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The Craft of Coaching - How to Avoid Difficult Relationships with Athletes

How to Avoid Difficult Relationships with Athletes

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.
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What Was It Like to Be Coached by Joe Friel?

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.

How Adding Services Leads to Maximal Gains

Coach Grant Holicky describes how athletes are impacted by the additional experts and services that coaches make available to them. In his experience, these changes often lead to maximal gains.
Coach Philip Hatzis coaching an athlete

Different Business Models for Coaching

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.

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Coach Philip Hatzis reviews a plan with another Tri Training Harder Coach

Build a Solid Platform for Growth

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.
Coach Gordo Byrn on a trail in the Grand Canyon

Finding the Value of Your Time

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.

Marketing Your 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.
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Frank Overton, FasCat Coaching

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.