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Episode 126: How I’d Start My Coaching Practice Today

No matter where you are in business, it’s always a good idea to return to the fundamentals. Today I’m sharing the four keys to your coaching business and the lessons I’ve learned in the past six-plus years. From identifying your ideal client to building your email list, we’re talking about the foundational elements every coaching business needs.

126: How I'd Start My Coaching Practice Today

I would do many things differently if I were starting my coaching practice today. Recently, I received a question from a listener: "Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently in starting your business?" I'm not well into my seventh year of running a coaching business, and I can hardly believe it's been that long.

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Show Notes

I would do many things differently if I were starting my coaching practice today.

Recently, I received a question from a listener: “Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently in starting your business?”

I’m well into my seventh year of running a coaching business, and I can hardly believe it’s been that long. Inspired by this question, I went back in time to look through old emails and files to refresh my memory and see what I was doing in 2016.

Today I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned while building Coach with Clarity and what I would do now if I were starting my coaching business from scratch today. Whether you’re just starting or you’ve been at it longer than I have, I think you’ll find this episode helpful. I believe no matter where you are in business, it’s always a good idea to go back to the fundamentals. Enjoy the episode!

Topics covered

  • Where I focused when I was just starting out
  • How to get clarity around your ideal client when you’re new
  • Developing your approach to helping clients
  • Creating your first coaching offer
  • Creative ways to find your first coaching clients
  • Building your audience and email list
  • How to increase your visibility
  • Embracing a testing mindset

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity Podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough and I am so happy you are joining me for today's episode. In fact, today's episode was inspired by a question I received from a listener who asked, knowing what I know now, what would I have done differently when I first started my business? I absolutely love this question. I started my business in 2016. So I just celebrated six years, I'm now well into my seventh year of running a coaching business, I can't believe it's been that long. And I love this question, because it allowed me to go back in time and look through old emails and old files to see – what was I doing in 2016 when I first started out? What would I do differently now, especially knowing what I know, after six plus years in business? And what lessons have I learned along the way, so I thought it might be fun to share a few things I would do now, if I were starting my coaching business from scratch today. 

 

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