Mentioned in this episode
Blair’s social media links:
Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Conference (Note: This is an Affiliate Link.)
Own Your Greatness by Lisa Orbé-Austin and Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin
Today’s episode is an interview with Dr. Blair Thielemier. She’s a pharmacist and business development consultant, specializing in pharmacist-led billing models. She consults on and produces e-learning programs for state and national organizations, pharmacy wholesalers, payers, and technology start-ups. She has books and online courses available for individuals looking to leverage their pharmacy knowledge into monetized clinical programs at https://pharmapreneuracademy.com. She speaks internationally about trends in leveraging pharmacists to improve value-based care.
The focus of our interview is on Blair’s upcoming Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit, which is LIVE over Zoom October 21, and 22, 2021, 9 AM to 4 PM Central Time. Content will highlight Blair’s experience, what she sees that is working in the pharmacy industry and what’s working in consulting, and so much more.
Even if you are listening to this episode after the Summit, you will still get value from listening to this episode. Blair talks about how she uses her voice to advance the profession of pharmacy and educate other pharmacists on how to leverage their pharmacy knowledge into monetized clinical programs. To learn more, visit https://pharmapreneuracademy.com.
Highlights from the interview
Knowing your “why” is important. Blair’s mission is elevating the profession of pharmacy.
In the beginning, Blair was shy about using her voice. She wanted to be anonymous and feels that she has always been more of a writer. Blair launched the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit in 2017 to share other pharmacists’ voices.
Pharmacist-led clinical services can impact quality metrics and make a positive impact on ROI for pharmacy services. Blair mentioned 3 different models:
- Physician’s office path
- Pharmacy-based path
- Patient-pay path
Blair will be teaching the 4 Pillars of Pharmapreneurial Success during the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit.
We need to hear pharmacists share what’s working for them and the impact they are having. Blair will introduce Summit participants to some amazing pharmacists.
Click this link to register for the October 2021 Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit. (Note: This is an Affiliate Link.). There is no cost to register. Date and time: Thursday, October 21, and Friday, October 22, 9 AM – 4 PM CST. The Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit is not recorded. It is LIVE via Zoom only. Pop in and out if that’s your availability. It may still inspire you! Pharmacy students and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit too. Sign up for Blair’s newsletter through her website to learn about upcoming events and opportunities.
Pharmapreneur Academy has a great team, including someone who will help pharmacists sell their services. Pharmacists have a hard time selling without feeling “salesy.”
Blair is from a small town in NE Arkansas. She talked about imposter syndrome. Blair was self-conscious about her accent at first. Now, she owns it! She had a limiting belief that people would perceive her as “less than” because of her accent. Personal and career development has helped her move past her limiting beliefs.
I mentioned the book Own Your Greatness by Lisa Orbé-Austin and Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin. In Own Your Greatness, Drs. Orbé-Austin talk about “ANTS” = automatic negative thoughts and how to overcome them.
Blair wants to found a non-profit foundation to help pharmacists learn how to show up, demonstrate their value, and be an advocate at the national level.
Listen to the end of the interview for Blair’s answers to the following 5 questions:
- What is the biggest challenge you face in creating an online conference?
- What’s the best thing that’s happened since you started the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit?
- What’s the best thing that’s happened since you started the Pharmapreneur Academy?
- What’s the best piece of advice anyone in the pharmacy world has ever given you?
- Other than imposter syndrome, what’s one hidden pitfall in pharmacy that prevents pharmacists from succeeding?
Thank you for listening to The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 117! I hope Blair has inspired you to use your voice! Space is limited for the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit. Sign up today!