Interview with Georgina

How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Success & Mindset Coach?

I’ve been officially coaching since the beginning of 2018 but I’ve mentored and empowered MANY people over the years, in countless situations. In fact, when I put it out to my network that I was starting a coaching business, the general response was “it’s about time you got paid for straightening people out”!

But I should probably go back a few years, because I didn’t just wake up one morning magically “qualified” to coach. In fact, I spent many years exactly where you probably are now. I used to have cripplingly low self-confidence. Oooh, I hid it well but it was always there under the surface. Making me feel like a fraud, unworthy, “less” than everyone else. I battled with feelings of powerlessness, inadequacy and massive amounts of over-thinking throughout my twenties and early thirties, preventing me from living life to its fullest and ensuring I stayed small and under the radar.

What I do is what I now believe. And what I believe is that we are all capable of a lot more than we give ourselves credit for. And I believe that we all have the ability to change our routine ways of doing things so that we are more effective, more productive and make more of an impact in our business.

Setting up this coaching business is my way of making sure that all those who no longer want to feel the way I did, have the opportunity to run their business in the way a business should be run, and live their life in the way they want to live it. To make sure I’m giving you the best possible experience in the most appropriate way, I have studied to be a Professional Certified Coach, which is a two year course.

I’ve got a great track record of motivating people to achieve more than they thought they would, and push themselves further than they thought they could. I’ve a background in consultancy and project management, setting up and running million dollar businesses. But under all of that I love people. And I wouldn’t be able to do all the things I do if I didn’t love people and love helping people. So, these days, I’m a Coach. My gift and skill is to see YOUR shining potential and power – even when you are struggling to see it for yourself – and then bring it to the surface for maximum impact.

Who are your clients exactly?

I work with freelancers and very small business owners/CEOs who are really good at what they do, but for one reason or another feel a variety of things ranging from overwhelm, self-doubt, fear of failure (and success!) and they may also waste time procrastinating. The vast majority of my clients are high achievers whose business isn’t growing as fast as they would wish, and they’ve realised that they are the main blockage and need a catalyst to help change things.

Artists and designers

Coaches

Independent aromatherapy business CEO

Community Food consultants

Yoga and Wellness business owners

Financial/legal CEOs

Small Business CEOs

Network Marketing Advocates

Wedding/funeral celebrants

Wine consultants

What happens if you haven’t yet worked with people in my field?

I’ve been fortunate that the variety of clients that I’ve worked with so far encompass many different industries. If I haven’t worked with someone in your specific field yet, please be assured that you are not at a disadvantage, quite to the contrary. Here’s why: the feelings that you are feeling right now do not discriminate based on industry, how successful you’ve been in the past, or where you are now. Running your own business is ENTIRELY different to working in a 9 to 5 and requires YOU to be a different, more resilient person, with different skill sets too.

What my current and former clients have found exceedingly helpful is that I bring a fresh perspective to them and their business and give them strategies and resources they’d never heard of or tried before. Because of this, they are able to break through the un-resourceful stories that they tell themselves and move past any lack of courage, self-doubt and perfectionism. With that and a good dollop of business strategy they can fly.

How are you different from other “business coaches?”

I ONLY work with sole practitioners and very small businesses. In other words, I don’t consult with people in mid-sized companies or large corporations. What that means to you is that I am very focused on anything and everything that works for the solo entrepreneur. What you get with me is a no-nonsense but nurturing experience (nothing is off-limits or too “silly”) and I have the space to leave no stone unturned in turning you and your business around. Because of this tailored approach, my clients get great results (and I throw in a healthy dose of compassion, humour and encouragement, which ALWAYS helps!).

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

I love to work with people who are ready to make a change for the better. The “top” coaches say that coaching is a “200% relationship” – 100% from you and 100% from me and I would agree with this. We can have the best session but it’s what happens BETWEEN the sessions that really makes the difference. So I’ll only take people on who I feel are in this space and ready to go.

The things we talk about and the strategies that we put in place will eventually lead you to getting all the clients or customers and sales that you need.

Being a high achieving go-getter myself, I’m known to work best with other high achieving go-getters who are super-ready to get going but just need a way out of the maze that is their own head from time to time. By the way, you might not self-identify as a high achiever! If you’re not sure, you should check out this blog post in your own time.

Consider what we do together to be an action orientated endeavour. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action on yourself and in your business. No excuses, blame or denial anymore. We’ll open up a very different way of thinking and behaving, and you’ll have my full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: more sales, consistently without all the bad feels.

What type of person is this coaching NOT going to work for?

Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited to work with me right now and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.)

Woking with me is NOT for those who don’t have any idea what they want to do in their business. You should at least have a clear business idea and proof of concept – i.e. you have some clients (even if pro bono) or made some sales.

Working with me is also not for people who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate. I don’t want them to not do the work, because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent money or mortgage payment.

If this is you, please do three things:

  1. Get a job or part-time job to tide you over and get some money coming in. This will take the edge off your worries and provide peace of mind. Then call me.
  2. Sign up for my newsletter. All the free tips and advice I give away will keep you moving towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me.
  3. Follow me on Facebook (or Instagram). When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.)

Another type of person I won’t work with (without exception) is the whiner or the chronic sceptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of what we do together. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?

What exactly is your process  and what does it include?

I have two main ways that we could work together.

