In this episode, let’s take a deep dive into the unique set of challenges that arise as a coaching business expands and takes on more clients. It’s not always smooth sailing; there are bumps in the road, and we’re here to share some of our recent experiences and insights.
As John’s business here has been steadily growing, he’s had the privilege of interacting with a diverse range of clients. However, with growth comes a new set of hurdles, and it’s essential to address them with sensitivity and a clear strategy. One such challenge is dealing with clients who initially show immense enthusiasm but quickly become overwhelmed by the demands of their fitness routines.
Today, let’s explore the delicate balance between being understanding and maintaining the integrity of the program. We’ve learned that clients often over-stress themselves, creating excuses to avoid tackling new challenges. To help them overcome this, we’ve advocated for breaking down tasks into manageable steps, focusing on one thing at a time to reduce feelings of overwhelm.
Join me in this conversation for more tips as we share the journey of growth and the invaluable lessons we’ve learned in dealing with clients at various stages of their fitness journeys. We also discuss the intricacies of coaching, the rewards of guiding clients toward their goals, and the ever-present challenge of balancing compassion and accountability. It’s a real-world look at the business of coaching and the commitment to helping clients overcome their hurdles as they strive for success.
00:00 – Coming up…
00:34 – Introduction
01:54 – Client hurdles
03:48 – Emphasising that change requires overcoming hurdles
05:54 – Qualifying clients
06:57 – Balancing money and retaining clients
07:26 – The importance of accountability
07:52 – Business growth and metrics
John Pownall is a highly experienced Master trainer with 14+ years in the fitness industry, specializing in rehabilitation for Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, and ABI. He’s a former head rehabilitation trainer for The Cerebral Palsy Alliance (NSW) and a Level 3 Trainer at Fitness First Mosman (NSW). Beyond fitness, John is a disability carer with expertise in ABI, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Quad/Para, and Autism. He’s also a successful musician as Johniepee, with 3+ million streams, national radio play, and international recognition on the Global Hip Hop Charts. As the founder and speaker for Diamond Minds Au, John is dedicated to empowering others through his diverse talents.
Connect with John Pownall:
⏩ Connect with John on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pownall-a92137193/
⏩ Follow John on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johniepee/
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