Forbes Coaches Council Members Share Valuable Business Coach Advice

Each month, we like to ask our members a question to create conversation and learn more about the members in our community. Last week, we asked you to share one piece of advice you’ve found extremely valuable as a business coach. Here are what some members had to say:

Continue to invest in yourself and your personal development. You are your best ROI and that will translate to your business. Always be growing internally to create external results. – Christine Hassler

“Run your business around your life, not your life around your business. Take time for the things that matter – exercise, family, and friends. You will be more productive as you will be more balanced. Additionally, a professional image on social media is more important now than ever. Stay away from controversial topics and political arguments that can lead to retracting a job offer or even termination.” – Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru

Be intentional and choose your yes. Choose what gets you to the long-term, high-impact goal instead of what feels good in the present. – Jen Kelchner, Jen Kelchner

“Value yourself. If you value yourself, you’ll be able to offer the best results and your best self to your coaching clients. Charge accordingly. You want to be able to freely offer your clients a blanket of support. Price your services and products as packages so that you can be generous whenever they turn to you for support. It makes the experience wonderful for everyone.” – Elizabeth Saunders, Real Life E

Be the kind of coach you would want to hire. Start by walking your talk. Don’t ask your clients to do anything you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself. – Rey Castellanos, Feed Your Wolf

“Be hugely mindful of being able to say no…. to clients, to learning programs, to money in the bank. Be selective in what you choose so that you can always be energized and authentic in your coaching. We tend to want to serve with open hearts so saying yes is too easy. It’s best to remember saying yes to something means saying no to something else.” – Cha Tekeli, Chalamode, Inc.

I always make the last question I ask, “what haven’t I asked you”? – Dave Ferguson, Living to Lead

“Be Your Own Best Client. Often times we focus so much on serving others that we forget about ourselves. Gift yourself a time slot on your own coaching roster to work on your business strategy.” – Terra Bohlmann, Terra Bohlmann

One of the best questions I’ve been asked, and therefore now ask my clients, is: What will make people rethink how they are doing business? – Lea Woodward, Lea Woodward

“The best advice I ever received that has served me well as a coach came from my Dad when I was 16. He said, ‘If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, how much time do you have to do it over.'” – Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

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