17 episodes

Welcome to Coaching Business Spotlight, the podcast that combines the excitement of a fun and inspiring conversation with the practicality of proven business strategies. If you're a coach looking to not only elevate your business but also nurture your own personal growth, you're in the right place.Hosted by Kat Knecht, a successful coach and author of the best-selling book "Evolve Your Coaching Business," this podcast is your go-to source for insightful discussions, enlightening stories, and actionable tips that will help you flourish in the coaching industry.

Coaching Business Spotlight - A Big Conversation of Soul and Strategy Kat Knecht

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to Coaching Business Spotlight, the podcast that combines the excitement of a fun and inspiring conversation with the practicality of proven business strategies. If you're a coach looking to not only elevate your business but also nurture your own personal growth, you're in the right place.Hosted by Kat Knecht, a successful coach and author of the best-selling book "Evolve Your Coaching Business," this podcast is your go-to source for insightful discussions, enlightening stories, and actionable tips that will help you flourish in the coaching industry.

    Kat Knecht - Navigating the Transition to Full-Time Coaching | Ep #16

    Kat Knecht - Navigating the Transition to Full-Time Coaching | Ep #16

    In this insightful episode, Kat Knecht explores a pivotal question for many aspiring and established coaches alike: "When do you quit your day job?" This question is not just about making a career transition into coaching, but about understanding the delicate balance between strategic planning and following one's soulful aspirations. Through personal anecdotes and a wealth of experience in coaching and business development, Kat examines the myriad aspects involved in making such a life-altering decision. The conversation is rich with considerations about training, certification, and the entrepreneurial spirit needed to succeed in the coaching profession.

    Kat shares her own journey from feeling trapped in a "soul-sucking" job to embracing a fulfilling career in coaching. She emphasizes the importance of thoughtful planning, embracing personal growth, and making strategic decisions that align with one's soul and professional goals. The episode is a blend of practical advice and inspirational stories, aimed at guiding coaches at various stages of their career paths towards mindful and successful transitions.

    In this episode, Kat talks about:
    The critical moment for coaches to consider quitting their day job and fully embracing coaching as a career.The balance between being bold and being reckless in making career transitions.The importance of training and certification in the coaching profession, and whether it should precede or follow the initiation of a coaching business.Personal anecdote of transitioning from a demanding job at the postal service to a fulfilling career in coaching.Strategic moves made to facilitate the transition, including selling a house and cutting expenses to fund the dream of a coaching business.The necessity of personal sacrifices and family support in pursuing one's coaching aspirations.The benefits of part-time gigs or jobs related to coaching to gain experience and financial stability during the transition.The perspective shift needed to view coaching not just as a practice but as a profession that requires a business mindset.Insights into the gradual process of building a successful coaching business, including setting realistic timelines and expectations.Encouragement for coaches to join supportive communities, like the "Soul Driven Success Coaching Community," to connect with like-minded individuals and resources.Resources mentioned in this episode:

    The (free) Soul Driven Success Community for Coaches

    Kat's website: https://souldrivensuccess.com/
    Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-knecht/
    Kat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoulDrivenSuccess
    Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching Business

    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/

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    © 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success

    • 27 min
    Kat Knecht - Soulful Strategies in Marketing for Coaches | Ep #15

    Kat Knecht - Soulful Strategies in Marketing for Coaches | Ep #15

    In this episode of the Coaching Business Spotlight Show, host Kat Knecht dives deep into the art of marketing within the coaching business, but with a twist. She emphasizes that marketing doesn't have to be transactional or manipulative; instead, it can be a soulful and inspiring process that connects you with your passions, utilizes your strengths, and ultimately helps you convey your message effectively to your audience. Through personal anecdotes and thought-provoking questions, Kat explores what makes marketing both easy and impactful, and how aligning it with your core values and passions can lead to genuine connections and success in your coaching business.

    Kat shares her journey and the pivotal moments that shaped her approach to business and marketing. From her early experiences of overcoming challenges with dysgraphia to harnessing her innate talents for storytelling and connecting with others, she illustrates how personal struggles and strengths can inform and enhance one's marketing strategy. This episode is rich with actionable insights and encourages coaches to explore their own stories and passions to create marketing that resonates deeply with their target audience.

