Finding and Designing Your Dream Office with Katy Linda, IBCLC [PODCAST]

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“Think about what other businesses you can bring in, what other services you can offer to really make it a well-rounded space to make sure that families are getting as much support as possible in one location.”

—  Katy Linda

Is it your dream to have your own office for your private lactation practice?

We all dream about making it look pretty and what kind of couch we would want, but there’s so much more than just the decor to think about.

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!).

Katy helps us focus on the important aspects of finding your dream office while giving practical tips for making sure it works for you and your business.

As a mom of four, Katy knows that being a parent is a tough job.  Her own parenting and breastfeeding journey has not been without challenges, and she knows her clients won’t be either. Katy helps the breastfeeding parent and their baby be comfortable with their breastfeeding relationship.

Check out this video of Katy’s amazing office space:

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • Why Katy felt an office space was important for her business (2:50)
  • The first thing you should consider when looking at office spaces (7:31)
  • What Katy’s office looks like (11:18)
  • How bringing in other services can support your client better (27:18)

“I think the biggest thing to consider that I’ve seen other people make mistakes with is accessibility.”

—  Katy Linda

Links and Resources


2:50 – why having an office space is important

7:31 – The first thing to consider when choosing an office space

11:18 – What Katy’s office looks like

16:10 – The importance of a private bathroom

19:11 – What kind of flooring you should have

21:04 – How movement helps your clients

23:54 – Supporting local artists

27:18 – Bringing in other support professionals

31:40 – Two lessons that Katy learned

34:53 – Why you should dream big

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About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of the Lactation Consultant Private Practice Toolkit.

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Lactation Business Coaching

We're Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC and Leah Jolly IBCLC. We share a passion for compassionate and professional lactation private practice and meeting our business goals while helping families reach their feeding goals. Each time we talk, we learn something new and we’re inspired to keep ongoing. We have regular podcasts and interactive Deeper Dives.

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