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The OTs Gone Rogue podcast is a weekly dose of storytelling inspiration, hosted by Melissa LaPointe. Join her as she interviews trailblazers, visionaries and thought leaders from around the therapy world, sharing stories about overcoming adversity, cultivating resilience and thinking outside the box as an OT. Melissa delves deep with her guests in a conversational manner and together, they lean into difficult conversations related to personal growth, 'accidental' entrepreneurship, trauma recovery and spiritual well-being. WARNING: We sometimes use strong language about sensitive topics, this podcast is intended for a mature audience.

The OTs Gone Rogue podcast is a weekly dose of storytelling inspiration, hosted by Melissa LaPointe. Join her as she interviews trailblazers, visionaries and thought leaders from around the therapy world, sharing stories about overcoming adversity, cultivating resilience and thinking outside the box as an OT. Melissa delves deep with her guests in a conversational manner and together, they lean into difficult conversations related to personal growth, 'accidental' entrepreneurship, trauma recovery and spiritual well-being. WARNING: We sometimes use strong language about sensitive topics, this podcast is intended for a mature audience.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The OTs Gone Rogue podcast is a weekly dose of storytelling inspiration, hosted by Melissa LaPointe. Join her as she interviews trailblazers, visionaries and thought leaders from around the therapy world, sharing stories about overcoming adversity, cultivating resilience and thinking outside the box as an OT. Melissa delves deep with her guests in a conversational manner and together, they lean into difficult conversations related to personal growth, 'accidental' entrepreneurship, trauma recovery and spiritual well-being. WARNING: We sometimes use strong language about sensitive topics, this podcast is intended for a mature audience.

Language:

English


Episodes

EPISODE 022 | An OT's Approach to Trauma-Informed Care with Jess Hill

5/10/2021
In today's episode, we do a deeper dive into navigating life's transitions and handling adversity. My special guest is Jess Hill, an OT with over 15 years experience in a number of different areas of practice including in a rural hospital in South Africa, in private practice, in the online space as both a course creator and a coach and more recently, as a senior therapist in an addictions clinic located in a castle in the Scottish countryside. During our interview, Jess shares about the...

Duration:00:52:37

EPISODE 021 | Getting Clear on How You See Business

5/7/2021
It's official! Today is our first "Friday episode" drop, where we're going to deliver a shorter episode that's focusing on business skill development and tangible resources for building a revenue stream outside of traditional therapy roles. To kick things off, we're going to talk about how our perception of business... Because how you see business is going to determine what's possible! And mark your calendars because my FREE 3-part training series on the Business of Coaching that kicks off...

Duration:00:17:05

EPISODE 020 | Being Creative with Leadership + Technology in Physical Medicine with Debra Battistella

5/3/2021
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Debra Battistella, an occupational therapist and founder of Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy PLLC. She’s a seasoned therapist with 20 years of experience working in physical and rehab medicine as a COTA and OTR, she also teaches and coordinates fieldwork in an OTA program. In more recent months, Debra has launched an online mirror therapy program to help rehab medicine OTs save time and improve patient outcomes. She’s also now a podcaster,...

Duration:00:51:44

EPISODE 019 | Channeling Your Intuition as a Business-Building Tool with Landy Peek

4/26/2021
Today’s episode is a high-energy interview with Landy Peek, an entrepreneur, a pelvic occupational therapist, a trauma worker, and a Certified Birth Healing Specialist. Landy helps women connect with their feminine energy and feel confident in using their intuition during birth and healing. She also supports therapists in terms of "healing the healer", releasing limiting beliefs and leaning into feminine intuition to bring ease and joy to your practice. There is so much wisdom being shared...

Duration:01:15:04

EPISODE 018 | Helping OTs to Embrace Their Sex-Savviness with Dr. Kathryn Ellis

4/19/2021
Today's episode is packed with all kinds of greatness! And yes, this is an episode where you *may* want to wear headphones if you have little ones in the background... Join me as we navigate the wonderful world of sex and intimacy with the fabulous Dr. Kathryn Ellis, a consultant and OT entrepreneur who champions enhancing OTs’ readiness to address sexuality in clinical practice through professional growth and program development. My talk with Kathryn was truly insightful! In this episode,...