    In this episode, Kat talks about:
    Marketing in coaching should be inspiring, connecting you with your passions and strengths.The importance of storytelling in marketing to create relatable and engaging content.The significance of understanding who you are and what you're passionate about in shaping your marketing strategies.Identifying and serving your niche effectively to make your marketing more impactful.Leveraging personal experiences and strengths to craft unique and authentic marketing messages.The role of curiosity and creativity in overcoming challenges and finding unique solutions in business and marketing.The concept of "front porch marketing" and the power of personal connections and community engagement.The importance of being tactical in your approach, yet staying true to your core values and what excites you.Utilizing a mix of strategies and mediums, like storytelling, writing, speaking, and engaging directly with potential clients, to broaden your marketing reach.Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Kat's upcoming workshop "Evolve Your Coaching Business & Activate Your Marketing" aimed at helping coaches with their marketing mindset, message, and market engagement strategies. Free to Soul Driven Success Community Members: https://souldrivensuccess.com/membership/
    Kat's Website: https://souldrivensuccess.com/Soul Driven Success Community: https://souldrivensuccess.com/membership/Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-knechtKat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoulDrivenSuccess Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching Business

    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/

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    © 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success

    • 33 min
    Rodric Lenhart - "Right Map, Wrong Mountain" | Ep #14

    Rodric Lenhart - "Right Map, Wrong Mountain" | Ep #14

    In this insightful episode, Kat Knecht sits down with Rodric Lenhart, a serial entrepreneur turned coach, to explore his transformative journey from entrepreneurship to coaching. Rodric shares his compelling story, starting from his humble beginnings selling golf balls and candy to fund his childhood desires, to establishing multiple successful businesses. His narrative takes a deeper dive when he discusses the realization of being on the "wrong mountain," despite achieving conventional success, leading him to a path of self-discovery and alignment with his true passions.

    The conversation delves into the intricacies of building a coaching business from a place of authenticity and service. Rodric's approach to coaching is deeply rooted in his entrepreneurial experiences and personal growth journey. He emphasizes the importance of identifying one's 'why' and how it can drive success and fulfillment. The episode is a treasure trove of insights for coaches and entrepreneurs alike, looking to navigate their paths with purpose and passion.

    In this episode, Kat and Rodric talk about:
    Transitioning from owning multiple businesses to recognizing the lack of fulfillment despite financial success.The concept of "right map, wrong mountain," highlighting the importance of pursuing a path aligned with one's values and passions.The decision to start a coaching business rooted in a desire to share accumulated wisdom and make a meaningful impact.The significance of defining personal success beyond monetary gains, emphasizing freedom, personal values, and lifestyle choices.Challenges faced in transitioning from brick-and-mortar businesses to a global coaching platform, particularly in mastering digital marketing.The role of a strong 'why' in overcoming obstacles and staying motivated, illustrated through Rodric's commitment to his foundation and goal to impact a million entrepreneurs.Insights into the importance of tactical execution in coaching, such as focusing on immediate actionable steps and avoiding distractions.Rodric's advice on maintaining clarity and direction by regularly assessing whether current actions align with broader goals.Rodric Lenhart is a coach, author, speaker, world traveler, coffee connoisseur, classic car aficionado, space nerd, entrepreneur, and Foo Fighter fan -- not necessarily in that order. By sharing his humble life experience, he aims to positively influence others to do the same -- to whatever level they desire.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Identify your phase in the entrepreneurial journey according to Rodric's five phases of entrepreneurship at https://milliondollarflipflops.com/quiz
    Rodric's website: https://milliondollarflipflops.com/Guest's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodriclenhart/Rodric's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MillionDollarFlipFlopsGuest's Twitter: https://twitter.com/milliondollarffGuest's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milliondollarflipflops/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching Business

    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/

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    © 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success

    • 26 min
    Gail Barker - Blending Conviction and Compassion in Coaching | Ep #13

    Gail Barker - Blending Conviction and Compassion in Coaching | Ep #13

    In this episode of "Coaching Business Spotlight, we delve into the nuanced considerations coaches must navigate when expressing personal beliefs in professional settings. The conversation between Kat and guest Gail Barker, CPCC, PCC, centers on balancing authenticity with professionalism, especially on social media and in client interactions. They explore the implications of sharing personal views on politics, religion, and other sensitive topics, emphasizing the importance of respectful and inclusive communication.

    In this episode, Kat and Gail talk about:
    The importance of maintaining professional boundaries while being authentic.Strategies for coaches to share personal beliefs without alienating clients.The role of self-awareness and self-management in coaching.The impact of social media on professional relationships and how to navigate it.The value of vulnerability, honesty, and inclusivity in building strong coaching relationships.The concept of "paths of ease" and how it applies to facing challenges.The significance of acknowledging the complexity and nuances in controversial topics.The balance between expressing personal views and considering the potential impact on the audience.The role of coaching skills in everyday life and communication.Insights from Gail's book "What Matters Now" on living with ease by focusing on what truly matters.For over 20 years, Gail Barker, BA, CPCC, PCC, has been coaching clients to discover and create their own meaningful experiences of success. At the heart of this work, Gail’s focus is supporting leaders and aspiring leaders to build strong, respectful, inclusive teams in which honesty, vulnerability and bravery are valued and honored. She is committed to finding paths of ease even amid extreme challenge. Gail regularly leads experiential workshops on topics related to reducing workplace stress, developing clear communication channels, and understanding issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    Gail is the founder and president of Stellar Coaching & Consulting (founded in 2003), and a Front of Room Leader for the Co-Active Training Institute, training coaches, consultants and others in the Co-Active coaching model. She is also a part-time Senior Program Lead on the Faculty Development Team at CTI.

