How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business: With Companion CD-ROM

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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In the U.S., the average professional coach makes roughly $150-$200 per hour. It is not uncommon for a seasoned coach to make well over $100,000 per year. If you are good at motivating and inspiring people, a coaching business may be a great choice for you.

As a professional coach, you will recognize and define your clients' goals; construct a realistic strategy for achieving your goals; establish a detailed program of actions, and activities; identify, manage, and change business improvements; get effective and timely results; monitor your progress and build on your successes; achieve what may have seemed impossib≤ and get the rewards and recognition you deserve. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book.

If you enjoy working with people, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time saving tools of the trade that no business should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ,,˘) and about basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to meet IRS requirements, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you.

Successful coaches will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.   The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version.  It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice.  Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.


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Think you have what it takes to help people as a personal or executive coach? Want to make a living at it but don’t know what steps to take to get there? Authors Kristie Lorette and Jon Peragine have the answers. In their book, “How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business”, they take the would-be coach through all of the daunting twists and turns on their way to ‘business owner’.
Atlantic Publishing Group’s self-help/how-to catalog is a top-notch, user friendly fountain of knowledge and “How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business” fits well within this collection. Lorette and Peragine begin by posing questions to the reader such as ‘Is coaching right for you?’, ‘Is there a need you can fill?’, and ‘Why coaching and not some other way of helping people?’ These questions and the information to follow help guide the reader in some thought-provoking, soul-searching contemplation. Once answers are determined, the authors outline the business of coaching and describe various subjects such as: business plans, fee schedules, marketing, finding new customers and getting repeat business out of current customers, and much, much more. In addition to providing a plethora of advice, a CD-ROM is included which contains all the forms found in the book as well as a sample, adaptable business plan. The book is essentially a one-stop-shop for becoming a successful entrepreneur in this fascinating and multifaceted field.
“How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business” is written with the beginner in mind – someone who has had absolutely zero exposure to professional coaching. Further it is written for someone that may have what it takes to become a coach but doesn’t know what exactly the process of ‘coaching’ entails. With vividly clear descriptions and ‘down and dirty’ specifics, Lorette and Peragine literally and-hold you through everything you need to know. Motivating but realistic, they empower you to think about what you could be capable of as a coach but also responsibly prepare you for the realities of being a business owner. The book is a valuable coach for the future coach!
Reviewed Vicki Landes, author of “Europe for the Senses – A Photographic Journal”


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Copywriter and marketing consultant Kristie Lorette is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and businesses create copy and marketing pieces that sizzle, motivate, and sell. It is through her more than 14 years of experience working in various roles of marketing, including running an event and wedding planning service of her own for four years, that Lorette developed her widespread expertise in advanced business, marketing strategies, and communications. Lorette earned her B.S. in marketing and B.S. in multinational business from Florida State University, and her M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.

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