Today I want to ask you to think about the language of success. I want to ask you to reflect on your commitment to yourself. I want to help you change one word to be more connected with your purpose so you can have a better quality of life.
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When you’re changing from a career into your own business, it’s a huge shift. Here are four must-do things that will create an easier, smoother transition from a ‘job’ mindset and into a ‘business’ mindset, so you can enjoy an easier start.
If you need help with this process, hit me up on my contact page. I also recommend listening to some of my earlier podcast episodes
#30 How to Create Your Professional Identity,
#32 Traditional vs Coaching Businesses,
#42 Four Levels of Money, and
#49 From Job to Business: Managing Time Expectations.
I want to explain why and how coaching works, so that if you’re having trouble explaining it to your clients you can get some info to help you explain it - or you can send them here to have a listen to themselves!
Today I’d like to talk to you about some important first you goals for your coaching business so that you can focus your energy and attention in the right areas to create success, win clients and make money.
Here are some important links!
Interview with Sarah Rusbatch on building her business - includes building an audience FIRST (before offers)
Free trial with Acuity Scheduling (affiliate link)
How to Use MailChimp YouTube series by Natasha Berta of Connected Marketing
Book a Zoom Chat with me to discuss your business goals.
A common worry of coaches is how to stand out and win clients in what they describe as a saturated or competitive market. In this episode, I’m going to share a couple of very important tips to help you start winning clients in this scenario - via an unlikely source of information - cooking shows.
Today's episode outlines how to become visible and attract more of the right clients more easily with simple, consistent, repeatable marketing messages - and how to evolve and grow your messaging over time.
This episode is designed to help you be grounded, present and prepared for anything in a coaching session and handle it with grace and professionalism.
Emotional contagion quiz - https://www.midss.org/content/emotional-contagion-scale
The Work by Byron Katie https://thework.com/instruction-the-work-byron-katie/
This episode is about communicating your value so that you can overcome your 'I'm not good enough' or 'I don't know enough' limiting beliefs, turn potential clients into paying clients, and be clear and confident about your value.
I'm going to talk about some exciting coaching industry trends in 2021, to help you identify the best opportunities for your coaching business this year so you can priorities and focus your efforts in areas that are going to help you secure more clients, greater income and better work life balance.
If you're a solo business owner or even more specifically, an introverted entrepreneur, here are two ways to get out of your head and into your body and life, so you can get work life balance and feel more energised and productive.
Crazy ideas are the seeds of innovation. They give you the power to inspire others, to feel more fulfilled and purposeful, to be a pioneer or ambassador or innovator, and to make a difference. In this episode, I'll walk you through my three step process to generate, capture and act on your BEST crazy ideas.
Learn how to become self-motivated, self-directed, self-accountable and self-responsible by investing in yourself. This is the second of a two-part episode.
Sarah Rusbatch - the women's wellbeing collective
Jason Nikakis - Vial Lifestyle Coaching
Jason Barker - Jason Barker Coaching
Amanda Mannes - Accept Health
Irena Geller - Irena Geller Coaching
Gillian Goble - Gillian Goble Coaching
Tom Carroll - Tom Carroll Meditation
Kristine Gardener - Melbourne Wellness Coaching
Juliana Nikolova - Unique Health Designs
Annie Braendle - Anneliese Braendle
Lou Brown - Thriving with ADHD
Although it's been a difficult year, today, I want to remind you that you can totally flip things around and start to feel better. I want to celebrate the year's successes with you and reflect on what we have gained, learned and how we have grown.
In today’s episode we’ll talk about how to be 200% more productive while remaining calm and centered, by mastering the rehearsal loop, so you can stop procrastinating and start living!
If you're new to business and are comparing yourself to others, beating yourself up or feeling frustrated by a lack of progress, this episode is for you. I'll explain two types of business person and the formula for each to succeed in business in their own way. Which type are you?
If you’re interested in learning more, take my free quiz on business personality types.https://melaniejwhite.com/business-personality-quiz/
Gretchin Rubin's Four Tendencies Quiz: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/four-tendencies-quiz/
Do you have friends who don't understand or believe in what you do as a coach, and challenge you? Do you know how to clearly differentiate yourself from psychologists, counsellors and allied health professionals? CEO of Wellness Coaching Australia, Fiona Cosgrove gives some great ideas on how to be clear about who you are, how you help people, and the value of what you do as a health and wellness coach.
