Joanna Lott Coaching

You started your business to work in line with your values and purpose.

A business that not only supports your family and lifestyle but feeds your soul and lights you up. But balancing your time and family life, with your mission and dreams is a struggle.

Would you like it to be easier?

Then, this is going to help you sooooo much!

This week, Jo is talking about leverage and scale in your coaching business.

Maximising Your Impact and Scaling Your Coaching Business (00:01:28)

Jo discusses the importance of scaling and leveraging your coaching business to reach more clients and make a bigger impact. It explores the reasons why coaches may want to scale their business and offers strategies for transforming a 1-to-1 coaching model into a 1-to-many model.

The Power of Leverage in Coaching (00:08:03)

This section focuses on the concept of leverage and how coaches can make their existing assets work harder for them. Jo discusses leveraging marketing efforts, such as repurposing podcast content into blog posts and social media posts. She also mentions automation and standardised processes to save time and energy.

Practical Steps to Scale and Leverage Your Coaching Business (00:09:26)

Jo provides practical steps for coaches to start scaling and leveraging their coaching business. She suggests assessing current offerings for adaptation, creating webinars or short courses, and identifying tasks that can be automated or delegated. The importance of filtering decisions through the lens of scale and leverage is emphasised.

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Hello and welcome to Women in the Coaching Arena podcast. I'm so glad you are here. I'm Jo Lott, a business mentor and ICF accredited coach

