The #MiniMastermind Archive
Every month in The Growth Partnership we get together to have a live interactive Mini Mastermind where I talk and teach on a particular topic or tackle a particular complex case that one of the community has brought for discussion.
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The links below will take you directly to the videos of these MiniMastermind sessions in The Growth Partnership Facebook Group.
Please note: You need to be a member of The Growth Partnership Facebook Group and be logged into Facebook in order for these links to work.
MiniMastermind #1: Time Management
We discussed time management (how to do it and how not to do it) and we also had a really interesting complex thyroid and oedema-related herbal case discussion that wove together biomedical, TCM and patient management strategies.
MiniMastermind #2: Diagnosing Complex Cases
This was a session focused on diagnosing a complex case from my practice and led to an interactive discussion about how to get the right approach to complex cases by really focusing on the TCM diagnosis. To follow this discussion please first download this case history handout.
MiniMastermind #3: Cancellation Policies
Cancellation policies are a bit of a nightmare for self-employed practitioners. In this session we examined why cancellations are so "triggering" for us and how we can implement a pain-free experience when our clients are triggered by our boundaries.
MiniMastermind #4: Social Media
Many people find getting social media right to be difficult and the size of the problem often puts us off tackling it. In this session I provider my step-by-step guide to: getting out of your own way, connecting to your own values and planning your content. We also had a great conversation about patient management, especially around the initial consultation.
MiniMastermind #5: Our Secret Insecurities
We all have our secret insecurities as practitioners and in this session I explain how these insecurities can be overcome with simple practice management hacks. I want to say a particular thank you to the three Growth Partnership Members who allowed me to help them work through their challenges. This is an interactive session for everyone, so have a pen and paper ready.
MiniMastermind #6: Creating a buying environment
Getting clients, getting clients to commit to the right level of treatment, keeping clients when things get difficult...our instinct in these circumstances is to go into "sales mode". But what if you could use being curious, being present in the moment with our clients, and really listening to create an environment in which your client wants to "buy" without you actually having to "sell"?
MiniMastermind #7: Overselling and underselling
Following on from the previous month's session on the buying environment, this discussion is all about how people make decisions and how we can harness this when it comes to taking action with clients.
MiniMastermind #8: Taking a client history
In this MiniMastermind session you can watch see me 👉 Taking a full medical and TCM history, 👍 Making and taking about how I make a diagnosis, 🤜 Making a treatment plan, 👉 Choosing acupuncture points, 👍 Constructing a herbal formula. Thank you to the wonderful Valerie for being my client for the evening!
MiniMastermind #9: Ask-me-anthing & Male fertility case study
This MiniMastermind started with an Ask-Me-Anything session where I talked through some questions coming from member of the Growth Partnership community. We then worked through a fascinating male fertility case study from my practice. I talked through my approach to diagnosis, treatment and shared a herbal formula.
MiniMastermind #10: Planning your year
In this session to kick-off 2023 we talked about how to set stretching goals with realistic expectations about what can be done. Most importantly, I coached everyone on how to have the right mindset, not just to make plans that really serve your needs, but to succeed in implementing those plans by being honest about the barriers that exist and planning how you will overcome them.
MiniMastermind #11: Tiredness Strategies for Practitioners
Tiredness is pretty much universal when you're a self-employed practitioner seeking to care for your clients, run your business and meet the demands of your personal life. In this MiniMastermind session we talked about some practical actions that you can take straightaway to change the dynamics of your working and personal life. When watching this you can use the coaching questions I set out to reframe the how and why of your tiredness, then you can take some of the actions I suggest to help you thrive. My thanks to those who contributed their experiences to the discussion and demonstrated exactly how these strategies work.
MiniMastermind #12: Creating Successful Onboarding Processes
Onboarding is all about getting every new enquiry from your ideal clients to smoothly transition into a new client, and every new client to transition into a client who will recommend you. We talked about the dos and don'ts, and most importantly, the whys. Thank you so much to Andrea and Deanna for putting themselves forward as examples for discussion.
MiniMastermind #13: Changes and Challenges
This session was all about how to make and manage changes and challenges in our businesses and in our lives (where there is an impact on your business. We start with me talking about my experiences of making changes in my business and personal life and the impacts they've had. I then talk to Sadie who brings her challenges to the session for discussion. You can work through strategies for your own changes and challenges using the framework and questions I set out in the video.
MiniMastermind #14: Headaches
In this MiniMastermind we were talking all about headaches. Different types of headaches and how to adjust our diagnosis and treatment accordingly. We then broke up into small groups to analyse a really complex case from my clinic. This one was a great exercise in disentangling multiple possible diagnoses to get to a treatment approach. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed their thoughts and questions.
MiniMastermind #15: Change your story
This session was all about shifting our beliefs about ourselves: about who we are; what's possible for us; and our ability to take action to move forward. I want to particularly thank those who shared their stories, their problems, and their fears. It was intense at times because calling out our limiting beliefs, acknowledging the discomfort and disquiet we feel in our lives, is not the easy path, even though it is necessary.
MiniMastermind #16: Challenging clients
There are clients who challenge us, and there are clients who we need to challenge. In this session we looked at our own patterns and discomfort with awkward conversations and at our boundaries. I gave everyone 6 key steps to help deal with challenging client scenarios with care and serenity without sacrificing boundaries.
MiniMastermind #17: The Power of Packages
Selling treatment packages has advantages for us as practitioners, but the way we implement them has to make sense to our clients (and to us!) This was a great discussion that covered a lot of ground as to how you can create packages that really work, whatever stage of development your business is at. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion and participated in the breakout rooms, where it's always great to see people really sharing and supporting each other.
MiniMastermind #18: Guarantee your results?
How can you guarantee your results? In this session I talk about what I do as a practitioner with my clients to maximise success and address areas where we haven't achieved our goals. Then I talk through the questions you need to look at your processes so you can get in front of problems you're already aware of, but don't know what to do to fix. And of course I offer a bit of advice to some members of our community who are considering these questions.