The Doula Mentor provides Doulas with the skills to succeed as a Doula, providing insight, tools, and evaluation that will lead you to success, if you choose to be a leader in your field.  The Doula mentor wants you THRIVE, not just Survive.  See how the doula mentor can help you reach your goals as a Doula!


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Why Doula Mentoring?

Most doulas want to make back their investment in training quickly and grow a steady client base.  You can try a variety of techniques, spend money on advertising, and spend countless hours in the community and have little to show for it but why do that when I can help you find the clients that are right for you, help you develop a professional growth plan and help you feel confident as you grow and build your business.  Accelerate your growth, get professional support and encouragement all along the way, and learn the skills that will make you confident and assured in many areas of your life!


What is Doula Mentoring?

Your training got you ready to act in your role as a doula.  Most of you probably left your training excited to begin attending births and helping women in your community.  I know that I did!  What I never expected (and many of you may not have either) was what would be required to build a business.  As an experienced doula, I want to help you avoid many of the pitfalls I encountered and give you the confidence and assurance to build a business.  Each session will have a specific topic to help you develop personally and professionally.  Each topic is designed to help you improve your skills, improve your processes to make it easier to run a business and to help you develop the mindset of success.  It’s not enough to just be a good doula, it requires the know-how to connect, attract and retain your clients. 

Mentoring Packages:

Basic:  Get all 12 mentoring sessions.  All sessions will be recorded for your convenience and you will have 6 months of access to the recorded sessions for personal review. FB closed support group.  Normally:  $600.00  NOW:  $420.00


Premium:  You get all 12 mentoring sessions, 3 personal mentoring and coaching sessions, access to recordings for 6 months for your personal review, FB Closed support group.  Normally: $750.00  NOW:  $525.00


Rockstar:  You get all 12 mentoring sessions, 4 personal mentoring and coaching sessions, access to recordings for 6 months for your personal review, FB Closed support group, help getting your business going and growing!  Normally: $800.00  NOW:  $560.00


What’s Included in Doula Mentoring?

I have designed three (3) programs designed to meet the varying needs of doulas—a Basic, Premier and Rock Star package.  All three are designed to help you get off to a great start!

So, let’s begin with the 12  Topics that will be covered in Doula Mentoring:


One

Finding Your Ideal Client.  Learn how to determine who the ideal client is for you, how to attract the ideal client through your marketing and networking efforts, partnering tips, and tips for more effective networking.

Two

Business Basics.  Contracts, Paperwork, Responding to inquiries for services, Pricing your Services, and Creating your service package. 


Three

      Heart Centered Communication Skills.  Your business is heart-centered and I’ve yet to find a doula who isn’t passionate about her work yet communicating what we do to consumers and medical professionals can feel challenging, we can become defensive or feel like we are going to war.  Learning healthy and empowering communication styles will help you present yourself in a professional manner, communicate more effectively and allow you to create the team approach that will best serve your client.


Four

The Balancing Act.  Being a doula is an amazing and rewarding job, but there is lots of juggle.  Balancing the needs of clients, the needs of family, time away, financial goals and on-call time can feel a bit challenging at times.  Let’s talk about competing needs and ways to balance and meet your professional responsibilities.

Five

From Contact to Client.  Let’s talk about how to move a prospect to a client.  The steps to take from first contact to client, step by step.  Tips for marketing your services, evaluating the fit between you and the client and discussing money. 

Six

Creating effective birth plans.  Let’s walk through the steps of helping a client create an effective birth.  You will have all the tools to create an effective birth plan and can use this as one of your prenatal visits.

Seven

Comfort Measures Review.  Let’s review the comfort measures you learned in training, expand it and practice hands-on.  We will also share ways to prepare a client for dealing effectively with labor contractions.  Lots of practice exercises for coping with pain.

Eight

Avoiding Burn Out.  Most doulas do not make it past 3 years in the field.  In order to avoid burn out, we have to understand the beliefs, behaviors and emotions that lead to burn out.  Let’s create a Self-Care plan to help you prevent burnout and develop proactive behaviors.  Learning these skills will make you a great role model for your clients.

Nine

Let's Talk about Postpartum.  Let’s go over what happens to moms, babies and families in the Postpartum Period.  Let’s talk about pp mood disorders, proactive steps, and what to do if you believe a client is experiencing a pp mood disorder. 

Ten

Certification.  This is a work group to help those who are working on certification. We  can work on your pp resource list (which is much more fun in a group!), I can help you review your essay or birth reports.  If you are struggling to meet requirements, I can help you develop an action plan and strategy for overcoming obstacles.

Eleven

Take Yourself Off the Clearance Rack!  Let’s talk about money, value and identity. We will delve into why some birth workers struggle to successfully navigate the money part of the job.  What keeps you stuck?  How can you get unstuck and not feel guilty for charging a reasonable fee for your services?  This will help you in many areas of your life as you learn where your money blocks may be originating from and how to overcome your money blocks.

Twelve

Trauma and Vicarious Trauma.  Let’s talk about those challenging births, our own emotions and effective strategies for managing these effectively.  First Aid for Trauma.  Helping a client get connected to resources after a difficult birth.  Taking care of yourself after a vicarious trauma.

Mentoring Packages:

Basic:  Get all 12 mentoring sessions.  All sessions will be recorded for your convenience and you will have 6 months of access to the recorded sessions for personal review. FB closed support group.  Normally:  $600.00  NOW:  $420.00


Premium:  You get all 12 mentoring sessions, 3 personal mentoring and coaching sessions, access to recordings for 6 months for your personal review, FB Closed support group.  Normally: $750.00  NOW:  $525.00


Rockstar:  You get all 12 mentoring sessions, 4 personal mentoring and coaching sessions, access to recordings for 6 months for your personal review, FB Closed support group, help getting your business going and growing!  Normally: $800.00  NOW:  $560.00


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Your Email Address