Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between coaching and consulting?

Simply put, coaching is about growing the person, the business owner, from the inside out. Coaching helps you to determine goals that match your highest potential, create a realistic plan to achieve those goals, discover how you self-sabotage your business, and be accountable for achieving goals within a planned time frame. While your coach might offer you insight and advice, the primary purpose of coaching is to empower YOU to learn how to create the business of your dreams.

Consulting brings the expertise of the consultant into the mix. A consultant offers information, advice, brainstorming and training. Look for a consultant who is willing to share all their knowledge, wisdom and practical tips with you.

How do I know if I need coaching, consulting, or both?

You need a coach if you want help:
  • organizing your thoughts
  • creating a practical and effective plan
  • prioritize goals and tasks
  • being more accountable for following through on tasks
  • maintaining high motivation even in the face of difficulties
  • understanding how you sabotage your efforts (and figuring out what to do about this self-sabotage)
You need a consultant if you want:
  • the advice and experience of someone who is successfully self-employed
  • to understand the basics of business planning and marketing
  • to learn business and marketing skills in a rapid fashion
  • to find ways to manage and follow-up on your business success

If you want help in both areas, you need both coaching and consulting. We strongly encourage our clients to use us as a coach-consultant, the best of both worlds.

In all cases, we will:
  • Ask thought-provoking questions to stimulate you to look at things in new ways
  • Really listen to what you say. Not only to the surface content of what you are saying, but also listening for the patterns, beliefs and feelings behind content
  • Give honest feedback on what I observe
  • Assign you “homework” to do between coaching sessions

Do you service a particular geographic area?

We are located in Addison, Texas: however, our clients are from all across the USA and Canada.

What kinds of topics do you discuss with your clients?

Here are some of the topics that we often discuss with my clients:

  • How to get more of the important things done
  • How to balance the demands of being self-employed with your personal life
  • How to use planning to grow your business
  • How to attract more clients
  • How to create and follow marketing plan that’s actually do-able by a small business owner
  • How to close more sales
  • How to keep more profit from the revenue you’re earning

What is Chaos2Results Business Coaching’s general philosophy?

Our company’s motto is simple: “You’re the expert in your business. We’re the expert in helping you maximize two of your greatest assets – your business and your time.”

What is your personal Coach-Consultant style?

We tend to ask a lot of insightful questions, both to help us understand who you are and where you are at in your life, and also so that you can hear your own answers. We help clients to discover the patterns of limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in life, then tap their creativity and innate wisdom to figure out how to convert those limiting beliefs into a functional and exciting life vision.

Whether we’re talking about your business strategy, your marketing plan or time management, YOU are in complete control. A good coach does not tell you exactly what to do; she brainstorms with you to use your own creativity when solving problems, and offers advice and information when needed. You make your own decisions based on the total discussion; decisions that you can feel confident about implementing.

Your coach empowers you to create sound decisions and to feel confident about your decisions, but does not judge any decision you make. If, at any time, you do not feel comfortable with your coach, you can simply say so. You always have the right to terminate the coaching relationship if it is not working for you. Strict honesty between the coach and client make all this possible.

What are your hours?

Our workday is 9:00 to 5:00 central standard time, Monday through Friday.

You are always welcome to leave a voicemail or send email. We endeavor to return all phone calls and emails within one business day.

Do you ever fire a client?

Yes, we have fired clients in a limited number of cases, for very specific reasons. We never fire clients without discussing the situation beforehand and giving them a chance to mend the problems. Reasons include:

  • Repeatedly not coming to the session prepared
  • Missing sessions without calling first
  • Habitually coming late to sessions
  • Doing something illegal
  • Not taking responsibility for their own decisions
  • Not taking action on their decisions
  • Needing psychotherapy, not coaching or consulting

Do your clients always know exactly what kind of business they want to start before they come to you?

  • Our clients generally already have a business and want to grow it, increase their profitability and/or create a better worklife balance.

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