054: Balance Schmalance. (...Or Maybe Not?)

Does balance actually exist, or should we just say “balance schmalance” and stop worrying about it? In this episode of the Aligned Women Podcast, Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna share their ideas and thoughts.

What started out as a debate among 2 women on opposing sides turned into an encouraging discussion on the merits of staying grounded and pushing forward no matter what life throws at us.

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053: [On Air Strategy Session] Strategies For Keeping The Momentum In Your Growing Practice

What do you do when you have a problem in your practice that you're not certain how to fix?

Do you...

A. post in a Facebook group about it

B. try not to think about it and scroll Instagram instead

C. ask your husband (who's never owned his own business)

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Chances are... you've done all of the above, right!?

Ok, next question: how are all of those strategies above working for you in making real progress on the problem?

In this episode of the Aligned Women Podcast, we're bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at a Strategy Session.  

Strategy Sessions are designed for practice owners who have a solid business sense but are stuck on a certain problem in their practice and not sure what to do.

Episode 053 is a full-length real Strategy Session that Dr. Shawna recently had with Aligned Women Team Member Dr. Kate Antoniotti.

Dr. Kate practices with her husband Steve and their associate doctor Luke at Antoniotti Chiropractic in Kalamazoo, MI.  Kate is also a BIRTHFIT Professional and the creator of MamaCore.  

In this episode, you'll get to hear:

  • how Dr. Kate has grown her prenatal practice to a waitlist using the principles and concepts taught in Aligned Women
  • how Kate has utilized a Facebook group to create more of a sense of community with her patients and clients, which has in turn increased referrals and new opportunities for teaching
  • how Dr. Kate can manage her energy levels to continue to support the abundant growth of her business as well as her new baby

.... and sooooo much more!

If you've ever wondered what coaching was like or wanted more insight into how to plan for a successful maternity leave from practice, be sure to tune in today!

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

Last but not least, if you'd like to schedule your own Strategy Session with Dr. Shawna Dingman today, then head over to the Strategy Session page for more information on how to get started. 

052: Should You Take Your Child To Work?

It's a very common question amongst soon-to-be Mama Chiropractors:

Should I take my baby to the office with me?

Is that even a thing?  What will patients think?  How will I handle breastfeeding, schooling, and meltdowns with clients nearby?

Well, there's definitely not a one-size-fits-all answer, but in Episode 052 of The Aligned Women Podcast Drs. Danielle and Shawna dive into the topic.

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Both of the docs have had their kids in daycare in the past, but both now have home offices. They share their thoughts on taking your child to work--both short-term and long-term--plus what it's like working from home with the kids around.

If you've ever wondered about taking your future child to the office with you or dreamed of having a home office so you can cut down the cost of childcare, this episode is for you!

Here's a preview of some of the points discussed on the podcast today:

  1. Accept that you will never be 100% focused on one thing if you have your child at work with you. 

  2. Have a back-up plan for if Plan A doesn't work out well. 

  3. Create a financial plan that allows for extra support. 

  4. Find a community of supportive friends and colleagues.

Dr. Meaghan Brent was mentioned in this episode.  She's a Mama Chiropractor who has three kiddos and took her baby to the office with her when her practice was still pretty new.  You can hear more from Dr. Meaghan in Episode 007 of the Aligned Women Podcast and also on Episode 48 of The Fulfilled Podcast.

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens again later this year. 

051: Live Interview With Shelli Warren of Biz Chix and the "Stacking Your Team" Podcast

Today Dr. Shawna is bringing you something brand new to the show.

We're sharing a sneak peek of one of the trainings for the month of May for the Aligned Women Team Members.

You'll get to hear some of what our Guest Expert Coach Shelli Warren shared with our membership community.  Shelli's expertise is team building.  

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If you've ever struggled to find, hire, train, and keep the right employees in your business, then what Shelli shares with you in this episode can help!

Here's a preview of some of the tips that expert team builder Shelli Warren shares on the podcast today:

  1. The best hiring processes to find your ideal team members.

  2. What to do when a staff member leaves your business suddenly so that you can avoid being in panic mode.

  3. Strategies for working ON your business (and not just IN your business) so that you can grow your business in healthy ways.

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens again later this year. 

