Are you a new practitioner looking to positively impact lives, 
earn a desirable income and live life on your terms?

The First 18 is an 8-week, online program designed to provide new grads & regulated/licensed clinicians with the tools they need to create a sustainable & impactful business from the ground up.
Are You:
A naturopathic doctor, functional medicine practitioner, chiropractor, nutritionist, TCM practitioner/acupuncturist, counsellor, osteopath, physiotherapist or health coach running your own brand and practice?

Currently or planning to see clients in person in a one-on-one setting?

Are you super excited to start working with patients/clients, but feel overwhelmed at how to align your passion for healing with the NEED to run an effective business?

Are you already practicing and super frustrated that you haven't 'figured it out?'

Dissapointed that most business coaching programs that are designed for online businesses, while you JUST WANT TO WORK WITH PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE?

A tad disillusioned that colleagues/supervisors/people you respect have been telling you that running a practice is a struggle?

Or maybe, apprehensive (it’s ok, I was) that you dropped up to 100K and 4 years of your life pursuing your dream and now EVERYONE (spouse, parents, kids, that nice lady up the street) want to know when that MASSIVE investment will be profitable?

Serious about running your business/practice the ‘right way’ and not wasting time and money ‘trying things out’ just to save some cash.

 I hear you. I was you. 

My name is Dr. Meghan Walker. I am your host and creator of The First 18
The First 18 Program (Incubator) is designed as a launch pad for your life, your dreams and your business...
Even if you... 

are still not sure who you want to treat, 

are working in someone else’s clinic, 

have yet to build (or even start) a social media presence, 

and definitely if you have an allergy to technology.

It is especially aligned if you are trying/thinking of how to fit kids into the mix (I have 3 under 6), are unsettled about where you will practice long term or can’t gain clarity on the alignment of endless ideas and effective execution.  

 This program is for you.

Right here. Right now. 
Dear future best-selling author, famous clinician, balanced practitioner/parent,
Remember the penetrating excitement you felt the moment you learned of your admission to ND, DC, nutrition, osteopathy ________ school and you KNEW that what you were about to learn would be life changing?

Remember when you promised yourself that no matter how hard it was going to get, that you had made the right choice?

Remember that first time you gave someone advice (probably before you were “supposed to”) and it changed their life, deeply? 

THAT feeling and those possibilities start today. 

The knowledge and know-how to change people’s lives is yours, you’ve earned it. 

This world and the people in it NEED you. BUT your knowledge can’t change lives without the framework of a sustainable business and your family can’t thrive without the security of reliable cash flow.
You have the ability to earn an incredible living while changing people’s lives. That is a privilege. Let’s not waste it.
Right now you are probably overwhelmed, scared to let people down, and nervous that that your next step won’t be the right one. I get it, I’ve been there, and I’ve learned some things along the way. 

I sold my clinic to learn how to scale practitioner success while maintaining my income with just 1.5 days of patient visits per week. I figured it out for me and I want to give it all to you. 

I remember my first day of naturopathic medical school. I knew that what we were learning had the potential to change the world. I believe that when people are well, they can fulfill their life mission. When WE all thrive as clinician entrepreneurs, that world changing, life-mission becomes amplified,



You in? 
Let’s Break it all Down
Module 1: Who Are You Serving? Identifying your ideal client
Learning Objectives:
  • Intimately understand the practitioner’s ideal client, from whom they will build their brand and establish marketing influence.
  •  Strategic niching, without saying no to new patients. 
  •  Learn how to confidently articulate who you work with and how you change their life.
  •  Understand the difference between solving people’s problems and treating their conditions.
  •  Learn the art of overcoming objections to help provide people with the help they really need.
Module 2: Building your Brand as an 'Expert' in your field
Learning Objectives:
  • Establish the elements that define your personal brand.
  •  Understand how to position yourself within or under the brand of another clinic.
  •  Establish the look, feel and consistency that make big brands feel effortless.
  •  Avoid the most common brand mistakes that clinician entrepreneurs make in their practice.
  •  Create your brand guidelines, values and visual assets.
Module 3: Building Chains of 
Value in your Business
Learning Objectives:
  • Establish the chain of value that your ideal client will follow from the moment they hear your name to when they book an appointment.
  •  Understand how to position your core service on your own or within a larger clinic.
  •  Learn how to make the 1:1 appointment less scary for patients to book.
  •  Learn how to earn income and trust even before someone comes to see you for a 1:1 appointment.
  •  Design and create a free offering (aka lead magnet) that will build loyalty, provide value and keep the conversation going.
  •  Define a practice model that serves your vision of contribution.
Module 4: The Foundation of Marketing
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to sell without feeling icky or like you want to vomit.
  •  Understand why people buy things they don’t need. 
  •  Contextualize online tactics as tools to drive patient flow. 
  •  Design copy that compels people to take action. 
  •  Understand the IDEA METHOD™ for content creation. 
  •  Design an on boarding process that enables automation & reproducibility.
  •  Structure Patient Visits and UX (User Experience).  

