I’ll go ahead and warn ya… This is going to sound WEIRD coming from a business coach who sells a coaching program for a living . . .
Do not hire a business coach first.
Yep! You read that correctly. If you’re looking to gain clarity, expand your reach, or even get guidance on navigating an existing challenge (such as hitting a revenue ceiling), then don’t assume that hiring a business coach is your best next step.
I told you this was going to sound weird, remember?! Though I appreciate every woman who applies for my coaching program, I don’t believe that coaching is always the best solution. This is also why my application screening process requires a detailed questionnaire and complimentary 1:1 coaching session before I ever allow anyone to join my VIP program.
(Taking this advice will make a profound difference in your business journey. And it could possibly save you thousands of dollars!)
Before you invest in a business coach or some high-level digital program, consider this:
Start by connecting with a vibrant community of like-minded business owners. The collective wisdom, experience, and encouragement found in these communities can be a game-changer. It’s a place where questions find answers, ideas are sparked, and connections are forged. Don’t hesitate to ask for help within these communities first; you’ll be amazed by the invaluable insights and support you’ll receive.
Mastermind retreats offer a unique opportunity to sit in the “hot seat” with other CEOs who understand the challenges and triumphs of your journey. It’s a space where brainstorming sessions can lead to innovative solutions and new perspectives. The bonds you form during these retreats can become lifelong sources of support and inspiration.
There’s immense wisdom in learning from someone who’s been where you are now. Reach out to a CEO you admire and respect in the business world. Even if they’re not a coach by profession, you’d be amazed at the insights they can offer. You can arrange a business strategy call with them, offering compensation for their time and knowledge. Their guidance might provide just the clarity and direction you need.
If you’re serious about joining a high-level coaching program, then consider these steps your internal vetting process. You’ll be able to ask real business owners who have gotten real results from various programs.
You see, you don’t have to navigate this path alone. The warmth of community and the collective wisdom of fellow entrepreneurs can be the wind beneath your wings on your journey to success.
If you want to learn more about the SOWBO community and our in-person masterminds, reach out today!