10 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Career Coach Business

It’s the start of another year; 2011 is headed into the history books, and 2012 appears as a brand new opportunity for your career coach business.

Here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions that every coach should think about. These resolutions are designed to grow and expand your career coach business and create a happier, healthier, more prosperous YOU!

Start 2012 off with a bang! Make at least a few of these resolutions and KEEP them! Broken resolutions don’t help.

  1. Your career coach business always needs new clients. Research, create, and implement at least one new marketing or promotional strategy.
  2. Once you have implemented a new marketing strategy, research, create, and implement one more new marketing or promotional strategy.
  3. Get your legal affairs in order. Create a file for all relevant documents – business licenses, tax permits, insurance certificates, and other important information.
  4. Create or update a business plan. EVERY business needs a business plan. If your practice is a one man coaching operation, your business plan doesn’t need to be long and complex, but you definitely do need one.
  5. Get more training. Even if you think you know it all, you don’t! Take a course, go to a professional seminar, sign up for a certification program – anything that provides more training will benefit your career coach business.
  6. Explore niche coaching opportunities within your field. Niche coaching often provides the opportunity for more success. Being a big fish in a small pond is better than a small fish in a big pond.
  7. Do something different, outrageous, and completely off the wall with your clients. Take you session outside to a park, go on a hike, take your client out to a sporting event. Creative ways to hold sessions help relax your clients, and ward off the mundane and routine.
  8. Get out and network with others in the coaching field. This is not only a great way to promote your business, it is also great to get out and mingle with others who have the same interests and passions.
  9. Give to those in need. Offer free coaching to those who may need your services, but cannot afford them. Find ways to use your coaching ability and knowledge to help others in your community.
  10. Take a few minutes to smell the roses. Coaches work hard, but all work and no play not only make you a dull coach, it’s also bad for you. Everyone needs some play time.

1 More Powerful Resolution For Your Career Coach Business

When making resolutions for your business, don’t forget to take care of the coach. Take some time to mentor yourself. That’s right, it doesn’t hurt to offer some of your expertise to yourself. Reflect, analyze, and dissect your own career. If you find weaknesses or areas that are lacking, spend some time creating a roadmap to bolster and boost your own professional life. Even a coach needs a little coaching from time to time.

The Best and Smartest Way to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

If you want to keep your resolutions, make sure they are smart. Smart stands for:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Reasonable
  • Timely

If you make SMART resolutions in your career coach business, chances are you’ll keep them. If you keep your SMART resolutions, chances are your business will grow and prosper. Now that’s the way to bring in the New Year!

Give this strategy a try and see for yourself that it works. If you liked this coaching tip, leave a comment or use the handy bookmark buttons below to share it with others on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. Thanks!

Fred Philips
Business Coach
Writing Team, Coaches Training Blog Community

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  1. says

    Fred,

    A well rounded list of resolutions.

    Regarding marketing I figure my tombstone will read,
    “There’s infinite possibility here. Seeking JV partners.”

    And, I’m glad you included number 10. If we can’t have fun with this then it just ain’t worth it.

    Happy 2012!

    RICK

  2. says

    I love the tip about mentoring ourselves. I’ve positioned myself to help my readers with developing and refining their own career management programs, and in doing so, I’m asking myself a lot of questions and doing quite a bit of housekeeping in the process: updating my online career portfolio, making sure I re-connect with key people in my network, and so on. Thanks for the great article!

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