Are you a health and wellness coach who wants to know about health and wellness coaching prices - and more specifically, how to price your programs and packages?
This episode shows you exactly how to create yes-please pricing so that your coaching clients see your services as a no-brainer!
I will publish an irresistible pricing guide soon but for now, grab my Value Stack worksheet in my Facebook group, or listen to my previous episodes related to this one.
Business models for startup and growth
Confidence in your coaching skills
Confidence in your coaching business
You can get clear on your identity - who you are and what you want - by examining your strengths, beliefs, values and opinions. Then you'll be equipped to set your own standards of behaviour for the most important values you have and more easily identify what you want to say no to, and how to set boundaries with other people.
Early succession planning - that is, planning the way you will run your business and gradually transition out of it or sell it - has lots of great benefits. Here are FIVE that I can think of.
Today I interview Corporate Health Coach Christine Boucher on how to launch your corporate health coaching business.
Christine is running a free webinar on 22 October 2020 if you wish to attend: link below, as well as her FB group and other social media connections!
Webinar registration Link: https://www.naturalhealthbalance.com.au/pl/224006
Today I interview Sarah Rusbatch about alcohol consumption and how and why she is developing her coaching business in this space.
Where you can connect with Sarah:
Sarah's facebook group “the women’s wellbeing collective” - https://www.facebook.com/groups/342319476897067/?ref=share
Link to sober October: SLR wellness sober October 2020 https://www.facebook.com/groups/870302750042381/?ref=share
Link to the Perth meet up group for ladies who want to socialise without alcohol: SLR wellness Perth meet up group
Link to Sarah's Instagram page @slrwellness - install the app to follow her photos and videos.
This episode is about taking care of your own mental well-being. I want to start by talking about the RU OK campaign in Australia and then to talk about the need to manage our own mental well-being as well.
Mental Health First Aid
Today I want to talk about essential advanced business systems that you will need to set up once you’ve been working in your business for at least 6 - 12 months.
These systems I describe today will help you to get organised and deliver a more professional, efficient, and seamless experience for your clients.
Try Kartra for two weeks for just $1 :)
Today I’ve outlined four of the best essential business systems that you can use in your service-based business to run a start-to-finish client process, from onboarding and taking payment, to running sessions and closing a program.
You'll be able to run your business as efficiently as possible to eliminate mistakes and reduce arduous admin tasks by using simple, efficient and effective systems.
I recommend Wave Financial (WaveApps) free accounting system
I recommend Acuity Scheduling (this is an affiliate link) and suggest the basic paid version is worth it for the integration features!
These case studies present a more organic approach to finding your purpose - an alternative to the method described in episode 102.
Need help finding your purpose? Hit the contact page on my website - www.melaniejwhite.com - to find out more.
In this episode I’m going to list four legal essentials for business that you need to be aware of, so that you can operate your business in a safe, professional and compliant way.
Here are some useful links!
Episode 82 - Must have legal agreements for health and wellness coaches
FREE info session 22 Sept: Passion to Profit coaching business program
HCANZA insurance: https://hcanza.org/membership/professional-insurances/
Website disclaimers: https://legal123.com.au/do-all-australian-websites-require-a-website-disclaimer/
Copyright information: https://www.copyright.org.au/ACC_Prod/ACC/Information_Sheets/Websites___Copyright.aspx?WebsiteKey=8a471e74-3f78-4994-9023-316f0ecef4ef
Licensing agreements for images (Canva): https://about.canva.com/license-agreements/
Comparison of cloud platform security: https://www.cloudwards.net/dropbox-vs-google-drive-vs-onedrive/
FREE Malware program: https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
Habitology September membership closes 31 August - sign up here! https://melaniejwhite.com/habitology/
I’ll be sharing two powerful aha moments that my clients have had this week, so that you can get really comfortable with marketing AND do it with confidence, and sell your stuff like a boss.
