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So ya wanna be a... Business Coach, with Peggy James

mindset Apr 19, 2022

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“Decide what you want and don’t make excuses around it. Just go get it. Commit to the possibilities more than the excuses."

In this episode, I sit down with Peggy James, a business and marketing coach, to discuss what it’s like to grow a successful coaching business.

Peggy began her independent career by becoming a Virtual Assistant. Over time, she learned that she had a passion for leading, inspiring, and teaching others, so she evolved her business to coach and teach others how to become a VA.

Peggy shares how her first year of business was spent being stuck in tunnel vision and how her family life suffered because of it. She explains how her network of support allowed her to reach her goals and how she uses that experience to walk her clients through reaching their goals without sacrificing their personal lives.

We discuss what the qualities of a great coach are, how to identify if coaching is right for you, and why you need to look beyond the lucrative income and focus more on why you are doing this if you want to be successful.

Whether you’re an aspiring business coach or you’re a coach looking for a way to scale, this episode is perfect for you!

This episode is for you if:

  • You’ve been wanting to niche down in your business and are wanting to know what it looks like to be a business coach.
  • You’re interested in coaching but you’re unsure if you have the skills and qualities of a business coach and are looking for ways to identify if coaching is right for you.
  • You are a business coach who is looking to scale and you need tips and strategies on how to grow your impact and work with more people.

About Our Guest

Peggy James works with online services providers, strategists, specialists, and rising coaches. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses by giving them both the structure they need as well as proven marketing strategies to help them scale quickly.

Her favorite part of being a coach is watching women own their superpowers, push past their fears and change their futures. When she's not working, you can find her wrangling her four kiddos or reading a self-development book.

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Check out our other “So ya wanna be a…” episodes

Stepping out on your own as a freelancer or consultant can be intimidating to say the least. It can be incredibly helpful to hear real-life stories of parents just like you who’ve successfully made this transition, and understand what it’s actually like to run a business while raising a family.

In this ongoing podcast series, we sit down with like-minded parents to hear their story from captive employee to liberated entrepreneur. They paint a picture of what it’s like to juggle running their own business while also showing up as a calm and present parent and partner.

We dig into what services they provide, how they’ve leveraged their experience and network to build their business, what their day-to-day looks like, and any pro tips they have for people exploring this career path.

These episodes are a great way for you to explore independent career paths that you may not have known about! Check out all past “So ya wanna be a…” episodes right here.

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