This is part of an article published by WP Minds entitled ‘14 Successful Coaches Shared Their Best Tips For Starting a Coaching Business‘ I was fortunate to be asked to contribute! Link below.

Last Updated : April 14, 2022

Before you do anything, ask yourself, ‘What do I want to do with this?‘ or ‘What am I doing this for?‘. 

  1. Understand deeply and clearly what issue you want to add value to or are trying to solve. Ask yourself why you want to start a coaching business? If it’s just to make money it’s probably not going to be enough to sustain you, at least initially. 
  2. My biggest tip is that there must be passion, purpose and a personal ‘why‘ that needs to be identified upfront. 
  3. Aspects of this ‘why’ will incrementally be satisfied along the coaching pathway you take. As you make progress as a coach, you will undoubtedly book regular wins that contribute to your initial ‘why’ like gradually filling in pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. 
  4. Use these to propel you forward providing you with more energy and clarity as you progress. 
  5. Don’t forget that YOUR coaching business is an extension of YOU as a person, your values, your reputation, and your personal capital. 

If you plan to start a coaching business, my view is that working on your ‘Why” upfront pays dividends every day!