Episodes
Most entrepreneurs are great at making money, but they aren’t always great at managing that money. Let’s be honest: you didn’t start a business because you were passionate about bookkeeping. But you know that managing your cash flow well is the fuel that keeps your business growing. Between monthly reconciliations, quarterly reports, tax prep, and payroll—your business finances can get complicated fast. And doing it yourself—or even hiring the help you need—can be difficult and...
Published 04/15/24
Needing to clarify your message so more customers engage? Register for our upcoming StoryBrand Marketing Workshop May 7-8, 2024 at StoryBrand.com/Workshop. In this virtual workshop you will learn directly from Donald Miller and Dr. J.J. Peterson how to create a clear message and walk away with a 5-part marketing plan to help boost revenue and grow your business. Register now at StoryBrand.com/Workshop.   --   Every savvy business owner knows that marketing is the key to survival, and...
Published 04/08/24
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day.   --   What are the characteristics of a great coach? Knowing your field inside out is crucial, but there's something else just as important: soft skills. These are the skills that help you connect on a personal level, earn trust, and provide real value to your clients. Unfortunately,...
Published 04/02/24
What if the secret to doing really well in business isn't about the newest tech or the flashiest ads, but about how happy and motivated your team is? A great work culture is key to growing your business. It's what makes people want to work for you, fuels innovation, and keeps things running smoothly even when times get tough. But cultivating such a culture isn't easy, especially with the ever-evolving changes in the modern workforce and inevitable challenges in the market. So if your...
Published 04/01/24
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day.   --   Working for yourself as a coach is a double-edged sword. It gives you space to innovate and plan, but it can also lack the vibrant exchange of ideas that fuels growth. Dealing with the loneliness that comes with the job is a challenge because it means there’s no one to share...
Published 03/26/24
Feedback is critical to making a team work well, but it can be full of traps for leaders who aren't careful. Often, feedback meetings become dreaded encounters, either avoided altogether or handled so carefully that they hardly lead to any good changes. Providing constructive feedback as a leader can feel like a tightrope walk, because your words carry a lot of weight and you don’t want to demotivate your team members. So how do you give feedback that’s kind but also helps your team members...
Published 03/25/24
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day.   --   Are you a coach wondering where your next paycheck will come from? Many consultants and coaches are concerned about earning enough and growing their business. They’re anxious about maintaining a steady income, debating whether to quit their job for full-time coaching, and...
Published 03/19/24
When we ignore conflicts in the workplace, it can actually make things worse. It can make people less interested in their jobs, cause good employees to leave, and ultimately impact the bottom line of your business. Sweeping conflicts under the rug doesn’t make them disappear. It makes them grow and fester which can lead to a toxic work environment and higher turnover rates. So what’s the best way to approach difficult conversations at work so that it fosters a culture of open communication...
Published 03/18/24
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day.   --   Do new coaching clients seem hard to come by, and existing ones hard to keep? Despite delivering top-notch coaching, you might find yourself in a constant hunt for new clients, unable to scale your business. This usually happens when you lack a clear marketing and product...
Published 03/12/24
Feeling anxious about your business? You're not alone. Entrepreneurship and anxiety often go hand-in-hand. It's the uninvited guest that overstays its welcome, casting a dark cloud over our decision-making, creativity, and leadership. It's easy to think that this anxiety is a roadblock to your success. But what if we told you that your anxiety could be a secret weapon?    In this week’s episode, guest hosts James Sweeting, Director of Story at Business Made Simple, and podcast producer...
Published 03/11/24
Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilder.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day.   --   Most coaches are missing out on the *one* thing that could truly transform their business: a solid email strategy. While they chase the latest trends and pour resources into social media, the real game-changer lies in the humble art of sending great emails. Email is a...
Published 03/05/24
Are you mulling over the decision to leave your job, but worried about the potential fallout? Quitting a job is never a simple decision. It's fraught with concerns about the future, your career prospects, and your professional relationships. And the fear of leaving on bad terms can be paralyzing. How will your boss react? Will your colleagues view you differently? The possibility of leaving a job and inadvertently damaging your professional reputation or losing the respect of those you value...
