Event: Annual Congress

October 3rd 2019

Venue to be Confirmed


The Vet Whisperer Day

This Vet Whisperer day will help vets build and maintain the personal resilience and confidence needed to pursue the four outcomes of being successful as a GP vet; clinical resolution, client satisfaction, financial resolution and clinician satisfaction. This requires what I call “Veterinary Intelligence” or VQ. Since the hallmark of all forms of intelligence is the ability to adapt, VQ is defined as ‘the ability to adapt in order to apply veterinary science successfully in the real world….and enjoy doing so’. IQ is necessary but not sufficient to be successful as a veterinary surgeon. Therefore, we will look at various capacities and mindsets we need to complement our IQ in order to thrive as veterinary practitioners in the real world.

9.30am to 10.00am

Arrival & Coffee

10.00am to 11.30am

Understanding Self-doubt…and why veterinary practice feeds it

In order to build genuine ’24-carat’ confidence we need to be able to recognise, understand and deal with the reasons why we don’t feel confident in the first place. This session will look at 6 drivers of self-doubt including doubt itself, deadlines, difficultly, disappointment, disagreement and disapproval and how we need to develop the ability to make decisions even though we don’t have as much time or information as we would ideally like.

11.30am to 11.45am


11.45am to 1.00pm

The Confidence Chromosome

This section looks at the role of beliefs in both undermining and developing self-confidence using Brian’s Confidence Chromosome model. We will look at how we acquire these beliefs and what we can do to change them should we so desire.

1.00pm to 2.00pm


2.00pm to 3.00pm
1.45pm to 3.30pm

Confidence when dealing with clinical risk

Defensive medicine can occur when we assume “where there’s risk, there’s the potential for blame!”. This session will explore how to conceptualise and manage the “inevitable and incessant” risk that is part of dealing with clinical cases

3.00pm to 3.15pm


3.15pm to 4.15pm

Managing time

Stress = Uncertainty x Urgency. Having covered and dealt with the impact of uncertainty on this equation earlier in the day, this session will look at the impact of time managent on our stress and confidence levels.


Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event

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  1. The registration fee includes 6 hours of CPD (an attendance certificate will be provided), a set of course notes, lunch and all refreshments throughout the day. It does not include overnight accommodation or travel to the venue.
  2. Payment must be made in full at the time of booking online.
  3. Places on each course are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  4. All courses are non-residential.
  5. Course fees will not be refunded if a cancellation is made within the 30 days prior to the course commencing. Cancellation before this time will incur a 20% administration charge.
  6. All cancellations must be made either by email to Kay at contact@colourfulconsultation.com or by telephone 01822 853573.
  7. Booked places can be transferred to another person (no charge).
  8. No refunds will be made should the delegate miss the course.
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