16 Business Coach Success Stories
Are you thinking of starting a career as a business coach?
Becoming a business coach can be a great way to help aspiring entrepreneurs while earning a healthy income. If you have skills in specialized business fields such as marketing, e-commerce, stress management, or leadership, then you may want to consider becoming a coach.
Many small-business owners are finding it hard to get started, grow, and succeed. As a business coach, your job will be to help entrepreneurs identify new opportunities and take advantage of the ones they already have.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a business coach:
1. E-commerce Mentoring ($1.2M/year)
Kamil Sattar (from Telford, England, United Kingdom) started *E-commerce Mentoring * over 5 years ago.
Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.
Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.
2. eBiz Facts ($50.4K/year)
Niall Doherty (from Waterford, Ireland) started eBiz Facts over 3 years ago.
My name is Niall Doherty and I started a website called eBizFacts.com, where I try to help people make money online.
So far, it seems to be working, if this graph of my affiliate income is any indication.
3. The Mindset Society ($186K/year)
Claire Osborne (from London, UK) started The Mindset Society over 2 years ago.
Hi, I’m Claire Osborne and I’m the founder of The Mindset Society. I started the company during the first UK coronavirus lockdown as stress and anxiety were skyrocketing, and sadly many employers I was talking about were at a loss of how to help. It’s not surprising, helping people work through their thoughts and emotions and figure out how to solve personal and professional challenges needs independence and expertise that employers can’t offer on their own. That’s where the Mindset Society comes in.
I launched the company from my lounge, while in solo lockdown thanks to coronavirus, and not only has it given me meaning in this madness, it’s also averaged over $15k revenue a month since.
4. Thrivette ($120K/year)
Stacey Haynes (from Dallas, Texas, USA) started Thrivette almost 4 years ago.
Hi y’all, I’m Stacey Haynes, founder of Thrivette, a community of people where we “Make Things Happen.” Our company offers consulting, as well as free resources in our Thrivette Lab, to help businesses grow. I have over 15 years of experience in the customer service/call center industry. My husband, Jason, is an architect turned web designer. We have had countless side hustles over the years to help fund our bigger dreams...real estate. People continued to ask us how we did it, so we started Thrivette as a way to compile information for people to reference anything from getting started with crowdfunding, to selling on large e-commerce platforms (Like Amazon, Etsy, and Shopify), to dealing with customers in real life as a landlord.
While we focus on consulting, we continue to grow the different facets of our company through merchandise we make to sell on sites like Etsy, Shopify, and Amazon. Most people say, concentrate on one thing and be an expert in it. We have a different philosophy. We believe that having multiple streams of income in a variety of areas is what’s right for us, and show people that as long as you are taking action and stopping when it no longer becomes profitable, that you can do what is right for you. We make about $10,000 per month for consulting and online merchandise combined.
5. The Uncaged Life ($816K/year)
Rebecca Tracey (from Squamish, BC, Canada) started The Uncaged Life over 10 years ago.
Hi! I’m Rebecca Tracey and my business is The Uncaged Life. The Uncaged Life helps coaches and solopreneurs learn how to get their first paying clients in their new business (because the strategies that most programs teach only work once you have had some success, you need a very different strategy when you are brand new!).
We are on track to hit $1M this year with just me and my small team of 3 part-time contractors, and have helped hundreds of people start their own businesses and get on their way to an uncaged life!
6. Rockstar Mind ($936K/year)
Steve Mastroianni (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started Rockstar Mind about 8 years ago.
My name is Steve Mastroianni and I am the owner of Rockstar Mind Inc., which is an online coaching platform. I’ve focused on coaching guitarists and songwriters, and most recently have been doing business coaching under my HOBBY BOSS brand. Some of the main products I sell are private coaching and interactive workshops. I’m also the author of two best-selling books.
My main customers are typically musicians, like myself, who want to improve their ability to play songs faster, write their own songs, and perform them live. The business generates six figures per year serving hundreds of customers per month and it’s all run by me and my team of 3 virtual assistants.
7. AustinLChurch.com ($27K/year)
Austin L. Church (from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) started AustinLChurch.com about 13 years ago.
I’m Austin L. Church, a writer and brand strategist. My wife and I live with our three professional mistake makers in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. After getting laid off during the recession back in 2009, I accidentally started my own freelance writing business, which eventually took me into selling an array of creative services, then developing iOS apps, then co-founding a tech startup, and then starting a branding and marketing studio called Balernum.
AustinLChurch.com where I started sharing what I have learned. My new course, Freelance Cake, is a business growth course for freelancers and consultants who want to make more money and enjoy more freedom at the same time. The launch in December went well, and this year, I plan to focus on scaling up sales from around $1,000 per month to $3,000.
