Getting by isn't good enough

it's time to go for great

You've got a choice to make.

It could be that while you absolutely love helping and serving people, and you know you’re going to do that forever, you also know that the traditional therapy model isn’t for you any more.

…but you don’t know how to translate your skills into a different framework, much less how to grow a business around that.

It could be that you’re looking to expand your approach to serve people who would be better served by a coaching model than therapy … while still giving your therapeutic clients the mental health services they need.

…but you’re not sure how — or if it’s even legal.

Or it could be that your therapy practice is fine. Just fine. But nothing more than that. And you’re ready to grow, both as a therapist and a business owner.

…but they don’t teach you how to do that in grad school or at the latest CE conference.


Wherever you want to take your work, you can make that happen. But you’re going to need a combination of mindset development and skillset training.

Your mindset allows you to show up as a powerful,

confident business owner and service provider.


Your skillset allows you to amplify your impact so

you can provide effective care to your clients.

And that's where I come in.

I'm Lee Chaix McDonough, and I'm a business coach and therapist. After over a decade as a licensed clinical social worker and public health professional, I started Caravel Coaching to serve entrepreneurs and small business owners as they create the business of their dreams.

I help therapists, coaches, and healing professionals clarify their vision, create workable goals based on their values, and implement an individualized action plan to build and grow a business they love.

But coaching is so much more than just skill building. It’s also about developing the mindset you need to move your business forward and avoid falling into overwhelm as you grow your dream practice.

Right now, you're in a space of incredible potential.

Everyone has a mental territory that I call “The Border Zone”, which lies between the Land of Opportunity, where anything and everything is possible, and the Land of Overwhelm, where you have so many choices and things to do that you don’t know where to begin.

Most small business owners get stuck in The Border Zone, so caught up in the daily grind of running their businesses that they can’t see the forest for the trees. Sometimes they luck into short-term success. Sometimes they never even get past the first thing on their to-do list.

But it doesn't have to be like this.

You have the power to determine

which direction you're going to grow…


but only if you're mindful

and intentional about it.

This is where the mindset work comes in.

We all have that inner voice that holds us hostage to the narratives of failure and fear.

The one that says, “What are you thinking? This is never going to work!” when you decide to put yourself out there and show up in your business.

The one that says, “You’re never going to be able to figure this out, it’s all too much.”

The one that says, “Maybe you’re not cut out to be a visionary in your business. Some people are only meant for small, safe lives. Maybe that’s you.”

If you let it, this voice will keep you stuck in a business you don’t want for years.

But if you can learn how to work with that voice (instead of working against it or letting it call the shots), it can become one of your greatest allies.

Together, we’ll reframe your relationship with that inner voice so you can start working with it to create the space you need to realign with who you are and what matters most to you, and make effective decisions accordingly.

The result? You get to run a thriving business anchored in what matters most to you, all while feeling confident, powerful, and fulfilled –– and giving your clients the very best of you.

Here's how it works.

You complete a brief form and submit your responses. I'll be in touch with information about how to schedule your call.

We get on the phone for 30 minutes. No pressure and no pitches. Just you, me, and a half-hour to get to know each other.

If it seems like we’re a good fit, then we’ll discuss next steps — but only if we’re both enthusiastically on board.

Are you game? Then let's do this. Click the button below to schedule.

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