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2017 – Other Cool Stuff & People to Thank

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-11 at 6.45.11 AMBeyond the blog posts, long posts, and Medium, there’s a lot of other really cool opportunities that came my way this year. In this post, I’d like to celebrate all the amazing people and companies below who invited me to collaborate, talk about my work and/or share knowledge this year:


The S(He) Says Guide to Mentoring (2017) with Dr. David Borst

-Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later and #STEMPrincess4 in 2018 – God willing!

Pharmacy Times/Careers Columns:

Medical Affairs: A Growing Career Path

Midyear Managed

Continuing Your Formal Education After Your PharmD

The Future of Pharmacy: Working from Home

Top Certifications & Designations to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career


SXSW – mentoring in 2017 – thanks for this bucket list opportunity!

Wharton Reimagine Education Awards – judge – thank you for the chance to see what’s coming in education.

Book Interviews:

Zorich, G. Entrepreneurs in Pharmacy and Other Leaders. Outskirts Press, 2017.

Kratz, J. One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality. Niche Pressworks, 2017. 

Book Reviews:

Voci, E. Resilience Art: A Grief Coloring Book Using Ritual and Music to Help You Grow, Mascot Books, 2017. In Press.


Social Media Stupidity - Abdul Hakim-Shabazz - Indy Politics

HIMSS: Intrepid Healthcare Podcast – Joe Lavelle

Get Social Health – Janet Kennedy

Your Working Life – Caroline Dowd Higgins

Pharmacy Podcasts in 2017 - and wow. So many great guests to thank!


IBJ Woman of Influence 2017

The Corner of the Court

On the Dot Woman

Drug Topics: Dealing with Stress in the Pharmacy

Confronting Gender Parity

Do What You Desire

Inside Indiana Business – Segment on Health with Barbara Lewis – HBA

Original Event Content:

Inaugural Pharmacy Law & Ethics Educators’ Benchmarking Survey Results – ASPL (Journal write up coming soon in 2018)

Ethical Use of Big Data – IndyBigData and ASPL – with Valita Fredland

Manbassadors – HBA IN

#HealthCarDev – HBA IN

#PurpleSocks Awards – HBA IN

Op Eds:

The Somewhere Between 4-40 Hr Work Week – Inside Indiana Business

Hitting the Half Year Reset Button in 5 Steps – Inside Indiana Business

6 Practical & Positive Post Conference Practices – Inside Indiana Business

8 Great Places to Connect in Indiana Healthcare, HIT and STEM – IIB/Biocrossroads Life Sciences Quarterly

Free Tools that (Almost) Get You in Two Places at Once – Inside Indiana Business

Thank you one and all for an amazing year, riddled with a ton of really amazing opportunities – I am grateful!

This Tiny Blog’s Media Kit

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

I’ve been quiet – I know. I’m over here trying to get my 2017 groove on.  But the first week was full of challenges.

Anyway, several people have asked me for a list of my services now, so I thought it was time to put together a one sheet media kit on my wares.  It is now here: Media Kit – 2017 from Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM
I’m still over here working hard to help out my fellow and lady pharmacy and healthcare career kind through various channels and by various means.  One way that I’m working on right now is the spring mastermind class, which you can query by completing this form. And this may be the only mastermind I run in 2017, because I’ve got a few books and other projects to crank out, in addition to awesome gigs and conferences to attend (like HIMSS, and SXSW this quarter).
Regardless, I love helping healthcare professionals re-think their career development.  After all, we are now working and living in an economy where the employers don’t care about your career development.  Only you have the power to make your career go vrooommmmm… what are you waiting for?
Let’s work together!
Happy 2017.

2Q16 Updates for My Peeps

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 10.26.51 AMHappy Spring!

Here’s the stuff I’m working on, peeps:

1. Women’s Leadership Programs grid – if you have a program I missed that you personally know is awesome, please let me know!

2. Pharmacist and Healthcare Certifications – I added PMP and all of PMI’s certifications this week.

3. Pharmacy National Meetings – Coming up next week: the Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, GA.

4. The 13th Annual CE for Pharmacists at Butler University COPHS - registration popped up this week. We’re offering 19.75 hours of CE in this expanded 2.5 day event this year!  Day 1 (June 2 in the afternoon) is all about preceptor development. I’m talking about a pharmacy law at this event, personally, in addition to the shooooow!

