Mattie Talks SLP Shop with Speech Uncensored Podcast {SLP Spotlight}
SLP Spotlight
SLP Spotlight
Mattie Talks SLP Shop with Speech Uncensored Podcast {SLP Spotlight}

Meet Mattie Murrey-Tegels, the founder of Fresh SLP and The Missing Link for SLPs podcast, who has spent more than 25 years working as a medical SLP in a variety of settings. Mattie currently serves as a clinical supervisor for a CSD graduate program, and she spends much of her time in and out of work helping beginner or transitioning SLPs forge ahead in their careers. Mattie recently spoke on Leigh Ann Porter’s Speech Uncensored Podcast about why she started her own podcast, what resources she offers through Fresh SLP, and how she helps her coaching clients realize their dreams and how to pursue them.

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about who you are, your background, and why you decided to become a speech-language pathologist.
  2. What made you decide to go beyond your role as a professor and begin teaching early-career SLPs online in addition to your career in academia?
  3. Tell us about why you decided to start a podcast and what topics you cover in your discussions.
  4. Tell us about your website and what kinds of resources you offer for SLPs.
  5. Can you talk about speech scripting for SLPs and how it can help them have important conversations?
  6. How do you go about helping your coaching clients realize and achieve their goals?
  7. Tell us about any success stories you have from coaching beginning and transitioning SLPs.
  8. What’s one piece of advice you have for new SLPs or for those who are in the process of pivoting?

Quote Of The Conversation

“I’ve learned in the trials of my life, obviously, with the death of a husband, you have Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, and then sometimes, you work your way all the way through to Plan Z. And that’s all right. You’re still on the journey. You’re still on the path. And it can always be a better day tomorrow. It’s not Pollyanna thinking. It’s a choice. Choosing to think positively and in a healthy manner is a choice to overcome those obstacles.”

Mattie Murrey-Tegels, MA, CCC-SLP, L, CLSC

Speech-Language Pathologist and Founder of Fresh SLP

Mattie Murrey Tegels received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Washington State University. She has spent more than 25 years working around the world as a medical SLP in a variety of settings, has mentored and supervised over 100 students and CFs, and has completed almost 24,000 1:1 hours of skilled intervention.

She lives in Minnesota and is a college professor and clinical supervisor for a CSD graduate program and works almost exclusively with students. She is also the newly appointed MNSHA Future Professionals Committee Advisor, responsible for supporting the needs of graduate and undergraduate SLPs at her state level.

Mattie is a member of SIG 3, 13, and 18 and has presented at both her state level SLP organizations and ASHA Connect. She’s a frequent guest speaker at both master level and doctorate level courses on topics such as aphasia, dysphagia, voice disorders, and counseling. She holds a number of nationally recognized certifications including the MBSImP and LSVT training.

Mattie is also a Certified Life Strategies Coach and is a speaker for the National Alliance of Mental Illness.

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Guest Speaker Information

Mattie Murrey-Tegels, MA, CCC-SLP, L, CLSC
Speech-Language Pathologist and Founder of Fresh SLP


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November 25, 2020

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