Tired of following “The Herd” of dentists looking for magical solutions to professional and practice woes, problems, and dilemmas?
It’s time for a better solution – the professional coaching solution!
With nearly 30 years of successful private practice and 15 years of professional dental coaching, I can help you have the profitability and peace you want. I offer you help in ways no one else does. Let’s start talking now!
Used to consultants telling you what to do? Dentists across the country have discovered the incredible benefits of dental coaching. These doctors enjoy greater productivity, reduced anxiety, improved leadership skills, and a renewed passion for their careers.
“Don has the unique perspective and experience of a dentist and that made all the difference. He understands exactly what I go through on a daily basis. We talked for a few months and he helped me work through some nagging anxieties and worry that were effecting the quality of life. Mostly, it seems now, through a gentle self-exploration. No psychotherapy. We kind of just talk.
“I continue to talk with Don on a regular basis. I feel it gets me charged up and focused for the week ahead. He is a wealth of knowledge for practice management info, too.”
“I first came to Don after struggling for several years from being generally burned out and unhappy with doing dentistry. I had everything anyone could ever want, a wonderful family, nice house and good practice all on a three and a half days a week schedule. After feeling guilty about having it all and still hating to go to work, I knew I needed help. Don and I hit it off right away! I felt like he understood exactly what I was going through. Through a series of weekly coaching sessions, and doing my homework in between, Don has helped me reduce my anxiety, let go of fear and be able to enjoy going to work again. I have found a lifelong friend, coach, and mentor in Don and I can’t recommend him enough.”
“About a year has passed. Don restored my confidence, focused my attention, and opened my eyes to opportunities that I couldn’t previously imagine. Gross productivity is down about 30%, but net profitability has increased to 36%, and it’s still climbing…Within a year, maybe two, the gross will be back where it was, and the net will be over 40%. In 6 weeks, I am giving my first lecture of a series that is intended to create partnerships with other dentists and ultimately, teach them how to do what I do. A potentially beautiful transition for me into retirement; whatever that might really mean. This year for the first time I took two separate vacations, each 10 days long. Next year I’m taking three and the next year I intend to cut back to 3 work days/week. “
It seems the world is changing at a faster pace than we can keep up with. For those of us who own our own businesses, modern media presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Yes, we have access to a wider range of people and more chances for dental practice growth. However, so does everyone else. This means that, as our prospects grow, so does our competition. If you are like many dentists, you may feel like you’re struggling to get a footing in this rapidly moving stream of social media and digital apps. When you know how to navigate the realm of marketing and promotion in our media-driven society, you can make full use of the tools at your disposal. Then you can build your business in the way that is most beneficial for you. […]
Today is Ash Wednesday, the day that Catholics and other Christians begin celebrating the season of Lent. In the traditional liturgical sense, Lent is a time to renounce your own inclinations in order to repent and draw closer to God. Although this period is especially dear to the hearts of Christians, others have begun to adopt some of the practices of Lent. They give up certain indulgences or bad habits in an attempt to de-clutter their lives or grow closer to others. As a dentist mentor, I encourage you to embrace this challenge yourself. Whether you celebrate Lent in a religious sense or not, use this day to find those things that are holding you back from true relationships with others. Find and eliminate the aspects of your life that keep you from being the best you can be. […]
Don’t you wish it could be smooth sailing all the time? Wouldn’t it be great if every patient was compliant, every team member carried out responsibilities correctly, and every interaction with your spouse was filled with love and laughter? However, while these things might be good in theory, a completely care-free life would be pretty dull. Moreover, it would never allow you to grow. Challenges and difficulties are how we define our character. That’s why dental consulting may not be the best choice when you are looking for true growth. A consultant often brushes over difficulties or finds ways to overcome challenges without looking at their source. A dental coach, on the other hand, will help you to meet challenges head-on so that you can become the best version of yourself. […]