Why Choose Me?
I've been where you are several times. I've started successful healing practices all over the United States.
I have a successful six-figure solo acupuncture practice that I built without spending money on advertising.
I will hold you accountable, cheer you on and kick you in the pants.
A proven "To Do" list fits your schedule and personality.
Compassion, motivation and a firm and fair communication style leads to your success. Forcing you to do something that you don't want to do or dread doing is not my style.
I've worked with a lot of coaches and have tried a lot of techniques. What didn't work for me may fit your style. You will not be pushed into a one-box-fits-all type of coaching.
I've read a lot of business and self-help books and can give you the highlights.
I know what you're going through and I've probably tried what you're doing right now...and been tired and discouraged.
I've Been Where You Are
I spent over 25 years building successful healing arts practices around the US. I have an MBA and worked in Finance before getting my PhD in Holistic Nutrition. I built a successful vegetarian meal delivery service in Denver in the 90s. I sold it to the chef to move to Los Angeles to pursue modeling and building a Nutrition Coaching Practice. My work got me noticed and I left LA to clean up a dining hall mess on a reality TV show. The crew was getting so violently ill half of them were sent home.
During my two seasons working on that show I was contacted by the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. In search of a new adventure I accepted their offer to teach Biochemical Nutrition. I opened another nutrition consulting practice to support women before, during and after their pregnancy. It only took one semester for me to fall in love with Chinese Medicine. Wanting to be closer to my parents, I moved to Austin, Texas and graduated from Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin.
It was an exciting time thinking about graduating, getting married and moving to San Francisco to open my practice. I wasn't aware my partner had other plans for a more separate future. I had told the owner of my duplex that I was moving out and I hadn't done anything to get an acupuncture license in Texas. I jumped on a cruise ship three days after graduation and saw the world. Working on cruise ships for three years as perfect to see places I had never been and forget that guy that dumped me.
Working on the ship taught me how to get new clients quickly. There is an entirely new group of people getting on board every week. Out there on my own and learning how to quickly get guests excited in a few sentences saved my energy and filled my schedule. I taught three seminars a week about the benefits of acupuncture and eventually got so good I could book 80-100 people per week.
Moving to the Dallas suburbs to be even closer to my parents created another opportunity for me to build yet another practice. This was different though. I didn't have thousands of new passengers getting on board every week. I had to go find them. I know what it's like to start a practice by yourself. There are many highs and lows. It is difficult when you need a little help or someone to bounce ideas off of, need a pat on the back or a kick in the pants and there's no one there.
My heart hurts when I think about all the incredible healers that have left to do something else because they didn’t know how to get enough clients to survive, got discouraged and gave up. What could have been accomplished if those healers had some guidance? How many lives could they have changed if they had some help?
I am a healer and a helper. I learned how to be a business owner through trial and error, reading a lot of books, attending countless seminars and working with coaches. My struggles and successes make me a great teacher. I like helping people get what they want. It's a thrill for me to see others succeed. As a coach and a healer I can't do all the work for you, but I know how to get you excited and motivated to step up and do the work yourself.
Working with people, helping them succeed and get what they want improves the quality of my life. It brings me joy, enthusiasm and excitement. I bring the skills I have been born with and the ones I’ve earned along the way to your business. I am that second set of eyes for those that are tired of looking at the same material for days on end trying to make it perfect. I have the ideas and suggestions for your next move. I will make you work, give you suggestions and support so you will have the practice you dream about. I am the encouragement when you feel like giving up. I am the motivator to remind you how awesome you are. I am your support. - Gail D