It’s been a while since my last blog so I thought I’d begin 2019 with my first resolution, to blog more frequently. So what have I been doing since September 2018?
I was quite surprised when a colleague recently told me that we are fifty percent therapists and fifty percent marketing/advertising managers, as I had seen myself as just a therapist, so with this in mind, I’ve been beavering away behind the scenes, making lots of changes.
Firstly, I’ve employed a web and SEO expert, Linda Garrould, for a more professional and functional website, which is still a work in progress despite Linda’s best efforts to chivvy me along; I still spend much of my time ‘doing’ therapy with clients. I have also used the professional services of Pippa Shaw of Pink Spaghetti PA Services, for a re-design of my social media, Facebook and Instagram, and hope you will agree that her lessons have improved the look of both.
If you’ve had a chance to take a peek at my website, you will have noticed some new photographs of me and my therapy room. These are courtesy of Wendy Aiken Photography; I didn’t make it easy for her as I prefer to be behind the lens, but I’m really happy with the great job she managed, despite my terrified grimaces.
I’ve also been doing some online courses and reading to keep up to date, and have booked a couple of courses in the next few weeks, which I will update you on soon. I regularly attend business network meetings, including Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) and Her Business Revolution, where I have met like-minded business women who have been a great source of support, knowledge and friendship.
So it’s probably safe to say that without my newly discovered business skills, I would be sitting alone in my therapy room, expecting clients to simply appear. Instead, I have several new clients and am looking forward to 2019, with whatever it brings. Good, or not so good, I know I will be able to cope, with the amazing support of my husband (he told me to write this!) and my close circle of family and friends.I have more plans for the coming months so check back soon.
Until next time x