Coach Pony Reviews: Real Success Stories from Our Program

In less than 5 weeks we made $29,000 from a brand new group coaching program!

"We didn't have a fancy website or marketing, but we did get really clear on our ICA, Dreams and Pain Points (thanks to BARB). I'm super grateful for Christie Mims and the support here in this group!"
-Natalie Barron
I’m $4700 away from breaking $100K…all the things you taught me in BARB helped soooo much. Thank you!

-Amy Sanchez
BARB is MORE than worth the investment.

"While in the program, I was able to develop and test my niche, practice and get comfortable with selling, I built my website, created my first freebie and email nurture sequence, booked my first speaking engagement, and signed my first paying client for a 10 session package!"
-Toyah Brooks
I haven’t started my certification yet, but now feel confident that once I finish my coach training, I can start building my business!
“It is also great that I have a community of people on the same path who are there to share information and be supportive. I joined BARB because of Christie’s success as a coach, her enthusiasm and her ability to instill trust. I believe in investing in learning and it made sense to me that I would need to learn how to build a business, not just how to coach.”
–Adelle Field Burton
Did my first presentation of my package and got a $3500 client!!
“Finished BARB a couple weeks ago and did my first presentation of my package and got a $3500 job! And he says he wants to expand it to cover a few other issues they have in their business when we are done so more money to follow! Thanks Christie for all the training it really works! My class is paid and money in my pocket already!”
–Celeste Young-Ramos
This is the best group, hands down, for new coaches!
“This is the best group, hands down, for new coaches! Christie Mims is genuine, clear, direct and HELPFUL. Her programs are super effective and on target for a new coach.”
–Yvette Costa
I’ve done extensive business training course the last 2 years but Christie’s is above and beyond the others!
“Because of this program I was able nail my niche after feeling lost! Christie’s method was a complete breakthrough for me. I feel total and complete peace that I’m on the right path now and I have total confidence that I can make a living doing what I love, while also transforming lives in a powerful way! Christie is amazing, total expert status and so fun! This program is worth every penny! I’ve done extensive business training courses the last 2 years but Christie’s is above and beyond the others! It’s practical, addresses common obstacles for coaches, and is empowering!”
–Rachel Madore
Join already! I’ve already had one sales call!
“I joined BARB because Christie’s email about sharing your story on social media and hearing crickets hit far too close to home for me. I knew I needed help. And now I’ve got an awesome coaching package which I never would have figured out, sales copy, and I’ve already had one sales call with another one scheduled. I’d been plagued by shiny object syndrome, but this program was so worth it!“
–Asia Eswana

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Here’s what a few of our past clients have said…

Real Results

$12,000 of business a month for the next 6 months!
“I’ve been in business for awhile, and I wanted to invest in a big program launch. So, I hired a fancy consultant for 20K to make sure I hit it out of the park, and instead of making a ton of money following his plan, I actually lost money! When it came time for my next product, I ended up talking to Christie. She helped me lay out my next launch in a simple and cost-effective way, and it was my most successful launch to date! Update: So I hired Christie again to help me with my latest launch. She strategized it with me, helped me create the emails, and walked me through every step of the process. I just closed $12,000 of business a MONTH, for the next 6 MONTHS. This is the most successful launch I’ve ever had. I’ve never been happier in my business.”
–Bobbi Palmer
I feel like I’ve gotten further ahead in the last 8 weeks than I have in the last 6 months experimenting and wasting time.
“Loved the workshops and the sales challenge. Thanks for pushing us and providing a forum (FB group and accountability partners) to really see results. Because of this program, I was able to create my signature coaching package. I developed a product for my sales funnel. I began mapping out my sales funnel (still in process.) I expanded my business from just coaching to also workshop facilitation. I raised my prices…most proud of this! I also increased my confidence in my ability to actually build a business.”
–Ashley Cash
I’ve accomplished a lot! Website pages done and 2 paying clients.
“I’ve accomplished a lot! My Pick4, dream, journey, a website pages done and 2 paying clients. I’m much farther along than I was, and in a much shorter time than it would have taken me to do by myself. Christie has amazing energy and is genuinely excited to share her tips to help you be successful in the business of coaching. You will definitely be glad you joined the program!”
–Nancy Terrel
15 Paying Clients. The BEST training I’ve ever had!
“This was far and away an exceptional, action-focused experience – the BEST training I’ve ever had. Everything has changed in my business, I’ve got about 15 paying clients, I’ve developed 2 programs and am working on a third. Christie has a masterful ability to simplify complex marketing, sales and branding concepts – concepts that had stopped me cold to this point. Because of this program, I was able to put a coaching program and complimentary services together that truly resonates for my target audience.”
–Ann Sutton
I signed my first VIP Client and made $5500 in one conversation!
“Hi everyone! BARB graduate here! I just wanted to share really quick an incredible experience I had because of this amazing program! So here goes… I graduated the BARB program in September and yesterday I had my first consultation since completing the program. I was so nervous I decided to hop back on the portal and go through the sales training again and well it PAID off! Not only did I sign on my first paying client, I signed on my first VIP client and made $5,500 in one conversation! I couldn’t believe it! You guys this training is so worth it and even more so because you’ll have access to it for the rest of time!”
–Alena Hodgson
During the program, I picked up a new client, interview and retreat!
“I signed up for BARB because I started my coaching practice almost a year ago but still felt stuck about how to find new 1:1 clients, and what direction I wanted to build my practice overall. During the program, I got much more clarity on the niche, client pain, client dream, and client journey, and better website copy on those. I also picked up a new consulting client, a free interview, and a new retreat during the course of BARB. I’m really glad I found this program! It was an enormous help. THANK YOU, CHRISTIE! Really strong work!”
-Sara Jones
My product offer is solid and my website is up!
“Because of this program, I was able say that “I am a financial coach for women” when people ask me what I do. Instead of, “well, I’m trying to start a business that does…blah blah blah”. It gave me the confidence to own it, and I got some really good structure around my offering. Now that I’m done, my product offering is solid and my website is up! I’ve also arranged to host seminars in my neighborhood. This was well worth the price!”
–Katherine Krantz
$1500 in sales + 1,000 new subscribers
“Christie is magical in every possible way. She has this amazing ability to see the big picture and hammer out practical solutions you can implement straight away. Here are some of the amazing things Christie has helped me achieve:
  1. Brilliant strategy to guest post an article on LinkedIn that generated 147,000 views and over 300 comments (and counting!)
  2. More importantly is the fact that I gained 1,000 new subscribers to my opt-in list and generated $1,500 in sales (so far.)
  3. Clear-cut direction on an online program launch and how my email sequence was hindering me. I corrected it, got more interest, and as a result, more sales.
  4. Great insight/suggestions that helped bring my rebranding campaign to fruition. The cool thing about Christie is that she knows the right questions to ask when it comes to the customer’s point of view.
I cannot recommend her enough. She’ll blow you away with that intuitive mind of hers!”
–Samantha Gilbert
I’ve enrolled a new, paying client for the first time in 10 months and only the second time ever!
“I enrolled in BARB because I didn’t get the structure I needed during coach training to actually start a coaching business, and the timing was right for me to join now. Because of this program I was able to enroll my first paying client in months! We’ve had two coaching sessions, and it’s going great so far. It’s gotten me excited about coaching again! I’m thankful for this program and feel like this was the round I was meant to join :)! I’ve built valuable relationships with fellow BARBers through the FB group, and was able to get more clear on what I’m offering my clients, as well as let go of some of my fears around sales.”
–Sarah Macy

