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Guiding Leaders 2025

Become a Key Dental Influencer





April 2025


2025 interest form

Applications for the 2025 cohort will open in September 2024

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Glidewell is proud to sponsor your program fees, mentoring lessons and on-campus meal expenses.
Please note that airfare and lodging will not be covered.

2024 Course Curriculum

Course Description

In this online meet-and-greet, participants will be able to socialize with their fellow Guiding Leaders and ask any questions they may have about the program. Details about the program’s courses and schedule will also be provided in this webinar.

Course Description

In this two-day session, you will learn how to apply the mindset and skills of a successful leader in today’s business world. We will focus on five key learning areas: self-awareness, influence, communication, alignment, and execution. The result is dramatic, with sustained improvement in collaboration, accountability, growth, and profitability. The course will utilize videos, individual and group exercises, as well as one-on-one sharing in an experiential learning environment optimized for growth and practical implementation. Get ready to become an even better version of your best self and watch your team and business flourish.
Jo Schaeffer

Presented by Jo Schaeffer

Jo Schaeffer has taught leadership skills to nearly a quarter of a million people worldwide. With over 10,000 hours of facilitating experience, 50+ certifications, and 3 degrees, her 20-year career has reached diverse audiences — from c-suite executive teams to inner-city youth. Schaeffer’s professional background also includes senior leadership roles in manufacturing and technology and speaking experience with large organizations like NASA, the United States Air Force, Intuit and Nike.

Course Description

Participants will have their individual headshots taken.

Presented by the Guiding Leaders Team, Creative Team and Photographer

Course Description

In this two-day, instructor-led session, you will learn how to become an effective speaker, presenter and leader. Topics range from the art of narration to reputation management and personal branding. You will receive coaching and personalized attention that will elevate you from pitching your dental practice to being a thought leader on the global stage. 

Presented by Deborah Shames and David Booth

Deborah Shames

Deborah is the co-founder of Eloqui and specializes in working with female executives and leaders, coaching them to identify their strengths and utilize their authentic voice to drive business. Deborah is the author of “Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable, and Fearless Speakers,” and she is an active keynote speaker for women audiences.

David Booth - Guiding Leaders

Using techniques derived from his experience as a director and award-winning performer, David empowers modern business professionals to be effective communicators. He is a co-founder of Eloqui, a business communications company, which utilizes the latest neuroscience research to teach business professionals how to be memorable communicators.

Course Description

Participants will have group photos taken. 

Presented by the Guiding Leaders Team, Creative Team and Photographer

Course Description

Building a financially sound practice is vital for success. This course provides a general overview of business finances while also offering specific guidance and help to each Guiding Leader.


Mary Kathryn Williamson headshot

Mary Kathryn is a certified public accountant who has dedicated the past decade to serving dental practices. Through frequent benchmarking reviews and close contact, she helps practice owners understand the financial health of their practices, capitalize on tax saving opportunities, and achieve their goals through transitions, increased collections or investments in their practices.

Kelli Henley headshot

Kelli is a certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst who specializes in helping dentists navigate transition planning and practice sales, valuations and purchases. Her transition planning work includes cash flow modeling, practice valuations and transaction due diligence.

Caroline Galbraith Headshot

As a director and wealth advisor for Aprio Wealth Management, Caroline Galbraith helps high net worth individuals and families as well as executives and business owners implement sophisticated personalized wealth strategies to achieve their goals. She specializes in estate planning, wealth transfers tax management, risk analysis and investment strategy.

Course Description

In this highly energetic and immersive course, the Guiding Leaders will reevaluate their negotiating strategies by learning how to effectively ask for what they want and need.

Presented by TETRACORE

Dr. Nicole Johnson

Dr. Nicole Johnson is the CEO of TetraCore Consulting, a woman-owned small business based in Los Angeles that provides executive coaching, emotional intelligence trainings and leadership development initiatives. In 2018, Dr. Johnson was nominated for the Black Business Leader Hall of Fame: Ruby Bridges Pioneer in Education category. She is also a Women in Negotiation (WIN) coach and teaches negotiation.

Dr. Laura Manyweather

Dr. Laura Manyweather works with her sister Dr. Nicole Johnson at TetraCore Consulting, providing instant consulting for clients looking to see tangible results from day one. Dr. Manyweather is also a college professor, teaching business courses to emerging leaders and aspiring business owners. From 2009 to 2013, she served as the President of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Gardena Chapter. In 2018, Dr. Manyweather was recognized as a Woman of Influence (WOI).

Course Description

The Guiding Leaders will participate in a deep dive of practical tips for building a true culture of values and purpose that is sure to help them create their dream team and practice.

Carrie Webber - Guiding Leaders

Presented by Carrie Webber

Carrie Webber is chief communications officer and co-owner of Jameson Management, Inc., a dental management, marketing and hygiene coaching firm. Carrie creates customer service and business development opportunities as well as marketing initiatives and social media strategies to effectively communicate the Jameson message to the dental profession. She contributes to several publications and is a frequent speaker at dental meetings nationwide.

Event Description

As a Guiding Leader participant, you will attend our Dentistry on the Rise: Elevating Your Practice with Technology  event sponsored by Glidewell. Day One will provide a full day of podium lectures, presented by female voices of influence. Thursday lecture topics will range from Esthetic Dentistry to Oral Surgery for General Dentists. Day Two of the symposium will provide attendees with an opportunity to attend hands-on workshops, participate in live demonstrations, and network with dental professionals to build new relationships. 

Course Description

This course will go over the best ways to present case photos in lectures, articles and to their patients.

Presented by Bobbie Norton and Dr. Steven Barrett

Bobbie Norton started her career in dentistry as an RDA 25 years ago and uses her experience in dental surgery, orthodontics and prosthodontics to facilitate valuable relationships with industry partners at Glidewell. Her role as director of strategic partner relations is built on more than a decade of service at the company, with previous experience as the managing editor of Chairside® magazine and the project manager for clinical affairs. Today, Bobbie works closely with key opinion leaders and company partners to orchestrate essential programs like the annual Glidewell Symposium and Guiding Leaders.

Dr. Steven Barrett

Dr. Steven Barrett earned his DDS from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and shortly after joined the U.S. Navy, where he served for three years. In 1991, he joined Greenberg Dental & Orthodontics, a private group practice now with over 80 locations in Florida. Currently the clinical director and a senior partner with the group, he uses his 30 years of experience practicing restorative dentistry to organize the group’s in-house continuing education program, lecture at dental schools and provide one-on-one mentorships throughout the state.

Course Description

This course will review personal branding techniques and how to leverage social media to support their reach.

Presented by Lorenzo Johnson

Lorenzo Johnson

Lorenzo Johnson has over 10 years of high-producing sales experience as an executive sales and leadership coach. Currently, Lorenzo is a partner at Sociallyin, one of the nation’s premier social media agencies. He is also a leader in one of the country’s highest-ranked Preferred Agency Partners, which allows him to understand how to execute successful social media plans. On an international scale, Lorenzo speaks to sales and leadership teams both small and large.


Glidewell Education Center
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Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
Provider ID# 216789