What do you look for in One-On-One Coaching?

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What do you guys look for in a good one-on-one coaching program?

For example:

- Do you like to communicate via email, instant messenger, phone, or a combination?

- Do you like to start with a foundation of pre-written, general info that can be expanded on later?

- How many times per day/week do you want direct contact and answers to your questions?

- How long should you wait in between questions and answers?

- How many weeks/months should it last?

- What is a reasonable price to pay for quality personalized coaching?

- What are your expectations? Are you satisfied with expanding your working knowledge of IM or should you be earning a certain amount by a certain time?

And anything else you can think of.

Just trying to get a feel for what people are looking for...

To your success,
Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sieg
    I'm getting ready to start up a one-on-one coaching project too. I'm real interested in the responses as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author InHwan Park
    no upfront payment. take payment based on performance. ideal...but probably not realistic...
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  • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
    I'm not interested in coaching or being coached, but IMO it is a confidence game (the good type)

    If the coach keeps his students confident they can and will eventually succeed, they will keep paying the coach money and taking action.

    And they will become successful eventually.

    There is nothing manipulative about it, because to become successful in business you need confidence.

    A lot of newbies haven't got confidence, they have inner doubts and are scared.

    They want to believe, but they don't believe it deep down.

    The job of a coach is to connect with them at a deep level, destroy the tiny mouse - and bring out the raging tiger...
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Olson
      Originally Posted by oneplusone View Post

      I'm not interested in coaching or being coached, but IMO it is a confidence game (the good type)

      If the coach keeps his students confident they can and will eventually succeed, they will keep paying the coach money and taking action.

      And they will become successful eventually.

      There is nothing manipulative about it, because to become successful in business you need confidence.

      A lot of newbies haven't got confidence, they have inner doubts and are scared.

      They want to believe, but they don't believe it deep down.

      The job of a coach is to connect with them at a deep level, destroy the tiny mouse - and bring out the raging tiger...
      Excellent, very well put - thanks for your insight.

      Without confidence its hard to make any real progress because you're
      constantly second guessing every move you make.

      I realize now that confidence playing a major factor in helping me succeed so
      quickly. I had nearly 100% confidence in the approach I was taking as a newbie.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sieg
    I agree...excellent post. Thank you for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
      I have a slightly different take - while I agree that confidence building does come into it I've found in my own niche of coaching its about teaching people in plain English how to get things done.

      I've had a coach in the past and the key for me was having things explained clearly. It's worth paying for and so is patience.

      In my work:

      I generally write reports (step by step guides) for all my clients and where possible I book two block sessions face-to face or if it isn't possible through Skype. We discuss the report or we build on getting the report together so they have something to actually follow after the session is completed.

      The session blocks include phone and email support during the month I'm hired.

      I'm paid after each session.

      I'm always happy to answer the odd fly by question out of that time period for free - it adds value after all.

      I offer discount to people I meet through off-line networking and also if they refer people at full fee to me.

      I've found as well that keeping up with people after their sessions is a great way to keep you in their mind should they need you. I do genuinely want to know how they're getting along and if they don't re-book that's cool.

      The days of passive coaching are over (in my opinion) - in fact I rarely say I'm a coach now. It's more like training.

      I do public speaking too which again explains to my niche how to get things done and they get to go away with hand outs. What I've found though, many need that push to take action or have things explained in micro form - so they've booked me for one-to-one sessions after they've been to a talk.

      A good niche for me has been guiding off-line businesses onto the internet step by step...you'd be surprised how many businesses still don't utilise the internet - they have a static site they haven't updated for years and expect that to do the trick. They are now finding they need to keep up with their competitors as well as build residual income streams via IM.

      Building a good relationship is the key and patience with people is a close 2nd. If people feel and know this they tend to really invest in someone to 'coach' / 'train them' if that's what they need.

      I hope this has helped a little.

      V
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  • Profile picture of the author montero
    Matt--I sent you a PM a couple days ago, but no answer. Did you get it?
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    • Profile picture of the author dayanthan
      Whatever you do avoid paying thousands of dollars upfront for coaching. If the company offering it is based in Utah be careful- be very careful!
      I got stung by Achieve Technologies who also operate under various names and I am not a happy camper. I am going to do whatever I can to spread the word and make them pay for not coaching me properly. I got a dozen 30 minute sessions for $US4,500 and the promise of email support after that. In my view it is totally bogus and substandard. They didn't even teach me how to build a website properly, let alone how to drive traffic. I have had to learn this from forums and blogs. I still haven't got a handle of what I have to do to make a sale and I still have a long way to go. In short you have to be super careful. The only reputable online coaching program I know of is Chris Farrell's one.
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      • Profile picture of the author FloridaKash
        Originally Posted by dayanthan View Post

        Whatever you do avoid paying thousands of dollars upfront for coaching. If the company offering it is based in Utah be careful- be very careful!
        I got stung by Achieve Technologies who also operate under various names and I am not a happy camper. I am going to do whatever I can to spread the word and make them pay for not coaching me properly. I got a dozen 30 minute sessions for ,500 and the promise of email support after that. In my view it is totally bogus and substandard. They didn't even teach me how to build a website properly, let alone how to drive traffic. I have had to learn this from forums and blogs. I still haven't got a handle of what I have to do to make a sale and I still have a long way to go. In short you have to be super careful. The only reputable online coaching program I know of is Chris Farrell's one.
        Dang, $4500 for coaching..... once I figure this out I'll have to go that route for sure. Sorry you received a poor product that sucks.

        Here's one thing I do not quite understand. <crawling into flame retardant suit> I think when I am ready to be coach..... a long ways away for sure... I would offer to mentor a very motivated and bright individual for free and guide them into niche's that would benefit mine and could feed off of each other. If I could make someone successful we would be able to share lists, traffic and strategies. Perhaps you could even build a good enough relationship to where the person you coached could look after things if you went on a two week vacation and have the same favor returned.
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        • Profile picture of the author dayanthan
          Yeah I am pretty bummed about it. I am in a dispute with them at the moment and my blood is boiling because they are trying to put it all on me and I can't stand for that. I am looking at ways to bring them to account. I feel I am a man on a mission and don't want to rest until I get some sort of redress. Thanks for responding to my story. I want others to be careful and avoid shonky salesman and coaching companies that promise the earth but deliver much less.
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        • Profile picture of the author dayanthan
          Originally Posted by FloridaKash View Post

          Dang, $4500 for coaching..... once I figure this out I'll have to go that route for sure. Sorry you received a poor product that sucks.

          Here's one thing I do not quite understand. <crawling into flame retardant suit> I think when I am ready to be coach..... a long ways away for sure... I would offer to mentor a very motivated and bright individual for free and guide them into niche's that would benefit mine and could feed off of each other. If I could make someone successful we would be able to share lists, traffic and strategies. Perhaps you could even build a good enough relationship to where the person you coached could look after things if you went on a two week vacation and have the same favor returned.
          Btw I like your idea and think it could work as long as you are a trustworthy individual. I just wish I found the right person when I first started out. Now I am still early on in the process but am willing to collaborate with the right individuals. I am willing to help others if they are willing to help me.
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    Simply the assurance of frequent communication and accountability for what we are working towards.
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