Stabilize and Scale Your Practice with Shaelene Kite – Part 1 | GP 162

Stabilize and Scale Your Practice with Shaelene Kite - Part 1 | GP 162

How can you proactively stress-test and stabilize your practice? Are you working with a process or often winging it as change occurs? Do you have a vision that’s guiding your decisions?

In the first podcast of this two episode series, LaToya Smith speaks about how to stabilize and scale your practice with Shaelene Kite.

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Meet Shaelene Kite

A photo of Shaelene Kite is captured. She is a group practice owner, podcast host, and yoga teacher. Shaelene is featured on Grow a Group Practice, a therapist podcast.

Shaelene Kite is a DBT-LBC Certified Clinician, Registered Yoga Teacher, Approved Clinical Supervisor and the owner of DBT of South Jersey. She leads a group practice of 20 that has continued to grow rapidly since its opening in 2018. DBT of South Jersey hit its first $1 million plus in revenue just two short years after opening its doors and continues to grow and thrive.

Shaelene is also the owner of Rebelmente, her impact brand where she trains others in the areas of DBT, mindfulness, yoga and trauma. She also hosts T-Talk Podcast, where she shares the therapy tea related to all things healing.

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In This Podcast

  • Work out a process
  • What’s your vision?
  • Track your progress

Work out a process

Being busy and getting the work done is great, you need to do it to get everything completed and moving.

However, just working on whatever lands in front of you can only get you so far. When you want to reach your goals, you need to be reminded of them and be intentional with working toward them instead of simply just working on whatever is around you.

While trying to scale [the practice] you can’t wing it in that way for so long, you need a process, so I started feeling the growing pains of that last year when I was trying to grow.

Shaelene Kite

What’s your vision?

Winging it when you’re starting out is a process that many entrepreneurs are familiar with. After a while, there comes a point where you need to sit down, take a pause, and figure out your direction.

What is your vision? What is your mission? Where do you want to take your practice and what do you want to achieve with it?

I gotta think about what my long-term vision is [because] if I’m going to get there, it’s not going to be by accident, you know, [because] people who do really well in business don’t get there because they’re likable… you need to back that vision up with work and with people who are going to follow that, and for that to happen you have to be clear and you have to have a plan.

Shaelene Kite

Track your progress

Check in regularly with your practice, your team, and also yourself. Get into the habit of assessing and keeping an eye on things, and consider:

  • What is working?
  • What can be improved?
  • Are the numbers averaging, getting higher, or lower?

If you think about [what] it means to stabilize, it’s like, “Can we get this strong? Can we get this structure and foundation to be solid? Because we’re about to put more pressure on top of it … [because] if there’s a weak link or there’s moving pieces then everything’s going to fall down”.

Shaelene Kite

Stress-test your business. Does everyone who works in your practice know what their role is in the business? Are they accountable for that?

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Meet LaToya Smith

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LaToya is a consultant with Practice of the Practice and the owner of LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency in Fortworth Texas. She firmly believes that people don’t have to remain stuck in their pain or the place they became wounded. In addition to this, LaToya encourages her clients to be active in their treatment and work towards their desired outcomes.

She has also launched Strong Witness which is a platform designed to connect, transform, and heal communities through the power of storytelling.

Visit LaToya’s website. Connect with her on FacebookInstagramStrong Witness Instagram, and Twitter.

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