Online Courses

enrich your mind and enhance your skills with our easy to follow online courses, designed for the allied health practice owner

Setting up online consultations successfully

A mini course assisting allied health professionals in setting up online consultations

If you are feeling unsure how your practice will run over the coming months with the new COVID-19 risks, then let us reassure you that you are not alone. Many practice owners are questioning how they will manage if the risks increase and they are not able to offer face to face consultations.

It's natural for therapy owners to be thinking about ways that they can maintain client bookings without face to face contact.

We don't know, at present, whether this will be an absolute necessity over the coming months, but we want to make sure if it does become a necessity for your practice, you are ready to go.

We want you to be ready to launch into online consultations, whenever you need.

We want you to feel confident using online consulting platforms, understanding the technology, and successfully using online consulting as an addition to your current practice.

You might have dabbled in online consulting before.

Or it might be brand new to you.

Whichever situation applies to you, you are in the right place. This mini-course is for beginners and it's for those that have previously had a go at doing online consultations, or telehealth.

In this mini-course we are going to equip you with the following skills:

  • Understanding how online consultation can fit well into your existing practice (the ‘why’ for you)
  • Which platforms are available, and which one is right for you
  • How to select appropriate clients for online consultation and how to communicate with them the benefits, and know-how, so they too can feel confident in being part of your online service
  • Knowledge of privacy and security measures to put into place, with step by step instructions
  • How to successfully run an individual online session with a client, including what to ask, how to troubleshoot lighting and sound issues, and how to get all the little things to come together for you so it feels easy

Going forward, we believe knowing and understanding how to apply online consultations in your practice can be a game-changer. It can give you the opportunity to expand and grow.

It can give your clients more freedom and choice in how they use your service. 

And it can give you an additional billing stream, particularly in situations where you are not able to offer face to face consultations.

Please join me in this mini-course where I run you through the basics of meeting up your online consulting services in my five modules.

I am really keen for you to walk away feeling confident. I also am keen for you to walk away from the mini-course with all the resources you need: checklists, fact sheets, scripts of how to explain online consultations to your clients, tips for getting your staff involved, tips for running consults online, policy and procedure templates and flow charts for selecting the appropriate clients.

Valued at over $599, we are offering you this course at an amazing price of $79.00 AND..... if it is not helpful, we will give a full 30-day money-back refund.

*if you are a Maida Learning member already, this course is freely accessible within the membership, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange access*

Crafting your allied health practice blog

A 4 week online course to assist in crafting an allied health blog

A blog page for your practice is a great way to market to your ideal clients, set you apart and build your brand. This online course will guide you through the key points to designing and crafting a blog for your practice.  This course will take you through 15 steps you need to consider when planning and then writing your blogs, and includes all the resources you need like a blog planner, blog checklist, and content calendar. This course is a great place to start for anyone who wants to get a blog idea off the ground but feels a bit nervous and is not sure where to start.  It is also a great course for anyone who has started their blog and wants to make sure it is performing optimally.

How does the course work?

The course will have the following modules:

  1. Planning your blog
  2. Planning your content
  3. Writing your first 5 top blogs
  4. Evaluating your blog success

What’s included:

  • Access to the four learning modules online: you can watch these at any time, and go back to them at any time for a period of 8 weeks from your sign up
  • A blog planner workbook: getting started and putting pen to paper is sometimes the hardest barrier to overcome. Our workbook will provide a place for you to start, and work out your blog design, branding, goals and help you generate ideas for blog content.
  • Our Maida Learning blog checklist: An easy and time efficient way to make sure each blog you put out addresses our 15 steps to crafting your perfect blog.
  • Your very own content calendar: Know what your blogs are ahead of time with our 3 month blog content calendar – this will provide a space for you to record your upcoming blog topics, when you will post then and where you will share them.
  • Blog analytics spreadsheet: the only document you will ever need to track your blog success. This spreadsheet is waiting for you! All you need to do is pop in your statistics from your blog site and our spreadsheet will help you know which blogs are winners and those that need review.
  • Access to a blog review by our founder, Amy Geach. This is a great way to get input into your blog before sending your content live. Amy will help ensure you have a great blog that is engaging, and meets your plan.

What are you waiting for!  People want to know what you have to say! Get your thoughts out and live in a structured way you will feel confident with.

This course is valued at $799. We will be offering it at an amazing price of $149. Maida Learning members will then receive 30% off as part of their membership.


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Know Your Numbers

A 9 week finance fundamentals program for allied health businesses

We get it. You are busy and probably haven't had the time sit down and look at your finances properly, or know your statistics well. You know some money is coming in, but you might not be at the point where you really understand your numbers - and how to make things better. 

We want to give you the best platform to not only understand your money and business performance well, but to feel confident with your numbers, AND put measures in place to make it super easy to track going forward. We have created this online program for you!

Knowing your numbers in business is so essential. It gives us a sense of whether we are financially sustainable, and areas we need to tweak or grow, and provides us with the facts on which to manage a business well.