Do you feel like there's something more to life but you aren't quite sure what it is or how to find it? This episode explains purpose, why it’s important, and how to figure out your purpose so you can live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Join Habitology September 2020 membership - we're studying Purpose
Beyond Blue handout on purpose
List of Values
VIA Strengths survey
Today's interview with Bridget Healy is a great example of how you can create a global brand using a client centric approach to business.
Visit Bridget and buy quality, values-led products online!
If you're attracting clients who won't pay, it's a reflection that you need to work on your money values. There is ONE question you need to ask yourself, and three ways you can start getting over your money value blocks right away!
As a result of lock down, a lot of people and businesses have been re-thinking what’s important to them, their values, and how they want their business to run. Let's look at a three-step process for defining a new normal in your business.
Resilience is your ability to bounce back from stress and it’s something you need to be able to cope with uncertainty in a healthy way. It’s not until you’re tested that you realise how much resilience you actually have, or not. In this episode, I’ll define resilience, and talk about five things you can do to better cope with uncertainty and build resilience.
Post comments or questions at https://www.melaniejwhite.com/contact
In this episode, I show you why and how rigorous, high quality data is your secret weapon for helping your clients to get better results and make long lasting change, and to create more value, more sales, higher prices and better profits.
This episode outlines how a simple coaching quiz can be used for more than just boosting client results - it can also show you how strongly defined your niche is, what's important to your client, the common ground between you, and how to better engage them in your marketing and sales.
If you are finding solo business hard, and want to feel more connected and create clients through networking, this episode is for you. We explore five ways to start building professional and personal networks to achieve these aims.
Links from this episode:
Coaching Success Accelerator Group on Facebook
HCANZA Professional Coaching Association
NBHWC International accrediting body for health and wellness coaches
If you want to master working from home, this episode is for you. I will walk you through a four step process to help you set up a really effective working from home situation so you can more easily adapt to a new way of doing business.
Comments or questions? Hit me up on the contact page, https://melaniejwhite.com/contact-melanie/
Do you want to develop courage, confidence, persistence, agility, strategic thinking and self-belief? Then you might just need to set a stretch goal.
Study stretch goals with me this month - jump in NOW https://www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology
Confused about how to package coaching with an existing service? This is part 2 of a series of interviews explaining how to do it. Today, I talk to Irena Geller about working with a ready-made coaching program.
A vision is SO important to your business because strong emotions are what drive us to persevere and what cause our customers to buy. This episode explains two vision traps to avoid, and two steps to creating a compelling, inspiring, get-me-out-of-bed vision.
Need help creating a vision? Visit https://www.melaniejwhite.com/contact
In pandemic times, there are four skills you can use in a four-step process to dial down the intensity, feel calm, take charge and gain a sense of control.
To find out about coaching support, visit https://melaniejwhite.com/contact-melanie/
Let's talk about how to identify the signs of anxiety, and some simple daily routines to counter anxiety so you can stay calm, focused and relaxed.
Got comments or questions? Visit https://melaniejwhite.com/contact-melanie/ and leave me some feedback!
Humans need connection to survive. Let's look at the three ways you can increase your connection so that you can be more resilient and calm in these trying times.
Questions or comments? Visit https://melaniejwhite.com/contact-melanie/
Does your business work with clients, hire contractors, use premises or engage in joint ventures? If so, adequate legal protection is a must so that you can manage your business risks. Today I interview Nadia MacLeod from RP Emergy Legal Kits, who talks about 7 legal agreements for Health and Wellness Coaches.
Click here to access the document (no sign up required)
How are you showing up in your business right now? This episode describes three levels of resilience and helps you to get clarity on what to do at YOUR level to keep your business on track in stressful times.
Summary of state-by-state stimulus measures
Australian Tax Office information for COVID 19
Business support for sole traders
Small Business NSW (includes info on financial hardship and bank loan deferment)
Business Qld (includes information on economic relief, payroll tax relief, power bill relief and support facts)
Business Victoria (includes different support options including low cost business mentoring)
Telstra small business support
Tips for coping with COVID anxiety (Psychology.org, includes a list of resources)
What does it take to succeed, and how do you silence that quit voice? Let's talk about the skills you MUST develop in order to persist and succeed in your business or other big life goal.
