In a previous article we discussed the distinction between an Influencing Paradigm, and a Service Paradigm, to marketing your coaching business. We discussed how marketing your business is both ethically valid and commercially crucial, and how marketing is a critical process in achieving your coaching objective of having a positive impact on the lives of others.
To quickly surmise, we explained that people with an Influencing Paradigm mindset perceive marketing to be leading and salesy. They come from the paradigm that by marketing you are proactively influencing someone in their decisions. Or specifically that you may make someone do something they would not otherwise do.
People from the Service Paradigm school of thought accept that prospects are people that have identified for themselves their need to invoke change. And theyve identified that a coach will assist them make that change. They recognise that the prospect has made the intellectual link between their needs and how they want those needs to be fulfilled.
To be a successful coach, or in fact successful in any business, its critical that you embrace a Service Paradigm mindset toward your...