The Bridge

Two months of business foundations coaching – especially for students or recently certified/licensed practitioners – bridging you from “Yay! I’m a practitioner!” through “Yikes! I’m a business!” to “Yes! I’ve got this.”

I remember the day I walked out of my last class swimming in a cocktail of relief and excitement. The air was so humid, it was hard to breath and my (sensible, white, school approved) sneakers were melting to the surface of the parking lot. I didn’t care.

All I could think about was finally being a practitioner! After 10 years of dreaming and six months of training, one exam and a few weeks of waiting were the only things between me and finally opening my massage therapy practice. I was so, so happy!

I rode that joy through the first six months of setting up my practice. Then the reality hit. I was a business. A business? A BUSINESS!?! The bits of business training included in my massage therapy certification didn’t cover most of what I was encountering.

What the hell did I know about running a business?

That’s what this program is all about. Helping you through the moment you realize having your own practice is more than being an amazing practitioner (which, of course, you totally are.) It’s about owning the fact that you are both practitioner and business owner — and creating ways to do the business parts of your practice with the same compassion and intentionality you put into the client service parts of your practice.

Because, that’s how body-wise, sensitive women create growing, thriving practices.

  • Owning the fact that you are a business owner as well as a practitioner.
  • Meeting the beating heart of your business.
  • Listening in to discover who your people are.
  • Connecting those insights to business practices that are aligned with your values, your heartfelt communication style and the pace that suits your body.

Your business can start and end in your heart.

And I know that feels like a bit of a dream, right now.

“…Tracie Nichols insight, resourcefulness, compassion, and intuitive ability to meet people where they are and help them envision and move towards where they want to be make her an excellent coach. Plus, she’s just a super cool person to be around.” Marissa Polselli, Wordtree, LLC

You feel as if you should have a business plan, but creating it feels overwhelming. And like, “What’s the point? I’m just me, not a corporation.”

You know you should be marketing, but something about it feels wrong, or aggressive, or even slimy. And, there’s this voice in your head asking you who you think you are, wanting to be seen, to make money, to be a “business owner.”

You feel like you should do social media, but it’s confusing. Do you do Facebook or Instagram or Twitter and what if you really dislike the chaos and noise?

To have a business that is successful, joyful, consistent with your values, and isn’t taking up oodles of your time, it’s important to know more about yourself so that we can match your business practices to your values, personal rhythms, and goals.

If this sounds like a lot, remember you’re not going it alone. I will be right there with you so you feel seen, heard, supported and able put your chosen business structures into place.

“Everyone needs a tribe. People who really “get” you & help support you during periods of transition and growth. Tracie was the medicine women in my tribe. Her knowledge, compassion, groundedness, and insight were a gift to me during my transition from corporate life into building my own private practice. Tracie met me where I was at each session and I left feeling seen, heard, felt, and more willing to explore unknown territory.” Brittiney George, BS, CST, CRS, ICI, CEIM, Movement Practitioner, Somatic Therapist, Infant Massage and Baby Signs® Educator

We will draw a map of where you’re headed, why you’re headed there, who you want to travel with, and how you want to get there, so that you feel confident and clear and trust yourself to make aligned choices.

Then, we’ll tie it all together into a plan that your body wisdom loves, so taking action feels natural.

 

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I’m Tracie Nichols, holistic business coach, and I help body centered practitioners and highly sensitive women make a good living guided by the wisdom of their bodies.

I combine 10 years as a business owner (3 years as a massage and craniosacral therapist, 7 years mentoring women) with 15 years of corporate sales and marketing experience. Add a master’s degree in human and organizational transformation, certification as a career services provider, a foundation of deep ecology and a biomimetic, systems-based approach to business building and ta-da!

You get a highly sensitive woman leader doing business coaching that’s comfortably practical with its roots in wild magic.

You also get someone in your corner helping you persist when change gets uncomfortable, teaching you the business ropes, supporting you as you find the ones that best fit your business. There will be honesty, kindness and laughter. Probably aromatherapy. Maybe a nature metaphor or two….or three.

What this coaching experience contains…

— For $797 you receive four 60-minute Zoom workshops, scheduled every two weeks.

  • Session 1: discover more about yourself so that we can match your business practices to your values, personal rhythms, and goals.
  • Session 2: uncover more about your people so that you can find them and invite them into your world and create mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Session 3: create business tools and strategies that work with your body rhythms and heart wisdom so doing the business of your business isn’t overwhelming and you can focus on doing the work you love.
  • Session 4: draw a map of where you choose to take this body-guided business of yours so you know your next steps and feel confident implementing them.

— Two additional 60 minute coaching calls you can use to ask questions, heartstorm ideas, deal with unkind voices, boost confidence…scheduled whenever works best for you and completed within 75 days of beginning the program.

— Supporting information, worksheets, and resources so you can start your own library of helpful information and people.

Contact me for a free Discovery Conversation. Together we’ll see if this is the right program for you.

Schedule Discovery Conversation.