29 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 • 47 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.

    20+ Years of Coaching: Here's Our Best Advice!

    20+ Years of Coaching: Here's Our Best Advice!

    No matter what level you’re at or what niche you’re in, you’ll make mistakes. It just means you’re human.And you can still run an amazing coaching business even when you make mistakes.All season on the Coach Pony podcast, Bobbi Palmer from Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) and I have taken trips down memory lane to share our biggest flops and what we learned about messing up with clients, contracts, events, social media and more.To wrap up season three, we’re giving you the TL;DR version and sharing some of our best advice from this season, plus a few key bits you haven’t heard from us before.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Our best advice from season three on business, programs and marketing* Why getting over yourself and getting yourself out there are key to coaching success* How to sell what clients want but give them what they need (so they can get what they want)* How to track your results to learn from your mistakes* How to find a community of coaches and why you need to regularly invest in training and educationTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)* Facebook: @DateLikeAGrownup (https://www.facebook.com/DateLikeaGrownup)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Build a Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram @christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)Resources:* Coach Pony Podcast: How Shiny Objects Slow Down Your Coaching Business (https://coachpony.com/how-shiny-objects-slow-down-your-coaching-business/)* Coach Pony Podcast: How to Make Money Writing a Book + An Inside Story (https://coachpony.com/how-to-make-money-writing-a-book-an-inside-story/)* Coach Pony Podcast: The Biggest Sales Mistake New Coaches Make (https://coachpony.com/the-biggest-sales-mistake-new-coaches-make/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed!You can send it to us at: Christie Mims, 3630 High Street, #19286, Oakland, CA 94619

    • 30 min
    The #1 Social Media Mistake New Coaches Make

    The #1 Social Media Mistake New Coaches Make

    There are a frightening number of ways to make mistakes on social media.Today on the Coach Pony podcast, Bobbi Palmer from Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/) joins me again to dish on where we’ve screwed up on social, so you don’t have to!We’ll take you back to a time before Instagram even existed let alone TikTok, (no, dinosaurs did not roam the earth) and talk about the pitfalls of trying to be everywhere at once and why it’s hard not to take it personally when you get crickets on social media.From confounding algorithms to burnout, we’re pulling back the curtain on social media mistakes and how they’ve impacted us and our businesses.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why you need to match your platform choice to your communication style* How social media can foster self-doubt that creeps into your business* Why you have to keep ROI and a clear objective in mind when you’re investing time, energy or money on social* Four key tips for social media successTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)* Facebook: @DateLikeAGrownup (https://www.facebook.com/DateLikeaGrownup)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Build a Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram @christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed!You can send it to us at: Christie Mims, 3630 High Street, #19286, Oakland, CA 94619

    • 25 min
    The Biggest Sales Mistake New Coaches Make

    The Biggest Sales Mistake New Coaches Make

    If you want to have a business, you have to make sales.Otherwise, you’re just coaching people for free. If that’s your jam, cool! But if you’re here...then you probably want to make a living with your coaching.This is why Bobbi Palmer from Date Like a Grownup is here with me to talk about sales mistakes. This is a big one and there are a lot of ways your sales process can go sideways.Bobbi shares her biggest struggle point with sales and what she’s learned over the years to smooth out the process for herself.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why all of those business books are right about following up (more than once!)* How to follow up without being sleazy* Mindset shifts and tips to help you get out of your own way* 4 tips to take the stress out of sales* The easiest 3-sentence follow-up email script in the world. Take it and use it today!To learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)* Facebook: @DateLikeAGrownup (https://www.facebook.com/DateLikeaGrownup)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Build a Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram @christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed!You can send it to us at: Christie Mims, 3630 High Street, #19286, Oakland, CA 94619

    • 27 min
    How Shiny Objects Slow Down Your Coaching Business

    How Shiny Objects Slow Down Your Coaching Business

    Ooh, shiny!Everyone gets distracted by something sparkly now and again. But shiny object syndrome can slow down your business...big time.Of course you want to chase that shiny new idea, but dividing your attention across too many projects and programs at once can lead to disaster. Whether it’s burning out after working umpteen hours a week trying to juggle it all, or your programs not taking off like they could because they’re not getting your focus, shiny objects can take their toll on you and your business.Bobbi Palmer from Date Like a Grownup is back with me again to talk about the mistakes we’ve made with shiny objects, and why having someone in your life who tells you to put down the sparkly can be key to keeping yourself on track (when you actually listen to them).But it’s not all bad! As always in Season Three, we’re also talking about what we learned along the way, even if we’re still a little mad at our past selves.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* How shiny objects slow down your growth–as a coach and in your business* Why closely tracking your numbers will help you make better decisions with your sparklies* How to avoid compare-and-despair and still learn from other coaches in your niche* Three key things to remember when you’re dealing with shiny objectsTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)* Facebook: @DateLikeAGrownup (https://www.facebook.com/DateLikeaGrownup)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Build a Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram @christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)Resources:* Coach Pony Podcast: How to Make Money Group Coaching (https://coachpony.com/how-to-make-money-group-coaching/)* Coach Pony Podcast: How to Make Money Writing a Book + An Inside Story (https://coachpony.com/how-to-make-money-writing-a-book-an-inside-story/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed!You can send it to us at: Christie Mims, 3630 High Street, #19286, Oakland, CA 94619

