Meeting with the Boss – My Annual Review! 5/5 (40)

Performance ReviewDecember is my anniversary month for Miridia Technology. Adrian and I typically sit down and talk about my progress through the year. He asks me whether I met my personal goals and career goals.

We talk about things that have changed and things we would like to change for the company in the future. I really look forward to our meeting because he is such a great boss and I learn so much from him. It’s great working for a company where you can grow both personally and professionally.

Would you like to contribute any thoughts to our meeting? As I think about my personal career goals, they always involve you.

• What are your goals?
• How can I help?
• Have you learned from me this last year?
• What would you like to learn from me in the future?

If you don’t have time to respond right now, that’s okay. Hopefully you’ll have a minute to reflect on your 2014 goals over the next week or so when you have a little downtime. Here is a list of some of my favorite achievements for the year.

Acupuncture Today:

In 2013 I became an official for columnist for Acupuncture today–publishing 5 articles in 2013! My goal with Acupuncture Today is to help spread the word about Acupuncture and Technology within our field of medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with modern technology brings greater results.

Pediatrics: What a fun journey this has been. Combining forces with Robin Green has been wonderful. I never knew my pediatric interning in college would blossom into so many opportunities. Having 9 kids helped too! My goal is to help practitioners feel comfortable treating kids. Changing the life of a child can change the world.


Case Studies:

I love doing case studies. It’s a great way to teach and share how I think when I’m using AcuGraph in my clinic. I’ve been doing case studies for Miridia Technology for 4 years now. We recently published a book, Upon Closer Analysis – The AcuGraph Case book, offering years of Case Studies to expand your AcuGraph opportunities.



Oh what a year this has been. I’ve been all over the US and even into Canada. My favorite part of traveling is meeting up with great practitioners like you. My goal here is to share AcuGraph and build relationships.

Weight Loss:

I started my year with a personal goal of weight loss and experienced EXCELLENT results. Why? Because I incorporated everything I know about TCM to create balance in my life–meridian systems, food, water, and emotions.


Again, I would appreciate any feedback you have to offer for my meeting with Adrian! Your feedback will help us evaluate the last year and set new goals for next year.

I hope your Christmas was filled with love and happiness–and that your New Year is AMAZING!

Thanks for being a part of my journey. I’ll talk to you again soon…


Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology



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Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac. is a US licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kimberly wears multiple hats in the acupuncture community. She owns her private clinic, Meridian Family Acupuncture. She has spent the last 10 years working for Miridia Technology as an acupuncture Research Analyst–where she helps plan, develop, and integrate modern diagnostic and treatment tools for the ever-evolving scientific world of acupuncture. Kimberly is a world-renown teacher, blogger, columnist, and mentor in the acupuncture community.

8 Replies to “Meeting with the Boss – My Annual Review!

  1. 1. I truly look forward to the information I receive from your articles, emails and blogs. Acugraph has become a bigger and bigger part or my practice. Just like everyone, I receive tons of emails and other distractions on a daily basis, but I look for yours and refer back to them often
    2. If I were your boss I would be sooooooooo excited about the Acupuncture Today position. I am sure that has and will be hugh for the company – great job!!
    3. You are an inspiration by always learning new things and putting it out there! One of the many reasons I love the field is the unlimited possibilities for growing and learning.
    4. Do you have a clone? How do you do it all???
    5. Ideas – one idea I have had and have not explored is when I see certain patterns is there a way to connect with you or someone to discuss cases – on the phone or on line – maybe online is there a way you guys can look at the data and discuss?
    6. this was great – there are a few other thoughts I had that I need to follow up with, but have to go now.

    1. These are all really great ideas. I’ll make sure and bring them up in our meeting. This is EXACTLY the type of input that I was looking for. 🙂

      It’s nice to know that you look forward to the emails. It is always our hope that the information we share is helpful and relevant for your practice. We definitely don’t want to wind up in a SPAM box!

      Happy New Year!


  2. Kimberly,
    I’ve only been involved with acupuncture for 3 years and often times I still feel like a newbie. With the help of you, Adrian, Meridia Tech, AcuGraph and my Stim Plus Pro (and ear seeds), I consistently feel like I’m getting results of a seasoned pro.

    Your posts are great, very helpful, and easy to implement. Thank you. I feel that the information that you are going to be contributing, not only to the people of a Meridia mindset, but now through Acupuncture Today, will be helpful to the entire acupuncture community, and ultimately, America as a whole. At least the more progressive thinking part of it.

    Good Luck to you and I look forward to continued clinical pearls from you.


  3. I am a 44 yr old female who was diagnosed with ms some 20 yrs ago I suffer with relapse and remitting MS. I have been receiving Acupuncture of approx 4 years on a weekly basis and advocate this as my ms remaining on a plateau.
    I read with much interest the emails on this site which I found as my inquisitive nature as I have been convinst of my well being due to acupuncture. I am a nurse Practitioner wishing to be involved in research and would appreciate your feed back. Anna George

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