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

050: Summer Business Planning - Your "How-To" For The Best Summer Yet

Are you ready for the best summer with your kids and in practice yet?

This new episode of The Aligned Women Podcast is going to set the wheels in motion for you on making this summer feel exactly how you want it to. 

Start your summer with the end in mind!

Let us show you how!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss in the podcast today:

  1. Doing more than just surviving this summer requires some pre-summer planning.

  2. Securing great support for your kids is not just a good idea... it's essential. 

  3. Batching and repurposing are your best friends for marketing with ease through the summer months.

If you want more insights on making these tips work for you (and a whole lot more!), then be sure to listen to this episode today. 

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!
Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of
women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

049: How Do We Avoid Bright Shiny Object Syndrome?

Do you feel like you're busy as can be, but from day to day get nothing actually accomplished?

Or maybe you know that you need to free up more of your time but have no idea what you could actually say no to?

Do you feel like you have a big vision but what you spend most of your time on isn't in alignment with it?

If you said yes to any or all of the above, then this episode is certainly for you!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss:

  1. Using Your Big Vision As A Litmus Test For What To Say Yes or No To.

  2. Determining Whether You Have A New Patient Problem or A Patient Retention Problem. 

  3. Mapping The Seasons Of Your Business So That You Can Plan Proactively Instead Of Panicking. 
     

If you want more insights on how to avoid distractions and get and stay focused, then be sure to listen to this episode!

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!
Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of
women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

048: Can You Have A Profitable Part-Time Practice?

Have you held off on returning to practice after motherhood because you know you don't want to work full-time... but aren't sure if working part-time would even be worth it?

Or maybe you'd really love to homeschool your children but know that it might mean some big changes to how much time you spend working... AND you still need to bring home income for your family, too?

Then this episode is certainly for you!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss:

  1. Be Honest About What You Really Need To Operate Your Business.

  2. Get Deeply Connected To The Value Of Your Time and Service. 

  3. Reframe Your Definition Of Profit. 
     

If you want more insights on how to have a profitable part-time practice, then be sure to listen to this episode!

After you have listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem.  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice. 

047: Content Strategies To Grow Your Business (And Not Drive You Crazy)

Have you been thinking about ramping up your online marketing for your practice but don't know where to start?

Or maybe you did get started by trying to build a presence on every platform and found it exhausting to keep up with.

Well, if either of these describe you, then today's episode is sure to help!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss:

  1. Be intentional about the type of content you choose to create.
    It's important to consider what type of content your Ideal Patient is most likely to consume.  But it's also important to go with what you might already have the tech know-how for and what you truly feel most excited about creating.

  2. Schedule time for content creation.
    You put screenings and networking events on your calendar, right?  Just like any other marketing activity, you need to schedule in time for creating and sharing your online content!

  3. Start simple and expand later. 
    It's easy to feel like you should have a presence for your business on all the platforms--Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, a blog, a podcast, and more.  But this can get overwhelming FAST.  

If you want more insights on how to create online content without going crazy, then be sure to listen to this episode!

Are you have, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem.  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice. 

046: The Certification Is Not The End

Did you hear the BIG NEWS?!?

If you've been listening to the podcast for a while, then you're familiar with the host Dr. Danielle Eaton.  

Now, Dr. Danielle has partnered up with Dr. Shawna Dingman, and they'll be co-hosting The Aligned Women Podcast together!

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While Dr. Shawna's new to Aligned Women, she isn't new to podcasting.  In fact, she's been hosting a show of her own--The Fulfilled Podcast--for quite some time.

Because both Danielle and Shawna share the same mission of empowering women in chiropractic to grow sustainable and profitable businesses alongside happy and healthy families, it only made sense that these two united their voices. 

For more of the story about why Drs. Danielle and Shawna joined forces, check out this video they shared on the Aligned Women Facebook page.

 
 

Listen to the Very First
Co-Hosted Episode Below!

Episode 46 of The Aligned Women Podcast features a chat between Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna about certifications.

You know, when you THINK you need the certification to get your practice where you want it to be?  Or to work with the type of patients you want to work with?

Well, we share our thoughts on why certifications are not the end...
Why there's still more work to do...
And why that certification you're after might just be.... the beginning!

045: How Masterminding Accelerates Your Personal and Business Growth With Dr. Shawna Dingman

Today's episode is an intimate conversation between Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna Dingman on how masterminding accelerates personal and business growth.  