Published 03/04/24
Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilder.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day.   --   Your coaching website is the first thing people see about you, so it needs to make a good impression fast. But more importantly, it needs to be all about the people you want to help. This means when they visit your site, they should feel like you’re talking right to them....
Published 02/27/24
Firing an employee is never easy and can make unwanted waves in your company. The emotional weight and potential fallout can affect your team's spirit and your company's culture, making it one of the tasks business owners hate the most. It's a situation that requires legal due diligence, as well as a good grasp of people's feelings and how an organization works. So how do leaders make sure they're doing it right and respectfully?   In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller explores the...
Published 02/26/24
Do you dream of launching a successful coaching business but find yourself paralyzed by the question: "Where will my clients come from?" Tackling this fear is a critical turning point that can either propel you forward or leave you questioning your goals, making what should be an exciting career shift seem overwhelming. Countless would-be coaches find themselves hesitating, torn between making the leap or staying put. So how can you make sure your client pipeline is always full?   In the...
Published 02/20/24
Public speaking is a top fear for a lot of people. Whether it's the panic that sets in at the thought of everyone looking at you, relentless rehearsing without ever feeling ready, or the hesitation to hit 'post' on a social media video after countless takes, the struggle with public speaking anxiety is real and it’s pervasive. Yet being able to give a good talk can be enormously valuable, especially in the world of business. So how do you overcome this fear and become a confident speaker?   ...
Published 02/19/24
Taking the leap from a stable career to start a coaching business is a monumental decision that can be fraught with uncertainty. The biggest hurdle is usually the fear of financial instability. This worry keeps thousands of potential coaches on the sidelines, trapped in careers that don't fulfill their passion or potential. So how do you navigate the career transition without compromising your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones?    In the second part of our Coach Builder...
Published 02/13/24
Creating a job description that gets the right people interested is not as easy as it might sound. It's even more challenging when it's your first time hiring or when you're adding more people to your team. The key is to strike the right balance of talking about what skills they need and also what problems they might encounter on the job. So how do you write a job description that accurately explains what you’re looking for and also talks about the challenges that might come up?    Today,...
Published 02/12/24
How can you make money from your expertise and become known as a coach? It's a big question for many who have significant experience in their field and want to switch to coaching or consulting. Potential coaches grapple with the fear of leaving behind a secure job for the “unpredictable” world of coaching, questioning whether their knowledge is marketable and if they can truly make a living out of their passion. They often struggle to get started because they’re stuck wondering: how do I...
Published 02/06/24
Have you ever wondered how to build a personal brand without having to become someone you're not? It's something a lot of us struggle with in an era where everyone's trying to be noticed online. The truth is, there are people out there right now who are desperately seeking the insights and solutions you already know and take for granted. Your everyday skills and knowledge, the things you do so naturally, could be the exact answers someone else is searching for. So how can you turn who you are...
Published 02/05/24
Many people are afraid to leave their full-time jobs because they're not sure they could ever make it on their own as a coach or consultant. The stakes are too high. There's too much to learn. Where do you even begin in such a crowded marketplace? Here's the truth: coaches with a clear plan and who follow the right steps to grow their businesses survive. Coaches without a plan don't. Our new nine-part Coach Builder limited podcast series is here to walk you through those steps!    Just...
Published 01/30/24
Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit.   --   Do you feel stuck in a loop of hiring people only to see them leave? The secret to breaking this cycle isn't just about who you hire—it's about how you help them work together in a way that pushes the company forward. Every business leader dreams of assembling a...
Published 01/29/24
Many people are afraid to leave their full-time jobs because they're not sure they could ever make it on their own as a coach or consultant. The stakes are too high. There's too much to learn. Where do you even begin in such a crowded marketplace? Here's the truth: coaches with a clear plan and who follow the right steps to grow their businesses survive. Coaches without a plan don't. Our new nine-part Coach Builder limited podcast series is here to walk you through those steps!   Just...
Published 01/23/24
Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit.   --   It’s not easy to build and manage diverse and productive teams. First, you’ve got to find the right people with the right mix of skills, then you’ve got to retain them over the long-term. Oh, and don’t forget about creating the kind of workplace culture where...
Published 01/22/24