Module 5: The Idea Framework for building a flow of patients
Learning Objectives:
  • Distinguish between strategy and tactics.
  •  Establish a methodology for your approach. 
  •  Establish the foundational marketing strategy that you can execute on auto-pilot. 
  •  Establish your foundational marketing tactics and associated assets.
  •  Develop two types of funnels (Lead funnel, New Patient Funnel.) 
  •  Have your ready to launch your brand, business, capacity for impact. 

BONUS MODULE: How to build active care plans and a signature approach to your practice.  
Learning Objectives:
  • Distinguish between strategy and tactics.
  •  Establish a methodology for your approach. 
  •  Establish the foundational marketing strategy that you can execute on auto-pilot. 
  •  Establish your foundational marketing tactics and associated assets.
  •  Develop two types of funnels (Lead funnel, New Patient Funnel.) 
  •  Have your ready to launch your brand, business, capacity for impact. 

Module 6: Know your Numbers 
& Set your Worth
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how much money you need to survive and then thrive.
  •  Discover what you need and can be charging per appointment.
  •  Learn how to build passive income to positively leverage your knowledge, authority and time.
  •  Take my dynamic planning spreadsheet to plan your business for the next 24-months. (It took me over a year to build this tool for you).
  •  Use the plan to know exactly how many people you need to see, the potential revenue from passive income streams and your true financial potential.
  •  Learn how to price yourself and your offers so it is aligned to what you are worth.
Module 7: Building Clinic Systems
Learning Objectives:
  • Integrate systems to optimize the efficiency of your day.
  •  Optimize patient experiences - the user experience. 
  •  Evaluate the potential cost savings of leveraging technology in your practice. 
  •  Explore potential practice integration to leverage your time more effectively. 

Module 8: Pulling it all Together - a Foundation for Growth & Impact
Learning Objectives:
  • To change the lives of our clients while building a business founded on integrity. 

  •  How to schedule your time to maximize focus, clarity and impact. 
  •  When and how often to schedule time to review financials and supportive systems.
  •  How to invest and understand opportunities for future growth. 
  •  To have fun while doing it. 

Program Bonuses
Bonus Offer #1
Weekly LIVE coaching calls / office hours
Live coaching will be delivered by Meghan Walker and may include guest appearances by other leading industry experts. Coaching calls may be related to the weekly module or may draw from topics relevant to the group. 
This element alone will keep you on track and without overwhelm.
Total Value $500
Bonus Offer #2
Lifetime access to the Clinician Business Labs Membership Portal  
Times change, so do best practices. Stay up to date with lifetime access to the First 18 Membership Dashboard. The Membership site will include member discounts to partner services, exclusive offers, coaching opportunities as well as Evolving content and best practice updates.
Total Value $800
Bonus Offer #3
Whaaaaat! We are overjoyed to be able to smother you with start-up/launchpad/entrepreneurial eSWAG. 
Our E-swag partners have generously donated discounts and exclusive offers designed specifically to help get you on your feet as a new practitioner. E-Swag Access will be delivered to your 
inbox during the first week of classes in November
Total Value $2000
Bonus Offer #4
It's nice to belong. After running The First 18 for the last 3 years, we have learned a thing or two about the support clinicians needs to be success in practice. For us, we need to combine business acumen with strong clinical and, sometimes reluctantly, strong technical skills.

Launching in early 2018, The CBL Membership will form a community where you can not only access accountability, but additionally, technical, clinical and business support. 

The membership will include:
Monthly TECH TALKS with our technical team - hot-seat training for tech and social media for clinician entrepreneurs

Monthly Functional Medicine Webinars with some of the leading NDs and Functional Medicine Practitioners in the industry. 

Exclusive discounts on live event trainings provided by Clinician Business Labs 
Total Value $550
Bonus Offer #5
Functional Medicine Webinar Series & 1 YEAR FREE Membership in the NEW Clinician Business Labs Membership
We listened. 
One of the biggest pieces of feedback we heard when speaking to practitioners, is that they would like additional information related to complex cases, testing and treatment protocols.  We have teamed up with some of our strongest supporters, to present a clinical curriculum based in Functional approaches to care. 

As a participant in The First 18, you will have access to the monthly educational webinars at no additional charge. Clinical Webinars will be presented by world-class experts and will run monthly all year long.

Total Value $650
Total Program Value is over $4500
We reward decisive go-getters. 
From September 5-12th, early- bird registrants are eligible for:
  •  30-minute private strategy call with Dr. Meghan Walker ND ($300 value) 
  •  Unique discount coupon for our upcoming LIVE event in Toronto, Impact LIVEs 
  •  Invite to the Thursday night VIP Launch Party at IMPACT LIVEs (even if you can't make it to the event)
How it Works/What You Get
The First 18 will be delivered by weekly webinars and LIVE weekly coaching calls.  

