From Idea to Launch in Your Coaching Business

design phase launch phase
A woman who is a business coach from Faith2Influence launching her ideas for coaching topics

 

Hey Christian Coaches,  

Let's begin today with a thoughtful question: Why not kickstart 2024 by finally launching your coaching business? 


Today's message is for newer coaches who are in the ideation phase. Maybe you've taken some action, but you haven't yet brought in new clients. You don't yet have a real business.
I want to just walk you step by step through some of the simple things that must be done for you to have a real coaching business.


Now, let's dive into the nitty-gritty of turning your coaching idea into a thriving business.

Three primary keys stand out:

Step 1: Clarify Your Offering:

  • Define Your Mission: Who's your ideal client? What do you do for them? Why does it matter?
  • Structure Your Offering: Choose your coaching format (one-on-one, group, live events, etc) and program length (typically 3, 6, or 12 months).
  • Set Your Price: Understand your value in the marketplace.

Remember that you are the only person who will be in your program forever, so design something YOU love. 

Step 2: Get yourself ready to take payments:

  • Establish Your Business Foundation: Create an LLC and obtain an EIN number.
  • Organize Your Finances: Open a business checking account and get a business credit card.
  • Enable Smooth Transactions: Set up a Stripe or Square account for seamless payments.

Step 3: The First Sale: 

  • Focus on sales activities: Prioritize actions that generate sales NOW. 
  • Create a prospect list: Identify potential clients or referral partners within your network.
  • Initiate conversations: Reach out, share your mission, and invite your prospects to a call.

Lastly don’t forget… 

Celebrate your first client: Embrace the moment when your coaching vision becomes a tangible reality.

 

BONUS Reminder: 

Never underestimate the power of prayer in your business journey. Matthew 7:7 reminds us to ask, seek, and knock—  God knows your heart's desires.

I hope this step-by-step guide serves as inspiration for you to start and be the coach God created you to be. 

Here's a personal note: I launched my coaching business in December 2018, and now, on Faith2Influence’s 5 year anniversary, I'm doing the work that I love, the way that I love to do it!

Introducing the Christian Coaches Academy!

You can do the same!

Thank you for being part of our faith-filled community.

 

Cheers,

Justin

P.S.Discover more in-depth insights on going from idea to launch in your coaching business by listening to my podcast episode [here].