In 1999 I transitioned from being a therapist to a coach and have never looked back. There were two main reasons for this career change: First, I wanted to more away from working with people who were in emotional pain and instead focus on helping people on a level that was more achievement orientated. Second, I have always had a high need for flexibility in my lifestyle and a strong desire for travel. Providing coaching over the phone and Internet has given me the ability to attain both of these goals. I am fortunate in that I’ve had the opportunity to take my work with me while visiting other parts of the world, including a 6-month stint in Australia.
My focus as a coach is on helping therapists and healing professionals create full private practices. In addition to being a coach, I am a copywriter who writes compelling copy for therapist websites to help them attract more of their ideal clients. In fact, at this point in my business approximately 50 – 75% of my work is copywriting.
Over the years, I have developed a schedule that suits me perfectly. My workday begins between 6:00-7:00 am when I read my favorite news and business-related blogs as well as participate in various social media channels. I like to start the day by knowing what is going on in the world and within my online community.
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This article first appeared in the September 2011 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
Juliet Austin, M.A., is a marketing coach and copywriter for therapists and healers, based in Vancouver, Canada. Her website is at http://www.julietaustin.com.