Last Updated on March 3, 2022 by Coach M
Don’t you feel uneasy or impatient without meaning when you find yourself busy every day?
The clinic you started with passion and ideals at the time of opening becomes far from your ideals as the days go by, and you’re just busy doing the job at your eyes.
What kind of dentist did you want to be at the beginning of your business, and what kind of clinic did you want to have?
We dentists don’t learn business at school, and when we start work, on weekend,we learn technical skills on course, and weekdays,we are busy with seeing patients so we don’t have much time to learn business.
I am a business coach and dentist now, but when I was a dentist in Tokyo, I used to practice until late every day on weekdays, read dental books after coming home, and go to implant courses and aesthetic treatment courses on weekends. I had little time to study in other fields.
In such a situation, most dentists open their business at a young age.
Table of Contents
1. What is Business Coaching for Dentists?
Business coach for dentists guides clinic owner like GPS to support the achievement of the goal.
First of all, do you have a mission or vision for a clinic?
What kind of clinic do you want to make?
Why is your clinic so special compared to many other clinics?
Why have you been chosen by patients for a long time?
What are you good at and what’s not?
You don’t have to know well at this point. Coaching will surely clear you up and you will be able to see the direction you should go.
2. How to do business coaching for dentists
First of all, grasp the current situation. We will clarify our mission and vision and plan toward your goals.
We analyze what is missing and what is not necessary to achieve our goals and bridge the gap between the current situation and the status quo.
This seems to be easy, but if there is no one to push your back from behind, it is difficult to proceed because you have full of work to do in front of you. This is also where business coaches can be used effectively.
It’s really fun that your prescious clinic like as your child becomes the clinic you envisioned.
There are many things you can do with your business coaches, such as educating staff who will create their own ideal clinic together, developing dentists who will be entrusted to the branch office in the future, developing leadership for executives, building mindsets as a director, strategies for expanding business, branding for differentiation, and so on.
Of course, you will also improve your stress management, management of your emotions, and communication skills with your staff.
3. What to start
Can you draw a vision for your treasured clinic in the future?
What kind of people are working in your clinic?
Can you draw revenue, scale, retirement time, etc.?
If you can’t draw, you can make your own thoughts as soon as possible and plan as specifically as possible.
Once you’ve made a plan, let’s actually put it into action.
Everything doesn’t go smoothly, so you need to fix it, but if you have a solid final goal, there are plenty of ways to get there.
Then, make a habit of looking back on whether the plan is going well, and correct the trajectory, so that you can achieve the clinic that you are aiming for.
Dentists don’t have a chance to learn about business if they don’t act on their own.
Even if you look at the people around you, there are only a few people who are familiar with business. Such environment makes you feel it’s normal not knowing about business. And that is lead your clinic as just one of many clinics.
Even if your passion as a dentist is more than anyone else’s, the management of the clinic does not work by itself.
Most of us dentists who are artisan thinking. That’s why learning a little business can make a considerable difference.
And it is the business coach who can support it effectively in a short time.