The Importance of Getting Good at Being Small Before You Get Big: Lessons from Kimberly Kean

The Importance of Getting Good at Being Small Before You Get Big: Lessons from Kimberly Kean

Have you been curious about starting your private practice on the side and then eventually going full-time with it? This episode of Private Practice Success Stories is for you! 

I sat down with my Start Your Private Practice student Kimberly Kean who did just that. In this episode, she talks about what her private practice looks like now, as well as her plans to grow her private practice by offering more services and hiring clinicians. 

She has a secondary dream of owning a commercial property, not just for her clinic, but as another income stream!

Triad Speech Therapy opened its doors in March 2022 after Kimberly worked in various settings (SNF, LTC, and the school systems in Virginia and Kentucky). While working for a friend and mentor in her private practice in Virginia for several years, Kimberly was enlightened to see that you can make money as an SLP and enjoy some work-life balance as a mother. 

She enrolled in the Start Your Private Practice course in the winter of 2021, and the rest is history!


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Kimberly’s journey to becoming an SLP and private practice owner
  • Why we need private practices now more than ever
  • How the Start program impacted Kimberly’s private practice journey
  • How long it can take to see your first clients after joining the program
  • The types of clients you can see in your private practice
  • Where you can find your clients as a private practice owner
  • The flexibility and freedom you get when you are a private practitioner
  • The relationships and rapport you develop with the families you work with
  • Kimberly’s plan to expand her streams of income in the future


I hope you loved this conversation with Kimberly as much as I did! She wanted more control of her finances and life and she made it happen!

If you would like to learn about how we work with SLPs and OTs to get set up, started, and seeing clients, please go to and let’s see if we’re a fit to work together.

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 to learn more.


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