Building a private practice takes a ton of time and a ton of work. Understanding the insurance maze, clinical paperwork, insurance credentialing, etc can be daunting! We must acknowledge when we will assistance and support throughout this process and seek this out. Below are three signs you would benefit from a coach….
1. You are in the process of doing so many different processes and are getting no where. You have piles of insurance paperwork, marketing ideas, half finished marketing materials, but yet nothing is getting done.
A Coach can help guide you through the process of getting your systems up and running. These systems include practice structure, insurance credentialing, marketing plans, etc. A Coach works with you to come up with a plan of action to complete these tasks so you are feeling like you are moving forward. A Coaching can keep you accountable and discuss potential barrier to meeting your expectations. This external motivation is helpful to those starting out as many of us are balancing full-time positions, family, starting a small business, etc.
2. You are tired in investing in these “Coaching Programs” that promise a full fee practice of clients.
Some Coaches develop these “programs” that require you to commit to a serious of trainings, seminars, classes that sounds great, but often end up being a waste of time and money. These programs are for informational purposes only. You are a unique Clinician who faces a series of unique challenges. Why invest your money in someone who you can talk to and consult with who will listen to your set of questions and issues? Look for a coach who charges an hourly fee without a required commitment of sessions.
3. You are tired of going around in circles. There are so much information out there about what works and what doesn’t. From blogs, websites, colleagues, you can feel overwhelmed with what to do next.
When I remember starting my practice, I was unsure if I should focus on getting the first client who preparing for when I had a caseload of 30 clients. Balancing between looking in the future and focusing on the present can be challenging. A Coach provides feedback, insight, and thought provoking questions that will make you think deeper about your practice and your vision.
Coaching can be extremely helpful when starting/expanding your practice. It is important to look for a Coach who you trust, understand, and someone who has experience the joys and pitfalls you are working towards.
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