Business Operations Resources for Coaches
The Coaches Console — Complete online system for managing your entire coaching business. With the Coaches Console you can attract new clients, manage current clients, track client progress, handle call notes, manage billing, email prospects and clients, do online scheduling and much more. Coaches Console is the one place you can come to manage your whole business, so you can focus on coaching clients.
Shopping Cart Solutions for Coaches
The Coaches Console — The Coaches Console system includes a secure online shopping cart module. It’s one of the many reasons so many coaches love this complete integrated system!
Infusionsoft — This is a robust all-in-one sales and marketing system, built for small businesses. You get everything you need in a single, well-oiled machine that automatically converts leads into new customers and grows sales from existing ones. This is a complete shopping cart, email marketing and affiliate management system. We currently use Infusionsoft and appreciate all the advanced features.
Office Autopilot — This is an all-in-one business and marketing platform designed for information marketers, experts, and coaches. It integrates your contact management, payment processing, automated marketing, task management and affiliate management. Office Autopilot is the “hot new kid on the block” and the people we know who use it, love it.
Merchant Accounts for Coaches
Direct Pay – Here’s where you can get a Merchant Account so you can accept credit cards and debit cards. They offer competitive rates and work with a lot of coaches. We’ve used their services since 2001!
Newsletter & Email List Management Resources for Coaches
Here are some of the commonly-used email list management services for coaches. We’ve included some pros and cons of each service. Check out each one and see which feels right to you.
MailChimp — Completely free service for lists up to 2,000 subscribers!
Constant Contact — Easy-to-use, lots of templates, comprehensive reporting and no double opt-in required. Free 30 day trial.
aWeber — Requires double opt-in, which means improves deliverability, but not great if you focus on list-building by in-person networking and speaking.
iContact — Easy-to-use, lots of templates, comprehensive reporting and no double opt-in required. Free trial.
Free and Paid Conference Services
Zoom — Easy and reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.
Free Conference Call — Free conference calls are simple and easy to use, requiring only a name and an e-mail address to receive an instant account. Your teleconferencing line is available to you 24/7 and there is no need to schedule or make reservations. Each conference call account accommodates 96 callers on an unlimited number of 6 hour free conference calls.
Instant Conference — The web-based moderator controls provide your conference organizer with the ability to monitor attendance, and activate call features such as recording or changing the call’s muting configuration. An online Control Panel displays available Caller ID information, and you can “ping” individual participants to take roll call.
Free Conference — Web-based conference call scheduling and management tools, as well as conference bridges, are offered entirely free of charge! There is absolutely no catch. This is not a limited-time offer – no gimmicks, no gotchas and no tricks. These standard services are full-featured, with only minimal service limitations.
Maestro Conference — Your webinars and teleconferences can be social, engaging, and interactive. Energize your events with visual screensharing and the intimacy and power of breakout groups. Replicate a live room experience with raised hands, instant polls and more. Social Conferencing gives you the ease and reach of teleconferencing, with the depth of social interactions, in real-time conversations – for a fraction of the cost, time, and hassle of a live meeting. We’ve used Maestro and love how it enables so much interactivity.
Easy Seminar — This is a robust paid conference call service for conducting professional quality teleseminars and webinars that attract prospects and makes it easy for them to take the “next step” with you. This service provides instant teleseminar or webinar replay and makes it easy for people to participate by phone (with local access numbers in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK), Skype or webcast. We use Easy Seminar and love it!
Coaching Associations & Publications
International Coach Federation — Global association for the coaching profession with more than 15,000 members and local chapters world wide.
Choice Magazine — The magazine of professional coaching, choice provides and promotes development, growth, education, and success for those professionally involved in coaching.
Coach & Grow R.I.C.H. may have an affiliate relationship with the companies listed above. All this means is that if you decide to invest in one of the resources we recommend, we may receive some type of compensation. We only affiliate with companies that we know can be of great value to you, however we do recommend you perform due diligence and use your own judgment when making decisions and investments in your business.
Free Coaching Business Start-Up Guide
Launching Your Coaching Business? (Or thinking about it?)
Download Part 1 of the Free Coaching Business Start-Up Guide and discover the key elements you need to have in place to run a successful coaching business, including:
- How to name your coaching business
- The best client management systems
- The importance of signed client agreements
- Providing intake materials
- The equipment and technology you need
- How to get paid and manage finances
- The legal and insurance items you need to consider
- And so much more!