So you’ve made it through Chiropractic College, done your time as an associate, and started your own chiropractic practice. You’re experiencing some success, but you’re not growing as fast as you thought you would. It might be time to consider chiropractic coaching.
Making it as a chiropractor can be somewhat disillusioning. Some chiropractors seem to have an insurance policy against failure while others try everything and fail. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, doctors turned to large practice management firms for the resources necessary to succeed. In the current landscape, it is the smaller, more individualized coaching that is assisting today’s chiropractor to reach his or her goals. Here’s what you should look for in a chiropractic coaching company:
- Experience – How long has your coach been working with chiropractors? What types of practices do they most commonly work with?
- Practicing chiropractors – Is your coach still in practice? Does he or she have current experience “in the trenches,” able to give you relatable advice based on a relevant reality?
- Personalized Approach – Will your coach give the same cookie cutter approaches to everyone? How much time will he or she spend getting to know you and your practice before beginning?
There are no quick fixes, and chiropractic coaching is a tool you should utilize over time to improve your practice. Here are a few things you should expect to gain from chiropractic coaching:
- Your practice volume, your retention, and your new patients will grow.
- You will be more profitable.
- Your practice will become more consistent and your staff performance will improve.
- Your management and skills as a leader will improve.
- You will have more time to devote to your personal life which is just as important as your professional life.
So how do you find the right chiropractic coach for you? You can attend a seminar, ask your fellow colleagues, or you can simply give us a call and see if we might be a good fit (and if not we’ll refer you to someone who might be).