Call to Aspiring Coaches
- Most of us wouldn’t be fortunate enough to work full time as a coach, and
- the few of us who were lucky enough to work wouldn’t likely make more than $30,000 a year
“Don’t quit your day job” was the harsh (albeit well-intentioned) conclusion.
Maybe it was a scare tactic designed to weed out the uncommitted, I thought. It was the sort of advice that made you think twice about making the leap!
But while the “lucky to make $30k a year” thought was discouraging, I wanted it badly enough that I just figured I’d dial down to live on $30k (less than a third of what I was making in corporate world) – and hope for the best.
It turns out it wasn’t a scare tactic.
It was a very harsh reality in the fledgling industry. A whole lotta coaches not doing much other than trading services with each other, salivating at the whiff of a potential paying client, tripping over each other to win seemingly scarce business.
It wasn’t pretty.
What’s changed since then?
I’d like to say everything.
But unfortunately, I regularly meet aspiring and struggling coaches – many with exceptional coach skills and training – wavering in their commitment to the profession as they struggle to keep their head above water living very modest lifestyles.
And I get it, because I nearly traveled that path myself.
While I’ve appreciated a consistent six figure practice and enjoyed the work tremendously, it’s both disturbing and ridiculous that I am the exception rather than the rule in this industry.
On Monday, February 7th at 2 pm eastern I’m jumping on the phone with two of my smartest colleagues to say out loud what many coaches don’t like to admit (i.e. that your prosperity coach is making $17,000 a year) and to share the secret to thriving as a coach.
I’ll post the call replay here once it’s done if you’re not able to dial in live.
In the meantime, click here for more about what Lisa, Patty and I are up to with this clarion call to coaches.
See you Monday. 🙂
Update: here’s a quick link to the recording: