How can you use your creativity to lead? As a leader, you often have to learn, evolve, and adapt to support everyone on your team. An exciting part of this growth process is testing and experimenting with new ideas, activities, and processes that get your team involved and engaged with your practice.

In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall talks with Dr. Lisa McFaddin, Medical Director at Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic in Manassas, Virginia. Dr. McFaddin graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and has focused much of her career in following her passion of practicing integrative medicine.

When she interviewed with Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic, she was not initially planning to accept a leadership role. However, when she took on the position of Medical Director, she began to get creative about how to support her employees. Her new, and often fun, approaches to leadership and coaching have led to positive changes in the practice. Dr. McFaddin also shares how she and her team have used Aspire to improve their team interactions. Although this process hasn’t always been easy, it has helped Dr. McFaddin learn much about herself along the way.

Dr. McFaddin also hosts her own podcast, Vetsplaining, an honest and humorous look into the medical and business aspects of veterinary medicine. You can find Vetsplaining on most major podcast streaming platforms.

For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck build on the discussion with Dr. Lisa McFaddin and her strategies for creating an exceptional front office team.

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Episode 30: Using Creativity to Lead Your Practice