Are you a therapist wanting to expand your repertoire? How can you convert your theoretical skills into the spoken word? What programs can you join that help to educate you on how to market yourself best?
In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks with Dr. Laura Louis about how she helps therapists book paid speaking gigs.
Meet Dr. Laura Louis
Dr. Laura Louis is the founder of the Couch to Podium Academy which consists of a Facebook community, Courses Retreats, Seminars, and a Mastermind. Dr. Louis teaches therapists and counselors all about the business side of speaking. She was able to book over 40 speaking engagements last year alone AND build a steady stream of speaking engagements.
Dr. Louis has conducted over one hundred paid speaking engagements nationally and internationally. She has negotiated travel and expenses along with $3000 speaking fees. Dr. Louis’ clients have launched paid speaking gigs, developed retreats, and launched programs.
Dr. Louis has been featured on NBC, has been asked to speak for the American Psychological Association Conference and The National Sales Conference.
Dr. Louis has a Facebook community of almost 3,000 therapists and counselors who are launching a profitable speaking business.
In This Podcast
- What therapists ask Dr. Laura Louis about speaking
- Juggling therapy and Couch to Podium
What therapists ask Dr. Laura Louis about speaking
- How do I get paid?
- How do I have conversations about money?
- How do I negotiate?
- How do I sell, market, and position my brand?
Juggling therapy and Couch to Podium
She tries to find a balance between doing them both because they both bring her joy.
It is difficult to do both jobs because the ‘therapist’ and ‘marketer’ brains are different mindsets and skillsets to work between.
Understanding your value, being non-negotiable, being open to releasing certain opportunities that seem good but do not serve your ultimate goal are all important to do, but they are nuances that you learn along the way.
Books by Dr. Laura Louis
- Scaling Up Your Group Practice and Reducing Your Work Hours, Part 1 | GP 37
- Scaling Up Your Group Practice and Reducing Your Work Hours, Part 2 | GP 38
- Couch to Podium Conference
- Move Forward Virtual Assistants
- Group Practice Boss
- Email Alison: email@example.com
- PoP Group Practice Owners Facebook Group
- Free resources to help you start, grow and scale
- Work with us
- Consult With Alison
Meet Alison Pidgeon
Alison is a serial entrepreneur with four businesses, one of which is a 15 clinician group practice. She’s also a mom to three boys, wife, coffee drinker, and loves to travel. She started her practice in 2015 and, four years later, has two locations. With a specialization in women’s issues, the practices have made a positive impact on the community by offering different types of specialties not being offered anywhere else in the area.
Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016. She has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.
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