Episode 43: Is it time to invest in coaching?

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means new ideas, new goals, new directions.  And maybe it means new approaches to building your business or ministry. So this week, I’m kicking off the Business Builders series. We’re starting with how to make strategic investments in your work, especially in the areas of coaching, memberships, and training events.


Over the last few weeks, you’ve probably been looking ahead at the new year, setting goals and making plans.  If this is the year you are committed to taking things to the next level, this Business Builders series is for you.  But wait … you might be saying “I’m a ministry, or a writer, or a podcast … not a business … I don’t have any plans to sell products or become a business.” Well, here’s an extra tip for you … if you’ll treat your ministry, writing, or podcast LIKE a business, it will grow faster and you’ll have the opportunity to share your passionate message with more people.  So I think there is a lot here for you in these business-building principles.

In this episode, I want to focus on coaching-related investments because I’ve seen that this is one area where people often put off spending money.

My favorite example of coaching in the Bible is the relationship between Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro.  In Exodus, chapter 8. Jethro looked over the situation and quickly knew that Moses needed help.  He laid out a simple plan for Moses to delegate the tasks to other trusted men, so he could spend time on the big things related to accomplishing their mission.

What is coaching?

Coaching is basically when someone shares what they know to help you get where you want to go.

When do you need a coach?

  • When you have reached the end of what you know or can do on your own.
  • When you need help making decisions.
  • When you feel stuck and overwhelmed.

Tips for choosing a coach.

  1. Know your own objectives.
  2. Make sure your coach is qualified in the area you need help and teaching at your level.
  3. Understand how they will communicate with you.
  4. Make sure you can afford it.

ACTION STEPS:

Look over your needs and goals for this year and decide what type of coaching support will help you move the needle to success.  I have openings in both my one-on-one accountability coaching and my Move Forward Mastermind group coaching program.  I’d be glad to chat with you about either of those options, or recommend another one of my coaching friends if you need something different.

You can sign up for a free call at the link the show notes.

RESOURCES:

In addition to my Move Forward Mastermind, these are some of my favorite group coaching programs for people growing ministries or businesses online:

Esther Littlefield’s UpLIFT Mentormind – For motivated, multi-passionate Christian business women who want to find their sweet spot, optimize their marketing, and reach their financial goals.

Alli Worthington’s The Coach School:  A 12 week program that takes the mystery out of how to grow a successful coaching business

Book Recommendation:  Dream Come True: A Practical Guide to Pursue the Adventure God Has For You by Jenny Randle

How are you going to keep the commitments you made to yourself?

What progress could you make in a community of like-minded women who support and encourage you?

How about if you had training and tools to help you stay on track?

The Move Forward Mastermind is now open for enrollment.  Click here to learn more!

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