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Getting To a Powerful  “Yes” – how to enroll clients to fill your practice with ease


New Location
American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA  94103


One of the biggest challenges that Coaches face is powerfully enrolling clients.  Did you know that the average coach has only 1 client a year after they’ve graduated?  If you want to have a sustainable, full practice then it’s key to master the art of client enrollment.  Unfortunately, most enrollment methods taught by the Marketing Gurus don’t work well for coaches, who want to have an authentic and genuine connection with their prospects and not be too “salesy”.   Conversely, giving away free sample sessions may give the prospective client a great coaching experience but rarely leads to a powerful conversation about working together.  This presentation Getting To a Powerful  “Yes” – how to enroll clients to fill your practice with ease you will learn how to:

  • Create the container to have deep learning and insight, and lead your prospect down a path to work with you, simultaneously
  • Create your own template using our methodology and process for client enrollment conversations
  • Frameyour enrollment conversations to create clear expectations for the experience (no bait and switch!)
  • Holda perspective that serves your ideal outcome and serves the client
  • Handle and navigate sticky issues around money
  • Get to a clear and powerful “yes” or “no” (no more wishy washy-ness!)
  • Incorporate ICF core competencies and the experience of coaching into your enrollment conversations to create a very powerful coaching and enrollment experience.
Tara Butler, CPCC, PCC is known as “The coaches’ coach”.  She has been passionately committed to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow simple, joyous, and prosperous businesses since 2000 when she founded her own consulting and coaching practice.  She has helped hundreds of clients create meaningful, sustainable, thriving businesses. As a coach herself, she witnessed many passionate coaches quit their full time job to launch their practice, only to put their dream on the shelf because they didn’t know how to build a successful practice and couldn’t do it on their own. In 2010, this inspired her to shift her own practice from Executive Coaching and Leadership/Team Training, to helping coaches and “coach like” entrepreneurs create simple, elegant, prosperous coaching practices in less than a year.

CCEU Credits 1.5

Some Details about our new location:

Bookbinders Museum website: 
Bookbinders Museum


Note:  The Museum’s front entrance is at 355 Clementina Street (enter from 5th Street). The ICF meeting will take place in the back of the space, near Folsom Street.  There is a private entrance to the space at 854 Folsom Street and attendees are encouraged to enter from Folsom Street.  Both entrances will be open.

Parking
  • SFMTA Fifth & Mission Parking Garage 833 Mission St. (between Fifth and Fourth)
  • SFMOMA Garage 147 Minna St. (between Third and New Montgomery)
  • Hearst Parking Center 45 Third St. (between Mission and Market)
  • Ace Parking 322 Tehama St. (between Howard and Folsom)
Public Transit
  • AC Transit/Golden Gate Transit/SamTrans Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets
  • Caltrain Fourth and Townsend St. station
  • BART Montgomery or Powell St. station
  • Muni Metro Mongtomery or Powell St. station serves J-Church, KT-Ingleside/Third St., L-Taraval, M-Oceanview and N-Judah lines
  • Muni Bus Routes 8-Bayshore, 14-Mission, 27-Bryant, 30-Stockton, 45-Union/Stockton

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