5. Slides for Professionalism and your brand online as an entrepreneur at the 3/31 IN Small Business Expo.

6. A display for 3 really cool, different classes I’ve been part of for the 2016 Butler University Innovations in Teaching event. A “sneak peep” is above.

7. Plotting a bookraiser for the #STEMPrincess project.

8. Shopping for NON-clinical pharmacist people for pieces I’m working on for The Pharmacy Podcast and Pharmacy Careers. If that’s you and you’re willing to be interviewed, let me know.

9. Dabbling in and experimenting with Anchor.

That’s enough. For now! : )

Pharmacy Stuff

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Pardon my organizing for a moment, but I need to warehouse all of the pharmacy stuff I’m tracking or updating online in one post.  (And BTW, I still don’t know what the proper way is to represent one’s social media/online stuff on a CV; if you have a clever way to do this, I’m listening!)

Clean up on aisle 2015….

Pharmacy 2015, 2016, 2017+ National Meetings

Pharmacist Certifications (and in Healthcare)

Butler COPHS CE:

Tools & Techniques for Preceptor Development (homestudy)

Advocate to Vaccinate

Butler COPHS Ex Ed page on Faceplace, and Twitter

Pharmacy Times/Pharmacy Careers Articles

The Pharmacy Podcast interviews

The Student-Driven Open Access Multimedia Journal – BU Well

Slideshare – where I post slides from presentations

LinkedIn long posts – some of which are pharmacy-focused

I’ve posted a couple of times on how I use the most awesome SurveyMonkey in my work at their blog

And incoming board member for ASPL.

That, I think for now is it.

A Week

Friday, November 20th, 2015

You know you’ve had a week when….you get home at the end of a long one, you have dinner, then sit down only to wake up when it’s time to go to bed…

Either I’m getting old, or I had a week.  I’m going to chalk it up to more of the latter than the former.

Really cool hi-lights, however this week included the following:

ASPL’s fall meeting – Left Miami Sunday to head home from the American Society for Pharmacy Law this weekend to kick off the week.  I’m really looking forward to being part of the board and helping this organization grow over the next 2 years, as this org has stuff I cannot get anywhere else on the planet, like pharmacy law education materials and the new case law compendia for members.

#SMDames15 – This 4th in a series over the several past few years now gave more women some ideas how to spread their messages around through social media.  #BigWin was the hashtag theme this year, and I’m glad to see the program alive and well without me as involved these days. Big shout out to Amy Stark and Digital Dames for keeping the fires burning at Dames.

Pharmacy Times dropped an article I wrote about…change in pharmacy.  It also framed change around what I learned at altMBA this summer.

Phi Lambda Sigma induction – This is pharmacy’s leadership fraternity.  It was fun to watch all the current earlier leaders in the profession be inducted as well.  I probably would not have qualified for this group when I was in their shoes, but nonetheless, it’s never too late to be a leader inside your profession, whatever that profession is – I think from the state of the universe these days, we need more leaders now than at any point in history.

Started putting together a mastermind for 2016 – A mastermind was something I tried way back in 2004 or 5 (it’s been a while), but I wanted to try it again thanks to the Biz Chix Podcast having a series on Masterminds.  If I want to take things to the next level, I’m going to need some peeps in my life to check me from time to time.

#STEMPrincess3 – Yup – STEM Princess 2 isn’t even delivered yet and we are already cranking on book 3!  But I think this one will be fun, and the genre of the book is on fire right now.  I know, I’m vague blogging here, but I should have more later one, after I’ve sold out STEMP2…hahaha!

Student projects at Butler are humming along – had the opportunity to review one of the Midyear posters accepted on BU Well and writing at pharmacy schools (good luck!), and the two children’s books on type I diabetes Ralphie the Giraffe and the Antibiotic Stewardship book (Andi, Chase and the Mysterious Case) are nearing manuscript delivery time. We also got a new homestudy CE program up on immunizations this week for pharmacists – as we are trying to reach a broader preceptor audience.

OK. Now that I really think about it, I see why I came home and crashed.

Here’s looking forward to a shorter holiday week NEXT week!

The Cool Pharmacy Career Toolkit: Pharmacy Times & Pharmacy Careers

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Inevitably – I get these random emails or faceplace messages from grads that ask what else is out there for pharmacists after graduation and working a couple of years.

Obviously, my first response was to write a book about it–46 Doses.

