I started working with Libby about six months ago. And to be honest, before I started working with her, I was really thinking about making a career change just because I was feeling a little bit discouraged, in the dietetics field, and just what options I had available to me for jobs with what the salary was for, what the job had to offer. I knew that in my professional career I wanted to make more money than that. When I met Libby, when I happened upon her and when we started working together she helped shift my mindset to where I really was able to believe that as a dietitian I could create my own virtual private practice where I could actually help other women create impact and at the same time monetize and be able to make a salary. That in my mind is what I want to make in my professional career.
Working with Libby has been the best decision that I have made for my business. I started my business about a year ago and without her I would have never had the guidance and support in order to make my current business a reality that I absolutely love and that has allowed me to leave my clinical job and pursue this full time while being financially stable and being confident in the systems in my business and allowed me to have a larger impact on the world and being able to spread my message and help the women that I help in my program. I am so thankful that I took the leap to work with Libby.
Libby definitely helped me apply myself and reach my goals faster than I thought I could. It was a great investment in myself and my business. I get messages every single day of Latinas thanking me for, you know, being on Instagram and sharing this information because they can relate to me and because they've never really seen anyone that looks like them sharing this kind of information. Instagram has created so many leads for me that I did not have before when I wasn't posting intentionally.
I will tell anyone on the fence about working with Libby this: I hear you, it's hard to ask for help. And I know you are asking "will this be worth it?" The answer is yes. I wasted five years treating my practice like a hobby and telling myself "I could figure it out". I could not. And I regret waiting so long to invest when my practice could have been what it is becoming today A LOT sooner. If you're serious about your dream to create a private practice marketing through Instagram. Start now. And work with Libby.
Here are specific changes I have seen in myself and in my business since working with Libby. (1) I am clear on my value and my message. My market research and copywriting skills have improved immensely and I have so much fun creating my posts each week. I feel more connected to my work as I ever have and I have regular engagement from followers sharing they feel the same way. (2) I am consistent - I have learned to batch content 1-2 weeks in advance, consistently post, and measure my effectiveness on Instagram so I can continue to improve my message on less time. This is a work in progress - but already my quality of life has improved as my work-life balance is more predictable. (3) I am creating an effective sales funnel with a relatively small following of just 500 followers as I write this today. Since working with Libby, I have gone from clients once-and-a while to getting 1 application per week for 3 months straight (I know because Libby taught me to measure this. How cool is that?!). I am selling 3 month programs at my highest price point ever. (4) I am accountable to the systems I built to maintain my business. Libby offered me the focus and structure to measure the outcomes of my marketing/sales efforts so that I can keep growing on my own. I feel that I have sustainable systems I can continue to use to grow my work for years to come. (5) I am more connected to dietitians like me. Through Libby's Facebook group for clients, I was able to network and connect with like minded dietitians in a safe space that Libby carefully moderates to add value to her already valuable 1:1 coaching. Libby also helped me create a plan to do more networking by creating a visibility plan, which was very helpful to me. I look forward to staying in touch with so many inspiring Dietitians that Libby has connected me with. I'm excited to keep creating opportunities for myself on and off Instagram. I have learned so much from Libby and I trust the same outcome for anyone who will work with her in the future.
Developing the avatar that we talk about so that that also makes putting yourself out there not so scary because if you can think of this one person, this one ideal client and speak to him or her every single time, it's going to make your approach that much more effective
Libby's group program provided me with the support and accountability that I needed to progress in my business. Not only that, she provides a ton of great information to understand the foundations of owning a business. I have grown my instagram following, gained confidence, and developed systems to keep my business functioning optimally. I can't wait to start taking clients 1:1!
I believe I am self motivated and hardworking but when you have no one to be accountable to or to REALLY have ask you about how your business is tracking then it is easy to just "keep busy". Busy does not mean successful.
I knew I was capable of more and in 2019 I wasn't feeling proud of where i was. After listening to Libby on her Podcast I KNEW she could take me to a place where I was proud!
