Episode 72: A Day in the Life of a Coach

One of the best parts of being a coach and having your own business is the amount of flexibility you have in structuring your day. Today I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at what my life looks like as well as the three elements that go into a typical day for a coach.

72: A Day in the Life of a Coach

In the spirit of community, today's topic is inspired by a question shared by a member of the Coach with Clarity community: What does your day look like as a coach? I thought it would be such a fun thing to explore here on the podcast and for me to share what a day in the life of this coach looks like.

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Show Notes

In the spirit of community, today's topic is inspired by a question shared by a member of the Coach with Clarity community: What does your day look like as a coach? I thought it would be such a fun thing to explore here on the podcast and for me to share what a day in the life of this coach looks like.

For me, every day of the week looks different. Creating themed workdays and time-blocking have been such game-changers and I appreciate having the ability to create that structure for myself. At the same time, I love leaving room in my routines for the magic and having the flexibility that comes with being a coach and having my own business.

In this episode, I’m breaking down exactly how I approach my days and week and the three elements that generally show up every day, regardless of how I've structured it.

I’m sharing this behind-the-scenes look to give you a glimpse of one approach to structuring your work with clients and in your business and it’s by no means meant to be prescriptive. I hope it will serve as inspiration for you to put your own spin on, in your coaching practice.

Topics covered

  • The type of activities that I consider client work
  • Where to categorize your free content
  • What I do in my business-building activities
  • Scheduling tasks that overlap multiple business areas
  • How to think about your business infrastructure
  • My approach to personal and professional growth
  • The unique aspects of coaching and professional development
  • Why I like time blocking and themed days
  • When to make exceptions to your schedule
  • How I block my activities for each day of the week
  • Combining structure and flexibility

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend, welcome to another episode of the Coach with Clarity Podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough, I'm your host. And as always, I am just so honored to have you joining me for another edition of the show. So as I record this, today is Sunday, June 27th. And yes, I do often record my episodes on Sundays, because it's quiet in my office, I'm all alone. And I have plenty of time and space, to think, to reflect, and to channel all of that in my way of connecting with you through this podcast. So I am sitting here on a lovely Sunday afternoon, and I'm celebrating. Because yesterday, we crossed the 30,000 download mark for the show. Now I'm not celebrating because we had a particular number, I'm really celebrating because of what that number means. I started this podcast in March of 2020. What a time to start a podcast, right? And it's incredible to me to witness how, not just the podcast has grown over the last year and three months, but how our community has grown, and how we've been able to connect with each other, and learn from each other. I'm just so grateful for all of this. And I'm grateful to this podcast, and to this medium, because it has allowed me to have that sense of connection with you, to show up and serve, and hopefully inspire and educate you. But please know how much you inspire and educate me too, so there is a mutual respect to this relationship that we're forming together. And I take that so seriously. And so the reason that I'm celebrating this 30k mark, is because it just goes to show the power of podcasting. And that over time, we can build something together and we can watch it grow. And that is really the best part, because it is taking less time to hit those 10k marks each and every time. So I'd have to go back and look at the data, but I think I hit 10k at about, I don't know, the nine month mark. 20k, it took less than that. 30k It took less than that. So we are trending in the right direction, my friends. And the reason that matters is because I think it's indicative of how we are growing as a community, and also how the power of coaching is growing. So I wanted to start simply by acknowledging this milestone and sharing why it means so much to me, and really at the heart of that is because of you. So thank you for being a part of this journey, thank you for listening to the show. I am so excited to continue to create it for you and to keep hitting those milestones, and I will share them with you as we achieve them together. 

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