The BARB Experience

“As much as I loved my training at iPEC the execution to the business of coaching is minimal. You take it one step further and it is so appreciated.”
–Michael Levine
The program gets straight to the point of starting a real business, and I love it.
–Lisa Ingall
Do it! It’s been incredibly well-paced, organized, and covers so much material!
"What would have taken me months or years to stumble through and figure out was clearly laid out as a step-by-step process to use (and personalize) with real-time feedback. Great!”
–Polly Goddard
I was able to clarify my niche and put myself out there as a coach.
“Because of this program I was able to clarify my niche, and put myself out there as a coach. I feel more confident in what I have to offer, and I was able to take action that felt scary. It’s a great program that covers all of the pieces you need to have in place for a business. It keeps you moving forward with action and doesn’t let you sit forever “thinking it through.” It lays things out simply enough that you can actually take action on things, and Christie tells you when something isn’t worth the distraction at the moment. I also love that the business piece is coming from a coach's perspective, who understands some of the unique difficulties coaches have in building a REAL business. Definitely worth the investment.”
–Charity Friesan
This is a real leg up into working out how to structure your client offering.
“Because of this program I was able to articulate to people (friends and strangers) what it is I offer as a coach, without sounding like a woo woo coach, you know, when people say ‘oh, you’re a ”life” coach’ and do the air quotes like it’s somehow not a good thing! In other words, how to use potential clients’ language and connect more effectively! “This is a real leg-up into working out how to structure your client offering, full of real-life examples which help you put things into perspective, into context and to focus in the right places instead of getting caught up in the weeds.”
–Karen Crawley
A huge jumpstart on getting my business up and running…
“I was a little apprehensive to sign up at first since I hadn’t even done Mod 1 of my coach training, but I thought that it would give me a huge leg-up heading into the program…and it did! I’m gonna be hitting the ground running full-speed when I graduate! I am so far ahead of the game at this early stage of my life coach training. Not only did the program give me a huge jumpstart on getting my business up and running in an effective fashion but it really pushed me to clarify exactly who I want to coach and why. That, in and of itself, was worth the price of admission!”
–Rick Harrigan
Because of this program I was able to gain clarity, confidence, and move my business forward.
“I joined BARB because Christie is down to earth, honest, and doesn’t tolerate BS. During the program I got clear on my niche, set up my website, got my first interview for a corporate proposal I submitted. Because of this program I was able to gain clarity, confidence, and move my business forward. I now have the right mindset to start attracting the right clients (invaluable and priceless!)”
–Desiree Perez
If you need some handholding and buttkicking simultaneously, this is the program for you.
“I loved the training and the interaction with Christie. Because of this program, I have a clearer idea of who my audience is, and have developed web copy that I feel more comfortable with (whereas before I was frozen with fear on where to even begin!) If you need some handholding and butt-kicking simultaneously, this is the program for you!”
–June Kaewsith
One of the best decisions I ever made!
“Working with Coach Pony was one of the best decisions I ever made in building my business. This program will lead you through from building your foundations to launching your coaching business. If you follow the steps, you will have everything you need to build a flourishing business.”
–Myles H. Smith
If you want guidance on how to actually setup a real coaching business, this training is a must have!
“I’ve done so much since taking the program, including: 1) Creating my package and pricing! 2) Being more confident on how to have sales conversations. 3) Creating my Loss Leader and setting up my scheduler and 4) Putting myself out there! Either in the program by participating in the sales challenge, volunteering for a sales consult or just posting on FB. I feel so much farther along in my coach training just by completing this program. Thank you!”
–Allison Watkins
I never regretted signing up for BARB in the middle of my IPEC training – it was easy to integrate the lessons and action-steps.
“As a coach in training through iPEC, there is a TON of information coming at me and I’m doing my best to absorb it all. But I also knew I couldn’t afford to let the business training go until I was certified, not if I want to quit my day job sooner rather than later. I never regretted signing up for BARB in the middle of my iPEC training – it was easy to integrate the lessons and the action steps and did not leave me feeling overwhelmed with all I had to do. Thank you, Christie, for creating this program in such a way that it fits within all the other things your students have to do. I feel MUCH more confident about how to get clients.”
–Hilary Clark
This program is worth every freaking’ penny!
“I can’t choose just one thing that was super helpful, it all was and the whole program just goes together so well.” Here’s what I accomplished: Retooled website for clarity, really nailed down the client dream/journey, designed packages and sales funnel, figured out which marketing platform to use, got a strategy nailed down for getting started in that platform, and put myself out there. Oh, and started writing a blog!”
–Sam Salenger

