Amy Geach

Amy Geach

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:41

Do you have staff requesting flexible hours?

The National Employment Standards include a right for employees to request flexible working arrangements from their employer. Did you know an employer can only refuse such a request on ‘reasonable business grounds’? Let's check out what this means for us in our practices...

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:09

Ideas for your next staff meeting

Last week I was asked a really great question by a member - Did I have any ideas about how to freshen up staff planning sessions? It was such a great question I thought I would share some of the ideas we came up with:

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 12:08

Do you have leadership skills?

Developing your skills as a leader is important in many aspects of health care. Not only does it allow us to have greater success in managing a practice or a service toward a vision, but it allows us also the potential to help our clients who are in need. There are many skills that we can develop as leaders that can also carry over into our performance when assisting clients.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:43

Marketing when shy

Putting yourself out there and telling the world about your services can be hard – particularly if you are a shy person, or are considered an introvert. Don’t let this stop you though, there are still many ways to market your services quietly without the panic and stress of cold calling and trying to schedule meetings with potential referrers.

In November we will be hosting our 3rd Healthy Practice event in Brisbane and one of the topics will be looking at your Privacy obligations as an allied health practitioner, and how you can ensure you maintain privacy standards in your practice. This is a topic I get asked alot about, and today I thought I would share some of the commonly underestimated areas of risk where breach of privacy can occur in our allied health practices.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:31

Start small to overcome your biggest hurdle

I often ask allied health practitioners what they feel their biggest daily challenge is, and one of the most frequent replies is not having enough time to get things done. Today I want to share with you how you can start small to manage that big feeling of overwhelm when we are run off our feet with "busyness".

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:48

Fraud in your practice

Yesterday Yvette and I attended the annual Women in Business Spring breakfast here in Wagga Wagga and I was a little shocked at a statistic shared by the guest speaker, the Honorable Michael McCormack, Minister for Small Business. In his address on small business across Australia, he stated that 15% of employees will steal from their workplace – either money, or products; 15% never will, and the remaining 70% might. They are higher fraud statistics than I ever thought.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:20

Your allied health practice competitors

I always hear a lot of allied health practice owners do two things – opposite things! People seem to either fret about competitors or they are oblivious to any competitors even existing (of course, it is easier to pretend they are not there!). In private practice you cannot avoid competitors. Have you really thought about your competitors? Here are a couple of tips…

Business plans are a written document that outlines what you are aspiring to achieve in your practice and how you might reach those aspirations. To put it very simply – it provides the direction for your practice so you don’t get lost. If you are feeling lost, or haven't looked at your plan for a while, now is a great time to stop and think of where you are going.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 09:37

Crafting your vision

When I work with fellow allied health professionals, I often hear people say “I am not sure where I am headed” or that they started a practice and are finding it hard to plan for where they might end up, having never been in practice before. I get that! Sometimes it can be hard to work out where you are going if you have not been in that situation before. But a vision for your practice is really important. How to write a good one? Glad you asked!