Leading Practice Owners to
Build a legacy
Making long holidays possible whilst running a practice
Running a medical practice and going on a 3 month holiday is a rare sight. Valerie Ling takes us through her journey of successfully running 3 businesses that turnover 7 figures. It took her years of studies, trial & error to finally crack-the-code in running a practice without being IN the business.
She’s helped countless practitioners come out of their cycle of burnout and into a seamless system of running a practice whenever, and wherever.
The Private Practice Leadership Accelerator will give 5 chosen members to work closely with Valerie Ling. She’ll share her methods extremely generously in various live settings and through a massive library of up-to-date content.
Private Practice Leadership Accelerator
This exclusive program gives you 12 month access to a wide range of master group sessions, tools and training modules.
Members will gain access to Valerie Ling’s intellectual properties from her business that are relevant, realistic and immediately applicable to your health practice.
1:1 and group coaching sessions on a weekly basis tailored to your practice
90 Day Strategy & Planning with Valerie Ling on your business
Access to proven systems, manuals and procedures designed for practices
Bonus access to Valerie Ling’s popular coaching courses
Partnering with Advendo.ai, access to best-practice digital marketing
Connect with other members and network with like-minded leaders
Bonus team integration with Valerie Ling for a hands on approach
Recruit not only the best but the right people using our recruitment strategy
Ready to accelerate your business for that long holiday?
If you're ready to take that next step in your health practice to finally be able to take your dream holiday, join the waitlist!
Choose Your Package
Build your legacy
Ready to take yourself to the next level? Get ready to experience Valerie Ling’s approach to building a successful legacy in your private practice as a business. Take-in her candid and strategic tips on transitioning yourself as a practitioner to a leader who no longer has to work IN the business.
It’s time to say goodbye to burnouts and hello to a happier and healthier private practice.
Private Practice Leadership Course
Private Practice Leadership Hub
Private Practice Leadership Accelerator
Meet Valerie Ling
From being lost to leading people into fulfilment.
It took me 5 tries in different careers to finally find my passion. From music, law, education, organisational psychology – I started my soul searching journey feeling quite lost about my purpose.
One thing I knew for sure was that I love solving complex problems and helping people so I took a leap into Clinical Psychology. I transitioned from treating patients to helping practitioners because I understood the importance of our own mental well-being as practitioners. Burn out doesn’t just exist in patients, but also in practitioners and I couldn’t fathom seeing other practitioners falling into the same repeated cycles.
As we lead our patients into a better outlook in life, it’s just as important for practitioners to spend quality time with their families and pursue their aspirations. Being in a healthier mindset is nothing but positive for both your patients and your team.
Why Choose Us
Empowering Practitioners in Business
Having successfully built health practice businesses generating a combined 7+ figure in revenue, we share our methods and tools for your business to thrive.
It’s not all about driving revenue. We make sure you have the right recruits, training, systems and processes so that every team member including yourself can achieve a healthy work-life balance.
We’re in the business of helping practice owners build a legacy where the team is happy and collaborative, and where the business owner can take an extended holiday knowing their business can run smoothly.
Leadership Accelerator Testimonials
Allie Mackay Psychology
Where were you in May 2022?
In may I had just waved goodbye to my two main income earners in the business (1FTE). I had taken on a bigger suite with additional rooms in October the year prior and they were empty, except for myself and four sub contractors working between 2 hours/week – 2 days/ week each (.8 FTE)
I was exhausted after having worked continuously for 24 months during the Covid lockdown, pivoted to online delivery and worn down because despite having advertised for 12 months on paid sites including Seek, Linked In and Indeed I had No applicants.
In April I had Covid, then my husband did, and then our son, so I had to isolate and couldn’t work.
I was worried about revenue.
At the same time my referrals were growing, I personally was not able to service them all and my books were closed – word was getting out that I wasnt taking on new clients to my main referrers who let me know they weren’t happy. GPs have felt the same strains during the pandemic – overworking, not enough rest and too many demands from patients.
My Virtual Assistant team was floundering to support me with their own team constantly affected by Covid related absences and calls were being missed and clients complaining. I was doing everything in the business – clinical work with up to 40 clients per week, social media marketing, accounting ( I even did the timesheets and reconciliation for the subcontractors), recruiting, writing my own contracts and developing my own materials for client related courses.
