Author Archives: Christie

How to Become a Career Coach (a simple guide!)

Guide to becoming a career coach

Hey – welcome to Coach Pony, a website devoted to making your life coaching  business a happy reality :). Have you ever wondered how to become a career coach? Maybe you are like I used to be, someone who has a corporate background and who LOVES helping people excel at their work. Or maybe you […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Never Barter Coaching

Hey PonyNation! Have you ever heard someone tell you that you should trade or barter your fancy new life coaching skills in the beginning, to save you money on stuff you need for your business? Maybe you barter for some website strategy help. Or maybe you barter for some business coaching. Or maybe you barter […]

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The Hidden Secret to How Structure Your Day as a New Coach (Plus An Update On How I Spend Mine!)

Hey awesome person! One of the most common questions I get after “How do I get paying clients?” (here’s a blog!) and “What do I need to do to be successful as a coach?” (here’s another!) is “Seriously, how do I structure my day?” So I can give you a lot of pretty common tips […]

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Why I Shut Down My Free Facebook Group, And Other Grumpy Business Lessons

Should you start a Facebook Group?

Do you ever overthink a decision? Agonize about it, going back and forth while you anxiously chew your nails or think about eating more chocolate? Me too! đŸ™‚ My latest business decision involves what I like to call “Annoying Uncle Matthew” (i.e., a relative we can’t get rid of even though we desperately do not […]

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The Free Business Secret Weapon You’ve Been Missing (No – Not Wine!)

Quick question: Who is your best “business friend?” Did you immediately have a name pop up, or did you think “ummm….?” I define best business friend as someone else who is a coach (or an entreprenuer who understands the industry), is in-it-to-win-it, and who supports you in your business, the same way you support them. […]

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Not Getting Clients? The #1 Website Mistake You Might Be Making

The #1 Website mistake that scares coaching clients

Here’s a question: What’s the first thing people think about when they land in your website? Got your answer? Good! Did you say “Who are you and how can you help me?” You get a gold star! (And YOU get a gold star. And YOU get a gold star! I’m pretending to be Oprah!). Anyway, […]

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The Problem with Marketing Myopia for Life Coaches

Have you ever thought about marketing, and been instantly exhausted? Or overwhelmed? A lot of new life coaches have marketing myopia, in this case meaning that they are either: 1) Focused on being EVERYWHERE! ALL AT ONCE!! to the exclusion of everything else or, 2) Totally overwhelmed by marketing, and therefore figuratively hiding under a […]

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What Should You Name Your Coaching Business? (The PRESSURE!)

name tag what to name your coaching business

Are you quietly worried about what to name your coaching business? Do you find yourself debating between your own name (you like it, it’s you!), or some sort of other, more descriptive name that is more in tune with your coaching niche? John Smith Coaching. Or… Inner Heart Date Coaching. Which do you choose! ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!! […]

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The Unglamorous Side of Being a Coach

Have you ever been scrolling through your Facebook feed, and seen endless ads from coaches talking about how they “retired their husbands in 3.5 weeks!” or “Live in Paris on a cloud of diamonds!” or something else equally fake-glamorous? Me, I’m SO over it. That’s not what it’s really like to be a successful coach! […]

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An Interesting Business Tool – The Interact Quiz

Quiz as a business tool

So, there are SO MANY TOOLS and plugins and fun things you can do with your business. You can spend literally 50,000 hours just playing around and getting overwhelmed by all of the different types. Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? So let’s make your life simple. It’s my job to try things out […]

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