Business Coaching for Solopreneurs, professionals, consultants and freelancers

Attract a steady stream of bigger and better clients, get your time back, grow from one person to a team.

Are you lurching from feast to famine
and back again?

If you’re like a lot of solopreneurs, you’re probably struggling with the “Big 3”:

Not Enough Clients

You have meetings with prospects, but they don’t go anywhere. (Or maybe you don’t feel confident about promoting yourself or asking for the sale.)

Not Enough Money

Sleepless nights worried about bills and where the next client is going to come from. The pressure of having to put on your confident “game face” in order to face the world (while inside, your guts are churning.)

Not Enough Time

It feels like you’re busy all the time, but you’re not making any progress. You feel disorganized, like things are slipping. You’re working all the time, yet not bringing in enough. There’s no way to expand, take on more clients (or devote time to marketing) – because your time is all eaten up.

All of this leads to confusion and frustration, doesn’t it?

When John met me, I was getting 3-4 clients a week now my practice is full.

When I first began working with John, I was just starting my practice. I had no business education or training, and was doing my best to learn on my own.

It became very clear that I needed help and through a stroke of luck, I connected with John.

We worked together for 4 months. In those 4 months, he helped me go from 3-4 clients per week to 13-14, which according to other professionals in my line of work shouldn’t have been possible at that stage of my career. Another 3 months later and my practice was full.

Here's why you're in this situation

In my experience of over 15 years of business coaching, the problem always boils down to 2 things.

1. Lack of business education & training

You are awesome at what you DO – your trade or your practice. You’re an excellent chiropractor or realtor or accountant.

You’re less excellent at business – because you never got that education or training. (After all, you studied chiropractic, real estate, accounting…not business!)

This leads to problems with managing time and money, developing business systems and, of course, sales and marketing.

2.You're trying to do this all alone

You’re independent by nature (that’s what attracted you to a solo practice) – but independence has its down side.

You can’t see the whole picture because you’re inside the frame. You lack perspective. What might be obvious to someone else is invisible to you.

You may also struggle with motivation and getting things done – because when you’re on your own, it’s so easy to let yourself off the hook.

 

How business coaching can help

When asked "why they hired me"—clients often say things like:

  • I needed help putting together a strategic plan to transition my business from a solo-consultancy to an agency model.
  • I wanted to reinvent my business so I'm not working so much – to change it from a job to a business.
  • I needed help with sales and marketing so I could get better clients and bigger projects
  • I didn’t think I had all the answers. I wanted someone with experience that could see things differently from me, had skills in other areas and had objectivity, so that I wasn’t failing by myself.
  • I needed accountability to make sure I got the right things done.

See specific examples from clients below—or click the button to learn more about how business coaching works.

What solopreneurs, professionals, consultants and freelancers have to say about our work together

When John met me, I was a freelance graphic designer selling business cards and letterhead. Today I own a marketing agency and lead a staff of eight people.

The way you become a trusted advisor is not by displaying your knowledge. It's by showing your deep understanding of the person you're talking to. That's what John has done.

John took the time to really understand not just my business model, but me as an entrepreneur, my life, what I wanted out of my business.

John gave me the structure and the confidence to articulate my value proposition in an effective way.

Just wanted to share some news with you. I just hit a new record sales number. I'm super excited. I wanted to share with you because I'm here because of what you taught me.

Without the investment I made with you I honestly do not know where I would be at this point. When we started working together about a year ago I was literally wondering how I was going to pay for you.

John is acting as both a business coach and a mentor as I shift into business coaching myself.

I hired John because I wanted to reinvent my business so I'm not working so much – to change it from a job to a business.

John is acting as both a mentor and a business coach as I transition my business from tax prep and bookkeeping to outsourced CFO and business coaching.

Are you ready for a business that supports your life? (instead of the other way around)

With some targeted education and training – along with perspective and insight from an experienced business mentor, you can achieve the same results my clients report:

  • Increased sales and revenue
  • Productivity gains – more time for self, family and “a life”
  • Increased clarity and confidence
  • Employees you can delegate to with confidence

More Praise for John

John showed us where to focus our energy to maximize profits, client growth and employee retention.

I attended one of John's business workshops earlier this year where he helped me and my team to set aggressive goals for our PR firm - focusing on the first quarter goals of 2012.

I’d estimate John’s impact on my business to be between 5 and 10-fold the costs of hiring him.

I hired John because I didn’t think I had all the answers. I wanted someone with experience that could see things differently from me, had skills in other areas and had objectivity, so that I wasn’t failing by myself.

My business was growing, I was launching new products and services and I specifically wanted to learn how to prepare my business to be attractive to a buyer.