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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 039 | The Business of Coaching with James Wedmore

5/24/2022
Welcome back, everyone! Today, we're kicking things off with a special guest, none other than James Wedmore, where the focus is on all things coaching. Transitioning from clinician to coach is a great way for therapists to grow and evolve in the online space -- and we all know that there's certainly a need for qualified coaches! Yet many therapists often get stuck on the business side of things, including marketing, sales and pricing. While James and I have different approaches to our...

Duration:01:21:32

EPISODE 038 | My Last Year: Trials, Triumphs, and New Beginnings

5/10/2022
It's been a while, hasn't it? Today, I'm going to fill you in on what I've been up to these last few months. But more importantly, I'm going to share my next steps now that I'm officially behind the mic again, and the direction that we're going with the show. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: If this episode has you excited for what's coming up next, I would love it if you’d leave a review and share your thoughts with me. And while you've got your phone out, make sure...

Duration:00:19:46

EPISODE 037 | Serving Your Audience Through In-Person Events Featuring Trish Williams + Laura Park Figueroa

10/27/2021
On today’s episode, I’m joined by two very special guests, both of whom are rockstars and leaders in the OT entrepreneurial space... Trish Williams and Laura Park Figueroa! Tune in as Trish + Laura share about the trials and tribulations of event planning as both a marketing strategy and revenue stream. They launched the inaugural OT Entrepreneur Virtual Summit in 2019 and again in 2020... But this year? They're taking this event on the road and hosting it LIVE in Florida, November...

Duration:01:02:24

EPISODE 036 | Getting Out of Your Head + Chasing Your Dreams with Sarah Rheinberger

10/27/2021
On today's episode, I'm joined by Sarah Rheinberger, an OT based out of Darwin, Australia that is also a change maker, a mindset coach, a visionary thinker and one of my business besties! In this episode, Sarah and I chat about our evolving journey in the online space, the personal growth that comes with entrepreneurship and the various ways we've been connected through our work in both women's health and coaching. If this episode resonates with you in any way, you might want to consider...

Duration:00:40:54

EPISODE 035 | Pulling Back the Curtain on Podcasting, Social Media + Connection with Brock Cook

10/26/2021
We're back! I've been on somewhat of an unplanned hiatus with the podcast the last few months and in this episode, I'm joined by my friend, colleague and fellow podcaster, Brock Cook as we talk about where I've been and why I've been so quiet these days. In this episode, you'll hear me and Brock chat about all kinds of things related to podcasting, social media, setting boundaries with our time, managing our mental health and being authentic in what we share with our respective...

Duration:01:21:33

EPISODE 034 | Understanding the Power of the Written Word with Jenny Gill

7/12/2021
After a short hiatus to enjoy some time by the lake, we're back with another episode! Today, I'm joined by my special guest Jenny Gill, an OT entrepreneur with a passion for health promotion and education. She's now using her talent for writing to help other practitioners promote their amazing programs, products and services within the rehabilitation industry. In this episode, you'll hear Jenny and I chat about all kinds of things related to writing better copy, getting clear on your...

Duration:00:50:45

EPISODE 033 | From Blogger to OT Entrepreneur and Advocate with Jaime Spencer

6/23/2021
Meet Jaime Spencer, a school aged occupational therapist, advocate, author, AOTA approved educator, blogger, YouTuber, and founder of missjaimeot.com. Jaime has been a Long Island pediatric OT for twenty years. She currently works in a public school in Nassau County with students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. She also has ten years of experience working in a sensory gym part-time with preschool-age children. She co-authored The Handwriting Book, The Scissors Skills book and The Toilet...

Duration:00:51:20

EPISODE 032 | Supporting Pediatric Practice Owners to Get More Referrals with Jane Erbe

6/14/2021
This is a special episode in that we’re doing another coaching call with a member of the OTGR Community. Today, I’m joined by my guest Jane Erbe, an OT with 30 years’ experience as a pediatric OT and six years’ experience in private practice as owner of S.M.A.R.T. Pediatrics in Connecticut, USA. During our coaching call, we’re doing a deeper dive into sales and marketing as it relates to a high ticket offer in the OT business coaching world. More specifically, you’ll hear us talking about...

