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A Financial Coach’s Summer Reading List, Updated for 2021

Our Favorite Financial Coaching Books It's that time of year!  Summer is here, and it's time to start getting your summer beach reads ready to go.  There is nothing better than sitting poolside in the warm sun and diving into a good book. While devouring a good Nora Roberts or James Patterson novel is a great way to spend the afternoon, we at Financial Coach Academy like to use the summer downtime to be students of our craft as well. We like to mix in some business and leadership motivation alongside the latest teen vampire series. Consider this your official [...]

By |2021-06-15T15:32:11+00:00June 14th, 2021|

Should I Put My Prices On My Website: Two Things To Consider

What to Ask Yourself When Listing Prices On Your Website By Kelsa Dickey When financial coaches ask me a question about should I or should I not do X for my financial coaching business, my answer is usually it depends. That response goes for the question of whether or not to put your prices on your website. It can be a good idea or a bad idea, and your yes or no response depends on where you are in your business and what’s best for your business growth. There are two main schools of thought when it comes to putting [...]

By |2021-07-08T16:26:21+00:00June 14th, 2021|

Making the Leap to Full-Time Financial Coach

How Much Do I Need to Make to Go From Part-Time to Full-Time Financial Coach? I was recently asked this question by a member of our Financial Coaches Unite group. A part-time financial coach who is currently helping friends and family members asked:  At some point down the road I’d love to make it a full time gig, but I’m wondering what I should expect to make per year in terms of revenue? I know every area of the country is different, but I’m trying to get a ballpark idea for planning purposes. As someone who started her coaching business [...]

By |2021-05-25T22:03:20+00:00May 12th, 2021|

Coaching a Caretaker | How to Help Financial Coaching Clients Who Want to Help Everyone Else (Free Download!)

Some people are givers, some are takers. And as you coach, you'll come across both extremes of people. Today, though I want to talk about the giver. Specifically the type of people who give and give and give. I call these people my caretaker clients.  Who is a Caretaker? A caretaker is someone who uses their time, money, and energy to assist their immediate family members, friends, or possibly even colleagues. They give a lot and cannot stop themselves from giving. It is their nature. But caretakers oftentimes do so at a sacrifice to themselves financially. Like most [...]

By |2021-03-26T21:28:33+00:00March 26th, 2021|

Setting Boundaries with Your Clients Even if You’re Only Seeing Beta-Clients

How to Set Boundaries with Your Financial Coaching Clients Here’s the scenario. A new coach is building her financial coaching business and trying to take on beta clients. She has eight people express interest in her coaching, and five schedule a discovery call. After the call, four express interest in financial coaching and being beta clients for a full coaching session. One goes MIA and won’t return calls or emails to book the session. Two book a session but then start to ask about pushing it back immediately after they are scheduled. The fourth one wants to book but not [...]

By |2021-03-04T21:33:42+00:00March 4th, 2021|

The Importance of Annual Planning for Your Financial Coaching Business | FREE Annual Planning Guide

It's already mid-November. Can you believe it? That means that 2021 is just around the corner. So here’s the big question:  What are you going to accomplish next year?  Michael and I finished our annual planning meeting last month, and man, are we feeling jazzed about next year. Our planning meeting where we plot out the coming year and everything we want to accomplish. We look forward to this two-day planning session every year because it provides us with an immense amount of clarity and direction as well as allowing us to rally the troops and get our entire [...]

By |2020-11-16T04:03:02+00:00November 13th, 2020|

Kelsa coaches a brand new financial coach through crafting their “Why Story”

Many new entrepreneurs have fear about taking the next step in their business and a lot of the time this shows up as imposter syndrome. Wikipedia defines imposter syndrome as: "a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud"." Financial coaching is a relatively new career path and many financial coaches have no formalized education in finances, feel like their credibility will be questioned. But having a degree in finance does not make a financial coach. Most financial coaches have actually learned good financial [...]

By |2020-10-09T18:02:18+00:00October 9th, 2020|

The One Question Every Financial Coach Needs to Ask

You’ve done it. You booked your first financial coaching client! You’re jumping for joy! You’re excited! You texted your bestie right away because EEEEK this was too exciting to keep to yourself.  And it is. We’re over here celebrating with you.  via GIPHY Once that excitement fades though, you may be left with another, altogether less pleasant feeling: Dread.  Getting a client to book with you - whether they are paying or not - is part of the battle. But it’s only part. Now comes the hard part. Now you have to actually provide a service. You have to show [...]

By |2020-09-23T21:59:14+00:00September 23rd, 2020|

The #1 Way for Financial Coaches to Market their Business and Services (Video)

Financial Coach Kelsa Dickey talks about the BEST way to market yourself as a financial coach so you can have a steady stream of clients dying to work with you. This certainly isn’t the ONLY way to market yourself as a financial coach, but me and my team consider it to be a non-negotiable strategy. We know the most tried, tested, and true way to grow a sustainable, long-lasting financial coaching business is by building strong and real relationships with referral partners. Sure, that does not sound sexy at all.  Referral partners are certainly not a new idea. You probably [...]

By |2020-09-23T21:59:31+00:00August 28th, 2020|

When is a Business Opportunity Worth Your Time?

If you're new to financial coaching, most business opportunities are going to be worth your time. Earlier on in my career, I was approached by a company and asked to submit a bid for a corporate wellness program. Had I run a corporate wellness program before? No. Did I question whether I should submit a bid for this? Yes. Did I submit one anyway? Absolutely. That business opportunity was a big unknown at the time. The things that I would need to ensure the opportunity was successful, I didn’t have in place when I submitted the bid. But I trusted [...]

By |2020-04-27T19:30:14+00:00April 27th, 2020|
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