114 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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 55 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!

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    [Catch Up Series] Gaining New Experiences to Grow Your Practice

    [Catch Up Series] Gaining New Experiences to Grow Your Practice

    We’re kicking off 2022 with our traditional special podcast series to catch up with former podcast guests and hear about what they’ve been up to and lessons they’ve learned in the past year. So often, we set big goals and make plans, and then everything changes! This episode is the first one in the 2022 series. 
    In this episode, we talk about gaining new experiences to build your business. Each of our guests, Dawn Lundin, Stephanie Dorfman, and Courtney Vickery, had different experiences throughout the course of 2021 that they used to build their businesses in new ways. 
    I’m so excited for you to hear these three stories!
    For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/113
    Dietitian Business School is a membership for dietitians that are growing a private practice and beyond! You’ll be joining a powerful group of dietitians who believe in a non-diet way of counseling. 
    There’s a collective energy among this group of dietitians rebelling against the dietitian “norm” to build a business and make money with a weight-inclusive approach to health. We do it differently, we'll show you how!
    Dietitian Business School includes business education and training, group coaching and group supervision, self-care, accountability, and community all in one. 
    We encourage you to lean into the uncertainty and challenge yourself to do things for your business that will truly create change for you as a business owner. Come hang out with dietitians who will inspire you.

    • 39 min
    What Can Change in a Year!

    What Can Change in a Year!

    Happy new year! This podcast episode is my personal business report for 2021, and it has a lot to do with what’s going on in my life right now. I’m so excited to share!
    In the next few months, we will be airing a series of interviews with previous guests updating us on their past year. I wanted to kick off this series with my own personal update.
    I share all of this with the goal in mind to be an inspiration and to share openly and transparently both the wins and the struggles of this past year. 
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    2021 was both the best and worst year of my life with many high highs and low lows The long term effect of 2020 Growing the Pursuing Private Practice team Creating a CEO job description for myself and sticking to it How we are revamping Dietitian Business School For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/112
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    • 29 min
    Coasting is Hard

    Coasting is Hard

    Here at Pursuing Private Practice, we are celebrating the holiday season! We know the holidays can bring up so many emotions, and we are wishing each of you all the self care and peace during this holiday season.
    I wanted to take a second to talk about coasting in your business during the holidays. December is a time to coast as much as possible (at least that’s my own belief!). The reason for that is because there are so many other things going on in our lives that need extra attention: gift buying and giving, socializing, different routines, shifting childcare, etc. We cannot do all the things, and December is the perfect time to give yourself a break when it comes to your business growth.
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    What is coasting? Ideas for cutting back on your workload How business impacts other areas of life The negative feelings around coasting How to know when it’s time to stop coasting For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/111
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    • 28 min
    Feeling Scared and Doing It Anyway with Carly Marenna

    Feeling Scared and Doing It Anyway with Carly Marenna

    This episode with Carly Marenna is so inspiring!
    Carly is making big moves in her business and challenging herself to do things differently. We talk a lot about how scary it is to start a business, and Carly shares some insight around this topic that I believe will help many of you.
    If you are looking for a dose of inspiration (along with a little bit of tough love that you can do challenging things!) this is the episode for you!
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    Starting a private practice from scratch with no connections in the field or in your area Feeling fear and anxiety in business The energetics of success For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/110
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    You can sign up for a free business plan roadmap that takes you through the key steps to start a business so you can focus on what really matters and leave the rest behind (like setting up an expensive LLC!): https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/join 

    • 41 min
    The Challenges of Insurance with Amy Plano

    The Challenges of Insurance with Amy Plano

    This conversation has been a long time coming! I’ve been a huge plan of Amy Plano’s for a long time. It is such an honor to have her on the podcast. 
    Amy is so passionate about helping dietitians figure out how insurance works within their private practices. We talk a lot about the challenges of accepting insurance in your private practice. We often hear about the positives of accepting insurance, but I wanted to have a very honest conversation with Amy about the challenges too, and she delivers! Amy gives so much great advice in this episode.
    Some of the topics discussed include:
    Creating systems to streamline the insurance process Setting boundaries in your business Money mindset Reimbursement rates For more information, visit https://www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/109
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

fiona_young ,

Great for motivation!

When I was doing a job I didn’t love that required a lot of driving, I spent all my time driving listening to this podcast! It really helped me imagine myself as a private practice owner. You won’t get too much in the way of concrete steps for starting your own practice, but it’s so great for motivation, encouragement, and mindset! I would definitely give it a lot of credit for helping me decide to try PP!

Blakes07 ,

Amie Guice - March 15

Awesome podcast with Amie Guice! Would highly recommend! If you have to pick one to listen to, pick this one!

Stephanie_D_ ,

Helpful and inspiring podcast for RDs and RDs to be!

I love this podcast! It’s motivating to hear Jennifer celebrate the successes and discuss the tough parts of being an RD entrepreneur with her podcast guests. Each episode is a refreshing and realistic look into the various lives of dietitian business owners. Could not recommend this podcast more!

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