Kimberly Demby, Ph.D.
“Prior to working with Dr. Dwyer, I felt very scattered, lacking in direction, overwhelmed, and having difficulty making decisions. I wasn’t sure if I needed a coach at first.I had figured most things out on my own, and coaching is a significant financial investment. From the initial consultation I found Dr. Dwyer to be very grounding, validating, and action-oriented. She is incredibly warm, smart, and giving of her time and resources. She is a gem!
With Dr. Dwyer’s help, I’ve been able to define my values and better market to my target population, resulting in an increase in referrals. I’ve onboarded new clinicians who share my values. The result is my practice feels more like I’ve wanted it to feel–connection among staff members and with clients, all working toward the same goal. Additionally, I’ve undergone mindset shifting around how to be an employer who’s compassionate yet also direct regarding expectations. It’s amazing how being values oriented can shift things so dramatically. I’m much more enthusiastic and engaged with my staff because I’ve created a place where shared values are at the center. I’m also working to create a schedule that works for my family, which brings me joy. I’d absolutely recommend Dr. Dwyer to anyone feeling as though they are lacking direction or focus in their practice building process.
Jennifer McDonald, Ph.D.
“When I started coaching, I was transitioning from a job I hated into my own practice, and I was overwhelmed, worried and had questions about starting my business. I was skeptical of coaches and worried that I wouldn’t get what I needed from the experience.After working with Kim, I feel more secure in what I’m doing, have grown my referral sources, quit my full time job, and clarified values in my business and personal life. Kim forms relationships—and that is what sold me. I would recommend working with Kim to business owners who want to learn how to build not only a business, but a life.She is warm, genuine, flexible, and meets you where you’re at. She cares about me as a human and business owner–and that makes all the difference.”
Kate Mink, LCSW
“As a newly licensed therapist, I was looking to leave my full time, agency job and increase my autonomy. I was concerned about the financial commitment of coaching, but Kim met me from a place of service and worked to adapt to my needs. Since working with Kim, my caseload has increased and I’ve changed my mindset to one of building relationships and offering service to my community. Kim never pushed me farther than I was willing to go and decisions were always mine to make, but she encouraged me to push myself and work with my value system. I would absolutely recommend Kim to anyone looking to grow their practice.”
Stephanie Nelson, ABPP, ABPdN
I’ve worked with coaches before but found that none of them led to deep or lasting change. I chose to work with Kim because I resonated with her journey and sensed she would understand, without judgment, my frustrations. I was so impressed by her no obligation initial call! I found her to be calm, thoughtful, serene, wise, heart-centered, and optimistic without being overly “cheerleader-y.” Since working with Kim in coaching, I’ve shifted to 100% private pay by marketing to my ideal clients so that I can balance providing excellent clinical care with a financially sustainable practice. I feel more professionally fulfilled as I’ve increased the consultation side of my practice, and begun the process of dreaming bigger and bolder for future offerings.
Erika Frieze, Psy.D.
I was in a state of “pandemic turmoil” previous to reaching out to Dr. Dwyer: my business was stagnant and needed to grow to meet client needs. I needed help with systemic direction and growth. Kim came highly recommended and I knew she had the insight and knowledge to help me base my decisions within my values.
Working with Kim, I grew my gross revenue from low 6 figures to likely over 7 figures this year, and grew. my team from 9 employees to 14. Kim helped me to develop a mission statement and employee handbook, to understand my values as an employer and business, and how to articulate those values to my team and clients. I have gained more confidence in myself and have almost paid off my 6 figure student loan debt in 1 year, which is huge!
I would recommend Kim to my colleagues. She encouraged me to return to my values and make aligned choices, which was grounding. She provides accountability and doesn’t do the work for you, so the successes are rewarding!
Melanie Wheel, MS, LPC
Before working with Kim, I was lacking confidence that I would be able to create the practice that I envisioned and struggling with imposter syndrome and scarcity mindset.
From the initial consult, I knew Kim was the coach I wanted to work with: she listened really well, asked me insightful questions, and formulated a plan as we talked, identifying things in a way I hadn’t.
Since working with Kim, I’ve increased my caseload and my monthly converted clients by more than 2x, created a sustainable system for marketing, worked through mindset barriers in order to reach out to other providers, increased revenue by over $2,000/mo with further anticipated increases, and increased my confidence and ability to manage practice policies. Overall, my work life balance has improved, and I spend much less time worrying about work.
I would recommend Kim to any new or seasoned practice owner that is willing to put in the work of changing their mindset and their practice for the better. Kim is very organized and goal oriented, genuine, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to., and will challenge your thought process in a caring way.
Katie Gordon, LMSW
Before I started working with Kim, I was launching my practice and felt terrified. I had no idea how I was going to put all the pieces together. While coaching was a big financial investment, I found Kim to be knowledgable, kind, genuine, and supportive.
Since working with Kim, I started my practice and grew from zero clients to twenty-five in less than a year! I’ve noticed a definite increase in my confidence seeing all the pieces come together. The encouragement and accountability I gained through coaching really helped me reach my goals.
I would recommend Kim to anyone wanting to start, update, or upgrade their practice. Her knowledge and years of experience is so incredibly helpful, she is down to earth and friendly, and she helps you reflect on what you know and what you want to form goals. Kim is the best!
Kick Start Group Coaching: Now Accepting Applications
The Kick Start Group Coaching Program is now accepting applications for our next group cohort. You’ll explore everything you need to launch, grow, or re-define your practice in a way that reflects your unique values with emotionally and financially sustainable growth. Click on the button to read more about the group and read group testimonials.