Review of ProDoula Advanced Business Training for Birth Workers

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Now that I have attended my second Advanced Business Training with ProDoula's Randy Patterson, I would like to give a quick review of the program. I attended my first ABT in October 2014. I was pregnant and on maternity leave, but I was still more than ready to get really serious about Wichita Doula and gain the tools I needed to be a sustainable business that could stick around and support families for a long time.

The workshop was much more than simply learning about contracts and insurance and interviews – it was also incredibly motivational, inspiring, and uplifting. Randy speaks with authority as one who has personally been there and used these tools to create a successful business, and makes sure that each and every person feels seen and heard and cared about. These are just some of the helpful things I learned that day:

  • communication styles
  • business forms and contracts
  • branding and marketing
  • blogging and SEO
  • business etiquette
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Randy answers attendees' questions

I and the other wonderful businesswomen there left with a huge drive to work hard, be the best versions of ourselves, and create a great business model which would ensure that our clients received the absolute best personalized service possible.

I worked so hard the following year to implement all of my ideas, and couldn't wait to attend my second ABT in September 2015. Last time, I soaked in the information I most needed – and this time, I could really hear everything that hadn't applied to me yet so that I could tweak my systems. I was more than happy to have taken the time to go again – especially since once you have paid for the workshop one time, you can go again as many times as you want!

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Time management worksheet and pages of valuable notes!

Wichita Doula's motto is “excellence and integrity”, and the ABT helped me get the tools I needed to make sure I can deliver on that 110% to my amazing clients, who deserve only the best. I would recommend ABT not just to doulas but also to midwives, chiropractors, direct salespeople, and anyone else who owns a small service-based business and wants to give the absolute best to their customers. Randy Patterson has pushed and inspired me to be the best woman, doula, and businesswoman I can be.

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Wichita Doula meets Rock 'n' Roll Doula

Here's to another year, and many more, of commitment, hard work, and reward (just like giving birth)!

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