As a coach building a business, you’re learning so many skills at once – improving your coaching, marketing, sales, running a business, serving your clients – it can be pretty overwhelming.
The fears, doubts, and confusion that set in can stop you in your tracks if you let them. Molly Claire has been in your shoes and she has helped hundreds of other coaches to move forward and create successful, meaningful, and profitable businesses that make a difference in the world. In this podcast she will offer you insights on improving your coaching impact, learning the basics of running a business, how to move forward through doubt and fear as you step into belief, all while staying true to your values and the life you want to create. Ready to up-level your coaching impact and make a difference in the world? Let’s get started.
Offer Insecurity: Business Mastery for Pricing Confidence
The coaching world has expanded and showing people the value is easier than ever. Most potential clients already possess some knowledge of the value of coaching. I see this as a huge advantage. You can spend less time educating people on the value and more time standing out in your unique way. However, I still see many coaches struggling with hesitancy and insecurity around the topic of their offer.
Do you have thoughts of doubt that you can stand out? That you can take advantage of the foundation that has been laid? In this episode, I hope to reframe your mindset around opportunity and give you some confidence in your offer and pricing.
What You’ll Learn Give yourself permission to be proud of yourself Don’t compare the external experiences of others with your internal experience Your business is different, be you Offer insecurity hinders business growth Offer Insecurity #1: Price Drama around price is directly related to money beliefs Check in on your money beliefs; reframe your normal Confidence and competence; choose a price with confidence and sell it Adjust for your demographic and ideal avatar Offer Insecurity #2: Offer Details Giving too much? Too little? More tools? Less tools? … Recognize the insecurity noise There is no “best way” to offer; it’s all about what your clients need Use your own ideal life and schedule as a guide Offer Insecurity #3: Delivering on Your Promises You can’t guarantee results but you can guarantee you’ll provide all the tools your clients need to succeed, and deliver on that Focus on the most important, most valuable aspects your clients’ get from your coaching While you continue to grow as a coach, go all in on what you can offer and deliver Contact Info and Recommended Resources Connect with Molly Claire The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com -- Sign up for free monthly mastery trainings! Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook
Q and A with Aimee Gianni
We’re bringing you a cut-to-the-chase Q&A session! Aimée and I get a lot of recurring questions about our program The Coaching Collective.
The Coaching Collective is a 6 month, signature program offered by Aimée Gianni and myself, Molly Claire. In this program, we focus on 3 aspects: mastering your coaching skills, clarifying what you want in your life, and helping you craft and grow your business. (We call these: Coaching Skill Mastery, Personal Life Mastery and Business Mastery.) To help you succeed, we use a specific back and forth process of consumption and taking action. Listen to learn more!
What You’ll Learn Overview and explanation of the general framework and goals of The Coaching Collective
Q: How much time do I actually get with Aimée and/or Molly? Or will I work mostly with other mentors? Elevation calls Personal mastery calls with Aimée or Molly Invitations to listen in on additional calls Small group calls Master Your Coaching Calls with Aimée or Molly -- these are our favorite! Special guests All calls are meeting style -- see everyone and people are invited to speak and give their thoughts in certain calls Q: How big are the groups? Will I just get lost in a sea of other coaches in the Collective? Group calls (like Elevation Calls) size Small groups and calls size 1-on-1 mentor calls with coaches that have been through the Collective Q: I’m brand new to coaching. Am I far enough along to be in something like this? OR I’m pretty far along in my business. Will I gain anything from this? New? Avoid building someone else’s business and build confidence Already seasoned? Uplevel your coaching and reexamine your business before you scale to the next level Q: I don’t want to own my own business. I just want to be a contracted coach. Will this still help me? Master Your Coaching will be gold for you We adapt the program for your goals Q: What will I actually create by the end of the program? Everything is designed to move your business forward, you’ll be working on your business Gain greater belief in yourself The Coaching Collective Community Support one another No pressure to build a business that looks like someone else’s Q: How is this different from The Life Coach School? This is not for any kind of coaching certification; it’s about upleveling your coaching We teach you how to live life while business building Q: How much time will this take on a weekly basis? Approximately 2 hours of calls you can attend weekly About 1 hour or less of video training Most of your time is actually spent creating and building your business We use time constraints to keep you from getting off track Contact Info and Recommended Resources The Coaching Collective (thecoachingcollective.com) -- Is it right for you? You’re a certified life coach who often feels overwhelmed with your business. You want your skills to be top-notch, but you lack confidence in your ability to give your clients the results they want. You’re tired of feeling unsure in your business. What you want is a proven path that will work for you. This is the place for coaches ready to build the life and business of their dreams. Join the Collective for our next session!
