Dear beloved healthcare practitioner,
A few weeks ago I worked with a visionary female dentist who recently opened her first practice.
I was thrilled. It’s a gorgeous space, filled with natural light and good flow.
My client hired me to help her select all new paint colors for the space that were about to make everyone who walked through the door feel like they had just died and gone to heaven. [This is a huge feat for a dental practice, right?]
During our session, when it came time to talk about her office within the practice, she simply wanted to ignore the room, leaving the walls painted white with overhead fluorescent lighting shining brightly below and a disjointed, cluttered feeling in the space.
She shared, “No patients come in here anyway. Let’s just leave it alone.”
And I couldn’t gently talk her out of it. Actually, it is not part of my work ethic to pressure anyone to redesign their wellness space when they clearly don’t want to.
I am here to educate and help you design the most nurturing and safe health space possible; to reduce anxiety, elevate optimism and increase your bottom line.
That said, if you’re not ready to move forward, I’ll always honor that. There’s a time and a place for everything.
I will say this though: It’s 2017 and it’s time to put yourself first.
Putting yourself first includes the redesign of your office space, even if no one but you EVER steps foot in it.
By rejecting your office space, you are rejecting yourself.
In Feng Shui philosophy, the inner space reflects the outer and vice-versa.
And when you design your office with inspirational artwork and a nurturing wall color that helps reduces your blood pressure and build confidence, you are putting yourself first.
By including your office in the redesign of your clinic, treatment room, waiting room or other health or wellness setting, you receive as much benefit as your patients and staff do.
Here’s what my client, Dr. Judith Hong said about the redesign of her tiny office space within her medical practice:
“When I first started working at Redwood Dermatology, I was given a tiny shared windowless office space that felt like a dungeon.
When I realized the importance of lowering my stress levels at work, I hired Cheryl to redesign my office. With her new design of the space, I felt an enormous weight lift off my shoulders.
She took a lifeless, uninspired, windowless box and transformed it into my personal mini-work retreat. A new wall color, artwork that feels like I’m looking out a window, a new desk, ergonomic chair, lighting and other personalized accessories NOW lift my heart as soon as I walk in my office.”
I’ve never been happier at work, and now I’m one GIANT step closer to achieving my goal of more work/life balance in the new year.”
Here’s Dr. Hong’s new office space:
It’s 2017 and it’s time to put yourself first.
Your patients and work family need you.
The world needs you.
I offer an affordable 30-minute remote design package so you can get the help you need now:
Cheers to 2017 and Cheers to YOU,