Get inspired to carve your own path in healthcare with Rolake Ojo as she captures refreshing ideas, viewpoints and insights she’s learned since leaving clinical medicine to become a designer and brand strategist. Whether you’re thinking of changing career, starting a new project or managing the demands of training, these are conversations with clinicians and industry experts you need to hear on embracing creativity and the human element in healthcare.
Navigating Career Crossroads with Purpose & Authenticity with Dr. Josephine Perry
38:00Could the mental strategies of elite athletes revolutionise our performance, whether in the operating room, the boardroom, or the classroom? In this episode, psychologist Josephine Perry joins me to unravel the art of applying sports psychology across high-performance domains.With a background that zigs and zags through journalism, marketing, and even crisis communications, Josephine embodies the shift from non-athlete to an iron-willed triathlete, proving that the philosophies of sports psychology are not just for those on the track but for anyone chasing their peak potential.Facing a career crossroads can be daunting, especially for those steeped in the medical field, where the weight of expectation often nudges one down a preordained path. This episode explores the layers of this existential dilemma, offering a compassionate look at the internal struggle medics might face when their career no longer echoes their inner values. Together, we sift through the importance of decision-making guided by personal purpose and the courage it takes to steer away from years of study when it leads you astray from your true calling. Through real stories, Josephine shares her battles with a lethargic alter ego, dubbed "Lazy Larry," we explore how aligning our life's actions with our core values—like family and bravery—can not only quell the perfectionist's anxiety but also stoke the fires of motivation.Connect with Dr Josephine Perry:WebsiteLinkedInGet Josephine’s book the 10 Pillars of SuccessConnect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Blending Medicine & Innovation: Dr. Azeem Alam's Journey
41:11What happens when a skilled clinician decides that the traditional medicine path isn't quite enough? Dr. Azeem Alam, a clinical radiologist with an entrepreneurial spirit, joins me to share his story of weaving education and innovation into his medical career.In this episode, we explore the complexities of career transition, especially moving from established healthcare roles to the thrilling domain of health tech. Azeem shares how the importance of authentic relationships and serendipitous networking can lead us to new heights.My own experiences and Azeem's insights underscore the value of hands-on learning and the sense of community that health tech can provide, starkly contrasting the often isolating clinical environments.Connect with Azeem Alam:WebsiteLinkedInBiteLabs Healthtech FellowshipBiteWorld’s educational courses and platformsConnect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Conquering Hesitation & Embracing Progress
17:49Have you ever felt stuck in a quicksand of indecision, no matter how badly you want to push forward in your career or personal life? I've been there, too, paralysed by doubt and chasing an elusive sense of perfection. But what I've discovered is a game-changer: a bias towards action.In this episode, I will guide you through breaking the shackles of overthinking and perfectionism, allowing us to forge ahead confidently. I'll walk you through the strategies that have transformed my approach to challenges and uplifted countless others in the healthcare sector and beyond.Let's march into action and carve a path to a brighter and more prosperous 2024, keeping our hearts and minds aligned with our deepest ambitions. Join me on this journey, and let's turn those dreams into actions.Connect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Spotlight: Chike Eduputa on Mastering the Art of Personal & Professional Growth
21:34Have you ever thought of your life as a business? Chike Eduputa, a digital strategy expert, joins me to discuss how applying business principles to personal development can be a game-changer.In this episode, we explore the concept of catalysing change within ourselves, drawing parallels to setting financial goals for successful corporations. Chike emphasises the importance of building a personal support system to strengthen our resolve and help us navigate life's challenges. We also discuss the power of celebrating small successes and how they motivate us to achieve more. Whether you're looking to reinvent yourself or refine your path, this episode provides valuable insights into unlocking your full potential.Connect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Mastering the Art of Networking: Strategies for Personal and Professional Success with Erica Young
45:48Have you ever considered the hidden strength in your handshake or the untapped potential in a casual "hello"? Erica Young, a maestro of network science and the entrepreneurial mind behind the Reliance Project, joins me to explore the intricate web of relationships that shape our lives and careers. Together, we unravel the science of social connections and how these ties, especially the weaker ones you might underestimate, can dramatically steer your professional journey.This episode isn't just about making friends; it's about strategically mapping out and stepping into new social landscapes in the physical and online worlds. We discuss the potency of branching out to different communities and how such actions can propel medical professionals to break through traditional barriers.Connect with Erica Young:WebsiteLinkedInConnect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Redefining Patient Care in the Digital Age with Dr. James Somauroo
