In the month of July I landed my first business coaching client, a pizzeria owner with a total of 17 stores. I met with the business owner face to face and in the second meeting, the “Complementary Coaching Session,” I walked away with an agreement for $2,000 per month. So far, I’ve received $6,000 in coaching fees from this client.
During one of our calls, Eric Dombach coached me on how to correct the fact that I had begun to do too much “consulting” (doing the work for the client) and I wasn’t charging enough for what I’m doing. So I went back to my client and he agreed to invest in a higher value coaching program. He realizes that the current economic climate requires him to be more aggressive. Next month I will begin billing this client at $2,750 per month for 1 hour per week of coaching. Thanks for pushing me, coach!
Bob L., Business Coach, USA
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!
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
In the first few months after starting to work with Eric Dombach, I was able to quickly bring on 6 new clients and take my monthly revenues to over $10,000. After the dramatic economic downturn in the fall of 2008, my business suffered greatly, but with Eric’s coaching I was able to rebuild my practice to an even more stable position with 7 new clients, and billing even more each month than before the crash! My practice is now at its best place yet, and continues to be on an upward trajectory.
Eric Dombach has been a tremendous resource to me in growing my own coaching practice. He has a great deal of knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines, especially sales, marketing, and finance, and has brought this acumen, as well as a wealth of real world experiences, to our coaching meetings. Even more, Eric has a great ability to communicate the large and the very detailed in a way that is easily understandable, and as such, he does an excellent job of helping his clients learn important material so they themselves are grown as business owners. The process he brings to his clients is very straightforward, and simple to apply.
As my coach, our roles and responsibilities, as well as accountabilities, have always been clear to me as his client. To Eric Dombach’s credit, he isn’t shy about making sure he and his clients live up to their agreements. In doing so with me, Eric was able to drive me out of a place of stagnation in my own personal journey, and thereby help me lift my business back to the path we had originally set. Tough and kind, Eric has an innate understanding and empathy for what small business owners go through, and he applies his own personal story and experiences to his engagements in a manner that aligns him with his clients. I have found his ability to teach as equally important as his ability to hold me accountable, and it has been through both that I have been able to build a strong practice in less than a year in spite of extraordinary economic circumstances. He is a powerful teacher who never lets you forget you are the center of your own coaching accomplishments. I would recommend Eric to anyone who owns their own business, and has goals to reach. With his help, you can reach far greater heights far more quickly.
Bill K., Business Coach, USA
I just completed a Complementary Coaching Session with great results! I signed my first client! It’s a security guard brokerage firm and they’ve signed on for $2,250 per month as well as $2,250 for the Strategic Plan. I also signed up my second client for $1,750 a month. The client is the new owner of an existing auto repair shop. The shop is a fixer upper that my client wants to turn into a first rate shop. He hired me as his coach to help him get focused, organized and to grow the business. Exciting!
Bill S, Business Coach, USA