“I founded Gallaher Edge when I realized how important it was to me to grow from the inside out, and help others do the same.Gallaher Edge is founded on the values of the Power of Choice, Progress Over Perfection and Uninhibited Teamwork. This company, like me, is a work in progress, something that every day, I accept exactly as it is while never stopping work to progress it further.” ~Dr. Laura Gallaher
By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief, Concierge Medicine Today/The DPC Journal & Host, The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Concierge Medicine Forum
Dr. Laura Gallaher has worked in the field of professional and personal development since 2005. Laura is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Facilitator, and Executive Coach. She is the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge, which she started in 2013 and rebranded in 2018.
In today’s CMT DocPreneur Leadership Broadcast and Podcast we sit down for Part 1 of our discussion with Dr. Gallaher centered around Building a Great Culture inside a Medical Practice Environment. In the moments ahead we discuss:
- What does it mean to make the Doctor Human?
- How can a Doctor “Just Be”? What would that look like?
- What could it look like for a Doctor to be more Self-Aware and Self-Accountable in their communication with Patients?
Her noteworthy career began after the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everybody aboard. Following the tragedy, NASA hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influences that were deemed to play a role in the accident. She worked for 8 years to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center.
Laura was also hired to help manage the change associated with radical changes in the performance management process and philosophy at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
Laura is an expert teacher, trainer, speaker and consultant, particularly in the concepts of self-awareness, accountability, trust building and team cohesion.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Masters and PhD in Organizational Psychology. Laura is a Licensed Human Element® Practitioner, a Certified Radical Collaboration Trainer, and a Certified Coach.
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“Leading a Grounded Life helped me understand how some of my earliest life experiences were still influencing my behaviors and decisions today, both personally and professionally. Being able to recognize and understand these dynamics has been liberating and allowed me to grow in ways that have truly made a positive difference in my day to day life.”
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“I gave the opportunity for everybody at my company to go through Radical Collaboration with Laura and her team, and it had an immediate positive effect on the employees. I watched employees transform over the three days and then carry their new self-awareness and collaboration skills back to the workplace. One of our values is Teamwork with Heart, and an experiential workshop like Radical Collaboration was an awesome foundation to bring that value to life at our company.”