Consultants often have one or more areas of expertise, such as hygiene or marketing, and a dentist seeking assistance is wise to select a consultant with experience in the weakest areas of his practice. A qualified, reputable dental consultant can help a practice assess statistics, sales strategies, hygiene and recall, case acceptance, and profitability. While these are extremely important factors in business, and they certainly need to be analyzed regularly, a dentist’s personal and professional development are imperative to practice growth.
The Dentist’s Coach® program is design to define what’s most important to you: the dentist, the business owner, the person. When I work with a client, I’m interested not only in how his or her office functions, employee growth and development, practice management, and patient care; I’m equally interested in my client’s personal feelings, goals, and family life. Why? Because we are humans, and humans are creatures driven by emotions, as well as facts. As a practicing dentist and life coach, I believe that who you are and what your situation is have a gigantic impact on your dental practice’s future.
Your Personal Success Path
To determine with clarity where you are now and where you want to go, in life and with your practice, what’s in your mind, heart, and gut are just as important as what can be defined on paper or on-screen.
I help my clients visualize that gap between today and the future they desire so that we can create a path that connects the two. If you need help defining your path to the future you’ve identified as “success,” working with The Dentist’s Coach® can double or triple your rate of speed, while making your journey fulfilling. Without help, many dentists face stress and tire out along the way. They also invest more time and money than is necessary, cutting their quality of life dramatically.
Becoming a Stronger Leader
One of the most valuable assets a dentist can have is leadership skills. To become a great leader, you need to plan for your future, examine your communication skills, and constantly improve in all areas of your life. Excellence in anything requires effort. The Dentist’s Coach® program involves developing and sharpening leadership skills, so you can become more influential in your family, with your team, and in your community. Earning the respect of those you interact with on a daily basis is the goal. Determining your own strengths and weaknesses is the first step.
Sure, life isn’t all fun and games, but working 24/7 is a surefire way to fail, in life and in business. I meet many dentists who have forgotten how to relax, unwind, and enjoy an active life outside of their practice. To sustain good mental health, which helps you perform better at work, requires a balance between your personal life, downtime, and professional life. The Dentist’s Coach® strategies are designed to help you find this balance – and sustain it.
Start with a Survey
Before developing land, professionals start with a survey. This strategy works well for developing a fulfilling personal and professional life, too. If you decide to work with me, I’ll ask you to consider and complete The Dentist’s Coach® survey as step one. By taking time to thoughtfully answer the 150 questions in the survey, we’ll have a solid starting point. From there, through discussion, planning, implementing and analyzing strategies, the gap between where you are today and where you want to be will come into focus. Let’s get you where you need to be so that your practice can thrive! Give me a call at 501.413.1101, or email me here.