Here’s how it all began:
Annie in Leah’s DMs: “Do you have any interest in podcasting?”
Leah (like 3 seconds later): “YEEEssssssS!”
We barely knew each other when we got on the phone to explore podcasting, but within minutes we were chatting openly about our experiences, challenges, hopes, and dreams for our businesses. There was no need for us to have to explain terms and definitions or spend time trying to explain why our business was important to one another.
And there was no need to justify, explain, or validate the stories, frustrations, and wins we shared. We both already understood and it was a relief to open up with someone else about things that you only talk about only when you’re with other lactation consultants.
That conversation between two friends opening up about our experience in the lactation field was the start of the Lactation Business Coaching Podcast. We share a passion for compassionate and professional private practice, 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.
Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC (she/her/hers) has been a lactation consultant in private practice in New York City since 2011 and is the creator of the Lactation Private Practice Essential Toolkit and the accompanying Lactation Private Practice Essential Course.
In 2018 Annie was honored with the US Lactation Consultant Association’s President’s Award, “awarding those that demonstrate extraordinary service to the association and profession.”
Leah Jolly IBCLC (she/her/hers) has a thriving group practice in Houston, TX and runs a lactation clinic through a pediatric office. She presents regularly on breastfeeding and lactation to families and professionals, and has launched corporate lactation programs for several large companies in the Houston area.
We know that where there’s community, there’s power – and we wanted a place where lactation business owners could join in on authentic and candid conversations about what running a business in our industry really looked like.
Our Deeper Dives are more than just passive lectures- they’re about you and your business. The magic happens when you’ show up.
If you’ve been looking for a place where you feel like everyone already understood where you were coming from, where you didn’t have to ask for empathy and grace, because it was the default while you talked through the unique challenges you face as a lactation professional…
A place that didn’t feel like another “boss babe” business networking event, but instead a true connection with other lactation consultants cheering you on while offering their help and experience, our Deeper Dives are for you.
Our guests are all people we respect, admire, and enjoy—the kind of people we’d be cornering in between conference sessions to soak up their knowledge and inspiration, and the kind of people we know you’ll enjoy as well.
When you become a Live member, you get live access to exclusive 60 minute monthly interviews catered just for lactation professionals with experts inside and outside the field, along with access to the Vault, so you can listen to the recordings of the interviews whenever you need a spark of inspiration or encouragement.
Our Deeper Dives cover a wide array of amazing topics to help you grow your business, connect with the community, and reassure you that you’re not going through this journey alone.
Your support helps us continue to make these Deeper Dives full of encouragement, fresh ideas and perspectives, and laughs.