How I make money coaching

Coaching is one of the fastest growing areas of career opportunity today – and yet I see competent coaches making income comparable to that of a hamburger flipper.  We are told that 95% of coaches never make more than $40,000/yr.  So let’s assume that’s a reasonable average – BUT you’re smart enough to recognize some other ways to share your core message. Here’s a brief overview of some of the ways I was making money right from the start – with no books, courses or unique content of my own – and coming from a place of ministry and service.  … Read More

How can I thrive if I really want to help the needy?

Here’s a note I received this week from someone who wants to be a coach. ”Dan –With the poverty of the USA my spirit doesn’t feel right charging the poor that need help for coaching them in the right direction. Out of the love in my heart for others and their burdens I cannot see putting a boundary up (money) for what I know can help them.” Coaching is a helping service – and I sincerely hope whatever you are doing in work is a helping service.  Coaching is not unique in being the only way to help others.  So … Read More

Are you a coach or just a cheerleader?

As quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana led his team to four Super Bowl victories.  He has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named by Sports Illustrated as the greatest football player of the past 50 years. Here’s an excerpt from his book, The Winning Spirit: “As I have watched my own children compete in youth sports over the years, I have noticed a growing tendency to deliver pats on the head, to say, ‘Good job, everyone won today.’  And hand out participation ribbons to all who got out of bed and made … Read More

Can I serve others well and still make a living?

I have always been inundated with requests for ministry (or pro bono) coaching.  Just today I received a lengthy letter from a 60-yr-old pastor, whose board in his description is replacing him with “a new and younger man.”  He has no health insurance, is living “paycheck to paycheck” and has no idea where to go from here. After a “ministry” lunch meeting yesterday, I made a quick stop at the bank. The teller dissolved into tears as she told me that she too has felt “called” to do something significant, but feels trapped at the lowly position at the bank … Read More

Why authors, speaker and coaches are broke

I have been privileged to work with a variety of “experts” over the last few years – helping them leverage their knowledge into real businesses. There’s a three part formula any of us can use to clearly state what we do – here’s mine. I help high potential individuals Understand and apply their unique and most powerful talents and passions So they can make a larger impact, leave a legacy and thrive financially. You can use that formula to state your own position and work. But here’s a common theme:  Authors want to write books, speakers want to speak and coaches … Read More

7 reasons I love being a coach

Here we are approaching the second half of 2015.  This is a time when many people are taking a quick look at their progress.  Are they any better off financially this year than last?  Are their relationships stronger, more loving and less stressful?  Is their work the same old drudgery even though they know there’s got to be a better fit?  Are they living “too small” while fully aware their best life is calling? Those are the things I hear every day as a coach.  I can’t imagine work that is more rewarding than what I get to do as … Read More

The easiest way to hire a great coach

[note color=”#FDD017″]As a former career coach, author on career clarity and life planning expert under the name Rob Clinton at 180 Career Coaching, Robert de Brus story is a story of redemption. Having gone through many challenging transitions and life upsets, from business crashes, failed relationships, financial hardships, and circumstance after circumstance that he doesn’t wish on anyone he is re-claiming a future for himself that’s not in anyway dictated by his past. It’s all about the re-claiming of a new future. The story from Rob Clinton to Robert de Brus is the core emphasis behind his transition from a life of being trapped by circumstances, to a life … Read More

Can I help you design the next season of your life?

Every time I’ve wanted big leaps in my own success, I’ve engaged a coach.  I am too impatient to learn the slow way, making mistakes and guessing about the best direction.  I’ve had a speech coach, a speaking business coach, a blog coach, a podcast coach, a marketing coach, a business coach and a personal development coach. Working with a coach is often the first step individuals take as they plan for a career move, a new job, a promotion, or anticipate a new “season” in life. If the need for a change has come unexpectedly, it’s easy for self-confidence … Read More

What business are you in?

A couple of years ago I met with a young couple who had a massage studio.  The lady built her reputation as a wonderful massage therapist, attracting high profile, loyal clients.  So she decided to expand her business.  When I met with them they were leasing a beautiful building in a high-rent part of their town.  She had brought on three new therapists who handled all the massages – while she scheduled the appointments, paid the bills and ordered the office supplies.  Unfortunately, most of her clients had disappeared, she was frustrated with the lack of dedication of her therapists … Read More

Ministry Coaching

I have always been overwhelmed with requests for ministry (or pro bono) coaching.  Just today I received a lengthy letter from a 60-yr-old pastor, whose board in his description is replacing him with “a new and younger man.”  He has no health insurance, is living “paycheck to paycheck” and has no idea where to go from here. After a “ministry” lunch meeting today, I made a quick stop at the bank. I needed to make a  transfer of some funds into my son Jared’s account so he can book his return flight to Mombasa, Kenya.  The teller dissolved into tears … Read More