Makes sense to me- I’m sure you are a trusted nutrition or therapeutic resource in your community.
Here’s the thing, it’s not going to slow down. Unfortunately, the rate of eating disorders is only increasing and people need our help.
I’m sure you have other excellent dietitians and therapists in your community you could send them to, or you could start a waitlist.
ORRR, what if you hired another dietitian or therapist to collaborate with and support in their clinical work, giving you a wonderful place to send these clients that would keep them at your trusted practice and under your specialized care, just in a different way?
Let's work 1:1 together to bring your group practice to fruition.
You'll have my undivided attention for 50 minutes, twice a month. And in the time in between, I'll be available via email support-that's the beauty of business coaching! This offers maximum guidance and direction with building your group practice!
What do you want your practice to look like? Do you want to hire 1 dietitian or 10? Are you a therapist who wants to hire both licensed and unlicensed staff? Will you do short-term contractors, or are you trying to build an employee family? Are you hiring clinicians with ED experience, or do you want a newly minted clinician to train in your brilliant ways? Are you a virtual practice, or local to your town and want a beautiful suite with multiple offices? There are SO many things to consider!
After creating your vision, we will discuss a plan and action steps to take- going from solo to group can feel overwhelming(there are SO MANY MOVING PARTS!), and keeping you focused and aligned will be part of our work. Also, not only are there business shifts, but you are also transitioning into a leadership role and support for your staff, which has its own work and considerations. Getting into the work looks different with each of my business coaching clients- some folks really like to write out timelines and quarterly plans, other folks like a more fluid exploration of their business goals. Having a group is not one size fits all, and our coaching process is the same way.
As we tell our clients, perfection does not exist. As business owners and leaders, we naturally take risks and have SO MANY TESTS from our businesses(or as I like to say FROM THE UNIVERSE). Some things work really well, and others we learn lessons from. I’m here to help you navigate the roller coaster ride that can be group practice building!
Going from solo to group is no joke. There is a lot more time and energy and resources put in as you are growing your business. This will get better over time, but in the first 6 months, I recommend focusing on your group to be the priority. Also, I work with business coaching clients on a bimonthly basis- it is normal for us to work in this manner long term. Think of me as your business consultant, consul, coach, cheerleader, and therapeutic support through this process.
I work with clinicians who are passionate about access to care, are insurance-based, and offer some sliding scale slots. One of the wonderful parts of group practice is it can be really cost-effective, and you can have more pull with insurance companies/coverage for your clients(there is strength in numbers!). It is important you want to treat the people you work with well and invest in your employees and company culture.
One of the first things I work on with my business coaching clients is stepping a little out of the client work, reducing your caseload, and focusing on the business. This is very hard for folks as it can bring up scarcity mindset, savior complex(not being able to see every client!), and not to mention, imposter syndrome! I just want to put it out there that these feelings are normal and valid- we will work together on mindset shifts from clinician to leader/supervisor.
Building an eating disorder dietitian group practice is incredibly rewarding and also a lot of work. You wear many hats, manage an array of humans (staff, clients at a larger scale, all the people on your group practice team), have good and hard conversations, and will be pulled in so many directions. You also experience a TON of growth! But this comes with discomfort and vulnerability.
I'm here to help people build a group practice driven by values that help the greater good: other humans.
My practice is 90% insurance-based and my value is access to care.
I BLEED grit and hard work - group practice does that to you. I also love relaxing on a beach and there’s a time and place for that. Being the boss means at work, you gotta be present and leading your team.