Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast!

I’m your host, Cindy Norton.

Here in Episode 32 I chat with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin of Mind Money Balance about the four signs of a good business coach.

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Episode 32 Transcript

Hello there, and welcome back to season 4 of the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy Norton. Here in Episode 32 I’m going to chat with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin of Mind Money Balance about the four signs of a good business coach.

Let’s get started.

Have you been wanting to start your private practice, but you can’t seem to take that first step? Maybe you’re afraid of failure or lack confidence, or maybe the idea of running your own practice is overwhelming. I’m Cindy Norton, owner of Mountain Practice Journeys and I help therapists and counselors to love the business side of private practice. I’ll share with you practical skills and advice along with a healthy dose of inspiration so that you can be on your way to the practice of your dreams. Put on your hiking boots, and let’s get going.

If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 31, I urge you to do that. In that episode I chat with Adi Gabay of Marketing for the Modern Therapist. We talk about the five golden rules for therapists who want to convert social media connections into paying clients.

Now let’s get on to my interview with Lindsay.


[Interview with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin of Mind Money Balance]


During each episode I’ll be giving you one small take away, action step, or mindset shift. I call these acorns. Listen to Episode 0 to get the scoop on what the acorns are all about.

The acorn from this episode is that all business coaches will be a little (or a lot) different, depending on their approach and personality. Looking for a business coach can be a lot like looking for a therapist. So when you feel that you are ready to seek out a business coach learn a bit more about them to see if their approach and personality resonate with you and what you are needing at the moment. Spend some time following them on social media, visit their website, and sign up for their newsletter. You can find out a lot about business coaches by how they run their own coaching business.

Remember that you have choices and there’s the right business coach out there for you when you’re ready.

As I outlined in Episode 0, I’ll be alternating between a fun fact and ‘what I’m digging’ segment with each new episode.

The fun fact for this episode is that my undergraduate degree is in Business Management. When I was younger I had no idea what I wanted to do for a career. At the time I was interested in accounting, business, web design, and marketing. All these things helped me out as I began my career as a private practice therapist, so I am grateful for that education and experience.

Even if you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, or still trying to find the thing that you’re really passionate about, don’t forget about the journey. Even when I’ve felt a loss of direction, or just been floating along in life, there have been wonderful lessons and experiences that have presented themselves.

Remember, it’s about the journey and not the destination.

Thank you so much for joining me today on your private practice journey.

If you would like to learn more about Lindsay and the wonderful work she is doing at Mind Money Balance, please visit her website at mindmoneybalance.com or follow her on instagram @mindmoneybalance

For episode 33 I’m going to continue my conversation with Lindsay about the 7 signs of a bad business coach, so be sure to tune in.

In the meantime, join me over on instagram @mountainpracticejourneys

There’s no way you can know how much it means to me that you choose to join me here as I share all things related to private practice. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a step. For more information about this episode, please visit the show notes page at mountainpracticejourneys.com/podcast I truly appreciate you Trailblazers. Your mountain is within reach. Journey on.

I Want You To Be Successful In Business & In Life!

Starting, growing, and maintaining a business is a big deal. It's super-exciting and super-scary all at the same time. I created Mountain Practice Journeys to support you through the difficult and muddy terrain, and to celebrate with you when you have reached each summit of the many mountains you will conquer on your journey.

Happy Climbing, Cindy

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