It’s the “marketplace” stupid!

One of my agendas for the day was to create a profile on Upwork as an Executive Coach. Not exactly my way of doing things but the idea was suggested by one of my benefactors. And since it didn’t hurt to create one, I just made it. Of course, I looked up other coaches in […]

Bootstrapping as a coach or a consultant

Great insights on bootstrapping as a solo practitioner from Seth’s podcast last evening. One of the fans asked the pivotal question for folks (the support professionals) like us — “How would an executive coach bootstrap?” Seth’s response was pretty straightforward — Coaches and consultants aren’t bootstrappers but freelancers. They have to fight for each and every […]

Rejection proof!

If you’re hesitant to ask or answer a question, even if your life depended on it, there’s ought to be a reason for that. And we all know what it is — the fear of rejection. Although rejection is almost never personal (I said, “almost”) it sure does feel like it. Now, I don’t want […]

Forget niches, think about serving the smallest viable audience…

… and that could be an audience of just one person, though not really recommended for your main gig. It’s a great start for a side-hustle though. I’ve been seeing “niche-reports” in the form of swanky PDFs and videos (most of which, like a 99.99999%, would be gated) floating across the internet for the past […]

The FUEL coaching model

Bumped into the FUEL coaching model last week and I’ve been fascinated by its simplicity and ease of use. I wouldn’t call it a step up from the GROW model of coaching but an alternate framework to try out with your clients. If you’re asking “why the heck would I try out something new during […]

More isn’t better, less is

The past couple of weeks have been overwhelming. The amount of stuff that I end up doing on a daily basis was just enormous! And it seemed there was just no end to it! Every night I would plan for the next day and write the big 6 goals that I plan to smash out […]

Growth is a continuum, not an event

Despite my nature, I play it safe. Almost all the time. Especially when things are new to me and I want to be absolutely sure I’m following the right process, learning from the mistakes and doing a good job overall. And I keep at it until it becomes second-nature to me. I start to play […]