Many happy returns to everyone and welcome to 2018! Bringing us into the new year, I’m honored to share the cast this week with Dr Mary Lucas Flannery. Dr Mary is an incredible healer and story-teller and has committed much of her recent scholarship to understanding the plight of the Millennial generation. In this episode, Dr Mary and I discuss the future of healthcare under the supervision of Millennials, how Millennial parents make healthcare decisions and what my generation has to look forward to.
Biography: Mary Lucas Flannery has had an uncommon pathway and perspective in the world of chiropractic. She began her career as a recruiter for a chiropractic college and had no plans to become a chiropractor herself. Her job allowed her to meet thousands of chiropractors and to see first hand not only the incredible passion and commitment chiropractors have to their work but also to see the commonalities of a “successful” career. She fell in love with the profession and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. Mary had three kids as she began her practice and developed a passion for kids and chiropractic that resulted in a peds focused practice. But after several years of practice, once again, she pivoted back to her calling in chiropractic education. For the past 12 years she has worked inside chiropractic education in recruitment, enrollment marketing and communications. She is currently the Dean of Enrollment at Life West and she has led the college in more than doubling the size of enrollment. Her intense work with students has given her a unique perspective on how today’s young chiropractors can move from a dream of a chiropractic career to a sustainable and significant role in health care.
Mary is the founder of The Art of Story Project – an online platform where she teaches chiropractors how to be more effective public speakers, teachers, content creators focusing on the use of story to break through limiting beliefs and paradigms. She has been focusing her work on Millennial chiropractors and helping them to find and use the many advantages of the millennial generation’s capacity to communicate and connect to patients and the public. Simply stated, Mary believes the Millennial generation of chiropractors and chiropractic patients are perfectly poised to break through the misconceptions and limits the chiropractic profession has struggled against for the past 120 years.
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