab leaders

Who will help the lab leaders who are burnt out?Are we only focused on just a few of the challenges and are ignoring what could become a bigger problem?In this episode...

Episode 8: Health, Success and Wellbeing for Laboratory Professionals (featuring Dr. Letycia Nuñez Argote)

“Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.Dr. Nuñez-Argote is an accomplished laboratory professional that...

Episode 7: Building a Strong Foundation- Developing Managers From Within

Effective management is crucial for the success of any organization, but it's not enough to simply hire experienced managers from outside the organization. Developing ...

Episode 6: The Effects of not focusing on the team you already have.

There is a lot of discussions about attracting new medical lab professionals to the field, but what can we do to keep the ones we already have?In today's episode of eL...

Episode 5: Useful Tips to Survive as an Understaffed Lab

Critical staffing, under-staffed, short-staffed - it's all the same. And, no matter what terminology you use, most labs (especially recently) have faced this significa...

Episode 4: How to Navigate your Leadership Journey (featuring Sean Tucker)

In this exciting episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead and Sean Tucker, MBA, MLS (ASCP), discuss their professional journeys as lab leaders. Tune in as Sean shares how ...

Episode 3: Navigating Conflict in the Medical Laboratory

In this episode, co-host, Tywauna Wilson, gives practical tips for navigating conflict in the medical laboratory.

Episode 2: An interview with the 2022 Super Cell Bowl Champions, University of Connecticut

In this episode, the co-hosts interview University of Connecticut's Bruce Blanchard (Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Al...

Episode 1: Let's eLaborate! Season 2 Recap and Highlights

Tune in today as the co-hosts reflect over their eLaborate Topics journey and share tidbits from their favorite episodes of 2022.

Episode 48: A Deep Dive Discussion: The Cell Bowl Hematology Competition (featuring Aaron Odegard & Tiffany Gill)

In this episode, the co-hosts interview Aaron Odegard and Tiffany "Medical Lab Lady" Gill about the Cell Bowl competition.

Episode 47: Exploring the intersection of Laboratory Medicine and Functional Medicine (featuring RJ Holmes)

In this interesting episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead talks with RJ Holmes about how her professional journey in laboratory medicine led to a personal passion for h...

Episode 46: Using Mental Fitness to overcome challenges and reach your potentials

In this episode Lona Small discussed Mental Fitness as an important solution for lab leaders in these challenging times. She discussed how to use Mental Fitness to ove...

Episode 45: Getting the Most Out of Your Multigenerational Team in the Medical Laboratory

In this episode, co-host, Tywauna Wilson, gives 7 practical tips that new leaders can quickly implement to create a cohesive and productive team.

Episode 44: How to identify your goals and ambitions early in your lab career

In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast hosts Lona Small, Tywauna Wilson, and Stephanie Whitehead sit in on a roundtable discussion to talk about simple steps to i...

Episode 43: Authenticity, Advocacy and Passion (Featuring Shonda Jones)

Tune in as co-host Stephanie Whitehead has a conversation with Shonda Jones about her laboratory journey, being a patient advocate for community and how she remains pa...

Episode 42: How to Move from a Technical Expert to An Impactful Leader

Have you always wanted to make an impact for yourself your team and your lab, but you find yourself keep falling back in overwhelm, self- doubt and just plain not know...

Episode 41: 7 Questions You Should Ask About Career Development Opportunities In Your Next Interview

In today's episode, Tywauna Wilson shares seven critical questions that all candidates should ask in their next interview to gain insight into career and professional ...

Episode 40: Moving from Idea to Execution: Effective Project Management

In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast co-hosts Lona Small, Tywauna Wilson, and Stephanie Whitehead discuss using project management skills to maximize improvemen...

Episode 39: Wellness & Diversity: A Renewed Focus on Combating Burnout (Featuring Dr. Alae Kawam)

In this essential episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead has a timely conversation with Dr. Alae Kawam to explore burnout and its impact within laboratory medicine.

Episode 38: "The Untold Truth About Transitioning From Peer To Manager"

In today's episode, Tywauna Wilson will share tips on handling the emotional challenges of transitioning from a peer to a management role.

Episode 37: Why should you prioritize leading yourself over leading others

We are experiencing some of the most challenging times in the lab field, in our personal lives, and in so many industries, especially healthcare.

Episode 36: The Importance of Resiliency and Self-Awareness in your Lab Career (featuring Sean McNair)

In this episode, co-hosts Stephanie Whitehead and Tywauna Wilson talk with Sean McNair, MPH, CT(ASCP) about his professional journey and the themes of resiliency and s...

Episode 35: Ask the Expert: Monkey Pox (featuring Dr. Rodney Rohde)

In this “Ask the Expert” episode, Stephanie Whitehead talks with Dr. Rodney Rohde, a public health subject matter expert, to answer all your pressing questions about t...

Episode 34: "An Unplanned Pathway to CLIA Lab Director" - Dr. Tiffany Bratton

In this episode, Co-Host Tywauna Wilson, sits down with Dr. Tiffany Bratton to discuss her journey to CLIA director for Histocompatibility and Molecular laboratories.

Episode 33: "Training vs. Competency - What's the difference?"

In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast hosts Lona Small, Tywauna Wilson, and Stephanie Whitehead had a great roundtable discussion on Training vs. Competency.

Episode 32: Let's talk Podcasting with the "Let's Talk Micro" Podcast (Luis Plaza)

In this episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead talks with Luis Plaza, the creator of “Let’s Talk Micro” podcast.

Episode 31: 10 Important benefits of creating happiness in the workplace

In this episode Lona Small discusses happiness in the workplace and why it is important for labs to focus on this now as a strategic objective.

Episode 30: "Deal or No Deal? The Power of the Right Negotiation Skills"

In today's episode, Tywauna Wilson will share tips on developing the skills to be a successful negotiator to win in any situation.

Episode 29: Leadership, Influence & Impact in STEM, featuring Tokiwa Smith

In today’s discussion, the eLABorate co-hosts talk to special guest, Tokiwa Smith about how she has used her influence and skills to make a huge impact in her community.

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