Connect with Aimée C. Gianni, M.S. Aimée Gianni is a seasoned marriage and family therapist, with over 20 years’ experience. She’s a Master Coach Instructor, co-founded The Coaching Collective with Molly Claire, and together, they’ve also created Advanced Relationship Training for Certified Coaches.
Website: aimeegianni.com Email: email@example.com Instagram: instagram.com/aimeegiannims Connect with Molly Claire The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com -- Sign up for free monthly mastery trainings! Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching Email: firstname.lastname@example.org F
Poisonous Thoughts in your Biz
Oftentimes, thoughts creep in that we don’t realize are affecting us in a negative way. One common example is the myth, “I ought to be able to figure all this out on my own”. Thoughts like that not only place massive amounts of pressure on us, they can hinder us from growth. But the reality is that there is a lot to learn. We are all expanding our knowledge, our skill sets, our mindsets. Allow yourself to embrace that process and learn from everyone you can.
It’s ideas like that one that birthed this episode. I was reflecting on how I regularly hear thoughts from my clients that are poisonous. As our brains are trying to keep us safe, tricky thoughts can sneak in and cause chaos. So if you’ve had some of these, rest assured you are not alone. They are very common. Let’s isolate and deal with some of them -- then move forward and make a difference in our businesses.
What You’ll Learn Remove the power of poisonous thoughts Adjust perspective “I should be further along.” Identify how you feel when you think this The trickiness of frantic action What powerful and focused action looks like Acknowledge and be good with where you are on your journey “I’m too late to the game. There are too many already in my niche. I can’t stand out.” Loss of belief in abundance Make room for individuality You be you -- don’t emulate others “I don’t know enough. Maybe after I learn more.” Confidence doesn’t automatically come from learning more People care that you can help and that you believe in them Find evidence to the contrary Contact Info and Recommended Resources Connect with Molly Claire The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com -- Sign up for free monthly mastery trainings! Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching Email: email@example.com Facebook Instagram
Interview with Andrea Giles: Self-trust for Business Mastery
To build self-trust as we build our businesses, we need to take a look at ourselves, where we are in our personal lives, and how circumstances can bring challenges. However, taking care of ourselves and carving out time to focus on our goals can be nearly impossible at times. But when you know yourself more deeply, when you hang in there and don’t give up, when you show up and do the work -- you cannot fail. You may need to go slowly but you will succeed.
Life Coach Andrea Giles has lived this truth. She speaks and coaches from the perspective of having a large blended family and having gone through the pain of marital infidelity and divorce from her first husband. In addition to her coaching business, Andrea is remarried and has 11 children (with one more on the way). She definitely knows a thing or two about building a business while being a present and amazing mother! I’m excited to have her with me for this episode to discuss how personal challenges can be turned into strength and reliable self-trust.
What You’ll Learn Defining self-trust Being okay with not always getting it right Giving yourself the freedom to seek help How self-trust permeates your entire business Honoring what you want Elevating through self-trust Building consistency and alignment Dumping guilt Developing and having peace with your solutions for how to “have both” Overcoming self-doubt Identifying painful stories from your past and making peace Getting your own head unstuck Best business decisions to move forward Jumping into what you know is right for you Grounding yourself in self-trust Shifting self-trust as your identity changes Owning the truth that you have what someone else needs Being good with going slowly Contact Info and Recommended Resources Connect with Andrea Giles “I help my clients discover for themselves what is best for them from a place of love and self-confidence.” -- Andrea Giles
Andrea Giles is a professional, certified Life Coach with a coaching program designed for women in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who have experienced marital infidelity. She mainly coaches using online video conferencing, which allows her to work with anyone, anywhere in the world. Her coaching is one-on-one and for any woman who wants to take full ownership of her life and move forward towards a life she will love, regardless of her spouse’s actions.
