Megghan Thompson is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the founder of Megghan Thompson Coaching, LLC, dedicated to supporting parents of highly sensitive children. With over 14 years of experience, including a past focus on severely traumatized youth, Megghan has crafted a unique approach that blends therapeutic techniques with innovative coaching to help families navigate the complexities of sensitivity. Her acclaimed 8-week program has helped countless families eliminate daily meltdowns and enhance emotional resilience in children. Driven by her own experiences and deep empathy for others, Megghan is committed to empowering parents and children to transform sensitivity into a powerful asset for emotional and interpersonal success.

How did you get started in this business?

I was driven by my personal experiences and professional background working with traumatized youth and my understanding of the challenges faced by highly sensitive children, including my own family experiences. This combination ignited a passion in me to develop a specialized coaching practice that would address the unique needs of highly sensitive children and their families.

How do you make money?

Megghan Thompson Coaching generates revenue through various programs, including our signature 8-week course designed to help parents manage their children’s emotional challenges. We also offer personalized coaching sessions, workshops, and speaking engagements.

How long did it take for you to become profitable?

MTC was immediately profitable because we built slowly and intentionally. I was running my group private practice at the time and I was unwilling to reduce the quality of client care while my time was split. Building trust and credibility in this niche online took time, as did refining our coaching programs to ensure they delivered value that clients were willing to pay for in the most efficient manner possible.

When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work?

No, I did not doubt that our work would work, as we had provided excellent results with a medical model, unlike many of my clinical peers in this nichec. The only thing I doubted was the speed within which we could serve the sized community we had built. However, the positive feedback from early clients and the visible improvements in their family dynamics helped me balance patience with my motivation to grow systematically.

How did you get your first customer?

My first customer came through the online community I built.

What is one marketing strategy that works well to generate new business?

One effective strategy has been content marketing coupled with speaking engagements. Sharing valuable insights through blogs, webinars, and speaking at conferences has helped establish me as an expert in this niche, attracting clients who are looking for specialized support for a true solution, without perpetuating the “quick fix” mentality that is so pervasive in content marketing right now.

What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?

The toughest decision was choosing to scale down some areas of the business to focus more intensely on developing high-quality digital content that can reach a global audience. This meant putting a pause on some of the direct, one-on-one client work to build a more scalable model.

What do you think makes you successful?

My passion for making a difference in the lives of highly sensitive children and their families drives me. I believe that my ability to empathize deeply with my clients and my commitment to continuous learning and improvement are key factors in my success.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

The most satisfying moments always come from seeing the transformation in families we work with. One particular instance was when a parent told me that our program not only changed their child’s life but saved their marriage. Moments like these reinforce the value of our work.

What does the future hold for your business?

The future is about expanding our reach through digital platforms and continuing to innovate our programs to include more holistic approaches. I also see us partnering with schools and other organizations to broaden the impact of our work.

What business books have inspired you?

“Principles” by Ray Dalio has been particularly influential, teaching me about scaling, growth and leadership, which is essential when working with both children and adults. “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown has also inspired me to embrace vulnerability in leadership.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would advise my younger self to trust the process and not be so hard on herself. The path to where you are meant to be isn’t always straight, but every experience builds your strength and shapes your mission.

Are you willing to be a mentor?

Absolutely, mentoring is something I’m passionate about. I believe in giving back and helping others grow in their careers, especially in the field of child and family wellness. Sharing knowledge and supporting upcoming professionals is crucial for the growth of our field and the betterment of our communities.

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