Prosperous Coach Podcast

Prosperous Coach Podcast

Prosperous Coach Podcast is hosted by Rhonda Hess, international business mentor and niche strategist for new coaches. Her weekly show offers eye opening guidance and inspiration about how to choose a profitable coaching niche, create authentic messaging, design magnetic coaching programs and other topics to help you get noticed by ideal clients who will pay well. Rhonda also shares coaching tools, client management tips, money mindset and moving beyond limiting beliefs. Rhonda has over 20 years of experience in coaching, marketing, curriculum development, copy writing and editing. Learn about her VIP Coaching Business Breakthrough private step-by-step program to launch your coaching business.


April 23, 2024 6 mins

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You’re trying to write your web copy and trying to figure out exactly what you help your ideal clients accomplish in your Signature Program.

But fears and doubts are clouding your judgment and you are in danger of playing too small in your coaching business, which will cost you.

You are worried about promising too much.

Get ready for a mindse...

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Looking back on my journey as a coach and business owner, I see how emotional intelligence has played a part in my success. I had so much to learn. Still do.

Coach training and coaching clients improves emotional intelligence. Just raising your ability to listen is a first step. Clear communication skills makes for a solid foundation. 

From there add empat...

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It may be tempting to fit your coaching business into whatever remnant of time you have left in the day.

Look, I get it. You might have kids at home, a full time job, or both. You already have a rhythm of what you do day to day. You know your priorities. Adding a new business to your life is totally disruptive.

And, until you see the proof of your efforts in clients, you may withhold your positive energy.

The truth is, you can't ...

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The other day I was helping one of my VIP clients set her fees for her Signature Program and our conversation inspired this episode. 


Anything having to do with money in your coaching business such as income and fees brings up old emotions: 

1.     Fear of succeeding and failing. 

2.     Insecurity about worth. 

3.     Family or cultural beliefs about...

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Also mentioned:
Episode 274 about Signature Programs.

Episode 111, called Smart and Not So Smart Coaching Business Expenses provides a list of likely expenses for you.

Episode 57, which has the "do the math process" called Coach, Is it Time to Give Yourself a Raise? 

  • Rhonda Hess helps new coaches leverage their zone of gen...
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Grow your coaching income with a sea change in mindset and what you offer.
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Other Prosperous Coach Podcast episodes mentioned in this episode are:
#136 - The Downside of Coaching for Corporations
#51 - Why is Coaching a Hard Sell?
#22 - Why Should a Coach Do Market Research?
#191 - Low Pricing Could Kill Your Coaching Bus...

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Coaches can also be thought leaders. It's a great way to attract ideal coaching clients.

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Other episode mentioned:
15 - What's Your Zone of Genius?

  • Rhonda Hess helps new coaches leverage their zone of genius into a profitable coaching niche and launch with confidence.
  • For VIP step-by-step support apply for Rhonda&...
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About 3x a week a new coach reaches out to me. They've been referred to my podcast by another coach — thank you! Or they’ve seen a LinkedIn post or Googled for "coaching niche", browsed my website then filled out the application on my VIP Mentoring page. 

That’s an online customer journey that works!

They tell me: 

“I don't know my ...

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There’s a simple way to continuously encourage authentic and useful testimonials from all of your coaching clients.

I’ll share how to:

  1. Systematically gather takeaways from clients before and after your sessions.
  2. Make it easy for clients to write useful testimonials in a timely manner.
  3. And how to help clients celebrate their accomplishments...
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Also mentioned in this episode were:
Episode 5 - The Simplest Coaching Business Model
Episode - 108 - How to Develop Your Signature Coaching Program

Before we talk about the few pros and significant cons of having 2 coaching niches, let's get on on the same page ...

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How can a coach earn more with less stress and high profits?

In my 6th year of my coaching business I wanted to scale up. All the pundits said: “Group and online programs are the way to leverage your time and increase income.”

I bought into that. Just 6 years into running my membership program and two online training programs I had to take a ...

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Also mentioned, episode 80 called Competition, Comparison and Shame in the Field of Coaching.

The upside of talking about shame is that once you acknowledge it you can quickly realize what has triggered it and let it go.

A new coach in my VIP program — I’ll call her Barbara — got caught in a shame spiral because she wasn’t meeting up to some big expectations that she had for herself.

I’m so grateful to Barbara for giving me ...

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Other episodes mentioned in this one:
161,58, 60, and 5

Many coaches think: “I’m new at this and need to gain experience. I will raise my prices later.” But many wait too late to save themselves. Don’t let this be you.

Are you waiting for some abstract sense of worthiness before you price enough to keep yourself...

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Find the full transcript of Episode 266 and other resources for coaches at It is a LISTENER'S CHOICE episode because it is super popular with coaches already.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Nail Your Niche session with Rhonda
Episodes: 140997108 and 57

When coaches grab a Nail Your Niche Session with me and then ask: "Is this a good coaching niche?" What th...

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Episode 265 is about what you can do to breakthrough. There are shifts in perspective needed. Find the full transcript with more resources for coaches at

Other episodes and resources mentioned:  247258,  and 79.
Download my free niching guide.

In my first session with a new VIP client, something wonderful happened ... another coach chose their smart niche!

This coach is a highly inte...

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If you’ve come to coaching after working for someone else — maybe for decades — it’s a huge shift to have your own solo business.

Suddenly, you are completely autonomous. You make all the decisions. No one is expecting you at work. No one will tell you what to do or how to do it. No one but you can hold you accountable for your actions.

That can...

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Find the full episode at and grab your Nail Your Niche strategy session so you can start experiencing all 12 advantages.

93% of new coaches say their biggest problem is not knowing their niche or how to attract paying clients. They are related. 

Some say let your niche find you. Float around and coach all sorts of people about any topic. You love the process and just want to coach. I get it. 

If you aren’t read...

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This episode is a Listener's Choice episode because it's been popular with coaches already so I'm replaying it for you with a bit of updating.

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Episodes also mentioned in this episode are #14 and #28.

Business startup requires deep reserves of patience and endurance. It’s not easy.  

Grit, determination, disciplin...

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Also linked to in this episode are Coach Training Alliance and Episodes 65, 75, 258, 125, 218, 60, and 223.

New coaches often go looking at other coach’s websites and become worried … is coaching too saturated? Should I be more like this coach?

And, some of the sites seem like ghost towns. The content is...

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