An Introverted Profession in an Extroverted World (1194)
Professional Development |  Career Options
Saturday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||214D



Nan Boss DVM
Best Friends Veterinary Center

Dr. Nan Boss graduated from the University of Illinois CVM in 1985. She owns Best Friends Veterinary Center in Grafton Wisconsin. Dr. Boss has been speaking and writing on practice management topics since 1998. Her client education system, focusing on wellness and prevention, is utilized in hundreds of practices in the U.S. and abroad. Her book Educating Your Clients from A to Z, and her training materials, titled How We Do Things Here, are available from AAHA Press. Dr. Boss is a pioneer in breed-specific wellness, which incorporates DNA testing and screening for genetic diseases into wellness testing and client education. When she's not speaking, writing or working in her own practice Dr. Boss is usually working on a committee or board, having served on the Fear Free Initiative board, the Partners for Healthy Pets board, the VetPartners Career Development Committee and several others at the local, state and national levels. If she's not doing any of that and the weather is nice she is most likely to be found outside gardening or on a long walk with her dog Izzie. She also has a husband and three cats.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Diversity & Inclusion
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


This lecture was inspired by a book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. Being an extrovert myself, I thought I knew something about the topic but I was surprised to learn how deeply this trait influences who I am, how I function and what sort of workplace environment I try to create. Introversion and extroversion are the North and South of temperament, analyzed and talked about since the dawn of time. Today, introversion and extroversion are two of the most exhaustively researched subjects in psychology, arousing the curiosity of hundreds of scientists. Some of their research is surprising and some will resonate deeply with what you already know – yet you may not have thought about how the introversion-extroversion continuum affects you at work every day.

This session is part of CE Pathway: Diversity & Inclusion

Learning Objectives

1. understand how your tendency toward extroversion or introversion affects you at work

2. Learn how to be more effective in working with your opposite type

3. Learn how the work environment can be adjusted to accomadate for differences

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