Episode 16: Meg Proctor on Launching a Successful Online Course

Season #1 Episode #16

[I’m trying a new thing this episode and produced a full transcript. It is NOT perfectly edited but I am hoping to make the podcast accessible to more people through this format. Please tell me if you use it!]


Online business ownership is rapidly expanding opportunities for OTs to share our expertise with the world. Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and autism specialist who has taken her passions and formed a successful online business: Learn Play Thrive. The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism helps occupational therapy practitioners (and others!) understand the unique learning styles of autistic people. (Listen to the podcast to learn why we say “autistic people” and not “people with autism” now! This is new language widely preferred by the autistic community to illustrate that being autistic is NOT a negative thing.)

Besides that, Meg and I discuss:

  • How she got started and tested her ideas.

  • The set-up and platform for offering online courses.

  • Potential ways to structure your online course.

  • Why freebies may be realistic to offer at first launch of a course.

  • Why working with a business coach is essential (even at significant cost!).

  • How she decides how to price her consultative services for therapists

  • Social media management

  • Working as a mother of 2 young children

  • How becoming an expert in a specific niche will give you the ability to meet other practitioners’ needs in your online course.

  • How you can start small without breaking the bank or wasting a lot of time.

I loved this conversation with Meg and am so thankful for all she is doing for our profession!

You can find her business on Facebook

Or her FREE Facebook group.

Or follow her on Instagram: @learnplaythrive

She also has a special gift for you MYOTB listeners! Use code MYOTB35 to get $35 off her online course The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism during open enrollment in January 2020!