Today I have a bonus episode for you! The regularly scheduled episode came out yesterday– 6 reasons you’re afraid and what to do about it– and today I wanted to bring you a special guest for a specific reason.

As you know, I’m a life coach. The term “life coach” has taken on many meanings over the last couple of decades. It’s a relatively new profession, and even more new as an online business. I get many, many people who ask me questions like, “How did you become a life coach? Can you actually make a living at it? What school did you go to? What does one need to do to be successful at it? How do I build an online business?” and while I do take a handful of private clients for consulting on this topic, I wanted to have someone on whom I trust implicitly– someone I’ve hired to help me in my business and who knows all there is to know about building an online business, Tara Gentile.

Tara is the founder of Quiet Power Strategy, a company that provides hands-on business training for idea-driven entrepreneurs. She’s also the author of three books: Art of Earning, Quiet Power Strategy and The Observation Engine. She’s been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and Chris Guillebeau’s New York Times best-seller The $100 Start-Up. As if that wasn’t enough, she also hosts a podcast called Profit Power Pursuit! It’s a show dedicated to highlighting the real truth about the logistics of running a successful business.

Today we continue that truth-talking about the life coaching business, including who this industry is for and who it isn’t. She explains why most life coaches are missing the answer to this very important question, and why the answer is so critical.

You'll Also Hear:

  • What is the biggest mistake she sees coaches making right now?
  • The difference between buy in and buy now, and why you need both.
  • What Super Mario Brothers can teach you about selling!
  • Why to meet people where they are, and how to do it.
  • You can’t market or sell without this one thing – what is it?
  • What is the biggest problem in the online marketing world, according to Tara?
  • Why you should stop (and shouldn’t start) selling business coaching!
  • If you like helping people will you be a good life coach?
  • And much more!

Also on today’s show, Tara dispels the myths most of us believe about six and seven figure businesses – and what those models really look like financially, professionally and personally.

Episode 117 of Your Kick-Ass Life is for anyone who is a life coach, or is thinking about becoming one.

In addition to the show, there are resources linked below. I’ve included various blog posts I’ve written on advice for starting your own coaching business, as well as a 30 minute training video on my best big ideas for starting and being successful in your own coaching business.


Quiet Power Strategy web site
Tara Gentile’s web site
Tara Gentile on Twitter
Dirty Little Secret, Tara’s blog post about the financial reality online marketing
The Observation Engine, by Tara Gentile
Art of Earning, by Tara Gentile
Quiet Power Strategy, by Tara Gentile
Advice for starting your own coaching business
A truthful conversation about the coaching business, w/ Rebecca Tracey
What it really takes to be a life coach, with Jo Casey

Click here to receive your FREE 30-minute video on the 10 steps to get your coaching business off the ground.

taragentile_officialheadshotTara Gentile is the founder of Quiet Power Strategy®, a company specializing in hands-on business training for idea-driven entrepreneurs. She’s passionate about helping people with smart ideas make more money, reach new audiences, and live life with ease. Tara is the author of The Art of Earning, Quiet Power Strategy, and The Observation Engine. She’s the host of Profit. Power. Pursuit. a podcast that goes behind-the-scenes of the real grit, administration, and logistics of running a successful business.

Tara’s work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Design*Sponge, and in the New York Times bestselling book The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. She’s a regular instructor on CreativeLive and speaks on entrepreneurship, money, and marketing all over the world.

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