Do you feel like you're trying to grow your business all alone?
Have you ever felt stuck with no one to turn to that could help you get your practice to the next level?
Are you tired of losing time to the wrong strategies, systems, and structure, because you don't have anyone with the know-how to show you the right ones?
Have you exhausted all of the FREE resources you can find but not ready to pay a lot of money for a bootcamp or retreat that may not help?
It’s enough to make you want to scream...or cry… or just crack open the wine bottle!
Hi, I'm Kate Walker Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, founder of achievebalance.org and Kate Walker Training.
And, if you think you're struggling, you should have seen my early days!!
You see, I started my clinical practice, All About the Family, 18 years ago. Just a hobby at first...but, when I started to see some results, it turned into a side-hustle that I knew had the potential to replace my day job and bring in a full-time income.
So I got serious. Then I had my third child. And my husband got deployed to Iraq. Then I got breast cancer. And well LIFE....you know?
Fast forward to 2007 - I finished my Ph.D. and re-branded my practice to achievebalance.org. Long of the short? I WORKED. Constantly. Creating blog posts, pinterest boards, instagram stories, live video, lead magnets, joining networks like Business Networking International, local Chambers of Commerce, hiring personal business coaches --you name it!
I loved counseling and connecting with my clients; doing all of the marketing without any clear direction left me exhausted and overwhelmed. AND I made mistakes.
Don’t Let Avoidable Mistakes Cost You YEARS of Success!
I still cringe over the mistakes I made in those early days - desperately chasing 'shiny objects' (anybody still have a Got Stress? Get Balanced! t-shirt?) page views, followers and likes when I could have been seeing enough clients to finally practice full time!
It was all because I had nowhere to turn to...
- Get the feedback I needed
- Hold me accuntable
- And, stay focused on the strategies that actually worked for my industry
But, I never gave up!
I got my practice and my training company to a 6-figure income, and managed to "retire" my orchestra teacher career to practice full-time, BUT it took WAY more blood, sweat and tears than it should have!
(Admittedly, the blood was from being a klutz on the hiking trails :P )
But, if I knew then what I know now? TOTAL GAME CHANGER.
Your Edge for Growing Your Dream Practice, NOW
That’s why I created the Step it UP Group Coaching Community, so YOU never have to struggle or waste precious time, like I did.
Of course you'll learn how to stop playing phone/email tag with potential clients, help potential clients become ACTUAL clients, and turn all of your non-clients (friends, family, colleagues) into your word-of-mouth raving fans/unpaid marketing team, but you also get so much more!
My heart and soul has gone into making the Step it UP Group Coaching Community the only resource you need to grow the ethical, profitable, and ENJOYABLE counseling practice of your dreams.
You’ll get the support, training and encouragement you need to take you from where you are now, to where YOU want your practice to be.
Best of all, if you have the drive and commitment, you’ll start seeing the results immediately. If you don't, you can leave any time. No contracts, no commitments. That’s my personal promise!
As a Step It UP Community Member, you won’t….
Waste time-you-don’t-have on strategies that sound good, but don’t get results
Spend hundreds of dollars on courses that leave you with more questions than answers
Hope that someone in a free group will care enough to respond to your questions (and have the experience to get the answers right!)
Get outdated, “stale” information that may have worked once, but will now HURT your business (Ask any blogger who has been shadowbanned on Instagram!)
Feel stuck trying to figure out the tough challenges all by yourself (ever!)
Here’s what you’ll get when you join the Step it UP Community…
Weekly Group Coaching - LIVE, interactive training with me to make sure you get the most effective strategies for moving your business forward. Group Coaching Zoom calls cover everything from increasing your client intake calls with sustainable marketing strategies to creating awesome web pages that become lead magnets and opt ins so you can rapidly grow your email list. Can't make the live training? Don't worry we'll record it and add it to...
Kate Walker Training Profile — This is your instant access to past video coaching sessions, trainings, and expert interviews that tackle today’s most challenging growth and income issues. Every video recorded live, this year.
Monthly Q&A Group Call - This Live Video call with me is a great way to get answers to those nagging questions that pop up up out nowhere, as well as learn how to overcome (or better yet, AVOID) challenges that your fellow entrepreneurs are facing. Calls will be offered at the same time each month.
Monthly LIVE Training from an Expert - No one can possibly have all the answers so in order to make sure you get the answers in one place, I ask experts and experienced business owners INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COUNSELING FIELD to provide a training. Confused by SEO? Don't understand the legal structure you need to have to practice? Wondering if Twitter is worth your time? I'm giving YOU the answers from industry experts!
