Ep. 221 Working with a coach in 2023

working with a coach in 2023

In this week’s episode, Anna looks at what to consider when working with a coach.

Considering working with a coach in 2023? In today’s episode, Anna looks at your options for working together this year, from an affordable self-paced course to advanced coaching.

*Resources mentioned during the episode*

The Outsiders Business Academy – A self-paced course for you to work through in your own time, to learn – and implement – the foundations of building a profitable business that lets you escape the 9 to 5. onestepoutside.com/course

The Outsiders Business Incubator – A year-long business incubator for experienced corporate professionals who want to translate their skills and passions into a profitable and fulfilling business. onestepoutside.com/9to5

The Outsiders Business Accelerator – An ongoing mastermind for service-based business owners, freelancers and online entrepreneurs who are ready to achieve success on their own terms. onestepoutside.com/accelerate

1:1 Coaching & Mentoring – If you’re looking for one-to-one support to help you achieve your specific life and business goals, Anna has a limited number of spots for individual coaching and mentoring. onestepoutside.com/coaching

Working with a coach

Hello there, and welcome back. I hope you enjoyed my extra little mini series. Last week, I did five mini episodes to celebrate the launch of my book outside the nine to five, which is now back up to full price on Amazon, you can get the Kindle, which has now launched as well, and we’ve got the paperback available. So I hope you’ve had a chance to grab your copy, I hope you will leave a review on Amazon, an honest one, of course. And I’d love to hear your feedback as well. So we’re shifting gears a little bit and looking ahead to 2023.

And I wanted to take the time to walk you through how we can work together this year.

So of course, if you’re already working with me, if you want to skip this, you’re very welcome to but you may learn something new. And there are always other programs and services that you might consider joining as well. And but I wanted to introduce you to perhaps for the first time if you’re new to the community and remind you of the options, because I know, I may think some of these things are obvious. And I know that you all have many other things that you’re thinking about. And it may not be as clear to you. If you have any questions, of course, you can message me on your favorite social channel, reply to any of my emails, you can email me at podcast at one summerside.com as well. So three ones do by side, I’m helping you design a business and a life that gives you freedom from the nine to five, I hope that’s clear. And there are of course, several options for how you can work with me. And I really want you to choose the program that’s right for you. So in brief the overview, you have the outsiders Business Academy, you have the business incubator, and you have the accelerator. And then of course, you can always work with me one to one, the Academy is a self paced course that you work through in your own time to learn and implement the foundations of building a profitable business. It’s actually a prerequisite then for joining the accelerator program, which I’ll talk about more in a moment.

The academy is at what I hope you feel is an affordable price.

Because it’s self directed, I’m not involved, giving you tailored feedback and so on, then, you know, you’re I’m able to offer that at a at a price for you that I hope will allow more of you to join if you can’t afford perhaps the coaching. But more than that, it’s an incredible resource. And I think even if you can afford more actually, this is a great place to start. It is in fact, the companion to the new book outside the nine to five, it’s really a course version, if you will, of the book. So if you read the book and want more support, or if you can’t be bothered to read the book, and you don’t think it’ll be engaging just to read it passively in the book, then you know, the outsiders Business Academy is a great option because it’ll walk you through in an interactive way with videos and workbook and so on. The second program is the business incubator. It’s a year long mentoring program for you, if you’re an experienced professional who wants to translate your skills and passions into profitable and fulfilling business. It’s more comprehensive. It’s a hybrid course, coaching group program. And it’s really walking you from sort of the beginning of the process, I kind of have an idea I’m not sure right through to it’s happening. I’ve got my first clients and so on. And then finally, you have the outsiders business accelerator, which is an ongoing mastermind for you if you already have your business, right, but you’re ready to achieve success in your own terms.

So as I mentioned that the Business Academy is a prerequisite for joining the accelerator program that’s new for this year actually introduced it last year, because I really want to make sure that the people in the accelerator are at the same level, they have the foundations in place.

They’re familiar with my concepts. And we can really work on more advanced strategies on the community, on tailoring on implementing, and so on. So that’s the accelerator. And finally, of course, if you’re looking for one to one support, I do have some spots available for individual coaching and mentoring. So that’s the overview, let me go into a bit more detail on each of them. The Business Academy, again, as a self paced course, just to share a little bit of an insight, a few clients I worked with, so you can actually add one to one coaching onto the course so we can talk about that option. A few of my clients we spent all of last year working through the program, because you know, life happens, they’re doing it perhaps alongside well definitely alongside other things. And while running a business or while having children or while while working actually part time and so on. So we work through actually and implemented and tailored and apply the learnings and so on over a period of 12 months, add another incredible client who signed up to the coursework through her own time and just a couple of weeks. So just to give you the breadth of possibility there that if you’re really keen and you want to work through material quickly you can if you want to take the time and of course just working through the course ticking the box isn’t going to get you the results right you have to actually implement it as well. But just to give you the full range of what’s possible with the academy, so it’s for you if you want to translate your skills and experience into profitable business. Maybe you’re a new business owner you have Already the business in place, but you’re kind of running on trial and error, and you’re not getting the results you want. And you want to be more strategic and systematic. So maybe you’ve got lots of ideas, but you don’t know how to turn them into viable business, you might be already trying to follow all the free stuff that you’ve got and different courses and doing all the right things. But again, you’re not really getting the traction. And maybe you’ve seen some success, but you’re not living the life I suppose that you were dreaming of, you know, you’re you’re successful actually, with clients, but you don’t have the free time that you wanted, or you’re working with the wrong kind of clients, and so on.

