Fostering Leaders

Fostering Leaders: Coach Approach

I talk a lot about A-Players in my How to Hire the Best Series, and how to attract them. At Tap the Potential, we developed Coach Approach to take it one step further—to retain them. Fostering leaders will, in fact, foster you and your business… providing immeasurable value and creating a lasting, positive culture.

A Retention Plan


  • Your team members taking initiative, thinking on their own, engaging in creative problem-solving, making decisions and taking action in alignment with your Immutable Laws, while serving the highest interest of your top clients and customers, team members and strategic objectives.
  • Team members at all levels engaging in open, honest, supportive communication with one another.
  • Team members routinely giving supportive and critical feedback to one another.
  • Teams working in harmony to achieve high goals.
  • A coaching culture.

Developing A Coaching Culture

Fostering leaders in a coaching culture is about delivering results, continuously striving to improve performance, holding accountability for actions and decisions, and tapping into one another’s potential to achieve extraordinary outcomes.

A strong culture increases net income 765% over 10 years, according to a Harvard study of more than 200 companies. In the Coach Approach On-Line Interactive Workshop, Dr. Sabrina Starling brings her unique experience as The Business Psychologist™ to support your team and you in create and thriving within a coaching culture.

A-Player team members are not an expense.

They are an investment. You invest payroll, leadership, training, and other time and money into your team. You also invest in your team members by listening to them and continuing to invest in improving the tools, systems, and processes you provide to support your team, even when times are tough.

Investing what you can in leading A-Players at all times helps you build deep relationships with them. Don’t turn your back on them when things go south. When things are better, they will still remember that you did not have their backs. That will make them just loyal enough to stay until they find a better offer.

Coach Approach Testimonials

“It’s hard to put a dollar figure on it but it has the potential to be limitless.”

“I am able to build a team to help deliver solutions to clients, instead of trying to do it all myself.”

“Coach Approach has helped take off the pressure of having to know all of the answers and realize that having the answers does not help the growth of those you manage. I am actively trying to ask questions as opposed to provide answers. This is causing the team to think for themselves as well as prevent me from being the bottleneck. I must say it is a challenge but I can see that it will be worth it in the end.”

Tap the Potential's Coach Approach

Registration for Coach Approach Includes 9 Live On-Line Clinics (90 Minutes). Each clinic includes a Practice Lab to try out your skills. Clinics are recorded for easy access if a session is missed. 

Business Owners AND Team Members with Leadership Potential. We feel so strongly about the right pathway to leadership that we do make sure all Coach Approach registrants have the prerequisite of attending our Leadership Bootcamp.

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About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.