Liv graduated in 2016 from the university Poland and shortly after graduation moved to the UK to undergo surgical training. During her career development, Liv was exposed to various workplace environments and worked with veterinary professionals of diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities.
Along the years of her professional training, Liv has been mentoring and providing mental health support to her colleagues. The passion for veterinary wellbeing led her to undertaking the Masters degree programme in Applied Positive Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, where Liv received the emotional intelligence coaching and appreciative inquiry training credentials.
Based on several years of veterinary and peer-support experience, combined with Positive Psychology training, Liv created the Vet Gone Real platform, through which multiple individuals and veterinary teams receive EQ coaching and workplace culture training. Liv is deeply passionate about the veterinary workplace wellbeing, emotional intelligence, psychological safety, quality improvement and creating tools that help veterinary practitioners to thrive in their career and personal life.
Liv presented her innovative approach to shaping human-savvy leaders and building human-friendly veterinary workplaces on the international congresses and she puts her teachings into practice through serving veterinary teams as their Clinical Wellbeing Coach. She is also a certified workplace conflict mediator and consults veterinary leaders on the difficult interpersonal situation in the workplace.
Most recently, Liv started a teaching position at the Murdoch vet school in Perth, Australia, where she lectures on the topic of communication and EQ, while pursuing PhD in the same area.
Individuals - including leaders - with high EQ present the ability to self-regulate, self-motivate, improve interpersonal relationships, and they are often considered more affectionate by their peers (Nguyen et al., 2020)