280: Marc Mawhinney: A Man Naturally Born To Do His Thing
Todays guest is a man who it appears has brought together the last few years of his employment history to create a hugely positive online resource for the world to savour.
Yes, he is the host of the Natural Born Coaches podcast, whereby he brings the best coaches from across the world to share their insights and professional experiences gained by coaching people.
He digs deeply, to get to the ideas that if you the listener are interested in becoming a coach, you can immediately implement to improve – things like how to get more clients and referrals, how to be paid what you’re truly worth and how to avoid the stress and burnout that hit people in this industry.
Starting his career in Real Estate with Royal Lepage Atlantic, he spent seven years working at finding the ideal home for the customers of his company.
But all the time, his real passion lay with coaching employees to improve their performance, or just to improve their own personal situations.
So after many years as an entrepreneur, he jumped into the coaching business (for small business owners), and created the programs that he would use with his clients, established systems, printed business cards, launched his website, a blog, the social media, and waited for clients to start beating down his door.
So he started prospecting harder every day. By reaching out to people in his target market, he got consultations and some clients (but too many that I was working with at discounted rates, or even worse, for free!). It was a frustrating situation.
And that is a position that so many people get to, and why they then turn full circle and go back into employment, being paid the monthly cheque.
So what was the point whereby his passions and talent started coming together and he saw the path he should be traveling?
And does he look back at the frustrating situation, and think “Man, that was the moment that really made me hit the real path, although I already thought I was on it”
So its with great delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Marc Mawhinney.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics as:
Why it is so important to go small at first and look for niche markets within the global market.
Why so many people struggle with delegating, even those that should know better as they are rocking and rolling.
Why coaches need coaches, as sometimes they are not the best people to look at their own businesses.
Why it is so hard, but vitally important to judge your value at the beginning and simply quote your price at all times.
How the internet is a great place to have failures that do not cost the earth, and should be looked at a playground leading to success.
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