5 entrepreneurial traits of successful online coaches

entrepreneurial traits of online coaches

Running a thriving coaching business can be challenging. You are your own boss, handle more than one job, and wear many hats. However, the rewards of being the owner make it all worth it.

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No matter what type of coach you are, there are some qualities that every successful coaching business owner has. The following qualities will help you be successful in your line of work and stay motivated with each day.


1 – Passion

Passion and willingness to learn new things about your industry are very important traits for digital coaches. If you’re not passionate about what you do, staying motivated and committed won’t be easy. Business owners who are enthusiastic about their work are more likely to be more successful in their endeavours. The passion and enthusiasm you have for your coaching business will also rub off on your clients, which will help to improve customer retention rates.

2 – Drive

An essential quality for any business owner is determination. Being able to push through the hard times and never give up will make you successful as an online coach.

In your journey as a coach, there will be plenty of times when you’ll feel like giving up and even questioning why you started your own business. Your “why”, your long term vision and more importantly your drive is what’s going to make you overcome any hurdles you’ll encounter. Working towards your goals every day will help you increase your chances of success.


3 – Humility

One essential quality of a successful business owner is knowing when to ask for help. Often, online coaches will take on jobs they don’t have time for because it’s something they know how to do. This can be detrimental to your coaching business.

Maybe you’re good at marketing but not so good at accounting, then hire someone better at finances and leave the accounting to them. Or you enjoy creating engaging posts for your Facebook group but struggle when it comes to setting up Facebook ads to grow your business. Then consider using a Facebook advertising agency to help you instead of spending long hours learning how to do it yourself.


This can free up your time and make your small business more successful.


4 – Calculated Risk-Taking

Successful business owners are very good at taking calculated risks. That doesn’t mean they take reckless risks or don’t think about the consequences. It simply means that they know how to evaluate risk and put together a plan for success.


There is always risk involved with any business venture, but successful online coaches know how to assess the pros and cons of each decision and then determine what kind of risk is best for success. 

Are you about to launch a new coaching program? 

Do you have the urge to create a new digital course? 

Are you ready to move on to a 1-Many coaching model?

You need to be willing to take the necessary calculated risks in order to succeed.


5 – Self Reliance

Regardless of the type of coaching business you run, you will be doing a lot of work on your own. You need to have patience and motivation to push through the tough times, but also know when it’s time to ask for help.


If you are self-motivated and self-reliant, this will help you stay focused on the job at hand. If you are not self-motivated or self-sufficient, you will find yourself getting distracted or feeling unmotivated.


Are you feeling stuck and not sure what to do first or where to even start to grow your business as a coach?

Do you have that constant feeling of dread when it comes to making decisions around marketing, sending out emails, creating content or anything technical?

If you’re feeling ready to make significant progress in 2022 with your coaching business and want to get a clear roadmap before jumping into the deep end, I can help you.

You don’t need to do it alone nor spend thousands of hours and $£$ to reach the next stage of your business.

I am inviting you to join me for a 60-min business consultation call for $99 (or £74 / €87) so that we can go over what’s stopping you from achieving what you want.

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No more progressing in the dark every time you create some content, plan your next launch and decide on which marketing strategy will be the most appropriate for your business in order to sign new clients.

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