Because there are so many therapist podcasts out there, I was hesitant to throw my hat into the podcasting ring so late in the game. Until I realized what a great vehicle it is to share information, something I have been committed to doing in the therapy community for the last 20 years. Sixteen years ago, when hard copies and hand held papers were the norm, I was the business columnist for Merion Publications, who published the OT Advance. 76 columns and 10 years later, the Taking Care of Business column ran its course, a victim of the demise of print media. I firmly believe most of the messages, content and material remain foundational and timeless. And that after 40 years in the field, I have a good idea of what matter most… Looking forward to updating the columns and pivoting them to podcasts! In addition, starting with Episode #4, I will be start each podcast by sharing any relevant NYTimes articles that pertains to the intersection of business and health. Another 40 is the number of years I have read the NYTimes. It has given me such useful, thought provoking information over the years. i know many therapists I consult with are not from the NYC area and may not have ready access to the Times so I am looking forward to sharing relevant articles and stories.
Episode 8: Motherhood, Family Ties and Therapy Practice Ownership – Balance and Success on Both Fronts
One of the first questions I often get asked is whether I think you can you grow a successful practice and have a family. Proof of concept is the fact that my own company grew over a 25 year period in sync with my wonderful daughter Jenna. I can say...
Episode 7: Therapist vs Coach Conundrum
I decided to do this webinar solo because I feel so opinionated on the topic, so first and foremost, I welcome all feedback especially opposing points of view. At a time where there is so much competition in the healthcare industry, ongoing encroachment...
Episode 6: The three most misunderstood clauses in therapy contracts
Whether you are a practice owner hiring, or a therapist being hired, it is so important to really understand what is in a contract and what should be in a contract. By far, the 3 most misunderstood but important clauses are the non compete, non...
Episode 5 -Why Contributing to the OT Scholarship in Gerry Balasta's Honor Matters
Gerry Balasta,a fellow NYC Occupational Therapist died of COVID 19 90 days ago. I have known and worked with Gerry for over 20 years; he was just embarking on his latest entrepreneurial venture, Wonderful Beginnings, an EI and early childhood center...
Episode 4: White From the North, Black from the South - Tomeico Faison, OTR/L and Iris Kimberg, MS PT OTR Talk about Race Relations in Health Care
The idea for this podcast came about after the murder of George Floyd on May 25th. Right after that, many in the therapy community were rushing to put out anti racist statements, posts, pictures and comments. Somehow that felt shallow, superficial and...
Episode 3: The "Mother" of Invention: The Story of Barb, Becca and UnbuckleMe
On this podcast, I have the great pleasure of talking with OT Barbara Heilman and her daughter Becca Davison, the creators of UnbuckleMe, a patented, award-winning tool that makes it more than 50% easier to unbuckle a child’s car seat. This podcast...
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Thank you for addressing race
I really appreciate your willingness to not be color blind and discuss race in OT