Today’s episode is an interview with Dr. Asha Pai Bohannon. She’s a Pharmacist, Entrepreneur, Author, and Business Coach. Some pharmacists are looking for a way to leave their current job and try something else. Dr. Asha and I are ringing in the new year with a conversation about how she and her husband Eric help pharmacists find their passion and purpose so they can make the impact they want to make.
Websites and Social Media Links
Impact Pharmacist FB Group: https://bit.ly/ImpactPharmacist
Dr. Asha was my guest on episode 9 of The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast. She’s my first, second-time guest! She and I met at the first-ever Medipreneurs Conference in April 2018. It’s a conference for healthcare entrepreneurs. I love the supportive community I found there, and I would recommend it to any potential or current healthcare entrepreneurs.
Dr. Asha spent 20 years in retail pharmacy feeling like she was feeding people’s illnesses, which caused stress and led to job burnout. She wanted to make a difference in the healthcare world and started her own successful holistic wellness practice. Then, she realized her passion went much further. She wanted to help other Pharmacists do the exact same thing – find their own passion and purpose to be able to make the IMPACT they wish to make in this world.
Highlights from the interview
Asha and her husband Eric work well together in their business coaching practice. She has the experience of being a retail pharmacist and a wellness practice entrepreneur. She provides clinical input, mindset coaching, and input on systems and processes. Eric has experience bringing service-based organizations to the marketplace. He brings value to clients who need help with the the business pieces of owning their own business.
The book Impact Pharmacist provides chronological steps an entrepreneur needs to take to get their business up and running. According to Asha, the chronology in the book sets you up for success. Learn fast. Avoid risks. Successful entrepreneurs are risk avoiders!
Eric and Asha help two groups: entrepreneur novices and those who already have a business. Idea conception comes first to help clients make the impact they want to make.
Asha and Eric have a one-on-one coaching program. Using their areas of strength, Asha and Eric take the “heavy lifting” off their clients’ plate. Their online course comes out in February 2021. The course will have handouts, homework, and steps in chronological order.
Asha and Eric wrote IMPACT Pharmacist: Start Your Own Wellness Practice and Leave Your Retail Pharmacy Job Behind! together. It is available on Kindle and in paperback. The audiobook will be coming out in spring 2021.
Eric and Asha help their coaching clients determine demand for a proposed service, target market, pricing, and messaging.
Making an impact is a theme in our conversation, and the term “ripple effect” relates to the book’s cover artwork. (IMPACT Pharmacist: Start Your Own Wellness Practice and Leave Your Retail Pharmacy Job Behind!)
Dreaming is important, but Asha and Eric are realistic. They discuss available time to work and income expectations with individual clients. Some people want a full-time job. Others want a part-time job.
Asha shared two client transformation stories.
Asha helps clients find their passion. To learn more, contact her about the “Passion to Purpose” piece of her coaching practice. It takes a lot of thought to figure out what you want.
Pivoting is important. You can dream; then pivot; and then dream again. Don’t let noise in, and be true to yourself.
Consider opportunities carefully. They might lead to something, like a job!
Happy New Year everyone!