The first is an entirely bespoke private coaching arrangement where we set your short, medium and long term goals at the outset and then work on each priority/goal as it comes up. The agenda is set by you (or me if you’d like me to give a suggestion for where I think the biggest impact could be made) and is a combination of digging into your blocks and releasing them plus good old business strategy such as action planning and getting your systems sorted, depending on your individual requirements. As a VIP client, you get receive extremely specific coaching plus step by step do-able strategic input to grow your business and increase your income, as well as genuine unconditional support.

The second is a 9-12 week online program with a regular 1:1 implementation sessions with me over Zoom, to make sure you’re not getting left behind. It provides a journey for us to work through together, where you’ll receive trainings and workbooks that build on each other so that you work on a specific part of yourself or your business each week.

The programme will support you in becoming more courageous, so you can do the things you are most afraid of to make a bigger impact in your business. You’ll be able to set proper goals that you can really live into and together we’ll be able to create a personalised success strategy to stop you from stopping yourself!

You’ll be able to be more consistent in your business and you’ll have a deep understanding of where to spend your time to
make the most difference in your business, this will keep you focused and moving forward.

We’ll take a look at your systems and ensure that everything is running as efficiently as possible so that you’re not wasting unnecessary time.
A big part of this module is about self-care and resilience so that when you feel yourself getting on that entrepreneurial roller coaster you can get off it again much more quickly!

Lastly we focus on pricing with confidence and feeling able to sell at that price. You’ll create a smooth customer journey so you don’t leave money on the table by losing people, and we’ll talk about creating and nurturing those clients so that you can make the sale.

Regardless of the way we decide to work together, the following things will happen:

  1. We make pushing through your blocks a priority. You’ll feel immediate relief with any overwhelm. Clients report massive amounts of clarity and focus from our very first session and start to find it easier and easier to leave old and un-resourceful ways of working behind.
  2. You will have a plan of action which encourages forward motion and feelings of achievement. The plan will be tailored to you, do-able and will cut out procrastination and dithering because you’ll be accountable to someone (me!). If required, we can put systems and strategies into place that will get you organised instead of feeling scattered.
  3. You will start to attract people who want to work with you or buy from you, and you’ll feel more confident in putting yourself “out there”. You’ll be able to nurture your leads and your clients to give a first class service which keeps people coming back for more and leads into word-of-mouth referrals.

Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our work together is a new approach to yourself and your business that, over time and with your dedication, will consistently improve things in your business so you can attract all the sales you need. This will also have a knock on effect on all aspects of your life (See Client Testimonials)

What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

  1. Have clarity, focus and increased confidence from the first session.
  2. Create new goals for your business to keep pulling yourself into your future as opposed to pushing so hard.
  3. Stay accountable to these goals and achieve them.
  4. Book your first client or consistent clients.
  5. Get you and your business more visible, for example going live on video for the first time or finally hitting publish on that website, newsletter or blog post.
  6. Own your self-worth and be able to accept praise.
  7. Put in place systems and strategies that work, and action plans for momentum.
  8. Make more money, consistently, than what you’re making now, or have income record-breaking months. 
  9. Knowing you are already “enough”. Feeling energised, inspired and motivated. 
  10. Set rates that sell and being able to 
  11. Make more money than you’re making now, while enjoying being in business for yourself even more than you’re enjoying it now

Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to my Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar profession. Then please get in touch with me so I can give you their contact details.

How quickly can I expect results?

Obviously, this depends on how long you’ve been in business and how much you put into the opportunities and strategies that I give you. That said, virtually all clients see results within the first couple of months in the form of new clients or new prospects, clients who stay longer, more revenue, turning more prospects into paying clients and more referrals from these clients.

How can I guarantee myself that I will get more clients, in record time?

Do all of the actions and assignments that we put together. Be totally focused on knowing that this is possible for you. Understand that it’s not a “quick fix,” it’s not magic and it may take time for you to plant all the seeds and for those seeds to grow into a fruit that you can enjoy. All my clients so far have successfully grown their businesses and made more money, in much less time and with less stress than they would have on their own.

Will I recover the investment I put into this coaching program?

Yes! A resounding Yes! Many clients excitedly report back to me every new sale they make and that they were able to cover their investment within the first eight weeks.

I want you to stop reading for just one moment to ask yourself, “What is a new client or a new sale worth to me, and what is the average revenue I’ll make from the lifetime of that one client or customer?”

The chances are, that amount will more than cover your coaching investment. Most likely, you will make multiple times what you invested in this in the next few years. The information and skills you learn with me will net you 100 times what you invest in the next 10 to 20 years…something to think over.

What you’ll regularly getting with my coaching is a series of AHA moments that will move your business faster than you would on your own. Expect to get a lot of these as well as the resources you’ve been looking for and haven’t found until now. That’s what you’re investing in, results, more revenue, more profit, more clients, not just more “information.”

Georgina, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to work with. What are my options for getting started with you?

Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your business goals! Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take action? They take educated risks, are decisive, take action, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well-known fact these people make decisions based on their gut instinct. So, that being said, since this feels right for you, then go for it.

Here’s what you can do:

If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work at low cost to see if it’s the right solution for me?

A way to sample me and my work is by subscribing to my weekly email newsletter. Through it, I provide you with proven tips and techniques for self-coaching as well as business strategies. Subscribe here.

You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at hello@georginabowdencoaching.com, call/Whatsapp me directly on +61 (0) 416 152 506 or book a time to for a free no obligation strategy session via https://georginabowdencoaching.as.me/60minstrategy and I’ll be happy to give you a taste of working with me, and walk you through everything else to make sure I am the very best fit for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honoured to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!

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