Visit https://www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology to join my monthly personal and business growth membership.
I recommend reading Angela Duckwork's book Grit
Previous podcast episodes here that will help you get there:
Episode 4 - How to Get in the Mood to Get Things Done
Episode 59 - Becoming Your Future Self
Episode 68 - Cultivating Self-Discipline and Self-Regulation
Episode 73 - The Three Best Ways to Build Self-Confidence
Episode 76 - The Importance of Self Compassion
In this episode, I talk to Terri Sparrow about how to retain clients for the long term by packaging health and wellness coaching with a product.
If you'd like to learn more about Terri and her business, visit https://www.sixsparrows.com.au/
What is the most effective way to become known and to start connecting with potential clients? By building a referral network with Allied Health professionals. Here's how to get started so you can get a steady stream of referrals and build your sales pipeline.
Need help to create your referral network? Email me at https://melaniejwhite.com/contact-melanie/ to request a chat to see how I could help.
Here are 3 ways to be a more compassionate coach so that you can maintain your own emotional and energy in your coaching sessions, AND help your clients get into more of a creative, optimistic and motivated state so they can more easily make change.
More than ever before, we need a reliable tool to manage our inner critic, judgement, negative thinking and the opinions of others. This is self-compassion, and here's how to start using it.
Study self-compassion in March 2020 with me: https://www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology
Learn more about self-compassion, methods and get free loving kindness meditation resources https://self-compassion.org/
Visit my friend Laiyee Fernandez's website to learn about hypnotherapy, mindfulness, psychotherapy and counselling services http://www.laiyeefernandez.com/services/
Here are two things you must do if you want to succeed in your new coaching business - and measuring your numbers isn't necessarily one of them.
Get help to build confidence in your business with a strategic plan and consistent action-taking. Visit https://www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology for more details.
If you want to build confidence in your coaching skills, quickly and effectively, you need to start doing these things right now.
Got your own ideas for building confidence? Let me know at https://www.melaniejwhite.com/contact
Self-confidence is a skill that anyone can learn. And I want to walk through three things that you can do to start building self-confidence, so you can show up and be more powerful in your own life and in the world.
To study, self-coach and be coached around self-confidence, join my Habitology Membership before February 4, 2020.
This episode is for you if you want to be more secure in yourself and your abilities, and to feel worthy, helpful and capable. We look at what self-confidence is and the basics of what you need to do to get it.
We are focusing on Self-Confidence in February 2020 in my monthly Habitology membership. Visit my contact page to enquire, or enroll at https://melaniejwhite.com/habitology/
If you often feel selfish about doing things for yourself, listen up. I'm going to help you explore the concepts of being selfish, selfless, and to identify the comfortable middle ground.
The focus of my February 2020 Habitology membership is to help you study and build self-confidence so you can set better boundaries and be more proactive with self care. Visit my Contact Page for more details, or enroll at https://melaniejwhite.com/habitology/
If you want to be more self-disciplined and feel less guilty, you need to learn to manage your thinking patterns and emotions. Here are 6 guilt-reducing skills and 5 self-discipline building strategies to help you do that.
To work with a coach, visit https://www.melaniejwhite.com/
If you start making positivity a habit, you will create a practice of constantly filling your cup so that you can build resilience and enjoy a more fulfilling and rewarding experience of life.
Positivity Ratio Self-Test: https://www.positivityratio.com/single.php
Get help: https://www.melaniejwhite.com/
If you want a more enriching and fulfilling life, keep listening to learn what positivity really is and 5 ways to get more of it in your life.
Get support here: https://www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology
The broaden and build model of positivity
Read how positivity makes you healthy and successful
Do you find it hard to describe the value of the transformational work that you do? This episode shows you a powerful two-step process to understanding and communicating your value.
Need help? Join the Coaching Success Accelerator Tribe here
Body awareness is a simple yet powerful tool that is easily overlooked or pushed down your priority list.
