When I look back at my career as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who specializes in pediatrics, I will look at one moment where everything changed for my practice. That moment was when I started to get business guidance from Tonya Turrell. Many of us in the world of medicine come into our careers with a desire to simply help others. Although that may be admirable, the part that we tend to miss is that you have to be successful in your business to be able to have consistent patients to help. I struggled with this for many years in my practice. I lived a constant yo-yo of business being up and down. And when I say business was up, that simply meant that I had an extra couple hundred dollars in the bank after all bills were paid. I struggled with charging patients what I was worth because I had such emotional issues with accepting money from others. I watched patients come and go: some getting better and some that would leave when their success was within sight. When I would get new patients, I would feel at times like a baseball player at bat with two outs and two strikes and if I didn’t hit a homerun by getting this patient better within a couple sessions…game over. But getting healthy takes time and not having a well-thought out long-term plan for the patient and for your practice simply doesn’t work. This led to continuous stress where I never felt like I was getting anywhere and I am sure subconsciously I allowed this stress and burnout to affect my ability to help others.
In incremental steps, Tonya helped me create and put into place Wellness Plans that would not only increase and stabilize my income dramatically but also give my patients a true chance to succeed with their long-term health goals. She has helped me realize and begin to overcome my issues surrounding money. Most importantly, she has helped me to get in touch with who I am as a person. Knowing who you truly are and living it is what will make you successful. She has helped me realize these strengths that I always had and utilize them in a way that separates me from the competition. You may share the same career choice and professional letters behind your name as your colleagues but NO ONE can do YOU as well as you do you. This makes you unique and will keep you motivated knowing that you truly are doing something special and different from your colleagues.
The abundance consciousness I shifted into bled into all areas of my life. I have never been more excited about my business and the work that I’m here to do. I have so much excitement about the future now that I see the possibilities in my business, combined with my original goal of helping children with a new understanding that being successful is in the best interest of both me and my patients. Thank you, Tonya.
– Dwight Franklin, DOM
My experience in working with Tonya has been life altering. Just from the onset of working with her, things in my business and personal life started shifting forward at a rapid rate. I love her approach as she has us connect with our true soul purpose in order to really dig deep and get to the bottom of who we are and what we want to accomplish in the world. She’s extremely easy to work and very organized. Tonya really can help organize and take my big ideas that are scattered everywhere come together into a cohesive, actionable business strategy. She’s helped me put together my offerings, then helped me figure out how to monetize them in a way that I am delivering the highest impact and making good income for it. Tonya understood that it wasn’t just about what I sell that’s important to me, but also what I stand for. It was really important to me to be able to give back and work with lower income women who might not have access to alternative and holistic health care services, so she showed me how I could bake that piece into the business model and my business is more purpose driven than it’s ever been! What a true blessing she has been for me and my business!
– Spring Rayne Paone, Raw Vegan Chef, Herbalist and Holistic Health Coach
Working with Tonya has been an experience I will always look upon as transformational; with great reverence and appreciation. She listened first and foremost, and helped me identify the challenges I was having. The advice she has given has either dovetailed or reinforced what I am hearing internally about how I need to change my behaviors in order to change the way I approach my life and coaching business. Tonya gets my highest recommendation as a business coach and mentor.
Her unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain deeply ingrained personal beliefs about money and how to overcome fears has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. She always provided me with great insight, personal examples of how to implement changes, and kept me committed by regularly tracking progress. Along the way there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, and Tonya’s mentoring continues to make me a better person every day, both at work and at home.
During these times of radical change within my business, Tonya’s coaching has been very valuable to me as I move my company in a direction more in line with my personal values and belief system.
I would recommend Tonya for her 1) ability to probe for what is really important, 2) her ability to listen carefully and then provide suggestions for actions that were apparent but only became very clear after discussions with her and 3) for her ability to stay focused on what is most important for me both personally and professionally as a whole.
As a result of our time so far together, I have seen significant changes and shifts in my thinking and actions; also a greater sense of self awareness and self-confidence in my own ability to coach my clients. I am experiencing an increased positive perception about my own abilities which has led to new opportunities I never thought possible.
