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Prosperous Coach Podcast is hosted by Rhonda Hess, international business coach and niche strategist. This bi-monthly show offers practical guidance and inspiration to emerging coaches who want to launch their own successful coaching business. Episodes will cover how to choose a profitable coaching niche, create authentic messaging, design magnetic coaching programs and other topics to help you get noticed by ideal clients who will pay well. The show will also delve into coaching tools, coac ...
 
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This episode is inspired by YOU. You’ve helped me surpass 100,000 listens of Prosperous Coach Podcast. I’m so grateful to you for binge listening and sharing my podcast with other coaches. Now, maybe I can help you start your own podcast. I’ll tell you what podcasting has meant for me and I’ll share some details about what it takes, what it costs p…
 
This episode is super short and inspired by the saboteur in all of us who keeps us from greatness. Find the transcript and links to related episodes at prosperouscoach.com/145. You remember Superman — the dude who could do anything and seemed unstoppable except when he encountered Kryptonite. That green crystal weakened Superman so he was powerless…
 
This episode is inspired by a recent look at my business analytics, which are confirming that my business is surging right now and yours could be too! Find the full transcript for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/144. What are business analytics and why am I talking about them? Well you can’t know what times are most effective for promotion unle…
 
Do you have a coaching niche that hasn’t paid off yet? This episode explores 10 strategic things that could be missing for you. The full transcript of this episode can be found at prosperouscoach.com/143. Nearly all coaches are hoping for more traction in their niche. And I want you to understand something that may take the sting out of this. Nearl…
 
I was having the last session of my signature program with a favorite client the other day. This short episode is inspired by that conversation. Find the full show notes at prosperouscoach.com/142 It’s bittersweet having a final session with a client. For them, they’re losing an accountability partner and the structure that helps them stay inspired…
 
This episode is inspired by my own breaches in integrity over the 2 decades plus that I’ve been a coach and some I see other coaches stumble with as well. Find the FULL show notes at prosperouscoach.com/141. If you took coach training, hopefully you were provided with some standard ethical guidelines that need to be followed with your clients. Thin…
 
This episode is a refresher about what components are needed for a strategic coaching niche — one that will bring you clients who are inspired to invest and engage fully. Find the FULL show notes at prosperouscoach.com/140. Look, I know this whole niche thing is aggravating. And that’s because it takes a few mindset shifts to approach this decision…
 
This is a replay of one of the most popular Prosperous Coach Episodes. I have the pleasure of introducing you to Laurie Cameron of WAKE UP Enterprises. Laurie is literally the best coach I know. She is also the best coach trainer I know. In 2001 I co-created curriculum for Coach Training Alliance and I designed their certified coach program, I was …
 
This episode is about a coaching skill you might not have learned in coach training school. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s a relationship skill. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/138. A few weeks ago one of my VIP clients emailed me asking if she could coach me in our next session to get more practice. It totally took me by surprise…
 
You might be getting tired of me pointing out mistakes coaches make. The only reason I do is because it is how everyone learns best. You make a mistake then you learn a better way. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/137. So, today’s highlighted mistake is … putting too much distance between yourself and your future coaching clients by havin…
 
This episode is for those thinking they’ll make a lot more money coaching for corporations. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/136 I had a Strategy Session recently with a client to help him choose his target audience and niche. We were discussing whether he wanted to target individuals or corporations. I asked that because I could see his …
 
This episode connects the dots between your website, coaching packages and pricing as a reason you might not be earning as well as you’d like. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/135. I’ll be providing links to episodes that go into more detail on each of those topics so you can make clear, strategic shifts. I didn’t start my business knowin…
 
This episode was inspired by a conversation with one of my VIP clients. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/134. As an adult, when you’re starting something new – such as learning how to coach or building your coaching business — what’s the most natural way to feel? Like an imposter. Everyone experiences that feeling. Even the most impressiv…
 
This episode is for all the perfectionists out there and can be found at prosperouscoach.com/133 Creating and growing your coaching business can be stressful, right? In my experience, when creative tension ceases to be a positive driver and morphs into anxiety, efforts are counter productive. They don’t produce results because they are guided by de…
 
This episode is serious. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/132. I totally get the attraction to become a coach. Many who get the training and launch a coaching business had been coaching for years without even knowing it. That’s why I encourage my clients to not think of themselves as new coaches. In my last job before launching my coachin…
 
This episode is short and powerful. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/131. When I was in coach training all I thought about was coaching skills. And after coach training I just wanted to use those skills and help people. I wasn’t thinking about the other skills that are equally important for me to succeed. The reality is that coaches need …
 
