Ep #216: Lisa Mergens – Dentistry is Not a Solo Act

Today I am joined by Lisa Mergens, owner of Ascendant Dental Development, LLC. Lisa recounts the compelling story of how she made the decision to stop her successful career as a dental hygienist and start working toward a new career path within the dental profession, all while fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis. You’ll learn how she went into remission and what she did to make the most out of a terrible situation.

Listen in to hear how Lisa teaches her clients the leadership, communication and culture they need to make positive changes within their practices. You’ll discover how Lisa experienced firsthand the necessity for a new model of leadership in dental practices and how she has found her true passion.

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Minute Markers:

  • 03:25 – The story of when Lisa was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • 05:15 – How she went into remission.
  • 08:05 – How she overcame the emotional and financial stress from giving up her successful career and going back to school.
  • 11:05 – How she found her path to becoming a certified coach and communication trainer.
  • 15:37 – Lisa’s ideal clients today and how clients discover her.
  • 18:40 – How she coaches communication.
  • 24:28 – How quickly she can decide if someone is coachable or not.

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