One of the cardinal rules of coaching that I learned in my coach training program is that “The client does the work.”
But what if you, as a coach, want to do some of the work for your clients? Is it okay for you to offer “Done-For-You” services?
I’m seeing more and more coaches including “Done-For-You” services in their coaching packages – often as part of the coach’s premium coaching package.
Here are some examples:
=> A career coach includes a Resume Re-Write
=> A small business coach provides a step-by-step Marketing Plan
=> A leadership coach offers the development of a Succession Plan
=> A health coach develops Customized Meal Plans with recipes and shopping lists
=> A corporate coach includes the creation of an Employee Handbook
=> A relationship coach creates an Online Dating Profile for her clients
Can you see how clients really appreciate these types of “Done-For-You” services?
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So, are you currently including something “Done-For-You” for your coaching clients? Or perhaps is this something you are going to add in the future?
It’s obviously a personal choice, however including an enticing “Done-For-You” component can make it a lot easier for people to say, “Yes” and sign up for your coaching.
Please post a comment below to let me know what you think about this.
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* Social media set up – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
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I think when you do these services, your in the co-coaching field. Which is perfectly okay, you just have to define that upfront with your clients. There is a value to the client after they discover for themselves, what they want to do, be or have, then the specific’s can be co-created. In my business model, I may have services provided that use my marketing skills and strategy skills that would fit better with co-coaching.
Great feedback Angela. I like those phrases, co-coaching and co-creating!
While I think there is value in providing clients with the type of additional support you mention here, I also believe quite strongly that these premium services take the coach over the line to Consulting, and that it is important to make the distinction when communicating with the client.
Thanks for your comment Gillian. Yes, having clear communication is key!