Lynn Grodzki has provided practical advice and direction that is strategic, systematic and synergistic.

Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCCwww.lifecoachtraining.com

The Business and Practice of Coaching by Lynn Grodzki and Wendy Allen gets our top rating of 5 Stars!! Any who desire to coach professionally must have The Business And Practice Of Coaching at hand.

Midwest Book Review

With the laser focus of a seasoned business professional, the empathy of a compassionate therapist, and the light touch of a great coach, Lynn Grodzki shows you exactly what to do to keep your practice thriving in any economy.

Casey Truffo, MS, LMFThttp://www.beawealthytherapist.net/

"As a mother of young children, I was keen to have a practice that operated only during school hours, and 6 months later, thanks to Lynn, I  have just that."

A. Walter, Master of Ed
A. Walter, Master of EdAustralia

"On those days when I begin to doubt myself and start to worry, my husband reminds me to read 'the bible' – Lynn’s book."

T.C., Marriage and Family Therapist
T.C., Marriage and Family TherapistBerkeley, California

"Lynn is the wings beneath my feet. Each coaching session translates to more profit for my practice and a more pleasurable life."

S. Dalton, Consultant
S. Dalton, ConsultantUtah

"In person, Lynn embodies everything she teaches in her books."

Gail Doerr
Gail DoerrDirector of CommunicationsTia Sophia Institute

"What really helped me put my practice over the top was the individual coaching with Lynn.  She is on my Gratitude List forever!"

Debbie Devine, LPC
Debbie Devine, LPCRockwall, Texashttp://rockwall-counseling.com/

"Lynn's workshop really motivated me and gave me the strategies I needed to build my ideal practice!"

Frances Wolff, Psychologist
Frances Wolff, PsychologistAustralia

"Lynn does amazing private practice nuts and bolts work, including the nuts and bolts in your mind."

Peter Hannah
Peter HannahSeattle, Washington

Reading List

Here are just a few book suggestions for your business library divided into four categories of business development. Want more ideas? Order the new Building Your Ideal Private Practice, 2nd Edition, and go to the Resource section (in the Appendix) for a full list of helpful business books for your private practice success.

Business Vision

creating-your-futureCreating Your Future: Five Steps to the Life of Your Dreams
Ellis, Dave. (1998). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. A motivational roadmap for getting the most out of life. Invites readers to visualize and live a more meaningful and deeply fulfilling life.

trends-2000Trends 2000: How to Prepare for and Profit from the Changes of the 21st Century
Ellis, Dave. (1998). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. A motivational roadmap for getting the most out of life. Invites readers to visualize and live a more meaningful and deeply fulfilling life.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

e-myth-revisitedThe E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Gerber, Michael. (1995). New York: Harper Business. Required reading for anyone thinking about starting a business or for those who have already taken that fateful step. Outlines an accessible and organized plan, so that daily details are scripted, freeing the entrepreneur’s mind to build the long-term success of the business.

working-solo-sourcebookWorking Solo Sourcebook: Essential Resources for Independent Entrepreneurs (2nd ed.)
Lonier, Terri. (1998).  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. An annotated listing of 1,200 resources on running one’s own business, alphabetized from advertising to women-owned businesses. Brief, to-the-point notes and advice about techniques and new avenues to try.

Generating Referrals

breaking-freeBreaking Free of Managed Care : A Step-By-Step Guide to Regaining Control of Your Practice (Clinician’s Toolbox)
Ackley, Dana. (1997)New York: Guilford Press. A solid approach to finding finding private pay clients, including a detailed plan for developing organizational consulting contracts.

selling-the-invisibleSelling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing
Beckwith, Harry. (1997). New York: Warner Books. Beckwith explains that what moves consumers today are not product features, but relationships. This short book shows how to market your service business by focusing on building business relationships as well as using sales techniques.

getting-business-to-come-to-youGetting Business to Come to You
Edwards, Paul and Sarah and Douglas, Laura. (1998). New York: Tarcher/Putnam. A terrific book about attraction marketing, the difference between push and pull marketing. Get the second addition, a 700-page guide with an abundance of ideas, tips, and good suggestions.


money-smart-secretsMoney-Smart Secrets for the Self-Employed
Stern, Linda. (1997). New York: Random House. Helpful resource that outlines a series of logical, easy-to-apply techniques addressing all of the major economic issues faced by a solo enterprise today–including taxes, expenses, and recordkeeping.

portable-lawyerThe Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals: An A-Z Guide to Protecting Your Clients, Your Practice, and Yourself
Bernstein, Barton & Thomas Hartsell. (1998). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Organized alphabetically, an A-to-Z guide that provides clear and concise answers to legal questions, including record keeping, confidentiality, malpractice, and client/therapist relationships.

running-a-one-person-businessRunning a One-Person Business (Revised Edition)
Whitmyer, Claude and Sali Rasberry. (1994). Berkeley: Ten-Speed Press. Addresses the concerns of the very small organization. Standard business topics such as bookkeeping, marketing, and finance are discussed with the needs of the sole proprietor in mind.