Your Coaching Business Plan – Take Your Coaching Career To The Next Level

Coaching business plan for a great yearHow do you write a great life coaching business plan? There are a billion resources detailing how to write goals or take your coaching career to the next level, most of which are fine, but what you really need is to give yourself time to focus on your life coaching business plan. If you are serious about making this year a turning point in your coaching career, here a few tips that will help make a difference no matter what strategy you choose.

You Need 24 Hours Dedicated to Working on Your Life Coaching Business Plan

The most important life coaching business plan tip is to give yourself a full day to plan. Not just an hour. Not even half a day. Smaller time blocks can be easily wiped off the face of the planet with a small emergency. An afternoon can also be easily whittled down to a half hour of scattered thoughts. That’s not going to give you a quality future for your coaching career. Give yourself 24 hours.

Create Your Life Coaching Business Plan in a Different Environment Away From the Usual Distractions

The other key aspect to making the most out of your life coaching business plan time is to get away from your usual environment. Get away from your usual distractions and conversations. Creating a powerful life coaching business plan that is powerful enough to take your coaching career to the next level is going to take focus. Daily distractions like the internet and the phone take away from your focus; and that’s power that is lost.

In your usual environment you think about how you usually think. If you want to take your coaching career to the next level, the same thinking that got you where you are will not get you to the next level. If you create your life coaching business plan in your home or usual workplace, you’ll tend to repeat what happened in the past. So get yourself to a different place. Find a nice area outside your usual town, even if it’s only a half hour away. Find a place to stay the night. Maybe drive to a bed and breakfast or campground. Go to sleep somewhere else and when you wake up start your day.

If You Give Yourself 24 Hours and Distance From the Norm This Can be the Best Year of Your Coaching Career

You’ll be amazed at the power that getting some distance from all the things that usually stop you can have on developing a powerful life coaching business plan. Give yourself this gift. Set yourself up to make powerful changes in your coaching career by creating an optimal planning environment. And have a very happy new year!

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Colette Seymann
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10 Simple Strategies On How To Get Coaching Clients

If you’re looking at how to get coaching clients, there are a lot of time tested ways to go about it.   And while sitting in your office thinking about how much you love helping people won’t do it, there are at least 10 other ways to choose from.  Here are Steve Mitten’s top 10.

Contact Strategies

Depending on who you are (i.e. introvert or extravert), what your experience is, who you want to work with, where you live, etc., you’re going to find several marketing strategies more powerful than others.  But in general terms, in descending order, here are some of the strategies that work the best for the hundreds of coaches I have known. Note – The strategies that involve you actually connecting with people, so that they can get to know you, appreciate you, and trust you, are generally the most effective.

  • Directly contacting prospects, 1 to 1, in person, by phone, by email.
  • Referrals, from your contacts and clients and other coaches.
  • Going to networking events – clubs, associations, etc.
  • Creating a referral network with complementary professionals, physical trainers, accountants, lawyers, massage therapists, etc.
  • Mini workshops – 1 to 2 hour mini group sessions with targeted groups.
  • Teleclasses.
  • Web site marketing.
  • Article writing / on-line communities / publicity.
  • Trade shows.

Your Life Coach Marketing Starter Kit

Designing a life coach marketing plan can be a daunting task.  The key is to take one step forward at a time, and not allow yourself to go into the overwhelm mode where you do absolutely nothing.  The best place to start is by creating a vision.  Steve Mitten has outlined some questions to get you started.

Have A Vision For Your Practice

There is a quote from Yogi Berra something to the effect, “You got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” If you don’t have a compelling vision (i.e. one that is clear and really excites and motivates) for your coaching practice, odds are you’re not going to end up where you want to. A good vision for your practice may include:

  • why you want to coach and what sort of impact you want to have with your clients.
  • what is it about coaching that makes you feel more fully alive.
  • a description of what is the material, emotional or spiritual benefit you will receive from a full practice?
  • a description of the type of clients you are most attracted to.
  • a description of the clients that will benefit the most from the skills and experiences you bring to your practice.
  • the income you want to earn per month.
  • the number of days/hours you want to work each week.
  • the number of clients you want to work with each week.
  • the average fee that you need to charge to reach your income target.

5 Skills You Need To Create A Life Coaching Business

There is a difference between working on your life coaching business and working in your life coaching business.  Working in your business is similar to working in any job.  Working on your business requires entrepreneurial skills.  Fortunately these skills can be learned.  E-Myth outlines these skills in the article below.

At E-Myth we suggest that your business is your product. When you think about it that way, you understand that you need to work on your product (your business) just as you would on the products you sell. To do that, you must master the skills of business ownership. A baker develops the cooking skills necessary to create tasty treats. An architect develops the drafting techniques to design beautiful homes. An entrepreneur must possess the skills necessary to develop a successful business.

The 5 Essential Skills Needed to Create a Great Business

  1. Concentration
    The inner force and energy that allows you to focus your attention.
  2. Discrimination
    The ability to choose upon what, where and who our attention (or concentration) is directed. It’s through discrimination that a business develops standards and discipline.
  3. Organization
    This is the ability to turn chaos into order.
  4. Innovation
    Once you’ve begun to hone your focus on the right things, and you’ve achieved some order to your world, you can begin to innovate.
  5. Communication
    The ability to transmit ideas with clarity, precision, passion and purpose.

Concentration provides the energy and attention needed for action, discrimination provides the intention and standards to know what action needs to be taken, organization provides the room for right action to take place, innovation spurs new ideas and communication is the channel through which the ultimate vision is realized.

Format For Your Coaching Business Plan

Format For Your Coaching Business Plan

In any businesses such as life coaching, a clear coaching business plan is very important for reaching your goals and clarifying your vision as well as identifying any potential obstacles and challenges within your business. Check the article below as it gives you business plan formatting that could help you make one for your company.

Business Plan Formatting

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Coaching Business Plan: Successful Targeted Marketing

Setting up the right techniques in marketing for a coaching business plan is really important. I bumped into an article that provides several methods and strategies for highly successful targeted marketing. You may as well check this if your coaching business marketing isn’t doing well, this can assist you to make your marketing styles change for best results and see transform your business go beyond your expectations.

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Successful Productive Coaching Business Plan

Having a coaching business is not that easy though, but with an effective coaching business plan and a right attitude, one can be very successful in this field. Here in the video below, it gives some tips in building a productive coaching business. This may serve as your guide, Enjoy!

7 Tips to Building a Lucrative Coaching Business

These 7 tips are the foundation for attracting paying clients.

A Five Step Coaching Business Plan

The thought of becoming a life coach would take some considerations. I came across with an article that may provide the right guidance for a coaching business plan. If you’re thinking to become one, then you may need these tips.

Become A Life Coach – A Five Step Business Plan – How To Improve

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A Simple Quiz You Need To Answer For Your Coaching Business Plan

When seeking for more clients for your business or maybe you want something new for your coaching business the most important element to consider is your coaching business plan.  Read this coaching index and use this as a way to identify where your strategy, as spelled out in your coaching business plan, needs work.


This self-assessment helps you discover whether you are prepared to make transformational shifts in your business. Rank each of the twenty statement from 1 – 5 where “1” means this statement is totally false, and “5” means it is totally true. “3” means you are not sure.