Health Wealthy

Have you been thrown back in the trenches?

Have Your Been Throwing Back in the Trenches as a Coach

There is an odd phenomenon that I have witnessed over and over again when mentoring new health coaches.

It’s what I call being ‘thrown back in the trenches’.

This came into play recently with my UPswing Mastermind students. They were all diving deep into their ideal client/ target market. And things were starting to surface. Wobbles were starting to show.

In the group Laser Coaching calls I was being asked what was going on – why this felt so uncomfortable.

Well, what I have observed from helping hundreds of Health Coaches grow their businesses, is that sometimes when a woman makes a decision to say YES to becoming a coach –not just talking about it, but seriously deciding to go for it– it can feel as if the Universe has a little laugh.

“Oh yea, you’re really serious?” it seems to snicker, “Then let’s throw you back in the trenches to struggle for a bit again – just so you can remember what it TRULY feels like to be your ideal client.”

You see, for many of us we have been called to be a coach after overcoming a massive transformation in our own life.

And after coming out the other side it can feel like ‘I’ve got it’ and I want to share this with other women going through what I did.

But from that place of ‘already mastered this’ we can lose touch with how it felt ‘back then’.  We can be quick to forget the true pain;  what it is really like to be going through that experience. 

 

We forget things like:

·      What you would truly need support on

·      What you would actually buy to overcome the pain

·      What tools and resources you would need to create lasting change

·      What shifts you’d need to make to your mindset in order to heal

And so the Universe gives you a little ‘helping hand’ to jog your memory.
 

And it might suck at the time (it DOES suck at the time, that I can attest to), but this makes for the creation of a REAL and GENUINE coaching program for your ideal clients – one they WANT TO BUY.  And it makes you an even better coach.  A truly compassionate coach.

And if you wonder why people are lining up to work with you asking, ‘How do you know I feel that way?’ or ‘It’s like you read my mind with your copy…’, it’s because you revisited your former self and got even more clear on what your pain points were and exactly what you did to overcome them.

 

Here’s a perfect example of how it worked for me:

A few months ago, I myself had a (thankfully very brief) return to the trenches with my money story.

I invested a HUGE amount of money – more than I had ever done in my life – in myself.  And…you guessed it…a whole lot of money fears reared their head.

At first I got scared, and my first reaction was: ‘I thought I had this money thing sorted?!’

Then I realized I was going to have to walk my talk by going back through all of my own teachings again. And because I had to do so step-by-step again – I was able to this time document it as I went.  I delivered those exact steps to the ladies who joined my new mastermind program.

I had never before been able to articulate the ‘steps’ of wealth consciousness with this level of clarity – and days after that training many women were making thousands of dollars from their first clients. (I hadn’t even taught them ‘how’ to get clients yet… it was purely from me being able to teach ‘wealth consciousness’ in a new way after a brief stint back in the trenches).

So, if this phenomenon happens to you when you finally make a proclamation to the universe that you are ready to play bigger (note that my ‘return to the trenches’ happened after I stepped up to a higher biz mastermind’), then try and relax if you can – but most importantly – document what you do to climb back out yourself.

This is what you are meant to be teaching to others!

I’d love to hear your own experiences of being ‘thrown back in the trenches’. Share in the comments how it helped you to grow as a person, and how it shaped what you are teaching (or desire to teach) others.

And if you want to know more about how to get to know who your ideal clients are, then read my blog post, “4 ways to identify your health coaching target audience” HERE: http://www.amandajdaley.com/blog/2015/9/6/4-ways-to-identify-your-health-coaching-target-audience

Amanda x

 
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My NEW Book: Healthy Wealthy Biz! (Yours for FREE)

Healthy Wealth Biz Free eBook

 

 

I’m excited to be popping in today with my new FREE ebook ‘Healthy Wealthy Biz’.

This may just become your new favourite beach read if you are like me, hanging on the summer holiday feeling as long as I can (or perhaps ready for an island getaway for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere).

Thank you to all of you who submitted questions last year that I was able to incorporate into the interviews!

 

 

In this ebook, I take you through case studies of 10 NEW health coaches who were able to change lives (and make a great living) in their first 6 months of becoming a coach.  

Specifically, we cover:

  • How they decided on their niches + got their first clients – without having any prior coaching experience!

  • How they refined their service offerings so they could attract more clients and charge higher prices

  • The mistakes they made along the way that cost them time & money… and how to avoid these mistakes for yourself

As a valued member of my community you are getting access for free, as my gift to you.

>> Download Your Copy Here <<

I really hope you enjoy the read, and draw some insights from the experiences of these coaches!

 

 

6 Definitive Steps to Getting Started as a Health Coach

6 Steps to Getting Started as a Health Coach


I’m excited to share my take on the steps to getting started as a Health Coach. It’s a question that everyone asks once they’ve made the decision to turn their passion for wellbeing into a successful and rewarding business.

Not long after the excitement of deciding to become a coach, along comes a whole wave of new information to learn about how to actually run a coaching business.