Duration:00:58:47

EPISODE 017 | Supporting Young Families to Have Peace of Mind in Their Environment with Heather Boyd

4/12/2021
Today's episode is all about happy, rested families and health homes! I'm joined by my special guest, Heather Boyd, an OT based out of Ontario, Canada with a private practice that incorporates her two passions -- a holistic, attachment-based approach to infant sleep and environmental health, where she supports families around indoor air quality and indoor health concerns. It turns out that Heather is the only OT we know of that's working in environmental health so this episode is also...

Duration:00:46:32

EPISODE 016 | When the Trailblazer Becomes the Teacher with Laura Rowan

4/5/2021
Have I mentioned that I love to interview trailblazers and visionaries in the OT profession? I also love when these trailblazing OTs really lean into curriculum design and program development, helping to pave the way for more therapists to do this work. Which is why I am thrilled to be featuring Laura Rowan in today’s episode, an OT that is quickly developing a name for herself in the world of pelvic health AND professional development. In this episode you’ll hear about: LINKS: You can...

Duration:01:01:14

EPISODE 015 | Professional Networking and Resume Writing Made Simple with Tanya Peterson

3/29/2021
Today’s episode is jam-packed in value if you’re an OT that wants to really put yourself out there in terms of professional networking, career development and marketing. I’m joined by Tanya Peterson, an OT that’s recently switched gears and is now a career coach, resume writer and LinkedIn strategist for healthcare professionals. I’ve listened and re-listened to this episode twice now and it’s GOLD in terms of concrete tips and tools that Tanya so generously shares with us. In this episode...

Duration:00:47:50

EPISODE 014 | Flourishing Through Nature, Connection & Sustainability with Bronwyn Paynter

3/22/2021
Today’s episode is a beautiful example of how OTs can think big in terms of their impact on the world. I’m joined by my special guest Bronwyn Paynter and as mentioned in the intro, this conversation goes in a few different directions, covering topics related to nature through an OT lens, trailblazing, sustainability, online entrepreneurship, the power of connection and finding joy in our work. In this episode you’ll hear about: LINKS: www.melissalapointe.com/resources Bronwyn’s Facebook...

Duration:00:53:53

EPISODE 013 | Teaching Fitness Pros About the Role of OT in Pelvic Health

3/8/2021
Today’s episode is a little bit different in that it's a replay recording from my friend Claire's show, "The Pelvicpreneur Podcast". This is a movement, marketing and mindset podcast for FitPros, Physios, Personal Trainers and Pilates instructors who work with clients with pelvic floor dysfunction. And I had the opportunity to join Claire to highlight the role of OT and ow we fit in into the bigger picture when it comes to client-centered care and pelvic floor dysfunction. This episode was...

Duration:00:49:00

EPISODE 012 | Launching an Online Course for Therapists with Moira Pena

3/1/2021
Ok, folks, it's time! Today we're releasing our first special edition episode as part of our newest offering, "The OTs Gone Rogue Coaching Call Series". What is this all about, you ask? Once a month, I'm inviting an OT from our Rogue Community to join me on the air for a coaching call (that's intertwined with teachable moments for our audience), where I'm going to help them take the next steps in building a sustainable online revenue stream. And today, we're kicking things off with our...

Duration:01:07:30

EPISODE 011 | An OT’s Journey of Monetizing a Lived Experience with Cheryl Crow

2/22/2021
Today’s episode is going to keep you on your toes as we do a deeper dive into many hot topics related to passion-driven OT entrepreneurship. I’m joined by my special guest Cheryl Crow and we’re talking about the trials and tribulations of idea overload, connecting with our people through video marketing, social entrepreneurship and how to craft an offer from a lived experience. If you enjoy this episode and resonate with it in any way, we’d love to hear about it! Please take a moment to...

