Some of you will have worked with coaches before, and you will know what they normally charge, and how it all works. For others, this is all new. Today I am sharing a bit of advice on choosing the right coach, and how much money you should expect to pay.
You may have jumped into the deep end recently and started your own creative business. Or perhaps you’ve been running it for a while now. Whatever stage you’re at, one thing is certain:you’ve not quite got the hang of the whole marketing your business thing. And it is bugging you! You know you need to give it some more attention, and you really need a strategy, but where on earth do you start? And what works well for your small creative business? In October you can join my 8-week joyful marketing course.
Are you dreaming of your name on the cover of a book? Do you have tons of ideas, and do you really believe you could help more people with your own book? Then perhaps it is time to get started. Today I am talking to book writing coach Georgia Varjas, who helps clients to become published authors. Because, let’s face it, we may have all the great topic ideas, but writing a book takes confidence, courage and creativity, and most of all, a hot deadline to get stuff finished if we ever want to get somewhere. Let’s hear it from Georgia!
Each July I get this feeling: why is it so quiet? Normally I get at least two strategy calls booked in each week from potential new clients, and a number of sign-ups each month for my 1-to-1 programmes, or Power sessions. I know from my clients that these lulls can cause a lot of stress and self-doubt. How can you coach yourself through this?
Look back on your life right now; how many things now make total sense, but were pretty unpleasant or worse when you found yourself in the middle of it? Do you now see they really had to happen in order for you to become who you are? At the time you probably thought the world was falling apart, and you were terribly unhappy. And then everything changed again. It’s called life, it is normal, and most of us feel this way once or multiple times in our lives. This is my story.
I started out this business in 2020, mainly serving artists and designers, because I worked in the creative industries for over 20 years, and that is what I knew best. But lately I started attracting more and more spiritually conscious business owners such as coaches and therapists, without specifically targeting them. What has happened? Why did my niche change?
As self-employed business owners, we often don’t take a full break over Summer, but those warmer, slightly more lazy months can be an ideal time for you to take stock and review your goals, improve your marketing, rewrite your copy, or do some blue-sky thinking. What else?
This article is specifically aimed at (life, health, and creative) coaches, (holistic) therapists and other people who rely heavily on getting those first free calls booked in by potential clients. Most of you call them strategy calls, others call them discovery or clarity calls – they are the same thing. If you work as a coach or therapist, you may perhaps not always find it easy to get those first free calls booked in, especially if you are just starting out and haven’t built up that strong presence and reputation yet. How do you get more leads, and why are those call important?
Angela was an ex-PE teacher, a keen weight lifter, and brand new life coach when she reached out to me. She was looking for a business coach who would help her launch her new business and attract more clients. She already had been coaching a few clients, but her audience and niche was not clear. There are thousands of life coaches out there, so what was going to set her apart?
“I want to earn at least 5k a month. I want to generate lots of leads. I want to have a solid strategy for my coaching business for the next 12 months. I want to start a membership. And I want to launch another online marketing course.” Those were the goals I put on my intake-form when I started working with my business coach, six months ago. It was the first ever time I hired a 1-to-1 coach, and the biggest investment in my business so far. I felt I needed my money’s worth out of this, and I was ready to start building that coaching empire. Six months later, I ended up with something entirely different.