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

Coaching Business Plan – Simple Sample

Need to write a coaching business plan? Simple samples and templates are available online for easy reference.

Coaching Business Plan Simple

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When using free samples from the Internet, make sure they are comprehensive and geared toward a coaching business. Though many samples are general in nature and can be used for most any type of business, if you can find one made for a coaching business, that works better!

Nothing Wrong with Simple Business Plan Templates

There is nothing wrong with using simple outline style templates as templates for your own business plan. They serve as a great guide to creating a business plan for your coaching business. When writing a coaching business plan, simple is often easier to follow and copy. However, remember that a business plan is much more than an outline. The sections must be filled in with information relating to your business.

Coaching Business Plan – Simple Sample

Here is a coaching business plan template that is about as simple as you can find:

Administrative. Type of business setup. Location. Hours. Accounting methods. Licenses, permits, and certifications.

Vision Statement. Where do you see the business headed? Where do you want it to be in one year? Five years? Ten years? It’s basically long-term in scope.

Mission Statement. Why are you a coach? Why are you starting a coaching practice? This is both short-term and long-term and encompasses you values, vision, and purpose.

Values. Who are you as a coach? What values do you think are the most important? What values will guide your practice and entrepreneurial endeavors?

Marketing. Boo! Hiss! Boo! No one likes to market and promote. But, it is a necessary evil. Create a starting marketing plan or two, including how they will be implemented, an estimate of costs, and a way to assess and measure. This is a must-have section for a coach business plan. Simple marketing is not, but it is easier when you create a plan.

Alternate Streams of Income. This is where you get to dream a bit. How would you like to expand your business? What other services would you like to offer – DVDs, books, seminars, etc.?

Target market and SWOT analysis. Define who you want to coach, how you can help them find outcomes, and also do a SWIT analysis – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Branding. A section not often included in a coaching business plan. Simple marketing 101 will tell you that branding is crucial to your long-term success as a coach. With many different platforms available – writing, social media, websites, networking, seminars – branding is critical to your success.

Don’t Copy and Paste a Coaching Business Plan

Though templates and samples are useful tools when creating a business plan, no one should just find a sample business plan and copy and paste. Your business is unique. Your business is special.

Use a sample or template as a guide. You can copy the sections and format, but the content needs to be all yours! Take your time and do some research when needed to write a comprehensive, clear, and unique coaching business plan. Simple, right?

Really, it’s not that hard.

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Fred Philips
Business Coach
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