Jul 18, 2018
Today's episode features Tonya Lanthier, CEO and founder of DentalPost, the premier online and mobile dental job board and community, which connects dental professionals with careers. On this episode of Wonder, Tonya walks us through her path to a dentistry career that began after a bicycle accident when she was 8 years old. Tonya relates how she built DentalPost from her experience in the dental industry and how women entrepreneurs can thrive in their businesses while being successful in their personal life. Tune in now!
Timestamped show notes
01:06 Kalika introduces today's guest, Tonya Lanthier.
01:27 Tonya shares her experience of being part of Entrepreneurs' Organization.
02:17 She recounts how she got started on her dentistry and entrepreneurial career at the age of 8 due to a biking accident.
05:20 DentalPost opened as she wanted more flexibility when she became a new mom.
07:13 Her mom was struggling with and it created a big impact in her life and helped cultivate her leadership skills by understanding why people do the things they do
10:09 Knowing her mom has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affected her family life growing up.
16:15 It is natural for women entrepreneurs to keep fixing and finding a solution and the same habit applies to the personal life.
18:07 Going through divorce was difficult but having a great support ecosystem enables her to raise her twins in the best possible environment.
19:33 Tonya talks about the importance of taking care of yourself.
20:27 To keep stress at bay, Tonya recommends exercising and eating right. Getting tested for food you might be allergic to is also something she suggests to do.
21:54 Women won't ask, and they won't step up and they won't believe in themselves. And that's something that has to be really worked on.
23:41 Kalika talks about what's coming up for Tonya.