Keys to Deliberately and Actively Investing in Your Marriage w/Kate Mangona

podcast Apr 15, 2021

We spend a lot of time on the specifics of our contracts, but today we’re going to pivot and focus on the reason behind our negotiating efforts - the personal priorities that drive our decisions.  

In the negotiating process, we really have the opportunity to tweak our schedules so they work for us, our families and our spouses. Sometimes it feels like the job invades every part of our lives, and we end up with very little time to nurture our relationships. 

How do we make time for those relationships, and plan ahead for it in the negotiating phase? What are some of the side effects of being overwhelmed by all our responsibilities? 

In this episode, I’m joined by pediatric radiologist, relationship coach and host of Medicine, Marriage and Money, Kate Mangona. She shares how she prioritizes her marriage as a busy doctor, entrepreneur, mom and physician’s wife. 


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The Overworking Trap: How to Separate Our Value From Our Productivity

podcast Apr 08, 2021

Most high achievers were raised to believe that hard work will always get rewarded. This belief is untrue and harmful, and the root of the burnout and overworking culture in medicine. 

We carry the belief that being tired all the time is the price we pay for success and excellence. We put ourselves under pressure to do it all, and work jobs that weren’t even designed with our wellbeing in mind. 

Attaching our value to our productivity and overworking has tripled our risk of disease and mortality. For female physicians, making a change is literally a matter of life and death.  

How do we challenge the thoughts we have around our value when it comes to productivity? What are some of the problems within our industry caused by the disparity between genders? 

In this episode, I talk about the beliefs that drive overworking, why it doesn’t serve us, and how to build a healthier relationship with our productivity. 


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Tapping Into the Breadwinner’s Mindset To Start Building Wealth w/Jennifer Barrett

podcast Apr 01, 2021

A growing number of women have moved into the breadwinner role in their households, but very few are prepared for what it entails. As a result, we struggle to make financial choices that position us for the lives that we want.  

The subconscious belief that we would never be main earners impacts some of the most professionally successful women. If we don’t understand how critical it is to build wealth, it’s hard for our professional success to translate to long-term financial stability. 

How do we adopt a breadwinner’s mentality in our salary negotiations? What do we need to start investing strategically? 

In this episode, I’m joined by financial expert, Chief Education Officer at Acorns and author of Think Like a Breadwinner, Jennifer Barrett. She shares how we can take charge of our financial decisions, and change the trajectory of our lives with one mindset shift. 

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The Human Cost of Non-Compete Clauses

podcast Mar 25, 2021

Understanding the other side of a negotiation is important in our ability to present our value, and come to an agreement that serves both parties. But there’s one part of a physician contract that does no favors for a physician, and that’s non-compete clauses. 

A non-compete is nothing more than a greed-based legal clause that at best guilts you to stay in a job, and at the very worst keeps you handcuffed to a toxic work environment even after you’ve left the position. 

Non-competes don’t just hurt physicians, they also compromise the communities doctors serve and the patients themselves. The truth is, any conversation on physician wellness and mental health is meaningless if we aren’t addressing these restrictive barriers that stop physicians from doing what they do best. 

What are the components that make up non-competes, and how do we navigate them to make them less restrictive? How do these clauses create suffering? 

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The Biggest Barriers and Biases Impacting Pay Equality w/Bonnie Koo

podcast Mar 18, 2021

The law states that male and female physicians should be earning the same, but time and time again, the data has proven that this is not the case. Unfair pay structures and circumstances impact female doctors, and they all add up to an uphill battle for equal pay. 

It’s not just that female physicians are earning less generally. 

The specialties we dominate are paid less. We are funneled away from the higher-paying specialties. There also aren’t enough women in leadership advocating for equal pay, and we’re conditioned not to rock the boat. 

When it comes to getting paid what we’re worth, there are biases and barriers that are layered in at every step of the process.

How do leadership structures get in the way of advocacy? What are some of the societal structures we are battling? What can we do to empower ourselves? 