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and I help coaches to build brilliant businesses. I know that when you prepare to enter the arena, there is fear, self doubt, comparison, anxiety, uncertainty, shame. You can tend to armor up and protect yourself from vulnerability. In this podcast, I'll be sharing honest, not hype, practical and emotional tools to support you to make the difference that you are here for. Dare greatly. You belong in this arena. Welcome to episode 41 of women in the coaching arena. I am so glad you are here. Today, I'm excited to talk about something slightly different than I normally talk about in this podcast. So it's about maximizing your impact and how you can scale and leverage your coaching and expertise. This is pretty much how I run my business because my goal is to help a million coaches to successfully grow their business and make the most of their coach training just slightly ambitious. So, if I am acting in accordance with my goal, then I need to have a leverage model, which is why I do have, a group program to help as many people as I can to do this. This means a lot to me because there are so many coach training organizations churning out coaches who have absolutely no idea that it's actually going to take quite a lot of work after that qualification to grow their business. So I'm on a mission to help more coaches to actually sell their coaching and actually get to do that work that they have trained for. Obviously it's a transformational journey. It helps you with your own self-awareness and there are so many other benefits. But if you do go into it, wanting to set up a coaching business, I really want to help more people to actually do that and be aware that this might actually take a small bit of work. So, if we're thinking about why you might want to scale and leverage your business. Maybe you have a big goal to help as many people as you possibly can. I think many of us have learned a lesson in life perhaps, and we want to share our learnings from that lesson so no one else has to suffer. It's a bit like when you hear the really terrible instances happen in people's lives and they dedicate their entire life to campaigning so that more people don't have to go through what they went through. And I think a lot of coaches want to do that. That's certainly why I do this work. Because you're essentially saving your former self. Creating what you wish you had. There may be other reasons why you want to move to this model. Maybe you have really limited time. Like I do. I work school hours only. Term time only. So you do have really short amount of time in your day. By the time you've done your marketing and all your things. It's something that you have to balance alongside your work. So let's start with two pivotal words. That I would love you to think about if this is your goal going forward. So those two words are scale and leverage. These aren't just buzzwords. They are the cornerstones of transforming your coaching business into one that can help as many people as possible. In the most effective way. So, what do they mean in the context of coaching or knowledge-based businesses? It's about expanding your capacity to be able to sell more clients without a proportional increase in your workload. Scaling is about expanding your capacity to serve more clients without a proportional increase in your workload. And leverage on the other hand is about utilizing your existing resources. That might be your intellectual property or systems that you have created. So in this episode, we will talk about how you can maximize your output and efficiency. Starting with your coaching capacity. Let's say for argument's sake, you have a capacity of 10 clients. And that is your limit given the hours that you have with your current one-to-one model. But what if you could reach not just 10 clients, but a hundred clients. Imagine the impact that you could have, not just on your business, but on the lives of those additional clients. This is where scaling and leverage come into play. This is something I'm working on a lot at the moment because I do run a group program. So I have a scalable program. But in all honesty, it does currently require a lot of my energy in order to give my clients the best results and so I'm constantly working on how I can improve my processes while still providing the knowledge, love, care. For them to be seen, heard, celebrated, championed. All of that is super important for me. So it's something I'm working on a lot at the moment, and I'm excited that yesterday I had quite an exciting conversation with someone. That may be really pivotal in my future program. Because I don't want to create a lost in the crowd program because there are a lot of them out there where you will sign up and you won't know anyone and you won't feel like a valued part of that community. But if I want to continue my mission, which I do, then need to think long and hard about how I can bring in the elements that are super important to me. And create a scalable way of doing them. So a really simple example is that I currently order lots of little gifts to send my clients. I order personalized cards and then I order the envelopes and then I handwrite the label. And then I go down to the post office and post them in this lovely package. But eventually I really need to have a company that I can say. Here are five people's names and addresses. Instead of it being me, taking my time and energy to do that task. Personalization is my value that I want in my business, which is why I'm at this point now where I need to consider how I can continue to offer the personalized time energy thought, love care I want in my business, but with other people supporting me to automate some of the things I do, the gifts being a perfect example. So let's talk about strategies for scaling. To scale your coaching business, you really need to rethink your delivery model. So how can you transform your one-to-one coaching into a one to many model? This might include creating online courses that people can do at their own pace, or group coaching. Or there are other models, like the membership model where it's a lower cost, but they get the training and a little bit of support, but usually it's not as extensive as a group program. So we need to think about how you can package your knowledge and expertise up in a way that's accessible and valuable to a larger audience. Let's move on to the power of leverage. So leverage is making your existing assets work harder for you. This might be in your marketing. So for example, I create this podcast and what I do to leverage the podcast, the energy I'm putting in now. Is I ask my VA to turn this podcast into a blog post. She also turns it into a LinkedIn article. That's two extra things I've done with my podcast. I also now use my podcast to create all of my social media posts. So that is how you can leverage what you are currently doing to really multiply the impact. I could go way further. For example, I could add this to YouTube. I can create short reels from what I'm saying and sound bites. So it's about constantly thinking, okay, I'm putting all this energy into this. How can I make the most of it? This could be automation. So things like the best emails that you've ever sent to your list. How can we bring those into your nurture sequence? How can we have standardized processes when someone signs up to work with you? How can we really help things be seamless so it doesn't take your time and energy again and again. Let's move into the practical steps now to scale and leverage. What are those practical steps that you can take right now? I would start by assessing your current offerings. Seeing, if you have anything already that can be adapted for larger audience. Maybe you have a really popular coaching session or program, maybe you have a great way of helping people find their strengths or their values. Can you create a webinar or a short course? If we're looking at your processes, where can you automate or delegate tasks? Remembering that if this is your goal, every decision you make from now on should be filtered through this lens of scale and leverage. Instead of replying to a client once with yay, I'm so glad you're joining the program. You can have a template that you can use time and time again, so we can eventually automate that entire process so you can help more people in less time. So as we wrap up today's episode, I would love to leave you with this thought. Scaling and leveraging aren't just about growing your business. They are about multiplying your impact. This is why I do this work. It's not really about growing my business. It's just this complete mission to help more coaches to create amazing coaching businesses. So, if you are ready to take this journey, I would love to guide you. Creating a group program that is a raved about program. So we don't want to create a program that is your second rate service. I want to help people to create a group program, which is a flagship program that they become known for. Where they have more case studies raving about the program than anyone else. I strive for this in my business. You are very welcome to look at my website and my case studies, joannalottcoaching.com. And you'll find that most people rave on about working with me, despite the fact we have never worked one-to-one together. So that is the impact that I want people to have with their group program. A program where they have designed the most amazing supportive environment that gets results. So, if you are ready to scale and leverage. Usually this does mean you have sold your services before. You have some sort of audience, or maybe you have a strong network or organizations you're wishing to sell your program to then I would love to invite you to apply for my new program which will help you to build a premium flagship group coaching program or online course. We start on Thursday, the 11th of January at 10:00 AM. UK time. It is a 12 week program because I've thought long and hard about making it longer. But actually is something that you need quite a lot of energy behind to really make it work. It's not something you can really drag out or you will procrastinate and lose energy. So we will be done by Easter. You can then have your program out there. I will be designing it so you can presale your program within the first four weeks of 11th of January if you wish to. And so that you can launch it within the period of us working together. If that's too soon for you, you will gain lifetime access to the training portal. So you can go through this process at your own pace. Anytime you want. If you are interested, I have eight spaces available for this program. It's the first time I've run it. So I'm offering an incredible price of £1997 or you can pay three monthly installments of 750 pounds. This isn't something I have on my agenda as a permanent thing in my business. This is a one-off program. I am starting on the 11th of January. So if you want to do it, jump in, then this isn't an evergreen program So, if you are thinking about moving to a scale and leverage model and you are looking for sign that this is the time. Then this is your sign. If you have already created a group program or launched there, and it hasn't been successful, particularly in the past. This is still for you because there are often really small things you can do. Like for example, I noticed with a lot of my clients who do this is they don't actually launch their program. They maybe put one post out saying. I'm launching this thing and then I never see it again. And there is a psychological buyer journey you need to take people on and it does require a launch. In other words, a lot of energy behind what you are doing to really help people to feel excited to take that next step. If that is you, I would love to help you to make it happen this time. Thank you for listening to today's episode. I will leave you with my favorite reminder to trust yourself, believe in yourself and be the wise Gardner who keeps on watering the seed. Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Women in the Coaching Arena. I have a mess of free resources on my website joannalottcoaching.com. That's Joanna with an A and Lott with two T's. joannalottcoaching.com. And I'll also put links in the show notes. Let me know if you found this episode useful. Share it with a friend and leave me a review, and I will personally thank you for that. Remember to trust yourself, believe in yourself and be the wise Gardner who keeps on watering the seed. Get into the arena dare, greatly and try.

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