One of the most frequently asked questions at my workshops is…
“Gerda, can you recommend a good Business Coach?”
I’m asked this question, as my own Business Coach was instrumental in my success, and hence I’m always raving about how he literally helped me turn my practice around from broke to 7-figures.
The question stumps me for two reasons:
- He is literally the first and only Business Coach I had known (up until a year or two ago)
- I’m now a Business Coach & Mentor to Allied Health Professionals myself, so what about me? And more importantly, how do people NOT know that!?
And then I realised that I have been so busy sharing my content, strategies and tips at the workshops I run, that I never made it clear that I now have this new role of Business Coach & Mentor.
Yes, I’m still a Clinical Psychologist
Yes, I’m still a Practice Owner of two practices (though I no longer work or even manage the practices)
Yes, I’m still a Workshop Presenter and Facilitator
I’m also a Business Coach & Mentor to Allied Health Professionals.
There you have it. I’ve said it. It’s official. You now know.
But the more I thought about it, I started to realize that I can’t be a Business Coach & Mentor to every Allied Health Professional in private practice, as some of them might need the type of support that I can’t offer.
The thing is…
I offer very intensive, high-level coaching and mentoring.
- My Master Class Weekend Workshop is two days of FULL-ON Content & Learning – your brain is basically broken when you leave – but you love every minute of it.
- My Inner Circle 2.0 is 6 months of high-level support to catapult your practice to the next level and set a momentum for continued growth after the 6 month period.
- My Inner Circle Mastermind Group is a closed, 12-month program offering my highest level of support for a full year.
On the other hand…
I do offer one-day workshops in my Private Practice Success Workshop, but that is it – it is just ONE-DAY of learning. It’s an amazingly valuable day, but it is time-limited.
I guess when you weigh it all up, my service offering is heavy on the premium (i.e. you have to invest at a high level) and intensive (i.e. you have to implement at a high level) side.
And the reason for this is purely a reflection of my own way of working and my own impatience in achieving my goals.
Don’t forget that I am a migrant from South Africa and when you migrate you literally take a 10 YEAR LEAP BACK in terms of your financial standing.
I don’t say this in order for you to feel sorry for me, I say this so you know why I am the way I am.
I CHOSE to migrate to Australia.
I KNEW that I would be taking a 10 year leap backwards when I arrived on the golden Aussie shores, which all meant that I was READY to do whatever it took to build a life for me and my family.
Yes, it meant that I saw my kids at times less than I wanted to, but at least I get to see them. Based on statistics, at least one of us would have been dead by now (through some type of crime) if we stayed in South Africa.
So I have been working to catch up. I have been working to gain back that 10 year leap that took us backwards. Have I done it? I don’t know. I’m that kind of person that keeps on moving the goal posts. What I do know is that I’m happy with where I’m at.
I guess I’m saying that my service offering has been reflecting my own drive and internal motivation to achieve and do so as quickly as possible. I have to acknowledge though that this might not be the case for everyone – and that is ok.
- You might have other priorities right now.
- You might be more risk averse.
- You might be a more reflective and hence slower decision-maker.
- You might be fearful of what stepping it up could do to you (yip, there is that thing called Fear of Success).
Whatever it is, you might want to go at a slower pace and that is OK.
However, my Inner Helper – that drove me to become a Psychologist in the first place – wants to still be able to help YOU too.
Yes, I love working with my fast-faced practice owners who grow in leaps and bounds, but I also love working with you, you who might prefer a slower pace with less pressure. The thing is, everyone will get there at the end of the day and is that not the ultimate goal?
The next question then is… how do we make this happen???
Well….. I am delighted to share with you The NEXT LEVEL Mastermind membership program for Private Practice Owners, including Aspiring Practice Owners. No, this is not a new APS or something similar – I’ll leave that stuff to people who like paperwork and red tape – I prefer to keep things simple.
The NEXT LEVEL Mastermind takes place in the form of a CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP with a monthly membership fee.
Yes, I know I already run a number of Closed Facebook Groups that are free – 6 in fact – but having multiple groups that I’m responsible for also makes it difficult to be the presence that I would prefer to be in these groups. So within the Membership Group, you will have WAY more access to me and hence my input, skills, experience and support.