Dear Happy Shiny Puppy Army (or, you know, Happy Kitty Army, Cuddly Lizard Army, etc.),
As mentioned in last weeks’ blog post, where I actually posted a real live coaching call, I have some big announcements for you today. I have some slightly bad news, some really awesome news, and then a small favor to ask of you.
When I started this blog, I set the intention to help as many people as possible in whatever way I could. I wasn’t sure what form that help would take – but over time, as I moved ever closer to the manifestation of that intention, I discovered more and more about myself as well as you. What I learned was that I adore in-person and phone coaching. The amount of energy I stream during a personal or phone coaching session leaves me high for hours afterwards. The clarity and knowledge that come through are phenomenal. So, I’ve told the Universe, “More of that please”. I moved my coaching practice online to be able to reach more people than I could in person.
Even though I kept my prices very reasonable (I wanted to be as accessible as possible), I realized that there are a lot of people who can’t afford my phone coaching services. With that in mind, I began offering email coaching, as a more cost effective option and many of you rejoiced. I ended up with more email coaching clients than phone coaching clients.
The problem with that is that I completely underestimated how much time I would spend on a coaching email. It turns out that by the time I’ve read the client’s detailed email and then drafted my response, I often spend 45-60 on one mail. I quickly became totally overwhelmed by the number of emails I was receiving, with no way to leverage my time. This helped me to further define what I wanted: To help as many people as possible without killing myself, while being adequately compensated for my time. I could simply spend less time on each mail, but half-assing it just isn’t my style. Lowering the value I provide simply didn’t feel good to me.
The Bad News
I know that many of you prefer the email coaching because it’s not as intimidating as getting on the phone (although, I’m hoping that having had a chance to listen to an actual coaching call, you’ll realize how NOT scary I am…), so I don’t want to take the email coaching off the menu altogether.
I will, however, need to raise my prices to reflect the amount of work involved. Because I also know that many of you have been wanting to book an email package, I’m going to give you a chance to book one at the old price.
If you purchase an email coaching package before June 15th, I will honor the old price. On June 15th, the prices will go up (the new price has yet to be determined but it will be significantly higher). You can purchase the packages here: LOA Life Coaching Packages.
Prices for the phone coaching sessions will not be changing at this time.
The Awesome News
Now that we’ve gotten the bad news out of the way, it’s time for the positively awesome news. Inspired by last week’s coaching call with Linda, I had a brilliant idea. Now, I’m not taking sole credit for this idea, because I know that it was a co-creation between myself and my entire readership, i.e, you all.
My intention was to find a way to bring you super high value, at or near what an actual coaching session could provide, at a price that everyone could easily afford. And that’s what the Universe has delivered onto me. Yay! (Forgive me, I’m so excited, I can’t sit still).
Here it is:
I’m going to create a Membership Site where, for a small monthly fee, you’ll be able to access recordings of actual coaching calls. I’ll be posting one such call each week.
Because I’ll be compensated for my time collectively by the membership site members, I’ll be able to keep the individual fees low while providing super duper value and not working myself to death. That’s leverage.
The other brilliant part of this scenario is that I’ll be offering those four coaching session per month for free to those who qualify (I’ll be choosing candidates intuitively from those who apply), in exchange for the rights to publish those calls. This will allow me to offer my coaching services to a lot more people, which once again, is totally in line with my intention. I plan on creating an application form shortly, but if you can’t wait and want to apply for a free coaching call right now, just Contact Me.
I fully expect that the coaching clients’ questions and the answers they’ll evoke will be perfect matches to the questions that a lot of you have, and that each person who listens to the calls will get exactly what they need at that time. It’s like the Abraham-Hicks model with a twist.
Now for the favor:
Because this is a co-creation, I’d like to make sure that I honor your wishes with this new model. So, I’ve put together a short survey. It will take you 1-2 minutes to complete, but will help me a great deal with some of the details of the membership site and will make sure that your desires have a chance to be incorporated right from the start. Thank you in advance for your time. Extra happy shiny puppy hugs for those of you who complete the survey.
The Survey has been closed. Thank you SO much for your participation. It was SUPER helpful.
We’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming next Tuesday. Until then, what do you think? Leave any feedback that you couldn’t fit into the survey in the comments (also, the survey is totally anonymous, so if you want me to know that YOU said something, tell me below).
I’m doing my happy dance. Booya!
Huge hugs from the original happy shiny puppy,