Transformation From The Inside Out with Melissa Wolak

August 1, 2018

What We Discuss:The challenges in combining her passion for holistic therapy with her degree in speech-language pathologyHer best recommendation for maintaining steady clients and a steady stream of incomeHer experience working exclusively with private pay clients except one type of insurance that is worth the paperworkShe reveals an essential difference between schools/hospitals and private practice that clinicians need to navigate carefullyHer approach to seeing clients, keeping her accessibil […]

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Making My Vision a Reality with Dr. Tinita Kearney ccc-slp

July 22, 2018

What we discuss: How Dr. Kearney’s career continues to include her role as a part-time school speech-language pathologistThe first steps she took, and the obstacle that nearly made it impossibleHer wide assortment of therapy tools that appeal to her clienteleMeeting the needs of her clients by planning on a multidisciplinary approachHer adventures as the mom of an infant who is also balancing a growing private practiceHer recommendations for undecided practitioners who are wondering wheth […]

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Unexpected Opportunities with zach smith, ccc-slp

June 21, 2018

What we discuss: How Zach’s adding a new, in-demand service to his private practiceWhere he gets the majority of his referrals and how you can start this service in your communityZach’s #1 piece of advice for beginnersGuest: Zach Smith, CCC-SLPZachary is the owner and endoscopist for Arizona Swallowing and Voice Diagnostics. He is a practicing speech-language pathologist, who specializes in the assessment and treatment in voice and swallowing disorders. He received his Masters in Speec […]

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Relationships to Referrals with Lakeisha Fields

June 14, 2018

What we discuss: Lakeisha’s long-term, non-pushy strategy to become the “go to” private practitioner in her areaHow she moved from a generalist practice to a niche practice AND how she picked her area of specialization Why she “re-launched” her private practiceHer revenue sources and what she recommends to those just getting started with insuranceHow she’s giving presentations at local daycares to build her practiceHow she’s identifying the needs of her clients and figuring […]

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I Started an EI Agency with Ryan Landinguin

June 7, 2018

What we discuss:Ryan’s #1 tip for finding high-quality therapists to staff her agency (and how she keeps them loyal and happy!)How Ryan maintains quality in the face of tremendous growthHow she’s expanding into new communities by hiring bilingual therapistsHow Ryan is leveraging group classes for her community in order to build trust and relationships and referrals (and how you can do this too!)Guest: Ryan Landinguin, CCC-SLPAfter working as first grade teacher for three years, I knew m […]

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I’m The Boss with sarah lockhart, ccc-slp

May 17, 2018

What we discuss: How investing time and money into her private practice website has paid offHow to ask for testimonialsWhether she’s a generalist or a specialist… and whySarah’s recommendations of how and when to get credentialed with insurance companies, as well as the hidden benefit of being an insurance providerHow Sarah worked her way up in the fifth page of Google to the first​Guest: Sarah Lockhart, CCC-SLPWhen Sarah and her husband moved to a new city, she had to get up and ru […]

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Career Change to Perfect Fit with Beth Chaput, CCC-SLP

May 10, 2018

What we discuss: How Beth balances her life – between her family, her “regular” job and now her private practice to maintain flexibility in her lifeWhat she learned by joining another private practice before starting her ownJena’s three recommendations for how to successfully market your private practiceHow she got her first clients (and a fun tip to try if you’re using flyers to market your services!)Beth’s innovative plan for summer servicesGuest: Beth Chaput, CCC-SLPI am a […]

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“Working with Clients… From Bali” With Michelle lachman, ccc-slp

May 3, 2018

What we discuss: Discover what kinds of clients Michelle sees, how many clients she’s seeing each day and how she deals with time zone issuesWhere the majority of her referrals come from (which given her current location – is somewhat surprising!)How she uses parents as “learning coaches” to increase generalizationWhat is like living in Bali (visit the show notes page for a video tour of the backyard – House Hunters International-style!)​Guest: Michelle Lachman, CCC-SLP​I’m a ce […]

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25+ “Intention Words” for SLPs to Focus On This Year

January 4, 2018

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Finding Flexibility Through Private Practice: Lori’s Success Story

September 12, 2017

This is a guest post from speech-language  from Lori Melnitsky, MA CCC-SLP ( ​Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Lori Melnitsky. I have been a speech pathologist for 25 years, which is hard to believe. I have been in private practice since 2003 and love what I do.  My private practice is All Island Speech and Stuttering Therapy (  Interestingly I stuttered severely up until about the age of 25. It […]

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