Private Practice Success Stories
"Loving It All and Doing It All" with Beata Wazny-Brooks, SLP
Beata had earned acceptance as a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta when she made a life-altering decision to pursue speech-language pathology in Texas. She has garnered experience in the schools, early intervention, and home health. Her affinity for working with adults transformed into a zealous pursuit of knowledge and experience to treat all speech-language diagnoses affecting children ages birth to 5. Beata currently evaluates and treats clients in her private practice as the sole provider, and is seeking to increase her work schedule within the boundaries of her family’s needs.
What we discussed in this episode;
- Her source of inspiration when she encounters challenges while working in private practice
- Her journey of “self-discovery” which helped her decide how to best direct her energy
- How becoming a mom affected both her schedule and recommendations to parents
- Her bold approach to marketing herself through word-of-mouth and Facebook
- Her belief that sole practitioners are CEOs and should act accordingly
Links & References
"You’re a Badass” book series by Jen Sincero (https://jensincero.com/)
“The Goal Digger” podcast by Jenna Kutcher (https://podcast.jennakutcher.com/)
“Girl Stop Apologizing/Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (https://www.girlwashyourface.com/)
"Serving Her Community" with Brionna Pickens, SLP
Brionna was a dedicated public school SLP when she came to the sudden realization that she wanted to pursue a private practice. From that day forward, she has worked tirelessly to become connected in the community and reach families. Most recently, she has transformed her practice from exclusively home-based services to a brand new office space to serve her clients.
What We Discuss:
- How she transitioned from the desire to start a private practice to making it reality
- Her numerous strategies designed to increase her confidence in herself and maintain her focus on her goals
- Her giving nature that has led to several successful partnerships
- How she combines her spirituality with her mission to connect families with much needed assistance
Brionna Pickens' private practice website (https://thespeechandcareercenter.com/),
Google Ads (https://ads.google.com/home/),
Facebook Ads (https://www.facebook.com/advertising/),
The Purpose Room book (http://heatherllindsey.com/tag/the-purpose-room/)
Mindset Monday: These Private Practice Statistics from ASHA May Surprise You with Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP
This episode will answer two important questions with info from ASHA:
1.) What percentage of SLPs work in Private Practice part-time?
2.) What percentage of overall ASHA members work in Private Practice?
Listen to the episode for the results :-)
Student Success Story: How Emily's Private Practice Vision is Coming Together
Emily Hussey was not daunted when she put her private practice dreams on hold to focus on her family and her important work as a school SLP. She patiently drew up a plan, interviewed others, carefully researched the needs of her area and accumulated helpful resources. She also credits the Start Your Private Practice community with essential support. Now Emily is combining her passion for nutrition and wellness, her extensive experience with school-age children, and her know-how for developing multimedia presentations into a successful private practice.
Here's What We Discuss:
- How joining The Start Your Private Practice System led her to put her goals into motion
- Jena’s strong advocacy for multiple streams of income as a private practitioner
- Her discovery of a jaw-dropping waitlist that jumpstarted her new career
- How she is pursuing becoming an expert presenter in her community for all parents
- Her profound advice to other SLPs who hesitate to leave their jobs as employees
This episode is sponsored by The Private Practice Roadmap: www.StartYourPrivatePractice.com/Roadmap
Mindset Monday: Every Private Practice Starts With... with Jena Castro-Casbon
In this Mindset Monday edition of The Private Practice Success Stories podcast, I'm going to talk about the danger of comparing yourself to SLPs with existing private practices and extend an important reminder.
This episode is sponsored by The Private Practice Roadmap. Get your FREE copy here: www.startyourprivatepractice.com/roadmap
"Student Success Story: Lauren's Story" with Lauren Walden, SLP
Lauren discovered a love of speech-language pathology while working as a secretary at a private clinic. In addition to working in the public schools, she continues to work for that same clinic as a PRN SLP while she pursues clients in her own office space. She credits the Start Your Private Practice course as a helpful and motivational method to help her pursue success.
What we discussed in this episode;
- How her background prepared her in unexpected ways for a career as a private practitioner
- Her methods for maneuvering through the insurance “waiting game”
- The fortuitous networking that led to finding an office space in a welcoming community
- Her willingness to delegate work as she grows her business
- How she prioritizes maintaining a positive relationship with referral sources
Links & References
Start Your Private Practice website (startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist)
"What Should You Focus On As You Build Your Private Practice?" with Jena Castro-Casbon, SLP
In this Mindset Monday edition of The Private Practice Success Stories podcast, I'm going to talk to your about what you should focus on whether you're a beginner or growth-level private practitioner.
Hint: it's probably NOT what you're focussed on right now.
This episode is sponsored by my FREE Webinar: www.StartYourPrivatePractice.com/Webinar
"Unexpected Growth" with Shanna Klump, SLP
Shanna knew early on that speech-language pathology was a strong possibility. Once she had decided on the profession, she considered a private practice a foregone conclusion. Shanna dedicated ten years to the public school system in Maryland. She later joined a private practice part-time while continuing to work part-time in the schools. Currently she is dedicated to growing her private practice including being an active member in the Grow Your Practice program. She envisions an office space and employees in her near future.
Here's What We Discuss:
- How she approached her predetermined choice to work in the schools positively
- Her persistence at choosing collaboration over competition with other SLPs
- The turning point that produced a steady stream of clients and led her to pursue full-time work
- Jena’s advice to strive for work-life balance as a practitioner
- Her community-building efforts to ensure her clients’ needs are met
- How her desire for a waitlist changed over time
For more information, visit: www.PrivatePracticeInfo.com
"Relationships to Referrals" With Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP
On this Mindset Monday episode Jena discusses how to develop and cultivate relationships with people who can send you referrals. Whether your practice is just starting out, or it is well established, there is always room to grow in gaining referrals. At the end of this episode, Jena gives an accountability challenge and chance to try her Grow Your Private Program for a discounted price upon completing the challenge.
Here's What Jena Covers:
- Encouragement to be patient in the process, developing relationships to generate referrals takes time.
- Ideas on people to reach out to and relationships worth investing in.
- A challenge to make a list of people to begin to develop and cultivate relationships with.
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