Inside Out Mentoring – Doctor’s


The Inside Out Mentoring program is a one-on-one accountability program designed specifically for doctors of chiropractic.

Never heard of Inside Out Mentoring? Here’s a few details plus a bunch of testimonials from chiropractors like you!

Mentoring is defined as:

A personal development relationship in which an experienced and knowledgeable person helps guide someone to become more experienced and more knowledgeable. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge.

This is exactly what I want to re-create.

For the last decade, we have quietly run the largest practice in the greater Toronto area, serving up to 1300 visits a week. In 2011 I was led to change my hours to be adjusting only 13 hours per week – since then we see 700-850 per week – I think this still may be the largest around.

Currently we have 1300 active patients under care. This is a much more real number to look at in practice development. It is an AWESOME reflection of the impact that you are making in your town. This number reflects how many individuals have received an adjustment within the last month.   So that means that 1300 different people came to our office for an adjustment in the past month – I LOVE this statistic – in fact it is the only one I pay attention to! Why? Because it best measures my vision and mission of helping as many different people as possible to live a life free from subluxation.

In practice, I don’t believe that there is one script, one procedure, one fee system, etc that works for every chiropractor in every situation. If you are looking for that, this isn’t it. If you are looking to become a new patient machine, piling them through the office only to have massive attrition, we definitely do not align.  Not at all.

I basically feel led to share with others every detail of what we do, why we do it, and how we plan on continuing to grow.  And I want to pull “out” of you the core values and make sure that your procedures align in every way.

I love every professional mentor and coach that I have ever used; but I found my greatest change came from training with friends who have ‘been there, done that’ and shared with me the fine details of their successes.

This close one-on-one relationship is what I want to re-create with Inside Out mentoring.  Every month we talk details.  We get to the nitty gritty of your life and make real change – for the better.  We email back and forth.  We have extra phone calls when needed.  We get together to train a few times a year, if you want to.  I come to your office to observe and train, if you want me to.  It a personal experience, and is different for everyone.

Not sure if it’s for you? Check out what people are saying about Inside Out Mentoring, and let me know if it resonates with you!

“I’ve been in practice for 20 years, and have been coached for 13 of those years. I learned more about myself and how to be a better person and better chiropractor in one year with Ryan than in the previous 12 years of coaching. Not coincidentally, I had my best year in practice in 2014. And, I’ve had to make my already audacious goals for 2015 even bigger.

 He restored my belief in myself and showed me my instincts are good. He made practicing chiropractic ridiculously FUN again.”

Dr. Colin Henderson, Calgary


After 20 years in practice and having gone through 15 years of coaching with 3 different coaching programs, the results after only 1 year with Inside Out Mentoring speak for themselves.

Before the program even began I completed a self-evaluation. This to me was surprising because I had never been asked in 15 years of coaching, to contrast how it felt to be in my practice now versus how I wanted it to feel. This experience alone was so impactful and made me reflect so deeply on where I was, why I was there and what I wanted to create, that a year later I still remember exactly where I was and how I felt when I wrote it. I believe a seed of transformation was planted in me then.

The calls that I had on a monthly basis with Dr Ryan allowed me to direct my energies and that of my team into changing not only what we did in our clinic but also why we did it. I believe the biggest change occurred in me. I changed who I was. Not a photocopy of someone else, but a truer reflection of who I was called to be. As my density increased so did that of my team and my patients. As the density of my patients increased, referrals that were formerly only a trickle seemed to pour into my practice without any outside marketing efforts, which I had typically done monthly. For example the past 2 months have brought in 48 and 41 new patients (typically I would have only seen 15-20/month), a 20 year record for me! My weekly patient volume has increased by 140 visits over this time last year. But the most important stat that I had never tracked until last year, is my Active Patients Under Care. This is the number of people I personally touch every month, which also increased by 100 people over the year. That means an EXTRA 100 people every month are allowing me the honour to touch and transform their lives through Chiropractic!

The changes in me have been an uncovering of who I was all along, like wiping the dust off of a mirror and allowing my refection to shine back at me. I have greater clarity about who I am and what I am called to do and I feel this passion pour out of me during my reports and while I adjust my patients who now get more hugs, high-fives and hand shakes than they ever had before. There is just more love in general in my clinic and my life.

The changes have not just occurred in who I am but also in how we do things in the clinic. One of the most dramatic changes I have made is that I now have Tech-CAs trained up to do progress exams and new patients in flow! This means I get to spend all of my time doing what I love to do best, spreading the Chiropractic message during my reports, training my team and adjusting my family of patients.

Anyone considering Inside Out Mentoring needs this warning. Be ready for change, and warn those around you because when it comes it will come fast and furious, as long as you are willing to look in the mirror and follow your innately driven heart.

Dr. Brent Lipke, Guelph


 “Being able to pick your brain and get insight into your thought process helps keep me sharp, focused, and accountable. Over the past year, I have felt more engaged in every facet of practice.

 Inside Out Mentoring has simplified my life, inside and outside my office. His vision, skills and leadership have inspired me to serve my community and profession with greater passion and ability. This is thanks to Dr. French’s experience and straightforward principles. He is an encyclopedia of practice knowledge.”

Dr. Bruce Lambert, Mississauga


“Ryan’s mentoring program was a perfect fit for me. He allowed the mentoring process to be directed by me and my goals. Our time was not always about seeing more but about creating more balance in life.