So many allied health practitioners who have gone into business often either take a long time to get their head around finance information or spend most of their business life not really taking the time to learn about it well. This can be for so many reasons, such as being too busy, believing they are not good at money things, feeling too scared to dig down and look, or feel bad they are making money as a therapist.

You might right now also be feeling broke, falling down a financial cliff, climbing up the other side, feeling pretty happy with the money you have made so far, or swimming in pools of cash.  This course is not just for the broke business owners, it is for all – whether you are feeling great about your money or a bit ho hum…. You are going to get so much from this course. 

This online program will cover all the things you need to know as a business owner for feeling confident to collect and review your statistics for success and plan and design your practice money areas for success going forward.

We want to give you a great knowledge of the finance info you need to be a great business owner, without the overwhelm!

Any if you are thinking.... "I am not sure I can afford this", then you absolutely need to be in this program.

The program will start on the 1st March 2021, so you can get all sorted and ready for a great 2022 in your business. Going away at some point in the next few months? That doesn't matter.... that is allowed. We encourage this. You can still participate in the course - either from afar, or catch up on the recordings when you get back.  Sometimes being away from work gives you the perfect setting to focus, so embrace it. 

This online program will cover these essential things:

  • Sorting out your money mindset so you are ready for finance growth
  • Learning how to understand your financial statements so you know what they mean and what to look for
  • Choosing the right numbers to measure for YOU in YOUR practice so you can track your business success. There are lots of things to choose from, and we will help you work out the right ones. 
  • Analysing and understanding what your numbers mean for you and how to improve them. We help you to know what numbers are good and what numbers need improving and HOW you can improve them.
  • Planning your financial goals and being proactive with a 12-month budget, so you know where you are headed for the next year
  • How to create systems to ensure you stay on top of your financial tasks and they are EASY to do! 
  • Forming good money habits so you can go on to do great things even after the online program has finished. 


We have included the following goodness for you:

  • 4 x online live QandA sessions with our founder Amy Geach, to answer your questions you develop along the way through the program
  • Support from like-minded participants and weekly support from Amy Geach through a private program Facebook Group
  • Workbooks to complement your learnings
  • 12-month budget template to save you time
  • Excel template for tracking your numbers to give you a dashboard to follow
  • Benchmarking table to assist you to work out the benchmarks you will use to assess your progress
  • Finance task checklist so you don’t miss out on what you need to be doing in your practice
  • Equations and equations! Good for working out your numbers. We provide you with all the info you need to apply these to your data and interpret them
  • Lists of tools and apps to help you in our handy download and videos on how each works

Here's what past participants had to say about the Know Your Numbers program:

Steff - Clever Bees Paediatric Occupational Therapy

"I completed the Know Your Numbers course at the end of 2019 – Amy went through all the different aspects of business finances from money mindset to how to track and understand your statistics and making a budget, in easy to understand language. It was also fantastic to be learning with a group of supportive people who were also in business as we understood each other.

he foundational finance tasks and routines that I put in place at the beginning of the year, thanks to completing the Know Your Numbers course is definitely the main reason my business was able to get through COVID. I was able to confidently track our business success factors, and make informed decisions quickly.

I feel so much more in control now when it comes to my business finances."

Amelia - South Eastern Hand Therapy

"I found the ‘know your numbers’ course incredibly valuable and continue to refer back to the information regularly. I have always felt confident clinically and managing my team but my finance/numbers knowledge was so limited and I often just learnt as I went on, never really knowing if I was doing the right things and probably spending way too much time on administrative tasks.

The course was so beneficial to learn all about simple but critical formulations. It especially helped to achieve peace of mind knowing I was making better business decisions. The format of the course was unbelievably flexible so I never felt stressed about completing tasks. It is designed to fit in with your schedule which works so well. My favourite aspect was the friendly group and conversation threads. All questions were welcomed and there was such a common understanding and respect among the group."

Melissa - Bayside Hand Therapy

"Like many practitioners who have become practice owners, I had no training and little understanding of the financial management aspect of running a practice.” The “Know Your Numbers” course has helped me to improve my record keeping (to ensure we meet ATO obligations) and to understand my financial statements better.

I now know how to measure my business success, calculate gross and net profit margins, cost of goods sold, and how to create and effectively use a budget. The opportunity to ask questions in the closed Facebook group and live on-line sessions was very reassuring that others are in exactly the same position. So if you need a little help with this aspect of your practice, I feel sure you will get value from this course."

Kelly - Occupational Therapy Plus

"I am so pleased I signed up for the Know your Numbers course. While I regularly looked at my accounting program and reports, I didn’t really understand what I should be tracking to monitor progress over time.

The KYN program walked me through the information, processes and tools I needed to truly understand and improve my financial position. The spreadsheets alone were worth more than I paid for the course as they would have taken me days to set up.

The best part of the program was the support from Amy and the other participants. Knowing that there are many others working through the same issues was reassuring.

Thanks for providing such high value training!"

All these goodies are valued at $2299, but for a limited time, this course will be offered at $899.

