Good Stuff for Your Coaching Biz

by Laura West

InfostackI’m always on the lookout for the best possible tools and resources to help you be the best at what you do, get the word out authentically and find powerful ways to grow your business.

Well, today I’m excited to share my most recent find:

Coach to Profit.

Coach to Profit is a hand-curated collection of premium ebooks, ecourses, PDF workbooks, ready-to-use templates, and more, that will help you learn how to be a more masterful coach, create online marketing systems that will help you market easier and with greater impact and even get more client and so much more.

Click here to check it out.

Inside Coach to Profit, you will learn how to:

  • Create a coaching funnel that keeps your client pipeline full (no technical experience needed).
  • Go from “discovery call” to new paying client in one conversation.
  • Help your clients achieve deeper, more meaningful breakthroughs with these ready-to-go worksheets (these coaching tools are from ME!)
  • Create a content marketing strategy that grows your coaching and consulting business.
  • Discover the secret to closing every proposal, billing clients for maximum long-term revenue, and how to retain and grow your best accounts.
  • Get done-for-you white label content for your coaching and consulting business, including checklists, assessments, lead magnets, presentations, and more.
  • Discover a step-by-step system to build a constant stream of referrals with the help of influencers.
  • Leverage Facebook Messenger Chatbots to keep your calendar booked solid.
  • Close clients on autopilot with this simple, inexpensive, and scalable webinar system.
  • From workshop to booked solid. Learn how to book your calendar solid with clients from a single meetup.

This is a special curated opportunity where you can get great trainings for a super low access price.

Now, typically, you’d have to spend over $3,000+ to get your hands on everything packed inside Coach to Profit.

But this week, you can get everything for over 95% off.

Here’s where you can get all this goodness.

Just one thing:

This is my own approach to these bundled business goodies…

I look for what will help me accomplish what I’m focused on in the next 3 months. That’s where these types of bundles are so valuable.

Look and see what will help you right now. It’s a bargain when you do that!

When I look at the final lineup of ebooks, ecourses, and more – it’s clear that this bundle is well worth the insanely low price you pay to get access.

The people over at infostack have already cut through the fluff and have curated just the essential resources you need to level up your coaching, training, or consulting biz.

Click here to learn more about this limited time deal.

Create a New Relationship with Mercury in Retrograde

by Laura West

Computer problemsDid you hear? Mercury is in retrograde… again!

I finally got curious about this phenomenon and did a bit of research.

Mercury is the planet that is about communication, technology, travel and things going out into the world (like program launches, etc.)

It often seems like Mercury goes retrograde all the time. In fact, it happens 3 – 4 times a year.

Interestingly, it doesn’t actually go retrograde (reversing direction), it just looks like that to us here on earth, in relation to the sun and how many times Mercury laps us in its orbit. More about this in a great article from Allure magazine.

That being said, I do believe in energetics. There is something in the energy of when Mercury in Retrograde. Things do seem to be slower and have the easy tendency to get tangled.

Maybe it happens other times of the year and we just notice it because we can blame poor ol’ Mercury. And perhaps there’s something to the energy.

Either way, we can’t control Mercury, but we can control how we relate to this phenomenon.

I believe in the natural rhythms around us, the tides, the phases of the moon and the power of solar flares. There are many ways nature’s rhythms show up in our lives.

We have a choice. We can fall victim to the energetic shifts, or we can be proactive and work with these natural energetic waves.

Here’s my recommendation for how to be when Mercury is doing its retrograde thing:

What if you looked at it as an opportunity?

It’s a time to slow down and be thoughtful in your decisions. It’s actually easier to do in the summertime (here in the Northern Hemisphere) … it’s a natural time to power down on vacations and time off.

It’s a time to draw on your patience and not rush other people and processes. Don’t push to get something done or for someone to make a big decision. Let it unfold.

What if it’s a time to take a break and reflect? Sit on the beach or on the lake and do a check in with your life and business.

What if this is a call for exquisite self-care? Time to take care of you with early morning walks and visits to the river (my favorite when in town and my absolute favorite is an early morning walk on the beach!)

Perhaps it’s a time to let go and forgive. Instead of forging ahead, take stock and see what needs to be let go. Is it an old service or product in your business or is it a relationship that is no longer serving you both or perhaps it’s being willing to let go of an old grudge that is keeping you both trapped in a disempowering relationship?

If you are feeling the effects of Mercury in retrograde than how about using that as a signal that it’s time to meditate and take more time outs?

I don’t think you have to not plan to do anything significant during Mercury’s retrograde, I think a more empowering dance with mercury is to use this as a time to reflect, pause, be intentional and heal.

That actually sounds way more powerful than falling victim.

I look forward to hearing how you reframe this in the next few weeks.

Celebrating 17 Years, Remembering My 1st Email… and Other Stories

by Laura West.

I’m so proud to say I’ve been in business as a coach for 17 years!

Happy Anniversary to the Center for Joyful Business!

I made that leap in 2001 from my corporate Marketing VP position with all the travel, benefits and six figure income into my unknown passion – I knew I was passionate about the power of coaching but wasn’t sure how the business was really going to play out!

Over the last month, I’ve been reflecting back through the years to those pivotal moments and all the different learnings.

I thought I’d share some of those with you…

* I will always remember sending my first email. I was announcing my new coaching business to about 100 of my friends, family and former colleagues from my corporate job. This was before I had a shopping cart or list manager so I had them loaded into Outlook and was sending these emails by hand in batches while hoping they wouldn’t get blocked since I was sending to so many people. I distinctly remember staring at the SEND button on my email. I was so full of JOYFEAR – feeling both excited, nervous, scared, and on fire! I remember finally telling myself to stop thinking about it and just do it. And with that email I felt officially launched.

* I can remember being signed up for my coach training certification program (hello – fellow CTI community!) and I had to have 5 clients to “practice” on. I was quaking in my heels wondering where I was going to get clients before my February 1st start date. Fortunately, my passion and courage prevailed and I enrolled clients. My very first client was a VP of Marketing colleague I used to work with from a different company. It was such an incredible thought that someone else believed in my message and in me enough to say YES to working with me.

* My very first teleclass had only 3 people signed up. I remember panicking, thinking it wasn’t enough to have an interactive class. So I cancelled the class. I called all 3 people and ended up enrolling 2 of them in private coaching! You will always have to get creative and find ways of making lemonade!

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