Business

Have Patience

Patience and persistence, often through failures and slow progress, are critical factors for success in your coaching business. Ah yes, the first week of January – otherwise known as New Year Resolution time. As a former fitness professional, this was one of the most dreaded times of the year. While I appreciated the increased revenue … Read more

Just Start

While I don’t have specific statistics, if I were a betting man, I’d put down a hefty bet that at least 50 percent of those looking to start a coaching business never start one. While there are many reasons for this, my best guess is that the number one reason is fear. I totally get … Read more

The Most Boring (and Important) Factor of Success

Buy those carbon plated shoes and you’ll hit a PR. Do this specific workout that I’m selling and you’ll increase your lactate threshold. If you use this gel, you won’t hit the wall. There are endless training methods and tips that promise everything from marginal to huge gains. This is also true in the world … Read more

Your Coaching Business Flywheel

Have you ever ridden a spin bike? If you have, you know that it’s pretty hard to get the wheel (flywheel) going due to its weight – usually between 30-45 lbs. However, once that sucker is moving, it’s damn near impossible to stop! While I could posit on this topic as it relates to why … Read more

5 Tips For Coaching Through The Pandemic

These are stressful times – no doubt about it. From an endurance sports perspective, with very few in-person events being held and not knowing what 2021 is going to look like in regard to the race calendar, there are a lot of unknowns. However, despite the current climate of things, athletes are still being coached … Read more

Want To Be A Great Coach? 6 Things To Consider

There are a lot of great coaches out there. There are also a lot of, well… not so great coaches. One question that I get asked with some frequency is, “What do I need to do to be a successful coach?” This is a hard question to answer, as I certainly cannot guarantee that any … Read more

Your Coaching Business – Where To Go From Here

Things are starting to open up in many areas across the US/internationally, and many races are finding dates to reschedule their events to this fall. So the million dollar question is – what does this mean for you as a coach? Start at the End When planning out a competition season, it is commonplace (and … Read more

What To Charge For Coaching

A common question among both new and seasoned coaches and trainers is how much to charge. This is often a difficult question to answer as there are several factors that come into play. Some of these factors are: IT’S ALL ABOUT VALUE! When I was working in NYC as a personal trainer, a prospective client … Read more