So, for me, and all of these programs are built on this, what you need to build that life out.

So the nine to five is the five pillars that’s going to support your lifestyle give you the freedom, flexibility and fulfillment thereafter, the five pillars if you’ve been hiding under a rock, or if you’re new to my community, our number one a clear personal definition of success to shape your strategy and guide your actions. Number two, the confidence and resilience to deal with the inevitable ups and downs. Number three, the right business model that will get you the results that you want. Number four, a strong personal brand that will attract your ideal clients to you. Number five, flexible work life integration with a business that fits around your other priorities. And those are the five pillars that I’ll walk you through in the outside of Business Academy. So there are four steps on each of those pillars. I won’t go through these. But if you want to read more about this one, you can go to one step outside.com. Forward slash course, one Summerside or comm Ford slash course. And again, if you have been an early adopter early reader, as it were of the book, you’ll recognize that these four steps on each of the five pillars are represented in the book outside the nine to five as well. So you’ll get 20 video lessons that are created last year, there are four on each, each of the five pillars plus an intro, so actually 25 video lessons, you’re getting that proprietary five pillars framework that no one else is teaching. And it’s a 49 page workbook, I didn’t manage to pad in an extra page to make it a 50 page. So it’s a 49 page workbook with practical exercises to help you take action. If you buy now as well, you will get an annual planning session and a worksheet for this coming year, you’ll get the quarterly planning session worksheet as well.

And once you’ve completed the academy, you will then be eligible for the accelerator, which is the mastermind program that will actually provide you the ongoing support to complete, you know what you’ve learned to really apply everything and tailor it to your business.

So that’s the business academy, one step outside.com. Forward slash course, the incubator is, you know, has a sort of warm and fuzzy place in my heart with my first ever group program. And it was called one step outside the nine to five originally. And it’s really if you want to have my support and implementing what you’re learning, if you are still in a in a job, that’s really important that you’re doing this alongside the job. That’s why we have the 12 months to do it, because you’re juggling, of course, many other priorities. So it’s really planned around that you get one to one support from me, you get to be working alongside others who are doing the same, you know, working through the same transition, and you get access to the Academy course as well. And plus lots of other content as well to help you implement. So, you know, if you want a career change, but you just can’t quite imagine what you might want to do instead, then this will be really powerful for you. Of course, if you’re hesitant to turn your back on a successful corporate career, the stable salary, everything you know, for what could be a pipe dream. And we’ll work through those fears and concerns as well. And if you have lots of great ideas, but you just don’t quite know how to turn them into a viable business, then this is for you as well. Again, the business incubator is based around the five pillars so you get access to the academy, and but on top, we’re doing one to one calls together, we’re doing a kickoff call to design your personal roadmap to really look at your specific goals and circumstances.

Again, you’ll get access to that comprehensive Business Academy course with a workbook and the videos and so on, you get one to one coaching from me, plus weekly check ins via WhatsApp. And that’s optional if you want that. And most people like that accountability, but but I won’t bother you if you don’t want me to. And really structured milestones and checkpoints throughout that time, as well as the option to join group coaching and q&a calls as well. So this is you know, as I said, it’s one of my favorite programs, it’s really the one that’s going to give you fantastic results to actually have a pipeline of clients when you sort of graduate out of that. And you can read more about that at one step outside.com forward slash nine to five, the nine and five A numbers one step outside.com, forward slash nine to five. Finally, how the business accelerator program. Remember, this is actually a good next step for you whether you’ve done the Academy, the incubator, or in fact read the book, I will see if that works. But if you actually read the book and you promise me that you’ve sort of worked through the materials and you’re familiar with all that now, you already have your business, the accelerator could be a good option for you. So if you have a fledgling business that you’re looking to grow to the next level, if you want to boost your credibility attract more of your ideal clients. If you want to make all this work alongside, you know, childcare or a chronic illness or any specific circumstance, that means that that work life integration is especially important for you, then this is a really good option. Maybe as all of us who are impatient to make that bigger impact, you feel like you’re sort of the, the, you know, best kept secret in your industry. And you’re not sure if you’re going to be able to actually generate consistent revenue from the work that you love.

So you find yourself kind of taking on clients and projects that aren’t fully aligned with your vision, or you’re doing all the things and you’re feeling a bit exhausted, you’re not sure exactly what’s working, what’s not, so you can’t quite prioritize. And maybe a lot of my clients feel this way that you feel turned off by some of the kind of sleazier feeling marketing or sales tactics that you’ve seen recommended, and you feel a bit drained because you’re trying everything and it’s not quite working. And above all, if you’re feeling really busy, you’re sort of ticking off to do lists all the time. But you’re buried in obligations and tasks that are draining, you just don’t have the energy and time left over for your real passion projects, not to mention your family, friends, and all the reasons why you wanted to start this business in the first place. Right. So the accelerator, you do have to work through the academy, gone through coaching with me join the incubator, or at least read the book and demonstrated that to me, we’ll have a call before you join, then you can join the accelerator.