But, Pharmacy Careers and Pharmacy Times have given me the opportunity to feature real world pharmacists doing really amazing things in the world.  This is where I’m going to house the links over the coming months.  I’ve written, and will continue to write, some amazing stuff going on out there in the world o’ pharmacy.

The column has two different types of posts within the series.

1. Story: Y-O-U – The first type of posts will be more personal–to unearth the biggest mystery of all–YOU.  I’ll give tips and tricks that I use with students on a regular basis for pharmacists to stop and do a reality check on themselves.

2. Spotlight in Practice (or, you can be what you can see) – The second type of post features an actual real-world pharmacist out there rocking – doing amazing stuff – changing and thinking about practice a little differently.  I personally think that YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU CAN SEE – so it’s my job as a writer to find those doing cool, unusual work to inspire others to hop on board the cool/amazing/different/creative train in pharmacy practice and healthcare.

As the links and stories come online, I’ll keep putting them in here.  Here are the first few:

I’ll be filling in the rest of the bullets as the year rolls on.  In the meantime, if YOU are a cool pharmacist doing interesting things in your work, or you know someone who is – let me know! I want to share your brilliance with the rest of the world – so maybe if nothing else, I can inspire a new generation of pharmacists to get out there, find their interesting corners of practice, and blow them up into something that is unique, one-of-a-kind, and feeds not only their pocketbooks, but their souls.

Ikigai, Values and Pharmacy Careers

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

I’m grateful to the folks over at Pharmacy Times, to have given me the shot at writing a regular column for them moving forward over the next year on pharmacy careers.  It will appear in their quarterly digital publication, Pharmacy Careers.

The first of the series was posted this weekend – on finding one’s ikigai, or what I like to call – one’s best life. (OK, I’ll share that one with Oprah.)  Anyway, I start with something I’ve ranted about here several times, but bears repeating, which is the following:

What do you value?

I shared in the column what I value.  But that’s not important.  What’s important is – what do YOU value? If you don’t know, figure it out.  Your values are embedded in everything you do, whether or not you are conscious about it.

We live in an era of authenticity.  One of the things I tell the college students is that it is their job to know themselves better than anyone else – and that starts with a values assessment.

Assess! Go forth and discover the best expedition that life has to offer – FINDING YOURSELF.


What I’m Working on 3Q14

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I like this whole accountability thing by posting what I’m up to each quarter of 2014.  And, not to mention it is flying by like no one’s business.  So, better hop to it and share with you what I’m up to for 3Q14, so you can hold my proverbial feet to the fire! Ready?

1. #SMDames14 #Indy #FAIL – Yes, the Social Media Dames are heading back to Indy, back by popular demand, on November 20, 2014 (the Thursday before Turkey Day, just like last year).  This year, we’re cooking up a theme of “FAILURE” around the talks.  (Oh. Yeah. I could easily come up with 18 talks of my very own in that realm – with or without social media involved. Ugh!) BUT–my friends, we have to get the moose on the table and start talking failure; otherwise, how are we ever to learn from our mistakes?  (Here’s the little trailer…)

2. Development of a first for me – an open access journal – While I’ve written 7 adult books and one children’s book, the one thing I haven’t done is develop a peer reviewed journal from scratch.  Thanks to the Butler Innovation Fund, I now have the challenge of figuring out how to do this, in our creative commons resource at BU. It will be around #STEM #healthcare and #innovation, and it WILL be different than all the other journals out there, if it is the last thing that I do. Pray for me, people, on this one because I can’t really find that many peeps in my network who have been there, done that on this one…sigh…

3.  Barcelona and Bilbao planning – Sorry, sistah has to fly the coop this year.  I try to get away outside the US at least once per year, and this year’s trip is going to be epic!!!

4.  Column for Pharmacy Careers – Part of Pharmacy Times is an ePub called Pharmacy Careers – and I’m writing a column for them this coming academic year.  If you’re a pharmacist doing something weird or cool professionally, tell me, so I can get you in the cue. If you’re a pharmacist, read the column for some inspiration – I’m going to do my best to go as weird as possible on it.

5.  AACP Professional Affairs Committee – Geeking out on future of pharmacy stuff in DC this fall (although, I’m still not sure who put me up for this…but I’m sure it will be fun).

Of course there are other shenanigans, like:

…and all this could be up for grabs–because who knows what the future holds?  That’s my favorite thing about the future…the unknown…!