Libby has helped me in so many ways, my top 5 would be:
1. See all the opportunities rather than barriers
2. Give me confidence to follow what I really want, i.e niche down!
3. Inspiration and new ideas
4. Accountability! I love that we set clear tasks and I love the feeling ticking them off!
5. Enhance my ability to use IG as a marketing tool and to get new clients!
I worked with Libby for three months and I wanted to give you some insight into what that was like. So when I started working with Libby, I had already sort of started my own private practice. I wasn't really sure where it was going or what I was going to do next. I know that the corporate world clinical positions, I know that stuff's not for me. So I had always known that I needed to have my own business. I want to have my own creativity, I want to be able to talk to people the way I want to talk to them. So I wasn't exactly even sure what that looked like. And then my very first meeting with Libby it would truly was better than that.
One of the best parts about working with Libby is having a plan of action! Together, we discussed the vision for my social media feed and I was able to start working towards that vision, step by step. She helped me organize my thoughts, create an easy to follow social media schedule and helped me write better captions. I honestly felt so lost when it came to my social media presence before working with Libby, but she allowed me to build confidence and skills on exactly what I asked for – building my Instagram account! Working with Libby also changed my mindset when it came to my online biz – I had a lot of self doubt as a fresh RD and she encouraged me forward. For that, I am eternally grateful.
Working with her she's helped me align my message and focus more on what I needed to do to clarify that and to market myself to sell my services. And from there I've been working alongside like women in our group program, which has been so great.
Thinking back to the last episode that we recorded because the evolution of me as a dietitian and also me as The Sorority Nutritionist and the persona and business that I have online has taken so many more steps in leaps and bounds than I ever could have imagined. And I, I set a goal with Libby back in April. I'm like, I want to be full time by January and thank God, knock on wood, I'm here now and I accomplished that goal
Ever since I started working with Libby, I've tried to apply everything that she's told me and I've been able to grow my Instagram from less than a thousand followers to 10,000 in just three months. And then she gave me the courage to start a course.
Tallene Hacatoryan ~
So Libby helped me start attracting one specific type of client, which has made my business so much better. And then the second thing she's helped me do, it's to stop doing one off appointments. She helped me create first my appointment bundle, and then a package so that I can create longterm relationships with my clients, which has actually led to better outcomes. So working with Libby was the best thing I ever did for my business.
I am so happy I made the investment to work with Libby when I did. Before I started working with Libby I felt like I was spinning my wheels trying to create this online presence and business but it was going nowhere. Through Libbys support, tools and coaching I was able to niche down, create an online program, put systems into place and attract my idea client. I also was able to create a group coaching program that exceeded my sales goals on my first launch. I now feel like I understand how to market online and continue attract the clients I want to work with through social media. Libby has helped me develop a confidence in my online business that I never though I would have. I would absolutely recommend Libbys program to other dietitians who want to start or grow their online business.
–Heather DiBiasi, MS, RDN
Libby helped me see the importance of niching down. I thought I had already, but I needed to go further with it as I was still too broad. Once I did that and updated my social media, I started getting a lot more views and engagement on my Pinterest page. Once I got my website updated with my new niche, I noticed any new clients after this started to come in with the pain points that I work with! I feel like I can move forward with my practice and continue to grow since working with Libby.
-- Carrie Weitzel
There were many benefits while working with Libby which I am completely grateful for. From our very first discovery call you were amazing! You helped me understand the importance of niching down and owning it. You helped me come up with a great handle which I constantly get great feedback on. You have definitely given me a tremendous amount of great ideas and future content that will help me build community, which is extremely important to me. You have given me confidence to step out of my comfort zone and create content that my audience would relate to. You helped me understand the importance of studying IG to look for what works and what doesn’t with my posts by looking at insights. The list goes on and on. I cannot wait to continue building my brand and taking with me all the great advice you have given me and implementing it. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone and cannot wait to work with you again!
