Blunt Dissection Ep1: Dr Diederik Gelderman

February 16, 2017

Today’s guest is Dr Diederik Gelderman Australian veterinary business legend, former veterinary hospital owner, current Australian Veterinary business Association (AVBA) President and creator of the Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice series of business development products.
 

Diederik graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 1977, 

established Greenhills Veterinary Hospital in 1977 and transformed it from a struggling 1-man practice into a burgeoning regional Veterinary Hospital servicing the wider Hunter Valley. This business won many Australian Veterinary as well as non-Veterinary (customer service) awards from 1996 till 2005.
 

He began coaching veterinary professionals with my Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice seminar, in 2004, to a small group of associates. Rapidly, these events became key opportunities on the Australian Veterinary calendar. In 2009, his seminars expanding internationally to Hong Kong, NZ, Europe and the US. Since then he has coached and consulted with more than 500 Small to Medium Enterprises in a diverse range of industries.
 

He sold his practice in 2009 though still works every other weekend as a vet because he loves it.
 

On the academic front, in addition to his veterinary degree holds a Masters of Veterinary Science, is a qualified NLP Master Coach (which took almost as long as his veterinary degree) and holds a TAFE Cert IV in Practice management and in Teaching.


In this episode, we go deep into his career which took him from happy times calving cows in Australia's Hunter Valley, to the point where he almost lost everything and how he rebuilt his life to become one of the world’s foremost veterinary business coaches today. Prepare for an epic story of struggle, survival and eventually success.  Enjoy.

 

If for any reason the link above is broken try clicking here for the podcast:

https://soundcloud.com/drdavenicol/blunt-dissection-ep1-dr-diederik-gelderman

 

Show Notes

 

Books

 

Steve Jobs Autobiography. http://amzn.to/2lp7UTl
 

The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy. http://amzn.to/2kMaoh6
 

Drive - Daniel Pink.http://amzn.to/2kkVQSs
 

Mindset - Carole Dweck http://amzn.to/2kGluSJ
 

The E-myth - Michael Gerber http://amzn.to/2lp969D
 

The E myth veterinarian - Peter Weinstein and Michael Gerber. http://amzn.to/2lpbj4W

 

People

 

Tony Robbins www.tonyrobbins.com (Check out, the somewhat ironically titled, 'I Am Not Your Guru' on netflix for a taster.) www.netflix.com 

 

Apps

 

WhatsApp https://www.whatsapp.com/

 

 

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