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OANP’s Business Builder Program Celebrates First Year with Kudos from Local Naturopaths

Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Schales
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OANP’s Business Builder Program Celebrates First Year with Kudos from Local Naturopaths

Deborah McKay, ND notes, “Action Coach Terry Elton’s Guidance is Key to Program’s Success!”

In just over a year, Action Coach Terry Elton has changed the lives and medical practices of several Oregon NDs for the better. Now that two groups of NDs have completed the six-month coaching course and are reaping the rewards of the program, the positive comments are flowing into the OANP office.

For those unfamiliar with OANP’s Business Builder program, it’s especially designed to help naturopathic doctors manage their practices more effectively by implementing key business principles. Participants are given personal, one-on-one guidance throughout the course so they never feel like they’re on their own in unfamiliar territory. Through Action Coach’s partnership with OANP, Elton even offers a grant program allowing doctors to receive up to half off the monthly coaching fees.

One Oregon doctor offering major praise for Elton and the Business Builder program is Deborah McKay. A graduate of NCNM, McKay has practiced holistic healthcare with a focus on hormones for nearly 10 years. McKay enrolled in the Business Builder program last October and completed the six-month session in March.

Deborah McKay, ND comments on Terry Elton and Action Coach:

“Terry Elton ‘gets it’ about alternative and holistic healthcare, we are not the same breed as mainstream clinicians.”

“He is so easy to work with! He never allows me to continue feeling dumb for all the business basics that I don't know.”
“His initial group class was great; it really helped us embrace the ‘business owner’ point of view.”

“I choose to continue working with him month after month because every single time I implement what he suggests, we can see the results: Increased income, better work flow, less frustration, big long-term plans, smaller short-range projects, all of it comes together without all the fussing and agonizing that I would do if I had to work alone.”

“I have never, ever felt that he expected me to behave like an efficient robot, which is the feeling I get from most organizational coaches and teachers. He makes it not only OK to ‘be me,’ he cultivates it. Most of us NDs are iconoclasts in one way or another, and Terry knows how to cultivate our idiosyncrasies and turn them into strengths.

For more information on the next Business Builder series starting in October, contact Terry Elton: 503-828-7563 or

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OANP thanks Action Coach Terry Elton for his ongoing support of OANP by serving as a Silver level supporter.

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