Seminars

Need a dynamic speaker for your conference? The business and tax advice that I provide will astonish your members … and having them laughing as well.

James Bowen

Here is an alternative to the formulaic, industry sponsored, recycled, sleep-inducing convention presentations; beneficial to both the attendees and the organizations hosting them.

Act like a real business. Learn tax basics. Keep out of trouble. Discover how to make and keep more money … in only three hours.

I give many examples of the right / wrong ways to operate. I discuss not just tax theory and application, but all aspects of the practice – billing, coding, software, equipment, personnel, hiring/firing, liens … everything is up for discussion either during or after a presentation. In my longer presentations I show over 200 photos of DC clinics – the good, the bad and the ugly. Attendees report that my presentations have given them the most instantly practical information they have ever seen in a seminar. EVER.

These are perhaps the only occasions where information can be shared with a geographically wide group of attendees. Since my talks touch on such an array of issues, new regulatory or operational information of concern to the Association or Board can easily flow into the presentation that will help the attendees and transfer to their colleagues when they return home.

Offering such a unique seminar will
also increase attendance. Increase membership. Increase credibility.
I have built a reputation for integrity, objectivity and professionalism, and have a strong history of supporting local and State Associations.

I do not take compensation from service or product recommendations. It should go without saying that I do not sell from the stage. My talks can be anywhere from 1-to-4 hours. I charge for private seminars, but presentations to Associations are gratis, except for travel costs. I donate all costs for many non-profit fund-raising events. Please read some of the many testimonials I have received from Docs whose lives have been changed from my services.

I can tell you from a real life perspective why some Docs are happy, successful and financially secure, while others are not. I see what issues take Docs off the straight and narrow and onto the pages of Board reviews. Many reasons for these outcomes, but one common characteristic is the knowledge or lack of knowledge of basic tax law, business concepts and chiropractic operations. This is information that is not taught in the Colleges, not given in chiropractic seminars, not offered at State convention.

What determines the profitability and compliance of clinics can be entity issues (corporation, LLC or sole prop), tax filing issues, documentation issues, relationship issues (Stark, Antikick- back, False Claims Act), or even more basic issues such as partners, location, marketing, image … the permutations are numerous, but they come down to a few basics. Sometimes there are easy, perfunctory changes that can improve the clinic. Other times it requires a re-wiring of the Doc’s outlook, but it always includes the Doc realizing that the clinic is also a business and that just repeating past actions results in … well, the same results. This is what I teach.

My legal, accounting and business background combined with on-site visits to hundreds of DCs has given me a very unique perspective on the profession. My background as a litigator and speaker allow me to communicate this in a way to make the information accessible, interesting and entertaining (yes, taxes can be humorous).

As an educator, speaker and writer, James Bowen, J.D., is uniquely focused on intensive, specialized educational experiences for healthcare professionals. He brings common sense and business sense to the small clinic owner. With over 26 years of experience, he is rated as the top tax coach and chiropractic business consultant in the country.

Jim has delivered over 120 speaking engagements in 14 States, made numerous radio appearances and webinar interviews, and has organized over 30 full-day, multi-speaker seminars and workshops.

Jim has written multiple articles in professional periodicals on topics as varied as tax, legal compliance, healthcare, practice management. As a consultant for Bowen, Inc., he has helped and educated countless small business practices through extensive, on-site practice evaluations. In addition, he has coordinated with and provided advice to various State Associations, Trusts and non-profit groups. He maintains associations with attorneys, accountants and healthcare professionals, and is considered one of the Nation’s top small business healthcare consultants.

To arrange a seminar in your area, or have James Bowen speak at an upcoming event, please contact James Bowen directly at 406.370.9900, or send him an email.

Learning the necessary skills to motivate your patients and staff, will turn your ordinary clinic into an extraordinary clinic.

What is Motivational Coaching?

Motivational coaches are trained strategists  that help people assess their strengths, set strategic goals, and take steps to achieve success.

The techniques I teach are based on motivational interviewing and integrative health coaching.

