top of page

Episode 339 - The 5 Strategies to Turn Your Passion Into Profit

Updated: Jan 8

Listen now to our latest episode...


startup nation, meet: Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

Prompted by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2019, Dr. Omolara transitioned from her career as a professor, researcher & paediatrician to co-founder of Strong Children Wellness — a multi-practice healthcare network that partners with communities to provide tech-enabled physical health, mental health, and social care for Medicaid-eligible & uninsured children and families, including those impacted by poverty, trauma and immigration inequities.

As a social entrepreneur, she has secured over $1,000,000 in funding in less than 2 years, without loans or investors. This prompted her to create Melanin & Medicine, a healthcare consulting firm that supports mission-driven healthcare organizations serving communities of color to secure grants, contracts & alternative payments to help them scale and make greater impact.

Dr. Uwemedimo is a noted speaker on social entrepreneurship, funding strategies in healthcare, community-based healthcare for under-resourced communities and clinical & advocacy approaches to supporting anti-poverty health policies, including access to safety net programs, such as Medicaid, SNAP & TANF.

She has been an invited speaker for several conferences & organizations including American Academy of Pediatrics, American Women’s Medical Association, Health Tech 4 Medicaid, Center for Law and Social Policy, Immigration Advocates Network, United Hospital Fund & Greater NY Hospital Association.

show notes

  1. Why grant funding is one of the best ways to fund early to mid stage mission-driven practices, compared to loans & investments

  2. The secret way to access 6-figure grant funding for your practice, even as for-profit business

  3. Our proprietary method to create “profitable partnerships” for your practice both online & offline that create continuous pipeline of funding and contracts

  4. The key tool group practice owners need to get grants and contracts for their practice, without having to write long and tedious grant proposals

Resources & giveaways

Guest's contact information


Meet your co-hosts:

Kate & Katie


our awesome sponsors:

Directories can be a good source for new clients, but which directories are really worth it? Well, according to an extensive review of therapist directories by VeryWellMind, more than 90% of therapists recommend Mental Health Match.

We love Mental Health Match because they understand the therapeutic relationship starts before a client contacts you. They’ve set up their directory to give clients a sense of confidence in you as a clinician and connection with you as a person. Their smart matching technology makes sure you only hear from clients who are a good fit for your practice. And referrals come with insightful information about the client, their presenting problems, and what they seek in a therapist.

With over ten thousand clients coming every week, Mental Health Match is a great way to find the clients you want.

Eren Moore, a New Jersey therapist, said, “I have been getting almost 2 referrals a week from Mental Health Match and I like their ability to match me with my niche clients. These clients reflect my skill sets and they come ready and open to the therapy process. This is energizing for both the therapist and clients.”

We couldn’t agree more. And now, you can try Mental Health Match for free for 90 days. Just go to, and use referral code “Startup.”

As a private practice owner, there are dozens of things to worry about. If you decide to accept insurance, insurance billing doesn’t have to be a worry. Practice Solutions is a remote billing company who connects providers with billers in the U.S. who specialize in mental health billing. Their expertise has helped clinicians increase and maintain steady revenue by submitting and following up on claims regularly, resolving old aging claims, and performing eligibility and benefit checks. With Practice Solutions, you are assigned a billing expert who learns the ins and outs of your practice, functioning as an extension of your team, so you can focus on your clients and grow your practice.

One of Practice Solutions current clients, said, "Practice Solutions has been amazing for my practice, its growth, and my peace of mind when it comes to billing."

Practice Solutions works with clients ranging from solo practitioners just starting their practice, to larger group practices with multiple clinicians. Practice Solutions offers a free billing consultation to determine if their services are a good fit for you and your practice. Visit and schedule an appointment.

As a therapist, I can tell you from experience that having the right EHR is an absolute lifeline. I recommend using TherapyNotes. They make billing, scheduling, notetaking, telehealth, and E-prescribing incredibly easy. Best of all, they offer live telephone support that's available 7 days a week.


You don’t have to take my word for it - Do your own research and see for yourself - TherapyNotes is the #1 highest rated EHR system available today, with 4.9 out of 5 stars on and on Google.

Go to and use the promo code PPS for a special 2-month trial, absolutely free.

If you’re coming from another EHR, TherapyNotes will import your demographic data quick and easy at no cost, so you can get started right away.


Trust me, don’t waste any more of your time, and try TherapyNotes.



bottom of page