As we’ve been launching our mastermind*, Alyssa and I have spoken to A LOT of therapists and coaches. We know that the last few weeks have been intense, stressful, and uncertain.

We are feeling it, too.

The theme we’ve heard is that everyone feels like they are in crisis mode- on their own behalf on behalf of their clients. It’s fear central: business fears collide with health fears which slam into the fear we feel for the wellbeing of our client. It feels as though our foundation has been shaken.

And yet, it is our belief that coaches and therapists are the EXACT people we need to lead right now.

That means me, and that means you.

Who else is trained to lead with calm steadiness? Who else specializes in navigating fears, staying grounded, being flexible, and managing distress? We are.

We also realize that you’ve been working REALLY HARD to grow your practices, and we don’t want fear or uncertainty to halt that progress. Turning away from business-building right now will feed that feeling of being carried away from your goals by this crisis.

We care about you, your practices, and your momentum.

So, how do we hold steady, show up with calmness and peace, serve our clients, and continue moving forward during challenging times?

We’ve got you covered.

Here are a few offerings in the near future that we hope will help:

Therapist and Coach Connection Hour (Amanda’s networking event), Wednesday, March 18th at 10am. Click here.

On Wednesday we have our previously scheduled Therapist and Coach Connection HourThe focus is on how to believe that you can have a successful private pay practice during uncertain times.

Due to concerns about groups convening in the city, we have moved this event online.

You can join from wherever you are and get some support. I’m extending the early bird ticket price right up to the day before; It’s important that we be together right now.

Pop up Therapist and Coach Networking Circle (Alyssa’s networking event). Tuesday, March 17th at 11am. Click here.

Pop-Up Special Edition Therapist & Coach Networking Circle (free!) The focus is on how to seamlessly transition to teletherapy & manage health anxiety.

Come to the Therapist and Coach Networking Circle and be in community with other therapists who are looking to stay calm and be sure-footed during this time. Alyssa will walk us through how to transition seamlessly to telehealth services (with zero drama), including how to talk with your patients, what questions to ask, and how to encourage people to get the help that they need. And we will do it in the drama-free zone, so you can get the support you need so you can turn around and support your clients and practice.

Introducing The Support Lab

Finally, to offer ongoing support at a level that feels aligned to your needs, Alyssa and I are pivoting towards a lower cost model of business building support (We are postponing the Build Your Practice Accelerator until September). You must not turn away from business building right now, to do so would give into feelings of being carried away from your goals by this crisis. Instead, we want to help support you in growing your practices during this time. And we know you can’t do that alone (Neither can we!) so we will be doing this in a community of support, compassion, and grounded thought-partnership during this intense time.

The Support Lab is a community where coaches and therapists will come together to build their practices, step into being a leader by embodying calm strength, and support each other during this intense time. We’ll meet weekly for three months (virtually!) and have a Facebook group for ongoing, drama-free support.

Alyssa and I will present business-building content (in our usual no-nonsense, substance filled, straight to the point style), and we’ll facilitate emerging just-in-time discussions among our community.

For total, 100% clarity- this community is not for communal panic, judgy side-eye, or ethical shaming. There’s enough of that in the coach and therapy groups on Facebook, am I right? The foundation of this community is and always will be: the benefit of the doubt, compassionate, free-flowing support, and the push to be the best version of yourself in your private practice. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to feel anxious, nervous or wildly uncertain, but our goal as a community will be to bring you back into yourself do you can get back to the work of supporting your clients with your best, most grounded skills.

Join us in the Support Lab.

NOTE: If you are already a client of Alyssa or Amanda’s the Support Lab is yours already.

PS- Feeling like there were too many options in this email?

I feel you, everyone’s executive function is running at capacity right now.

Here, do this:

Step 1: Sign up for either the TCCH (focus: how to believe in uncertain times) or the TCNC (focus: seamless transition to telehealth) OR BOTH of these events NOW. Replays will be made available.

Step 2: Share both of these events in Facebook groups to spread the word. In my opinion, together is better than apart right now.

Step 3: The very minute you feel a yes in your heart, sign up for the Support LabDo not wait to get the support you need to feel in control and ready to lead during this time. NOTE: If you are already a client of Alyssa’s or Amanda’s the support lab is yours already.

* The Build Your Practice Accelerator is postponed until the Fall. Use Support Lab in the meantime!

About the author

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist and business coach who helps accidental entrepreneurs get more clients and have a bigger impact. She is the author of Great Work, the host of the Unleashing Your Great Work podcast, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.