Fiona’s story 12 months on:
Q – How is your current situation different to how you ‘used to’ conduct your business…
(eg. how did you conduct your business prior to working with Kate, How did you get clients, How did you feel about your future in the industry?)
A – I used to work 5 days a week and have barely any clients and stressing all the time about whether to put my business in the can and get a 9-5 job. I had zero structure or packages when seeing a client. I had no rebooking strategy, just thought if they liked what I did they would rebook. I didn’t do much work on the business because I didn’t know how. Even though I didn’t have many clients I didn’t have a great work/ life balance. Now when I work i’m working smart: 3 days is amazing and my work/life balance is perfect for my current situation. I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – all days are packed out.
Q – What were the main changes to your financial position after coaching with Kate…
A – haha. Let’s say from giving up on my business to now being fully booked and charging $175 per hour on my days. Plus 2-3 days my sub contractors work, plus products. Let’s just say I’m very happy financially and love going on 1-2 overseas trips a year.
Q – Where are you projected to ‘get to’ in terms of annual income in the next 12 months (at this current rate or just what you see possible)?
A – Let’s just say my goal when I first met Kate and my goal since forever was to be earning over 100k at 30 years old. I’m 30 and I’m laughing at that number and super proud of myself. Next goal… let’s go for 250k
Q – What were the main ‘take-aways’ that you got from the course…
A – I got to speak with Kate 1 on 1 with to give me my weekly dose of kick-up-the-bum.
The main take-away’s were that there’s definitely no separation between ME and my business.
It’s not only a journey for the business but you learn about yourself and change who you are for the better.
There were extreme moments of tears and joy.
So being a life changing experience is definitely something I’ve taken away.
On more of a business note it’s being confident that I’d know how to start business from scratch again and get it up and running quite quickly. I’m so much more confident and now have fun at connecting and meeting new people and “boasting” about my amazing services. It’s exciting when there’s clarity. With clarity comes so does passion.
I remember dreading when I was about to chat to Kate and thinking “oh no, I haven’t done what she asked me to do, I’ll be in trouble.”
BUT always after our chats I felt like Wonder Woman and could totally take over the world.
We’re powerful people when we put our minds to it… or when Kate makes us do shit out of our comfort zone 😉
Q – Do you believe the course was value for money?
A – Definitely. I was broke when I met Kate and still managed to do it. You have to spend money to make money. Spend it with Kate is money well spent. One of the best business investments I’ve ever made.
Q – How did you find the material / actions you were instructed to ‘action’?
A – Some of it was “omg I can’t believe I didn’t think of that” …other parts took me right out of my comfort zone, which I needed. The instructions are easy to follow. She lays it out and repeats it a few times to make sure you’ve got it, and she gives you more than you have time to do so you’re never left with nothing to do.
Q – How did you find the level of support during and after the course?
A – I contacted Kate a few times out of the blue when I was panicking and she replied and made everything ok. She’s there. She loves her customers. There’s so much value added.
Q – Where do you see yourself going with your business (or anything to do with servicing clients) in the future?
A – I still love face to face work, but I’m looking at getting into teaching anatomy down the fascia pathway and opening up my own big premises after my wedding mid 2019.
Then I need to think about having the business running itself for when babies happen a few years down the track!
Q – What are you doing with your business now? Employees, your qualifications etc, How do you currently service your clients and structure your week?
A – I’m practicing out of a clinic in Sydney fixing people with chronic pain using corrective exercises and myofascial therapy. I’m working 3-4 days a week face to face and 1 day working on the business: networking, marketing, chatting to fun people, creating… etc
I have 2 sub-contractors: all massage therapists and looking to getting a PT in ASAP. People are going absolutely nuts for the fascia work at the moment – I can be booked out 6 weeks in advance. Which I’m still thinking “HOLY MOLY” when comparing it to what I used to be like. Qualifications are Grad diploma in exercise physiology, CHEK Practitioner, Structural Integrator and Diploma remedial massage therapy.
Q – How did you find Kate, as a person and coach, to deal with?
A – Kate and I are opposites. I’m a shy introvert and love marketing with the written word. Kate goes down the public speaking, seminars and workshop pathways OMG KILL ME! haha. We butted heads a few times, sometimes just in my own head and not out loud to her.
But I haven’t been mentored from her for about a year now and we keep in touch regularly. I still ask her questions every now and then. We had a long chat together about a potential big business move.
If I visit Melbourne or she came to Sydney I’d definitely want to catch up. She’s amazing. Everyone should have at least one chat with her and you’ll be hooked.
Q – Would you recommend the course to others…
A – Already have to plenty of people.