Letting go of the outcome [PODCAST]

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76 | Letting go of the outcome Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah

Our clients are the ones who are gonna determine the path that we’re taking, not us.

—  Annie Frisbie


Have you ever felt guilty or like a bad lactation consultant when your patients don’t get the outcome you desired?

We have been there and it’s a horrible feeling.

In this episode, we discussed how to manage our own expectations when we can’t control the outcome and how to provide validation to parents that they have done everything they can. 

Lastly, we discussed the power of messaging and how it can help to bring in the right clients and help to communicate our commitment to the journey and not just the outcome.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • How to let go of the outcome when providing guidance to clients (3:26)
  • Reasons the outcome didn’t happen as you wanted it to (6:03)
  • Parenting as a metaphor for letting go of the outcome (10:45)
  • The power of messaging in attracting the right clients (15:06)

“None of us are perfect. Nobody’s gonna go in a consult and do it perfectly.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources


0:36 – Stresses of a new year

3:26 – Letting go of outcomes

6:03 – Reasons outcomes you want don’t happen

10:45 – Parenting as a metaphor

15:06 – Power of messaging

18:44 – Creating a box to let go of issues

24:10 – Focusing on the positive

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 Paperless Lactation.

The Lactation Business Coaching podcast is produced by us and edited by Jillian Grover, who also writes our show notes. Our theme song is by Silas Wade.

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