Stairway to Six

From Client Enrollment to the Close.
Build Your Six Figure Sales Strategy Start to Finish.

You're a coach.

In Stairway to Six: Build Your Six Figure Sales Strategy Start to FinishMaster Certified Coach Gretchen Hydo will walk you step by step through becoming a master at client creation and business strategy so you can sell out your coaching practice over and over.

During this 6-month program, you’ll learn how to:

Other than working with Gretchen one-on-one, the Stairway to Six program is the best way to learn from an experienced six-figure coach alongside other like-minded coaches.

You’ll get direct access to Gretchen through two full-day sessions, up to two 2-hour live online sessions each month (mix of daytime and evening sessions, all recorded), built-in bonus sessions, and a private Facebook community for your Stairway to Six cohort.

“No doubt this Stairway to Six is invaluable to set forth a path to be a successful and income-earning professional coach. The environment pushes not only for steps to take and actions to complete and creates the possibility to win big from a change in mindset for serving the greater good.”
—Michael E.
This program is for you if:
  • You’ve launched your business and you have one or more clients who are getting results
  • You’re confident in your coaching skills
  • You believe in the power of coaching and investing in yourself
  • You’re tired of having an empty calendar and an even emptier bank account
  • You’re ready to do whatever it takes to become a full-time six-figure coach
  • You want to earn continuing education credits towards your ICF credential. (This program is built for both ICF and non-ICF coaches, you will benefit either way!)
This program is NOT for you if:
  • You haven’t coached any clients yet OR your business isn’t yet set up to accept clients
  • You’re not sure of your coaching skills or why your clients aren’t getting results
  • You’d rather “see what happens” than decide what happens and create it for yourself
Applications are OPEN for the January 2025 cohort. Dates TBD. Space is limited.

If selected to join the Stairway to Six program, you’ll have 48 hours to register and pay your deposit to hold your spot. If you’re not selected for this cohort, you will receive feedback to help you increase your chances of being accepted for the next cohort. 

Apply by November 15, 2022, to get two bonus 55-minute private coaching sessions with Gretchen AND a seat to our Roadmap To Success Workshop in December, if accepted.
“If you want to grow as a coach in a supportive community of coaches and under the guidance of a master coach - that embodies the service-oriented principles of the prosperous coach methodology - then this program is an easy recommendation from me.”
—Aiden M.


Join Master Certified Coach Gretchen Hydo for a 6-month virtual experience that will take you step-by-step through the strategies you need to build a six-figure coaching practice.

Full-Day Kickoff Session: The Stairway to Six Figures! Start your six-figure journey with an energizing all-day Saturday session that will lay the groundwork for the next 6 months. Walk out of day 1 with a powerful pitch, a client outreach strategy, develop a plan for never running out of prospects, and more.
Module 1 Fearless Coaching: Building Your Practice With Confidence. Create a powerful vision for your coaching practice, master the enrollment basics, and overcome your fear of objections as part of your powerful business building plan. This business is about being bold!
Module 2 Client Connections Where to Find Them and How to Keep Them. Translate your vision into total clarity on your ideal clients, learn how to create client conversations, and dive into key tools for running your business.
Module 3 From Consultation to Close: Selling Your Coaching Effectively. Learn the secrets to effective sales and “the art of the close,” overcome your selling fears, and develop your business processes around your sales strategy.
Module 4—Show Me the Money! Money-Making Strategies, Mindset, & Overcoming Your Clients’ Money Objections. Uncover your thoughts about money and learn how your money stories affect your client relationships, set financial goals for your business, and overcome your clients’ money objections. How we do money, is how we do everything!
Module 5—Get with the Program: Packaging & Pricing Your Services. Connect with what your ideal clients want and need, design your programs for optimal results, learn how to command your fee with confidence, and create a plan for launching your next offer.
Module 6—Taking it to the Streets: Positioning Yourself and Planning Your Next 6 Months. Learn how to position yourself as an expert through writing, speaking, and teaching; uncover the stories that will attract your ideal clients; and start creating your vision for the next 6 months of your business.
Full-Day Closeout Session! Use the building blocks of the last 6 months to launch into the next phase of your six-figure coaching business in this intensive final session.
ICF CCE Continuing Coach Education