Global Reviews

I’ve been in business for a couple years and this is WELL worth the investment!
“I’ve been in business for a couple years – really working at it for about a year. I feel like it’s going pretty well, but wanted to step it up. I had a call with Christie and she told me it probably wasn’t right given where I was in my business, but it was relatively cheap and I wanted to really focus my efforts this year, so I signed up! The most helpful thing for me was the dream/journey approach that Christie teaches. For sure – learning how to write and speak to your target audience with that structure has been very helpful for me in developing copy for my site and just talking to people about what I do. To anyone thinking of joining, do it! It is WELL worth the investment. I wish I had this out the gates – I think I’d be WAY further along then I am, but am glad I got this info at this point at least!”
–Leila Hock
Imagine having a solid and simple structure to help you kickstart your business. It is possible and BARB will absolutely get you there!
“During this program I nailed down my niche, started my copy through my pain, journey and dream, secured a domain, host and started my website and logo. I also talked other coaches about creating partnerships. I am on my way! “To anyone thinking about joining the program, all I have to say is this: Imagine having a solid and simple structure to help you kickstart your business. It is possible and BARB will absolutely help you get there!”
–Lisa Corrick
Learning packaging and pricing and the sales funnel process was so valuable!
“I joined BARB because I wanted a program that was focused on growing a business – something lacking in most coach certification programs. After completing the program, I have to say that learning packaging and pricing and the sales funnel process was so valuable! Christie’s emails and posts throughout were great – she was very involved and participative. That was wonderful.”
- Patricia
I got so much out of BARB than I did by working one-on-one with other coaches!
“I got so much more out of BARB than I did by working one-on-one with other coaches, even though this was a group and not an individual coaching program! I absolutely got my money’s worth in the amount of knowledge and clarity I’ve gained and truly feel as though I have a much stronger foundation for my business, even though I had already been in full-on operation for several months already. Because of this program I was able to create a signature package and unique individual session that provides value to my clients, and separates myself from other coaches with unstructured sessions.”
–Denise Csaky
It’s a step-by-step system, all you have to do is follow the instructions to get clients. 2 clients signed up for packages worth $1500!
“I liked the whole methodology of Build a REAL Business, it’s a step-by-step system, all you have to do is follow the instructions and get the work done to get clients. Additionally, the Sales Challenge inspired me to just ‘do it’ and out of the 5 consults, 2 clients signed up for packages worth $1500! Training with Christie made me feel comfortable, welcome and most important CAPABLE of launching my coaching business. The work required to start your own “business” is skimmed over in coaching school. Many of us who are starting our coaching businesses have never been a small business owner and that can be overwhelming. Christie built a sense of community from ensuring we had accountability partners, to sharing successes and encouragement on the FB page, to inspiring us to FAIL FAST, FAIL OFTEN. I loved Christie’s clear eye approach that also encourages FUN.”
–Lisa Gilette
Just DO it!

"I almost didn't sign up because of the investment and it is SO much more valuable than I thought it would be. During the program I got 3 new clients and was able to shift from coaching-on-the-side to having a real business!"
-Dana Conley
I closed seven students in my first group program for 2500 Euros each (I now charge €2,999)!

"My business is going so well I had to hire someone to help me, and I have a micro micro niche! I must say that without BARB I had nothing. I am a master at selling because of the journey and lessons in BARB."
-Sandra Jordaan
Landed a $2,500 paying client in just 3 weeks!

“I loved everything! But I think the training on how to build my first package and work on the niche and value prop was VERY helpful. That was what was holding me back on getting a lot of other things done. Because of this program, I was able to design my first, real coach package that landed me a $2,500 paying client in just 3 weeks! Now I feel truly confident talking about what I can offer and to whom. To anyone thinking about the program, here’s what I’d tell them: If you are truly looking to quickly figure out how to take your coaching business to the next level, then this is the program for you! Not only will you get quick hacks to overcome some of the biggest business mistakes that coaches make with your business but you also get to wear a hat that puts you in control of your success – growing your business! Needless to say you get to meet a community of coaches who are supportive, collaborative, and just down right fun!”
–Benton McTaggart