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

How 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
JTS Advisors Bi-Designated Strategy and Accountability Coach

Keep Telling Yourself You Don’t Need a Business Plan for Coaching Practice

You don’t need a business plan for coaching practice – you can keep telling yourself this over and over again. But, repeating something doesn’t make it true. You do need one. I’ll tell you why, but first I’ll give you a few excuses not to write one!

 Business Plan for Coaching Practice

Business Plan for Coaching Practice – pedrosek ©

Why a Business Plan?

What is a business plan for? Coaching practice and any other type of small business may seem to be too small for a business plan. But, big or small, every business needs some type of plan. Does a four-thousand square foot house need a plan while a one-thousand square foot can be built without one? Hardly.

If you are going to try and build a coaching practice, even a small one, you need to write a business plan!

No Need to have a Business Plan for Coaching Practice

Here are a few excuses for you when denying you need a business plan. These will come in handy for the lazy, the procrastinators, and the terminally unsuccessful.

  • It’s too hard to write a business plan. It takes so much time and effort and produces very few results.
  • There are plenty of successful businesses without a business plan.
  • Only companies looking for funding need a business plan.
  • It’s just me – one coach and one coach only. My practice is too small to need a business plan.
  • Why write one? I’ll never use it – it just seems like an exercise in futility.

Do You Want to Succeed or Fail?

Those excuses are good ones, I’ll admit. But, they will only set you up to fail. So, if you want to fail at your coaching business, then, by all means, use any and all of those excuses you want.

But, if you want to succeed, you might take a moment to consider this: Failing to plan is planning to fail. I think Benjamin Franklin said this. I know the great coach, John Wooden used it, and Winston Churchill said it during World War II.

Considering whether a business plan for coaching practice is worth it? You’d do well to remember Ben Franklin’s axiom.

Why Have a Business Plan?

  • Business plans help you get started by serving as an outline of what you need to do, how you need to do it, and when it needs to be done.
  • Business plans outline the core of your business – your mission, your vision for the future of the business, the values with which you will conduct the business, and your goals for the practice.
  • A good business plan for coaching practices detail the target market, the ways in which you will reach this target market, and the outcomes you can offer this target market. It contains your market and your marketing plan.
  • A business plan offer a comprehensive yet concise strategic plan for the trajectory of your coaching practice.
  • A good business plan for coaching practice will hold you accountable. You can look back to see if you have achieved your goals, are on target to reach those goals, or are falling short of where you need to be.

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Fred Philips
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