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From Full Time to Part Time Private Practice: Lauren’s Story

​Lauren Meglen is a former school SLP who transitioned to full-time private practice in the Rochester, MN area. In this episode, Lauren shares her journey into private practice and what that looked like for her. She talks about how she decided on a whim to start her private practice and her experience with bringing on employees. She shares so much great wisdom and advice on ditching perfectionism and why you should go for your dreams of private practiceWhat we discuss: Her career journey […]

Meet The Mentors: 5 Start Your Private Practice Mentors Tell All

Are you ready to start your private practice? If you’ve been thinking about getting support from the Start Your Private Practice system but haven’t fully decided to go for it yet, you’ll definitely want to hear this episode as I am joined by 4 mentors of the program, Claudia, Tommy, Adrienne and Bobby.​In this episode, the mentors and I chat about what led them to the program, the people who tend to succeed in it and how having a private practice has helped them level up in business and […]

Is 2021 the Year of Your Private Practice?

​2021 might be the year that you finally start your private practice. We all went through so much in 2020 and through that year, I watched countless people start their own private practice. I also saw many others pivot their business overnight in the midst of a pandemic. And even some who expanded their businesses vastly, bringing on more clients and employees. In this episode, you’ll hear what could happen if you take the steps needed and finally make your private practice dreams a reality […]

Is fear of failure keeping you stuck?

If you allow yourself to stay in fear mode, you won’t ever get to the outcome that you desire. You have to learn to overcome the fears that are holding you back! In this episode, I talk about why you need to do what you need to do to get your message out there and start chasing the career and life you want! What we discuss: Whether or not there are benefits in waitingWhy you have to step out of your comfort zoneWhat I teach SLPs in my programs Links:Start Your Private PracticeGr […]

You’re not too old and it’s not too late: Claudia’s Story

Claudia Hamilton Davisson is a private practitioner based out of Michigan and a mentor for my Start Your Private Practice program. Claudia has been a SLP for over three decades and has worked in so many different areas of the business.In this episode, Claudia shares how she started her business as a private practitioner on the side of her job. She talks about the reasons she was drawn to private practice and the areas where she sees other private practitioners get stuck in their business.​We a […]

How to Minimize Risks Associated with Starting a Private Practice

One of the biggest reasons I hear from SLPs about what’s holding them back from starting private practice: the fear of getting sued. In this episode, I am talking all about getting your practice set up the right way from the beginning and why you need to get your ducks in a row to minimize the risks of starting your private practice!P.S. One easy way to decrease the risks associated with private practice is to make sure your clients sign the proper legal forms. Click here to grab The Clinic Fo […]

Building a Practice with SLPAs: Jessica’s Story

Jessica Sekhon is a private practitioner based out of the Houston, TX area. She started out as a SLPA in college and knew this was the career path she wanted to take. In this episode, she shares her journey of becoming a SLP and how she decided to start her practice, Thrive Speech Therapy.She even discusses how she uses SLPAs to help build her private practice. She talks about how she’s been able to set her private practice apart from others and how she’s gotten an influx of referral sources […]

Don’t Create a New Job You Hate

Every now and then I tend to go back to old business books I’ve read to get a fresh perspective on them.In this episode, I am talking about a business lesson that I pulled from a book that I’ve read and how it correlates to how a lot of speech language pathologists feel about their 9 to 5 jobs.I talk about what this means for these practitioners who may be considering private practice and how I can help you bridge the gap and step into the vision you have for your private practice.What we di […]

Taking Control of Her Life & Circumstances: Tia’s Story

Tia Javier is a private practitioner and one of only 91 Spanish speaking speech-language pathologists in the state of Virginia. She is actually someone who I first came across when she joined the Start Your Private Practice program. Tia saw a huge need in the market for a bilingual private practice. In this episode, she shares how her student loans motivated her to make this decision, what a typical day in her practice looks like and her plans for the future. I really like Tia’s attitude and h […]

Marketing Tip: To Niche or Not

You’ve probably heard that as a private practice owner, you need a niche. I know a lot of practitioners worry about this. In this episode, I am sharing my thoughts on this idea that you need a niche for your private practice. You’ll hear why this isn’t the best logic for private practitioners to have as they’re getting their business started. I also talk about what you need to get more word-of-mouth marketing and why you need to learn to operate from an abundance mindset. What we di […]