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Victoria Peterson

Vicki McManus Peterson, Co-Founder & CEO of Productive Dentist Academy, is a twice published author, celebrated public speaker, and has owned and operated several successful dental practices over the span of her 30-year career in dentistry. In 2013 she was honored with the Silver Stevie Award in 2013 as Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Productive Dentist Academy has been on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018. In 2018, Vicki earned her doctorate in Spiritual Studies from Emerson Theological Institute. Vicki uses her own life experiences to coach others in highly interactive programs that incorporate expertise in emotional intelligence, practical business solutions, and energy healing.


Dentistry has been the backdrop to my adventures for nearly 40 years. It has allowed me to be a dental hygienist, to 4x Inc. 5000 dental consulting firm, dental practice owner and most recently...

Coffee Cup Coaching: I’m So Frustrated!

In order to take control of your professional career, you have to understand the role that emotions play in your life. The simplest way to think about emotions is that they are energy in...

Coffee Cup Coaching: Forget New Year’s Resolutions

OMG, it's January 5th and I haven’t written out my New Year’s Resolutions! How will I ever succeed if I haven’t completed my goal setting? Hey, don’t worry, in fact, pat yourself on the...

Coffee Cup Coaching: Ruthless Pursuit of Joy!

Joy is an emotion that is best cultivated during quiet time. It’s not a loud, boastful emotion like excitement or drama. It’s defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. To me, joy...

Coffee Cup Coaching: A Mile in Her Shoes

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on...

Coffee Cup Coaching: Vision Moves Us Forward

I’m in Johannesburg, South Africa discovering the desires people around the globe have in common. Safe neighborhoods, clean water, education, and a great cup of coffee among them. The first thing I discovered in this...
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Coffee Cup Coaching: Accountability and Self-Worth

As a consultant, my phone rings daily with this one request, “Can you help me hold my team accountable?” My internal reaction is “NO!”  What I say is, “Absolutely, tell me more.” Accountability, much like...

Everyday [Dental] Practices Podcast Interview

“The people who are writing for us are giving the best advice we could possibly give,” say’s Anne Duffy, RDH in today’s podcast. A practicing dental hygienist, Anne is passionate about helping others.
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Coffee Cup Coaching: Feeling Hog-tied by Fees In the Dental Industry

We are going to jump right into a topic that we all love to hate in the dental industry – insurance reimbursements. While most of my posts address the emotional side of leadership, there...

Coffee Cup Coaching: Building Your Board

I love summertime in dentistry. It’s a great time to relax, take a break from routine, and evaluate how well your year is going. For the entrepreneur in all of us, I give you...