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The Teacher, who is indeed wise, does not have you enter the house of his wisdom, but instead leads you to the threshold of your own mind. -Kahlil Gibran

You can change your direction and ultimately your life by pursuing your highest vision of how you want your life and work to be. With our help, you'll begin to see clearly the actual steps you need to take to reach the life and work you most desire.

Applied Strategic Planning is the process by which an individual, the guiding members of a family, or an organization envision (imagine) their best possible future and then create the necessary systems to achieve that future. It merges non-linear vision with linear logic - not to control the future, but to be in creative cooperation with the future. With Applied Strategic Planning, we begin with the end in mind, meaning that every step of the plan is an increment towards achieving your vision, not just a step towards accomplishing a plan.

Our Personal Applied Strategic Planning program is designed especially for smaller dental practices (fewer than four doctors), their spouses and their teams. This rewarding program, popular for 20 years, consists of a pre-retreat consult and assessment followed by a series of three retreats in beautiful Texas Hill Country beginning in October and ending late Spring.

A clear vision of how you and your spouse or significant other would choose to live, including what you want to accomplish or experience, how you want to spend your time, and how your practice can support and be in line with your personal vision.
A concrete plan outlining action steps required to reach the personal vision of your best future.
A new sense of purpose creating active stakeholders within your practice who are more eager to contribute to your vision and mission.
The chance to envision the significant changes and most effective responses to the challenges and opportunities for your life and practice in the next several years.

Who Should Participate:

Any doctor or professional struggling to find fulfillment or balance, facing a transition, desiring to chart a course for the next phase of their life, or seeking new ways to break through to the highest level of success in their field.

Reflect and refocus: Just what your life and work may be longing for.

Pre-Retreat Consultation and Assessment
Before the Applied Strategic Planning (ASP) Series gets underway, we will profile you and your practice to identify your key strategic issues: both problems and opportunities. We'll do this through a pre-retreat questionnaire and telephone consultation, during which we'll also assess your desired outcomes and make certain this series will help you achieve them. If so, it's off to Retreat I - and the start of a life-enriching plan!

Like a good diagnosis before treatment planning, this Pre-ASP phase enables you to see the big picture and ensure a running start.
This assessment and chance to reflect give you and your spouse a common starting point for the planning work that lies ahead.

Visit our Calendar for upcoming course dates and registration information.

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" The quiet, facilitative environment in a retreat setting coupled with the ability to mastermind with other couples and teams made Applied Strategic Planning a life-transforming experience. Bob is an exceptional mentor who has the expertise and personality to guide individuals through this challenging process. If you commit to the work required, your personal and professional lives will be those of your dreams. "

Dr. Betty Barr
Pediatric Dentist
Denver, CO

" One of the best courses that I have ever attended in my career is Applied Strategic Planning. The ASP process taught us how to write a vision and mission statement as well as how to develop a self-managed, highly motivated team. We also learned how to use a very effective tool, the Integrated Action Plan, to accomplish our goals. I would highly recommend Dr. Bob Frazer and this course to anyone! "

Dr. Al Bishop, DDS, MSD
Bedford, TX

" I believe Applied Strategic Planning is a most valuable tool for practice development and team building. After all, I am back for a 3rd time, my 2nd with you. ASP has been an incredible tool for taking my practice from one level to the next. By working with my team to develop our personal visions and by sharing with one another, we build a foundation for creating a vision of our mutual future of choice. When such a group goes through this process of defining values and creating their vision, a very powerful sense of teamwork and mission is realized. This synergy has propelled my practice to new heights each time we have participated in the process. I cannot wait to see how quickly things change again. Thank you for creating such a great process for dentists to use in their practices. "

Dr. Mark Kogut
Pediatric Practice
Dallas, TX

" Applied Strategic Planning was one of five or six life-changing experiences that have had a totally positive effect on my life personally and professionally. "

