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#84 KIKI SMITH: 15 YEARS A HOUSEWIFE TO MULTIPLE 6-FIGURE+ COACH. YOU DON’T NEED A 6-FIGURE FOLLOWING TO CREATE A 6-FIGURE COACHING BUSINESS. WHY FOLLOWERS DON’T PAY THE BILLS!
Today I’m speaking with Kiki Smith was a housewife for 15 years before she decided to start her own business and turn it into a coaching empire. She learned to ditch the get-more-followers grind of the fitness industry in pursuit of the true freedom she was seeking.
Her goal is to help underpaid fitness professionals prioritize, strategize and streamline their businesses, so they can stop chasing likes, make $$$ online, and be so absorbed in LIVING their best life that forget to post about it online.
I LOVE Kiki’s approach because it is so much like mine - we want our clients LIVING their lives, not feeling like they need to be posting content 24/7.
It seems like Kiki and I both live by the same principles - making your business fun and doing the least amount of work to yield the best results. Now some people LOVE work so they won’t resonate as much with this philosophy, but for those of you who want to LOVE what you do, but don’t want it to take over your lives, listen in to this episode.
I appreciate Kiki’s perspective because she’s been coaching for many years now, growing her business getting coached from one mentor to the next. But something we discuss in this episode is how we often emulate our mentors’ businesses, without ever stopping to think “WHAT DO I WANT?”
And that can lead to burnout and some disastrous businesses. So the key we share is to emulate, then reflect, then take action on what YOU truly want. Don’t re-invent the wheel, DO what your mentors do, but then reflect and keep what YOU want, leave the rest behind.
We also talk about how Kiki was able to start and grow her business really successfully just using online forums and chat rooms essentially to communicate with her audience.
You guys...STOP MAKING IT HARDER THAN IT IS! Clients are everywhere! They are WAITING for you to pop in on the conversations they’re already having. So find where they are, and share your value with them there! Where the conversation is ALREADY happening!
We also talk about how Kiki made the transition from housewife and mom to successful coach in this episode and the tough conversations that she had with her husband and family to make it work. This is a POWERFUL interview for all your mompreneurs and moms turned coaches out there. You don’t want to miss these tips from Kiki!
Oh but before we dive into this interview, as a reminder, if you are a new and aspiring coach who wants to create a high-impact, soul aligned coaching business and land paid clients in just a matter of 6 weeks or less - DM me now on Instagram and say “COACH”. I will follow up and show you how you can structure your signature coaching offering and land your first paid clients.
Also, stay tuned over the next few weeks for a very special announcement! The 4 Day Soul Aligned Biz Challenge is BACKKKKK!! We’re mixing things up this time and you will be able to take home the challenge with you for GOOD and repeat the soul-alignment process whenever you want! Can’t wait to share the details with you guys soon!
Ok let’s get into this interview! Be sure to let us know if you’re listening by posting a screenshot of this episode and tagging us on instagram, Kiki is @eatmore2weighless and I’m at @punchdrunksoul and let us know what you think of this interview!
Aha Moments How to get your family to get behind you and support your new coaching business
The right conversations to have with your partner to make sure you have what you need to grow your coaching biz
Why conversations with your ideal clients IS your research and how it leads to real, paid clients faster than you’d think
How to pivot your coaching business gracefully without all the fear
The reflection exercise you should be doing every quarter to maintain alignment in your coaching business
#83 ASHLEE SMITH: ILLNESS IS OUR SOUL SPEAKING TO US. OVERCOMING A QUARTER LIFE CRISIS AND BECOMING A COACH THROUGH MY OWN EXPERIENCE. YOU’RE ALREADY HOLDING THE ROPE TO GET OUT...JUST START CLIMBING.
This week we’re speaking with Ashlee Smith, a new coach who’s just launched as of late last year who enrolled 2 paying clients into her first coaching program. Listen in to this episode to find out what it’s been like for her to start her coaching business as she’s navigated a significant illness, battled the negative stereotypes of life coaches, and facing the doubts and fears in herself that almost made her quit.
I love hearing how Ashlee has found her purpose through her illness, just like I did, how she developed her confidence as a coach by actually COACHING her clients (not waiting around to feel ready!) and how she believed in herself because she had the calling to be of service.
I 100% believe that if you’re called to be a coach and to serve, guide and help others, that this path is FOR you and that there’s no way you can fail. You just need to take your first step, and keep taking each step, one after the other, to get where you want to go.
Ashlee is a great example of this!
If you want to learn more about Path to Freedom Coach Accelerator and see if it's a good fit to help you start your coaching biz - go to punchdrunksoul.com/pathtofreedom
This is the program Ashlee graduated from back in October that was integral to her starting her business and landing her first paid clients.
In just 6 weeks together, we were able to help Ashlee hone in on her niche and the problem she wanted to help her clients solve, develop her own proprietary framework for her coaching AND land 2 coaching clients.