-- Diana Rodriguez
When I came to you, you really helped me to understand that I needed an ideal client avatar and to stop talking about myself. That's all I did. I used the platform (like)... look what I did,... and I want this…. and look at me and like, who cares? ...no one. So you really helped me to understand that I'm talking to my ideal client avatar, Brittany. Whenever I write a post, it's for her and it's really for her to learn about my business and work with me eventually. But there's intention behind it and there's purpose behind it and there's thought behind it.
SO MANY BENEFITS! I have to say that I have been very hesitant and skeptical in hiring a business coach. But now that I've worked with Libby I am kicking myself in the butt asking WHY I DIDN'T DO THIS SOONER. My husband joked and said I should've hired you when I first got the idea in my head of starting my own Nutrition Health Coaching Business. I received clarity on my message and niche and confidence in my business. I was able to streamline my services for each level. But I think mostly I feel supported in between our calls when Libby looks over everything and gives her honest feedback. I could probably write a page on how much this has changed for my business but I'll stop there!
Libby’s guidance and support as a business coach are unparalleled. I came to Libby with next to nothing – pretty much an idea for a niche and an Instagram account that was a mess of random ideas. I could tell you that my following has more than doubled under Libby’s expert guidance (around 500 at the start, I believe, to almost 1500 now, 4 months later) or even that in three months I built a program from the ground up and converted my very first lead into a paying client. Those are important accomplishments that I would not have been able to do so easily, quickly, and confidently without the 1:1 sessions with Libby. But what I truly value about Libby’s coaching is that she has my best interest in mind at all times. As long as I show up and show her that my business is a top priority for me by putting in consistent effort and hard work, I am a top priority for her as well, and that’s not something I’ve gotten from other coaches. She pushes me when I need a little kick in the butt, but she also tells me when I’m pushing myself a little too hard. She helps me find balance between my business and my personal life. She helps me protect my wellbeing so that building this business is sustainable, energizing, and something that I can confidently handle. I would recommend her to anyone who is ready to commit to the growth of their business.
~ Jessica Serdikoff, RDN, CPT
She started helping us with our Instagram in August, so three months ago. And since then she's grown at more than 5,000 followers in just that three month period. We're averaging 300 to 400 followers a week, and she's been able to do this by really focusing on what our audience wants and, and delivering that.
I worked with Libby at a time where I was an extremely stressful place personally. Libby was able to keep my focus on the business, and quite honestly prevented me from giving it up all together. There were times working with Libby that I felt uncomfortable in the changes she suggested. They were alien to me. But, because I trusted her so much I went with them. From this I have learnt that to make progress you MUST feel uncomfortable. Comfort in business is not progress. As a result from working with Libby for 6 months I now have a thriving online membership within my niche. This provides semi-passive income which is growing each month. I also successfully manage a dietetic clinic in a different continent to where I live, providing another revenue stream. All this was achievable along-side a full time job. Libby has given me the tools to go forward and continue to increase my revenue streams in a methodical and planned way - no panicking or random trials! Thank you SO much!
Before I started working with you, I did not understand like how to use it as a business tool. And so it's just funny to kind of look back. Like I have a very clear direction. Every single post that I make is specific to my avatar or my ideal client. I know who I'm talking to. I think before I was trying to talk to everybody, but instead I was talking to nobody and just kind of hoping for the best and nothing was happening. And so now I have a very clear direction, a strategy, I know who I'm talking to and it's going well, a lot better than I would have ever expected. So it's been not only a really fun and kind of helpful as far as kind of the creative side of my brain, but it's, it's also been challenging. It's a totally kind of outside my realm, you know, at first like being on stories is super uncomfortable and now I, it's kind of fun. So it's just, I think it's grown me in a way that I didn't expect.
--Dr. Heather Finley
The first tip is to really know what your ideal client or audience truly needs. And Libby helped me understand how to do this. And so I was able to learn more about my ideal client's pain points through discovery calls and also questions I got through direct messages.