I consider Joe, Ken and Ernie to be the Dream Team of group private practice coaching. They bring a wealth of experience because they’ve each built their own successful group private practice.
I was really struggling and I had no idea really what I was doing. I reached out to Joe, Ken and Ernie. With them I was able to start to strategically plan my growth and that has been an incredible help. With their insight, knowledge and thoughtfulness, I was able to begin to develop a solid business plan that I could see progressing towards an even higher profit margin in this business. They are experts in the field and they know what they’re talking about. I wish many times I had met them a lot earlier than now — I think it would have made my life a lot easier.
Joe, Ken and Ernie are fantastic guys who have taught me to take my business from a one-person entity to now a seven-therapist entity [with] a waiting list of referrals…These three gentlemen can tell you exactly what you need to do, and it’s based on personal experience. You can grow your business and serve people at the same time….run, don’t walk, sign up for GPS and you won’t be sorry.
What sets [Joe, Ken and Ernie] apart from other business coaches…Besides the fact that they’re all successful in what they do, they are wonderful people who really guide you in the right direction. They have really helped me to move my thought process, take action and really make a difference in the work that I do. I know that if you work with them, whatever direction they point you in, it will only lead to your growth and success.
Joe Bavonese is simply the best practice consultant working today. He sets the standard…I’ve watched him transform about a dozen group practices into many times what they were earning prior to his getting engaged.
Ernie Schmidt has the fastest growing private pay practice that I’m aware of. He’s encyclopedic on anything having to do with business development. He’s as sharp as a knife at dissecting any place where the marketing process or the operational process might be breaking down or cramping growth. He’s a CBT expert, so he’s really quick to identify any kinds of beliefs that might be inhibiting you from doing what you need to do to make the practice grow more.
Ken Urie is a visionary. Every time I’ve seen him in a group, he always inspires the group and challenges the group to new levels. He has a gift for getting your eyes back on the goal and reminding you of whatever it is in you that at some point knew that you could do it…
I’ve been working with Joe, Ken and Ernie since the summer of 2013.
I got the idea to start a Group Practice so I could make more income for my family and potentially work less. I now have 3 locations of my center with 20 clinicians, and we’re on track to do over a million dollars in gross sales this year. And I truly have to say that I never could have achieved this type of growth so quickly without Joe, Ernie and Ken’s help. They have been on this journey a lot longer than I have and along the way were able to share immense amounts of their wisdom and how to approach issues. I can’t say enough how much they’ve helped me grow my practice…
“I was very excited to hear about Joe, Ernie and Ken’s new GPS program to help other Group Practices succeed.
“I’ve had contact with Joe on a weekly basis for the past 7 or 8 years and it’s had a huge impact on my ability to be successful. He’s helped me protect the business and helped the business thrive…
“I can’t think of another expert or someone I’d rather turn to about a fee-for-service practice than Ernie. He’s not just surviving, but he’s thriving as well. He brings a sense of humor — he’s got a straight-forward, problem-solving approach that cuts right to the root of the issue. He has a highly developed set of strategies in how to experience Group Practice success in the most competitive of markets…
“Ken has really been a role-model on how to build a private practice. Ken’s approach goes beyond a straightforward business model. He really focuses on the core values of why we do what we do. He sees the business from a spiritual perspective and it elevates the discussion any time we talk about decision-making.
“So if you listen closely to what each one of these individuals shares, and follow in their footsteps, I don’t think you can go wrong. I can think of no better Return on Investment personally, professionally and financially…”
I’ve known Joe, Ken and Ernie for several years and they are three of the biggest All-Stars of the group practice world. They have each created incredibly successful group practices, and just as important, they know how to keep that growth going. They have an incredible depth of knowledge in all facets of group practice, from hiring to marketing to effective leadership. I’ve learned so much from them over the years. You’ll be learning from the best, so be prepared for your practice to take off.”
If you are ready to grow your practice and reach new heights that you may have thought wasn’t possible, this is a not to miss opportunity. Ernie, Joe and Ken are unique in their ability to help group practice owners focus on their strengths, overcome their barriers and have fun while doing it. They get the challenges we face and can help because they are living it. Ernie, Joe and Ken are analytical, insightful, supportive and most of all, genuinely great people who have created three of the most successful group practices in the county. I credit so much of my group practice’s growth to my work with them over the past four years. The return on investment is immeasurable!
The opportunity to learn from Joe Bavonese, Ken Urie and Ernie Schmidt is a game changer for anyone aspiring to take their group practice to the next level. While they are each incredibly successful, they have built their respective practices in very different ways and will be able to help you further build your clinic in your unique way. Being in a group with them you will be encouraged as well as challenged and you will become part of a community of supportive colleagues you will probably stay in touch with for a very, very long time.
I don’t know how much these guys are charging for their services, but I am guessing that it is not nearly enough. Seriously. You are going to get arguably the leader nationally in practice building, Joe Bavonese, who is without question the top expert in online marketing for the mental health industry. You are going to get a practice owner in Ken Urie who is beyond masterful in creating and managing the systems and internal culture of a group practice in ways that allow for optimizing not only profitability but the sense of having an integrated, fully functioning business enterprise. And, you are going to get another practice owner, Ernie Schmidt, who brings not only the know-how for building and running a self-pay, group practice but also has an incredible energy and enthusiasm for the work that he does. I have known all three of these gentlemen for years now. So, if you are looking to take your current practice to new heights and achieve lifestyle balance in doing so, this is the program for you.