This episode is short and eye opening. Find the Show Notes at prosperouscoach.com/130. The other day I was helping one of my VIP clients set her fees for her Signature Program and our conversation inspired this episode. Anything having to do with money in your coaching business such as income and fees brings up old emotions: 1. Fear of succeeding a…
 
This is the final episode in the series about lead magnets. Coaches have told me they are getting a lot of value from this series, so listen to the whole thing. I’ve been promising you a downloadable assessment to test your own free offer. Well it’s finally time for you to grab How to Make Your Free Offer Irresistible. In this short episode I’ll re…
 
This episode is a Listener’s Choice episode, which means a whole lot of coaches have listened to it. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/128. Think of this as a master episode – it’s almost like a seminar and it covers nearly all of the most important principles I impart to you about having a successful coaching business. And, because I’m fi…
 
This episode is the 4th in my series about Lead Magnets for Coaches. See the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/127. By the way these show notes have loads of links to other episodes on related topics I mention in this episode. If you’re serious about getting your lead magnet and other aspects of your coaching business right you’ll benefit from expe…
 
This episode is the 3rd in my new series about Lead Magnets. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/126. In all the time I’ve been an entrepreneur, I’ve downloaded hundreds of freebies. I’ve gone seeking solutions to specific problems, found websites and lead magnets that seem to address my problem. I give my name and email, somewhat begrudging…
 
This episode is part of the series about lead magnets and how to make sure yours will help you enroll ideal clients who pay you well. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/125. And, if you haven’t heard it yet, first listen to Does a Coach Need a Lead Magnet? at prosperouscoach.com/124. It’s super short. When I started my coaching business, if…
 
This episode is part of a new series about lead magnets or what I call freebies. Find the Show Notes for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/124. I bet you’ve opted in for dozens of lead magnets since you decided to become a coach. In case you haven’t, a lead magnet or a freebie is just what it sounds like. The idea is that you offer something of u…
 
This episode is short and sweet. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/123. When coaches reach out to work with me, they almost always say that their biggest fear is marketing. They say: “I’m no good at selling myself.” And I say, “Well, that’s okay because you don’t have to sell yourself.” And I mean it. Sure, you’re the coach and you’ll be d…
 
This episode is inspired by brilliant coaches everywhere who, no matter how many skills and talents they bring to the table, are afraid to own their worth and go boldly into the money conversation. Show notes can be found at prosperouscoach.com/122. Take On The CEO Role and Own Your Value Chances are you came to coaching from a job where you were p…
 
A favorite past VIP client of mine, Shawna Warner, emailed me saying that she had challenging enrollment situation that didn't end well. She thought, and I thought too, that it would be valuable to all coaches to hear about this situation and discuss it a little bit. See the full transcript at prosperouscoach.com/121. First. I really want you to kn…
 
Some time ago a topic came up in Prosperous Coach Club, my Facebook group for new-ish coaches. The coach was talking about the challenge of networking with other coaches. And that topic spurred me to talk about something related but not exactly the same, which is about partnering with another coach either short or long term. Find the full Show Note…
 
This episode is about the un-mined gold in your coaching business. Find the Show Notes at prosperouscoach.com/119. Because I’ve studied the strategic art of niching and coaching niches for so long I’ve noticed something that no one is talking about. There are niches within your niche that will serve you better than staying broader. There are layers…
 
This episode is a story about a coach whose business has yet to pay off 5 years in. If you’re in a similar situation where your coaching business hasn’t paid off after years of significant investment I hope this will be an AHA for you. Show notes for this episode are at prosperouscoach.com/118 A few weeks ago, a past client of mine re-emerged. She …
 
I’ve been promising this episode to you. Find the Show Notes at prosperouscoach.com/117. Before we dig in I want to thank you for all the 5 star ratings and great reviews you have bestowed on Prosperous Coach Podcast and me. Here’s a recent review from someone who used the moniker Soulful Coach. I think I know who you are and I’m bowing to you righ…
 
This episode is inspired by the wisdom of hindsight. Don’t we all love hindsight! Show Notes can be found at prosperouscoach.com/116. As a highly experienced coach, I can say without hesitation that not every coach will be the best client for me. And not every client will be the best client for you either. In fact, some clients could end up being d…
 
Today I want to change your perception of marketing. Find the show notes for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/115. When you think of marketing, do you cringe? Have you been thinking things like this? · Marketing will feel sleazy no matter how I do it. I hate the idea of it! · I have to become good at selling myself. · Marketing, selling and adve…
 
This episode is pretty short but it will help to read the show notes to remind yourself of the “10 things” after you listen, which you can find at prosperouscoach.com/114. One of my VIP clients was researching other coaches in her niche last week. She came away from that shocked and concerned. So many of the sites felt like ghost towns. A lack of c…
 
