Many aspiring executive coaches wonder how they can start an executive coaching practice while they are still working full time. In this video, Center for Executive Coaching alumni Matt Clemens explains how he has done it. Matt is the Chief Administrative Officer for a $1.7 billion financial institution, with a large number of responsibilities and a very busy schedule. Even still, he has reserved time to coach clients in his spare time, without conflict of interest. His advice at the end about having five people who keep him top of mind and refer business his way is priceless.
I did the same thing to get my coaching practice started. Like Matt, I used my spare time to start my practice up, despite a very busy full-time job. As Matt says, you have to stop making excuses and just do it. In my case, I chose a niche and got involved in an association that served my target niche. That led to the opportunity to speak and present at this association, which opened doors to clients for me. Within a year I could see that I could fill my practice. Within two years I was working on my own, making more than I every would have as an employee.
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Prospective clients often ask for assistance justifying that executive coaching will provide a return. Here is a stock answer you can give to your clients or internal sponsors when you are asked:First, the International Coach Federation, the leading coach professional organization, has conducted and reviewed studies about coaching in organization. They found an average return […]
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Here is an important fact: If you practice coaching with other coaches, you can count that as barter and therefore as paid coaching hours towards your ICF designation. The ICF website makes that very clear.The Center for Executive Coaching has a large pool of members/coaches who are pursuing their ICF designation. We keep an active […]
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