More praise for The PEACE Process
In The PEACE Process, Miriam extends the hand that will bring integrative practitioners forward into their own best success and, in so doing, will improve the lives of countless individuals. Her PEACE plan is comprehensive, practical, and founded upon her personal learnings and successes. Practitioners who create the focus and the will to follow her plan will not only achieve success, but perhaps even more importantly, will re-experience the love, excitement and passion with which they started their professional journeys.
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
President, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Co-author, Definitive Guide to Cancer and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer
As an integrative physician who has, through trial and error, created a very successful practice model, I can only say I *WISH* I could have had access to this book earlier! It would have shaved years off of my learning curve, saving me time, money and frustration. The PEACE Process gives a step-by-step framework to build a successful holistic practice and is a must-read for anyone wanting to succeed in our ‘well-care’ industry.
Rebecca Hunton, MD
RHMD Radiantly Healthy
There’s no doubt that one of the biggest struggles for healthcare practitioner is creating a healing, nurturing, and caring clinical practice, and at the same time, ensuring that it is grounded, financially-viable, and sustainable. These two paradigms can truly co-exist without guilt, shame, or fear. Zacharias shows the modern professional HOW to finesse the yin of their healing arts with the yang of everyday business and reality. Invest in following the PEACE process and get sustainable results that can keep you surviving and thriving, doing what you love and feel called to do!
Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS,
Author and functional medicine nutritionist
I’ve seen Miriam Zacharias in action. Her practice management seminars are inspiring; she wants you to optimize your outreach because she is an avid cheerleader for the natural medicine paradigm. In The PEACE Process, she beautifully encapsulates her practical formula for over-coming often self-imposed obstacles to success, so that practitioners can take tangible steps to fully realize their potential for healing.
Ronald L. Hoffman, MD, Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
Medical Director of the Hoffman Center and host of the “Intelligent Medicine” radio show and podcast series
Having seen the impact of Miriam’s passion and her PEACE program on the many integrative practitioners she has lectured on Emerson’s behalf, she is the perfect person to write a book on this topic. She’ll help you get focused, find your niche market, and avoid the distractions that prevent your practice from meeting your needs AND those of your patients.
President & CEO
Rather than stringing together a few pointers, The PEACE Process takes you firmly by the hand and methodically walks you through how to become a successful, purpose-driven entrepreneur. Written with insight and humor, and guided by years of real-world experience in the holistic healthcare community, Miriam passionately teaches the importance of really defining your niche, how to create your unique brand, how to utilize social media and other marketing tools to maximize your impact, and so much more… all while staying true to your deep-rooted purpose. The PEACE Process will teach holistic practitioners once and for all how to happily embrace marketing, attract more clients, and finally enjoy the “Power Practice” they richly deserve.
Jini Cicero, CSCS
Functional Medicine Consultant
Every holistic health practitioner needs The PEACE Process. It lays out the path to success your business classes in school were supposed to provide. The principles of The PEACE Process provided us the courage to re-brand a boring, uninspiring generalist practice (which required tons of marketing) into a cohesive, specialist clinic. The haters came out and told us how foolish we were on social media and in person; however, after the storm, we added more followers, more new patients, and authority was ours.
Christopher Oswald, DC, CNS
Co-Founder, Hudson Headache
This is such an important book for integrative and holistic health practitioners. It provides the keys to business success that every practitioner needs but almost never gets in their pre- or even post-graduate training. Miriam got it right and made it an entertaining read too! If you want to grow your practice and help more people, get this book.
VP of Marketing, Designs for Health
Co-founder & former VP of Marketing, Metagenics, Inc.
Creator of the FirstLine Therapy
As a new healer I really didn’t know what to do to get my business started and I was very nervous about marketing. The PEACE Process helped allay my fears by setting out a very practical step by step process for making decisions about my niche, product offerings, and marketing message with integrity and in a way that truly let me define who I am and what I bring to people to improve their lives. It is a must read for any holistic practitioner.
Ann Keating M.S., CNS, LDN
Nutritionist and Wellness Coach
Miriam provides practical advice that every practitioner needs to hear, and will have you looking at your business and marketing through a new lens. That lens will help you identify the patients you actually WANT to see and hone your messaging and practice to bring them in your door and keep them. This is a must-read, and even more so a must-DO for any integrative healthcare provider.
Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, ND
If you are a holistic health practitioner, The PEACE Process will get you right between the eyes… in a good way. It will help you cut through the chatter, the hem and haw, and the “noise” that goes on in that head of yours. Entrepreneurship is a lonely place sometimes and Miriam provides you partnership and companionship on that isolated ship. Applying this process has allowed me to pour all of what I know into helping the previously unhelped. Practice is much easier when you are a true authority rather than just another generalist.
Corey Schuler, MS, DC, CNS, LN
As a former corporate sales and marketing guru, nutrition professional Miriam Zacharias skillfully inspires readers to find business clarity, utilize effective marketing strategies, attract prospective clients, and build a thriving holistic health-care practice. Mission accomplished! The PEACE Process should be standard text for every practitioner. Nutritionists, yoga teachers, chiropractors, fitness instructors, sales reps — every entrepreneur will benefit from this book.
Melissa McLean Jory, MNT
Co-author of The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic
Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life
Miriam can teach you how to best develop your professional niche, and magnetize potential clients to come on board. She can connect you with your passion and help you earn more than you thought possible— and with integrity and dignity.
Hyla Cass, MD
Author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health
This book will help the holistic entrepreneur get clear on where and how to start!