Andrea coaches from a place of personal experience, building a strong, trusting relationship with each woman she coaches. Using both reprogrammed thinking and the tools that personally worked for her, she helps women move on from past events and learn to trust themselves and others again. Just as Andrea was able to let go of painful stories she’d carried around from her past marriage, and gain new confidence that she’s totally lovable just as she is, she helps guide other women into that same place of healing, growth and happiness.
Get Andrea’s FREE guide that will teach you the 3 biggest lies about infidelity: andreagiles.com/about -- simply scroll to the bottom and click the button marked “I want it!” Schedule a FREE coaching mini-session with Andrea: andreagiles.com/work-with-me Website: andreagiles.com Podcast: andreagiles.com/podcast Blog: andreagiles.com/blog Facebook Connect with Molly Claire The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com -- Sign up for free monthly mastery trainings! Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching
Ask Molly Life Mastery Edition
In this episode, I answer your questions about Life Mastery!
What do you consider to be life mastery? When you think about the concept, do you envision a big house? Owning a specific car? Enjoying perfect relationships? Or is life mastery something very different in your eyes? Through this Q & A, I hope to help you crystalize what it is for you as an individual.
Listen in as I share what I personally believe life mastery is and tips for defining it for yourself. As we begin, remember: No matter your place in your journey, life is still life. It throws curveballs. Learning to take them in stride, and avoiding the self-defeating “compare and despair” trap are integral to success. True life mastery needs clarity, confidence, and inward focus to create what you want. It takes constantly realigning your business to support the life you want.
What You’ll Learn Real and raw: Molly shares her own challenges Rely on resources and have a plan Q: I don’t even know where to start... I feel overwhelmed! What are some clear action steps? There isn’t just one “right” way to start Create a certainty and competency list Compile a thought list Q: I’m afraid I won’t be able to create the business I want without sacrificing time with my family. How do I do both? Become clear about your big picture Align your actions Order your top 5 priorities Q: My business is a side gig and I think I want it that way. Am I just playing it safe? Clarify the purpose of your business When you lose sight of what you really want, return to purpose Q: My family schedule is so busy... everyone relies on me… I feel frustrated by home demands -- and guilty when I spend time on my business. Help! Give yourself permission to live your priorities Expect discomfort in any shift Q: How can I commit time to work when I have little kids? There is always something that comes up and I can’t get anything done. (Even if you don’t have little kids, anything unexpected will take your time again and again.) Accept that life is life Calculate and allot flex time Contact Info and Recommended Resources Connect with Molly Claire The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com -- Sign up for free monthly mastery trainings! Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching
Ethics and Coaching: Integrity in your business
Ethics and integrity are paramount to a reputable coaching business and quality coaching. Due to very limited regulations, we technically have the freedom to adapt our style and the tools we use as we see fit. Unfortunately this freedom can be abused and give our industry a bad name. Coaches can get sloppy, dive into areas they aren’t qualified to help, not uphold confidentiality, or not respect materials they are using. This means that as professional coaches, we all have the responsibility to uphold high standards for our industry and build a trust.
I discuss this important topic in this episode because we want to conduct our coaching with integrity. We want to build a positive reputation, be excellent examples within our industry, and uplevel the professionalism of both ourselves and our industry as a whole. After all, we are being entrusted with people’s lives and their businesses and that is not to be taken lightly.
What You’ll Learn Stealing other people’s work Ethically use materials or information you’ve been given Give correct credit Know your material The danger of sharing only in part Be creative Build your own materials Keep confidentiality Share testimonials appropriately, use anonymity in outside interactions Be sensitive Treat people fairly Collaborate with fairness Contact Info and Recommended Resources Connect with Molly Claire The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com -- Sign up for free monthly mastery trainings! Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching
Priceless Nuggets of Wisdom for Coaching
There is amazing value in each one if Molly’s podcasts! There are always nuggets for me to take back to my own coaching and business and begin applying right away! Thank you Molly!
I just listened to Managing Focus in your Business! It was so helpful! Molly you are a great speaker and content creator! Thank you!
So much wisdom and support
I have been working with Molly for almost a year now and it has been an amazing experience for me. As an instructor and as a coach, she has guided me all along the way, opening my mind to new ideas, to understand my own strengths and unique gifts and how to successfully apply them into my coaching business, and to understand what it truly means to be a successful coach as far as living and helping those we serve. The support she gives and wisdom she shares are priceless! This podcast is just another example of that. Thank you, Molly!!