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During the month of January, my focus was on Productivityist Coaching. My plan was to take this aspect of Productivityist to the next level. For the most part, the plan was set in motion.
So how did it go? Here’s what I planned to do compared to what actually happened.
Train Productivityist Practitioners
I made some significant progress on this. While Jim has been working with more clients as of late, I’ve successfully trained Melissa to the point where she is now working with clients. Lee is also taking on clients. Three of my trained Productivityist Coaching Practitioners will be working with me consistently to level up their skill set and help the program evolve as a whole. This will be attained through regular meetings where any sort of challenges can be discussed and addressed (either with client roadblocks or formerly unidentified gaps in the training).
I’m currently working with two others, and they are midway through their initial training. I’m also at the point where I can create a more formal training process that I’ll be testing later in 2017 with current Productivityist Coaching Practitioners. Then it will be ready to use for future training purposes.
Update Productivityist Coaching Page
This has yet to be done. I’ve figured out the programs and pricing but missed my self-imposed deadline of January 15th. But the page is live now, although 24 days later than planned. You can check it out – along with all of the new Productivityist Coaching offerings – here.
Start using ofCourseBooks
I’ve rolled ofCourseBooks out within the group coaching program but have yet to do so with one-on-one clients. This will be something I launch before I travel to Tropical Think Tank in March at the absolute latest. I’ll be starting with my own clients and working my way to existing clients for the other Productivityist Coaching Practitioners.
Map out new Productivityist Coaching programs and pricing
One of the reasons the coaching page was delayed was because I was working on the new programs as well as pricing for Productivityist Coaching. When the page went live, so did these new programs.
One of the biggest changes is that I’m now offering what I’m calling Productivityist Coaching Premiere for those who want to work with me exclusively. Productivityist Coaching Premiere is a higher-end program and that is reflected in the features and pricing. Productivityist Coaching Premiere also requires a minimum commitment of 3 months. I’ll be launching Productivityist Coaching Premiere in April, so if you’re interested in learning more about it contact me.
Launch the Beyond Productivity Group Coaching program
I’m most proud of this accomplishment during the month of January. As promised, I kicked off the first group coaching offering by Productivityist in January. I was able to fill the group up for this pilot program and it’s been a real learning experience. Group coaching is different than one on one coaching. It’s not easier…just different.
I’ve already mapped out the refinements I want to make to the program. Using ofCourseBooks was great. Having a private Facebook group was also a good move. Zoom made some improvements while I was in the midst of the program as well. While I recognize there are things I can do better the next time around, I’d say this experiment was a success.
By putting a focus on coaching during the month of January, I am now able to move forward by building some quality training materials. An added benefit is that I’ve set the stage for the development of a comprehensive online course.
Theming your months can have a massive impact on your productivity. As you can see, by giving my overarching focus during the month of January to Productivityist Coaching, I was able to train new coaches, revamp my programs and pricing, and introduce a new accountability system and service. My Monthly Theme gave me something specific to make measurable progress on, and the payoff was great.
If you want to learn more about how to theme your time, Productivityist can help. If you’d like something simple to get you started, then The Productivityist Playbook is where it’s at. It’s only $29 until March 1st so click here to learn more about it.
If you want to accelerate your learning, then Productivityist Coaching is for you. Click here to choose the Productivityist Coaching program that suits your budget – both in terms of time and money.
Want to work with me exclusively? Contact me to learn more about Productivityist Coaching Premiere.
Next month: February 2017 – My Monthly Theme is “Talks”