Live Consulting with Christy Pennison: How to grow a Practice | PoP 622

A photo of Christy PennisonPaul Levitin is captured. Christy Pennison is a licensed professional counselor, mental health consultant, and owner of Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting in Alexandria, LA. Christy Pennison is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Do you want to grow your practice through polishing one of your skills? How do you work effectively on your goals? How does knowing your sprint type help you to cut distractions or procrastination?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok does a Live Consulting with Christy Pennison: How to grow a Practice.

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Meet Christy Pennison

A photo of Christy Pennison is captured. She professional counselor and owner at Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting. Christy is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Christy Pennison is a licensed professional counselor, mental health consultant, and owner of Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting in Alexandria, LA.

Growing up she knew she wanted to help others, and as a young adult, she traveled to different countries with nonprofit organizations.  It was through these experiences that her passion to help others grew.  Later, counseling gave her a way to connect and help people face up to their struggles.

She is passionate about inspiring hope for change through counseling, consulting, and speaking to help individuals of all ages move forward and live fully.

Visit Cristy’s Website. Connect on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Email her at

Visit the Be Inspired Website and connect on Facebook.

In This Podcast

  • Infrastructure for your skill
  • Making time to focus on your goals
  • Sprint types

Infrastructure for your skill

  • Clean up your social media to represent you in your niche accurately
  • Put together a reel that reflects your work
  • Create a one-sheet with your bio, picture, and three to five keynote speaker points with your contact information
  • Write five to ten blogs about what you want to and can speak about
  • You can land many speaking jobs through connecting with other speakers and events

Making time to focus on your goals

If something is truly important to you, then your behavior needs to reflect that.

Your time and energy are your best investments, so when you make space to focus on working on your goals you are putting that investment into your future. You need to decide what you want — and do it.

You’re going to do your very best work first. If you set aside time, you want to do the speaker work first. You don’t want to be checking your phone or seeing if you have texts from your assistant … you want to protect your [ideas]. (Joe Sanok)

View your time as a client: show up to your work and goals with the same intention and focus as you do when you show up to sessions with a client.

Sprint types

1 – Time-block sprinter: you work on one thing for a block of time.

2 – Task-switch sprinter: you work on different tasks within one block of time.

Thinking about [if you are] more time-block … or a [task-switch] and you need more variety is something that you want to think through. (Joe Sanok)

Knowing how your brain works best can give you a powerful advantage in getting good work done.

3 – Automated-sprinter: somebody who blocks out time every week or day at the same time to work on their task until it is completed.

4 – Intensive sprinter: somebody who works on a task in one huge block of time or sporadically every other week until the task is complete.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Image of the book Thursday Is The New Friday written by Joe Sanok. Author Joe Sanok offers the exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire.

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Meet Joe Sanok

A photo of Joe Sanok is displayed. Joe, private practice consultant, offers helpful advice for group practice owners to grow their private practice. His therapist podcast, Practice of the Practice, offers this advice.

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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