Thank you, Tonya, from the bottom of my heart…I know I would not be where I am at today or even on the right path without your guidance, patience, and support.
– Kim Perkins, Health Coach
You are really gifted in what you do. So many people want to create a business but if they are not bringing their best selves to the business, they will not get the best results. How wonderful of you to clear the inside business to build the outside business. I don’t know of a business consultant that does that other than YOU right now.
Your practical ability to develop a business is amazing to me. You are professional, insightful, compassionate, healing and inspiring. What has really shifted things the most for me is doing the inside work allows me to remove obstacles and get clarity so that I can bring my best to my business. You are incredible. Such a balance of energy, the masculine/feminine, accountability/compassion, professional/sensitive, but your real gift is bringing the spiritual essence into the logical and rational world of business. You integrate the two seamlessly for a whole experience. You conduct yourself in such a professional manner yet leads the experience from a heart-centered intention. I could go on and on, you are quite amazing lady and it has been a blessing for me to know you.
– Nida Thompkins, Career Development Consultant
Working with Tonya is motivating, inspiring, and very honest. One thing I learned in our work together that shifted things the most for me is believing in my dreams and living out my truth. Tonya reaches deep into what I thought was the impossible and guided me through questions, tools and homework to dig deeper and reach for my potential.
– Julie Schuette, Yoga Teacher
I own a web design firm and originally called Tonya to help me with creating a call script for a cold calling campaign because I was desperate for new business. She immediately advised against it and wanted me to have a session with her. I’m so glad I did.
Tonya asked a me a lot of questions and drilled down into the details of my business, my offering, my clients, my goals and objectives. She also addressed the desperation I felt because I needed new business. Her coaching helped me better understand my own business, my ideal potential clients and what they need, as well as helped me get clarity on my goals and dreams so that I could align all of these aspects and create something meaningful for my clients and myself. Based on our work together, she created a document that I religiously read over and over the next few days. I began telling my current clients and friends about my experience with her. My business became very intentional and really focused. Three days after our first session, I received two calls for new business. They were perfect matches to my ideal client profile. Tonya guided me to the realization that I needed to value my business more and I was able to increase my rates by 25% AND attract new clients that respected my time and talents.
Now on sales calls, I am able to identify businesses that aren’t a fit for me and I’m not afraid to let them know my business is not a good fit for them and refer them elsewhere. I have an abundance of work and a full pipeline now…and none of the desperation I felt when I first reached out to her.
Thank you Tonya, I’m making more, attracting the right clients for me, working smarter, not harder and have less stress due to a streamlined process from sales to production.
After being laid off from work, I found myself in the midst of a quarter life crisis. I’ve always wanted to start my own business, but had so many interests, I didn’t know where to start or what to do. I felt paralyzed by the thought of having to make far-reaching decisions about my career and future, and even about my adult identity. I found myself questioning my choices and totally uncertain if what I had been striving for was what I really wanted. I didn’t want to jump into another 9-to-5 job, but I wasn’t ready to take the risk and go all-in on entrepreneurship either, especially because I had no idea what kind of business to start. What started out as a time of difficult transition transformed into a beautiful time of self-discovery, thanks to Tonya’s insightful coaching.
Working with Tonya has been critical in helping me gain clarity on my unique strengths and interests and how I can turn those into a profitable business. Ultimately, she helped me transform fear and confusion into a deep knowing of who I am and the faith to go after my dreams. I’m excited about the new course I’ve set for my life as a result of the coaching I’ve received and feel more prepared than I could have imagined for my journey of entrepreneurship. She helped me realize that I could take my multi-passionate interests and mold them into a unique business and offering – that I didn’t have to choose and limit myself to only one thing! She showed me that I could innovate and create a new path and I’m more excited than ever!
She has helped me build confidence and shift the way I view the world and those around me. Tonya has helped me realize that the dream of owning my own business is possible and to most importantly take regular and consistent action to build it! I have accomplished great amounts in just a short period of time. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Tonya and highly recommend her.
– Billie Davies