Shawna and Danielle partnered in early 2017 to create the Fulfilled Mama Mastermind.  They share the most significant results they've seen in the women FMM has supported over the last year.

The two also share thoughts on how to know if a mastermind is the right fit for you.

Links mentioned in the show: 

Application for the Fulfilled Mama Mastermind

044: Taking Your Voice Online With Dr. Heather Denniston of WELLFITandFED

Episode 044 features Dr. Heather Denniston.

Dr. Denniston is a seasoned chiropractor with additional certification as a Wellness Chiropractor, (CCWP). She is a NASM trained Certified Personal Trainer, an avid athlete, health enthusiast, and writer who has a passion for inspiring people of all ages to ignite first steps toward their personal best.

Through online content, public speaking and coaching, Heather shares wellness, fitness, and nutrition expertise for those looking for deeper change. Dr. Heather is the author of “The Three Day Reset,” and the creator of the online wellness membership program, “The Change Cave.”  

Dr. Heather presents nationally in a format that is energetic and engaging. For rates and availability, you can contact her at www.WELLFITandFED.com.

In this episode, you'll hear Dr. Heather talk about what led her to transition from brick-and-mortar practice to creating online content to share the chiropractic lifestyle with people all over the world through her blog www.WELLFITandFED.com

Links mentioned in the show:

The Change Cave

 The WELLFITandFED Blog

Are you a mom and a chiropractor
who feels alone in the journey of navigating practice and motherhood?

Then be sure to join us
in our free Mama Chiropractors group on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to request to join.

040: Growing Your Passion-Based Business... And Being A Mom, Too, With Dr. Beth Westie

Meet Dr. Beth Westie

Women's Health and Nutrition Expert

After Dr. Beth Westie finished chiropractic school at Northwestern--with having two babies during her studies--she eventually went on to grow a practice in which she saw 200+ patient visits per week.  

In this episode, Dr. Beth shares how she had to go against the grain to make marketing and networking fit into her life as a working mom with three little ones.  

Since selling her practice, Dr. Beth has made it her mission to change the way women view their health.  She now travels the country to educate and empower women to take their health into their own hands. Dr. Beth uses nutrition to help women work with the natural cycle of their bodies to achieve lasting weight loss results.

Her Website: www.drbethwestie.com
Her Facebook Page: Dr. Beth Westie
Her YouTube Channel: Dr. Beth Westie

Be sure to catch Dr. Beth's follow-up video interview in which she shares the not-so-secret secrets to how she's grown a 6-figure online business helping women all around the world. 

Watch Dr. Beth's video interview below

039: Facing Money Head On With Jennifer Hemphill

Meet Jennifer Hemphill

Motivational Money Coach

She can show you how to save more money… 
without stressing!

Have you found yourself in one or more of these situations?

  • You’re tired of working so hard & never seem to get ahead.
  • You are good at saving, but something is missing as you are still standing in the same spot.
  • Your money is one of your top priorities but you are so busy so it gets neglected.
  • You feel that you’re letting life pass you by instead of living your life…all because of the darn money.
  • The conventional money advice is frustrating you–on the outside it make sense, but then you try it and end up throwing in the towel.
  • OR you wish money wasn’t so darn complicated!  If only someone would simplify it for you so you can save time and more money.

If this is sounding familiar, Jen Hemphill can help!

Her Website: www.jenhemphill.com

Her Podcast: Her Money Matters

Her Free Online Community: Her Money Matters Community

Be sure to catch Jen's follow-up video interview below:

038: Practicing, Homeschooling and Taking Time For Yourself With Dr. Cheryl Schmitt

Meet Dr. Cheryl Schmitt

Dr. Cheryl started her chiropractic education as a child when she received her first chiropractic adjustment at the age of four. She has continued to receive chiropractic care as her primary source of care for over the last 35 years.

Dr. Cheryl graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Cheryl earned her Pediatric Certificate of Proficiency and became Webster Technique Certified. She has focused a large portion of her practice on working with pregnant women, children and families.
 

Dr. Cheryl is an outspoken advocate for natural,
drug-free birth and life, and lectures
to empower women on their birth choices.

She also lectures on causes of birth trauma
and chiropractic’s role in restoring and maintaining
a healthier life for both mother and child.