    Gail is the author of "What Matters Now: Lessons on Living with Ease," and former host of the radio show "Your Life, Your Way," which aired on 106.9, The X for 10 years.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Gail's Book: What Matters Now: Lessons on Living with Ease Gail's website: https://www.stellarcc.com/Guest's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarker/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching Business

    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/

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    © 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success

    • 29 min
    Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky - Heart-Centered Holistic Coaching | Ep #12

    Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky - Heart-Centered Holistic Coaching | Ep #12

    In this episode, we explore the synergy of soul-driven strategies and business savvy in coaching. Kat and her guest, Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky, share their insights into integrating various modalities like acupuncture, relationship coaching, and business training into a coaching practice, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to personal and professional growth. With her extensive background in healthcare, leadership, and emergency management, Tammy discusses her transition into coaching, focusing on empowering women leaders through confidence-building, balance, and the innovative use of breathwork and heart-centered coaching techniques.

    In this episode, Kat and Tammy talk about:
    The value of combining personal growth strategies with business support for entrepreneurs.The unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in balancing professional and personal relationships.The significance of integrating spiritual learning with practical business training to find the ideal coaching niche.The transformative power of incorporating breathwork and heart-centered coaching into leadership development.Addressing the challenges women in executive roles face, such as finding mentorship and combating workplace misogyny.The importance of embracing one's strengths and authenticity rather than conforming to traditional, masculine models of leadership.How breathwork can facilitate emotional healing and enhance executive presence by fostering calmness and emotional regulation.The impact of authentic leadership on creating trust and engagement within teams, leading to increased productivity and morale.Encouragement for coaches to explore and integrate new modalities, like breathwork, into their practice to enrich client experiences.Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky started her career in health care delivery which then grew into a 20+ year career in leadership positions in both public health and emergency management at the national level in Canada. She is now the founder and CEO of On the Level Leadership Consulting Inc. and she helps leaders, particularly women leaders, grow their confidence, establish balance, find their voice and get promoted.
     
    Tammy also has a passion for employee and leadership wellness and understands just how powerful great leadership is on employee morale, effectiveness, and productivity. More recently, Tammy has broadened her offerings to include the power of breathwork and heart-centered coaching modalities. The breathwork programming that Tammy offers is truly transformational and something, she believes, every leader needs to adopt into their life to bring their best selves forward and effect positive change on the organizations that they are leading.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Connect with Tammy: https://linktr.ee/onthelevelleadership
    Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching Business

    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/

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    © 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success

    • 30 min
    Cat Williford - The Art of Inspirational Entertainment | Ep #11

    Cat Williford - The Art of Inspirational Entertainment | Ep #11

    In this insightful episode of the "Coaching Business Spotlight," join Kat Knecht and coach and author Cat Williford as they explore the integration of creative expression within the coaching profession, specifically the theme of "Inspirational Entertainment." They discuss how coaches can use their unique stories and experiences to inspire and connect with clients, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and vulnerability in their practice.

    In this episode, Kat and Cat talk about:
    The role of creative expression in enhancing your coaching career.The significance of using personal stories for inspiration and client connection.Cat's coaching journey, highlighting her early career in theater.The concept of "Inspirational Entertainment" in coaching.The importance of vulnerability and being moved by clients' stories.Strategies for authentic business promotion and connecting with the audience.The pitfalls of following generic business models and the importance of individuality.The idea of infotainment: combining education with creativity and authenticity.The impact of personal experiences on coaching style and business.The importance of trusting oneself and being wary of following others' paths too closely.Embracing different expressions of coaching based on personality, whether extroverted or introverted.The role of writing and sharing personal stories in the context of coaching.The significance of understanding and listening to one's body for personal and client growth.The challenges of adopting certain business strategies that don't align with personal authenticity.For 30 years, Cat Williford has helped thousands of women to overcome debilitating self-criticism, fear, and imposter syndrome into experiencing outrageous levels of self-love, authentic confidence, and success on their terms.

    In her book, "The Ovarian Chronicles: Expectations - Heartache - Resilience," Cat details the story of how she lost sight of navigating her future as her body’s knowing became secondary to someone else’s desires and reality. A wake-up call potential cancer diagnosis put her at a crossroad of decisions. Her vulnerable honesty gives women permission to get real, forgive, heal, and recover their own resilience.

    Cat’s coaching, keynotes, retreats, and writing are infused with ceremony, magic, truth, tools, strategies, abundant laughter and always love.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Cat's website: https://www.catwilliford.com/
    Cat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cat-williford-61838016/
    Cat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cat.williford
    Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching Business

    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/

    Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!

    © 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success

    • 32 min

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