Growing through your team with Danielle Levy | POP 860

Growing through your team with Danielle Levy | POP 860

What are the two fundamental aspects of private practice? What does it take to create your dream private practice and make it a place that you want to work in? How can you manage success without burning out?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about growing through your team with Danielle Levy.

Podcast Sponsor: Blueprint

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Meet Danielle Levy

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Sought-after business coach and strategist, Danielle Levy, helps six and seven-figure online business owners expand with clarity and efficiency. After her experience in the traditional business world, Danielle established The Boardroom League™ to give other entrepreneurs a little black book of trusted industry professionals to help them grow and scale their businesses. 

Visit Danielle Levy’s website and connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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In This Podcast

  • Danielle’s learned skills that could benefit therapists
  • First steps for your dream practice
  • Tools for managing your success
  • Danielle’s advice to private practitioners

Danielle’s learned skills that could benefit therapists

In any service-based business, there are two aspects to consider:

  • The practice of it, the teachings, and the technical skills
  • The process of applying this knowledge and these teachings

So, as a counselor, when you are evaluating your company, you are balancing both your personal expertise as a therapist with the skills needed to run a business. There are those same dual aspects.

What is important to [you]? What kind of practice do [you] want to have? How involved do [you] want to be with your patients? What is the culture that you want to have? Is this a small … or large practice?

Danielle Levy

You need to make sure that the vision of your practice brings you the joy that you are looking for. Business is not necessarily supposed to be fun, but it is often a lot more successful and productive when it is fun.

So, make sure that you (and any of your employees) are enjoying the work that you do each day.

First steps for your dream practice

1 – Think about what your place is in the business.

Really define and write a job description for yourself. Is that day-to-day with the patients, or is that more the face of the team? … really understand what your role is, what lights you up, what you’re really good at, and then build your practice around that.

Danielle Levy

2 – Make sure that your practice is not fully dependent on you.

You need to create your business and its processes so that you can step away when you need to (or want to) and things can continue to function well without you being there to oversee everything.

3 – Test the strength of your business. Once you have applied this advice, try it out, and step away for a day at a time. Later, a few days. Later, a week, and then more.

Really think about [what] cross-training is involved, what the client experience is, [and has] the business been set up so that any person, including the main practitioner, can step away, and [remains] on solid footing.

Danielle Levy

Tools for managing your success

  • Don’t think of someone in your business as the unicorn that knows everything about the business just because they have worked there the longest.
  • The knowledge of how your business runs need to be accessible and available to whoever needs it.
  • Remember to train your employees correctly. Train them to be authentic, accountable, proactive, and creative.
  • Document all processes and procedures. Review them and edit them often and as necessary.

Even if you find that person, they’re going to leave at some point, and if all of that [information] is with that one person, you’re never going to be able to replace them.

Joe Sanok

Danielle’s advice to private practitioners

Consistently reflect on who you are now, who you want to become, and make sure that your activities and choices are taking you from where you are now to where you want to go.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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