Could you use a few more referrals for your private practice?
Or maybe just more of the right kind of referrals?
Then you’re going to love today’s episode.
If your practice is up, open and ready to go — all you need is for the phone to ring with referrals for clients you can’t wait to serve.
But how do you make that happen?
Turns out, it’s easier than you think.
All you really need are a few solid relationships with what I call the Fab Five of referral sources - 5 key people in your town who know you, like you, and trust you.
Often, they’re people who are actually grateful just to know about your work, because they’ve needed to know someone with exactly your skillset for a long time. Once they understand what you do, and how you help, they’ll be sending people to you left and right.
There’s just one caveat.
These have to be real relationships, my friend. You know - with real people, built over time. :)
Lucky for you, that’s easy. You get people. You read people. You know how to connect with people. And that skill, which you were born with, comes in handy here.
The key is making sure you’re connecting strategically with the right people — those who will be sending clients your way. So in today’s episode, I’ll tell you who those people are, why you need them, and how knowing them can help you fill your practice - fast.
Check it out. :)
And then here’s a little homework.
As soon as you finish listening to this episode - make a list of who these people are in your life. Think about the steps you could take to strengthen your relationship with each, particularly in regards to your work. Then take out your calendar and make an appointment with yourself to take action on those steps.
Your future clients (and your bank account) will appreciate it!
P.S. I’m taking a short break from the podcast for a few weeks, but I’ll be back with a whole series of brand new interviews and inspiration soon after Thanksgiving. In the mean time, if you enjoyed this episode, please take a minute to share your 5 star review and a few words over on Apple Podcasts or even Spotify. If you’ve been meaning to do that, but keep putting it off, how about heading over there now? Your reviews help boost the podcast - which makes me happy!
Even better? Send me a screen shot so we can celebrate together! :)
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Wendy Pitts Reeves, LCSW
Host, Ideal Practice
Private Practice Coach and Mentor