So you need to have those prerequisites before you join. And there again, you’ll get of course access to the course in fact, because that’s something you’ll want to dip into again, we’ll have live coaching q&a calls new masterclasses every month, you’ll you’ll have 12 week action plans and quarterly incentive intensives to help you really apply, you know and get results every three months. And then of course, we’ll do annual business planning as well, you will get access to the training archives. So there’s over two years of topics by now. And you’ll get support from the really lovely community as well on LinkedIn, we’ll be looking at bringing in guest experts as well to run training clinics on specific topics. So Business Academy, or I should say business accelerated go to one step outside.com, forward slash accelerate. One step outside.com, Ford slash accelerates, you’ve got the Business Academy course, business incubator and the business accelerator. And then finally, of course, limited options because I have limited hours in the day. But there are spaces for one to one coaching and mentoring. And this is, of course, why I started the business.

And I love this. So the value of one to one coaching is that you can of course choose what you want to focus on. And some people choose to focus on one of the steps one of the pillars. So for example, if you’re not clear on what you want, then we can really deep dive over three months on defining what success looks like for you, and give you really concrete next steps. We’ve worked on your personal brand as well, if you want to work on coming up with your headline, your content strategy, how to build your credibility and boost your visibility.

We can also work on your business model, you know, it’s really up to you. But I can then be your one to one handholding as a word coach and mentor alongside you almost like a business partner as we work together. And unusually for new clients, I would look at a three month coaching program. And you do have the option by the way to do an intensive 90 minute session. You know, so if you’ve got a really specific topic, you don’t think you need ongoing support, you maybe just want to say just it’s still a big topic, but clarify your niche, really nail that elevator pitch, assess a new opportunity, then we can use that kind of longer session to double click on that. Or we can do a one day strategy session as well, especially this time of year, of course at the beginning of the year. But anytime really, we’re coming up as well to the start of the tax year, at least in the UK, then then doing sort of a 12 month strategy review with me in person if you are local.

So I’m in the southwest diamond pool in Dorset. So if you’re in London, southeast southwest, you know, if we can travel to each other, then that’s an option. If not, I also do it virtually as well. So that’s an option. Now all of these, I’ll just double check the link. If you go to one step i saw.com forward slash I’m going to say coaching would be would make sense when it will see if that redirects once it was a.com forward slash coaching will take you to the one to one coaching and mentoring. So hope that’s all clear. I’ve taken time, of course to build out these different programs. I’m not planning on changing them anytime soon. So that is my offering. But I do do one off workshops. You know, I do do sort of ad hoc things as well. So keep an eye out for that. And of course, I hope he filled in my survey a few weeks ago when I asked for your insights as well. And if not, I think it’s still live hopefully once I say.com forward slash survey to let me know what would be helpful for you. So again, you’ve got the Business Academy course, you’ve got the business incubator business accelerator, you have one to one coaching and you can find all of these at one step outside.com forward slash no forward slash just one step outside of Comm let’s say and then you can find everything.

There’s a little quiz there as well by the way on the homepage where you can find out what’s the best next step for you. So do do that. There’s a button that says find your one step. My stomach is rumbling. So I think I’ll take break now and go off for an early lunch. Thanks so much for listening. I hope that’s helped to clarify remind you, prompts you perhaps to reach out to talk to me about how we can work together, I’d love to hear from you. I would love to work with you. If you’ve been kind of dancing on the fence as it were on the sidelines and considering working with you, I know that working with me rather, I know that many people will stay in the community for quite some time before they reach out. Others will, you know, jump on the opportunity right away. So whichever option you fall into, I look forward to getting to know you more, and to hearing from you and hopefully supporting you in 2023. So that’s how we can work together this year. Thanks so much for listening, and I’ll see you next week. Bye for now


Let us help you design a business and a life that gives you freedom from the 9 to 5. There are several options for how you can work with us. Choose the programme that’s right for you.

The Outsiders Business Incubator

A year-long business incubator for experienced corporate professionals who want to translate their skills and passions into a profitable and fulfilling business. onestepoutside.com/9to5

The Outsiders Business Accelerator

An ongoing mastermind for service-based business owners, freelancers and online entrepreneurs who are ready to achieve success on their own terms. onestepoutside.com/accelerate

The Outsiders Business Academy

A self-paced course for you to work through in your own time, to learn – and implement – the foundations of building a profitable business that lets you escape the 9 to 5. onestepoutside.com/course

1:1 Coaching & Mentoring

If you’re looking for one-to-one support to help you achieve your specific life and business goals, Anna has a limited number of spots for individual coaching and mentoring. onestepoutside.com/coaching

The Outsiders Business Academy

A self-paced course for you to work through in your own time, to learn – and implement – the foundations of building a profitable business that lets you escape the 9 to 5.


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