Dear Coach This is A philosophy completely based on ACTION, ACTION and more ACTION. I like the idea of being a blue collar person and logging in and out. Logging out shows you are wasting time and not having a powerful conversation. I love games and there are good ones to keep you busy and working. Hidden in the 'sharp talk' are gems of spirituality - words like serve are used but my favourite is the truth of: in silence you find the space to be creative. Prosperous coach, like all good reads needs to be ready daily not for Information but action. It sits with my Bhagvad Gita - which has a bias to action too. So coach, only if you have a bias towards action should you buy this book. Thank you for reading Ameeta Davis ( my official name)
This book has made me think big, and to get over some really guilty grappling I was doing about my worth as a coach, and my fees. So when a potential client last night was not sure she could afford my fees I actually felt delighted, enjoying the clarity that I can move on and find clients who value my input.
In a fully connected world, the authors remind us that as coaches we only need to connect with one client at a time. They dispel the notion of big marketing, internet lists etc and suggest that making deep personal 1-2-1 connections is the best way to build a sustainable and profitable coaching business. This seems to fly in the face of lots of other current 'wisdom' and coaching experts. It does however, make complete sense to me and I suspect many of those who read the book. Coaching, they remind the reader is a deep transformational process and not superficial or casual. Coaches add tremendous value and their impact goes well beyond the face to face time with a client, and they should charge accordingly. This book will introduce the reader to the true value of their coaching and expose how they may have been underselling themselves. The book provides a reference point from which to compare and contrast other points of view about how to build a coaching business. If you're a professional coach or want to coach, it's a must read.
This book is exceptional in my opinion. It just makes sense and really helps you to focus on what you really want from your business (and life).
We are so bombarded with information saying you must do this to succeed, you must have a huge mailing list, you must go to every networking event going etc. This book breaks all the rules and that's why I love it so much. I've never been a person to follow the crowd and I'm not about to start now. If you're a coach and you really want to succeed get this book.
As a career coach, I have read a fair few books targeted at coaches and this is waaaaayyyyy up there with my favourites. Rich and Steve take a refreshingly different approach to most people who support coaches and my copy of this book is filled with yellow highlighter markings and notes - because the content is just that rich and worth executing.
My coaching biz is part time around employed work at the moment and I love that Rich and Steve speak to that. I've read The Prosperous Coach three times or so and implement something new each time which moves me forward - and I will continue to keep doing so.
I'm often a book sharer but this one is not one that will leave my library. If you are considering coaching or are a coach (full time or part time)... do yourself a favour and get your own copy today! I really do highly recommend it. Thank you Rich and Steve.
THE best book ever to help coaches understand what they need to do to be more successful! It is useful for anyone working in Business Development, with fantastic ideas on how to get clients now and in the future; and how to keep them. Also it is great to know and understand how to be a bloody good coach! It is simply brilliant and easy to read!!
I was just enjoying the Truck Driver's Block story which got me through a potentially difficult low energy morning when I received a new client email asking to pay me for a one to one session. I don't usually coach one-off or one to one, preferring to enrol clients in my 12 week high end group program. However I felt the call, fired up by this book and realising the clients best interest was to have two sessions at least. Unattached to the outcome, I suggested that and doubled my normal fee and the client immediately agreed and paid. I am really looking forward to making a profound difference with a powerful conversation!
I only wish I had read this book before I had spent unnecessary money on marketing. However since reading this book, following the disciplines and contracting with my own coach my coaching practice has definitely become busier. Well done to Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin for sharing how they became successful. The short snappy chapters are easy to read and although the style of writing is very 'American' in it's approach there is a lot of good advice about building a prosperous coaching practice. This book should be read by anyone who wants a successful coaching practice.
The message of the book is simple - it isn't hard to make a great living as a coach - you just have to do it. Forget the smart tactics and up to the minute marketing you've been taught, there is a different way -- and it's a good one.
I just dropped a star because, for my preference, I would have like a little more how-to. But I highly recommend anyone in the coaching business or who talks to clients as part of their work should buy and read this great little book.