The following circumstances and results are typical of the people I have coached.
A Financial planner in growth mode resisted structure but knew he needed it to create the business and lifestyle he really wants. Furthermore, he wanted clarity about his best and ideal client, and guidance about how to reach them in a way that takes advantage of his introverted nature. Thinking he wanted to add a new dimension to his business, he discovered that it’s not necessary as he now understands who is core client is, and how much he enjoys serving them. He developed a simple 3-pronged marketing plan that includes one-on-one weekly lunch meetings, excellent customer service and outreach to potential referral partners, enabling him to reach his new business goals. On the personal side, he has once again carved time for his music, takes work-free vacations, and is home with his family in the evenings.
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An executive coach, who had created his own body of work, was spending too much time helping other people succeed. He gradually stopped accepting subcontract work to focus on developing and offering his own body of work. He doubled his sales within a year. He is doing more and more of the work he really enjoys and has reduced the number of hours he spends at work. Not only that, he has carved out time to practice his music and successfully addressed business and personal relationships that were draining his energy.
A chiropractor wanted help putting in the systems and structures that would enable him to take his business to the next level. In the process he discovered that he had NO interest in doing the things required to do so and decided to close his business instead. He is now working for an innovative health company which allows him to bring his science background and health wisdom into the office environment. He is much happier and more fulfilled. Sometimes coaching leads people to discover what they don't want!
A human resource consultant has no shortage of demand for her services. She was on the edge of being overwhelmed and wanted to make sure that she was pursuing and accepting the right assignments for her. Furthermore, after years of being busy with graduate studies, she wanted to carve out time for her personal life. To help with both situations, we developed her customized "freedom plan” and she created her signature program offer. As a result, she reduced her working hours significantly, and only pursues assignments that interest her. Demand for her services remains high, but she now knows she's doing the work that matters most to her.
A college counselor with a growing local business is married and had a toddler with whom she wanted to spend time during “normal” working hours. She was afraid to let go and trust others with her proprietary program. Yet, she knew that to serve an ever-increasing demand she had to start to build a team to help her deliver services. She hired her first subcontractor within 4 months and 2 years later moved out of her home office and hired a full-time assistant. Even though time with her daughter expands and contracts each week, she is satisfied that she's not sacrificed her ideals.
Business is still booming. My two associates are doing very well and [Name] is just about full in her group. [Name] is starting to pick up and we’ve been working more closely with schools where she lives, so it’s been fun and new. And, I am working out again, and feeling balanced. Yeah!
Thanks again for everything you did to help me move forward!
~ L.M., College Prep Consulting Company