Hi, my name is Tim Brownson and I was once in the same position you are now.
When I first started coaching full time back in 2005, like any new coach, I had zero clients and zero subscribers on my list.
I remember my first paying client and seeing the first person I didn’t know sign up for my newsletter.
Both were exhilarating and had me thinking “Pop the champagne, baby, because I’m on my way!”
But, life isn’t quite that simple and it was very much two steps forward and one step back. Or, even three steps back at times.
It didn’t seem to matter that I had spent almost $15,000 on coach training courses – clients were not forthcoming.
There were literally dozens of occasions during my first three years when I nearly quit because I had no clue where the next client was coming from. It was frustrating, annoying and at times even scary thinking I may have to go back into the corporate world.
The turning point came when I bit the bullet and hired a business coach.
It was a stretch financially at the time because I was earning next to nothing, but it was a commitment I felt I had to make both to build my business and credibility.
Soon I hit 100 subscribers, then 1,000, then 5,000 and finally I went through the magical 10k mark and the clients started to flow.
Similarly, I went from posting blog articles that were met by the sound of crickets and tumbleweed, to my first post that went viral and had over half a million views.
And I will never forget the first time I told a prospective client I couldn’t fit her in immediately because I was full.
As things started to take off an unexpected consequence arose.
I started to get more and more new and struggling coaches who had seen what I had built, wanting to hire me.
Sometimes they wanted more traditional coaching, but more often than not they wanted help building a coaching practice that was sustainable and profitable.
I realized that if I was going to do this properly I needed a separate business so as not to confuse traditional clients.
So, in 2013 and eight years after launching A Daring Adventure I started Coach the Life Coach.
That was daunting because in many ways I was starting all over again trying to establish yet another website.
But, I figured that if I’d done it once I could do it again using the same strategy, and that is exactly what I have done.
Even though I still work with a handful of traditional clients because I don’t want my coaching skills to erode, my main focus now is helping people who are super serious about building a meaningful and profitable coaching practice.
If that’s you, then let’s talk.