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Ep. 11: Are the clients you work with ready to work with YOU?
This episode, we talk about working weekends. Do you do it? Do you feel like it helps or hurts you? We’ll share what we do, and feel free to chime in on the conversation. We also answer a listener question - what do you say when people ask you what you do for a living? If you are an SLP, you are used to blank stares or odd comments when you tell people what you do for a living. Sarah and Sarie share the strangest things they’ve been asked at parties after revealing they are SLPs, and you are...
Ep. 10: Interview with Beautiful Speech Life
On this podcast, we answer a listener question - How to do you connect with difficult-to-reach clients? We share our thoughts on everything from building rapport with teenagers, to establishing rapport with adult clients to forming a relationship with young clients with Autism and identifying what they will work for and creating sessions so clients will want to work with us. We also talk about what is new in our speech room - which is being chronically late this time of year (because we...
Ep. 9: Take A Break, Sharing Difficult News & a Trick to Flip Your Perspective
This episode answers a listener question: The job of being an SLP is so busy and I feel like there is always more to do. How do you know when you just need to keep your nose to the grindstone and hustle away at the work, and when it’s time to stop, step away, and take a break? If you find yourself powering through a season of overwork or deadlines, this is the episode for you. Sarah shares how powering through is sometimes helpful and when she’s had to do it. Sarie shares that powering...
Ep. 8: Changing SLP Settings & Work Transitions
On this Episode, Sarah shares some SLP advice she should have taken (but didn't) and what she's doing about it. Sarie shares a lesson gone wrong that involves clients getting a bit too competitive. Sarie interviews Sarah about the topic of switching SLP settings and making work transitions, and the following questions are answered (and more!): Do you think leaving a job helps or hurts the profession? How do you know when you need to leave a job? How many times have you changed jobs? What do...
Ep. 7: SLPs and Perfectionism, Your First SLP Job
This episode, we talk about some SLP advice that has helped us lately, perfectionism in the SLP world, and advice for your first year as an SLP. Whether you are an SLP student, a new SLP, or someone who has been in the game for a long time, we hope you enjoy this conversation and pick up some tips along the way for managing some common pitfalls in the workplace. This episode is perfect for anyone who is battling perfectionism as an SLP (aren’t we all?) or who is starting a new job or is...
Ep. 6: All About Email
This week, we are digging in to ways that work email can make you miserable and actionable steps about what to do about it. We also answer a listener question: what work settings do we work in? If you ever find yourself shuddering over that next email ding, overwhelmed by your inbox, or even repeatedly checking your email, this episode is for you! We’ll talk about how you may not be using your email well and how to make it work for you. We shared six email tips: 1. Turn off all...
Ep. 5: When Self Care Doesn't Feel Good
This week, on Sarah’s first solo podcast, you’ll learn four situations in which self care doesn’t feel good. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a bit about switching a job setting, how to quit, or how to have tough conversations with others to draw boundaries. Sarah shares surprising ways to care for yourself that might not feel great in the moment, but are essential for your SLP survival. This episode ends with an SLP pep talk for all you SLPs out there who need to hear...
Ep. 4: Stress & Time
This week, we are digging into your relationship with time and how time impacts your stress level. If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with to-dos or just feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, this episode is for you! We’ll define a Hustle Season and give you some tips to get through it. We also discussed the definition of a work mantra and why you should find yours. Our SLP Wisdom this episode is understanding our connection between stress and time and how to identify a “found...
Ep. 2: Asking for Help
This week, a speech-language pathology conversation on asking for help. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn to identify your helpers, hear about a lesson gone wrong (holy vulnerability!), and learn about how to increase courage and vulnerability as an SLP. Sarie really digs in to how she’s identified helpers in her work setting and how she’s learned to ask for help, even when it’s hard. Sarah shares a lesson that bombed big time, we talk about how we all make SLP mistakes.
Ep. 1: Welcome to SLP Happy Hour!
This week we are exploring guilty self-care pleasures and what to do when you have a bad speech-language pathology day. If you find yourself sorting through SLP situations where emotions are running high, or times when you are criticized for your work this episode is for you! We talk about strategies to deal with difficult days including: active listening, having an "SLP bubble," and what to ask yourself when someone criticizes you. Sarie also shared some SLP advice on how realizing we are...