Amy Geach

Amy Geach

Every allied health practice has a brand. Your brand helps to add value to your services, reduce dissatisfaction for your customers, imply a level of quality to your services and showcase the personality of your practice. Your brand is very important and it is one thing that you should always think of when you make decisions going forward. Here are 5 rules to ensure you consider when you are working towards your goals.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 08:04

4 simple steps to plan your new year

There is a wonderful quote that I love… “If you don’t change where you are going, you will end up where you are going”.  Now that is a great plan if you are really happy with where you are going… but if you have hit complacent mode, or are just stuck in your routine… stuck in bad habits… think about whether those are the places you want to continue to go in your practice or in your personal life.  What are you going to do in 2017? I have put together some steps to help you get organised early on and make a plan for this year.

I’m not sure if you are right into TEDtalks… I love to watch them and there are a few that I go back to watch again and again when seeking some inspiration or energy in my work. Listen at any time, whilst travelling, at home, at the start of your work day.  There are lots of different topics you can choose from, but I have handpicked 7 that I think can really relate to an allied health practice.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 08:35

The night before Christmas.... to do list!

The week before Christmas!  Mine feels busy!  I have lots to do and there are still clients who need our help right up until Christmas Eve.  I quite thrive on being busy, but I then worry about forgetting things.  It is really nice to go on any break knowing that you have left work feeling like things were in order – well I like that anyway.  So a few tips today on what to check off your list before you head on leave this year…

Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:08

How to foster innovation in your practice

Innovation can lead to greater education and knowledge for all practitioners, regardless of location and access to supervisors. When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of innovation, the underlying driver of innovation is creative problem solving. Fostering this creativity into your workplace can have a direct positive impact on productivity and performance. Sharing, then, of these creative ideas further enhances the development of the allied health workforce nationally, which is something I am very excited about!

So, what are you going to do to develop and engage innovation into your workplace?

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:50

Gift ideas for your referrers

It's the time of year when a small gesture of thanks to your referrers for their support during the year can be very much appreciated. If you are looking for a suitable gift for your referrers and need inspiration, we have put together some ideas for you...

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:52

Energy Efficiency in your Practice

Coming into Christmas or holiday periods can be a quieter time for many practices. This is often when staff take leave, or you yourself may take leave. Often clients are away as well on holidays and this means that your cash flow can be affected at this time. It is important to look for ways to improve your cash flow during the year, but importantly at this time. One way is to reduce your utility bills. We have put together some ideas to reduce your electricity bill this period.

Last week I attended a wonderful course run by the amazing Michelle French and Amanda Cullen.  The course covered the legal aspects of practice and is certainly a topic that we need to ensure we are aware of as practitioners.  There were many ‘ah-ha’ moments for me, even after being a therapist for many years, and also many reminders about the things we need to consider when treating and writing reports for our clients.  A few tips to keep in mind:

Earlier this week I presented a session at our Healthy Practice workshop on "Branding your Private Practice", and I would like to share some tips with you today on one of the things we learnt about: Brand Style Guides. Do you have one for your practice? Why are they important?

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:25

3 Handy Websites

This week we are "busy busy" getting our Healthy Practice jobs complete ready for next week. We are very excited to head to Brisbane on Sunday ready to share in two days of great business learning with other allied health professionals. Here at Maida Learning we love to share with you tips and resources to help you become more business savvy and to certainly make your day easier. Sometimes, the tiny little things can make a difference to your day. Today I share 3 websites that you might find helpful...