Start Your Business
Without Quitting Your Day Job
Or Going Insane
You bought your domain but it’s been sitting there unused for 4 years. You’ve got sharp-lookin’ biz cards but you haven’t really needed them, for some reason.
You’re fully trained in your craft. And you know you’re good at it. And, man! It feels good right down to your bones when you’re in that zone. But you’ve only really tinkered with paying clients.
There’s a pit of guilt in your stomach when you think about your lack of progress (It’s not your fault! More on that in a sec.). And you’re too embarrassed to talk about it with anyone. You worry they’ll give you the “told ya so” speech, that you should just be happy that you have a job and a family.
Meanwhile, your day job sucks up more and more of your mindshare while your family gets the rest.
“Will it ever be MY turn?”, you wonder.
It’s Time For Your Dream
Hey, hun. You’re not insane to want this.
Launching your business IS doable. Right from where you are now – working full-time and waist-deep in family frenzy.
You’ve just been missing some of the tools – biz tools, resiliency skills, and productivity techniques – to start your business successfully.
They don’t teach all of this in school. And no one’s giving it away on the street! So how were you supposed to learn how to start a business when you’re already busy? See? It’s not your fault.
Your head is buzzing with ideas. You wish someone could reach inside and pull out the best ones for moving forward. And if that person could also give you some kind of shield for all this doubt and insecurity, then you’d be golden.
I can help you. Just like that.
Coaching for Entrepreneurs-In-Waiting
I offer a private, One-on-One, 6-month coaching package that will help you:
- Qualify Your Business,
- Protect Your Sanity, and
- Become A Powerhouse
Through hour-long calls with me twice a month, and a bit of work in between calls, we’ll dive deep into what you require to bring your business to life.
I blend tried-and-true business feasibility tools with productivity hacks and mindfulness skills so that you can powerfully launch your business, right now.
Then I layer in life coaching support for YOU – since you’re central to this whole darn thang.
Qualify Your Business
You want to know if your idea makes sense – financially, and lifestyle-wise. And you need to start powerfully because your time is so limited between working and your family.
You’ll determine what steps you should take and which ones to avoid. The 6 steps of The Business Qualifier (below) will teach you what your business is truly capable of.
- Expert’s journey. Who’s gone before you doing what you aim to do?
- Your asset inventory. What do you have already that you can use?
- Your client’s journey. Who do you serve?
- Your advantage. What makes you different?
- Your business purpose. What specific problem do you solve?
- Your next step. What’s the POTENT move forward?
Skipping a step will cost you foresight. Not doing it all will keep you stuck.
I’ll walk you through the steps, One-on-One, so you know once and for all the most powerful way to start your business.
Protect Your Sanity
& Become A Powerhouse
You’ll learn how to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing. Because YOU are central to your family, your day job, your dream, and your future.
You’ll become a Powerhouse. (Don’t worry, you get to keep your tender heart and service-oriented mind, too.)
Your new confidence and courage will be noticed. Friends will say: “Dayum! When’d you get so badass?!” (Instead of “told ya so”).
And you’ll be supported by someone who truly gets what you’re going through.
Who Is This For?
- You’re trained in a craft (coaching, teaching, consulting, wellness practice) and planned to launch a business but you’ve stalled.
- You want to do your business as your job but you’re not sure it makes sense – financially and for your lifestyle.
- Leaving your day job to start your biz doesn’t seem wise…yet. You need help with the messy middle while you start the biz and work full-time.
- You’re an overachiever so you’d also like to do all of this while raising a family. And your family is your lifeblood.
- You’re tender-hearted and service-minded. If you’re honest with yourself, you might be a little too involved in other people’s lives
Who Is This NOT For?
- If you want an accountability coach. This program is for self-starters.
- If you tend to start big projects, and then get bored or discouraged, and then give up. I’ll be honest: It takes commitment to work this kind of transformation. It can get hard before it gets easier. This program is for only the very dedicated.
- If you’re not willing to try proven mindfulness techniques (5-10 mins of each call, plus on your own in between calls), or you don’t already have your own regular (mindfulness, meditation, prayer, or contemplative) practice, then this isn’t the right fit for you. The insight, calmness, and effectiveness from ongoing mindfulness are an integral part of working with me One-on-One.
Why Work With Me?
This is a completely unique approach specifically for working parents who dare to dream their own business to life.
I bring to the table my skills from my commerce degree (University of Western Ontario) and from 12 years of corporate marketing. I’ve run a marketing department and won multiple awards for my work during my 8-year tenure with a Fortune 500.
I’ve also studied psychology (McMaster University) and have graduate certificates in Applied Mindfulness (University of Toronto). And I’m a certified, accredited Life Coach (The Coaches Training Institute).
I’ve got your back.
I coach clients to take bold, brave strides onto their new life path. When they work with me, clients nail down their next calling, start businesses, grow business, and do things they formerly thought impossible. Check out their testimonials below.
Coaching Package Includes:
- Six months of private 1:1 coaching sessions with me. (12 sessions X 60 mins each).
- Each session includes 5-10 minutes of personalized mindfulness training to maximize your effectiveness, and boost your calm and clarity.
- I will personally tailor the 6 steps from The Business Qualifier to your situation to help you start and grow your business. No more overwhelm from massive programs with little personal relevance. (Note: this system is not for sale. It’s only available for my private clients in a 1:1 setting)
- Unlimited email support for the whole 6 months
BONUS 1: DIY Destiny. Get the entire curriculum. Thought you knew which way you were heading and now you’re not so sure? Enter DIY Destiny. Dip in on an as-need basis or binge-watch the whole program. (value: $290 USD)
BONUS 2: Simple Mindful Shifts mini-program. You’re going to need ninja-level focus skills to pull this off. Starting with a foundation in mindfulness is like starting with your black belt. (value: $90 USD)
Investment: $3500 USD
Installment plan available. Book a call for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ll be straight-up: coaching is not something you need, it’s something you want. I’m not going to tell you to break the bank for it. I’ll trust you to make a wise decision with your money.
That said, I’m willing to bet you’ve invested a lot of time, energy, and money into learning your craft. I bet you don’t need another certification. And I bet you’ve already invested a ton in learning your business, and many of those tools didn’t get implemented. Eshk. Been there.
But what have you invested in yourSELF?
Entrepreneurialism is qualitatively different than other kinds of business because it’s an extension of YOU.
Your breakthrough is always going to happen at your own growth edge.
The most efficient way to do that is with a personal Coach.
Private coaching with me is like balm for your soul and street smarts for your business, all rolled into one.
I don’t offer refunds.
I do offer a complimentary call for you to try coaching out with me before you commit to the package program. That’s a full hour of coaching exactly like we do inside the 1:1 program so that you can evaluate if it’s right for you. I think it’s wise to sample a session with a few different coaches to see which coach is the best fit for you, personally. That way, you can feel secure that you’re making a really good decision before committing. Ready to try a session with me? Book a call HERE.
Coaching is a big commitment and I appreciate that you’re carefully evaluating if you have the energy for it. The antidote to overwhelm is always choice. I can help you with this but a quick test of whether you have capacity right now is: what are you willing to let go of to make space for this transformative work? If you can intentionally make space (with a little help) then I think you may be ready to take it on. If there’s absolutely nothing you can let go of right now, and you’re feeling underwater, it’s probably not the right time to take on this work. Book a complimentary call if you want to talk it through.
I do. The total through instalments is $3800 USD divided into 4 payments. The first is due upfront and the other 3 are due at 30-day intervals. Each payment is $950 USD.
Mindfulness will change your life for the better. And it directly correlates to your effectiveness, clarity, and potency in business. If mindfulness is not for you, or it doesn’t have your curiosity piqued, that’s totally fine. It is, however, and integral part of working with me 1:1 and we won’t be a great match for working together. Finding a coach that you personally gel with is THE most important ingredient in a coaching relationship. Have a look around to see if you can find a better match. And if you’d like to just stay in touch, sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar to your right.
I’m guessing, since you’re here, you’re feeling your progress is not all that it could be. Like you sense you might be missing something. That’s the best part about working with a coach. A good coach can see what you don’t and will call it to your attention so that you move forward powerfully and get better results. If you’ve got a nagging feeling that something’s missing, you’re in rich territory. I recommend bringing that very point to a complimentary call with me so you can see what coaching that topic would be like.
I’m still unclear about my business idea. Do I need to have it perfectly established to do 1:1 coaching ?
Nope! It works well right from where you are, too. Since my DIY Destiny program (7 steps to get clear on what to do with your life) is entirely included with your 1:1 coaching package, you’ll have access to the tools you need. I will help you get clarity, and then we’ll use The Business Qualifier principles to qualify it and get traction.
Mindfulness is the act of being fully present in the current moment. Science is consistently showing that practicing mindfulness boosts your focus, insight, performance, effectiveness, and productivity while giving you a greater sense of calm and wellbeing. It’s astonishing how powerful it is!
It can be learned through simple practices, kinda like mental exercises, or through meditation. We’ll pick the techniques that work best with you.
I’m appreciating that you’re being pragmatic. Not all callings are fit to be full-time jobs. But they are begging to be expressed through you. Will you heed the call?
We will find the potent expression for your calling. One that maximizes what it can provide financially, or lifestyle-wise.
And you’ll be surprised at the new, creative ways to satisfy the “job” piece that come up through personal coaching work. You’ll definitely have powerful ideas you never thought of before.
Most people spend about 2-4 hours doing the work in between calls. Some get so jazzed up they do more.
This work is in addition to the business work you currently do that is potent enough to continue, for example, direct client hours with the right kind of clients.
I don’t really feel comfortable asking people questions on behalf of my business. Is that part really necessary?
Yes. This takes the guesswork out of “does my business make sense?”. This is how you get real about the results you can expect, and how you learn to powerfully serve people so that they want to become clients.
If you came to this page and got stellar info to move powerfully forward, then, by all means, have at it! It is my deepest calling to fire up the tender-hearted to actualize their dream. Hiring a coach will save you precious time since every single second of it is tailored to your unique situation. But you may be able to get some traction without a coach. We’ve all DIYed it a bit (or a bunch!). Come visit me later if you get stuck. You may want to join my newsletter list in the sidebar to stay connected.
What Clients Are Saying
I'm already pretty good at coaching myself so wasn't sure how impactful coaching would be. But Jen's ability to hold space and skillfully ask questions helped open me to my own wisdom and enabled me to connect to my power more quickly and deeply that I could have done independently. I worked with Jen at a pivotal time in my life. I was bringing a new business to launch and her coaching helped make the process less stressful and more empowered. And, through the connections made through the process, the positive effects extended far beyond my business, greatly enriching my personal life as well! By consistently meeting me where I was at, Jen provided a trustworthy voice that invited me to discover more of my truth and the wonderful possibilities available to me. Her approach enabled me to transform significant obstacles into points of peace and power in single sessions! Jen's style of coaching is especially suited to those of us who like to go a little deeper and work with the themes of our lives. I would absolutely recommend coaching with Jen to others!
LaraBirth & Family Professional
I had never tried coaching before working with Jen so I had some initial fear of the unknown. But Jen quickly put me at ease with her sincerity, naturalness, and uplifting positivity. She encouraged fresh perspectives on my life goals and challenges and helped me dive into these areas with clarity and strong support. I worked with Jen during a crossroads in my life. I had an idea for a business but I felt stuck, like I couldn’t move forward with this dream. I conducted important business analysis and market research with Jen’s guidance and the outcomes are informing my new business direction. Jen listens deeply and always impressed me with her ability to stay present and articulate the connections between many seemingly disparate thoughts and life challenges. I would recommend Jen Reed to anyone who is in need of support around life and career changes. She consistently exceeded my expectations, leaving me energized and excited to move forward toward my dreams and goals.
I had been seeking employment for about a year when I started coaching with Jen. Through coaching I was able to validate a new, authentic career path. Jen helped me gain new perspectives and offered exciting challenges to move my job search forward and hold myself accountable. I learned how to recognize and manage my inner critic if/when it prevents me from doing something positive. And after a few short months of coaching and some driven job searching, I was able to find an amazing job that will allow me to achieve important life goals while still maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
I had never tried life or career coaching before because I did not believe it would be effective. I felt that it wouldn't help me produce impactful and tangible solutions, that it might only be discussing abstract concepts. Jen turned someone into a believer of this process and her help is still paying off now. She is a person who truly cares about the wellbeing of people and firmly believes that we have the strength and the tools to make our lives more enriching. I gained a tremendous amount of respect for myself and the coaching experience because of her. Jen is an incredibly positive coach who is not afraid to help you observe the most critical issues that you face. She never imposes a solution but helps you realize the root of the problems very effectively. Jen always gave me a sense of empowerment and tied every solution I came up with, with the key themes and motives that drive my life. I would highly recommend Jen as a life and career coach, without hesitation.
FadyAssociate Director of Marketing
I have had many coaches, studied as a coach, and continue to have multiple coaches for different purposes. Jen has made a massive impact on my life through her great coaching and expertise. I have experienced improved work performance, better creativity, and lower stress levels. I’ve also had positive impacts in my marriage and on my relationship with my son. I would definitely recommend coaching with Jen.
Coaching with Jen really helped me understand myself better and learn to fight for my values. Jen helped me start a new phase of my life with confidence and authenticity. I would absolutely recommend Jen! She is so easy to connect with and has the patience to help you figure out the important pieces contributing to your life direction.
LisaChange Management Professional
I was hesitant to try coaching because the concept was new to me and I wasn’t sure how impactful it would be. Jen was very good at getting to the root of things and encouraging me to make changes. She has thoughtful insights and suggestions and kept me focused on my priorities for change. I would definitely recommend life coaching with Jen Reed.
I wasn’t sure about trying life coaching because I was hesitant about being vulnerable with someone new. Jen was an amazing person to talk to and really helped me gain clarity and take new action with the situation I was facing. Jen has an inner light which makes me want to find mine.
ChrisMental Health Professional
Coaching gave me a clear sense of direction for a tough decision I was facing at work. Jen helped me work through actionable next steps and made me accountable to my goals. I would recommend Jen without hesitation. She is inspiring!