This episode is super short. Show notes can be found at prosperouscoach.com/113. Recently, I heard a group of new coaches discussing the challenges of coaching someone who is un-coachable. As one coach continued to describe the situation it came out that this was a conversation between friends not a coaching session. They hadn’t talked in years. Th…
 
This episode is a surprise package. It was to me and hopefully it will be to you too. Find the Show Notes at prosperouscoach.com/112. The longer I’m in business for myself — and it’s been a couple of decades now — the more I realize that once you have the strategy in place, success at your coaching business is largely an inner game. And that’s most…
 
This episode is inspired by a smart question from one of my VIP clients. So I’m going to reveal where expenses go for my coaching business. And while I’m at it, I’ll share common expense pitfalls for coaches and finance savvy mindset tips. I know this might seem boring but earning well is not boring. Losing profit after all you work feels like a tr…
 
There are 6 services I use for my coaching business that I could not live without. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/110 I keep my business super streamlined for expenses, which means I keep most of what I earn. I want you to have high profit and the best support too. 1. Custom Website on a WordPress Theme There are loads of debates about …
 
In episode 106 I talked about practices I use to help me manifest more ideal coaching clients and income. In this episode, let’s talk about the other side of that – how coaches cast a spell of failure on themselves. Find the show notes for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/109 A couple of caveats first … · I believe that I can change my mind. I c…
 
This episode is part of my Money Mastery series. The whole series has been getting great response from listeners and this specific episode is be reprised as Listener’s Choice because it had a record number of listens. Today’s episode is about a better way to package a coaching program and earn more than by the session or group of sessions. You can …
 
Before we dive in, I’ve got a FREE gift for you because it’s been a hard year and you deserve this … Have you been wondering why your coaching business hasn’t taken off the way you hoped? There could be one or several things that need adjustment. Most likely it comes down to the wrong strategy or a lack of strategy somewhere. My free gift to you is…
 
I’m going to share something deeply personal in this episode, which is super short. This is part of my Money Master series. When I launched Prosperous Coach in 2006, I was a new student of prosperity. At that time I called myself a spiritual coach and the basis of my work with other coaches was about the power of prosperity thinking combined with s…
 
This episode is dedicated to the brilliant members of Prosperous Coach Club — my Facebook group — full of coaches who support each other to stay inspired and make things happen. Find the show notes for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/105 Here’s the truth … business startup requires deep reserves of patience and endurance. Perhaps more than near…
 
This short episode is part of the Smart Mindsets & Habits series. Find the whole podcast series at prosperouscoach.com/mindsets. As human beings few of us celebrate the small in things in life. If we’re lucky, growing up, our parents noticed our daily progress — encouragement for sitting up, eating well, for taking a step or being clever with toys.…
 
This episode is part of the Smart Mindsets & Habits series. Find the whole podcast series at prosperouscoach.com/mindsets I wanted to let you know that my last episode had record listens. I was sharing how there’s one thing you must have going for you to be successful in your coaching business. It’s worth a listen because it’s likely not at all wha…
 
This episode is short and may surprise you. Find the show notes at prosperouscoach.com/102. A quick shout out to Reggie Scott . . . Thank you Reggie for your review in the Apple Podcast app. Reggie said: “I can binge listen. With her episodes being so short, sweet and to the point I get so much insight within 30 minutes. Thank you Rhonda for being …
 
This episode was inspired by a recent conversation. Find the show notes for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/101. I’ve never met a coach who loves the idea of marketing. And most coaches tell me they hate the idea of selling. And that’s why it always surprises me when I see coach’s websites, emails and social posts worded in a salesy way. I made…
 
Today feels special. I’m airing my 100th podcast and celebrating my 2nd year anniversary of podcasting! Thanks to you — binge listening and sharing Prosperous Coach Podcast with other coaches — my show has hit 60,000 downloads and listenership is growing fast! I’m so grateful to you and to the podcasting community, which is filled with some of the …
 
This episode is short and part of the series called Smart & Profitable Coaching Niches. If you’re new to this podcast and struggling to determine a strategic coaching niche, this series is for you. Check out all the episodes in this series at prosperouscoach.com/niche. There’s something I hear nearly all new coaches say … they say “there’s a real n…
 
This is part of the series about Managing Coaching Clients. Find the show notes for this episode at prosperouscoach.com/98 and the whole series at prosperouscoach.com/manage. This subject isn’t talked about much in the coaching world. But it is a real thing. I decided to be brave and broach the subject with you because I know, as a new-ish coach, y…
 
This episode is super short and it’s part of the series called Manage Your Coaching Clients, which you can find at prosperouscoach.com/manage. As a new coach, it can be unnerving if a client displays strong emotions. Anger, frustration, guilt, grief, sorrow, intense excitement — they are all natural feelings that usually move on when a person can e…
 
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