Practitioner Corner: Two Hot Resources – Public Speaking and Growing Your Holistic Business

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Part 1 of this issue of Dr. Ritamarie's Practitioner Corner provides two seemingly unrelated yet totally related issues: on public speaking and growing your holistic business. The first resource is from Jonathan Bender and the second is from Stacey and Carey over at Holistic MBA. These are two fantastic resources for taking your coaching career to the next level!

Part 1:

“Cat Got Your Tongue?” – Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

by Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA
Authenticity Coach & Intuitive Business Strategist

Coaches and holistic practitioners may know that public speaking – be it in person to a group, or on a teleseminar – is a proven method to get known as an expert and get clients.  However, most don't do it, because they have some degree of fear around it – or perhaps they do speak, but don't enjoy it.

While this fear is common, it's not commonly known that it isn't difficult to stop having nervousness and discomfort.  In fact, they can be transformed into power and presence – which incredibly appeals to their ideal clients, creating greater trust.  When we are in our center, and know how to connect effectively, others are compelled to work with us.

Several factors are involved with finding greater confidence, including a degree of inner transformation (such as one's relationship to oneself – including giving yourself permission to just be you). Of particular note to those somatically oriented is that the nervous system needs to be reoriented.

When we're nervous, the nervous system is literally in overload. Embodied practices, such as letting go of physical tension, as well as grounding, are initial first steps in releasing old patterns – which creates space for you to step into the most powerful expression of yourself.

Over the past 17 years of coaching public speaking and performance, I've created a holistic and embodied system that helps absolutely anyone find their power, confidence and presence.

You are invited to a live, free video training, How to Transform the Fear of Public Speaking into Powerful Confidence, where I will detail the 5 Keys to Speaking with Confidence, how to find authentic presence, and a detailed look at fear that arises – and how to change it.

Don't worry, the video will be available afterward if you can't make it live.

Click here to register: 5 Keys to Speaking With Confidence

Part 2:

Growing Your Holistic Health Business

by Ritamarie Loscalzo

I don’t know about you, but I love to get “geeky”  when it comes to all the biochemistry of how our amazing bodies work.

I find that understanding biochemical pathways is the key to really digging deep into why  my patients are experiencing the health challenges they do, and to discovering how best to guide them back to health.

I love to understand the biochemistry of food and herbs as well, which helps me to “match thing up” really well and give my patients the guidance they need to restore balance.

Doctor with vegetablesIf you are in my Client Assessment Tools for Holistic Practitioners course or my year long Energy Recharge System Practitioner certification, you’ve witnessed me geeking out.

But all the great understanding of biochemistry needs to be coupled with understanding how to run a successful practice that attracts your ideal clients.  I have a resource this week that I wish I had when I first started my practice back in 1992!  It would have saved me years of trial and error and got me out there helping many more patients than I did when I first started.

My friends Carey Peters and Stacey Morgenstern started a business called Holistic MBA to help heart centered nutrition and wellness coaches to transform more clients and make a bigger impact on the world.  Last week they announced the opening of registration for their new 4-month business training for holistic practitioners.  It’s called Holistic MBA Core, and you can find out more here:  Holistic MBA Core

They did a set of free videos with handouts that are extremely valuable and it’s a great way to check them out to see if you’d like to study with them.  You can catch the videos and checklists HERE:  HMBA Training

The free stuff is valuable even if you are not ready to take the leap.  Their programs complement mine beautifully!


With love and appreciation,


Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo


What tools to you use to help with the fear of public speaking and growing your holistic business? Comment below!

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