I hired a coach to help me reprioritize and coach me through making changes in my practice that put me back in charge. In my email to Katie I told her I felt like I was strapped to a rocket with my business and I wanted off! I think I was just feeling so totally exhausted and cynical. I started dreading my phone dinging because I knew it would be a client. I found myself inwardly rolling my eyes at my client’s pain. And I was short tempered at home – it was impacting my marriage. I missed my friends who I was never seeing. And I think I realized that even though I upgraded in terms of income when I left my agency job, I continued to work 50 hours a week. And that lifestyle of working so many hours was a big part of the problem. It’s just not healthy in our field to work like that. Some of the changes we made were to my rate, my cancellation policies, my intake and on boarding process, how I collected fees and how I handle admin tasks. It wasn’t easy. I had to do mindset work and make changes that, at first, felt really scary. It helped me to have someone who held me accountable but also reassured me in my anxiety. I don’t want to be an infomercial for Katie but after our work together I took 2 international vacations, saw my revenue increase 10% over the year and reduced my overall number of sessions.
What was once a solo practice grew into a thriving group practice and I needed to work on putting more efficient processes in place and make sure my business is running the best that it could be. Katie reassured me that I already had strong systems in place, she gave me suggestions of where I could be doing things better and how to clean things up and make them run more productively and efficiently. Katie was very warm and easy to talk to while at the same time knowledgeable and able to provide great tools and suggestions. I am very grateful for Katie’s kindness, reassurance, and business planning.
I greatly appreciated your insights and support in creating a vision for the next steps in my private practice. I love the action plan you sent! I left our session feeling focused and excited about digging into the next phase of my practice. Best of all, I felt more lighthearted.
I sought out Katie’s services to help me focus my networking and marketing efforts, and integrate several arenas I had been working in—into a coherent professional narrative.
I feel like my efforts have gathered momentum and focus and am much more excited about developing my career. Areas that I had initially felt
resistance to (like networking for example) no longer have the charge they used to.
Katie is highly intelligent, warm, approachable, and collaborative. She is also incredibly insightful and has a unique way of synthesizing complex ideas into clear and actionable steps.
Katie has invited me to think a lot more expansively about my career. I am exploring developing a book, more public speaking work and moving into video content.
I originally sought out Katie through Linkedin due to her background in both counseling and recruitment. I was unhappy in my current career but couldn’t pinpoint where I wanted to go from there. I originally reached out to gain more info on her own path and career as I was interested in a similar path. After speaking with Katie, I was able to pinpoint what about my current job was making me unhappy. Katie had me answer a few questions prior to our appointment, which allowed her to dig deeper during our conversation. She was able to open my eyes more to what I wanted in a career while also assuring me that my needs/wants were practical. She has the perfect mix of counseling background with business knowledge to provide great advice and, in my personal case, identify solutions to my career difficulties. With Katie’s advice in mind, I went about searching for a new job that fit what I was looking for, which I was able to clarify in our meeting. I ended up landing a job that is a perfect fit and I’m very grateful for all of Katie’s help. I’m very appreciate of the time that Katie took in helping me, especially since my problem was more personal/career related than business. She was very receptive to me reaching out and I’m thankful that I was able to talk to her when I did.
Katie is wonderful. I highly recommend her. She has the ability to assist me in focusing my attention on the essential things that I need to do to enable my practice and myself to flourish. She is extremely capable, and a warm and supportive person. If you are thinking about engaging her services, do yourself a favor and go ahead. You won’t regret it.
I was fortunate enough to find Katie immediately following passing my licensing exam. I wanted someone who could help me organize my time, hold me accountable and build my private practice. Katie is smart, knowledgeable, experienced and enjoyable to work with. I met my private practice goals for that first year and have the accountability and inspiration from my regular meetings with Katie to continue to grow.