Stabilize and Scale Your Practice with Shaelene Kite – Part 2 | GP 163

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Why does having a vision for your business help you to stabilize your growing group practice? How can you develop a mature business mindset? Why should you make sure to invest in and stick with your plans to keep moving forward?

In the second episode of this two podcast series, LaToya Smith speaks about how to stabilize and scale your practice with Shaelene Kite.

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Meet Shaelene Kite

A photo of Shaelene Kite is captured. She is a group practice owner, podcast host, and yoga teacher. Shaelene is featured on Grow a Group Practice, a therapist podcast.

Shaelene Kite is a DBT-LBC Certified Clinician, Registered Yoga Teacher, Approved Clinical Supervisor and the owner of DBT of South Jersey. She leads a group practice of 20 that has continued to grow rapidly since its opening in 2018. DBT of South Jersey hit its first $1 million plus in revenue just two short years after opening its doors and continues to grow and thrive.

Shaelene is also the owner of Rebelmente, her impact brand where she trains others in the areas of DBT, mindfulness, yoga and trauma. She also hosts T-Talk Podcast, where she shares the therapy tea related to all things healing.

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In This Podcast

  • What does a stable practice look like?
  • Your vision helps you to stabilize
  • Stick with your plans

What does a stable practice look like?

Of course, a stable practice will look different depending on the values, vision, and mission that it was built around.

However, some commonalities help to stabilize any practice:

  • Do you have a clear vision?
  • Is it in writing?
  • Is it followed by everyone in the company?
  • Is everyone in the company adhering to the core values?

There are all of these different things that are a part of what it means to have your company or group practice be one that’s stabilized.

Shaelene Kite

Additionally, how do you as the practice owner feel? Are you feeling stressed out and anxious about your practice, or relatively calm, even excited and motivated? How do your clinicians and staff feel?

That also plays a part in whether or not your practice is running at a good pace for everyone involved.

Your vision helps you to stabilize

The stabilization of your business or company … part of that comes from having a clear vision.

Shaelene Kite

Your vision is the destination to which you are guiding your group practice, like a port on the other side of an ocean, and you need to guide the ship of your practice toward that port.

If you do not know to which port you are sailing, then no wind is favorable, and you will end up going in circles because you do not know where to go or how to measure how far you’ve come.

[Ask yourself] Are the things that I’m working on today relevant to that [destination]?

Shaelene Kite

Stick with your plans

Stay committed to the tasks that you set up for yourself and for your practice.

If you get distracted by each new exciting thing, you will end up sabotaging your progress by putting your attention elsewhere instead of where it needs to be to get you moving forward.

So, be careful about blindly following trends or doing the things that someone else is doing just because it looks cool doing it.

Be able to stay relevant and … attached to the vision and the values that you have [because] that’s a great space to be in, and there’s more peace there than [feeling] scatter-brained.

LaToya Smith

Check in with yourself first, check in with your vision, and then make the intentional and conscious choice.

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Meet LaToya Smith

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LaToya is a consultant with Practice of the Practice and the owner of LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency in Fortworth Texas. She firmly believes that people don’t have to remain stuck in their pain or the place they became wounded. In addition to this, LaToya encourages her clients to be active in their treatment and work towards their desired outcomes.

She has also launched Strong Witness which is a platform designed to connect, transform, and heal communities through the power of storytelling.

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