How to Survive a Coaching Business Weakness

How to Survive a Coaching Business Weakness

I have a “confession” to make… I didn’t want to write this message to you. I view myself as a speaker… not a writer. So when MY Coach, Jeffrey Sooey, Dean of Master Coach University… …asked me to write this email to you… I said… “I prefer speaking… that’s why I’ve made so many videos for our students.” “So, why don’t I just make another video instead?” “That’s my preference… …not writing an email.” Jeff responded, “I don’t think you have a preference for videos (or … [Read more...]

Coaching “Niche Fear”

“I want to start my coaching business in the sexual trauma niche.” “I’m super passionate about the work… but all the experts say that niche won’t enroll in coaching…” (A coach in the Synergy Private Client program brought this up to me last week.) “Should I coach on a niche that’s PROVEN to get clients or…” “....Do I coach on my passion and HOPE I get clients??” I responded, ”What’s stopping you from pursuing the niche you’re passionate about?” She answered “I don’t know, I’m … [Read more...]

Don’t Blindly Follow Coaches

The other day, a coach asked me if their ‘big coaching business idea’ was worth doing… “...all the experts say it will fail,” they told me. I said “Don’t listen to them.” “Your idea sounds great… go for it.” They said “Great!…I was going to try it anyway, but now I feel better about it.” I laughed, “Then why did you ask me??” The coach said “Because I wanted to make sure it was ok.” And I realized… …they were asking for my permission… …to do what they already knew was … [Read more...]

Communicating The Value of Your Coaching

I recently worked with a burnt out health coach who complained… “I’m tired of working so hard and getting paid very little.” “I’ve had it with my clients' apathy around coaching, and hearing ‘no’ and ‘I’ll get back to you’ again and again.” “Kris, I’m failing in my coaching practice.” I told her, “Not true. You’ve only failed to show clients that your coaching is valuable.” She said, “How am I supposed to show the value??” ME: “Your clients have to get a blood test in order … [Read more...]

How to Start a Coaching Business: 16 Shocking Mistakes New Coaches Make

How to Start a Coaching Business: 16 Shocking Mistakes New Coaches Make [PART ONE]

Are you thinking about starting a coaching business? Are you the ‘goto coach’ for friends and family?  Already helping them with tough problems and big decisions?  Perhaps they’re even suggesting that you should become a coach? Deciding to start your coaching business is an exciting time, but it can be a bit scary and uncertain…  With all the conflicting advice out there, blindly starting this business could be a ‘mistake waiting to happen’… What are the biggest … [Read more...]

Can I be a life coach without certification? What Coaching Schools Don’t Want You to Know

Can I be a Life Coach Without Certification? What Coaching Schools Don’t Want You to Know

“Do life coaches need to be certified?” is one of the most common questions asked by those considering becoming a life coach.  Everyone inside and outside the industry seems to have an opinion on it. So here’s my take on the age old question... Can you be a life coach without certification? Yes.  You can be a life coach without a certification.  There are currently no existing regulations that you are required to meet before you can call yourself a life … [Read more...]