Are you excited about having your own business but unsure what to do to make it successful?
Do you have your own business but it isn’t as successful as you had envisioned?
Are you feeling stuck and not making the progress you had hoped?
Are you feeling as if you have gotten lost in the process?
How would it feel to:
- Have a long term career doing what you love without injury to yourself?
- Do the work you are passionate about?
- Remove obstacles that continually get in the way of success?
- Attract the people you most desire to work with?
- Have a sounding board to help you sort through choices and find ease in making decisions?
- Make your own self-care a priority and prevent or heal from burnout?
I know what it takes to be successful. With over 20 years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist with my own successful business, a background in management and administration, a longtime commitment to personal and professional development and a strong relationship with mentors and supervisors, I can guide you along the journey to a successful career in massage therapy. I will work hand-in-hand with you for as long or as little time as you need. My focus is you – your agenda and your timeframe.
Why work with a mentor/supervisor?
You are not the first massage therapist to struggle with decisions, new concepts, or a feeling of overwhelm resulting from all the changes. Mentors/supervisors can be there on those days to offer wisdom, encouragement and advice. Mentors are not critics, but rather offer a source of constructive advice.
What is mentoring/supervision?
Mentoring is a sustained relationship between an experienced person and a less—experienced person which provides guidance, instruction and support. It is less focused on the clinical aspect and more focused on the day to day business and career decisions. Mentoring can help find direction in every day decisions, such as what CE class to take, how to modify a resumé or talk to a job supervisor, to how to market the business. Having a sounding board with more experience and resources to guide you can shine a light on opportunities and challenges and help find direction and solutions. A mentor is not a parent, professional counselor, or financial adviser. They are a Guide, Friend and Supporter.
Supervision is a process of working with a more experienced massage therapist to share daily challenges. It isn’t like a supervisor who oversees you, your department or projects at work or a job. Supervision is based on clinical decisions and is typically found in professions like psychology, social work, and even nursing. It is designed to provide support to new therapists—give them a resource to additional learning and support, problem solving when professional questions arise around treatment plans, or self-care when injury threatens or appears. It can also be helpful for long term professionals to help them find areas that might have become complacent or to keep up with latest techniques and best practices information.
What kind of things can a mentor help with?
Mentors can help you make decisions about your career or business and help you stay on track to meet your goals.
For example, a mentor might:
- Help you set realistic goals and create action plans to complete the goals
- Help you create a plan for your business that lets you work on your business and not just in your business
- Help you set up a system to manage bookkeeping, appointments, budgets
- Help you create an overall theme for your marketing materials and find resources to help you market your business
- Help you prepare for interviews, job changes and update your resumé
- Help you determine where to use your investment dollars for continuing education
- What kind of things can a supervisor help with?
- Supervisors can be especially helpful for those just stepping into the massage profession by helping work through unfamiliar situations and conditions to develop treatment plans. For example, a mentor might:
- Help provide reference material and resources to help understand conditions.
- Help a practitioner revise a treatment plan that isn’t as successful as desired
- Help a practitioner overcome potential injury or pain due to improper body mechanics
- Observe the practitioner during a session to help prevent injury due to improper body mechanics
- Help a practitioner practice difficult patient conversations.