For new or recently qualified coaches! No B.S. Training on Building your Coaching Practice (from a real Coach!) Amanda Alexander PCC
You LOVE coaching. You know you can make a difference. You just don’t know how to get momentum with getting the bloomin’ clients!
You have picked up loads of ideas on how to build your practice, but you’re struck by analysis paralysis..or you’ve fluttered from one thing to another and nothing has worked.
You probably haven’t had many (paying) clients yet. You might not have even had a single one (shhhh.. I won’t tell!)
It’s probably been a bit patchy up to now and your confidence may have taken a knock
You don’t have anywhere near as much time as you'd like to spend on building your practice.
You are juggling a family, a home, a day job and all the rest of it. You just wish you could slow everything down so you could do all those good things you've been told you should be doing.
You might be getting the odd comment from a well-meaning (or possibly well-annoying) spouse/partner such as “It’s a hobby rather than a business, isn’t it?”
Quite frankly, you may be wondering whether you should just pack it all in :(
You need someone who has “been there done that” to show you how to do it, how to get the clients and grow your coaching practice (a real woman, a real coach who GETS you, rather than a seasoned marketeer)
You need SIMPLICITY. Baby steps, little shifts, a set of step by step chunked down actions that you can follow.
You need CONFIDENCE.
You need SUPPORT for when your confidence waivers (because it will).
You want to know how to build the momentum so that you can build up a steady stream of coaching clients.
Because you know what happens when you get those first few clients? Your confidence grows. And when your confidence grows, you're more likely to get out there and get your 6th client, and your 7th and your 8th…
Once you've PROVEN to yourself that you can get clients AND help them get the results they want, then, you have a proper coaching practice!
I know this from personal experience. This is what happened to me over 13 years ago when I started out as a Coach. Yup… Been there, done that, struggled, cried, worried, wondered whether to pack it all in. I've got the sick stained t-shirt, my friend! :)
You need someone who has done this.
Someone real, not some guru who spouts theory.
Because you are not building your coaching practice in a nice clean vacuum.
My name is Amanda Alexander and I'm here to HELP YOU.
You don't have to figure it out by yourself any longer. I'm a mum of 2 boys and 1 labradoodle. I'm a coach with a helluva lot of experience (almost 14 years and over 2,000 recorded client hours). I've been running my practice from home for 12 years. My coaching practice IS my business and my profession. Full time (or as full time as you can get with 2 kids).
I've won awards, had lots of lovely things said about the difference I've made as a Coach, a trainer and a mentor coach. I get asked to do keynotes and all that good stuff.
I am highly regarded as an authority in my niche and I'm a trusted, recognised reference point for the media on all things related to confidence, flexible working, working mums and work-life balance.
I've been in papers like The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail. Blahblahblah..You get the picture! My coaching practice is global..I live in the UK and have clients as far afield as Australia. I've even had one of my coach clients who travelled FROM Australia specifically to attend one of my previous "Mums Who Coach" workshops. Yes really..
But so what? What does this mean to you?
It means I also have a big sack of knowledge, experience and skills to share.
It means I know exactly what it takes to set up and grow a successful coaching practice when you never have enough time.
Why am I telling you all this?
Because I want you to know that if I can do it, you can do it. You CAN make your coaching dream a reality. When I first started out, I was completely USELESS. Seriously! I built a website and waited for people to see it and come and hire me. If that website had been a town, you would have called it a GHOST TOWN.
I waited for the phone to ring. And waited. And waited. You know what they say about waiting for a phone to ring?!! In fact, for that first 6 months, I had a Ghost Coaching Practice! I had NO CLIENTS! It was only when I started to talk to seasoned, successful coaches that I started to get what it actually takes to attract coaching clients.
First of all, I asked them how they got their clients (clue: It wasn't from having a fancy website)! I asked them what worked for them and how they filled their practice. Then I asked them.. “Who is your mentor coach?” Then I hired MY first mentor coach. And I learned soooo much from her. I followed her footsteps. That was when the tide turned on my coaching practice. I have learned more from my Mentor Coaches about building a successful coaching practice than I have ever learnt from any of my Coach Training.
And this is what you need right now, isn't it?
But you're probably in a Catch 22 situation.. You would LOVE to hire a Mentor Coach who can guide you in the right direction, keep you focused, motivated and on an upwards trajectory. However, because your coaching practice is fledgling, it's likely that you just don't have the money to invest in the thing that would actually help! Doh! Stuck.com But all is not lost! I have exciting news! (Just call me Fairy Godmother if you like!)
Yes, it's just to the left! ;)
Well, NO, I don't have a magic wand, actually. And neither does anyone else. There is no magic wand solution to create your coaching practice or make new coaching clients appear from thin air. Building a coaching practice is pretty much like building any other business. You have to work hard at it, and you also have to be resilient, as there are ups and downs, no matter how brilliant you are at coaching.
However, you CAN build a coaching practice. And there is a little bit of magic in it - this magic comes from you being brave, focusing on helping other people and being happy, whether you have zero clients or a full practice.
