Mentorships: Pathway to Clinical Success with Rachel Arthur and Anna Sangster

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Is mentorship the most overlooked element for driving a clinician to a pathway of success?

In the Australian naturopathic profession, seeking a mentor is becoming more commonplace, but it hasn't always been the case. Mentoring has the capacity to fill knowledge gaps that may be missed through standard, didactic continuing professional development (CPD) approaches.

Fostering a collegiate atmosphere in a peer-to-peer group is what mentorship means to mentoring pioneer, Rachel Arthur. In today's podcast, we are joined by both Rachel and Anna Sangster, to share their own history and experiences with seeking a mentor at varying times in their respective careers. Both share how being the mentor, or the 'mentee' have shaped the clinicians they are today whilst also illustrating that mentorship is not just for new graduates, but an essential ingredient for any practitioner striving for clinical success. 


Covered in this episode:

[00:56] Welcoming back Rachel Arthur
[02:08] How important is having a mentor to fostering clinical excellence?
[11:26] How to seek an appropriate mentor?
[18:34] Rachel's personal mentors
[22:13] From a mentee's perspective: Meet Anna Sangster
[34:24] What is discussed in mentoring sessions?
[39:21] Thanks to Rachel & Anna

Additional Resources

Rachel Arthur
Anna Sangster
Mentoring with Rachel Arthur


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Rachel Arthur

With over 20 years of experience in the clinic and the ‘classroom’ as one of the top practitioners and educators in integrative nutrition and health, Rachel Arthur has attracted a large following of clinicians who value her outstanding independent, unbiased education and leadership.

With a particular interest and highly developed skill-set in diagnostics, Rachel is particularly known for developing this in others – from scratch or by rapidly growing their existing knowledge base. Rather than always reaching for expensive, pay out of pocket functional testing, Rachel opens up a new world for many, by maximising the insights and understanding practitioners can obtain from mainstream pathology results for each patient.  

In this way, she endeavours to truly build the bridge we can all walk across that connects mainstream medicine and naturopathy, nutrition and integrative health.