Dr. Kate Walker
Successful leaders always have an amazing story. They spend a lifetime chasing success, dodging critical errors, and creating great businesses. The problem? An intense life can leave you exhausted, emotionally spent, and a just little bit crazy. Amazing stories start us, but good habits and discipline sustain us. It’s time to achieve balance.
Dr. Kate McLellan Walker Ph.D. is an experienced clinician, entrepreneur, writer, researcher, educator, and speaker. Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she struggled with ADD and FOMO (fear of missing out) throughout her adolescence. As soon as she could she ran to the live music capital of the world and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She used that credential to teach public school orchestras and freelance as a bass player until 1998 when she decided to pursue her MA and Ph.D. in counseling from Sam Houston State University.
Her achievements and many diverse interests include doctoral advisory board member, university professor, president of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and licensing board liaison. An avid researcher (and still blessed with ADD), Dr. Kate harnesses her love of business, novelty, and creativity to speak, teach, and write about her experiences running her successful clinical practice AchieveBalance.org, training over thirty-seven cohorts in her ground-breaking leadership organization Kate Walker Training, and being the wife to a soldier, and mom to three amazing kids (did we mention in her spare time she still freelances as a professional bass player for singer-songwriters in the Houston area?).
Balancing business and family places Dr. Kate in a unique position to help other leaders achieve balance too. In her new book, My Next Steps: Create a Counseling Career You’ll Love, she synthesizes interview data garnered from five successful entrepreneurs in the counseling field. The result is a step-by-step guide and practical tools so readers can create the successful career they fell in love with, make a living, and keep their sanity.
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Being a counselor is easy, fun, and rewarding?
Posted on: September 29, 2019
Being a counselor is easy, fun, and rewarding? Right? Not all the time, but I designed this book to provide you with next steps and to keep you from quitting when the going gets tough. And it will get tough. Whether you are looking for a counseling career that channels your passion or you are a counselor who has lost your passion, this book is your foundation, so you can get what you need to keep going. Now you have the right blocks for building a satisfying counseling career. Now you know experts and EXACTLY how they succeed so you don’t have to re-invent the wheel. If you read all, or even some, of the chapters you are probably motivated to ask more questions, do some research on the Google machine, or find out more specific steps so you can take action.
The benefits of more specific steps in moving forward with the career you love are obvious: don’t re-invent the wheel. If you can find paperwork that someone is already using in their successful private practice, then ask if it is okay to adapt it to your practice. If someone has scripts that help you answer the phones in a way that helps clients choose your services, then ask if you can borrow them. If you can find routines, hacks, habits, or lists that save you time and energy so you can focus on finishing your hours, finishing your degree, providing amazing service to your clients, or building your private practice then don’t procrastinate; start incorporating them into your daily routine today!