What it’s really like to coach full-time. (The pros & cons.)

I remember wondering what life would be like when I was coaching full-time. 

It’s now been over 5 years since I quit my “day job” (my previous career in marketing) and stepped fully into coaching.

So I wanted to peel back the curtain for you and share what it’s really like to run a full-time coaching business. 


The Pros

• I set my own schedule. I get to organize my days & weeks the way I want to – and setup the flow of my year the way I want to.

• I can travel as much as I want. Not only do we host retreats in beautiful places like Bali, Costa Rica and Greece, but I also love to visit friends & family around the world, and attend events & retreats that interest me. I often spend 4-6 weeks “living” and working from Europe in the summers.

• I spend most of my time in my “zone of genius.” I’ve organized my life & business around the things I do best (and enjoy most). For me, these are things like: coaching, speaking & hosting events, connecting with people, writing, photoshoots, etc. 

• I have an incredible team. My mentor Gigi Sage is my business partner, and we love collaborating and empowering one another. Plus we have a team of three amazing full-time VA’s who handle 90% of the behind-the-scenes work so Gigi and I can stay focused on what we do best. 

• My life keeps getting better and better. I wish I could describe to you how much happier, more fulfilled, and richer my life becomes with every year that passes. Stepping fully onto my path & purpose as a coach has had a ripple effect on my health, relationships, and pretty much every area of my life. 

• I get to make a difference everyday. There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing you are making a positive difference. Hearing clients telling you how you’ve changed their lives. Sharing your gifts, and helping to make the world a better place. It’s priceless. 


The Cons (or Challenges)

The “boring” parts. The truth is, every business involves some tasks that are going to feel less exciting. For me, these are things like administrative tasks, paying bills & contractors, bookkeeping & taxes, etc. Over time I’ve been able to outsource the large majority of these tasks. But as the business owner, I still oversee them! And believe it or not, I’ve actually learned to enjoy even the “boring” parts of my business – because it’s all a part of me getting to do the work I love.

• I set the tone. Have you heard the saying, “Wherever you go, there you are?” When I first stepped into coaching I carried a lot of my patterns with me – like over-scheduling and overworking myself. It took a while before I realized this wasn’t necessary, and I could come from a place of ease & flow, while still getting results!

No one is telling me what to do. Sounds amazing, right? It really is. AND – it can also be challenging! Not having a boss means that I need to be crystal clear on my vision, next steps, and strategies so I can “steer the ship” and make sure we stay the course and thrive.

• I create my results (or lack of them). When things aren’t working, I take full responsibility. It’s up to me to figure out how to move through whatever challenges arise, so we can keep serving people and fulfilling our mission. (Hint: This is why I have a lot of coaches & mentors, and I never stop learning & growing!)


This is by no means a comprehensive list. 

But hopefully it gives you a sense of what it’s like to coach full-time. 

For me, the pros far outweigh the “cons.” 

In fact, I’m grateful for every challenge I listed above, because they have catalyzed unbelievable growth and confidence in me over the past few years. 

I now stand as a woman who knows I can do anything I set my mind to. 

Which is why I’m so passionate about helping others make their dream of becoming a full-time coach (or consultant) a reality. 

I’m hosting a F R E E masterclass on this topic soon, and I’d love to have you there!

It’s called “The Full-Time Coach Formula: 3 Steps to Replace Your Income Through Coaching in 6-12 Months.”

In it, I’ll help you create a clear plan to replace your income, so you can confidently quit your day job. Plus, I’ll share my proven approach to find & enroll clients – without social media, paid advertising, or other complicated “one-size-fits-all” marketing strategies.


Details + registration here: www.TheFullTimeCoach.com




P.S. Whether you’ve been thinking about getting into coaching – or you’ve already started your business but it isn’t growing as fast as you’d hoped – you will love this masterclass!



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