Duration:01:02:39

EPISODE 031 | Our Plans for Wrapping Up Season One

6/11/2021
Yes, it’s true. The countdown is on. After today, we have 9 episodes left before we wrap up season one! And in this episode, I’m pulling back the curtain on why we’re going on a short hiatus and what our listeners can expect in the next few months. Some of the things I talk about on today’s show: Links: If you’re listening to this episode in JUNE 2021 and you have an interest in learning more about what it means to work online, come on over to my pop-up Facebook group “The Rise of the...

Duration:00:14:38

EPISODE 030 | The Journey from Clinic Owner to Digital CEO with Trish Williams

6/7/2021
Today's episode is pure awesomeness. I am joined by Trish Williams, who is my friend, one of my business buddies, my coaching colleague and a former VIP coaching client. She’s also the co-host of the OT entrepreneur summit and host of the OTs Get Paid podcast. Trish has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years. Prior to starting in private practice, she worked in paediatrics and inpatient/outpatient neurology. She’s also a speaker and presenter in the area of OT and sensory...

Duration:01:17:03

EPISODE 029 | Syncing My Business with a 28-Day Work Cycle

6/4/2021
The focus of today’s episode is on ways of improving your performance in your business. And we’re going to do that by tapping into the power of CYCLES. More specifically, I’m going to be sharing about how I’m working to sync my business with a 28-day work cycle. During this episode, some of the things I talk about include: And more! If you would like to know more about tracking and working with your menstrual cycle as a woman in business, here are some great resources and links to check...

Duration:00:24:00

EPISODE 028 | Pediatric Pelvic Health as a Specialty Area of Practice with Quiara Smith

5/31/2021
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Quiara Smith, a pediatric OT with a private practice that focuses on pelvic floor dysfunctions and toileting challenges. Based out of both California and Hawaii, her pediatric experience encompasses infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. With a holistic and integrative approach to care, Quiara guides children to achieving continence with confidence. In this episode, you’ll hear about: And more! LINKS: You can connect with Quiara on Facebook and...

Duration:00:51:52

EPISODE 027 | Five Steps to More 1:1 Coaching Clients

5/28/2021
In today’s episode, we’re talking about COACHING. More specifically, I’m taking you through a five-step process for getting more 1:1 coaching clients. And no, this information doesn’t apply to only a certain type of coaching. If you’re working with individual clients in a coaching capacity, get ready to take some notes! Some of the things we talk about in this episode: And more! Would you like more guidance and support in putting together your coaching offer? Join me for part TWO of our...

Duration:00:18:16

EPISODE 026 | Coaching Conversations with My Business Mentor Featuring James Wedmore

5/24/2021
Based out of Arizona, USA, James has been supporting digital CEOs from around the world to build and scale their online businesses for the last 15 years. I first signed up to work with him in October 2018 and since then, he's played a pivotal role in how I'm growing and evolving as both a coach and an online business owner. In today's episode, James and I connect over the biggest lessons that I've learned from him in the last 2 and a half years. We do a deeper dive into personal growth and...

Duration:01:07:56

EPISODE 025 | How Thinking Like a Scientist Can Grow Your Business

5/21/2021
Today’s episode almost didn’t happen… But I’m embracing the concept of imperfect action! We're going to talk about finding ways how we show up in our business and the different approaches we can use as a guide in growing our business. In this episode, I talk about: And more! Resources and Links: My FREE 3-part training series on the Business of Coaching is just around the corner, it kicks off on May 24th! To get your name on the registration list, go to...

Duration:00:13:54

EPISODE 024 | Supporting OTs in a Dynamic Way with Devon Breithart

5/17/2021
Today’s special guest is Devon Breithart, a woman of many skills and talents… She first discovered her passion for working in the public school system, which eventually led her to create The Dynamic School OT – an online course and mentorship program for school-based therapists who want to become more effective, confident, and happy in their practice. This is also such an inspiring episode as you'll hear us talk about thinking outside the box, trying different things and being open to...

Duration:00:48:22

EPISODE 023 | Building Your Audience with Intention

5/14/2021
It’s Friday! And we’re once again wrapping up the week with a shorter episode that’s more focused on the business side of things. This week, we’re talking about what it means to build an audience with intention and clarity. In this episode, I talk about: And more! Resources and Links: Don't forget to mark your calendars because my FREE 3-part training series on the Business of Coaching kicks off on May 24th! To get your name on the registration list, go to...

Duration:00:24:00

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