 Because he has done it all, he was able to quickly identify the issues and provide suggestions to help with the break through. He would often challenge you by asking questions as to why you were doing things the way you do which helped you to laser focus on your purpose. His approach is driven by his core values of God, Family and practice.

 He has a unique ability and gift to understand and simplify what is blocking your growth. Then quickly identify what needs to change and how to make the change for growth to happen.”

Dr. Kent Newton, Alliston


“I have coached with Dr. Ryan French for 1 year now, and I have seem my practice grow from 240 PV per week, to 340 PV per week. I believe that there are two reasons for this growth:

  1. Ryan gives sound advice based on his extensive experience in practice
  2. Ryan has a gift for connecting with people. You can see it with his patients and you experience it when he mentors you.

 If you are stuck in a rut, either professionally or personally, and you want a fresh perspective on coaching, then you need to connect with Dr. Ryan.”

Dr. Rob Murray, Newmarket


 “Where I was a year ago and where I am today are two very different places. My practice is almost TRIPLE the size, and the numbers are a reflection of the change in my procedures, confidence, clarity in vision, and dedication to SERVICE.

There were many holes in my practice, and many areas of incongruency in systems, processes and delivery.

Ryan is a leader in our field, a teacher, a heart, and a guy who from the bottom of his heart wants you to succeed in the practice of YOUR dreams. I owe a great deal to Dr. Ryan!”

Dr. Laura Gravelle, London


“This is excellent advanced level coaching done with integrity. He really helped me on my journey to becoming the most authentic and best chiropractor I can be.

Dr. Ryan will help you find that JOY in practice you are looking for. After a year of mentoring with Inside Out, I am happier, have more time with my family, and practice is FUN again.”

Dr. Adam Brookes, Kitchener


“My involvement with Inside Out Mentoring has been a fantastic experience. It is truly AUTHENTIC mentoring as Dr. Ryan has had a great gift of helping me bring my REAL “ME” to the forefront of everything that I do.

As a result, patients under active care, new patients, collections and practice satisfaction have all greatly increased over this last year!

Dr. Ryan is an amazing guy with a great heart to serve and to see chiros reach their full potential!”

Dr. Dean McLelland, Newmarket


“I was never the type to be open to coaching but I knew that I had to overcome certain challenges to reach the next level.

I know – without a shadow of a doubt – that the growth in my practice (NEARLY 300%) over the last 12 months is due to the increase in clarity, focus, and certainty of my ‘WHY”! It’s not about the latest marketing gimmick to get more NP or patient visits. Growth happens when you align with your true self and express it THROUGH chiropractic!

To describe the experience in one word – TRANSFORMATIONAL! Dr. Ryan and his staff have opened their doors and their hearts to us. It’s NOT COOKIE-CUTTER coaching. It is individualized, it’s transparent, and it’s authentic.”

Dr. John Filo, Toronto


“My experience with Inside Out Mentoring was exactly as the name implies. It was not about forms and procedures (although I suppose it could be if that is

what someone needed). The experience was about showing up in practice and life through my own AUTHENTIC innately guided self.

Ryan seemed to be able to ask the right question, point out the unnoticed obvious to allow me to realize my own “aha’s.” Sometimes our calls were validating, and sometimes they helped me sort out conflicting thoughts/beliefs and sometimes they caused a re-evaluation of my position or perspective.

Ryan worked with me where it served best in my journey as a chiropractor and a person.”

Dr. Sharon Goodyear, Kitchener


“I’ve had a great experience with my first year of mentorship with Ryan. Early on Ryan shared with me what I thought was a very profound thought: clarity equals peace.

This is what I’ve always been looking for, not necessarily the biggest practice, or most miracles, but a sense of peace in practice and life.

So this year for me has really been about achieving greater clarity of what I want for my practice and life, versus what others want or what I thought I should want.

 Ryan has a gift at helping others to discover this for themselves, and then helping to equip us with the courage and tools to take action. For me this has been invaluable. I can’t wait for year 2!”

Dr. Byron Mackay, Toronto


“Inside Out Mentoring is done from the heart – with love and respect. With all the previous coaching done this is the ONLY one that I feel has made me a better doctor – in service for the patients. No white gloves here – only the truth.”

Dr. Alain Plourde, Montreal


“Dr. Ryan mentored me for my first few years in practice and I cannot put into words what he has done not only for my practice, but also for my family life. He is one of the most authentic, generous, humble men I know. He is an open book and will graciously provide you with anything you desire from his successful family practice – how he has built a true family practice – seeing huge volumes of multi-generations of families. Every time I was at his office observing him and his team, it always amazed me how much fun everyone was having and the number of kids he was adjusting.

Dr. Ryan leads by example –what he says is what he does. His advice is real. What he will not do is try and change who YOU are. I literally used every detail he made available which allowed my practice to explode. He never once balked when I asked to visit him and his office, which I did on well over 15 or more different occasions, when I was learning.

If you want an authentic, generous, and humble man to mentor with, who will provide you with the tools you need to build and run a successful FAMILY practice, then Dr. Ryan is your guy. He is in the trenches just like you which I absolutely believe is necessary for a successful mentorship/relationship.”

Dr. Jon Saunders, Newmarket

Inside Out Mentoring is not for everyone, but if you think it might be right for you, let’s talk!

Send me an email at

I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Dr. Ryan


2 thoughts

  1. Hi Ryan,
    I’d love to chat with you sometime and connect about your mentoring program.
    We’ve been practicing for 8 years, we own Cafe of Life in Barrie.

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