Every live session includes:

  • Module’s topic and interactive lecture.
  • Spot-coaching and Q&A 
  • Hotseat Coaching: Gretchen will coach one participant for 25-minutes in front of the group each month, and one coach will coach another participant. (Advance signup required)
  • Small-group activities to practice new skills and translate concepts into action  
  • ICF Approved hours towards Continuing Coach Education credits for your credential renewal.
  • Celebrating accomplishments and milestones 
  • Assignments and accountability for every session—work independently and with your accountability and coaching buddies, share in the Facebook community, and track your progress 
All sessions will be recorded and made available live in the Stairway to Six: Build Your Six-Figure Sales Strategy Start to Finish Back Office from recording date through the end of the program.
“Reflecting on the work we did together this past year and I feel so blessed that I chose you to be my coach! It was such a hard year in so many ways and having the sanctuary of coaching and the wisdom of Stairway to Six really helped me to stay grounded and despite many challenges. I was able to resurrect my coaching business and have a waitlist for clients until 2022! THANK YOU so much for modeling what a bad-ass heart-centered prosperous coach looks like!”
—Samantha S.

This program is 20-hours of group sessions, 6 hours of bonus/special guest sessions, 18 hours of peer coaching, 14 hours for the full-day experiences, 6 hours of community calls, 3 months of support after the program ends, private Facebook Community.

This 6-month mastermind is easily worth $25,000.
Tuition for this program is only $6,200


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Considered by many to be one of Los Angeles’ top coaches, Gretchen Hydo is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a certified mentor coach, keynote speaker, and trainer. Gretchen is one of only 2,000 ICF-Certified Master Coaches in the world, and she helps people from all walks of life make significant and substantial changes. She’s spent 15+ years working with individual clients, name brands, and notable companies. Before becoming a certified professional coach, Gretchen launched and operated a successful public relations firm, Chatterbox PR Ink. Gretchen is a frequent speaker, trainer, and executive coach at Universal Music, the University of Southern California, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. As a thought leader in her field, she is regularly featured in A-list publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Fast Company. She is an instructor with the Life Purpose Institute and an ICF mentor coach, where she specializes in helping new coaches launch their practice and develop their business. Gretchen lives in Los Angeles with her husband of over 20 years and two children.

Spots Are Limited! Apply Today. Apply by November 15, 2022, and get two bonus 55-minute private coaching sessions with Gretchen, if accepted!

What Gretchen’s Clients & Students Have to Say

Gretchen developed Stairway to Six: From Client Enrollment to the Close. Build Your Six Figure Sales Strategy Start to Finish based on past group coaching programs to create a one-stop shop for coaches looking to go all-in in their business.

Here’s what some of her previous Stairway to Six members have to say: 

“The structure of Stairway to Six is very supportive for coaches looking to uplevel their coaching skills, get coached themselves to show up as their best version for their clients, and have a strong community of other coaches to provide suggestions and input to improve their business. Every part of it is meant to help a coach progress, from the pre-work and the post-work of the group coaching calls, to the accountability in the group and ongoing work between sessions!”
—Christy V.
"I believe that Stairway to Six is a must for all coaches looking to generate a sustainable income, build relationships with other coaches, and learn from a master at the top of her game. You will be challenged and pushed beyond your comfort zone, yet have the support you need to rise to the occasion. I cannot say enough good things about my experience in ST6 so if this program is offered to you, just do it — it will be well-worth your investment!”
—Michael Z.
"My biggest wins during Stairway to Six were having my highest income month since starting my business, starting a group coaching program, and gaining confidence regarding client creation.”
—Emily D.
“Gretchen’s inspiration and incredibly helpful advice has helped me make a fantastic shift in my business this year. As my confidence has grown, I am connecting with more people and I am finding new opportunities more readily.”
—Neela P.