Mar 19 / Dr. Dennis Hartlieb

Ep. 59 & 60: Interview with Kirk Behrendt



About the Sharecast 

In this two-part episode, our host Dr. Dennis Hartlieb and guest Kirk Behrendt of ACT Dental discuss Kirk's personal growth and background and how he came to where he is today.  They talk about leadership development and self improvement in the context of dental coaching and consulting.

Kirk explains the importance of communication skills, conflict resolution, team building, and strategic planning being crucial areas to focus on for success in dental practices.

If you'd like to hear Kirk Behrendt talk more about leadership for dentists, he will be speaking at our DOT Fest event in June, so grab your spot and join us in person or virtually!

In part one of this episode you'll hear:

3:15 What is ACT Dental?
6:04 Don't get good at business, get good at people
8:11 Being a part of the football team at University of Minnestota
9:16 What did Kirk's parents do?
15:35 Importance of having a support system
19:07 Employee of the month at Applebee's
20:55 Creating systems to ensure predictable outcomes
27:30 Looking for confidence and humility in potential hires
29:56 Benefits of having a coach for mentorship

In part two of this episode you'll hear:

3:02 Finding inspiration within your community
10:10 Experience as a Dental Supply Representative
17:45 Meeting mentors at the Pankey Institute
26:45 Trying to become an actor
36:05 Being clear in your communication
40:07 Why are core values so important?
50:10 Be on the lookout for great people
56:00 Establishing regular check-ins with your team

Dennis Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD

Dr. Hartlieb is the founder & CEO of Dental Online Training. Dr. Hartlieb is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD), a MEMBER of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and he runs a full-time cosmetic and restorative practice in Chicago.

Dr. Hartlieb is the host of the Dental Online Training Sharecast which you can find wherever you listen to podcasts.

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