Ep. 7 – Faith, Family, Friend with Mike Oxford

In this intriguing episode on professional growth, Chris is joined by Mike Oxford, Chief Operating Officer at Sun Mar Healthcare. Their relationship journey began as two ambitious talents in their respective departments, initially competing against each other. However, their relationship evolved into a strong bond built on love, trust, and collaboration, showcasing the beauty of growth and maturity in leadership.

Rather than dwelling on their numerous successes, they courageously delve into their failures, sharing the invaluable lessons they’ve learned along the way. They explore the fine line between a healthy ego and arrogance, and the profound impact it can have on personal and professional growth. Their advice is clear: Cut ties with negative relationships that hinder progress. Be willing to fail and reflect on those failures. Don’t try to bring people down, instead build them up around you and you will rise with them.

The conversation also extends to the future of the post-acute care setting, offering valuable insights into what to expect in the coming years. Chris, Mike, and their journey remind us that even seemingly insignificant moments can create ripple effects that change lives.

As Mike aptly puts it,

“Instead of looking at other people and thinking, ‘They shouldn’t be in that role,’ just as a reminder – we’re good enough to be in that role but there’s only a small percentage of people that are going to be bold enough to take that next step and actually go there.”

Chris concludes with a powerful reminder: “Failure is not final.” Tune in to this episode for a heartfelt conversation that explores the depths of leadership, friendship, and the enduring power of learning from failures.