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Donald Miller

How to Build a Profitable Career As a Small-Business Coach

4.3 (51 ratings)
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    Create a product and services menu

    Initiating your coaching business begins with a fundamental yet essential step: crafting a strategic menu of products and services. This foundational stage determines the direction and potential of your business growth. By identifying and organizing what you sell, from assessments and workshops to personalized coaching sessions, you set the stage for attracting clients and establishing a pathway to success.

    To kickstart the process, begin by identifying the unique expertise and insights you can package into tangible offerings. For instance, if you have a background in leadership development, consider organizing a leadership workshop or a one-on-one coaching session focused on enhancing leadership skills. The key is to ensure your offerings are easily comprehensible, valuable, and priced appropriately to reflect the quality and outcomes they deliver.

    You can also brainstorm the specific problems or goals your potential clients have. Then design your services to directly address those issues. For example, if your target clients are small business owners looking to improve their sales strategy, a workshop titled “Double your sales transformation program” could be an appealing offer. Similarly, a “Leadership alignment workshop” might attract businesses aiming to refine their mission and company culture.

    The success of your coaching business hinges on the clarity, value, and strategic pricing of your services. By meticulously designing your offerings to meet the needs of your clients, you’ll not only enhance your business’s growth potential but also position yourself as a pivotal resource in your clients’ success stories.

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    What is Coach Builder about?

    Coach Builder (2024) presents an essential guide for professionals aspiring to transition into the coaching and consulting industry, offering an 8-step strategy designed to ensure success. It’s particularly valuable for those who have realized their current careers don’t offer the security or fulfillment they seek and are looking to leverage their expertise into a profitable consulting career. It outlines practical steps to establish a consulting business, from creating a service menu and attracting ideal clients to setting realistic goals and building supportive communities, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring coaches.

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    Coach Builder (2021) explores the journey of a young woman who defies society's expectations by pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry. Here's why this book is worth your time:

    • Featuring insightful reflections on gender roles and breaking stereotypes, it offers a fresh perspective on empowerment and career choices.
    • The book delves into the challenges and triumphs of the protagonist, creating a compelling narrative that keeps readers emotionally invested.
    • With its engaging storyline and unexpected plot twists, it ensures that boredom is never part of the reading experience.

    Who should read Coach Builder?

    • Aspiring coaches seeking a career transition
    • Established coaches who want to improve their offerings
    • Personal development enthusiasts exploring new career paths

    About the Author

    Donald is the CEO of StoryBrand and Business Made Simple and the host of the Coach Builder YouTube channel. Known for his best-selling works such as Building a StoryBrand, Marketing Made Simple, and How to Grow Your Small Business, Miller’s contributions have significantly impacted the business and marketing sphere.

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    Coach Builder FAQs 

    What is the main message of Coach Builder?

    The main message of Coach Builder revolves around personal development and leadership skills in business.

    How long does it take to read Coach Builder?

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    Is Coach Builder a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Coach Builder is worth reading for its practical insights on becoming a successful leader in the business world.

    Who is the author of Coach Builder?

    The author of Coach Builder is Donald Miller.

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