Angel Ficken is a psychotherapist and remarkable business woman who has built a world wide brand Progress Wellness
She says “If you have an idea it is worth exploring
because you just never know ….”
In This Episode:
Like many business owners Angela Ficken reached a point where she was burning the candle at both ends – working full time and running a private practice as a #sidehustle.
She took the plunge to start private practice … and thought she would “hang out her shingle” and that’s all she needed to do – clients would beat a path to her door.
It didn’t work out that way and in fact clients told here she was “difficult to find”
In this episode Angela tells us how she overcame the “hustle of being in business which is a constant grind”
She says that she learned very fast that: “Your pay check is as much as you hustle”
Angela has built her business Progress Welness into a worldwide brand. She offers online products that take her expertise out into the world for a wide range of clients. She tells us that creating the brand allowed the creativity side of her personality.
In this episode Angela walks us through the process she used to build her brand and the entire suit of online products – so helpful for every business person.
Angela Ficken, LICSW is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns.
She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country and affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression.
During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy and became certified in CBT and DBT. Shortly thereafter, she worked at Harvard University as a primary therapist for undergraduate and graduate students.
During her time there, she taught students CBT and DBT skills to help them manage a range of challenging emotions that young adults face daily.
Angela has focused her attention on working with young adults and entrepreneurs primarily after noticing that both groups struggled with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues due to life transitions and the uncertainty of what was coming next in their lives. The struggle, as they say, is “real”.
She has spent years fine-tuning her practice and building her business into something more than a standard full-time private practice.
In this conversation she tells us how she has done this – with practical and actionable steps we can all implement.
She began writing for Huffington Post as an expert, which then catapulted her into writing for other major online sources which include Marriage.com where she is a verified expert, YourTango.com, ThriveGlobal.com, and has been quoted in Oprah Magazine, and on Fastcompany.com, Inc.com, Forbes.com, MSN.com, Bustle.com, Popsugar.com, Buzzfeed.com, Nylon magazine, Getstigma.com, and Justluxe.com. She has also been a guest on Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner where she talked about OCD and intrusive thoughts, as well as on the radio in Chicago and Reno speaking about stress and anxiety.
Through her writing and hearing from her clients how difficult it was finding an understanding therapist—one who could actually teach coping strategies to manage difficult emotions—she decided to create the Worried to Well-Balanced: Practical Skills to Deal With Everyday Stressors: Worried to Well-balanced course to reach more people other than those she could meet within her office.
The course is designed to help those who have significant stress in their lives and struggle to find ways of coping and managing their emotions.
Angela Ficken’s message for you:
“Your pay check is as much as you hustle”
Angela takes us through the steps to how she created and built her brand as well as her approach to designing and creating her range of online products.
She talks about how she uses Pintrest to attract clients.
Where to find Angela Ficken and Progress Wellness:
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