Ok let’s get into this interview! Be sure to let us know if you’re listening by posting a screenshot of this episode and tagging us on instagram, Ashlee is @discoveringsparks and I’m at @punchdrunksoul and let us know what you think of this interview!
Aha Moments How Ashlee worked through her quarter life crisis to become a coach
What illness truly means and how it helps us find our purpose
Dealing with the negative “coach” connotation in society
Why you’re doing a disservice to others if you have solutions to their problems but you’re too scared to help them
Why being drawn to something means it’s actually FOR you
Why people procrastinate and feel a lack of motivation
Links Follow Ashlee on Instagram @discoveringsparks
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#82 NAIL YOUR ALIGNED COACHING NICHE. LIVE COACHING SESSION WITH ONE OF OUR PATH TO FREEDOM STUDENTS. WE BREAK DOWN HOW TO PERFECT YOUR SOUL ALIGNED COACHING NICHE IN JUST 20 MINUTES.
Today I am doing something a little different! Instead of our beloved interviews, I’m actually sharing an audio version of a coaching session I had with one of our Path to Freedom students, Tiffany Lanette. Tiffany was kind enough to allow us to publish this so that everyone could benefit from our coaching session.
Tune into this episode to hear how Tiffany and I workshopped her coaching business to come up with the perfect, soul-aligned niche for her expertise and gifts. This episode is for you if you want to be an Aligned Coach!
It’s such a powerful exercise to talk out your ideas, your gifts, and your passions with a coach who can ask directed questions and start pointing you in the right direction, which is exactly what I do on this call with Tiffany. I felt it would be helpful for you guys to hear how we actually help our clients hone in on their perfect coaching niches so they can start articulating it effectively to others.
You’re going to love this episode if you’ve been really struggling to find your niche, or you’ve been trying to land clients but they just aren’t coming in. Workshopping your niche while you listen to this episode and see how much more clarity you get after the next 25 minutes!
Then when you’re done, go to punchdrunksoul.com/coach101 to download my free “How to Start a Profitable Coaching Biz without Certification” guidebook. It’ll walk you through next steps in launching your business, cutting out the overwhelm and focusing on the #1 secret profitable coaches know and use that broke coaches don’t. You’ll be able to workshop your very own proprietary coaching method with this guidebook!
So go to punchdrunksoul.com/coach101 to download that free guidebook now so you have it when you’re done with this episode and you can be well on your way to being an aligned coach!
If you’re ready to just move forward with your business and get the shortcuts to all this go to Punchdrunksoul.com/pathtofreedom. You can book a call with my team and I to discuss if working together is the right fit for you. Please note that not everyone will be admitted into the program, it’s an invitation only program and the women are hand-picked by our enrollment team to join.
Ok enjoy this episode, take some notes and let me know what you think of it on Instagram. Would love for you to share your favorite tip or takeaway from this episode on your stories and tag me in it! @Punchdrunksoul - I would love to give you a shoutout.
Aha Moments How to find your soul aligned niche
The difference between what you KNOW your clients need and what they say they WANT
The right and wrong words to use when trying to attract your ideal clients
How to narrow down being able to work with ANYONE to a specific person with a specific problem
How to bring your niche and messaging from “up in the clouds” and vague to “grounding” it down to earth so people can visualize what you do and who you help easily
How to identify what your dream client really wants so you capture their attention fast
The hardest part about nailing your niche and how to get it right once and for all!
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#81 REN ALESSANDRA: NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR WORK AS MUCH AS YOU DO - LET THAT BE FREEING. HOW TO FOCUS ON ONE THING AS A CREATIVE TYPE. START SOMEWHERE, EVEN IF IT’S A VOID.
Today we’re bringing on Ren Alessandra who is ALSO Australian, as our last guest, Charmaine was! Ren is a writer, poet and now writing coach who helps her clients overcome perfectionism and writers block so they can complete their manuscripts. Ren is also a graduate of our program, Path to Freedom Coach Accelerator who after just 8 weeks in our program, left with over $3,000 in sales with 3 clients. If you'd like to land your first high ticket client in just 8 weeks like Ren WHILE building your soul-aligned coaching business, DM me on Instagram now (@punchdrunksoul) and just write "COACH!" so I can follow up with you personally and tell you more!
I love hearing how my message reached Ren at JUST the right time in her life - when she was really questioning what her next step was, and where she wanted to go with her passions and career. She tells me that my message on Instagram completely changed her life and now 4 months later she’s working with 6 clients, just won a national poetry award, is going on a poetry TOUR, and has new projects in the works across the globe. We’re so excited to see how she’s taken her coaching idea and turned it into an empire so quickly!
Listen in to this interview to hear how Ren was able to start her coaching business out of her passions and life experience, how she overcame her own perfectionism, and her best tips for getting out of your own way to start your own business.
