About Speechies in Business


We help speech pathologists in private practice – and speech pathologists thinking about going into private practice – focus on what matters most: their clients.



We are owned and operated by David Kinnane, a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, lawyer, lecturer and writer in private practice in Sydney, Australia.  You can read more about David’s professional background, qualifications and experience here. We are co-owned and managed by Jillian Cordeiro, a lawyer, also based in Sydney.

Together, David and Jillian also own and co-manage Banter Speech & Language, an independent private speech pathology clinic, and Bodkin Wood Legal & Advisory, a law firm specialising in allied health issues.


We want to make it easier for speech pathologists to launch, grow and run their private practices professionally and to focus on their clients’ needs.

Most speech pathologists in private practice receive very little if any training at university or college about how to run a successful small business.  Most of us had to figure it all out as we went – usually wasting a lot of time and making mistakes in the process, often distracting us from seeing clients.

It shouldn’t be that way.

Speech pathologists in private practice:

  • should have access to affordable, quality business resources and support;
  • shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel to develop systems and processes to run their practices professionally; and
  • shouldn’t have to make all the same silly mistakes we did when we launched our private practice.

This, in a nutshell, is why we exist. If you are a speech pathologist in private practice, please get in touch.  We’d love to hear from you.

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