Business Coaching

What is Business Coaching?

Business coaching is a trusted relationship between a business coach and a client. The coach’s role is to coach business owners through guidance, support, accountability and encouragement. Business coaching is a process used to take a business from where it is now to where the business owner wants it to be. A business coach will assist and guide the business owner in growing their business by helping them clarify the vision of their business and how it fits in with their personal goals.

Does coaching work? Yes. Good coaches provide a truly important service. They tell you the truth when no one else will.
— Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric

Why You Might Need a Business Coach

1. Accountability is one of the greatest strengths of Business Coaching. It is really hard to be objective about your own business. So often, we as business owners, are so closely tied to the way we've been doing things (which usually aren't working) that a new set of eyes on your business will go a long way in advancing your business.

2. Focus. Business Coaching will keep you focused on the end result (achieving a goal) and remind you why it is important.

3. Guidance. A business coach will challenge your thinking, goals and willingness to grow. As somebody who has “been there, done that,” a coach also acts as a role model because of the experience that he or she shares. Your business coach isn’t there to always provide you with the answer. They are there to ask you questions and help you discover how to create the solution for yourself.

4. Support and Encouragement. A business coach serves as a partner who will encourage your toward making progress in achieving your goals and will remind you to celebrate your successes!

5. Enlightenment. As a business owner, you will encounter blind spots - things you don't see coming or didn't even know existed. Business Coaching will help you see the blind spots in your business. They will be able to use their experience, both personal and from the other clients they work with, to help you avoid a lot of mistakes.

Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.
— Chicago Tribune

Creating a profitable business around who you are and what you enjoy doing is a truly gratifying achievement. It is also something that only a small percentage of people ever get to experience. I want to help you become a member of that elite group.

Which are you?

You already know what you want.

You have a great idea for creating a business around your passion and getting paid for doing what you love to do. However, you don’t need to discover what makes you come alive because you have already done that. You are excited to make this new venture a reality, but you still need a clearly defined blueprint for success. Together, we can turn your business idea into a successful reality!  You can get some business start up guidance here.

You have a business but you aren't making any money.

You are an entrepreneur and you are a good self-starter. Furthermore, you are also ready and willing to do whatever it takes to finally be able to live on your own terms. But for some reason, you are still the best kept secret in your industry and you market very little or not at all because you're not sure how to market your business.

You need some direction.

You love the idea of making a living doing something that you truly enjoy, but the whole concept seems a little obscure and you are not sure where to start. To add to the confusion, there are so many great sounding possibilities that it is really difficult to decide. What you really need is someone to help you sort things out and answer the question: Can I really build a business around my passion?

Business Coaching Programs

- Help Me Get Started PLEASE! -

This one (1) month program is designed for the brand new female entrepreneur who may or may not know exactly what business she wants to start but is unsure of herself.  You may be stuck because:

  • You wonder if your business idea will be profitable
  • You know there's a lot that needs to get done but you have no idea what to do first
  • You are paralyzed into inaction because you feel overwhelmed
  • You want someone to support you and hold you accountable
  • You need help sorting out all the moving parts 

Here's what we will cover:

Week 1:    We will focus on your Self-Development as an entrepreneur and we will create a Vision for Your Business.

Week 2:    We will decide upon exactly what you are selling (it’s not always what you think).  You may think you’re selling coaching services, makeup, cakes or virtual assistance services but you are also selling an experience!  People buy based on the experience your product or service provides!

We will also decide who your target market and niche markets are; there is a distinct difference between the two and you’ll learn why and how to decide upon each.  You’ll also learn why you should consider forming a movement around your product or service.

Week 3:    We will focus on legally establishing your business structure and uncover ways to creatively finance your start up.

Week 4:    We will focus on free and low cost marketing strategies you can implement right away to draw your niche market, including the importance of social media profiles.

We will also focus on the importance of consistent and persistent action and create a plan of action to keep you moving forward.

Here's what's included:

  • 30 minute start up call to discuss your needs and goals.
  • 4 - 45 minute coaching calls (via Zoom or phone).
  • 4 weekly lessons including worksheets and templates.
  • Personalized homework and action tasks weekly.
  • Priority access to me via email.

Your investment:  $500 paid in full or two payments of $300*.  

*Final payment of $300 must be paid prior to our third meeting.

If you've decided this is the program for you, here are the next steps for you to follow:

  1. Click on the button below to complete the coaching application.
  2. I will review your application and if I think I can help you, you will receive an email within 24 business hours to schedule your complimentary strategy session where we will decide whether I am the coach for you. 
  3. If we both agree that I'm the coach for you, I will send you a link where you can make either your one-time payment of $500 or two payments of $300 each.
  4. Once payment is received, I will send you an email with a link where you can schedule your one (1) 30 minute start up call and your four (4) 45 minute weekly sessions.  You will also receive an email containing your coaching packet which will include my coaching agreement and some other goodies to make sure that you get started off on the right foot!

