How to Become a Business Coach

Two New Business Coaching Clients Landed

By on May 14, 2009

Eric Dombach, I just walked away with a coaching gig with an electronic component distributor! This is the guy that refused to return my CCS paperwork. I tried to persuade him to send me just enough to give me an appreciation of what’s going on in his organization but I got nothing. So I ventured to the meeting knowing very little about his challenges. The tour of his facility took all of 10 minutes. We spent the next 1.5 hours going through his history and issues. In the end I agreed to do the Coaching Program with him for €1,625 per month!

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Since our last coaching session, I signed on another client, a property management partnership. This is a company that I’ve had a relationship with for a number of years. I pointed out that many of their processes were either non-existent or broken. They had no controls or measurement in place and they came across as being unprofessional and not providing a good service to their clients. Yesterday I conducted my CCS. The CEO agreed and admitted she was very frustrated by not having the ability to get it under control. The meeting ended with her asking for help. She recognised that she needed outside help but was afraid to engage with a consultant or coach as she didn’t know anybody and was concerned about spending a chunk of money and not getting what’s needed. So I’ve signed her up for €3,100 for the first month, €1,550 for the second & third month, and €1,250 per month thereafter. Plus as there is a significant amount of desk work in writing procedures she has agreed to pay €500 or $700 per day for this service. I’ve sub-contracted this to a consultant. Another one in the bag!

John C., Business Coach, Ireland

Eric Dombach

About Eric Dombach

Eric Dombach is the Founder of Coaches’ Coach. In 2001, he founded a business coaching firm that, by 2005, was generating more than $1 million USD in revenue, 23% operating profit, and average annual growth rate of 140% per year. In 2005, he sold the firm to 4 of his employees for $1 million U.S. dollars, generating a return on capital of more than 800%. Since then he has trained more than 1,300 independent and franchise business coaches in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australasian markets.

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