Learn how successful coaches started out and learn from their success!
Name: Michelle McGlade
Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.
Q. Why did you become a coach?
I believe coaching chose me. As a wellness practitioner and business owner, I found many of my peers were coming to me and asking advice on how to launch and grow their business. I learned that many of them were struggling with business foundations that were concepts I understood well and implemented with success. And I loved helping them! I quickly realized I received so much more abundance internally when I was able to see them be successful externally – more than I loved owning and operating a clinic. So I took another leap to become a biz mentor for wellness entrepreneurs to help them make the money they desire and deserve!
Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
I love having meaningful conversations with close friends. I love having dinner out on the town with my husband that includes a really fabulous bottle of red wine. I love volunteering and fostering animals in partnership with a local shelter. I love spending time at my home in Vermont; it is a place of creative expansion for me and a place I love to explore. I love to get dressed up and host parties. I have always loved travel and find I need to change my environment at least every month or two! Lately, I really have loved diving in to books on wealth creation and mindset, along with a big cup of French roast! Plus, I do love a night in watching some “trash” TV.
Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?
The scariest part for me in all the big leaps I have taken in my professional career; is the part where you just let go and believe in yourself with no guarantees. The hard part is always letting go of the attachment to who I am in that moment, and blindly leaping towards personal growth and expansion to become who I am meant to be. I know this is true for most of us. You would think it becomes easier with each leap – but I have found that is not the case!
Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
Don’t go it alone! First, identify those who will be your cheerleaders and a shoulder to cry on. Second, form relationships with peers so you know you are not alone and have individuals who can relate to where you are at in your business. Third, identify and hire those who will advise you in areas where you are not the expert. I recommend hiring an attorney, accountant and business coach. Finally, do not exhaust yourself trying to do everything in your business. Outsource early and often!
Q. What is the best thing about your business?
Helping more people than I ever imagined! Inspiring confidence and empowering women. Mentoring wellness entrepreneurs to leverage their unique talents as healers to make the money they desire and deserve. I love that I have a global stage and a business I can take anywhere. Where do I stop? I love what I do!
Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?
I am thrilled to share I just published my first book now available on Amazon! I am looking forward to promoting the book in the upcoming months. I have also discovered a love for podcasting in the past few months and am reworking my podcast to take it to the next level. Finally, I am currently in the process of restructuring how clients can work with me and you can expect to see new offerings in 2016!