Clinical Psychologist Malinda Guest believes in focusing on what’s important, supporting her community and being ready to find a solution.
How many years have you owned your own business?
I opened Boundless Psychology in 2017 – since then we have grown to a team of nine including seven qualified psychologists.
How do you balance work and life responsibilities?
I try not to focus on finding a balance as it’s impossible to have an equal balance across all aspects of your life. Instead, I focus on what is important to me, decide how much I am willing to give to each aspect of my life, and establish goals and a to-do list from there. It’s a work in progress!
What keeps you up at night?
Currently our 17-month-old twins!
What’s been the highlight of your career?
Opening Boundless Psychology. It’s an incredible privilege to bring Mental Health services to communities. Seeing individuals, couples, and families heal and recover is amazing.
What is something you have sacrificed to get where you are today?
I choose to prioritise my family and my work, which doesn’t leave a lot of downtime for fun and leisure – but it’s definitely something I’m trying to work on and find time for.
What are some words of advice you would give someone wanting to start their own business?
Be prepared for anything. There’s always going to be unforeseen obstacles that you weren’t expecting, but just always be ready to find a solution and keep moving forward. And also, make sure that you have a great support network around you – that’s the most important thing.
Where do you envision yourself in five years?
Continuing to expand to meet the needs of the community. It’s a tough old world out there and everybody goes through hard times, so my focus will continue to be to ensure that we are providing quality care and treatment, and making it as easy as possible for everyone to access.
location: Narrabri & Moree, NSW