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Getting the Most from Business Coaching with Barb Wade

On today’s episode, Dr. Sabrina and Mike chat with Barb Wade, one of Dr. Sabrina’s coaches.

You’ll get an in-depth look at the coaching industry: What goes on behind the scenes that a consumer of coaching services should be aware of, as well as how to utilize coaching for yourself to make it a great experience that supports your life vision and where you’re headed. PLUS, Barb dives deep into her career pivot and why she now focuses on margin and profit over top-line revenue to run a business that supports her life vision.

Whether you’ve had coaching, or if you have ever considered coaching, you’ll not want to miss this illuminating conversation!

Barb Wade, M.A., is a Transformational Coach, Speaker, and Author who works with high-achievers to release the patterns, fears, and obstacles that have been keeping them settling for LESS than what they truly want MOST.  Barb helps her clients re-define success based on their authentic values and priorities – not external “should’s” and expectations – and create exceptional real-world results in life and work. Barb speaks frequently at conferences and on industry panels, has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS News, and FOX, and was the official on-air Life Coach for the Fine Living Channel for 8 years.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • Barb shares the pivot she experienced in her coaching business that began after the 2008 economy crash.
  • Social pressure to “grind it out” is prevalent among entrepreneurs. However, it is perfectly ok to choose a different path, one in which our work supports our lifestyle.
  • Work supports life, not the other way around.
  • Why margin and profit are more important than top-line revenue.
  • Pay attention to what feels right to you and don’t lose track of that.
  • There are coaches that you do not want to invest your money and your time with.
  • We make our decisions from a place of love or fear. When we stop to consider where our decisions are coming from, it can bring us to a quicker ‘A-ha!’ moment.
  • Barb has witnessed miraculous things occur following the conviction of mentees’ decisions when the decisions were made from a place of love.
  • What you should look for in a coach: Barb and Dr. Sabrina sound off.
  • A good coaching client is someone who is willing to get vulnerable, own their mistakes, admit that they’re in a hard place, and be willing to think through how they might do things differently going forward.
  • Working on mindset first will have a cascading effect.
  • Mike shares words of wisdom for the entrepreneur who has never had a business coach.
  • How to address fears that can show up during the coaching process.
  • Barb’s FREE Gift to You: The eBook, “Love Vs. Fear: How To Make Spirit-Led Choices For A Prosperous Life”

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Barb’s FREE Gift to You: The eBook, “Love Vs. Fear: How To Make Spirit-Led Choices For A Prosperous Life”

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.