Episode 36: Mentor Session with The Doula Darcy

podcast Jul 22, 2020

Hello fellow birth workers! I’m really excited for today’s conversation! This is going to be our second mentor session on the podcast. What is a mentor session? Well, I’m so glad you asked. It’s basically, if you could sit down with someone who has been in the birth working field for years and listen to their wisdom, experience and knowledge and soak it up. Many of us want a mentor, but after our trainings it can seem like we’re on our own. Yet, we’re designed for mentorship. One of the points that was covered in today’s podcast was our deep need for someone more experienced to help guide us on our journey, and that it is not a negative reflection on what we know or don’t know, but simply how us humans are wired. I’m so excited that we got to chat with Darcy Sauers today!

In this episode we covered:

  • Darcy's background and story
  • Educating on Postpartum doulas
  • Why do we gravitate towards birth rather than postpartum?
  • Why have you stuck with postpartum doula for 10 years?
  • Seeing so many doulas get trained & certified but then not working as a doula because they aren't focusing on/don't know how to market their businesses
  • Mistakes new doula’s make
  • General marketing tips for doulas
  • Tips for new doulas/struggling to get clients doulas
  • Postpartum Doula Academy 
  • And so much more!

I am so grateful to know there are mentors out there to support us on our journey. If you’re loving these mentor sessions, jump on back to our First Mentor Session with Midwife Kristin Downer is Episode 20. After these two episodes back to back I’m sure you’ll be feeling recharged and refocused on continuing to build your own birth worker business!

If you’re wanting to connect with Darcy, be sure to jump on over to her website and follow her on her instagram! Not only does the provide wisdom for your birth work, but she loves supporting the marketing side of business as well!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thedouladarcy

Website: www.thedouladarcy.com/doulas

Kick Start Your Postpartum Doula Business: https://www.thedouladarcy.com/kick-start-your-postpartum-doula-business

Which doula training to take next - FREE Decision Making Checklist: https://mailchi.mp/933dfb6d9d37/postpartum-doula-checklist

 

Now my ears perked up when Darcy talked about how movement is a non-negotiable self care ritual that is a huge part in her ability to thrive in this work for over 10 years. This is a powerful tool that you can tap into to support yourself that I’m all about (Obviously). That is why I created the Thriving Birth Worker Movement Method Course. If your interest is at all peeked, I’d suggest just looking over the information about the course on my website and see if this looks like a good fit for you. Also, if any questions come up, simply send me an email, I love hearing your thoughts and experiences!

 

Thats all for this week! I hope you have a wonderful week continuing to support our beautiful birthing communities! Cheering you on as we all navigate this hard and beautiful life together! 

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