Dental coaching is similar to life coaching but the focus is concentrated on you as a dental professional with your own uniqueness, talents, skills and specific needs. As a dental office manager with over 20 years of experience I have a solid 360 degree perspective as a dentist's spouse, a dental practice co-owner, an employee and a team player. I fully understand all aspects and challenges of practice administration, leadership and the high level of commitment it takes to be successful as both a practitioner and as a manager of a small business. As dentists, you have to be involved in the practice on so many different levels as a technician, a diagnostician, a consultant, a boss, a leader, a CEO and a CFO - some at the same time. Wearing this many hats and handling so many functions often leads to excessive stress and a build up of frustration.
You have made a tremendous personal investment in your advanced education, both in time and money. My goal as a dental coach is to support you to gain more personal satisfaction in managing your private practice. I want to help you to increase your profitability, create a better functioning team, and improve relationships with patients, your staff and have an enhanced work environment.
Why Would a Dentist Need Coaching?
You may challenge yourself to begin to answer the following questions honestly:
• Does the job of being the boss often frustrate you? • Do you frequently feel that you are the only one who cares about doing the work every day? • Do you feel that you have employees that you try to avoid or work around? • Do you think your communication is clear to your staff only to find mistakes often? • Do you feel overwhelmed with more and more work, trying to compensate for under-performers? • Have you tried to obtain more commitment and motivation from your employees but problems still continue? • Do you often feel anger towards your staff because they under achieve the level of results and expectations you want? • Do you worry that you may not be as successful as you would like to be? • Do you feel stretched too thin? • Do you feel lonely at the top? • Do you question the choice of your career as a dentist? • Do you have a vision and mission statement for your practice? • Do you have specific goals written to help you to reach your ultimate vision? • Is your team aware of those goals and involved in the process? • Do you know where you would like to go with your business and how to get there? • Do you understand the importance of creating those guiding principles?
If you have answered “yes” to the majority of these questions then dental coaching will be of great benefit to you. Once you have answered these questions truthfully, together we can determine if you are ready and committed to pursue coaching.
Goal setting and goal accomplishment is the solid foundation for achieving personal fulfillment in your life and in your practice. Through effective planning you can reach your potential by creating the practice that matches your core values and your vision. Once you clearly have established your mission and your purpose then you can begin to create how your business will evolve and function.
Through dental coaching the following possibilities can occur: • Establish a vision and a mission statement • Assessing the areas that need improvement • Assessing the qualities of a high performance team • Developing effective team communication skills • Learning how to set appropriate goals • Identification and establishment of team goals • Implementation of goals and action plans
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE READY FOR DENTAL COACHING?
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a no obligation “When is the Dentist Ready for Coaching?" Quiz.
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