I've seen this "magic" happen in my own practice and in the practice's of my own coach clients. Time after time. It happens so often - and I'll be sharing lots of examples of the ways I have created coaching clients in Full Practice 101.
Let me say it again...If I can do it, then you can too!
You'll see that this page has quite a lot of testimonials. And these are just a selection! :) Whilst you probably won't read every word, I hope that you'll get a good idea from these testimonials that I genuinely want to help you to achieve your coaching goals. But most importantly, you'll see that I have a long and successful history of helping a LOT of coaches to build their practice
Please note, these testimonials are from coaches - and coaches represent about 20-30% of my coaching practice. This is an important distinction to make - coaching other coaches is NOT the focus of my own business, it's PART of it. And it's a part that I only started to develop once I had a firmly established coaching practice of my own. I didn't start out as a Coach to Coaches - beware, there are many of these around. ;)
The best place to find more testimonials from "non coach" clients is via my Linked In profile.
You'll find that some of the testimonials on this page are from "Mums Who Coach" graduates. That's because I used to run an intensive practice building and mentoring programme for coaches who were also mums. But in case you're wondering, Full Practice 101 is for all new or recently qualified Coaches, not just Mums Who Coach!
Please do your due diligence on me - read through some of these testimonials, check out the websites or profiles of coaches I've had the privilege to work with and you'll get an idea of the kind of wonderful people I attract! And THIS will give you a very good idea of whether Full Practice 101 is right for you...
FULL PRACTICE 101 will…
Give you direction and focus - fast! I'll help you hone in on exactly what you need to do first to start to fill your coaching practice AND make time to do it!
Give you access to me on FOUR live calls so that you can ask specific questions about your practice and areas you're struggling with
Help you see the fastest route to actually filling your practice
Stop you getting distracted
Stop you spinning your wheels and wasting time being busy but unproductive (I'm talking FAFFING!)
Help you make the best use of your time
Give you confidence in your coaching practice and yourself
Give you the tools you need to put your coaching into practice
Give you membership of a private Facebook group where you can brainstorm and build an invaluable network of fellow coaches and get my support
How does that sound? I reckon it could be exactly what you need right now.
Your Full Practice 101 training will start February 2016 and runs until the middle of June. You can enrol NOW up until Monday 17th October, when we close the doors in time for our first live call on Tuesday 18th October.
You’ll receive one video training session each week, drip fed to you in VERY manageable, bite-size chunks. This training gives you exactly what you need to get your first coaching clients. There's no real homework, you just need to watch short video trainings, each lasting between 5 minutes and 45 minutes.
You'll get a printable workbook to accompany each of the 4 modules and additional resources to support your practice building.
You will also get FOUR live Q&A calls where you can ask me questions and get unstuck! I will record these calls when you can't make them live. You can still submit your questions and any that I don't have time to answer on the calls will be tackled in our Private Facebook group.
You access your training modules any time of day or night, so you can fit this programme in around your busy life. If you're anything like me, you'll probably be watching them whilst stirring a casserole. Or downloading them to listen to on taxi runs or on your mp3 player whilst running (multi-tasking at its best!)
I walk you through your recorded webinars, step by step. You don't need to worry about whether you will understand anything... YOU WILL! I PROMISE! And if you don't..you can always ASK me in one of the 4 live Q&A calls or in our private Facebook group.
A question I received:
"Would Full Practice 101 be good for someone just starting out as a Coach? Also for someone who has an idea but not too sure how to make it happen?":
And here's my reply: It's perfect for you and I promise I'd tell you if it wasn't. The stuff I'm teaching is the stuff I've taught my own coach clients. They've implemented it and it works.
Another question:I've been coaching for a while. Clients come in fits and starts. Is Full Practice 101 any good for me?:
My response: If you feel that you're not getting momentum in your practice, you're probably getting a bit disheartened and your confidence will take a knock. In Full Practice 101, I teach you the solid foundations to build a SUSTAINABLE practice. I want you to be in practice as a Coach for as long as you want to be. So yes.. join us and make the principles I teach you the principles you use from this day forward to fill your practice!
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4 modules of training via 15 video classes. Each video is chunked down into short, easy to digest lessons, each between 5 and 40 minutes and is drip fed to you week by week over a period of 18 weeks.
MP3 versions of each of thevideo lessons so you can download them to your MP3 player and listen on the go
PDF copies of the accompanying slides to each video workshop
A workbook for each workshop that you can print off, fill in and keep
4 live (and recorded) Q&A calls with me, AmandaAlexander. You can submit your questions and I'll answer them, even if you can't attend the calls live.
Membership of a private Facebook discussion/brainstorming group where I'll dip in with thoughts, advice and insights throughout the 18 weeks and you can compare notes and share ideas
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Your Full Practice 101 Course Curriculum at a Glance
Career Transition | Career Progression | Self Confidence | Emotional Resilience | Work Life Balance
Amanda Alexander became a Coach after experiencing threat of redundancy when she was 6-months pregnant with her first son Max. At that time, she was an accredited Project Manager within the tech industry, leading systems integration, installation and networking projects.