By Ruby McGuire (United Kingdom)

When you qualify as a coach you are really excited to get started, you know that you now have all of the skills you need to help people change their lives.  You cannot believe how amazing coaching is and want to share all you know with the world and wonder why you didn’t train years ago.  The problem a lot of coaches face though is that they are not prepared for the massive learning curve of running their own business.  They think that they will open their coaching practice and people will come running.  I liken it to opening a shop in the countryside – unless you tell everyone about it nobody will know you are there.  When the clients don’t come so many coaches drop out, believing in can never happen.  I am here to tell you that you can be successful but you need to get the foundations of your business right, and yes there’s a lot to learn.

My mission as a coach for coaches is to rid the world of grumpy people!  To achieve this I help coaches build their businesses the right way so that they set themselves up for success and don’t give up on coaching.  More people coached = more happy people.  Ta-da mission accomplished! By taking small steps and building the foundations of your business you will have everything in place to make your business work. Below I share 12 steps from my online Coaching Rocks Boot camp to getting it right.

Source: iCN Issue 10 (Business Coaching); pages 21-23

About Ruby McGuire

Ruby McGuire works with coaches to help them build their coaching confidence, skills and business. Her big mission is to rid the world of grumpy people. The more coaches that stay coaching the more people get coached = happy people with happy lives. Ruby is a self-confessed chocoholic and vanilla coffee addict. Married to her soul mate, mum to a teenage daughter and two grown up stepdaughters, plus a little dog.