- Boss Lady Business Development -

This 3 month program is for the business woman who has started her business but is stuck trying to figure out what she needs to do to grow the business so it is profitable and self-sustaining.  This program is for you if your business is still a side hustle and because you still work full-time, you just can't seem to focus on setting goals that will take you toward full-time entrepreneurship.  

You feel stuck and paralyzed because:

  • There is so much you know you need to do that when you look at the entire picture, you feel overwhelmed. 
  • Because you don't know what to do next or don't feel you have the time to do what needs to get done so you just continue to spin your wheels. 
  • You are constantly moving, completing little tasks here and there but your business isn't growing, you aren't making much money if any at all and you just can't see yourself in your future as a full-time entrepreneur running a business you love and which makes you fill fulfilled every single day!

No two coaching paths are the same.

This means you'll have me helping you with your individual needs.  As your coach, my job is not to tell you what to do!  Instead, we will work together to help you set goals and work towards achieving them.

During our time together, we will use the Examine, Envision, Empower, Encourage model.

EXAMINE

We will become aware of and examine where you are right now.   We’ll examine what your life or business looks like, what’s working for you and what isn’t.

ENVISION

What are your hopes, goals and dreams? Together, we’ll work on determining your truest desires.

ENCOURAGE

Obstacles and challenges are a part of life. I’ll encourage you and help you find solutions to the obstacles and challenges standing between you and your goals. I will also keep you accountable to yourself.

EXECUTE

We will come up with a realistic and actionable plan to help you take action and move forward.

While this is the model I use, that doesn’t mean we’ll work steadily through it all the time! There may be times when we bounce around to best serve you. And that is okay! Everyone’s path is unique!

 
 
 
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Here's what we will cover:

Month One:

  • We will examine exactly where your business is now and where you envision your business going.
  • You will gain a clear understanding of  how you view your business and your involvement in it.
  • We will examine challenges you are facing in your business and establish a plan to overcome them.
  • You will finally see how you've been sabotaging your business.
  • We will examine your business strengths and weaknesses.

Month Two:

  • We will uncover the business vision that is already within you and will help you connect with the larger vision for your business.
  • You will define and clearly understand the purpose of your business.
  • You will identify your annual, quarterly and monthly goals and you will learn how to use a weekly action planner to keep you on track.
  • You will understand your obstacles, resources needed, and get clear on the benefits of achieving your goals. 
  • You will uncover what you need to hold onto and what you need to let go of to move forward.

Month Three:

  • You will learn strategies to be more productive and reduce your stress through better time, action and priority management.
  • We will uncover what is constantly interrupting you and causing you to procrastinate and to stop and start.
  • You will learn how to boost your strengths and zap your weaknesses.
  • We will establish daily habits which will make you effective as you build your business.
  • We will uncover what is draining your energy and wearing you down.
  • You will decide what you need to delegate so you can focus on profit-generating tasks.

Here's what's included:

  • Three 30 minute start up calls (one each month) to discuss your needs and goals for the upcoming month.
  • Twelve (12)- 45 minute calls via Zoom or telephone. You'll receive one call per week.
  • Recordings of each session will be provided.
  • Personalized homework and action tasks weekly.
  • Unlimited email support (responses within 24 business hours).  This means you'll have me available in your back pocket for encouragement and support!
  • 30 minute exit session to ensure you continue working on goals and personal development.
  • Access to up to 3 CarminWharton.com mini-courses.
  • Worksheets to help you track your progress.
  • Checklists for online business success.

What You Will Walk Away With

At the end of our time together, you'll walk away with so many valuable, life changing things. You can expect to...

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  • To create a clear vision for your business with a clear path for making that vision a reality.
  • Feel and be very confident; both in your personal and business life.
  • Have clear and strong knowledge about exactly who your niche market is and how to help them do business with you.
  • Enjoy clear boundaries with other people and between your personal life and business.
  • Feel fear and doubt and move forward in spite of fear and doubt.
  • Have a clear plan to make your business goals a reality.
  • Continue to enjoy success over and over again. 

 

Your investment: $1500 Paid in Full or $550 Per Month for 3 Months

*Monthly payments must be received before the first meeting of each month.

If you've decided this is the program for you, here are the next steps for you to follow:

  1. Click on the button below to complete the coaching application.
  2. I will review your application and if I think I can help you, you will receive an email within 24 business hours to schedule your complimentary strategy session where we will decide whether I am the coach for you. 
  3. If we both agree that I'm the coach for you, I will send you a link where you can make either your one-time payment of $1500 or three payments of $550 each.
  4. Once payment is received, I will send you an email with a link where you can schedule your three (3) 30 minute start up calls and your twelve (12) 45 minute weekly sessions.  You will also receive an email containing your coaching packet which will include my coaching agreement and some other goodies to make sure that you get started off on the right foot!