Let’s accomplish something
You may have often thought that working with a business coach/consultant could help you move your business forward, but perhaps you’ve never really understood just how working with a coach or consultant could help you achieve your goals.
Perhaps you’ve been confused about how the coaching/consulting relationship works.
Perhaps you’ve not pursued getting help because you were afraid you just couldn’t afford it.
Perhaps you worry that you might spend a lot of money but not achieve any results.
I’m so glad you found me here, because while you’re here, I want to share with you what working with me as your coach and consultant would be like and what you could accomplish.
Hi, my name is Marty Marsh, and I’d like to share with you just for a few minutes about coaching, mentoring, and consulting for the business folks I fondly call “Soul Proprietors.” Business people probably a lot like yourself.
Soul Proprietor Coaching — Mentoring, Consulting — whatever you call it — is different than more traditional coaching. We won’t sit around for hours and weeks and months with me asking you a bunch of questions, hoping a solution comes up. Oh, I’ll ask questions alright, but they’ll just be for clarity and understanding. When we’re working together I ask questions to find out where you want to go, what you want to accomplish and then make a plan to get you there as quickly as possible.
And if you think that marketing your business as a soul proprietor would mean you are being wimpy or meek, please think again.
Soul Proprietors achieve their business and marketing goals by being clear about what they want and what they’re offering. And because they’re consistent in their use of marketing and sales strategies that are the most comfortable for them, marketing becomes simple and natural. Without being aggressive, pushy or hard-sell, Soul Proprietors educate their clients and give them great value — and the clients come as if by magic.
Soul Proprietors, like yourself, are creative, fun business people with big hearts who really just want to serve their clients by helping them solve their problems and do it with the highest integrity.
Can’t see the forest for the trees…
I’m guessing that you’re reading this because you’ve already taken a bunch of marketing and business courses, and that you’ve probably amassed an impressive amount of marketing knowledge, and you realize that what you really need now is for someone from the outside to help you see the bigger picture — as well as the smaller details.
You want someone else — someone that can look from the outside in — to provide you with the guidance in how to set up your business for maximum profit potential and to market your unique business in such a way that keeps your integrity intact, and yet, fills your bank account with money.
That old cliché, “can’t see the forest for the trees” has never been more true than it is for most self-employed soul proprietors who are so close to the day-to-day operation of their business that they can’t see the real potential and possibilities that are available to them.
I’d love to help you clear away some of those “trees” and find the dynamic business potential that is within you, just aching to be set free.
My coaching, mentoring and consulting is offered on the phone, by Skype, and in-person to owners of very small businesses — usually solo-entrepreneurs — who themselves work primarily in the coaching and service industries, or in the holistic healing arts.
My Soul Proprietor clients tend to fit into certain categories, and I offer a solution for each, depending on your time, your needs, and of course, your budget. This little booklet will explain exactly what you need to know about each solution, and to choose one that is right for you and your unique business.
I like to say that great business management and effective marketing isn’t accomplished in a day, but there’s no reason why you can’t get started today!
What I Do For My Clients
I don’t have a magic wand to wave around and I don’t promise any mysterious secrets that you can get only from me.
My job is to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be in the shortest time possible.
Growing a business requires planning, dedication, and usually some good old-fashioned hard work. Ultimately, of course, your success is entirely up to you. But I will advise you, guide you and help you, and hold your feet to the fire so you get things done.
In addition, I will….
• Guide you in creating a business or practice that let’s you give to your own clients the very best you have to offer.
• Help you become more financially secure by making more money, saving more money, and spreading more money around for the good of all.
• Help you have more freedom and more control over your business and your life.
• Help you create more meaningful work that you absolutely love to do so that you enjoy coming to work each day.
• Help you improve both your business and personal relationships.
• Help you to do only what you want to do and to avoid doing the things you don’t want to do.
I’ve discovered that for the average Soul Proprietor, what they need from me falls into these 5 different categories:
1. Emergency Help. Sometimes you’re in the middle of something and just need some advice or technical help really fast.
2. Branding & Positioning Help. Being clear about your brand and where you fit into your marketplace will make your life a lot easier and your business busier and more profitable.
3. Direction and Focus. You need to know the direction to take your business but don’t quite know how to figure that out. We’ll figure it out together and find your focus.
4. Stay-in-Touch Marketing Help. Staying in touch with your prospects and clients via email and other marketing channels like direct mail, and social media is vital to your success. I’ll help you do it the right way. (The profitable way.)
5. Short- or Long-Term Strategic & Tactical Help. Knowing what to do next or what to do over the next year will keep your business humming along. No unpleasant surprises. No economic droughts.
Getting coached without support does no one any good. When you choose to work with me you get a full complement of support including help with the technical stuff when you need it. We’re going to be discussing a lot of things that you’re going to need to do — that you MUST do — if you want a successful business in this digital age, and my team and I will make sure you can get those things done even if you call yourself a technophobe. (If you are a bit on the technophobic side, I’ll just politely invite you to get over that now. You can’t be a technophobe in the 21st Century and survive in business very long.)
I really do practice a mixture of coaching, mentoring, and consulting depending on the situation at hand. The reality is that sometimes what you will need is for me to just tell you what needs to be done, then figure out with you how to make whatever that is happen. Sometimes your head-crap will come up and we’ll have to deal with that. Because I’m trained and experienced as both a life and business coach, you’ll get the benefit of coaching and mentoring when you need it — to deal with that inevitable head-crap — but most of the time you’ll be benefiting from my years of being in the trenches as a business owner myself. So we’ll be doing consulting-type work most of the time.
The best way to get done what you need to get done is likely going to be mostly through the consulting work we do together.
I’ve been my own boss since 1995, and in that time I’ve experienced the joys and triumphs and the financial rewards, and the freedom of being in business for myself — and I’ve also experienced the lows and the challenges, the dry stretches, and especially the “what the hell am I doing this for?” doubtful moments. So I tend to know from which I speak.
Ready to talk about how we can grow your business together?
I don’t bite. And I don’t believe in using manipulative, or hard-sell type tactics to try to win you over. I believe the best way to do that is to just talk.
So let’s have a Coffee Talk in my “No-Selling Zone.” That’s right, no selling, no kidding. Just you and me talking just like we were in a coffee shop together somewhere.