49 episodes

Wonder what it takes to go from being a coach who dabbles to a coach who thrives? If you want to pay the bills (and more!) with your coaching, you need to build a REAL business. Coach Pony has helped thousands of life coaches, dating coaches, money coaches, and business coaches build businesses that make them good money and live a successful life—on their own terms. The Coach Pony podcast can help you do the same. Each season, we tackle a different aspect of building a real coaching business. You’ll learn about marketing, sales, client experience, time management, pricing, packaging, and more! Our approach is always honest, transparent, fun, and full of chocolate.

Coach Pony Christie Mims

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

Wonder what it takes to go from being a coach who dabbles to a coach who thrives? If you want to pay the bills (and more!) with your coaching, you need to build a REAL business. Coach Pony has helped thousands of life coaches, dating coaches, money coaches, and business coaches build businesses that make them good money and live a successful life—on their own terms. The Coach Pony podcast can help you do the same. Each season, we tackle a different aspect of building a real coaching business. You’ll learn about marketing, sales, client experience, time management, pricing, packaging, and more! Our approach is always honest, transparent, fun, and full of chocolate.

    Dear Coach Pony: How Do I Get Back to My Coaching Biz After a Break?

    Dear Coach Pony: How Do I Get Back to My Coaching Biz After a Break?

    Sometimes to move forward as a coach, you just need your questions answered.This season on the Coach Pony Podcast, dating coach Bobbi Palmer, of Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) and I are here to help by answering your burning questions about your coaching business, so you can get more clients and get paid to coach!Today, we’re talking about how to stay motivated in your business and how to get back on track when you feel like you’ve fallen behind.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* How to lean on the support of routine and structure when your motivation is flagging* Why the only reason to look backwards is to see where you got off track–no beating yourself up!* How engaging with a community helps keep you accountable until you get your groove back* Why you need to set up boundaries, expectations, and time for rest before you burn out and lose motivationTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)@christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)* Build A Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)Resources: * Coach Pony S04E11: How I Built a Premium Membership Site on a Shoestring Budget with Natalie Sisson (https://coachpony.com/how-i-built-a-premium-membership-site-on-a-shoestring-budget-with-natalie-sisson/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed! Email us at hello@coachpony.com with your recommendation or if you want to send us something to try!

    • 21 min
    Dear Coach Pony: All of Your Refund Questions Answered!

    Dear Coach Pony: All of Your Refund Questions Answered!

    At some point in your coaching business, someone is going to ask you for a refund.This season on the Coach Pony Podcast, dating coach Bobbi Palmer, of Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) and I are here to help by answering your burning questions about your coaching business, so you can get more clients and get paid to coach! Also, we have a Bridgerton audio theme this season, so enjoy!Refunds can be a tricky and uncomfortable situation. But today, Bobbi and I are giving you our best advice for how to handle these requests with integrity, so you can best serve your clients and your business.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why there is no right answer for refund requests* Why having a solid intake process and clear contracts can help you avoid refund requests to begin with* How Bobbi handled two very different refund requests* Two pieces of homework to make handling refunds easierTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)@christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)* Build A Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed! Email us at hello@coachpony.com with your recommendation or if you want to send us something to try!

    • 22 min
    Dear Coach Pony: How Do I Get Clients to Give Me Good Testimonials (Without Being Pushy?)

    Dear Coach Pony: How Do I Get Clients to Give Me Good Testimonials (Without Being Pushy?)

    When you’re trying to demonstrate your credibility, what’s better than having the glowing testimonials of happy clients talking about how awesome you are?Even better if they’re spontaneously given to you with permission to share on your website and in your marketing materials, right? But that’s not usually how it works.So how do you get comfortable asking clients for testimonials? And more than that, how do you get GREAT ones that will land you more clients?This season on the Coach Pony Podcast, dating coach Bobbi Palmer, of Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) and I are here to help by answering your burning questions about your coaching business, so you can get more clients and get paid to coach! Also, we have a Bridgerton audio theme this season, so enjoy!Today, we’re digging into testimonials. Why humans love them, how to ask for them without feeling like a sleaze, and why it really, really isn’t too much to ask of your clients. We promise.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why you should not only ask for testimonials, but you should follow up on the request* How asking the right questions helps you get the most useful testimonials* Tips for getting testimonials when you’re just starting out and are brand new* Why it’s important to be explicit about what client information you will and won’t include when you use a testimonial* An unusual way to get amazing testimonials (that also help your current clients)* Three pieces of homework to generate testimonialsTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)@christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)* Build A Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed! Email us at hello@coachpony.com with your recommendation or if you want to send us something to try!

    • 28 min
    Dear Coach Pony: Should I Run Ads to Get Coaching Clients?

    Dear Coach Pony: Should I Run Ads to Get Coaching Clients?

