No one wants to “fire” an athlete. But there are times when the coach-athlete relationship is clearly not working. Coaches need to reflect on these difficult situations and athletes so they can identify problems before things get personal.
It can be helpful to consider things from the athlete’s perspective. Ryan Bolton was coached by Joe Friel for the duration of his career as a pro triathlete. He reflects on what made that relationship work and the lessons he took from it in establishing his own coaching business.
Joe Friel explores the pros and cons of different options available to coaches, from 1-to-1 coaching to group coaching, both online or face-to-face, as well as online training plans. Consider the quality of the service you deliver, the time investment, what it's worth, and the level of expertise required.
Coach Philip Hatzis is in the business of positioning coaches for growth, both professionally and financially. He describes the mindset that every coach needs to embrace before they can effectively grow their business.
Your billable rate is a key metric that will inform nearly every decision that you need to make in running a business. Gordo Byrn applied the same approach he took with his financial consulting business to his coaching business.
Frank Overton of FasCat Coaching streamlines a strategy for cost-effective marketing that can be scaled to fit any business. Couple a simple website with smart content marketing and you can get real traction that leads to growth.
As FasCat Coaching grew, it opened a brick-and-mortar performance center and sold power meters. Once the market was saturated, Frank Overton took his business virtual and set his sights on coaching athletes nationwide.