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The Many Faces of a Financial Coach – Alicia Fitzgerald

The purpose of The Many Faces of a Financial Coach blog series is to inspire up-and-coming and veteran coaches alike. Our mission is to show the beautiful uniqueness to coaches overall while telling their story, describing their niche and allowing them to offer tips & advice to other coaches. Profiles of coaches are not necessarily participants or graduates of the Financial Coach Academy training program (although some are). It's purely for inspirational purposes only. Name Alicia Fitzgerald Website WWW.totemfinancialwellness.com When did you start your Financial Coaching business?  07/2019 Tell us about your journey to becoming a financial coach. I have [...]

By |2020-06-23T23:22:44+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

Financial Coaches Beat the Heat 21-Day Business Boosting Challenge

We are so excited for our Beat the Heat 21-day Business-Boosting Challenge to kick off on July 10th! It's just 21-days long --->You can do ANYTHING for 21 days!! :) We are on a mission to empower financial coaches like you to up-level your business, achieve greater results with your clients and overall, grow as an entrepreneur and as a person! Chances are, you excel with a little bit of friendly competition and positive peer pressure - well, then this challenge is perfect for you! Every day there are a number of activities to complete in order to earn points. [...]

By |2020-06-18T19:44:07+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Training Program or Online Course

      How to know if an online course or financial coaching training program is right for you and your coaching business. Online courses these days are like belly buttons: Everybody has one. You can take classes on anything and everything from marketing to time management to the perfect YouTube lighting setup.  Depending on where you are in your financial coaching career, you might consider taking a course to uplevel your business. But how do you decide which course? And how can you tell if it's worth your investment as it relates to both your time and money? Here [...]

By |2020-06-07T16:49:42+00:00June 7th, 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|

Hiring Your First Assistant

How do you hire your first assistant for your financial coaching business? Hiring your first support person or assistant, I believe, is a much harder step to take in your business than launching it. It’s hard for a lot of reasons. Often times, the business owner is busy doing all the things. And there’s value in doing things when you first start. You learn what you like and don’t like. You learn how to put together a system or a workflow or a client journey if you’ve yet to do that previously. You learn the ins and outs of things [...]

By |2020-03-25T18:47:26+00:00February 29th, 2020|

Finding and Growing Referral Partnerships as a Financial Coach

Word-of-mouth is a terrific form of advertising for your financial coaching business. When your friend or even a friend-of-a-friend makes a recommendation about anything from their favorite shampoo to the next great restaurant, you’re more than likely going to remember it and are probably more likely to try it than you would have without that endorsement.  That’s why referrals are one of the most effective tools for building your financial coaching business. Having referral partners is like having a built-in sales team that already knows who your potential clients are and what you do. It’s a match made is business-development [...]

By |2020-02-28T19:26:37+00:00February 28th, 2020|

Financial Coaches Unite 21-day New Year Challenge

We are so excited for our 21-day Business-Boosting Challenge to kick off on January 15th!! It's just 21-days long --->You can do ANYTHING for 21 days!! :) We are on a mission to empower financial coaches like you to up-level your business, achieve greater results with your clients and overall, grow as an entrepreneur and as a person! Chances are, you excel with a little bit of friendly competition and positive peer pressure - well this challenge is perfect for you then! Every day there are a number of activities to complete in order to earn points. Most of these [...]

By |2020-01-03T17:12:04+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

Cold vs. Warm vs. Qualified: Know Your Leads, Know Your Growth

How to Get More Financial Coaching Clients Through Your Sales Funnel Owning your own business, especially if you’re just starting, will have you thinking a lot about leads. Where do your best leads come from? How can you get more? How can you move them quickly through your sales funnel? These are questions many an entrepreneur has pondered in the middle of the night. We qualify leads in one of three ways; cold, warm and qualified. How we classify each and how we gear our marketing and messaging toward them is different. Here’s how and why. Nurturing Cold Leads Cold [...]

By |2019-12-10T18:30:09+00:00December 10th, 2019|

$68k in debt to full time financial coach; Kelsa interviews Kacy Smith.

Kelsa talks with Kacy Smith about her journey from $68k in debt to being a full time financial coach! Most financial coaches follow a similar journey. They start with transforming their own personal finances and realize that they would love to help others feel the same freedom they felt by paying off debt, getting on a budget and having savings in place. Part time to full time challenges The first challenge for most people is the transition to making it a legitimate part time business while maintaining their regular 9-5 job and family life. The biggest challenge is usually that [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:19:11+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Gamify your prospecting- an interview with Bill Luhrs

Most financial coaches agree that prospecting new clients is something they hate! And because prospecting is not fun we typically avoid it like the plague! But, in reality, we are probably missing out on being able to actually help people as well as leaving money on the table! Your business Bill Luhrs, a financial coach that focuses on retirement and self managed investing and also a Financial Coach Academy graduate, has taken the old, boring and tedious action of prospecting for clients and modernized it by making it a game! Watch this video of Bill being interviewed by Kelsa and [...]

By |2019-11-16T16:46:34+00:00October 29th, 2019|