If anyone with a psychology degree had approached me in that month I would have offered them a job without asking any further questions! I was feeling quite desperate to meet the financial needs.
By May I was tired, really worried about the future of the business and doubting the wisdom of my decision to expand.
Where are you now, 3 months later (August 2022)?
- I no longer do my day to day accounting, reconciliations, chasing invoices or inputting of other people’s timesheets!
- I am now more hopeful about the future of the business.
- I have more clarity about what is needed to make it work.
- I have cleared a day a week next year ongoing to work on the business rather than doing clinical work.
- I have collected a lot of data – about the attitudes and expectations of my current subcontractors, when I offered them employment as a model.
- I now understand with more clarity the business model that will work better for me.
- I am starting to understand and speak in the public space in my professional voice.
- I am hopeful that I can now pursue meaningful work that has a mixture of training, consulting and clinical work as well as running the business.
- I have understood that the lack of interest in my advertised position has a lot to do with market forces.
- I now understand what is possible for my business when I add an employment model.
What were some tangible gains?
- My team now includes employees!
- I have sourced and hired a bookkeeper to do my BAS and payroll;
- I hired an HR company to write my contracts, benchmark salaries, induction procedures. and ensure fair work compliance;
- I have met twice with a new accountant for my tax and business planning.
- I now have three additional clinical /support team members to assist with administration and marketing as well as take on some client paid work. Two are provisional psychologists and a 4th year psychology honours student with ABAS certificate.
Although they are not yet earning much, so far they are breaking even so I am not out of pocket.
- The provisional psychologists have created a better looking social media presence, creating content for courses to manage the needs of the waitlisted clients, and seeing mild MH cases. They are working with me to develop clearer client intake procedures and client care.
What are your biggest gains since being in the programme?
- Less time on the accounting side – about 3 hours/month and 6 hours/quarter saved.
- Much more idea about what is needed to run a private practice ( I had completed the Private practice APS workshop but it doesnt go into any of this information at all)
- The change to who I looked for in new employees and how I approached the recruitment processes – allowed me to recruit 3 new income earners.
- The support from Valerie about the market, about what to look for in new hires, attitudes of team players, and development of a vision statement with values clearly stated has helped me draw my own lines about who I want to employ.
- My leadership attitude has changed (is changing) from the desperate what can i do to get more people to work for me to what can THEY do to develop my business. This is my biggest mental shift.
What you are looking forward to in the coming months?
Culture and Leadership:
- Owning and being proud of my business again and developing a workplace culture that reflects my values.
- Growing my benevolent leadership skills – finding what sort of feedback I need to obtain from team members to ensure they feel part of ‘us’, how often to touch base etc.
- Expanding my professional voice as a supervisor/consultant – webinars, LinkedIn presence (which will feed into future recruitment as a desirable place to work).
- In order to relax back from clinical work, I have to recruit at least one psychologist (preferably two) who can do all the things that I do (EMDR, WorkCover).
In order to run smoothly, I am still looking for an EA to work 1-2 days/week and be across my business.
- I am at a crossroads with the current VA team downsizing and making errors due to being across too many other practices and nee to find a workable solution for reception (either on site or VA dedicated to my business)
What has it been like to have early entry to the accelerator program?
It’s been incredibly helpful. The online trainings are informative, inspiring and help to set the foundation for the practice. Valerie is so responsive and so knowledgeable. I’ve already implemented a lot of positive changes in the practice. The support from Valerie is invaluable!
What has it given you that you think others would be interested in?
Valerie’s wealth of knowledge and experience and being able to draw from that. The opportunity to look at the big picture of the practice and develop important leadership skills to lead the team better.
What do you think is the best way to show others how they would benefit from working together in the accelerator?
Maybe a brief free online event like an introduction to the program? I also think selling existing training modules (example the Covid Cancellation training). From my own experience I tend to purchase smaller programs, one offs etc before committing for something more regular. I think a free Facebook group may also help.
Speaking & Conference Testimonials
Valerie entered an environment that is experiencing tremendous grief, loss and pain. She brought with her joy, light-heartedness and a reverence of respect for the school community facing many challenges and meeting them with great determination. The work that Valerie has achieved with the Hillcrest Primary School will be the first example of systematically refocusing wellbeing on staff so they in turn are able fulfil their role in developing younger people.