Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Bob Layman
Dr. Bob Layman has been the American Optometric Association President from June 2021 through June 2022. From his upbringing in Toledo OH to his practice career there, Bob shares thoughtful stories of his upbringing as well as his mentors. What's amazed me about Bob's career is his longstanding commitment to volunteering for the AOA - which he has done for about four decades!
He is passionate about optometry volunteerism, as well as serving as a mentor to young people who are building an interest in optometry. He tells stories about the power of contributing to this community as a Scoutmaster, as well as the hobby that keeps him sane.
This Sandbox Story interview is the first one done with a sitting President of the AOA, and some of his best views are shared about how optometry must be politically thoughtful and mindful to stay successful. Most importantly, Bob’s true humility and drive toward service shines through.
The Stories within the Story Include:
1:16 The Toledo Story
2:43 The Mental Health Story
5:11 The Path to Optometry Story
8:23 The OSU Optometry Story
9:33 The Optometry Volunteerism Story
11:01 The Optometry Practice Story
12:22 The Optometric Association Story
15:18 The Optometry Advocacy Story
17:08 The AOA Presidency Story
20:14 The Family Story
21:14 The Scoutmaster Story
22:46 The AOA Leadership Institute Story
24:26 The Car Nut Story
25:22 The Best Advice Story
Runtime: 28 min.
Check it out:
YouTube video podcast: https://youtu.be/_nrPeJ6H9oI
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Downloadable Podcast (mp3): https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/z7eh3g/Sandbox_Interview_-_Layman_AUDIObpin0.mp3