50 episodes

Building a private practice, intuitive eating nutrition counseling skills, and marketing strategies to grow a business are just a few of the topics that Jennifer McGurk covers on the Pursuing Private Practice podcast. Featuring many dietitians that have been through the ups and downs of growing their own private practice specializing in intuitive eating, Jennifer McGurk is all about sharing other’s stories to inspire YOU that you can do it too. If you want to make an impact on client’s lives and support yourself as a business owner, this podcast is for you!

Pursuing Private Practice Jennifer McGurk

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 45 Ratings

Building a private practice, intuitive eating nutrition counseling skills, and marketing strategies to grow a business are just a few of the topics that Jennifer McGurk covers on the Pursuing Private Practice podcast. Featuring many dietitians that have been through the ups and downs of growing their own private practice specializing in intuitive eating, Jennifer McGurk is all about sharing other’s stories to inspire YOU that you can do it too. If you want to make an impact on client’s lives and support yourself as a business owner, this podcast is for you!

    Learning, Growing, and Evolving with Evelyn Tribole

    Learning, Growing, and Evolving with Evelyn Tribole

    I had the privilege of interviewing Evelyn Tribole for this episode of the podcast. This ended up being a pretty vulnerable interview for Evelyn. She was very open and honest about her journey and the evolution of Intuitive Eating. 
    One of the biggest takeaways that I hope you get from this episode is that it is okay to learn and grow and evolve and change! Even if you are an established business owner, there is still so much learning that we can do before we then take action, one of the most important steps when we learn new information.
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    “When you know better, do better” The evolution of Intuitive Eating and writing the 4th edition Prioritizing family and self care Showing up with compassion and humility What’s next for Intuitive Eating? Diversify Dietetics Mentor Program For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/49

    • 42 min
    Unpacking Bias and Stereotypes in Dietetics with Clara Nosek

    Unpacking Bias and Stereotypes in Dietetics with Clara Nosek

    Clara is someone who is making such a big difference in the world through her positive message of body liberation. She is unapologetically herself as she stands up for what she believes in. I’m honored to talk with her today about her work as a dietitian and activist, and how her mission is helping to truly make this world a better place.
    This episode is unique in that we made a mistake in the first recording of the episode, and rather than editing it out we decided to leave it in and model how we are still continuing to grow and evolve ourselves. Activism work is messy, and we aren’t always going to get it right. You will hear the episode wrap up like it is done, and then we will come back on one more time to identify our mistake and have a short conversation around it.
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    How cultural and personal beliefs affect our health perspective The need for “unlearning” what has been assumed to be true, and learning what real health and nutrition can look like for people from various backgrounds Recognizing the difference between good intention and actual impact on others How making mistakes is an opportunity to learn and grow For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/48

    • 44 min
    The Importance of Body Image Work with Bri Campos

    The Importance of Body Image Work with Bri Campos

    I’m so thrilled to bring this episode to you today, for a couple of reasons.
    Bri and I talk about how she works with her clients to improve their body image. This is an area of client work where many clinicians feel inadequate, and it’s so helpful to hear Bri’s take on this.
    We also talk about Bri’s unique business journey. Her journey is so interesting because it’s almost like she accidentally grew her business, which is a really great thing! She is so passionate about her mission and the work that she does. She works with clients and clinicians, and she shares the whole story of how her business came together and how she took the very scary steps of making herself visible to create group programs and offerings for professionals. 
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    Bri’s personal journey to embracing Health At Every Size and the meaning of “healthy” The evolution of Bri’s business from her start as an eating disorder coach, to turning her passion into practice as a body image coach Unlearning the belief that weight is directly tied to wellness For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/47

    • 46 min
    Transitioning Your Business to Fit Into Your Life

    Transitioning Your Business to Fit Into Your Life

    I’m flying solo today to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart and something that I’ve been thinking about so much lately: transitions.
    This conversation feels vulnerable to share, but it’s my hope that by sharing my own thoughts and feelings during this time, it will give you permission to accept these feelings as they come up for you too.
    I think transitions are necessary in business. But it can feel scary to talk about because as business owners, we are “supposed to” have all of the answers and know what’s best for our business. It can feel like we’re supposed to be ON all of the time and not necessarily allowed to make transitions.
    But our situation is always changing, and our business needs to fit into our life - not the other way around. No business is going to be “successful” if the business doesn’t fit into the business owner’s life.
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    Moving out of our private practice building after 9 years The necessity of transitions Different kinds of transitions in business and life For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/46

    • 14 min
    Starting Out in Private Practice (Without Clinical Experience) with Alex Raymond

    Starting Out in Private Practice (Without Clinical Experience) with Alex Raymond

    Did you know you don’t have to have clinical experience before opening up a private practice?!
    In today’s episode of the Pursuing Private Practice Podcast, Alex Raymond and I have a really honest conversation about clinical experience. Clinical experience is completely different from the experience of owning and running a private practice. 
    So many internship preceptors preach to their interns that clinical experience is a requirement for becoming a successful dietitian, and this just isn’t true if you want to run a private practice. 
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    Alex’s story of deciding not to get clinical experience Starting out in private practice Growing as a counselor Running a private practice as a partnership For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/45

    • 38 min
    Behind the Scenes of Writing and Publishing a Book with Robyn Goldberg

    Behind the Scenes of Writing and Publishing a Book with Robyn Goldberg

    In this episode, Robyn Goldberg and I are deep diving into the process of writing and publishing a book, and we focus specifically on the business aspect of this amazing endeavor.
    Robyn recently released a book, The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones. The book is awesome, and while I’m so excited for everyone to hear more about the book itself, we also talk about the process of writing a book as a business opportunity. 
    The book is just the tip of the iceberg for Robyn. She has so many incredible ideas about marketing a book and getting the message out, and she shares about what she wants her life to look like in the future.
    I hope this episode will inspire you to start thinking big, too! What if you put your heart and soul into a project like this? What would that look like? What could it do for your business? How could it support your mission?
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    Making the decision to write a book The book writing process Self-publishing vs. working with a publisher Marketing her book during the pandemic For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/44

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

kenosis5213 ,

Very helpful

Not only does Jennifer have a wealth of information herself about the business world of private practice, but she is also a great podcast host—drawing her guests into great conversation with thoughtful questions and insight. Love this podcast!

DrStefani ,

Refreshingly honest and down to earth

Jennifer is refreshingly real and down to earth, sharing personal stories of business and hosting wonderful guests who aren’t afraid to be 100% honest about very real struggles of business and life. Also, Jennifer has a great speaking voice so if tone is important to you, this is a great podcast for you! - Dr. Stefani Reinold, host of Its Not About the Food

MeganRDN ,

Insightful for all Health Professionals!

This podcast has been so helpful and insightful around intuitive eating the the basic framework of owning a private practice. I’m so grateful to have these resources!

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