Thought Leadership Series: Health and Wellness in the Veterinary Industry
Posted by Molly Falconer on January 14, 2021
Can you tell us how you got started in your field? Did anything in particular draw you to the veterinary industry?
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Your role has changed slightly since COVID when Mission put you directly in charge of wellness rather than culture. What did this mean for your role and focus, and why did Mission take that crucial step?
Why is wellness so important for a company to care about?
Would you give any advice to someone looking to enter the field on the importance of culture or wellness?
What advice would you give to veterinary practices that are looking to establish an initial wellness program, who don’t necessarily have someone dedicated to wellness such as yourself?
In the months and years ahead, do you see any lingering mental health issues resulting from the pandemic due to burnout and stress? How should practices be looking out for and preparing for this?
About Karlene Belyea
Karlene’s passion is speaking to groups about how to improve communications, culture and well-being in the workplace. She is a certified Everything DiSC® Trainer and presents sessions on behavioral styles, generational differences, body language, leadership and influence, creating positive and productive work cultures, wellness, work/life integration, finding happiness and brain training/neuroscience. Karlene focuses on how to work together more effectively through understanding and appreciating the differences in people, while working to improve communications, team building, customer service and conflict resolution.