7 Reasons I’m An Online Coach and 7 Reasons Why My Clients Like It Too

I love coaching online, but a lot of people ask me why I prefer it to working with people face-to-face or via telephone. I do offer this type of coaching too, but for me being an online coach is just the best. Here’s why it’s great for me (and so potentially great [...]

I love coaching online, but a lot of people ask me why I prefer it to working with people face-to-face or via telephone. I do offer this type of coaching too, but for me being an online coach is just the best. Here’s why it’s great for me (and so potentially great for you too!):

  • I can coach whatever time of day suits me depending on what’s going on for me that day. The flexibility means I can go to my daughter’s sports day or have people round for dinner that night and I don’t have to reschedule my clients. So many coaches do other things in life other than coach and this flexibility is great.
  • I can offer my clients a more affordable solution than face-to-face or telephone coaching, which they like, given the current economic client. 
  • My online clients quite often upgrade to become my telephone coaching clients as they experience what I can offer them. It’s a great stepping stone to introduce people to what I do.
  • I can provide loads of additional tools and resources built into my coaching package, giving my clients more value, without me having to be there (for example audio downloads, how to guides and video).
  • I can go on holiday, pop into an internet cafe, and still service my clients
  • Client payments are automated which means I don’t have to go chasing for invoices
  • I moved from the UK to New Zealand and took my clients with me, and I’m about to move back to the UK and take my kiwi clients there too. And the time zones don’t matter as I coach asynchronously.

But that’s enough about me: what do the clients think about online coaching?

  • They have time to think before they answer my questions. They might mull over a really good question for a couple of days before they answer it; getting a far better insight than giving me their gut response.
  • They have to write their answers. Just the act of writing helps them to clarify what they are really doing and thinking.
  • They have to write their actions. We all know that you’re far more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. I see this again and again with my online clients; they actually start to achieve the goals they set out for themselves.
  • If they get busy during the week, they can move their coaching to a time to suit themselves. So if they have family commitments or a heavy day at work, they can complete their coaching sessions last thing at night, or 5am if that’s what they want!
  • It more affordable than telephone or face-to-face coaching. Who doesn’t appreciate that?!
  • Their coaching notes are all kept in one accessible website so they can return to previous sessions again and again.
  • They can complete sessions at the workplace at lunchtimes, without eating into their evenings or work time.

By Nicola Bird
 www.jigsawbox.com and www.morethanyourtime.com

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