8. Catalyst Growth Advisors ($240K/year)
Bill Flynn (from Concord, MA, USA) started Catalyst Growth Advisors over 6 years ago.
Hi! My name is Bill Flynn. I am a multi-decade, serial entrepreneur and decided recently to work for myself as a business coach. Before that, I was part of the leadership team of 10 different startups in the Boston area.
My business revenue has doubled every year since I started (until COVID, it was poised to double again in 2020), I speak internationally and have written a book - Further, Faster - The Vital Few Steps that Take the Guesswork out of Growth.
9. Cain Consulting, Inc. ($180K/year)
Dave Cain (from Sylvania, Ohio, USA) started Cain Consulting, Inc. ago.
Hi, I’m Dave and I founded a veteran-owned company called Cain Consulting, Inc. which specializes in helping leaders become more effective and improving results. If you are a leader in any organization, anywhere, we can help you improve your performance! Working with leaders in the US and around the world, we coach executives and emerging leaders in leadership expertise and performance improvement.
Services include individual business coaching, virtual business coaching, team development, leadership training, and facilitation. Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and E-Colors Premium PDI, we can offer a variety of assessments. We have provided services in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Nigeria, Thailand, and South Korea among others.
10. Ascend Marketing, Inc ($180K/year)
Jim Ackerman (from Grapevine, TX, USA) started Ascend Marketing, Inc about 23 years ago.
At Ascend Marketing, we help small businesses to get more customers who will pay them more money, more often, through educational and Coaching Programs. Our Flagship Principle-Centered Marketing Coaching Program comes with a unique 200% Return On Investment Guarantee.
To date, we’ve put over 600 businesses through our program. All have been given the 200% ROI Guarantee, which promises if they don’t see an increase in revenue of at least twice what they pay us, they’re entitled to a refund. To date, we’ve had to refund exactly 1 Coaching Tuition fee.
11. JVI Mobile Marketing ($90K/year)
Jay Vics (from Monahans, Texas, USA) started JVI Mobile Marketing about 10 years ago.
My name is Jay Vics, and I am a serial entrepreneur. My company name is JVI Mobile Marketing, and I have several productized services under that brand. Our Flagship product is a digital marketing consulting for small businesses.
12. Screw The Cubicle ($120K/year)
Lydia Lee (from Bali) started Screw The Cubicle almost 8 years ago.
My name is Lydia Lee and I’m the Work Reinvention Strategist and Small Business Coach at Screw The Cubicle. I started my company six years ago to support mid-career transitioners who wanted to find alternative pathways beyond the 9-5 existence.
My monthly revenue is approximately $10,000/month, where I measure my progress based on how much time I have for my life. Money isn’t the only metric of success for me, and I’m constantly evaluating how I can scale my time and work less to achieve more.
13. A Lit Up Life – With Lacey Sites ($1M/year)
I believe that there are always new and creative ways to build your business so that it serves you and that giving ourselves the chance to explore that is one of the greatest gifts.
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For most business coaches, being able to continue one-on-one coaching and make more money can feel almost impossible. They feel like they’re either going to have to charge exorbitant rates or move into group coaching in order to scale their income. While some coaches absolutely feel good doing one or both of those, I personally didn’t. This left me asking myself a lot of hard questions, and ultimately, I decided that even if my income didn’t scale, I wanted to choose to be a one-on-one coach and deal with the income tradeoffs.
14. M. Shannon Hernandez ($120K/year)
Lack of aligned and intentional focus when building a coaching and consulting practice results in exhaustion, low revenue, and frustration.
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As a joyful business growth strategist, it’s such an honor to get asked questions from fellow coaches and consultants about where their focus should be, as they grow their businesses. We can all chase lots of shiny squirrels–if we aren’t careful!
15. Luisa Zhou: Online Business Mentor ($1M/year)
Luisa Zhou built a $100K+ coaching business within four months while working her full-time job, reaching $1 million-dollars seven months later. Here's how she did it.
Luisa Zhou (from ) started Luisa Zhou: Online Business Mentor ago.
Luisa Zhou built a $100K+ coaching business within four months while working her full-time job, reaching $1 million dollars seven months later.
Zhou attended a conference for online entrepreneurs. During a Q&A session, successful people on stage fielded questions from a long line of aspiring. “The only difference between the people off stage and the people on stage was that the people on stage had taken action and moved forward despite their fears.” It inspired her to push past the plateau of trying and to do it herself.
16. Simply Hudson ($84K/year)
Nicole Hudson (from Chicago) started Simply Hudson almost 2 years ago.
Hi everyone! I’m Nicole Hudson, the Strategic Transformation Advisor behind Simply Hudson.
By designing streamlined, semi-automated processes, the company estimated an annual savings of over 800 manual work hours and $80,000 in annual overhead costs while supporting a fully remote, globally distributed workforce. Wow!
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