Coach Scott Saifer started out coaching elite-level road cyclists. Over the years his coaching business has evolved with the needs of his existing and prospective clients. Now many of his clients work toward goals outside of racing. He discusses what it takes to work with athletes who might lack ability or motivation, or both.
By coaching athletes of all levels and aspirations, Christine Schirtzinger has learned how to build a better business—and be a better coach. She sees the limitations in working solely with high-performance athletes.
Coaches ask their questions during this recording of a live Q&A with coach Joe Friel. This event covered many topics including the business of coaching, motivating athletes, helping athletes reach difficult goals, and how to help athletes balance life and training.
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.
Gordo Byrn used his racing career to build a coaching business. It started as a side gig to cover his racing habit, but, like many coaches, eventually he had to figure out how to turn a profit . . . and fast. Coming from the world of finance, Gordo brings a unique perspective to the business of coaching.
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.