In this episode, I’m joined by certified life coach, physician, and founder of Wealthy Mom MD, Bonnie Koo. We discuss...

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The Anatomy of a Contract: Key Areas You Can’t Afford to Ignore

podcast Mar 11, 2021

In the negotiation process, we have to advocate for ourselves and work towards signing a contract that aligns with our goals and our worth. Every contract is going to be different, but there are key common areas that we, as physicians, often overlook to our own detriment. 

There are big areas where there’s room for negotiation at best, and at worst, variability that might not benefit us.  

It’s also key to understand what we’re signing, and even though our lawyers may have the knowledge, having a personal understanding of the most important components of our contracts will only improve our negotiation.  

Besides compensation, what are the other areas we need to be aware of in the negotiation? In this episode, I share some of the intricacies that go into your contract and how to navigate them. 

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Burnout-Proof Yourself With Negotiation

podcast Mar 04, 2021

Physician burnout is a huge topic in our industry. It’s compromising the health of doctors, driving attrition, and costing billions in lost productivity. A good career in medicine cannot be built with the fear of falling apart, and we need to protect ourselves. 

Most conversations about burnout are centered on what physicians should be doing to take care of their health, but there’s another approach. We can insulate ourselves from burnout in the negotiation process. Getting paid what we worth isn’t just about the salary piece, it’s also about our health. 

Whether we’re negotiating a contract for a new job, or renegotiating our contract, there are measures we can put in place to avoid burnout altogether. If we focus on the areas that lead to burnout, we can thrive in our jobs.

How can we deal with the areas that are contributing to the high rates of physician burnout? In this clip, I share how we can align our package negotiations with measures...

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Fair Market Valuations & How They Impact Your Earnings

podcast Feb 25, 2021

Understanding the factors that determine how much we get paid is one of the most important steps in negotiating effectively and getting paid what we’re worth. 

In 2021, the new Medicare guidelines are set to impact how much some physicians are going to earn, and for many of us, fair market valuations are going to be used to adjust our packages.

Yet, fair market value is a term that’s so ambiguous and vague, it’s hard to know what it effectively means, and what the outcome will be for our contract negotiations. 

What drives hospital systems to put in place fair market valuations? How can we navigate a fair market value if it comes up?

In this episode, I give some detail on the meaning of fair market value and how it can impact you in getting paid what you’re worth.


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How to Optimize Your BATNA & Negotiate with Strength

podcast Feb 18, 2021

Your Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA) is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen your starting position in a negotiation. It’s a lens through which we can clearly and confidently assess every package to make sure we’re making the best decision according to what matters to us. 

When you have a great alternative to the offer that’s in front of you, you negotiate and present your value differently - you make your leverage stronger. 

A BATNA allows us to make the most of what we bring to the table, which brings us closer to getting what we’re worth and what serves us. 

How can you create your BATNA so that you go into negotiation with strength and confidence? What is the risk of going into a negotiation without a BATNA? 

In this episode, I share strategies for developing a strong BATNA and why it’s a critical piece of a successful negotiation.  


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Navigating the New Medicare Guidelines for Physician Salaries w/Ann Bittinger

podcast Feb 11, 2021

On January 1st, new Medicare guidelines for physician earnings were introduced, and this is set to impact our contracts in a multitude of ways. Many physicians are going to see either a significant increase in their earnings or a substantial drop. 

Because of potential impact on revenue many hospital systems are either unilaterally staying or requiring addendums to stay on the 2020 rvu values for compensation.

Whatever your situation is, don’t panic until you have the data. It’s important to get into the fine print of your contract to know what your next move should be. 

What are the contractual ramifications of these new guidelines and what legal actions can we take as physicians? 

In this episode, I’m joined by Health Law Attorney and Healthcare Advisor, Ann Bittinger. She shares how to deal with the new RVU physician schedules and codes, and make sure you’re still getting paid what you’re worth.


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