Ok let’s get into this interview! Be sure to let us know if you’re listening by posting a screenshot of this episode and tagging us on instagram, Ren is @renalessandrapoetry and I’m at @punchdrunksoul and let us know what you think of this interview!
Aha Moments Why the fact that no one cares about your work as much as you is actually freeing
How Ren sold 30 tickets to her first event
Learning how to focus yourself on one thing as a creative type
How to watch for signs in your life and how to trust them
Why working on your mindset is the key to a successful business when 76% of your thoughts are negative
How to find your own journey and use it to guide others
Links Follow Ren on Instagram @renalessandrapoetry
Check our Ren on Facebook Word Craft Creative Mentoring
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#80 CHARMAINE MCDONALD: I SOLD EVERYTHING TO GO FIND MYSELF. WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LOVING MYSELF, DEVELOPING MY INTUITION, USING MY EXPERIENCE TO COACH AND MAKING MY FIRST $1,000 AS A NEW COACH.
Ahhh, I’m in love with this interview! You will LOVE our guest today, Charmaine McDonald - she just oozes beauty and love and compassion. Tune into this interview to hear how Charmaine was able to start her coaching business at the end of last year and enroll her first client for $1100! We take a trip down memory lane as Charmaine tells us about her nursing career that didn’t turn out to be the right path for her, and how she left her job, her boyfriend, her home and just went traveling!
I love Charmaine’s thirst for finding herself and in this interview she shares some really helpful tips for overcoming fears, finding your purpose and values and also how to use your intuition to make better decisions.
Charmaine is a graduate of our program, Path to Freedom Coach Accelerator and current student in our Scale with Soul mastermind. If you'd like to land your first $1100 client in just 6 weeks like Charmaine WHILE building your soul-aligned coaching business, DM me on Instagram now (@punchdrunksoul) and just write "COACH!" so I can follow up with you personally and tell you more!
Ok let’s get into this interview! Be sure to let us know if you’re listening by posting a screenshot of this episode and tagging us on instagram, Charmaine is @Breathing_with_purpose and I’m at @punchdrunksoul and let us know what you think of this interview!
Aha Moments How to align your life with your values
What it took to leave a life behind to start a new one
Using your intuition to know when something is wrong or right for you
How to become more intuitive
How knowing your priorities will help you make better decisions
Using your values and priorities to make better investments
How your business is literally like birthing a child
Links Follow Charmaine on Instagram @breathing_with_purpose
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#79 LARIAH SMITH: WHAT THE FIRST YEAR IN YOUR COACHING BUSINESS REALLY LOOKS LIKE. I GOT 20 NO’S BEFORE I HEARD A YES. WHY DOING YOUR OWN SHADOW WORK BEFORE WORKING WITH CLIENTS IS NECESSARY.
I am so excited to share this interview with you guys because I think you’ll see a very realistic view of what a typical coaching business journey looks like in the beginning. I think all too often we see those 0 to 6-figures in 1 year stories and think THAT is the norm, when in reality that’s like 1% or less of coaches.
Lariah Smith is a Mindset Coach who helps newbie online entrepreneurs master their emotions and sales process so they can create abundance in their business without the emotional overwhelm.
What I love about Lariah is her “tell it like it is”' style, her unique perspectives on mindset + manifestation & soulful approach to overcoming adversity and trauma in her own life. You’re going to love her energy and open and honest perspective on what it takes to really start your business when you come from a life of hardship.
Lariah shares that at one point she started donating plasma to afford to continue to invest in herself and her business - now THAT is resourcefulness y’all! When you’re willing to do whatever it takes, that’s when your business is going to succeed and I think Lariah is such a great example of this.
She came from a past full of childhood trauma and turned it into her own coaching business, AFTER doing the inner work on herself to break free from old conditioning. It all started with Path to Freedom - the program where she learned to develop a strong mindset and overcome adversity. From there she set out on a deep, yearlong journey to heal and become the powerful coach she is today.
I so enjoy this interview because it’s a true reflection on the grit and determination needed to be successful as an entrepreneur and coach.
Be sure to follow Lariah over on Instagram and let her know what you thought of her interview! She’s @lariahlenay and I’m @punchdrunksoul
Lariah is a graduate of our program, Path to Freedom Coach Accelerator. If you'd like to land your first paid client WHILE building your soul-aligned coaching business, DM me on Instagram now (@punchdrunksoul) and just write "COACH!" so I can follow up with you personally and tell you more!
Aha Moments How your niche will change in your first year and how not to resist it!
How to stop caring about other people’s opinions
Why biz besties are KEY to your success
What it takes to enroll clients in an authentic way that doesn’t feel sleazy
How to use your own story to handle objections from potential clients
Why inner work doesn’t have to be so hard - how to keep it light!
The true meaning of being resourceful and how it sets you up for success in your business
Follow Lariah on Instagram @lariahlenay
If you're interested in learning more about Path To Freedom Coach Accelerator, click here.