CE and Business Courses in the Kate Walker Training Catalog - Supervisor CEs, tickets to live workshops, HIPAA Training, and much more added all the time.
Discounts on the 40 Hour Supervisor Training, Badass Basics, and 1-1 Coaching - Members get discounts on the most successful, well-attended supervisor training in the country - Kate Walker Training 40 Hour LPC/LMFT Supervisor Course. Already a supervisor? Then become part of our affiliate program that offers you cash back when you refer someone who registers for our 40 hour training.
24-7 Access to Facebook Step it UP - a fun, big-hearted community of success-driven entrepreneurs (from just starting out to skilled veterans) who want to learn, support, share and GROW together!
And, if you need some extra attention and accountability, you get discounts on consulting calls with me. I help you focus on your goals and provide actionable steps that are completely customized to your practice.
Do you have a group practice? Schedule a call with your whole team!
In a nutshell, I share every bit of knowledge I’ve gained over 18 years as a practice owner and forty years as an entrepreneur to give you the ultimate growth resource for your practice success!
Look, we need you. YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU.
You are too important to lose to things like going broke, getting in trouble because you had lousy systems, making mistakes because you had no support, burning out because you're chasing clients, and quitting because, well, LIFE!
So, if you’re someone who is serious about crushing any challenge that dares to come between you and your dream practice, welcome to the club!
Now let's get to work.
What's included EXACTLY?
The list is growing every day but here's a peek at what you can expect:
Privacy and Security Training for Counselors and Staff
Quick 6 Option A and B
Supervisor CEs with and without ethics
Supervisor Consultation Group Season Tickets 12 Supervisor CEs with ethics
Self-Employed Associate: Laws Paperwork and Money
All About Strategic Planning
All About Paperwork
All About Money
How Much Should You Charge and How Many Clients do You Need?
Thursday LIVE Trainings and Replays
Here is a sample of what we put in user profiles since March 2022:
Conversion Call That Books a Client
Attraction Marketing for Counseling Practices
Using Client Surveys Ethically to Promote Your Practice
Attorney Blaine Hummel Talks Social Media and Ethics
Look at My Marketing and Email Content Calendar
Set it and Forget it Money Management
Get Ready for Tax Season
Eboni Harris Talks About Money in Your Ethical Private Practice
HIPAA COMPLIANT SYSTEMS TO SCALE YOUR PRACTICE
HIPAA Risk Assessor Vanessa Hillis Talks About Compliance
What Triggers a HIPAA Audit?
When Good Software Goes Bad
June 2022 Common Practice Mistakes
3 Things You Must Do in Private Practice
NEW SKILLS AND STREAMS OF INCOME
Get That Book Out of Your Head and Into Your Hands
Dr. Aaron Robb and Creating a Niche With High Conflict Families
A: If you can get on Facebook then you'll be able to access the materials. Not on Facebook? Then log in to your Kate Walker Training profile where we'll keep all of your courses and replays. Check your email for information about how to access monthly events, discounts, and new course archives.
How accessible is Kate for answering questions?
A: I am in the FB group every day. When you tag me, I'll answer within 48 hours (usually sooner)!
How are the topics for training chosen?
A: Training is based on suggestions by the members. What you need is what you get.
Is this course only for [newbies/fully licensed/grad students/experienced/fully licensed]? What if I want a practice that incorporates yoga/walk-talk therapy/courses as a side hustle or something else that's a little "out there?"
A: Since all topics are member driven, if you are looking to make an income from your practice, the Step it UP community is for you.
What happens if I can't attend a training live?
A: All trainings and group calls are recorded so that there is a replay.
How many of your participants are successful?
A: The ones who set SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, trackable) goals who follow my process are 100% successful.
What if I don't like it?
A: There are no contracts and we don't take annual payments. If you don't like the Step it UP Community or you feel like you have what you need, you simply stop your membership and at the end of your renewal cycle, and your membership cancels.
You don't have to wait any longer! Let's smash your roadblocks, so you can create financial freedom and serve your community!
I'm Kate Walker Ph.D., LPC, LMFT: a practice strategist, clinic owner, course designer, and counselor educator. I left teaching and built a career out of counseling and training and I haven't looked back since! I've found joy in helping others create their ethical, profitable, sustainable mental health practice and I'm confident that the Step it UP Community will help you take the next step toward your dream career. Enjoy!