Deconstructing Comp

Deconstructing Comp

Breaking down the complex issues of workers' compensation into bite-sized nuggets, one conversation at a time. Yvonne Guibert and Rafael Gonzalez approach workers' comp conversations from very different backgrounds: marketing and legal! But they also share many things in common, such as their love for family and friends and a passion for Latin culture. Join them as they chat with industry friends and colleagues to learn more about their roles and have some fun along the way. See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

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September 15, 2021 51 min

Bret Cade, senior sales executive with Ascential Care Partners, lives in the Greater Atlanta area and has enjoyed a successful career in the workers' comp industry. Recently he sat down with Yvonne and Rafael and chatted about his career in the workers compensation industry.  

While he graduated from college with the dream to become a sports broadcaster, when that didn't pan out, he started working as a vocational rehab coun...

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If you don't know Ya'Sheaka Williams, you ought to! She is one of the absolute best in the business. She is young, already with a good number of years of experience under her belt, she is smart, honest, funny, kind and genuinely interested in doing the right thing. 

In this episode, Yvonne and Rafael chat with Ya'Sheaka about her career, how she got started and some of the obstacles she has had to overcome along the way....

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Heading into Labor Day Weekend, Yvonne and Rafael pause to wish you and your family a fun, safe and peaceful weekend. We have enjoyed our podcasting journey thus far and we hope you have too. 

Please take a moment to subscribe to Deconstructing Comp on your favorite podcast platform, and we would love it if you give us a rating and review. This helps others find our podcast too. We wouldn't want anyone to miss out on all the fun...

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In this episode, Yvonne and Rafael chat with Brian Allen, Vice President Governmental Affairs at Mitchell Pharmacy Solutions.  Brian is one of the smartest and fascinating individuals in our industry and he joins us from Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Tune into this conversation as we learn about the interesting and varied twists and turns of Brian's career. He has done many things including working in law enforcement, banking, and insu...

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In this episode, Yvonne and Rafael chat with Jennifer Wolf of International Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions (IAIABC) founded 107 years ago.  Jenn is the executive director of IAIABC. She is an absolute gem of a person and a delight to engage with in conversation. Our industry is so lucky to have her...she is smart, she has a wonderful sense of humor and she is so knowledgeable about workers' compensa...

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August 18, 2021 45 min

Yvonne and Rafael talk with Mark Pew, also known as the Rx Professor. Mark shares some recent, somewhat unsettling news, that has caused him to switch gears quickly, resulting in the launch of The RxProfessor, LLC. 

We are super excited about Mark's future in our industry. For many years he has been a prolific writer, speaker and presenter, focusing on topics that have to do with the "intersection of chronic pain and appropr...

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Yvonne and Rafael catch up with Danielle Lisenbey, President of Medrisk. In this episode, she talks about the laughs she gets from watching her 2 year old grandson try to fit into his "Papa's shoes"; what it has been like to transition from Broadspire to Medrisk during the pandemic; how she got into the workers' comp industry; how she developed her affinity for adjusters and nurse case managers; why engineers should...

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In this episode, Yvonne and Rafael talk with Jim Anderson, defense attorney and senior founding member of Mississippi law firm Anderson Crawley & Burke, pllc with offices in Jackson and Oxford. 

Jim is one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to workers' compensation, particularly in the state of Mississippi. He is also one of the most dedicated folks in our industry, demonstrating what it means to be a serv...

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Get ready for a jam-packed episode with co-hosts Yvonne and Rafael as they chat with their friend and colleague Mollie Kallen. Mollie is president and CEO of MKCM Inc., a nationwide case management firm specializing in workers' compensation and catastrophic case management services. Mollie is serious when it comes to the business of case management and also giving back to the workers' comp industry. WARNING: lots of laughs ...

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Join Yvonne and Rafael for a conversation with Dr. Claire Muselman, Vice President Workers' Compensation Center of Excellence at NARS.  Claire is an absolute powerhouse. She's blazing new trails in the workers' compensation industry. She is making waves AND making positive changes in our industry. Pull up a seat and let's chat with Claire...

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(3:25) Claire on her new role at North American Risk Serv...

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Get to know Jeff Adelson, a workers' compensation defense attorney in Newport Beach, CA. In this episode, Jeff shares openly about his background, his unsuccessful attempt to NOT land his first job as a lawyer, and his reasons for "choosing" to practice law in the workers' compensation industry, something he says is rare. He also offers sage advice for professionals looking to find their path in this complex industr...

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In this episode, Yvonne and Rafael welcome special guest Michele Adams, VP Risk Management Operations and Casualty Claims at Walmart, as they chat about her transition after a 24-year career with Disney. 

Michele shares interesting tidbits and insights that she discovered about herself through the recent transition as well as how she managed such a big career move in the midst of the pandemic.  She also shares her advice for people ...

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In this episode, Yvonne and Rafael discuss why they decided to get into podcasting, and what they plan to accomplish in their episodes. Learn a few things about these co-hosts that perhaps you didn't know before and what is driving them to explore the complex workers' compensation industry, one conversation at a time. 

Among other things, they chat about their background,  a few things they have in common, and what areas the...

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May 2, 2021 3 min

Welcome to Deconstructing Comp! Listen to Yvonne and Rafael as they introduce their new podcast. They chat about their approach to discussions about issues in the workers' compensation industry and a few interesting twists.

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