    • 24 min
    Cringe-Worthy Mistakes That Kill Your Live Event

    Cringe-Worthy Mistakes That Kill Your Live Event

    Live events have their rewards: When an event goes well, you get the satisfaction of being hands-on and seeing people make progress in real time. Not to mention that attendees learn and make connections with your work (yay!) and each other! Everyone wins!But when a live event goes badly, those mistakes can be hugely detrimental to your business and your reputation.If people leave your event feeling that you’ve failed to deliver on the promise they paid for, your business will suffer. Or if they find the logistics more challenging than the results, they get grumpy.It doesn’t matter if you held a lower-cost event for several hundred people or a luxury retreat for a handful, those people will never buy from you again. And...the worst news? They’ll probably tell their friends.Season three of the Coach Pony podcast is all about mistakes, and today, we’re talking about mistakes with live coaching events, but with a twist! Bobbie Palmer from Date Like a Grownup and I are going to tell you about the mistakes we’ve seen other coaches make at events we’ve attended together.We really aren’t kidding when we say every coach, at every level, in every niche, makes mistakes, even on things you might think are pretty basic, like not keeping people waiting in a boiling hot hallway until the ballroom doors open. Not that we’ve experienced that.... ;)Listen to the full episode to hear about:* How not meeting your attendees’ basic needs–like starting on time and letting them know where the bathrooms are–immediately costs you respect and credibility* Why you have to set a real agenda–including session times and meal breaks–share it with the group and stick to it as best as possible* How attending to basic principles of hospitality can earn you more leeway with other mistakes* Four tips for successful live group coaching events, in person or onlineTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)* Facebook: @DateLikeAGrownup (https://www.facebook.com/DateLikeaGrownup)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Build a Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram @christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed!You can send it to us at: Christie Mims, 3630 High Street, #19286, Oakland, CA 94619

    • 26 min
    Website Mistakes That Hurt Your Business and Slow Your Growth

    Website Mistakes That Hurt Your Business and Slow Your Growth

    Making mistakes with your website can cost you.It can cost you time, it can cost you peace of mind (oh the stress of redoing things!) and of course, it can cost you money.Whether you’re paying an agency to design and build your site or you’re DIY-ing it, having a site that doesn’t do what you need it to can hinder your business’s ability to grow.Building a website from scratch can be intimidating, especially when you’re just starting out. There are more options than ever for creating a website, and it’s hard to be sure what features you will or won’t need down the road.If you’re doing it yourself, you could get overwhelmed and end up with a simple site without the features that will grow with your business. And if you’re paying someone to build it, you could rack up hundreds or thousands in hourly rates as you figure out what you need from your site.This season on the Coach Pony podcast, Bobbie Palmer from Date Like a Grownup joins me to talk about the mistakes we’ve made. Our businesses are very different, but we’ve made a lot of the same kinds of mistakes and today, we’re talking about our websites.We’ll walk you through our mistakes with our websites–from switching to a platform no one’s ever heard of, to reluctantly learning to build WordPress landing pages as a workaround–so you have the tools to make better choices when it comes to your website.Listen to the full episode to hear about:* Why you need to think about your long-terms goals, not just your immediate needs when it comes to your website’s capabilities* Why your website is going to have mistakes and evolve–and that’s okay!* What you should know about working with a web developerTo learn more about Bobbi Palmer:* Date Like a Grownup (http://www.datelikeagrownup.com/)* Facebook: @DateLikeAGrownup (https://www.facebook.com/DateLikeaGrownup)To learn more about Christie Mims:* Build a Real Business (https://coachpony.com/barb-invite/)* Coach Pony (https://coachpony.com/)* Instagram @christiecoachpony (https://www.instagram.com/christiecoachpony/)If you have some chocolate worth reviewing on the show, we are easily bribed!You can send it to us at: Christie Mims, 3630 High Street, #19286, Oakland, CA 94619

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

BeStrongerThanYourExcuse ,

Great delivery and valuable content!

Christie does such a great job of delivering information, tips, and stories that every new coach needs to hear! She is super easy to listen to and very down to earth. Great job Christie! Keep the episodes coming!

bebbp ,

Every new coach needs Christie’s advice & teaching

There are so many coach’s coaches out there, but Christie is absolutely the best. Her podcasts are jam-packed with such tangible, brilliant advice. Don’t try to start your coaching business without her.

BIGSKYcoach_lisa_gillette ,

Lose the FEAR! Write your book!!!

Loving Christie Mims’ warm, practical, step by step approach to writing, marketing and launching your first book(traditional or self publishing).
Last month I was offered a book deal by Skyhorse publishing. I’ve always wanted to write a book on “Mental Toughness for Women in the Workspace”. Signed the contract, sat down at the keyboard and then my inner critic roared in…SOS!!! Thankfully Coach Pony to the rescue! This podcast is a “must listen” for every coach writing their first book. YES! YOU CAN DO IT, and Christie is here to show you how!

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