Justin Smith is a Musculoskeletal focused Podiatrist. A strength and conditioning coach at The Movement Collective. A University of Newcastle Podiatry Teacher, Lecturer, Tutor and Researcher. A lifelong learner, an evidence based practitioner, a collaboration in heath care advocate. Future Health Network Co-Founder. A Fiance. A runner, a cross-fitter, a country boy. A business owner.
How do you manage your work-life balance?
Block timing and values based calendaring. Ensuring I plan and schedule each week as a priority: family time, exercise and training times, and learning times. Ideally, I calendar plan aspects before I plan work times. What gets measures gets manager and what gets scheduled gets done. Starting with scheduling the highest valued things (family, training, and learning) before scheduling work, ensures I don’t miss out on the things I say matter most.
What three words best describe you?
Excitable, curious and driven.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Early morning training sessions followed by COFFEE.
Where do you see your industry heading and how have you positioned yourself to benefit from these changes?
The convergence of professions where multidisciplinary clinics and practitioners dominate the market and are more effective and efficient with health care. Contributing to the evolution of health care at our local university and through our educational business, Future Health Network, I am passionate about bringing health care practitioners together as allies – not competitors!
What characteristics do you think an individual needs to be successful in your profession (or in general)?
High EQ. A high level of comfort managing uncertainty. Commitment to understanding research and evidence based practice. Resilience. Be a good example of health. Innovative and adaptive. Draws energy from people. Able to maintain high energy. A good networker. Speaking and presenting skills.
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