Todd was, in his own terms, “drowning” and now he was calling for help. Could he catch Brian for lunch – and for some of the mentoring that had been part of their relationship in their former roles?
Brian said “yes”. At the end of a long (sober) lunch, Todd walked away with “a plan”, looking 10 years younger and 10 kilos lighter, and Brian felt the delicious kick of having dug into his experience and skills to ask a series of superbly-crafted questions that had cleared the overwhelm, lined up the priorities, and had lights going on all over the board for Todd throughout their session.
A different type of calling
It was a small step from there.
Brian felt himself snap out of his haze. He could distinctly feel putting aside his sense of hurt and betrayal, and in its place he installed “gratitude” – gratitude to his former Chairman for breaking him out of a mould that had clearly not been good for his health, and for opening the door to other new, and exciting possibilities.
Business Coaching looked interesting and in his usual analytical fashion, Brian researched the likely challenges to success in that role, and came up with six. These he placed in the order in which he expected to encounter them:
6 challenges to overcome
- Client acquisition: How do I find Clients? No clients, no business.
- Fee justification: How do I get paid my first level income goal of $500 an hour?
- Client retention: How do I keep clients long enough to do some good?
- Client transformation: How do I change people whom I am not employing?
- Proof of value: How do I and my Clients know if their investment is working?
- Practice management: How do I Coach and run a business at the same time?
The hard facts
One of Brian’s strengths had always been research and a relatively hard-headed and pragmatic approach to challenges and his research revealed some disturbing facts, among them that only 9% of coaches earn six figures and above.
Brian was used to earning seven; was financially secure enough to scale back to six; but would not survive long term on five!
There was also the fact that earning at his target $500 per hour on a face-to-face basis would require him to acquire or develop systems that would ensure that he could deliver consistent quality to his clients in a time-effective manner for himself. A few quick calculations provided a sobering estimate of the time and work required to develop such systems – it was prohibitive!
Managing The Risks
Then he came across ProfiTune Business Systems, researched their coaching systems and methodology, their templates and products, their history and the people behind the business and, as he tells others, the rest is history!
3 years down the track Brian has a boutique clientele of 10 hand-picked clients stretching his brain while bringing in more than $250k a year.
He works with his clients 3 day week, mostly by phone, trades a few shares – and has taken up sailing!
And he blesses his former Chairman as he starts each new working day!
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