99. Do you have a difficult partner? with Dr. Amy Vertrees

As professional women, we've had to learn a lot of things to make it in the career we chose. We took classes, attended years of school, and entered into the workforce ready to apply all that we've learned, but, as I'm sure almost all of us found out, there was still so much we needed to learn beyond didactics and practical knowledge in order to find success.

A big part of work is learning how to communicate with your coworkers/partners, managing your emotions, and understanding how our thoughts interact with the thoughts of others. Because after all, work is a balancing act of the thoughts, emotions, feelings, and actions of everybody involved, so knowing how to navigate this complicated sea is extremely important.

My guest today, Amy Vertrees, MD, is an expert in this area. She's a general surgeon, a certified life coach, an army veteran, and the founder of BOSS Business of Surgery Series. Through her business, she teaches other doctors how to deal with other people, how to advocate for themselves, and how to manage their minds around complications. 

In this episode of the Vibrant-MD Podcast, Dr. Vertrees shares her perspective on how to better approach difficult coworkers/partners. She has us take a step back from the pain and frustration that comes with working with someone who causes us distress at work, and helps us to look at the situation in a way that will allow us to have more fruitful interactions with them. By the end of this episode, you'll also have some tools that you can use for the next time you encounter that difficult someone, so I really hope you find this discussion both useful and entertaining!

And if after listening you're interested in learning more about Dr. Vertrees' work, be sure to check her out at:


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