    Should you run ads when you’re a new coach?Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Google, or any other platform, there are a lot of opinions, thoughts, strategies, and advice floating around out there about whether or not you need to run paid ads for your business to succeed.To dig into that question, I’m joined by a very special member of Team Pony, our Director of Growth Marketing (and my husband), Suhaib Abdali.Over the course of his career, Suhaib has run millions and millions of dollars worth of ads on different platforms. Here at Coach Pony, he specializes in Google ads, and we’ve run close to a million dollars worth of ads ourselves. So, we’re not exactly spring chickens when it comes to the advertising game. We’ll each give our takes on what you need to know before you start spending money, and whether you need to advertise at all to grow your coaching business.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why your offer and your sales process need to be rock solid before you even think about paying for ads* What you need to have set up on your website before you run ads* Why a broader audience isn’t always better (no matter what the platforms try to tell you)* Why copy and creative will almost always take more time and effort than you think* Why ads are never set it and forget itTo learn more about Christie Mims:* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)@christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)* Build A Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Jumpstart Your Business Bootcamp (https://coachpony.com/bootcamp)Resources: * FREE Marketing Masterclass (https://coachpony.com/marketing-masterclass)* Rita Barry & Co. (https://ritabarry.co/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed! Email us at hello@coachpony.com with your recommendation or if you want to send us something to try! 

    • 30 min
    Dear Coach Pony: Is Group Coaching Better Than Private Coaching?

    Dear Coach Pony: Is Group Coaching Better Than Private Coaching?

    Does it seem like all of the successful coaches you follow or look up to have big group coaching programs?You might feel like you should start a group coaching program too, but...you just don’t know. Is group coaching better than private coaching? Is doing group coaching the only way to make the kind of money you want to make?This season on the Coach Pony Podcast, dating coach Bobbi Palmer, of Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) and I are here to help by answering your burning questions about your coaching business, so you can get more clients and get paid to coach! Get inside scoop from coaches who have built 6 and 7 figure programs in a variety of niches. We have a LOT to say.  Random aside: we have a Bridgerton audio theme this season, so enjoy!Today we’re diving into the never ending debate about group versus private coaching. We’ll do some money math and dig into the why and the how of making the choice between sticking to one on one or making the move to group coaching.And, we’ll talk about some unexpected things you may not have thought about before about both group and private - and share a few inside stories of some of our programs. Good and bad! Listen to the full episode to hear about:* The real math behind income and net profit in private versus group coaching* Breaking down the infrastructure required of each business model* Behind the scenes of what it takes to launch a group program* Why you need to consider how you want to connect with clients and the kind of lifestyle you want to leadTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiemims/)* Build A Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)Resources: * Jumpstart Your Business Bootcamp: www.coachpony.com/bootcamp (http://www.coachpony.com/bootcamp)* Free Marketing Quick Start (http://www.coachpony.com/marketing)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed! Email us at hello@coachpony.com with your recommendation or if you want to send us something to try!

    • 28 min
    Dear Coach Pony: How Do I Change My Niche?

    Dear Coach Pony: How Do I Change My Niche?

    As a coach, the niche you choose to serve influences so much of your business and it’s a key piece of all of the marketing you’ll do.So what happens after you’ve been telling the world what you do, and then you realize, well, maybe you don’t actually want to do that anymore?This season on the Coach Pony Podcast, dating coach Bobbi Palmer, of Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) and I are here to help by answering your burning questions about your coaching business, so you can get more clients and get paid to coach! Get inside scoop from coaches who have built 6 and 7 figure programs in a variety of niches. We have a LOT to say.  Random aside: we also have a Bridgerton audio theme this season, so enjoy!On today’s episode, Bobbi and I are talking about niching!We’ll give you our best advice on how to choose one, and what to do when your business evolves and that niche doesn’t quite fit you anymore–because it will! It’s totally normal, we promise! Plus we’ll share our stories of evolving our niches, how we handled changes in our own businesses, and what we learned about changing course.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why you shouldn’t be embarrassed of changing your niche * How to communicate your evolution so your existing audience is excited to go along for the ride with you* Why Bobbi has stuck with her niche, but evolved her programs* How Christie’s businesses have evolved as she reprioritized but kept their common purpose* Two pieces of homework for if you’re feeling unsure about your niche and evolution as a coachTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiemims/)* Build A Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)Resources: * Jumpstart Your Business Bootcamp: www.coachpony.com/bootcamp (http://www.coachpony.com/bootcamp)* Free Marketing Quick Start (http://www.coachpony.com/marketing)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed! Email us at hello@coachpony.com with your recommendation or if you want to send us something to try!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Mac Prichard ,

Well Planned and Produced

You can tell that host Christie Mims and her team put great thought and care into this well produced show that helps coaches build successful businesses. Every episode of Coach Pony is focused and well planned and each limited season focuses on a different topic. I’m especially enjoy the fourth season’s interviews with well known solopreneurs.

vdlanders ,

Christy is the REAL thing…and she loves chocolate!

I have to admit - I am one of her BARB clients. Christy is so generous she is with her information - and it is all so actionable and reasonable. really love Season 3 episode “How shiny objects slow down your coaching business”….because - well, I have my own version of shiny objects that I refer to as bunny trails and rabbit holes. (But really - all of Season three is amazing - and I have not gotten to season 4 yet!) The CoachPony Podcast only scratches the surface of all the amazing coach helpful training that is in her brain but it’s enough to get any coach started in building a real business for themselves.

careercoachkay ,

Fellow coaches, you need this podcast

This show is filled with inspiration, motivation, humor and actionable content. Everything a coach needs to start or grow their coaching practice.

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