Introduction to the Grow A Group Practice Podcast | GP 01

Introduction to the Grow A Group Practice Podcast | 01 GP

Do you want to start a group practice? Or perhaps you’d like to grow a group practice? Where do you start to grow a group practice and what are some common mistakes people make?

In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon shares an introduction to the Grow A Group Practice Podcast and what she will be taking you through in these episodes, as well as her own group practice journey.

In This Podcast


Starting a group practice can be really overwhelming so if you’re wanting to start and grow a group practice, Alison specializes in doing just that and can help you every step of the way.

Alison’s group practice story

In 2015, after deciding that her current job wasn’t helping her be a good mom or business owner, Alison decided to do something different and start her own private practice. A few of her clients followed her and she jumped with both feet in.

She began researching how to start a private practice and listening to Joe’s podcast. From the getgo, she knew that she wanted to start and grow a group practice because she had management experience which she enjoyed. As the business grew in her first year she hired her first contractor. She made a lot of mistakes along the way but she started to figure out what she was doing and was making a good amount of money and a positive impact on the community.

That’s when she decided to get a bigger space. In 2018, Alison bought a building and doubled the size of the practice with 12 clinicians. The practice had a niche audience of women with a focus on women’s issues. In the beginning, she was wearing all the hats, and she quickly realized that she couldn’t keep doing that and hired an assistant. She then realized she wanted to be the CEO of the practice and focus on the bigger picture. She then started training a clinician to run the practice and Alison naturally retired from being a therapist.

An introduction to the podcast

This podcast is for brand new practice owners, those in the start-up phase or even the planning stage of starting a group practice. It’s also for those who are more established with a group practice already and want to scale up and grow even bigger.

Here are a few topics we’ll cover in this podcast:

  • Employees and understanding what’s best
  • Figuring out insurance
  • How to remove yourself and step into the CEO role if it something you want to do
  • How to design your business so it works with your life
  • Delegating things in their business and home
  • Changing your money mindset
  • Not using excuses to hold you back from making decisions
  • Step-by-step roadmaps on how to get there
  • Mistakes that people have made


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Meet Alison Pidgeon

Alison Pidgeon | Grow A Group Practice PodcastAlison 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 and has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.

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