For over ten years, I’ve offered music business marketing coaching to clients around the world by phone, by e-mail, and in person. In 2011, I expanded my coaching to emerging artist managers who want to launch their practices on sound foundations.
If you see the green “book now” button below, that means my roster’s open for new clients. Let’s start with a one-shot assessment call to find out if we’re a good fit…
Coaching vs. Consulting
I spent a big chunk of my career consulting–being parachuted into an organization, running folks through some rote presentations, and flying off like Mary Poppins. Coaching works a little bit differently, for both of us.
1. Coaching is a conversation.
In today’s music business, everything’s situational. What works for someone else won’t always work for you. There’s no one right “way” to achieve success. During a coaching session, I’ll ask really pointed questions about what’s working in your music career and what you want to see more of. We’ll also touch on the things that may be holding you back. Because you’re paying a flat rate and not a percentage fee, I’m not just going to tell you the things you want to hear. We’ll talk about some serious decisions you’ll need to make and the action you’ll want to take to achieve your goals. After our call, I’ll hold you accountable through follow-up e-mail and, if you like, additional sessions.
2. Coaching builds on what we already know.
If it’s our first time in a coaching conversation, I’ll send you some pre-work to complete in advance of our phone call. It consists of a few key exercises from Grow Your Band’s Audience and More Gigs Now that will help me get to know you better before we meet. That way, we can invest our 45 minutes on the heart of your challenge instead of on small talk.
3. Coaching rewards professionals who want to invest in growth.
Your monthly coaching retainer includes the time I take to review your pre-work before your call, and to send you follow-up projects at 30, 60, and 90 day intervals. If you’re looking for free advice, take some time to submit a question for my Mailbag column or leave comments on articles that resonate with you.
My coaching sessions book up fast.
I don’t open my coaching practice to new clients very often. This isn’t the only thing I do for a living, but I get a lot out of the work I do with emerging entertainment professionals. The sooner you check out my calendar, the sooner we can start working together.