Productivity for Lactation Private Practice [PODCAST]

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“We really want to have the space, energy, attention, and compassion for our clients. When our brains are clogged up… that eats into our ability to give to our clients what we want to give to them.”

—  Annie Frisbie

As a lactation consultant, you keep track of so many things on a daily, weekly, and even hourly basis. Client care, business operations, keeping up with social media, and staying current with your clinical training can become overwhelming… and sometimes important things can slip through the cracks, both in terms of your professional practice and your family life.

Tasks you hate and projects you love can both pose challenges to productivity, but implementing the right productivity hacks can help you stay on track, prioritize effectively, and maintain a healthier work-life balance.

Time blocking is a great way to focus on one task at a time, while allowing yourself some mental rests within the structure, and it’s especially useful for content creation. Bullet journaling is a freeform way to keep up with tasks — and it can take whatever form or function works best for you.

In this episode, we dig into these and other productivity techniques that allow us to keep organized, increase productivity, and get everything done… with breathing room to spare. Hop in and be ready to take some notes!

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • Time blocking techniques to improve focus and reduce interruptions

  • Bullet journaling tips to stay on top of daily, weekly, and monthly goals

  • How identifying your strengths and your areas of struggle can help you choose the best productivity strategies

“It’s important for us to think about the things we do want to have balance in… we also need to be productive with connecting with the people that we care about.”

—    Leah Jolly ‌


01:27  Introduction

02:05  Sponsor: Alyssa Schnell

03:57  Leah’s marketing moment & time blocking

10:00  Urgent v. important

12:50  Pomodoro technique

17:27  Organizing consult time

19:01  Bullet journaling

23:26  Bullet journal techniques

24:25  Full Focus Planner

29:14  Balance & self care

32:43  Presence

33:43  Annie’s tech tip

Keep Track Of Your IBCLC CERPs With A Spreadsheet

5 Strategies To Spend Less Time On Charting Lactation Visits

Medical Terminology for Charting (free PDF)

Pomodoro technique

Full Focus Planner

Find our Deeper Dive into Productivity with Amber McCue + more in the Lactation Business Coaching Deeper Dive Vault. Memberships start at $15/month.

Lactation Business Coaching Deeper Dive Memberships

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.

About the Author

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.