debbie allen

Proactive Problem Solving Sets your Clients up for Success

Some problems are very obvious, however, others are not so easily identified. Proactive problem solving can help your clients avoid future emergencies. Set your clients up for success by identifying future problems that could arise based upon other experiences you’ve had working with clients or from your own personal experiences. By educating your clients in advance, you will help them to remain calm and in control when issues or challenges arise. Be sure that you continue to watch for changes in your clients’ needs and market dynamics. Monitor trends that are relevant to your expertise. Experts are always at the top of their game due to becoming educated way ahead of industry standards. After identifying a potential problem, you need →

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Five Steps to Improving your Problem Solving Skills

Step #1: Define each problem in detail before trying to solve it. Take time to understand the problem, understand the criteria for a good decision and generate some good options. Step #2: Offer one or two firmly suggested solutions. Offering too many suggestions will only confuse your client and force them to become indecisive. Step #3: Prioritize your client’s action steps to help avoid overwhelm. If your client agrees to take action, ask them to relax and focus on moving forward. Step #4: Implement a step-by-step plan of action. When you approach problems systematically, you cover the essentials each time – and your decisions become more thought out, well planned and well executed. Step #5: Look for more ways to →

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How to Add VIP Days to Your Coaching Services

One of the best ways to work with clients on high-end programs is to set up personalized VIP days. These can be done live in-person, but they are even more time-saving when done via telephone, Skype or Google Hangout. VIP days can be very lucrative. Consider setting up high-end consulting programs working a half day or full day with your clients by phone. There is little set-up time to prepare for VIP days; all you’ll need to do is a pre-consulting questionnaire and/or call to discover your clients’ needs.  Next, develop a program where you can guide and consult them through the process. Plan on taking a number of breaks during the call to allow your client to work on →

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Manifest Your Most Ideal Clients

Consulting is a wonderful career that allows you to give from your wisdom and your heart. It allows you to share your expert skills with others and allows you to guide your clients to achieve goals, overcome obstacles, inspire hope and encouragement, empower change, make more money and much more.  There are many ways to set up your consulting programs. There is no one specific way that works for every expert. Set up your own unique programs that fit into your highly paid expert lifestyle, and always keep your annual income goal in mind.  Seek out action-takers, clients who are ready to go, people who want your support to move. Take on high-level clients who understand your value and are →

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Experts Offer Solutions to Problems

As an expert, you will be most remembered by the problems you solve for your clients.You help others solve their problems with your expertise. You deal with problems that might otherwise seem huge, overwhelming or excessively complex to others. Don’t take your knowledge and expertise for granted. Your way of looking at things and your way of thinking is unique to your client, and it is based upon your own experiences, failures and successes. That’s what your clients pay for. You offer them a short-cut to problem solving. You help by moving them away from obstacles that are stunting their growth and you guide them in the right direction for expansion.   When you discover how to best solve your →

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6 Positive Beliefs That Can Catapult Your Success in 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a magical crystal ball and you could instantly look into the future to see everything that 2016 has in store for you? Since that’s not possible, you may have considered making some New Years resolutions.   Most New Years resolutions get lost fairly early in the year. Researchers have looked at success rates of peoples’ resolutions. The first two weeks usually go along beautifully, but by February people are backsliding. And by the following December most people are back where they started—often even further behind. Why do so many people NOT keep their resolutions? The reason actually has more to do with your beliefs than your actions. To achieve more in 2016 — →

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Grow Your Expert Community

Growing your expert community both online and offline is extremely important to build a highly paid expert business. First you must develop a strategy that builds a following. Your following includes Facebook fans, Twitter followers, YouTube subscribers and email subscribers. In most cases, strategy to build a community is an afterthought, yet it’s your Golden Database that will allow your expert business to thrive. Followers in your own community equate to income! Your expert community will only grow when you begin to think outside the box. You must be creative and up to date with your marketing. You must not only be creative, you must also think about building a community that belongs to only you; nobody else has access →

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Build Your Online Community with a Free Opt-in

The best way to grow your email list is to do it slowly and continuously so that the people on your list are really engaged. You want high quality followers to join and stay in your community. This way you will gain the best results from your email marketing efforts. One way to build high quality followers is to keep sending out relevant content on a consistent basis. It’s not about sending out an email newsletter once in awhile. You must be consistent and strategic. Another way to keep your community active is to really touch the hearts and minds of your followers by engaging them into your personal life. Important! To grow your opt-in list you must have a →

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Build a Targeted Online Community

To build a targeted following and become known online you must create valuable expert content and encourage sharing of your information. The content you create must offer real value to your target market. This sounds pretty simple but very often quality gets left behind in favor of quantity. Your content must intend to solve a pain or problem that your target audience is facing and it must also showcase you as the expert in this area. Great content sent once per week via email will keep your new followers engaged. After you have built an online relationship with them from a few well-crafted emails and some video training, you’re ready to make your first offer. There are two types of →

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Never Undervalue Your Services

Coaching is an awesome business to be in; it’s a business where you can set your own schedule, you get paid well for doing it, and you can work the way you want around your lifestyle. It’s also a really easy business to get into, actually. But the main problem that many coaches have is that they undervalue themselves and charge low hourly fees. Charging by the hour will keep you stuck and broke in the coaching business. So let me say it like this, “No more charging dollars per hour!” Unless you are charging fees of $5,000 an hour or more – charging by the hour is not the way to go. To move from dollar per hour to →

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