Duration:00:47:47

EPISODE 10 | Building Resilience Through Mindfulness + Technology with Sarah Good

2/15/2021
For many therapists, the road to entrepreneurship is not a smooth, linear process -- and on today’s episode, you’ll hear about that journey firsthand. Sarah Good is an OT, a mindfulness teacher and an entrepreneur based out of Ontario, Canada. She’s had her own practice for over six years but it was during the pandemic when she really leaned into being creative with her service delivery model while on lockdown with her family. If you enjoy this episode and resonate with it in any way, we’d...

Duration:00:44:33

EPISODE 009 | A Mind-Body Approach to Pelvic Health and Entrepreneurship with Sujata Martin

2/8/2021
Today’s episode is yet another reminder of why I love what I do! This podcast is giving me the opportunity to connect with so many kindred spirits in the OT profession -- and Sujata Martin is now high on that list. Based out of Buffalo, New York, she’s a birth doula, a sexuality coach, a pelvic floor therapist, an entrepreneur and more recently, an author. Did I mention she also does professional mentoring, community advocacy work AND has a little one at home? How does she balance it all?...

Duration:00:50:39

EPISODE 008 | How to Grow Your Practice by NOT Writing Like a Therapist with Courtney Smith

2/1/2021
Today’s episode is another deep dive into the world of OTs serving OTs. I’m delighted to be joined by my guest, Courtney Smith, and we’re going to not only share about our mutual love of marketing but we’re going to enlighten you on the power of email! Courtney is a dual therapist, credentialed as both an occupational and physical therapist. After working all over the US as a travel therapist for four years, in 2020 she ventured into entrepreneurship and started an email marketing...

Duration:00:41:16

EPISODE 007 | Why I'm Going All In to Support the Visionaries in Our Community

1/25/2021
In today’s episode, I’m once again pulling back the curtains and getting personal, where I share about a recent situation that turned my world upside down -- and why I'm doubling down on supporting the OTs in my circle to make good money and do great things! I’m also going to make an announcement about something new that we’re adding to the OTGR podcast, which many of you are going to be very excited about! In this episode you’ll hear: LINKS: If you're ready to take things to the next...

Duration:00:17:00

EPISODE 006 | Leaning Into Personal Growth as an OT Entrepreneur with Laura Park Figueroa

1/18/2021
If you can't tell by the enthusiasm of my voice during the intro, I'm so excited to welcome Laura Park Figueroa to the show, where we share the details of our business coaching relationship in 2020. More specifically, Laura gives us an honest look into how she's leaned into the challenges of growing not one but two businesses during a pandemic, while also studying for her phD doctorate AND taking on the role of homeschooling mama. And did I mention she pulled this off while also hitting her...

Duration:01:00:47

EPISODE 005 | An Inside-Out Approach to Coaching in the Online Space with Rhaya Lynn

1/11/2021
Today we’re doing a deeper dive into the world of coaching in the online space. More specifically, I have a fascinating conversation with Rhaya Lynn about working with our coaching clients to grow from the inside-out, supporting them on their journey of personal growth and development as they navigate life transitions. If you enjoy this episode and resonate with it in any way, we’d love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to our show, post it to your Instagram Stories and...

Duration:00:45:30

EPISODE 004 | Feminine Wisdom Through an Occupational Lens with Janelle Gullan

1/4/2021
For the first of my guest episodes, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Janelle Gullan, an OT based out of Melbourne, Australia who runs her own practice specializing in helping women connect with their bodies and natural rhythms. Together, we’re diving into topics related to integrative pelvic health, mothering, menstrual cycles and doing things differently in women’s health. If you’re craving a fresh perspective on how OTs are showing up in the world, tune into this episode and let’s...

Duration:00:49:12

EPISODE 003 | A Behind-the-Scenes Look Into Our Show

12/28/2020
Are you curious about why we have our podcast set up the way it's set up? If you're wanting more of the behind-the-scenes details about our show, this is the episode for you. In this episode you’ll hear more about: If you resonate with anything in this episode and it inspires you in some way, I’d love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, share your biggest takeaway and tag us, @otsgonerogue. You can also connect with us...

Duration:00:15:30