Dr. Andy Pickens
General and Restorative Dentist
Billings, MT

" “I have known Bob personally since the mid 1970's and have been a part of his Applied Strategic Planning series in the 90's and have continued to use Bob as a Mentor, being a part of his National Study Group for the past eight years. I can highly recommend him for his incredible expertise in helping you to Know and Truly Understand Yourself, Your Team and Your Personal Life. He has provided a web of intriguing ideas which have virtually transformed my life since I began working with him. And this is not to mention the people he has exposed me to, whom I would have never crossed paths with had I not known Bob. I place Bob at the same level as The Pankey Institute in changing the paradigms of my life and practice.” June 10, 2010 "

Dr. Matthew Steinberg
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
Austin, TX

" Incredible! These tools [from the Personal Applied Strategic Planning Series] are a lifelong gift. I can now map the road to my vision and I'm confident I will realize much of it well before five years. I've already experienced better balance and self-awareness. I'm more satisfied in my life and work. We got so much: team building and commitment to this plan/accountability/personal clarity ...the integrated action plans are the best part!!! I have a growing passion toward my future! Thanks so much! I can't say enough about the Applied Strategic Planning experience and how it impacted our office. Dr. Frazer and his team have a way of teaching that is very different from any of the ways we've approached vision, mission and goals in the past. This process was very powerful for me and my team, both personally and professionally. It has given us a structure that we can continue to build on as we intentionally create the practice and lives of our dreams. I highly recommend it to everyone! [Eighteen months after the end of ASP, working no more clinical hours, Dr. Watts reported production and collections rose such that the practice was up 49% in just the past 12 months! And, they have never done as many major cases.] "

Dr. Allison Watts
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
Midland, TX

" Dr. Bob Frazer's Applied Strategic Planning changed my prosthodontic practice and my personal life from hopeless to hopeful. I learned specific tools from a master dentist and teacher who lives and breathes what he teaches. I was able to take the information back to my staff and use the information immediately. Since working with Bob, I sleep soundly at night, because I know the professional and personal decisions I make are right for me, my family and my team. Since taking your courses, every other speaker I hear, clinical or motivational, makes more sense. I don't leave any class feeling sad, because I don't know how I'm going to make the information I learned work for me! Since ASP, I know how to implement what I want. It has taken all of your courses and these years of practice to completely fit the entire puzzle, called life, together. Thank you! "

Dr. Estelle Zandstra
Alpharetta, GA

" Bob, I need to thank you again for what you did for Sandy, me and my practice some 16 years ago. I have achieved the practice of my dreams, and it was because of Applied Strategic Planning, your wisdom and guidance. Thank you is not enough. You will forever be my hero! "

Dr. Vic Feld
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Irvine, CA

" I was impressed from the first moment you greeted us as we arrived after a day of travel ...I was impressed with your ability to translate your practical experience for the doctors and their teams ...One of the most significant benefits of thinking strategically is simplifying the process of determining goals, objectives and tactics. If a person learns nothing else from strategic thinking than how to ask the appropriate questions, they're on the right track. I believe the key selling point of Applied Strategic Planning is determining what is important and removing what isn't ...Bob, your passion for people and sharing wisdom is very inspiring ...meeting you and making a wonderful new friend has been a great experience for both of us. "

Dave Sitz, Spouse
husband to Kathy Huber, DDS
Atlanta, GA

" The Applied Strategic Planning experience was way beyond my expectations! A new vision for our practice's future ...that I helped create has had an incredible impact on me (and our entire team) personally and professionally. You gave us so many tools to carry back to the office to rectify problems, attain goals and for follow through. A big positive impact was to connect with other offices throughout the country ...this program attracts the best! There was never a moment during the retreats that I lost interest. I didn't want the last retreat to end! I hung on every single word that was said by Bob and Irene. You are both truly a blessing in my life! Thanks from the bottom of my heart. "

Jan Atchison, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Office of Dr. Mike Frith
St. Louis, MO
Personal Applied Strategic Planning
Retreat I
Retreat II
Retreat III
New Patient Experience Practicum
Emotional Intelligence
Wilderness Leadership Adventures
Performance Coaching
National Study Club
Continuing Education Credit
Success Tools
Video Testimonials

Integrated Action Plan
PASP Registration
Speaking Topic: The Art & Science of Designing Your Future

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