Ask Alison

Alison’s experience and honesty for hire – either ‘Ask Alison’ on a pay-as-you go basis, or by retaining her monthly at director level.

Ask Alison

There aren’t many people working in the animal health sector who have the breadth and depth of experience as Onswitch’s founder, Alison Lambert. A qualified vet who spent years working with some of the biggest global veterinary names before founding Onswitch in 2001, Alison has seen it all. Really.

Always honest, and passionate about putting the customer experience front and centre to drive business and team performance, Alison will tell it how it is and what you can do to make the best of it. Usually with several innovative solutions, but always focused on the unique challenges and opportunities facing your business.

 

  1. Ask Alison – ad hoc business advice when you need it

Ideal for anyone wanting to do things differently and make positive step changes in their business performance. Common areas include:

– Opening a new practice

– Improving team performance (retention, morale, customer care delivery)

– Training telephone and consult skills

– Building practice values

– Boosting operational efficiencies

But really, anything goes. If you need help, just ask.

 

  1. Retain Alison – monthly governance and counsel at board level

Business boards require a blend of strategic thinking, operational focus, drive and risk management if they are to power strong and successful businesses. In veterinary practice, clinicians may not always have the full commercial skill set to optimally populate the board, which is where an experienced and honest external consultant can be invaluable.

 

Alison will work discreetly and confidentially with your practice at board level, attending monthly meetings and implementing change as required. A kind of non-executive director without the equity share, legal liabilities or financial interest, bringing a wide range of skills and experience. Broadly speaking, her involvement covers:

 

– Mitigating risk

– Business oversight

– Short, medium and long term planning

– Bringing structure and rigour to business processes

– Evidencing decisions

How does it work?

Over a virtual Zoom meeting, Alison will explore the issues where you need help and propose solutions to collect data, coach the team or make process changes as appropriate.

 

An experienced trainer, Alison can run interactive workshops with the team, the board of directors or simply a one-on-one coaching session. It’s about taking as much time as you need, when you need it – ‘Ask Alison’ works anytime, anyplace, anywhere in the world.

 

In order to make this service as flexible and convenient as possible, Alison’s time is booked by the hour. Simply choose the time you want from the online diary and join the Zoom call that will be scheduled for you. It’s that easy.

 

For a fixed monthly fee, Alison will attend board meetings and undertake all related preparation and follow-up work. She will also provide ongoing support and advice for the management team as required.

 

Alison’s retainer fee is £1,000 +VAT per month

(A discounted rate of £850 +VAT per month is offered for practice directors who have attended the ‘Opening your own vet practice’ workshop)

Testimonials

3 days ago

Onswitch

So part of what we do every month is evaluating locations for new practices

Been doing a lot of these recently as more and more folks look at the possibility of “Opening their own practice”

When we look at a location we assess how many target audience households there are eg pet or horse owners or demand for certain farm services

And it’s usual to find there are plenty of practices serving that audience already , so any new site will need to be able to differentiate themselves or have a point of difference and a “compelling reason to change “ for the local community

So this mornings site evaluation was a surprise

For the first time, in a long time, we have a location that is underserved by practices

Eg a true gap in the market

Highly unusual
Very odd
And on closer digging the reason became clear

3 local practices in the drive time analysis have closed …. For good

So as we work with our post covid situation it’s intriguing to watch sites closing for good and where others are opening up and doing great in the same area

So fascinating times indeed

onswitch.co.uk/site-evaluation/

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@OnswitchLtd Nor cake, which seems to be a lot of adverts' compensation of choice....

@OnswitchLtd 10 to a penny?!!! Not how you describe any future colleague. #Bedrock #respect. FYI - cake is no longer an exciting treat - most of us provide it as standard

When you see the quote:
“ you can’t get vet nurses for love nor money” maybe thats where folks have been going wrong?
It’s a job, career, a responsible role so PAY money don’t expect it done for love
It’s not about cakes & puppies
#FairPay
#OneVetTeam
#colleagues
#RVN

Just spent the evening with 3 folks who are looking to do their own thing
#OpenYourOwnPractice
2 parts a week apart
All by zoom
Private session for 3 colleagues
Key question
#Flexible #Learning #Plan
Why not be the boss?
#OneVetTeam https://onswitch.co.uk/opening-your-own-practice/

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Exciting times well done #OpenYourOwnPractice all very possible

https://onswitch.co.uk/opening-your-own-practice/

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