Ask Christine! (aka “frequently asked questions”)
Are you struggling to make money in your nutrition business? Are you having problems with figuring how to confidently charge the right rates that will allow you to have a sustainable income so you no longer have to work your 9 to 5?
I can definitely help. But before I do that, I want to make sure you understand how I work with my clients.
Below are some “frequently asked questions” most clients ask before working with me.
Read on to get most of your questions answered before you hop on the line for your free “Mini Session”.
“Christine, how long have you been doing what you do and how did you make the decision to mentor dietitians on improving their money mindset?”
I’ve been practicing as a registered dietitian nutritionist since 2000, but I’ve been in the nutrition & wellness industry since graduating college in 1992.
Mindset work, or as I like to call it – Brain Science and Transformational Psychology, is something I’ve been studying for years and have used in my practice, even when working with my weight loss clients in the past. However, after witnessing over the years the same lack and scarcity conversations amongst RDs, and knowing there was a better, more effective way, I decided to pour everything I’ve learned about money mindset into my work and to shift my focus solely on helping to increase the industry income standard for dietitians. It’s my legacy work and I’m 100% committed to it for the remainder of my career.
“Who are the clients you primarily work with?”
I work with 2 types of RD Entrepreneurs: Those who are just getting started in their businesses and want to set a solid foundation, and those who are already earning an income from their business and recognize they need to break through mindset barriers to take it to the next level. While most of my clients are career-driven women entrepreneurs, I do work with male RDs, as well.
“How are you different from other RD business mentors?”
I pride myself in the fact that I’m one of the very few who focuses MAINLY on mindset to build a sustainable, profitable business. You can have all the blueprints, plans, courses, etc in place, but if your MIND isn’t in the right place to support your goals, you’ll end up wasting a lot of precious time, energy and MONEY when you don’t have to. In other words, I help you cut through your limiting beliefs so you can reach your goals faster.
“What type of person would your mentoring programs NOT be a good fit for?”
Please know that I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t a good fit for my programs and won’t get the results they would have signed up for (it just wouldn’t be fair to them).
My programs are NOT for dietitians who are looking for a quick fix in their business. It has been my experience that focusing on creating a healthy balance of mindset work and strategic marketing is what really creates a sustainable business. Those that are solely focusing on the fastest path to cash usually hit burnout before the breakthrough, which is counterproductive.
If you fall into this category, it’s absolutely okay! We’ve all been at a place in our career when we just want the money to flow in easily. But do yourself three (3) favors:
- Subscribe to my podcast “Make MORE Money as a Dietitian.” This free resource is a great way to toe-dip your way into mindset work and to get a feel for what it would be like to work with me. You can get started with a few episodes HERE.
- If you’re unfamiliar with mindset work, grab a copy of my Money Mindset Reset Workbook. When you do, you’ll also receive my Money Mindset Monthly Roundup newsletter and occasional offers (grab the Workbook HERE). The free information will get you started toward your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-to-one.
- If you’re on social media, I share lots of tips there as well on a daily(ish) basis. You can follow me HERE on Facebook and HERE on Instagram.
Another type of person I won’t work with (no exceptions) is the person who’s holding on to excuses and not willing to take 100% responsibility for her career to move forward. It takes courage and vulnerability to do the mindset work we’ll do together and at times it will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone. So if you’re comfy where you are and you’re not willing to show up for yourself in a way that requires you to be vulnerable and brave, we probably won’t work well together.
“Does this mindset approach really work?”
YES! The result of our work is an approach to business and personal development that, with commitment and dedication, works and provides proven results. No more feelings of lack & scarcity. No more holding yourself back. I’ve created a signature process where you’ll learn so much about what your limiting beliefs, how to work through them, and how to set your business up for success from the start and/or take it to the next level.
“What results can I expect?”
Here’s what you can expect (this is just a small sampling of client results):
- Set your business up in the right way from the start, so that you can feel like a true business owner (and not just a hobbyist)
- Confidently increase your rates and ask to be paid for your services
- Overcome the victim mindset that has you making excuses as to why you can’t earn a good living as a dietitian
- Have a “get back on track” strategy that’s easy to implement if you (seemingly) are falling behind on your goals
- Have your home and work environment set up for you to succeed
- Live from the identity of being a true business owner and create boundaries so potential client take you seriously
- Learn how to better manage your time so you no longer use the excuse “I don’t have time to…”
- Learn techniques for creating a “positive mindset” that will help you better manage your limiting-beliefs about money
“How quickly will I see results?”
Obviously, this depends on you, where you are in your business, and what your goals are. It also depends on how much you put into the action plan we create together. That said, virtually all of my clients see results within the first few months of working together, in the form of increased confidence, paying clients, consistent momentum, just to name a few.
“How can I guarantee myself I’ll get the results I’m looking for?”
Do the work. Show up to the coaching calls, reach out for support when you need it between calls, stay committed to your goals and the process of the business we’re creating for you. Understand that it’s not a “quick fix”, it’s not magic, and it takes time to create a sustainable business. All of my clients that have been successful at diligently implementing the process has increased their income, and significantly improved their lives and the lives of the clients they serve, in much less time than they would have if they were doing it on their own.
“Christine, based on everything I’ve read, and/or heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to work with to help me make more money as a dietitian. What are my options for getting started with you?”
Congratulations on making a decision regarding your health you won’t regret! I’m thrilled to work with you to achieve your goals.
The first step in the process is to schedule a complimentary “Mini Session”. A mini-session is a 30-minute conversation about what’s possible for you and your business, what’s holding you back, and how I might be able to help.
It’s FREE because I believe you deserve to experience the power of coaching. I also want to give you the opportunity to experience what it would be like to work with me as your coach and determine if we’re a good fit for each other.
“If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work at a low cost to see if it’s the right fit for me?”
The best way to sample my work is to subscribe to my weekly podcast. When you subscribe, you’ll have a good representation of how I work with clients.
“Okay, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. How can I contact you directly?”
Great! I love connecting with clients directly to get your most burning questions answered. So if you have a few questions, feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s get the ball rolling!