But using 1 - 3 practices each week will raise your BA so that you will sleep better, have less anxiety, eat more healthily, feel calmer, feel like a good role model, have clearer thinking, feel more empowered and in control, and make better, more rational decisions in your life.
If you would like to talk to a coach about raising your BA, go to the contact page at www.melaniejwhite.com
Other episodes mentioned:
E#61 What is your body intelligence? https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e81b15
E#62 Intuitive Eating 101 https://anchor.fm/habitology/episodes/E62-Intuitive-Eating-101-e89igl
Even the best of us can lose our motivation. Here are five simple ways to get it back in under 10 minutes
If you want to proactively manage your mind, visit www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology to learn about my monthly membership.
Tools and info
This podcast is dedicated to people who overhelp, and gives a 4-step process to overcome the righting reflex
Listen also to #53 Empowerment.
If you need assistance with Overhelping, visit www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology and learn more about how I can help you to help people effectively and with confidence and clear boundaries.
This five step process will help you to break the ice with confidence, and create strong connections and engagement
If you need help with business confidence, skills and structure, visit www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology
The simple business model you can use when transitioning from a job into your own business, and then, three business models you can use to scale and grow your business when you're ready.
For assistance with choosing your best business model and implementing it, visit www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology
Four steps to empowering yourself so you can become stronger and more confident, take charge and get what you want in your life
If you want to get coaching support with these four steps, visit https://melaniejwhite.com/Habitology
Here are 9 good reasons to develop your own thought modelling practice to become a better version of yourself. This is super important if you are a coach running your own coaching business but it's also an essential practice for anyone who wants to improve or upgrade their lives.
To learn how to develop your own thought modelling practice, visit https://melaniejwhite.com/Habitology/
The ABCDE model
8 ways to become known in your first 3 - 6 months in business and beyond!
Get help to overcome your fears, work out who you are and become known at https://melaniejwhite.com/Habitology
Online research on realestate.com.au
Australian census data for research | American census data for research
VIEW club Australia | Rotary club Australia
Women in Business Australia | Women With Altitude
Are you a serial "failer"? It could be because you're measuring the wrong things.
This episode explains why you need to measure more than just results, and why it can make the difference between success and failure.
To get help with measuring and achieving your big goals, visit https://melaniejwhite.com/Habitology/
This episode tackles the challenges of managing time and feeling productive as you transition out of your job into your own business.
If you are interested in discovering your business personality; Take the quiz.
If you want to read the eMyth by Michael Gerber, click here to buy the book on Amazon (NOT an affiliate link).
Affirmations are great, but if you truly want to bust your faulty time or money beliefs, you will resolve them faster and more effectively if you go upstream to the source of the problem. That's where you'll find the habits and action steps that will create your success.
Do you know you need to cover your legal bases with a Health and Wellness Coaching Agreement, but aren't sure how to do it seamlessly and professionally? This episode summarises the main documents you need to give to clients, and shows you two easy approaches to doing this.
Here's a summary of the tools I mentioned in this episode:
Legal documents in the Business Coaching Toolkit from Wellness Coaching Australia.
Coaching documents in the Coaching Toolkit from Wellness Coaching Australia.
The ICHWC Code of Ethics
Online booking platform, Acuity Scheduling.
To connect with me, visit https://www.melaniejwhite.com/habitology
If you want to be a more effective and positive leader but are struggling with confidence and motivation, here are my two best tips for overcoming your blocks to becoming a great leader, so you can step up and truly inspire your tribe.
Ever wondered what the saying 'progress, not perfection' really means? It means simply that as long as you continue perfectionist behaviours, you are blocking consistency.....and that prevents you getting results.
A lot of people these days call themselves perfectionists. I want to challenge that label and ask - are you really a perfectionist? And, is this truly a label you want to give yourself?
If you have a comment or question, visit www.melaniejwhite.com and get in touch!
Being specific is a very very simple and effective way to achieve your goals, finish things, enjoy better communication and save time - with a side bonus that you might learn the art of self-discipline.
When we are new at something, we often think we know what to do but then get bogged down and end up procrastinating as we hit the stumbling blogs. This episode shows you how to make a plan up front so you can identify and work around those blocks and stop shopping online for stationery!