Nobody is immune from stress. (If you are, then please tell us your secrets). Everyone experiences life in different ways so everyone has things that stress them that may not be obvious or logical to you. As lactation consultants, sometimes we have to get creative in how we communicate with families.
Is it your dream to have your own office for your private lactation practice? In this episode, we are chatting with Katy Linda, IBCLC all about finding and designing your dream office from the not so fun part of thinking about parking to the decorating part (which is our favorite part!).
Sometimes events or issues in our personal lives affect our lives as business owners and IBCLCs. Today we are discussing how to bounce back when these things happen.
Does your heart start pounding when you hear the word insurance? It does for us.
Maybe it’s because not all insurances even recognize us as providers plus there’s the uncertainty about getting paid. We also worry that money will negatively impact our relationship with our clients. It can be so stressful.
For IBCLCs, being able to do things faster and with less stress translates to a better job done. That’s why we’ve dedicated this entire episode to discussing life hacks designed to introduce more ease into your private practice.
When it comes to online scheduling, Acuity is my favorite of the HIPAA-compliant platforms out there, making it easy-peasy for someone to land on my website, learn about my services, and book an appointment all without any texting back-and-forth about time. But Acuity can do so much more for you—and even increase client self-efficacy.
While most clinicians can agree that nothing can replace an in-person lactation consult with a family in need of help feeding their baby, virtual consults are becoming more and more popular as a way to make services more accessible. In order to meet your ethical obligations and stay within your scope of practice as an IBCLC or other lactation credential, you’ll want to keep some key factors in mind.
If you’re newly certified IBCLC or a hospital IBCLC looking to transition into private practice, you may be wondering what you must have in place before you can begin seeing clients.
We love Pinterest – we’ve used it to as a way to keep those picture-perfect ideas for classroom parties, favorite outfits, and delectable recipes. It keeps everything neatly organized and easily accessible. What we did not realize is that some savvy consultants and business people are harnessing Pinterest on an entirely different level. Turns out, Pinterest isn’t just a useful virtual filing cabinet, it also holds the capability to create community, is a fantastic way to educate, and it can create traffic to your business. The bonus is it is FREE!
Shondra Mattos, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert, IBCLC, LLL Leader, Owner of Mattos Lactation, and all around amazing person joins us to drop some helpful tips about using SEOs to drive traffic to your sites and put your hypothetical neon sign out there in the world. Learn how her I-think-I-can determination helped her build her SEO expertise. She will run through common mistakes made when creating content, offer key tips to empower you, and teach you time-efficient ways to stay relevant without recreating the wheel. Join us! Grow with us!