We can hardly open our computers these days without being bombarded with a million and one conflicting tips on how to get started and a bunch of overnight success stories leaving us all feeling like somehow we’re missed the boat and might as well give up before we start.

I want you to know that there is no hurry and there is plenty of room for you too. You have an important message to share with the world and in right time you too will be making the impact (and money) you desire.

While I want to dispel the myth that your business should magically bloom overnight, I equally want to gently remind you that standing on the sidelines in overwhelm is helping no-one.

So below are the 6 steps I recommend you take right away to set the foundations for your business in a way that will bring you long-term joy and freedom.
 

6 Definitive Steps to Getting Started as a Health Coach

 

STEP 1: GET YOUR MINDSET RIGHT

Believing you can be successful at what you’re being called to do is a powerful first step.

Beliefs are thoughts that you keep thinking. If you change your thoughts about something, your beliefs shift, too.

If you’re having trouble with this, make a list of 5 or more things you’ve done well in your life. Give yourself that confidence boost to stay on track.

 

STEP 2: KNOW WHAT YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO LOOK LIKE

Yes, health and wealth do go together in the same sentence! You can create the life you want through your health coaching business, so don’t sell yourself short when you’re thinking about starting out.

If you have a vision board, start filling it up with pictures and words about what you want your life to look like. This will help keep you focused on WHY you’re doing this (you’re not only changing other people’s lives; you’re changing your OWN life). 

Read about How Much You Can Charge as a Health Coach to get an idea of the value you’re going to be adding to clients’ lives, and how much that’s worth to them. 

 

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STEP 3: FIND YOURSELF A SUCCESSFUL HEALTH COACH TO FOLLOW

Follow a Health Coach (or as many as you like) that you admire, and take a look at what makes them successful.

Ask yourself what they are doing well, or who they are being, that makes them a success. Do you believe you have any of these qualities and attributes? By affirming you have these, you’re strengthening your belief in your own success.

There are many amazing health coaches rocking it out right now, all in their own unique way - here are a couple of inspiring ladies to get you started:
Sarah Jenks
Tamsin Casey
Rachel Sizemore
Isabel Foxen Duke
 

STEP 4: DEFINE YOUR GOALS AND DECIDE WHAT ACTION YOU NEED TO TAKE

Get clear on what you want to achieve as a Health Coach. If money and failure weren’t an option, what would you want to achieve?

Once you’ve written down your goals (no matter how far-fetched), chunk them down into smaller goals with action steps that you can take to get there.

 

STEP 5: MAKE YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE FOR TAKING STEPS TOWARDS YOUR GOALS

Declare publicly (or at least in your inner circle) what your plans are. By telling others what you’ve decided to do, you will feel accountable. How awkward is it when people keep asking you how your plans are going, and you’ve done nothing about them?

 

STEP 6: TAKE CONSISTENT ACTION

Momentum needs a consistent flow of energy, which is most powerful in the form of action. Make sure you’re doing something, anything, that’s moving you toward your goals around being a Health Coach.

 

So there you have it, the first 6 steps to master when starting your coaching business.  I'd love to hear in the comments below which step you are ready to master.

If you are looking for solid support as you get started on these steps, I walk my clients through these in great detail in my UPswing Mastermind which is the ultimate way to build your business. Doors are currently closed for the UPswing Mastermind until 2016 but you can join the waitlist here to be the first to hear when doors open.

In the meantime, pop on over to my Healthy Wealthy Society facebook group to connect with me and many new like-minded friends who are building their coaching businesses too.

 

 

Healthy Wealthy Society

Healthy Wealthy Society

 

After constant requests over the last few years for ways to work with me before you are ready to commit to my higher-level programs - I have today launched a new way to receive support from me, my team and community - for FREE.

The Healthy Wealthy Society facebook community (formerly UPswing Health Coaches group) will now open it's doors to all Health & Wellness Entrepreneurs to come and play each day and hang out together online as we build our businesses.

I felt it was time to extend the invitation into the Healthy Wealthy Society to all of our fellow wellness warriors so that we can all support each other in creating great change in the world collectively.

I know that many of us are growing our businesses while working 9-5, juggling families and so many other priorities, and I wanted one place for everyone to pop in whenever is convenient and always find the support and inspiration you need to keep growing your new business.


 

 

I also know that most of us didn't get into a Healthy career to learn business. But the truth is that to turn your passion into a thriving career you are going to need to embrace marketing and business - Luckily I love nothing more than translating for you the 'hard-core' online marketing concepts into tangible heart-centred practises.

Think of the Healthy Wealthy Society as your go-to online working hub where you can surround yourself with like-minded healthy peeps 24/7 and I will be right there with you sharing my business expertise and advice.


Each week I will be sharing with you 
wealth consciousness inspiration, business bites, motivational support and the chance to holla your self promotion for your business.
 


Everything you need to keep you motivated and inspired can be found in our new Healthy Wealthy Society. I already think of it as home and hope that you will too.

Come by and join the Health Wealthy Society right now >>  And if you have any friends in the Health and Wellness profession - Yoga teachers, PTs, healers and coaches -  please, invite them along to join the group too.

The more the merrier.
See you there >>