With her straightforward method and direction, I was able to identify my niche, outline the “how and where” to begin, and successfully launch my business. Equally important, Miriam’s approach to business keeps me connected to why I am doing this – my energy stays flowing so I can help those I want to serve. Any holistic entrepreneur will find The PEACE Process full of the vital details and guidance to create, launch, and have continued success in the business of their dreams.
Deborah Joy Gudelsky, MS Nutrition
Creator of Deborah Joy’s Gluten Free
I call on holistic practitioners all day, every day. Many amazing practitioners are not so amazing when it comes to branding themselves and marketing their practices, and this is a leading cause of “practice mortality”. Think of The Peace Process as your “business bible”, a reference guide that will instruct you, on every level, from novice to expert, on how to put your practice on the map, and send patients through your door, right to you. It is well written, emotionally impactful and has practical, applicable information that will improve your practice the moment you start applying it, in every single paragraph! Buy it, apply what you learn and you WILL be successful.
Ted Haun, LE, CCN
TLN Consultants, Inc.
I have listened to Miriam speak over the years and she is a wealth of information, when it comes to marketing and branding. The Peace Process provides the framework upon which you can and will succeed. Employing these strategies is one of the most powerful things I have done in creating a successful Functional and Integrative Medicine practice. I would highly recommend reading this book and working through the exercises that Miriam teaches as it will help you figure out and focus on what is truly important.
Jill K Valerius, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP, ATC
As Vice President of our association, Miriam has been an integral part of teaching me and my team how to break away from the immobile perspectives of the past, and move us into a new and dynamic, purpose-filled marketing shift. With her help, our membership has doubled over the past 2 years and continues to grow rapidly. This book is perfect for any practitioner who truly wants to grow their business in order to help and heal, and for any business owner who is ready to embrace phenomenal growth.
Nicole Hodson, NC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®
Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition Professionals
Holistic health practitioners can breathe a sigh of collective relief knowing that we have Miriam Zacharias in our corner! A rare bird, indeed, she brings genuine passion for whole-system healing (born of her own suffering in the allopathic medical system), bona fide experience in marketing, and first hand experience as a holistic practitioner to the table. The PEACE Process not only inspires, it also validates the challenges and struggles we are likely to have, which is one of the first steps to moving past a block. Miriam offers very specific, doable tasks that can help them create a successful practice based on solid science but in a very readable format that will ensure this book will be by your bedside [or on your office desk] instead of collecting dust on a shelf.
Karen Olson, MA, LPC
Certified Imago relationship therapist
Owner of Caritas Center for Healing, specializing in holistic services for optimum health
The PEACE Process is an ideal guide for healthcare professionals who break out into hives whenever someone mentions the “M word.” Marketing, as Miriam points out in this lively and readable book, is really a matter of clarifying your purpose and then communicating that purpose with enthusiasm. Packed with practical tips for re-discovering your “Why” and then projecting it via a wide range of media, The PEACE Process gives you the “nuts & bolts” guidance you’ll need to build a thriving and flourishing integrative practice. Miriam combines her personal experience with her sharp business acumen to create an outstanding guide for any practitioner who envisions a practice focused on true healing, not just disease management. Highly recommended!
Erik Goldman, Editor
Holistic Primary Care
I know more relevant information about marketing after reading The PEACE Process than I did after earning my MBA! Miriam combines a true understanding of the holistic practitioner’s unique challenges with the strategies and tactics that really work to create a thriving healing practice. You’ll appreciate her thorough step-by-step approach as she leads you through the entire process from defining your purpose (the “why”) to attracting and keeping happy, repeat clients/patients. She demystifies marketing so we can get out of our own way and help more people, which is after all “why” we do this work.
Julie Spero, MBA, NC
President, National Association of Nutrition Professionals
Certified Nutrition Consultant and Nutritional Kinesiologist
Miriam has the uncanny ability to make you feel as if she is speaking directly to you. Once you start, you will not be able to put it down. She knows the challenges facing holistic health practitioners and understands their concerns so well, but more importantly, she knows how to overcome them. No complicated theory or conceptual clouds of confusion here, only a clear, precise, perfectly scaled, beautifully presented, personalized strategy. When you are finished, you will be amazed to see you have a comprehensive, multi-dimensional marketing strategy built entirely around you, your practice, and your niche…all wrapped up in a package that anyone can manage.
Carol L. Bysiek, MSW candidate
Certified Health Coach and former Fortune 500 executive
As a clinical practitioner my marketing activities must fit either into brief segments between patient appointments or at the end of the day. I find it difficult to determine how to best use these times. It’s easy for me to get lost. Miriam has an amazing ability to help me gain focus and create momentum. She makes marketing concepts simple and immediately useable for the integrative health practitioner. In her book, The PEACE Process, she continually takes you out of “idea” mode and into fast action. I find Miriam’s mixture of accountability and vision to be enlightening and inspiring. A powerful read for sure!
Cheri Jones, RD, MPH
The Jones Institute for Advanced Medicine
Miriam Zacharias’ unique knowledge of marketing and the world of holistic health have been turned into a fun and compelling business book that serves up everything practitioners will need to thrive in today’s wired world. Those who are searching for the practice marketing “bible” need to look no further than The PEACE Process.
Chief Marketing Officer
Natural Partners, Inc.
If you are in the health care field, marketing your practice is often a difficult thing to do. Miriam has put together fabulous tips that will help you not only start the process of selling yourself but it will give you the confidence to keep on doing it with style and integrity.
Miriam provides outstanding information on how to enhance your visibility online to dramatically increase your audience and income. She has a great way of making all this information understandable and usable for those motivated to take their message to the masses.
Gregg Stern, D.C., DACCP
Stern Chiropractic, Ltd.