Choosing a business coach can be difficult, especially with so many coaches out there.
Ask for a recommendation for a coach in a Facebook group and you’re bound to get 40 or more responses.
I’m active in Facebook groups but not as active as some. And while I respect other coaches’ online marketing, that’s not really my style. So I thought I’d take some time to let you know why I’m just a little bit different than the next coach and that might be the exact reason I should be your coach.
My programs and coaching activities are all original. No copycat stuff here. No “This is how my coach coached me, so this is how I do it.” In my 10+ years of coaching, I have crafted multiple activities that help guide my clients forward in their businesses, mindsets and lives. I’ve logged more than 1,000 hours of coaching time and have worked with more than 200 unique clients and businesses.
I won’t work with thousands or even hundreds of women at a time.
I typically have no more than 15 active coaching program clients at any one time. This allows me to give my clients individualized attention and respond to clients quickly and comprehensively. And aside from my small, private Mastermind Community (a safe space with less than 50 members), I don’t do many group programs.
All of my programs include virtual support between sessions.
You can use our personal communication log at any time to ask me questions or brainstorm a new inspiration--even at midnight. I’ll respond at my earliest convenience. This allows my clients to move through challenges that pop up quickly so they can continue to move forward without having to wait until our next session.
I’m straightforward, direct and call it like it is.
I’m also caring, compassionate and overtly creative. This balance ensures that you generate momentum while also experiencing the magic of business ownership.
I have a dual focus.
I’m able to keep the big picture clear without losing the details. I focus on ensuring that my clients’ end goals are clear while supporting my clients in the decisions of the details to get where they want to go.
While my clients’ businesses are my primary focus, their personal growth and development are right up there at the top, too.
Yes, I want to ensure my clients build a profitable business, but I also want my clients to develop into more confident business owners and empowered women.
I’ve been around the block a few times.
I’ve been coaching since 2006 and with service-based businesses specifically since 2008. I’ve worked with everything from a cheese photographer to coaches to accountants to attorneys.
My clients keep coming back.
Seventy-five percent of my coaching clients return for more coaching. And it’s not because their businesses aren’t doing well. In fact, it’s because they and their businesses continue to grow and they want more of that growth. Our businesses, much like us, continue to shift and adjust. We’re faced with new challenges at every level and coaching is there to move you through those spurts of growth as well as the natural ebb and flow of business.
My coaching programs are cost conducive (not cheap, but not out of reach).
When the average business coach charges $235 per hour (according to the School of Coaching Mastery), it means coaching is becoming cost-prohibitive for the solopreneur. To me, this means fewer women getting the support they want to make their business dreams a reality. This leads to less successful businesses which leads to valuable services not being offered. In the long run, women struggling to get their services out there means that we, as a society, are missing out on services that can improve our lives and our world. So, while a six-figure income sounds blissful, it doesn’t fit into my dream of women improving the quality of life through serving others. I strive to keep my programs cost conducive while not skimping on value.
My number one focus is not on how I can build my list or leverage my time to make six figures.
Rather, my focus is on how my clients can reach the income levels that bring bliss to their lives. My focus is on growing myself as a coach and discovering how to gain my clients the best, longest-lasting results in the least amount of time. My goal is that we both succeed.
I’m not a high profile coach with massive overhead costs from premium marketing, super-slick packaging and branding, large team expenses and building costs.
I work from a home office, have a small team and stick to low- and no-cost marketing. That doesn’t mean the value is less; it means the cost is lower--potentially supplying a greater return on investment.
When you think about hiring a business coach, what is it you’re looking for? A big name with lots of exposure? Or someone who spends most of her time behind the scenes, rolling up her sleeves with her clients?
If you're feeling like I'm the right coach for you, let's schedule a Clarity Creator and dive into coaching.