Dr. Mia Cary
Dr. Mia Cary, a 1999 UF CVM graduate, specializes in leadership, inclusion, communication, strategy, teamwork, innovation, and wellbeing with the purpose of activating others to thrive. Her professional experience includes executive leadership and education roles at the AVMA, NAVC, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Novartis Animal Health. She currently serves as CEO and Change Agent for Cary Consulting, CEO for the Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC), serves on the board of advisors for the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy (VEA) and is a Past President of the AAIV. She resides with the Cary Crew in Greensboro, NC.
Topic #1: Active Allyship
Description: You likely have heard the phrase “getting comfortable being uncomfortable” more and more often within the last few months. It means that to help create real change, to expand and grow, to be an antiracist, to stand up for the oppressed and marginalized - we must invite and initiate tough conversations. We must speak up. We must be active allies. Does this ring true but you’re not sure what to do next? Then you’re in the right place. During this program we will discuss important elements of allyship including self-education, leveraging privilege and power, reaffirming that allyship centers on the oppressed, and the power of committing fully. Join us!
Topic #2: Life Hacks: Work-Life Integration
Description: The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. This includes most of the hours that we are awake during the week and often includes time during weekends as well. Our work is a big part of our lives, not an either/or balance that we should be striving to achieve. It is not work or life. It is work as a part of life. During this interactive program, participants will discuss why work-life balance is unrealistic and how work-life integration will set us free. Tools and resources will be shared for managing stress, finding focus, and learning how to thrive regardless of role, title, or practice type.
Topic #3: Personal Innovation aka #youdoyou
Description: Business model innovation can have a stronger, swifter impact on profit margins than service or product innovation, it can disrupt established industries, and it can lead to exciting and vibrant cultures that attract top talent. So what about personal innovation? During this interactive and fun program Dr. Mia Cary will facilitate a conversation centered on five building blocks of personal innovation that mirror the cornerstones of business model innovation. Participants will be invited to create an actionable personal innovation roadmap to help guide you on your continued career journey, regardless of which path and stop you currently find yourself on.
Topic #4: Powerfully You
Description: Our greatest superpower is being authentically ourselves. We know playing to our strengths leads to our growth and development, It also allows us to bring our best selves into everything that we do. But how do we create and cultivate the self-awareness that is a prerequisite for understanding our strengths? And how can we ensure that our workplace will be accepting of our authentic selves? Researcher and storyteller Brené Brown defines authenticity as “the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are”. During this program we will discuss the pros and cons of bringing authenticity into the workplace, dig deep on the knowledge that words matter, and reinforce why and how to be powerfully you.
Topic #5: Radically Candid Communication
Description: Raise your hand if you believe communication is always part of any problem, and also always part of the solution. To any issue, at any point of your career. We agree! The purpose of this radically candid communication program is to provide strategies and resources for managing difficult conversations and helping upset clients and colleagues. Kim Scott’s Radical Candor model of caring deeply and challenging directly creates a firm foundation that will set program attendees up for successful, strong, and sustainable communication wins.
Speaker Fees: My standard presentation fees are $6000 for a full day and $4000 for half-day or less, plus travel expenses. These fees are however flexible based on Chapter funding available. Additional presentation topics are also available. I look forward to working with you!