Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP
WORKPLACE WELLBEING STRATEGIST
CoFounder & Lead Consultant
Josh has been a proud member of the veterinary community since 1995. In 2009, he took the leap into practice management and ownership, and continued in those roles in two small-animal hospitals until 2018. A lifetime optimist and overall “happy guy,” Josh was shocked to find himself feeling spent, alone, and crying over breakfast while his surprised wife looked on with disbelief. Recognizing he had burnt himself out, he made the difficult decision to step away and recapture his authentic self. Since then he’s dedicated his professional trajectory to elevating veterinary staff and teams so they can authentically flourish in their work. To that end he’s obtained certificates in areas such as Positive Psychology, Workplace Culture, and Building Effective Teams and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology. He co-founded Flourish Veterinary Consulting LLC to bring the knowledge he's obtained to life.
Josh lives in Colorado with his amazing wife, 3 insane parrots, 2 Great Danes that occasionally share the couch, a 7 lb cat known as the “Golden Child,” some fish tanks and a few bee hives.
In his free time, he enjoys teaching about beekeeping, playing indoor soccer, and dreaming about moving to Kauai.
Josh's certifications & qualifications
BA in Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
Veterinary Management/Leadership since 2009
Shareholder and Hospital Administrator at Boulder’s Natural Animal Hospital 2009-2016
Shareholder and Hospital Administrator at Avenues
Pet Clinic 2016-2017
Co-Founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting
Co-Creator and facilitator for inaugural CVMA Power
of Ten Practice Manager Leadership Academy
Certificate in The Foundations of Positive Psychology
from the University of Pennsylvania
Certificate in Culture-Driven Team Building
from the Wharton School of Business
Certificate in Developing Effective Teams from
the VIA Institute on Character
Masters in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology, University of East London (in process)