Episode 21

Episode 21: Social Media Rx: Empowering Laboratory Professionals through Digital Advocacy (Featuring, Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM))

In this episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead interviews Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM, a trailblazer in laboratory medicine and a strong advocate for laboratory professionals. Dr. Golab shares her unique career journey, starting from her high school days through obtaining her doctorate.

She explains the importance of laboratory advocacy, and how she uses social media platforms like X (Twitter) and LinkedIn to enhance visibility and awareness for the laboratory profession. Dr. Golab offers valuable tips for leveraging social media for professional growth, inspiring listeners to be active advocates for their field.

This episode provides insightful strategies for navigating social media authentically and effectively for advocacy and professional development.

Special Guest Bio:

Dr. Kathryn Golab, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)^CM, SH^CM, is the Clinical Laboratory Utilization Specialist at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories (WDL) in Milwaukee, WI. Kathryn is an active member of ASCP, where she is currently the chair of the National Social Media Committee and a career ambassador. She also is a member of ASCLS and is active at the Wisconsin State level as the current secretary for the Board of Directors, and on the national level as a member of the Consumer Response Team. She also is on the Menomonee Falls High School Healthcare Career Academy Board of Directors as a member at large. In 2022, she was awarded the ASCP Board of Certification Lab Superstar Award Runner-up, is a 2021 ASCLS Voices under 40 awardee, and has multiple publications related to social media and laboratory administration. When not promoting the laboratory profession, she enjoys hiking and reading books in her free time.

Connect with Dr. Kathryn Golab:

X (Twitter): @kgolabmls

LinkedIn: Dr. Kathryn Golab

Connect with Stephanie Whitehead Click on the link to connect with Stephanie for more on this and other leadership and personal development topics.

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Tywauna "Coach Tee" Wilson is an accomplished medical laboratory leader, author of "Some Leaders Wear Lab Coats," and co-host of the "eLABorate Topics" podcast. As founder and president of Trendy Elite Coaching and Consulting, she develops best-in-class leaders through coaching programs and leadership training. With two decades of experience, including as a lab manager and technical director, Tywauna leverages her clinical expertise to mentor laboratory professionals. Through Trendy Elite's Standout Leader Academy and her own initiatives, she empowers professionals to enhance their leadership skills, expand their influence, and excel in their careers. Tywauna is committed to guiding the next generation of confident, competent laboratory leaders
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It isn’t every healthcare leader who can seamlessly lead through the chaos of managing a large healthcare operation while navigating the rapid changes in healthcare. But this is exactly the environment where Stephanie Whitehead not only shines but thrives!

Stephanie is an executive-level leader that fueled by her passion for helping others in the medical profession achieve operational excellence. Intrigued by the evolving nature of the laboratory field and its strong impact on patient treatment, she had an early determination to leave an indelible mark on the laboratory profession.
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