One question I often get from coaches is, “How do I follow up with potential clients?” When you have a potential client who’s interested in your services, you might think that maintaining a constant line of communication will keep you at the forefront of their mind. However, if they’re genuinely interested, they don’t require a barrage of messages such as, “Hey, just thinking about you,” or “Just checking in.” In fact, such frequent follow-ups can sometimes act as a deterrent. Remember, a potential client knows where to find you. If they have questions or require more information, they’re likely to reach out. In other words…If they’re interested, you’ll know. Here’s where the art of following-up really comes into play. A well-timed follow-up can add value and serve the client, but it needs to strike the right balance between being informative and not overly intrusive. How can you achieve this? 📅 Scheduled Follow-ups: If during your initial interaction, you and the potential client agree to a follow-up call, ensure that it happens at the decided time. This is an essential part of maintaining professionalism and respecting the client’s time. ⭐ Adding Value: When you do reach out to a potential client, make sure you’re adding value to their day and not just filling their inbox. This could be in the form of a useful article, an invite to a relevant event, or a helpful tip. ✍️ Personalization: Avoid sending generic messages. Personalize your communication based on your initial interaction with the potential client. Remember, personalization can make clients feel valued and seen. 🤍 Respect their Space: Some clients may take more time to make a decision. In such cases, respecting their space and time can leave a positive impression. Keep the lines of communication open, but avoid pressuring them into making a quick decision. Mastering the art of following-up can help you feel more confident and empowered in your coaching business. #coaches #coachinglife #onlinecoaching #bizcoach #lifecoaching #mastercoach #icfcoach #coachingtips #tipsforcoaches #newcoaches #coachforcoaches
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I’m sure you’ve heard all about the concept of self-love by now.
And I’m here to call…BS.
Yes, that’s right!
Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely paramount to love yourself (just ask Maslow). But another post on social media about planning time to go to the salon, or an email giving tips on self-care, is frankly…overrated.
These are things we should be doing daily/weekly/monthly, not just once a year or on Valentine’s Day.
And they’re not what we truly need to step into greater self-confidence, self-esteem, and love for ourselves.
So…what do we need?
What actually leads to these things is quieting our negative self-talk, saying goodbye to people, places, and activities that don’t (or no longer) serve us, and embracing our TRUE selves, not the versions we think society or those around us want us to be.
For me, this looked like the following:
💗 Having a come-to-Jesus conversation with myself and realizing I need to slow down this year and really be present in my personal life and business. This includes not filling my calendar like I typically do, and giving my team more breathing room by not constantly being in launch mode. 💗 Letting a lot of people go last year that I thought were my ride or die forever, but they just weren’t good for me. 💗 Taking more days off to spend quality time with my family, like going on a spontaneous trip or helping my son with his college essay. 💗 Reflecting on my labels and analyzing if the Gretchen I’m putting out into the world is the one that actually aligns with my core values, my likes and dislikes, and my vision.