Here’s my response to the question of training and certification (you can apply this to any high-paying, skills-based service profession) Continue reading
Category Archives: Business Strategy
When I first became a coach I was really concerned about being taken seriously, sounding professional, and not looking like a freak… and I could see the other person’s EYES GLAZE OVER before they started scanning the room for someone more interesting. I can’t begin to tell you how annoying that is.
Then one day, years ago, I stood up at a large networking meeting of high powered female entrepreneurs, pulled out a magic wand… Continue reading
For coaches, healers, artists, authors, business owners and online marketers of all stripes, here’s my unfiltered bare-all report on the what’s working and not working in online marketing and business right now: I just returned from my 7th annual Transformational Leaders Retreat in Santa Cruz with a good chunk of the personal development world’s most successful coaches and online marketers. Lots of multi-7 figure businesses in that room. Some have been my coaches. I’ve been a coach to quite a number of them, too. My agenda is always primarily social: I go to reconnect with friends and to make new … Continue reading
One of the most surprising things I’ve discovered as a coach is the power of doing LESS. A little goes a long way. Nothing will build your confidence and momentum like setting small, achievable goals that you will actually accomplish! Let the phrase “under-promise and over-deliver” be your guide. In other words, commit to less for the sake of accomplishing more. Continue reading
I just got back from the 3 day mastermind in San Diego. It’s a group of established, mostly 7-figure thought leaders in the coaching (business, personal, spiritual) who get together once a year to get real. Back in the day we were a little group of 15 to 20. Now we’re closing in on 50 members! (Can you find me in this photo? Hint: front row, almost center.) I actually wanted to stay home this year (I’m in writing mode and not feeling social), but I’d already paid for my $10,000 mastermind seat… and I’m so glad I attended. … Continue reading
When I did a little digging, it became clear that they were getting too much external direction, without enough personalization or internal support, in some of their other programs.
That is typically a recipe for disaster. Both personally and financially.
There is no inspiration in doing a business based on what you’re “supposed” to do. If you’re not turned on, you won’t turn on anyone else. Continue reading
About 20 years ago I decided that any viable business action needed to satisfy 3 criteria:
be fun, help others, make lots of money.
The 3rd piece took me the longest to master, and it has been at the center of my spiritual journey and coaching work.
I notice that my net profit is inversely related to my childhood wounds: