FAQ’s

I thought I’d share a few of the most common FAQs (frequently asked questions) that I get asked on a regular basis.  If you have a question that’s not listed then drop me an email (ruby@rubymcguire.com).

I know I should be coached myself and I really want to work with you, but I have a limited budget as I’m starting out

I offer various coaching packages and online group programmes (both live and self-study) that you can join and get some access to me at an affordable cost when you’re starting out, so you can grow with me as your business grows.  If you have no funds then I would suggest reading around the subject of business as much as possible to build your knowledge.  There is a lot of free content out there on the web but it’s worth limiting how many webinars/email newsletters you sign up to.  In the early days it’s so easy to get internet overwhelm.  Decide on one area of your business that you want to focus on and listen to webinars/read newsletters around that, then take action before moving onto the next shiny thing.  It’s easy to get distracted and be busy being busy and not so productive on your business.

I’ve got a free Facebook group called Rock Your Fabulous Biz – It’s a group for service-based solopreneurs to brainstorm, share ideas and tools etc.

There are so many coaches/mentors out there, how do I know which one is right for me to work with?

Here’s a few tips to get you thinking about what you need/want from a coach/mentor.

Start by following their online content, get to ‘know’ them better via their social media/newsletters/blog posts.  You don’t necessarily want someone that is years ahead of you, but someone that knows what you’re going through because they’ve been there themselves.  This can be really useful when you’re at the beginning of your journey.  

Make sure you have a rapport with the person. Some people like to work with coaches that take a softly-softly approach. Others like to be told what to do, with no holds barred. Know what you’re looking for, so that when you jump on a call with someone, you’ll quickly know if they are the right fit. Decide if you want just a coach, a ‘Purist’ coach as I call it – someone that only asks you coaching questions, or if you’d prefer to work with someone that coaches and mentors you. I personally switch between coaching and mentoring as I find it shortcuts the journey, but that’s not for everyone.

Ask them about results they have had with other clients in the area you need support with. It’s likely they will be able to share many case-studies with you.

You may love the idea of working with coaches that are a million miles ahead of you, but what you really need is to work with someone that’s a few steps ahead. Why? Because they will still be in touch with the challenges that you’re facing where it’s not so long ago they were in your position. They will be able to relate to the pain points, and emotions you are feeling now. Sometimes when someone is too far ahead, they aren’t able to completely relate to where you are on your journey.

Get clear about the specifics, what do you hope to achieve by working with your coach/mentor?

Decide how ‘professional’ you want your coach to be. What do I mean by that? If you work with me, real life happens. I have a self-employed hubby, so he might ring the doorbell to get in, or the dog might bark when the postman arrives. This equally means that I don’t mind if your doorbell goes, or you have to let the Tesco delivery man in for a moment while you’re on the call! If you hate that kind of thing, then you want to find someone that doesn’t have that ‘real life’ scenario going on.

Check out their credentials. What testimonials do they have? What results are other people getting? What are they promising you’ll acheive? Are they actually a certified/qualified coach, or just calling themselves a coach because they’ve been told they ask great questions.

Share what you need from your coach. Is it kick butt accountability? Do you like learning using online tools, do you want homework? How much support do you need between sessions? What else is important to you when you work with someone?

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FAQ’s

I thought I’d share a few of the most common FAQs (frequently asked questions) that I get asked on a regular basis.  If you have a question that’s not listed then drop me an email (ruby@rubymcguire.com).

I know I should be coached myself and I really want to work with you, but I have a limited budget as I’m starting out

I offer various coaching packages and online group programmes (both live and self-study) that you can join and get some access to me at an affordable cost when you’re starting out, so you can grow with me as your business grows.  If you have no funds then I would suggest reading around the subject of business as much as possible to build your knowledge.  There is a lot of free content out there on the web but it’s worth limiting how many webinars/email newsletters you sign up to.  In the early days it’s so easy to get internet overwhelm.  Decide on one area of your business that you want to focus on and listen to webinars/read newsletters around that, then take action before moving onto the next shiny thing.  It’s easy to get distracted and be busy being busy and not so productive on your business.

I’ve got a free Facebook group called Rock Your Fabulous Biz – It’s a group for service-based solopreneurs to brainstorm, share ideas and tools etc.

There are so many coaches/mentors out there, how do I know which one is right for me to work with?

Here’s a few tips to get you thinking about what you need/want from a coach/mentor.

Start by following their online content, get to ‘know’ them better via their social media/newsletters/blog posts.  You don’t necessarily want someone that is years ahead of you, but someone that knows what you’re going through because they’ve been there themselves.  This can be really useful when you’re at the beginning of your journey.  

Make sure you have a rapport with the person. Some people like to work with coaches that take a softly-softly approach. Others like to be told what to do, with no holds barred. Know what you’re looking for, so that when you jump on a call with someone, you’ll quickly know if they are the right fit. Decide if you want just a coach, a ‘Purist’ coach as I call it – someone that only asks you coaching questions, or if you’d prefer to work with someone that coaches and mentors you. I personally switch between coaching and mentoring as I find it shortcuts the journey, but that’s not for everyone.

Ask them about results they have had with other clients in the area you need support with. It’s likely they will be able to share many case-studies with you.

You may love the idea of working with coaches that are a million miles ahead of you, but what you really need is to work with someone that’s a few steps ahead. Why? Because they will still be in touch with the challenges that you’re facing where it’s not so long ago they were in your position. They will be able to relate to the pain points, and emotions you are feeling now. Sometimes when someone is too far ahead, they aren’t able to completely relate to where you are on your journey.

Get clear about the specifics, what do you hope to achieve by working with your coach/mentor?

Decide how ‘professional’ you want your coach to be. What do I mean by that? If you work with me, real life happens. I have a self-employed hubby, so he might ring the doorbell to get in, or the dog might bark when the postman arrives. This equally means that I don’t mind if your doorbell goes, or you have to let the Tesco delivery man in for a moment while you’re on the call! If you hate that kind of thing, then you want to find someone that doesn’t have that ‘real life’ scenario going on.

Check out their credentials. What testimonials do they have? What results are other people getting? What are they promising you’ll acheive? Are they actually a certified/qualified coach, or just calling themselves a coach because they’ve been told they ask great questions.

Share what you need from your coach. Is it kick butt accountability? Do you like learning using online tools, do you want homework? How much support do you need between sessions? What else is important to you when you work with someone?

Where can I find your Terms and Conditions?

You can click through on the following links…

Acceptable Use Policy

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

Website Use Policy

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