How I met Dee
I met Dee at a networking event in 2018 when I had been a chiropractor for 6 years and had my own clinic in Loughborough. I instantly connected with Dee and was keen to set up a coffee date and see how we could work together. We did just that and I was impressed not only with Dee’s knowledge, but her passion. I arranged a session with her straight away, as I knew it would be a worthwhile investment into not only my business but for me too.
Working with Dee
Initially, I worked with Dee on my Business Plan and valuing my business as a buyer was interested in my chiropractic business. She did challenge me on the business finances and showed me how I could be making more profit and get a larger figure for my business sale based on projections. I am awful at finances and figures, so Dee was a big help. Dee helped me make a tough decision and, in the end, I decided to keep my business and I am so glad that I did. She also challenged me on some of the outgoings of the business, and with her advice I was able to make an informed decisions. In 2019, I downsized my business and reduced my outgoings. I am much happier; my business is thriving, and my profit has increased. Who would have believed it.
As well as a chiropractor I have a passion for mental health. I’ve been writing a mental health blog for the last 3 years and it’s been so successful that I’ve been asked to write the book. I also qualified as a life coach this year and I specialise in mental health. Dee made me see that I could be a well-known name in mental health and a voice for those that suffer with mental health difficulties. She is so encouraging, and she pushed me to set up a second website for my mental health business, which again I’m so glad that I did. She also came up with the idea of setting up a social enterprise and helped me write the Business Plan and complete the funding application in one of our sessions.
I now have a monthly session with Dee and I always look forward to them. It helps me stay accountable and focused on the goals that we set each month. Dee is great at motivating me and is so encouraging, she helps me stay focussed even when things are tough.
Since working with Dee, we have:
- Financial results. For Dee, ‘numbers tell a story’. From that very first session my business outgoings decreased, Dee encouraged me to raise my prices and to work more efficiently with appointment times, which increased my incomings and my profit. Every time I have a session with Dee it pays for itself in an increase in profit.
- Been kept accountable. There is no hiding with Dee. Every session, notes are taken, action plans written and on a regular basis throughout the month, they are chased and reviewed to ensure we are on track.
- Focus and decision making. It is tough being a business owner. Knowing what to do, when and why. Dee helps us to see the wood from the trees which gives clarity and focus enabling our decision making.
- Improved wellbeing. With all of this put together, there is a definite reduction in stress and overall improved wellbeing. I know I can message Dee at any time for support and nothing is too much trouble.
I love working with Dee and I can highly recommend working with her, you won’t regret it and it will probably be the best investment your business ever makes. It is an incredible business investment. I have grown not only in knowledge but in confidence since working with Dee.
Jodi Kate Skillen
Manual therapist, mental health blogger, writer, and mental health coach.