We know it can be stressful parting with your money, so rest assured we offer a full 30-day money-back guarantee if you sign up and decide it is not for you.

The program will run for 9 weeks and will be delivered online. You can sit in your pyjamas or comfy clothes for this one. No travel costs involved!


Online Staffing Program

I was really worried about putting my first staff member on years ago in my practice. There were certainly times when I employed the wrong people for my team and other times when it really was a struggle. Since then have spent time refining and developing my recruitment strategies, systems, and staff engagement activities. Now, I have a fantastic team, who are loyal and hard-working. They are fun and are really dedicated to great client outcomes. How did we achieve this? I am going to share all this with you in my new online program.

  • Have you ever felt so busy you can’t do everything yourself, but you are too scared to go down the path of employing someone to help you?
  • What if you don’t have enough work for them to do?
  • What if you can’t afford them?
  • What if the uncertainty of COVID has left questions for you about the sustainability of staff?
  • Are you feeling unsure about how to rebuild your team after a roller-coaster year?
  • Worried about the time it will take to train someone?
  • Worried you might end up with the wrong person?

If you are busy, we know it is hard to find the time to first of all work out what help you need and secondly to know how to get it.

It doesn’t matter if you are a sole practitioner or already have a team gathering around you, you are in the right place. This online program is a must if you are feeling overwhelmed at your current workload, scared to put someone on, or simply don’t know where to find people or how to get them started.

In our program, you learn all about integrating virtual assistants into your practice, putting on administration staff, planning and executing a great onboarding process, and engaging and getting great work and loyalty from your existing team. All these things allow you to create more flexibility for yourself and your practice.

This course is suitable for allied health private practice owners (or management staff).

So, what does it include? Here is what you will receive:

  • 9-week online program: We know how hard it is to find time to sit down and plan, so we have structured this program to teach you and guide you through essential components of staffing your practice the right way, but also to give you time to work ‘on’ your business. You will have access to our founder of Maida Learning, Amy Geach via our course Facebook group and email throughout the 9 weeks. Amy is the CEO of Maida Learning. With 14 years in private practice, currently 2 private practices employing 10 staff, and an MBA, you can be assured that Amy will provide practical, realistic, and motivating advice!
  • Workbooks: Each week we will provide you with a workbook that you can use to work through the program. They provide you with all the tips and resources you need for employing staff, including templates, and links.
  • Support Sessions: Have you ever joined a program and at the time felt motivated and set to make a difference only to find a few weeks in you haven’t actually put your plans into place – life just got busy. We understand that it is hard to keep on track when things are busy so we will be running 4 support sessions throughout the 9-week program. These sessions will run for 1.5 hours every fortnight and are used as a ‘check-in’ to see how you are going, ask any questions, and a review of any information. They are designed to help you stay focused.
  • Resources: Along with a workbook in each module, we will be providing you additional resources to assist with your staffing needs. These are designed for you to use straight away in your practice. We also like to list some extra tasks you may like to do that will help you move forward each week with confidence.

If you want to create your optimal practice that you love this course is just for you! You are in the right place and I know you will get so much from each module. We have packed it with resources, templates, and ongoing goodies that will last you way beyond the last week of the program.

What you'll learn about:

Let’s get realistic for a moment and I will tell you a couple of important things...

One – if you are getting home late, and feeling unorganised, behind in your work, and have an ever-growing to-do list – you need paid help!

Two – if you think employing staff is a concept for the too-hard-basket – then you are wrong because the process can be easy and rewarding when you know the right steps to take.

Thirdly – if you think you can just copy what another practice has put in place, or just get your employment advice from a friend – be wary – they might not know the best way a team can help your practice. 

Our workshop is all about building a team around you that will help you get to your vision a little sooner than slogging it out on your own. Imagine going home at the end of your workday with a bit more weight off your shoulders. Imagine being able to have more time to do the things you love. Imagine feeling confident you have made sound business decisions around employment and found the right people.

Imagine that great feeling when you can say to someone, “I have the best team around me” and actually mean it! If you can't join the program yourself, then feel free to register a staff member... maybe your practice manager?  

Our program will help you to:

  • Know the right time for your practice to grow a team
  • Choose the best way to engage a team, including employment, subcontracting and engaging virtual assistants
  • Plan if you need more practitioners or therapists, or whether you need more admin help
  • Know your obligations as an employer and where to easily find the right information about paying staff, providing leave and benefits
  • Develop contracts and communicate a team culture right from the start
  • On-board new members to your team efficiently and effectively
  • Manage your team member performances and improve team productivity
  • Encourage happiness and loyalty with existing team members
  • Feel more confident in dealing with any bad eggs!

 Examples of resources included:

  • Employee contract templates
  • Onboarding new staff checklist
  • Worksheets for tracking staff performance
  • Template for managing staff appraisals

COST OF PROGRAM: $899 for non-members ($539 for members)
Members of Maida Learning will receive a 40% discount as part of their membership.

DATE OF PROGRAM: Monday 5th October 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020


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