Business Coaching for Virtual Assistants
Would you like more flexibility, fulfillment and financial stability in your business?
Are you trying to take your business to the next level but struggle finding clarity and focus?
I can help!
Hey there lovely lady! I want you to know, I feel you.
I've got big dreams and a thousand ideas running through my head right now too. You bet I've battled those fears and self-doubts too. They're not at all helpful when you're trying to build a business to support your family, are they?
I can help you.
One-to-one business coaching and mentoring with me could be just what you need to overcome frustrating self-doubt, implement your ideas with confidence, and achieve the goals that will take your business to the next level.
I specialise in helping women in business-to-business (B2B) services grow a sustainable, profitable and (most importantly) fulfilling business. Women like Virtual Assistants, OBMs, Social Media Managers, Graphic Designers, Copywriters and Bookkeepers.
I want you to have that business you dream of - the one where you get to work with amazing clients, doing exactly what you love, and earn the income to support your family and lifestyle.
Coaching and Mentoring Options
This 2 hour strategy session allows us to refine your strategy, plan for implementing your ideas, or work through mindset barriers. Clarity and direction is on the menu.
Looking for long-term guidance in setting and achieving your business goals, implementing your ideas and overcoming your fears? Learn more about long-term coaching options here.
A strategy session lets us dive deeper into your business' strategic plan (such as your vision, mission, strategies, positioning or niche). It'll get you back on the right track to your bigger picture goals.
I've worked with women to transform their business through strategic planning. Some of the things I've recently worked with service-based business women on are:
- Helping to transform a brainstorm of ideas into a clear and simple plan of action (this is one of my most popular sessions!)
- Refining vision, mission and values
- Working on business strategies
- Setting goals and creating a plan of action
- Long term planning
- Refining business niche and planning the transition
- Refinement of service offerings
What to expect
Strategy sessions run for 2 hours and are held virtually in Zoom (video conferencing app). We start by exploring your current ideas and challenges, brainstorming, decision-making and develop a plan of action.
Following the session you'll receive some notes from our session including any goals or plans that we've created. I'll also check in with you 2 weeks after your session to see how things are progressing.
When you book your session using the link below, you'll be taken to a payment page where you can purchase your strategy session. You'll receive an email shortly after which will provide you the link to schedule your session at a time that suits you.
Price: $395 (AUD) per session
What clients have said
"I recently had a two hour strategy session with Michelle and to say I was happy with the outcome is an understatement! Michelle helped me work through the process of niching my services and I walked away with so much clarity about the path forward. We even managed to prepare an extensive action plan which I am now working through. The report that she provided after the session is fabulous because I can go back and refer to it when I need to. Thanks so much Michelle, you made a daunting task super easy!" - Marie Robertson-King, Empress of Order
Long-term business coaching will help you detangle and prioritise your ideas, implement your strategies, and achieve your goals while working through the fears and self-doubts that are holding you back from building the business you dream of.
Would you love to transform your business into one that attracts clients you love working with? One that lets you offer only the services that bring you joy? How about earning more money but not working your butt off for it?
Sounds pretty nice, hey?
That's the kind of result I plan on helping you get through long-term coaching. My clients do really well with my one-off strategy sessions, but when you want to really transform your business into one you only ever dreamt about, it takes time and accountability.
That's why 3 or 6 month coaching are so transformational - because I'm right there helping you through the hurdles and the celebrations that happen when you're making changes in your business.
In our time together I'll work with you to get clear on your vision for your business, and help you implement the strategies that will get you from where you are now, to where you really want to be. We're going to create a plan of action and set goals that will motivate you (but not overwhelm you).
What to expect
Each coaching session runs for 1.5 hours and is held virtually in Zoom (video conferencing app).
When you book your coaching package using the link below, you'll choose between a 3 or 6 month option. After purchasing your session, you'll receive a nice little welcome email from me and a coaching guide. This email also provides the link for you to book your very first session, yay!
Duration: You can purchase a coaching package of 3 or 6 months in duration.
Frequency: Fortnightly meetings
Price: From $1,200
Marianne's journey in business
It turns out that taking the leap to launch my own VA business was actually the easy part!
Understanding how to reach the people I wanted to help, and working out what makes me stand out from the crowd was so much harder! I knew what I was good at, and I knew that my skills were usable, but I felt like I had to be all the things to all the people in order to make it work.
I was fortunate that I had been discussing my leap into my own business with my existing network for some time, and when I first started out I had great support and projects to work on, so I was able to get up and running.
It was once I started getting into the swing of things that I realised, I wasn’t doing what I wanted, I was doing what was coming my way. Working through the workshops in the Espresso Lounge helped me clarify my why, and how I can achieve that on my own terms. I learned how niching wasn’t excluding work, it was making me more attractive to the clients and work I want to do.
The 1-1 coaching sessions have allowed me to voice some deep-seated fears about my own value, and to work through them in a safe space, so that I can learn from them, and use what I discover to move towards my business vision.
Over the last 9 months, I’ve worked through some major personal and business blocks that were stopping me from being able to truly step into my business. Fear of success, a history of being ‘behind the scenes’, and a genuine belief that people wouldn’t be interested in paying for my knowledge have all been unpacked, piece by piece. In our regular strategy sessions, we are now in a space where we can really drill down into actionable ‘homework tasks’ that keep me accountable, and are always tied back to my vision and mission.
In this time, we have managed to:
- Define my vision and mission in a way that I can use it easily in conversation
- Set a primary goal for the business, with actionable ‘chunks’ for each month
- Identified key targets for different elements of my business that will all lead to the primary goal
- Reviewed and reflected, tracked and analysed all elements of the business – finances, services, communications, opportunities
- Identified opportunities both inside and outside my comfort zone, and checked in against these as each action item progresses
- Celebrated wins, and shared so many GIFs!
I look forward to our sessions, and being able to track and monitor my progress. I am proud to say I’m reaching milestones that a year ago would have seemed impossible.
The biggest change for me has been seeing the potential in myself and my business. I now see myself actively carving out a space that allows me to be the specialist I am, in a way that is natural and authentic to me. I don’t feel guilty about not doing all the things, or working with everyone who approaches me. My confidence in knowing my value is becoming a more innate and natural feeling. I am clear in my vision for the business, and able to dream bigger because I believe in what I am doing.
I have no doubt at all that none of this would have been possible without Michelle’s workshops, training and coaching.
Hi, I'm Michelle!
In these one-to-one sessions you'll be working with me. I'm Michelle, the Business Coach and Mentor behind Laptops & Lattes.
I know what it's like to be overwhelmed by your ideas and lacking clarity. Sometimes all you need is someone to help you get back on track. Someone who's walked the path before and can make your journey a lot smoother.