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President & Executive Coach
After completing his BA at Carnegie Mellon University in 1974, and then his Masters in Education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1978, Bill began his career in counseling and leadership. Over the last few decades, he has been coaching and counseling health professionals across various disciplines.
In 2010, Bill founded Practice Success in effort to introduce innovative consulting methods for peer and customer relations within the health industry. As an offshoot project, he began organizing interdisciplinary health care groups in New York City and Washington DC, so as to expand his vision for stronger personal ties between health professionals, and between health professionals and their clients. This offshoot project eventually evolved into a thriving program that has since been branded Metro Collaborative. It has attracted various health professionals looking for new techniques to expand their businesses, and connect with likeminded individuals.
Indeed, these groups provide ways for business owners, physicians, dentists and practitioners of all disciplines to learn, connect and collaborate in order to create cross-referral opportunities. After observing the notable progress that members made within these forums, it became clear to bill that business acceleration groups are on the cutting edge for problem solving, as well as professional solidarity and connectivity.
As mentioned, Bill's background is extensive and spans several decades. In New York City, he worked as a psychotherapist and stress management consultant. In short, he coached executives, physicians and dentists on how to balance their life and work. Through this time, he extended this practice into coaching physicians on improving their business models, by demonstrating to them tangible methods for success, such as "client centered communication".
Bill has lectured at The Academy of General Dentistry, the Tufts and NYU Dental Schools, and numerous study clubs around the country. From serving as President of The Center for Conscious Living and the Team Management and Leadership Program at Landmark Education, he learned visioning and generating transformations.
Bill splits most of his time between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland, and enjoys skiing, yoga, and spending genuine time with his sons and stepsons.
Practice Development Consultant
A native Washingtonian, Sue Cohen's professional career in dentistry has spanned over 30 years. She received her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland in Baltimore Dental School. Upon graduation she was elected to "Who's
Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges". Sue worked as a clinical dental hygienist for periodontal and general dental practices while earning her Masters of General Administration in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland University College. She continued working as a clinical dental hygienist while consulting with several dental practices. Sue has observed many business models and numerous conversations on the optimum ways for clinical excellence. This, coupled with her Master's degree in Health Care Administration, has allowed her to transition to high level Practice Development Consulting. Sue's specialties and primary interests include Hygiene Consulting, Treatment Plan Acceptance, Leadership, Internal and External Marketing, Case Presentation, Team building, Communication skills, OSHA protocol, developing study clubs for specialists and those wanting to lead their peers, as well as Health and Wellness for teams and owners.
Sue is a resident of Montgomery County, MD and a mother of two daughters. She enjoys watching hockey, running, sewing, and traveling to new and exciting places.
At Practice Success we believe that we are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. We are in search of the best and the brightest people in the practice management industry to provide superior service to our customers. We have positions available ranging from consultant to marketing director; an extraordinary career with an innovative company. Our consultants up and down the East Coast are highly credentialed and full of enthusiasm for their work.
Director of Strategy and Growth
Gustav Plato is the CEO and founder of iiGrowth. He is a consultant and advisor to entrepreneurs and business leaders on driving business growth. Gustav guides clients in creating strategic change initiatives, accelerating execution, and financing/resourcing alternatives.
He has over 25 years of consulting experience in strategic, organizational & transformational, and restructuring services. He has led strategy development and implementation programs in sectors such as information technology (software and computer hardware), health care, transportation, retail, and government (defense, homeland security, and civilian agencies), and numerous other industries.
Prior to founding iiGrowth Gustav worked for international consultancies such as Coopers & Lybrand and IBM and strategy boutiques such as Touchstone Consulting. He is the Author of Activity Based Management in Government. He is also Founder and President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the Americas. He has a BS in Economics from George Mason University and is a certified management consultant.