Welcome to the Ovolo 888 Hotel: Happy Shiny People

What does the Ovolo Hotel 888 in Darling Harbour have in common with other hotels or even allied health businesses? The answer is “not much”, which is why I am writing about it. John (my husband) and I have stayed in many hotels over the years, and somewhat comfortingly, they are pretty much all the […]

ATLAS: The Beginning

One of the most notable events of 2021, was my discovery of Brene Brown. Since first listening to her Dare to Lead Podcast in the early part of the year, I have devoured her work. She speaks to me and my truth. Brene is down to earth, has a deep understanding both intuitively and through […]

I’m no expert- a reality check.

The reason I say this is because I am still learning- every day. I do not have all of the answers. I have experience. My experiences may or may not be like yours. I do not believe that anyone has the magic recipe to ensure that your health business will be successful and certainly cannot […]

Having your cake and eating it too.

Have you ever stopped for a minute and thought to yourself: Why am I doing this? When I say “this”, I mean owning, running and building an allied health business. Do you have a personal goal? For many of us, that goal might be to work like crazy, build good referral sources, put in systems, […]

The arm wrestle: Purpose and Profit

Balancing running a health business and meeting the needs of your patients can be very tricky. Regardless of what you might read, financial considerations can certainly play a part in how willing your patients are to engage in your treatment plan. Depending on your client mix, there will be other factors out of your control. […]

Purpose begets Profit

Ask any recent graduate or experienced allied health professional why they do what they do, and almost without fault, the answer will be: “To help others”. It surprises me that so many allied health businesses do not have this purpose or one similar at the core of their practice. A purpose and a guiding set […]

Putting all of your eggs into one basket

“We were so busy that I never had time to look for new referral sources or the capacity to take on any more work”. This was part of the conversation I recently had with one of my professional colleagues when we recently met for coffee. She had been having a tough time. Not only had […]

Stopping for gas: Working in the very important and urgent space (Being Busy)

Earlier this week, I was talking to an organisation about delivering a free PD session on up to date information about pain and the importance of everyone involved to be talking the same language. The crux of the conversation was about how we can work together to gain better outcomes for injured workers. The pitch […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: A “busy” covid story.

I’ve been falling, falling, falling. Down, Down, Down. And I never realised how far I had fallen. Then everything was just feeling weird. I gradually realised that I had fallen so far down that I had lost myself. For the past seven weeks, I have existed in a cognitive tunnel. Trying to come to grips […]