The Ultimate Guide on How To Get Clients

The Ultimate Guide To Engaging in Conversations and Getting Your Dream Clients To Work With You

How to Get Clients


At Evercoach, we have trained thousands of coaches with creating clients and building successful coaching practices.

We have personally tested many strategies ourselves, giving us a holistic perspective on what works in building long-term successful coaching businesses. 

During our time, we have found there are very specific steps to understanding and implementing client acquisition strategies. Using these steps and strategies carefully, you are much more likely to increase the odds of your success. 

A lot of what’s in this may seem obvious. 

Yet, most of us fail to follow this direction. Often leading to lack of success, frustration. Which then leads to a loss of hope. Without hope, it’s unlikely that your business would thrive. 

In this 5-part report you will find a clear strategy and action steps that will enable you to get your dream clients.

How to Get Clients

CHAPTER 1

Why Do You Struggle
To Get Clients?

How to Get Clients

Beware of the greatest challenge you will face. 

Like coaching, most service-based businesses get daily, weekly or monthly feedback. The feedback is so fast that just a single session gone wrong can implant the feeling of worthlessness, and you may doubt your capability as a coach.

Which brings us to your greatest challenge: You.

While strategies and techniques are useful in creating a thriving business, the reasons why you struggle in your practice are:

  • Inconsistent action
  • Trouble turning a conversation in the right direction
  • Struggle to make a confident offer
  • Battle proposing a coaching package with a price that truly represents your value
  • Struggle to start conversations with qualified clients
  • Inability to follow-up with confidence

A careful study of these challenges presents the real reason(s) why you struggle to get clients.

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Reason 1:
Your Ability to Manage Your Emotional States
 

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Reason 2:
Your Ability to Impress Your Clients with Your Skills
 

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Reason 3:
Your Ability to Close a Conversation and Enroll a Client
 

We will explore these three reasons more in depth later in the guide. But first, let’s explore a client getting system.

Once you understand this system you will also be able to see why the above three reasons are even more vital for you to get better at.

How to Get Clients

CHAPTER 2

The Client Getting System

How to Get Clients

There are only three steps to getting clients. This is even more relevant when you are a new coach.

STEP 1

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Go to Places Your Clients Go To

STEP 2

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Engage in Conversations

STEP 3

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Create Results and Enroll

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STEP 1:
GO TO PLACES YOUR CLIENTS GO TO

Knowing where your clients like to go, the events they attend, the workshops they attend gives you an opportunity to engage with your clients in a non-threatening environment.

Here are a few examples:

If you are a life coach, visit events which revolve around personal growth. Attendees tend to be focused on growth. They are already hungry for education, and are likely to be interested in what you may offer. 

If you are a business coach, you want to attend masterminds for businesses where your potential clients might attend. They are in a mastermind, so they are open to listening to what others have to say. 

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STEP 2:
ENGAGE IN CONVERSATIONS

If you have already been to events your clients go to, you will have seen that many coaches come to these events as well.

This makes it harder for you to start an enrollment conversation. You may have even found your potential clients guard comes up when they hear that you are a coach. 

It happens because your clients have already spoken to, and been pitched by other coaches at such events. 

This is why it’s important for you to know how to engage your clients in a conversation. More on this later. 

How to Get Clients

STEP 3:
CREATE RESULTS AND ENROLL

The final step is to enroll. Before you can enroll a client, be mindful of the conversation you are having with them.

If you approach a client straight for enrollment, you are likely to fail. This is because they don’t really know what you do, and why they should engage with you.

A better way to approach enrollment is to deliver a result in an area of challenge for your client. 

This means you start the conversation talking about them, understanding them, potentially sharing an insight with them which makes their problems smaller - or even better -disappear. 

Demonstration through Case Study:

Here is a case study for you to read that expands on the above steps. This is based on my personal journey of an event where I enrolled clients for over $225,000. This was not my event. It only had 8 attendees. 

Here is how it unfolded. I was invited to a small mastermind with 8 businesses in an Eastern European country. I was already traveling that year to that part of the world and going there for 4 days to meet other entrepreneurs didn’t seem like too much of a hassle. 

I asked for permission from the host of the mastermind to present on an idea that I knew was a challenge for most entrepreneurs. 

Systems for Scale. 

This had been an area I had been working on for a while. I knew the key challenges that come up for small companies around this topic. 

I asked the host about the companies that were in the room. I asked for their websites so I could study them. The host was kind enough to share what he knew. 

After reading through these profiles, I knew I had completed the first step. I was in a room where my potential clients were present. 

As I entered the room and sat with the other 8 entrepreneurs, I made it a point to share my past experience confidently. More so, I expressed my intent to serve throughout the event.

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I did the same because I knew that would open up conversations between me and potential clients. My topic was relevant and important to the group. I had setup the platform for conversations.

 

During the course of the next few days and even after the event was over, I continued to follow up and share how their companies could benefit from building systems for scaling. I shared stories of other companies and leadership teams I was coaching. 

When the potential clients looked ready enough, I made my proposal. Until the day of writing this guide  that group has signed up with me for packages worth more than $225,000.