The Number 1 Obstacle to Dental Practice Growth

If you’re in practice, you are probably looking to achieve greater productivity; I’m not sure who wouldn’t. However, the number one roadblock to dental practice growth may surprise you. If you are struggling to improve your practice and to increase profitability, the problem may be, well, you. I say this not in a spirit of [...]

Do You Know the Traits of Dentist Leadership?

Leadership is a hot topic among today’s business experts and consultants. There is good reason for this. Business owners cannot expect to see true growth and success if they do not know how to lead others. But what truly constitutes leadership? Consultants and motivational speakers all have their own answers. Through my work as a [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:18+00:00 February 4th, 2015|dental coaching, dentist leadership, practice management|0 Comments

Is Your Dentist Leadership Naughty or Nice?

Christmas is in just two days, and the kids are waiting anxiously for Santa to arrive. If you are a parent, you’ve probably enjoyed using his imminent approach as an added incentive. “If you don’t clean your room, Santa’s going to skip over our house” probably works like a charm. Although you’re too old to [...]

Making Your Practice Family-Friendly

The holidays are approaching, and that means a big focus on family. Perhaps you yourself will be taking some time off to spend time with your loved ones. On the other hand, perhaps – like many of my clients – you are struggling to find a balance between work and family. Maybe your team also [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 November 19th, 2014|coaching, dental practice management, dentist leadership|Comments Off on Making Your Practice Family-Friendly

Lessons to Be Learned from the Titanic

Along with the holidays, the end of the year brings the next crop of Oscar contenders. It remains to be seen whether this year’s award will go to a big budget flick like Interstellar or a sleeper indie film like Boyhood. As I was perusing the movie listings at my local theatre the other day, [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 November 18th, 2014|coaching for dentists, communication, dentist leadership|Comments Off on Lessons to Be Learned from the Titanic

Are You Too Confident?

For many of us, it can be difficult to toe the line between healthy self-assurance and over-confidence. It is important for us to be secure in our clinical knowledge and firm in our dentist leadership skills. However, too much confidence can cause us to grow complacent, to stop growing, and to dismiss input from others. [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 November 12th, 2014|coaching for dentists, dentist leadership, practice management|Comments Off on Are You Too Confident?

6 Ways Working with a Dental Coach Could Change Your Life

In 13 years of being a dental coach, people have often asked me, “Why coaching?” Working with dental coaches is a fairly new concept. Many dentists do not understand the advantage of coaching over dentist consulting or financial planning. As a coach, I tackle many of the same issues that a coach or a [...]

By | 2017-05-19T17:27:04+00:00 October 29th, 2014|dental coaching, dental practice management, dentist leadership|Comments Off on 6 Ways Working with a Dental Coach Could Change Your Life

Coaching Your Team for a Winning Streak

Football season is upon us once again. I hope you’re taking advantage of some much needed downtime, relaxing with a friend and a beer or two as you watch the game. However, even as you chill out on the couch, take some time to reflect on what you can learn from football. After all, the [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:20+00:00 October 28th, 2014|business coaching, coaching for dentists, dentist leadership|Comments Off on Coaching Your Team for a Winning Streak

Making Mistakes with Style

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s an inevitable part of being human. In my experience as a dentist business coach (and in my personal clinical experience), I have discovered that most dentists are perfectionists. We have to be. Our perfectionism is what ensures successful outcomes for our patients. It is what keeps our practices running smoothly. Perfectionism [...]

By | 2017-01-20T01:01:22+00:00 October 8th, 2014|coaching for dentists, dental practice management, dentist leadership|Comments Off on Making Mistakes with Style