About Improving Your Marketing Results

Your success in marketing depends on preparations for the complete cycle of getting your next client.  It’s more than just how you market.  The glitch costing many coaches clients can be eliminated with two easy to learn business skills. Getting coaching clients is a process or a system.  When all parts of the process or […]

Did You Underestimate What It Takes to Make Your Living as a Coach?

In Time or Money of Both? The Solo Coach’s Organization Chart                       And you could add IT, HR, Purchasing and other departments you need to support your coaching. Do you want to feel as good about your monthly income now as you did when you […]

In-Depth Information On How To Make Your Living As A Coach

If someone asked you, on a scale of 1 to 10, where you’d put your coaching skills, hopefully you’d say 10 or at least an 8! When they ask coaches about their solo coaching “business” skills… their answers usually aren’t that high. For those who think about marketing as the only important solo coaching business […]

Choose the Marketing Method That Will Get Clients for YOU

Successful client acquisition turns out to be a big challenge for a lot of coaches. If that’s the case for you, read on. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there on marketing. Truth be told, it all works for people with the right background and the right behavioral and personality styles. Most coaches […]

Did You Confuse Your Coaching Income with Your Salary When Setting Your Fees?

There is a BIG difference between a coaching income and a salary.  There are many differences between your take-home pay as an employee and the coaching income you make as a self-employed coach. Just a few of these differences are: Your company paid for vacations, sick days, holidays, and personal days. Your company paid for your […]

Should You Be As Kind To Yourself As You Are To Your Clients?

As coaches and other solo professionals, we spend much of our time thinking about how to be kind and supporting for our clients and potential clients.  And that’s a good thing. Inc. Magazine had a good article that could benefit both you and your clients – “52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself.” If […]

Do You Ever Wonder if You’re Charging the Right Fees?

You were a new external coach.  You just finished your training and you couldn’t wait to start coaching real clients. You’re first thought was around how to get those clients.  Marketing.  OK, you got busy.  Logo, website, business cards.  Check, check, check. You were ready to go. Remember “Follow your passion and the money will […]

As a Coach, Have You Put Yourself First?

You may recognize Simon Sinek from his Ted.com presentations. Especially the one about the golden circle and the “Why?” And he is the author of the classic “Start With Why”. Here’s a favorite quote from him: Have you put yourself first? It’s so sad when we hear some coaches say that they may need to […]

Short-term vs. Long-Term Thinking for Coaching Success

Are you looking at your life as a coach in the short-term or the long-term? What’s the difference you may ask yourself? Consider the following: Do you find yourself in a position where you need clients immediately to pay bills, rent or mortgage, or for something you want to do for your child, etc.? If […]

Why Giving a Lot of Thought to Your Salary Is Important for Solo Coaches

It’s the first question you should ask and answer when you decide to make your living as a coach, because charging what the competition charges doesn’t work for coaches. That pricing method for setting fees is for commodities. And your coaching isn’t a commodity. I hope. Other Reasons Not to Use Commodity Pricing We’ll use […]