Replacing Burnout with Freedom and Flexibility with Evelyn Pierce-Ruhland

Replacing Burnout with Freedom and Flexibility with Evelyn Pierce-Ruhland

 

Wondering how private practice can help you get more flexibility in your life? This episode of Private Practice Success Stories is for you! 

I sat down with Evelyn Pierce-Ruhland, a pediatric speech-language pathologist with a private practice in Kingsville, Ohio called Inspire Speech and Language Therapy. 

After working in the schools for 10 years she was overwhelmed by the high caseloads, paperwork, and long hours. Feeling the burnout, Evelyn quit her job,  joined the Start program, and had her first client within two weeks! 

In this episode, she talks about how the marketing tactics from the Start program helped her build her caseload to start seeing pediatric clients in local libraries across her rural area. 

She also discusses how the flexibility of having her own private practice gives her the power to make her own schedule and have more work-life balance. 

Evelyn Pierce-Ruhland has been an SLP for over 30 years. She worked for 11 years and then had the privilege of taking time off to homeschool her children. She returned to work 4 years ago just before COVID hit.  

She has worked in a private clinic with OT/PT, an ENT’s office, the schools, and now has her own private practice.  

She specializes in working with the pediatric population. She enjoys working with families as they begin their journey toward full communication with their child. 

 

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

 

  • When Evelyn got her first real taste of private practice
  • How the field has changed and why clinicians are more burned out than ever
  • How Evelyn got her first client within the first two weeks
  • How the Start program helped Evelyn market her business
  • How you can perfect your pricing for your practice
  • What a typical day looks like as a private practice owner
  • Types of payment options you can offer in your private practice
  • The flexibility  

 

I hope you loved hearing from Evelyn! She is a perfect example of someone who took a chance on herself by joining the Start program and found the work-life balance she knew she deserved. 

If you would like to know more about our programs and how we help support SLPs and OTs who want our help to start and grow their practices, please visit www.independentclinician.com/resources.

Whether you want to start a private practice or grow your existing private practice, I can help you get the freedom, flexibility, fulfillment, and financial abundance that you deserve. Visit my website www.independentclinician.com to learn more.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

Visit Evelyn’s website: https://inspirespeechtherapy.com/

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspireSpeechTherapy

Learn more about our programs: www.independentclinician.com/resources

 

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Start Your Private Practice is our beginner-level program that covers how to set your practice up on a solid legal foundation and build your initial caseload of paying private clients.

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Grow Your Private Practice is our advanced program for SLPs and OTs with existing practices who want to #LevelUp and strategically grow their practices following a custom Private Practice Growth Plan to scale their income and impact.