The Raving Patients Podcast



, Episode 


The #1 Thing Stopping Dentists from Thriving | Andrea Smith



, Episode 


April 19, 2024

The #1 Thing Stopping Dentists from Thriving | Andrea Smith

Did you know that women suffer from burnout at higher rates than men do? This is also true for women in leadership positions, including dentistry. 

Today’s episode sheds light on the pressing issue of burnout, particularly among female dentists. My guest is Andrea Smith, an advocate for well-being and empowerment, particularly in the healthcare field.

After a decade in the corporate world, she became exhausted from juggling the roles of employee, mother, wife, and friend. Andrea decided to create her own business, offering sales training to the Med Tech industry, but the burnout remained.

Ultimately, this motivated Andrea to create the Thrive by Design Group, which supports and empowers women to embrace their true selves and break free from the situations causing their burnout. 

She brings important insights for addressing this pervasive challenge, strengthened by her own personal journey. We talk about the root causes of burnout, emphasizing the compounded pressures women face, such as the high stakes of managing a dental practice and family life. 

Andrea also offers practical advice and strategies for women to navigate these challenges, advocating for a balance that fosters well-being and success. Through “The Awaken Your SuperHERo” course she designed, women can learn how to create a sustainable and balanced life.

If you’re interested in the course, listen till the end for an exclusive discount for Andrea’s course. 

For anyone feeling identified with the signs of burnout, this episode is a must. Tune in to learn more about this important issue.

Key Takeaways:

Introduction (00:00)

Andrea Smith’s Career Journey (03:16)

What’s Causing Burnout for Women in Dentistry? (07:55)

Signs & Symptoms of Burnout (11:27)

Steps To Overcome Burnout (17:34)

The Awaken Your Superhero Course (19:02)

Lightning Round Q&A With Andrea (22:56)

Additional Resources:

Interested in Andrea’s “Awaken Your Superhero” course? Check it out here:

Use the code SUPERHERO to claim a 10% discount.

Connect with Andrea Smith:



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