CLASSES START THE WEEK OF September 30th, 2018

Each Sunday, participants will be provided with a new Module presented online as well as accompanying Module Checklists and Assignments. 

Once a new module is released, you will have lifetime access.

Weekly Office Hours will take place on Thursdays from 1:00pm – 2:00p EST As a participant, you can attend office hours as a participant or watch the LIVE broadcast in our private Facebook Group. Replays are always available to watch on your own time.

Support Material, Checklists and Assignments will all be available by email and in the Members-Only section of the website. Discussion, help and cheerleading with take place in our PRIVATE Facebook group. 

We will build on the content from the week before and lay an actionable foundation that will take you from identifying your ideal client, to building your brand, to automating your marketing to solidifying your clinic systems... all while having fun!
Invest in YOUR Future 
Join The First 18
The complete 8-week program includes checklists, Weekly Assignments, Step-by-Step resource material, a Private Facebook group and lifetime access to our Membership Site.  

eSwag: Hundreds of dollars in start-up discounts   

Weekly Live Coaching: Topical coaching calls related to the core curriculum or burning start-up questions Lifetime access to The First 18 Membership site.

Each new patient is worth approximately $500 per year to your practice. 

Imagine learning all of this for the cost of 2 NEW patients. 
Let’s Get You All Signed-Up
One Payment Of
$379 cdn
The First 18 Begins September 30th 2018
Need more info… 
no problem, here’s our FAQ 
I don’t have a website or a blog and I do not have the budget for it right now. Is this program still a good fit for me? 
It sure is. You have to start somewhere. Remember, success in this industry is not about resources, it is about resourcefulness. We will get your brand up and running in the most efficient way possible.
I am a regulated practitioner and have unique needs and rules in terms of marketing and business planning, am I actually going to be able to do anything you talk about?
Ah, my raison d'être (that’s French). I get the limitations of regulation because I too am a regulated practitioner. As the CEO of Bright Almond, I have had the unique opportunity to satisfy the marketing needs of regulated practitioners from across North America for the last 3 years. I will be specifically addressing this concept in this program.
I barely have enough time to get things done as it is - how will I find the time to implement this program?  
I get it. I feel like no one prepared me for just how busy this phase of life would become. This program is not another item on your To Do list, it IS your to do list. You worked long, hard hours to get to where you are now. Given that you are early in your career or passionate about working with clients 1:1, you also know that TIME, not money is your most valuable commodity. The First 18 is designed to help you maximize your earning potential for every hour you invest. We all have the same number of hours in the day. If being a clinician entrepreneur is REALLY what you want to be doing, you need to learn how to leverage every second of your day for maximum return.
 I understand that if I put in the work and implement the systems I WILL see epic results – but seriously, how many hours should I be setting aside each week? 
 The lecture and coaching call will each take at least 60 minutes. I say at least, because I always want to make room for conversation and questions. Your assignments will take at least 1-2 hours to do right. At the very least, to get the most out the program, you will be committing 4-6 hours per week. Conversely, floundering, stressing, procrastinating and ‘trying to figure it out on your own’ will definitely cost you more. Just saying.
Why Online? 
Because we can. Because it is less expensive to deliver the program AND, because it gives all of us time and location independence. A virtual program can be extremely powerful and insightful. This format requires the same focus and commitment as face-to-face options - but without the travel. Access to all meetings and recordings are available to enhance learning and insights, so you can re-listen to discussions, gain new insights and take time to process the information shared.
Will I be on a deadline to start the course? Is the training delivered live? 
Yes. Classes start September 30th. However, with lifetime access, you can register now, travel for 8 months and then review all of the lectures and coaching calls when you return. For many of you, this is the first quarter of your new venture. Time is of the essence. Let’s get you launched and building towards your milestones.
 Is this more for beginners or for those who already have an established practice? 
While some of the language is directed towards newer practitioners and the unique state of overwhelm that accompanies the start of a new business, many experienced practitioners I speak with can relate to the need to systematize their practice and leverage technology accordingly. This program could additionally service the needs of a more experienced practitioner who feels like their business approach lacks strategy, systems and automation.
  I am more interested in building online programs, will you cover that?  
While we will cover online automation, this course is not designed to help you build your online empire. That will come after The First 18.
  How is this different?  
I believe that when people are well, they can change the world AND, I believe that preventative/empowering healthcare is the tool to complete this belief most efficiently. It is my mission, to help support practitioners to become successful, so that our medicine becomes sustainable. There are lots of online marketers trying to help NDs, DCs and other wellness providers. They may have strong marketing backgrounds, but few, if any, have walked and are continuing to travel the practitioner journey. I am walking this right along side you. I am not sharing these things because I have heard that they work, I am sharing them because I am using it myself, right now.  

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