I’m Katie Read, successful psychotherapist turned million dollar coach … but you should know that I created my coaching business out of sheer terror.
I had been a therapist for many years when we made the decision to move to the state next door for my husband’s job. This meant that I would have to start over and become re-licensed in a new state (which is absurd, but that’s a story for another day).
We plunked down all of our money to buy a house, and as we were leaving to move, my husband’s company announced that many thousands of people would be laid off soon, all from his branch of the business.
We drove to our new state with no idea if he would still be employed when we got there. And if he wasn’t? Well, we were uber-screwed, since I couldn’t work as a therapist until my (year long!) relicensure process was complete.
Looking at our two young special-needs boys in the back seat of our car and not knowing for sure that we could provide for them was one of the worst feelings I’ve ever had.
Now and then a webinar can really change your life and your thinking–and that happened to me.
I WAS SUCKED DOWN A FACEBOOK AD FUNNEL AND ENDED UP WATCHING A VIDEO WHERE THE SPEAKER SAID
the only way to create true financial security for yourself in this day and age was to learn how to market and sell your skills online.
WOW DID THAT HIT HOME!
I started studying how to create an online coaching business using the therapist skills I already had.
Lo and behold, a year later when that new license finally came in the mail, my business was up and running. I loved coaching and creating courses so much I never looked back!
Between you and me, I started this whole business just praying I could make enough to cover groceries during that year unlicensed.
And what happened instead? It exploded beyond my wildest dreams!
My 3rd year of business was our first 7-figure-revenue year.
I love love love being a therapist, but I also know that the mental health system in the US is stacked against us in so many ways.
Now the thing I love the most is helping my fellow therapists create truly freedom-based lives, like I have! I partner with my clients to use the skills they already have in new ways, creating coaching, consulting, or online course businesses that they can take anywhere and create financial freedom, business freedom, travel freedom, and so much more!