The new model of healthcare focuses of patient-centric care and the tools you will learn from this training will enable you to shift from Doctor-centric care to patient- centric care or as in Motivational Interviewing we call this a guiding style instead of a directing style.

What is motivational Interviewing?

A collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. To strengthen the motivation to change.

The spirit of motivational interviewing.

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”  

JoHann Von Goethe

You will learn the power of:

  1. Open Ended Questions vs. Closed Ended Questions
  2. Complex Reflections vs. Simple Reflections
  3. How to use Affirmations
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bring Us To Your Next Event For These Entertaining And Informative Seminars

Corporate Structure and Tax Law For The DC Clinic

This is my most requested, the most necessary (and the funniest) presentation.  I explain the basics that Docs need to know but don’t know.

  • Rules
  • Regulations
  • Strategies

By just being compliant with corporate law (and applying some business sense), most Docs save over $20,000.00 a year in tax savings… and stay out of jail! Docs return every year for this one.

Time: 1 ½ to 3 hours

Classification: Compliance

Cost to Association: Air fare, hotel, vender booth

DC Clinics – The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Over 400 hundred photos of what I have seen over the last 16 years.  You can hear a pin drop while Docs see pictures of cringe-worthy clinics as well as the Taj Mahals.  I reveal the tips and secrets other Docs have used to make their clinics soar:

  • Marketing
  • Protocols
  • Staffing
  • Location
  • Image

Time: 2-4 hours

Classification: Practice Management

Cost to Association: Air fare, hotel, vendor booth

Motivational Coaching With Kim Lazarus, DC

Since healthcare has moved toward a patient-centric care model, it is imperative that Chiropractors get on that bus.  I will train your Docs to move from Doctor-centric to Patient-centric care using Motivational Interviewing and Integrative Health Coaching techniques.  Learning the correct dialogue can take a patient from sustain talk to change talk in as little as five minutes.

Time: 2- 6 hours

Classification: Motivational Coaching

Cost To Association: Air fare, hotel and $250.00 per hour

Team Challenge and Ice Breaker Events

This is for the fun and energizing break-out sessions.  These events incorporate thought and skills that bring a group to laughter amidst problem solving.  Anything flies here, just tell us your theme and how much time we have and we will take care of the rest,

Price quotes available based on type of activity

Bring Us To Your Next Event For These Entertaining And Informative Seminars

Corporate Structure and Tax Law For The DC Clinic

This is my most requested, the most necessary (and the funniest) presentation.  I explain the basics that Docs need to know but don’t know.

  • Rules
  • Regulations
  • Strategies

By just being compliant with corporate law (and applying some business sense), most Docs save over $20,000.00 a year in tax savings… and stay out of jail! Docs return every year for this one.

Time: 1 ½ to 3 hours

Classification: Compliance

Cost to Association: Air fare, hotel, vender booth

DC Clinics – The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Over 400 hundred photos of what I have seen over the last 16 years.  You can hear a pin drop while Docs see pictures of cringe-worthy clinics as well as the Taj Mahals.  I reveal the tips and secrets other Docs have used to make their clinics soar:

  • Marketing
  • Protocols
  • Staffing
  • Location
  • Image

Time: 2-4 hours

Classification: Practice Management

Cost to Association: Air fare, hotel, vendor booth

Motivational Coaching With Kim Lazarus, DC

Since healthcare has moved toward a patient-centric care model, it is imperative that Chiropractors get on that bus.  I will train your Docs to move from Doctor-centric to Patient-centric care using Motivational Interviewing and Integrative Health Coaching techniques.  Learning the correct dialogue can take a patient from sustain talk to change talk in as little as five minutes.

Time: 2- 6 hours

Classification: Motivational Coaching

Cost To Association: Air fare, hotel and $250.00 per hour

Team Challenge and Ice Breaker Events

This is for the fun and energizing break-out sessions.  These events incorporate thought and skills that bring a group to laughter amidst problem solving.  Anything flies here, just tell us your theme and how much time we have and we will take care of the rest,

Price quotes available based on type of activity

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