As a solopreneur, your time is valuable. It can be a challenge to scale your business in a way that doesn’t require that you trade time for money. Convene offers you a way to leverage technology and build a scalable business without sacrificing the engagement that makes people feel like they are a part of something special.
Include an opportunity for engagement with your training
Deborah Tutnauer, a Life Work Balance Coach, has a great article on LinkedIn about how to Scale Your Coaching Business Without Compromising Your Integrity. She discusses the importance of leveraging platforms to coach at scale without reducing the quality of your business. Offering different coaching options allows your client to choose the package that best fits their needs. Regardless of the coaching package types you are offering, don’t forget that engagement with clients is an important piece of helping them move toward success. It is also a way for you to discover new opportunities to help your audience in future course offerings.
Engagement is an important component of the learning process
Josh Bersin at Enterprise Learning blogs about insights on learning and has an article The Power of Collaborative Learning: More Important Than Ever where he discusses how people learn more in a group setting. Interaction is key to teaching, and that also applies to online learning. No one wants to feel like they are taking a course alone. They are more likely to learn and complete a course if there is a way to interact with others taking the course. Unfortunately, most learning platforms don’t offer a way to engage with others.
Leverage your time by training a group
Offering live sessions combined with self-paced courses is an easy way to leverage your time. Is there a course you teach over and over with each new coaching group? Could you put this into a self-paced course? This allows you the time to engage with your clients to keep that crucial connection growing. One-time purchase courses could also be added to your mix of offerings as supplemental training in addition to your group training.
Hear how Jodi is using Convene for her group coaching
Jodi Watkins uses the platform to host her paid coaching groups as well as her stand alone courses. She is able to engage with everyone in multiple ways including inside the discussion boards, sending out group announcements, and posting helpful articles on her blog. Find Jodi in her JODI WATKINS LIFE AND HEALTH Community.
Take some time and think about how you can take your business online in a way that you can serve multiple clients at once to leverage your time. Based on what stage you are in the process of starting your online coaching, we have the following next steps to get you started.
I don’t have a business yet:
If you haven’t started your coaching business yet, we have a workbook that will help you get the ball rolling in 1 hour by brainstorming potential courses or training you could offer based on your knowledge and experience. You can find the Course Creation Workbook and video inside Convene. Create a FREE account for access.
I have one-on-one coaching clients already but haven’t figured out how to offer my content online.
Take some time to consider how you could package your coaching for a group. Would you be able to keep offering new content in a subscription model? Are you able to create small one-time payment course offerings and then give them the option for one-on-one coaching at a premium price? We have a FREE course that can help you think through the process of creating an online business: 6 Key Areas to Focus on to Grow a Successful Online Business. Portions of this course are available to take now, and the full course is expected to be available by Spring of 2022.
I already have a course developed but I don’t know where to put it.
Convene offers you a way to grow a group of clients and offer a variety of options from subscription groups, public areas where people can get to know you, and one-time course offerings. The flexibility of the Convene platform allows you to design your group and build your virtual coaching business the way that works for you. We encourage you to check out the Convene platform by joining the Convene Community for FREE. Create an account and join a few public communities to understand how we are different. Don’t see a community that fits your business? Reach out to us at email@example.com or schedule a demo.
The power of engagement and community learning
Because we believe engagement is key to learning, Convene gives you multiple ways to interact with your group both inside the courses and in the public areas of your group. Unfortunately, other options for hosting online courses today have forgotten the importance of engagement and instead give course takers a cold feeling of being alone. People are less likely to complete a course if they don’t have engagement with the teacher and other students. At Convene we believe that engagement is an important part of the learning process, and we give you multiple ways to have meaningful conversations and discussions with your group members.
Contact us today for a demo, and we will show you how our platform allows you to leverage your time without sacrificing the important engagement element of your business.