43:10Dr James Somauroo shares his journey from being an anaesthetics and ICU doctor to becoming a health tech innovator. James's story is an excellent example of how to have a successful career by being adaptable and flexible, and he proves the power of using personal dissatisfaction to drive change in the healthcare industry.During our conversation, we delve into transitioning from conventional medical careers to the world of health tech. James shares his emotional rollercoaster, including the internal struggle with societal expectations and the guilt that often comes with leaving traditional roles in the caring professions.We discuss the integration of AI in healthcare and the evolution of medical education to keep up with technological advancements. We explore AI's philosophical difficulties in health management and the delicate balance between automation and the human touch. Together, we brainstorm an ideal curriculum in a tech-forward healthcare landscape, envisioning a new breed of healthcare professionals equipped with a diverse skill set for tackling tomorrow's healthcare challenges.Connect with Dr James Somauroo:WebsiteLinkedIn Learn more about SomXListen to the HealthTech podcastSubscribe to the Healthtech Pidgeon NewsletterConnect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Decoding Complexity: The Art of Infographic Design with Peter Grundy
34:49Peter Grundy, a skilled infographic designer joins me on this episode of Brand New Dr. Together, we explore the exciting intersection of design and communication. Throughout his career, Peter has been committed to simplifying complex information, and he shares stories from his formative years and education that shaped his path. We discuss the importance of creating designs that explain rather than just sell and the value of originality in a world full of content.Peter sheds light on the challenges of designing for healthcare, where the complexity of the human body needs to be made accessible and enjoyable. We also delve into the stories behind his impactful work, from educational books for children to enhancing patient experiences with clarity and charm.If you want to see more of Peter's influential designs, which are both educational and delightful, I encourage you to check out his website at Grundini.com.Connect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
Beyond Book Smart: What We Discovered This Year That We Wish We Learned in School
19:01Step into a world where traditional education walls crumble to make way for innovation and inclusivity.I always ask my wise guests to imagine themselves as a university dean with the power to influence their curriculum however they see fit. In this episode, we look back at some of the powerful answers to what future health professionals should learn at university to have more impactful and fulfilling careers.We may not all be able to go back to university, but the good news is we can still learn these things now. This episode will leave you feeling inspired to carve your own path in your life and career.Hear the full episodes of our featured guests:Amy StoryDr Annabel SowemimoLea JagendorfDr Claudia PastidesDr Gyles MorrisonConnect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
So, You’re Not There... Yet
19:49As the leaves turn and the year winds down, I can't help but reflect on the rollercoaster of emotions and experiences that have shaped my journey in healthcare. Every high and low has taught me a lesson, especially the art of facing setbacks with a spirit of resilience.In this episode of Brand New Doctor, I peel back the curtain to share the candid struggles, the moments of doubt, and the personal triumphs that have marked my path. You'll hear how embracing psychologist Carol Dweck's 'growth mindset' has been a game-changer, turning "I can't" into "I can't yet" and transforming how I perceive potential and progress.I also walk you through the strategy that's kept me grounded, allowing for thoughtful analysis without stalling the momentum of active execution.As the holiday season approaches, I invite you to join me in stepping back to celebrate career milestones and the rich tapestry of life outside the four walls of the workplace.Connect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.
From Burnout to Balance with Mia Ali
43:00Ever feel like you're walking a tightrope, balancing fear and uncertainty on one side and your dreams and aspirations on the other? In this episode, we journey through the tumultuous world of healthcare with the incredible Mia Ali.Founder of Change Foundry and a seasoned life coach, Mia shares her eye-opening experiences of burnout while on humanitarian missions and draws on her wisdom to help us navigate the challenges of our demanding profession.We tackle the concept of limiting beliefs that too often hinder our growth and potential. From the haunting imposter syndrome to societal pressures, we shed light on factors contributing to burnout and the need to address it head-on.Connect with Mia Ali:LinkedInWebsiteConnect with Rolake Ojo:LinkedInInstagramWebsiteBrand New Dr. is produced and managed by Urban Podcasts.