Dr. Cheryl also enjoys being active with her children and her active husband. She likes to camp, hike and loves horses. She also competes in long distance running and triathlons.

Dr. Cheryl Schmitt’s areas of focus are:

  • Chiropractic care for fertility and pregnancy related issues.
  • Infant and pediatric chiropractic care
  • Working with children, as well as adults, with special needs using a holistic, chiropractic approach.
  • Family wellness chiropractic care

037: 5 Tips For Optimizing The Summer Slow-Down

It's no surprise that our chiropractic practices slow down during the summer.  Kids are out of school, families are on vacation, and people are generally out of their usual routines--health habits included.

In this solocast, Dr. Danielle Eaton gives you 5 ways that you can make the most of the slower summer months so that both you and your business are ready to rock again when September rolls around. 

  • Does fall creep up on you without warning, leaving you feeling like your business is always running to catch up?
  • Do you promise yourself at the beginning of every summer that you're going to make a plan for the fall, but time slips away as you frolic with your kids in the sun?
  • Do you envision a business plan for the fall but never quite get around to working on it...until just before Christmas?
  • What if you had a small group of motivated moms in practice who knew exactly what you're struggling with - and could help you?
  • Would being part of a community of women taking little bits of action throughout the summer, keeping each other accountable to staying focused on their goals help you succeed?

If your answer is "heck ya!", you need a Summer Mastermind group!

Dr. Danielle Eaton of the Aligned Women podcast, and Dr. Shawna Dingman of the Fulfilled Podcast are co-facilitating a Fulfilled Mama Summer Mastermind group.

This group is for mama chiropractors who want to be plenty present with their kids during the summer, but ready to kick back into full gear the day those kids get back on a bus in September.

We are looking for 6-8 women who want community, accountability and focused success.  Women who want to have a solid plan in place for September to hit the ground running.

If this is you, hit the "I'm in!" button below to apply.

036: Protecting Your Body While Caring For Your Patients With Dr. Danielle Trego Finden

Meet Dr. Danielle Trego Finden

Dr. Danielle Trego Finden is a mama chiropractor who's been in practice for 9 years.  

She's a wife and mom of two little boys who are 4 and 1.

She's been voted a top chiropractor in MN for the last 4 years in a row (ever since they started giving the distinction)!

Dr. Danielle authored the book "A Guide to Alternative Chiropractic Technique: How to Keep Your Healing Practice from Hurting You", born out of her desire to enjoy a long career in chiropractic without having injury take her out of the game.

 

You can find her practice website at

Www.activehealthmn.com 

and learn more about how Dr. Danielle helps other chiropractors protect their body's at

www.howtoadjust.com

For more fun updates and videos, be sure to check out Dr. Danielle's page on Facebook HERE.

035: Creating Online Programs For Your Ideal Patients With Dr. Jamie Thomure

Meet Dr. Jamie Thomure

Dr. Jamie Tripp Thomure became a chiropractor
so she could help people.

During her undergraduate studies at University of Illinois, she knew she wanted to be in a medical field.  After interning with several chiropractors and seeing first hand how much patients were being helped, she chose chiropractic.  It gives her the tools to make people feel better without resorting to invasive procedures such as surgery.

Dr. Thomure has been a lifelong athlete, so helping people in their athletic endeavors is important to her. She obtained her Master's degree in Sports, Science, and Rehab, and became a full body certified provider of Active Release Techniques (ART). This gives her techniques to help both the serious athlete and the weekend warrior get back to their training as quickly as possible at perform at their optimal level. It's also a great tool to help relieve aches, pains, and repetitive injuries of the general population.

Nutrition is another interest of Dr. Thomure. For the past 10 years she has taken continuing education, attended seminars, and researched nutrition topics. She has learned that teaching patients to eat nutritious foods not only helps them heal better and faster, as it combats the gradual increase in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other conditions that are so common today. She is excited to be able to bring on Joelle Kurczodyna, a Nutritional Therapy Practicioner, to the practice to help keep as many people as possible from falling into the fast food and sedentary lifestyle that much of our country has adopted.

Dr. Thomure grew up in Warrenville, IL and graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School. She played volleyball, and was a pitcher on the softball team. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby daughter, friends, and being outside and playing yard games.