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What if you prioritize your health, energy, and joy in this new phase of life... and still have a successful business?

Calling all hard-working, impact-driven clinicians...
(who feel like their current pace is unsustainable)

Let's chat to see if this is a good fit
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Are you an Occupational Therapist who owns a business that is feeling more like a job and you'd like drop the hustle and find more balance, flow and joy all you do?

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: Rise and Live Fully Program



  • 8 transformational modules rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • 1:1 Breakthrough Coaching with Carlyn

  • Self-paced, indefinite access to the program components

  • Weekly collaborative coaching calls

  • A 24/7 community of like-minded helping professionals

  • Multi-media resources to guide you off the path to burnout toward balance, vitality and fulfillment

  • The best-selling ACTivate Vitality Personal Development Planner

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ACTivate Vitality was designed by a mental health OT for OTs.

Often busy, overwhelmed OTs struggle to make time for themselves. This program is flexible and can fit into even the busiest schedule.


Lessons are fine-tuned videos that you can access in your own time so you can move at your own pace, as fast or as slow as you like and you can customize your timeline.

The companion ACTivate Vitality Personal Development Planner ​is undated so there is no pressure. You can pause any time you like, restart any time you like. 

We know that added pressure only increases stuckness so Carlyn uses evidence-based strategies to nurture behaviour change while creating clarity, accountability and committment to your goals.

With ACTivate Vitality you will ...

  • Gain clarity on what matters most and elevates you

  • Notice what isn't working for you and where you tend toward avoidance

  • Move into vitality-building action with support and accountability

  • Build skills to overcome internal obstacles to intentional action that are grounded in the science of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Occupational Science, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion

  • Engage in a community of supportive, like-minded helping professionals with the same aim

What will you do with more vitality in your life?

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  • Where are you located?
    Balance Works operates out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada but coaching services are available online to international therapy business owners. We have had clients in Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Dubai, and Kuwait.
  • What qualifications do you have?
    Carlyn Neek has a BA with a focus on psycholgy as well as a BSc in Occupational Therapy and is registered to practice occupational therapy in the province of Alberta. She is also a certified coach practitioner and has additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Graded Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, the Progressive Goal Attainment and more.
  • What makes you different from the many OTs who have entered the coaching world?
    Practicing OT since 2003 and owning a business since 2007 has equipped Carlyn with many useful experiences that can help other therapy business owners. Her background in mental health as it relates to work performance in the presence of burnout, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and a history of trauma brings a well developed set of skills to address the underlying causes of overwork, perfectionism, people-pleasing, difficulty initiating, prioritizing, and following through with ideas and intentions. Carlyn has personal experience with all of this and isn't only coming at these solutions from academic learning. Lived experience is highly valuable in transformative coaching.
  • Are your services covered by my extended health benefits?
    Possibly. If you are in a Canadian province in which Carlyn can practice virtually, your coaching services can potentially be arranged as an occupational therapy and therefore submitted for reimbursement through your extended health benefits. Most of our clients claim the services as a business expense and use their education and coaching budget for the most flexibility. If you would like to explore engaging in coaching as occupational therapy, please reach out so that we can ensure that this is possible and that services are delivered in compliance with regulatory requirements.
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