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#64 – How Coaches Can Develop Systems For Handling A Robust Client Load w/ Mike Lee

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Mike Lee, of OPEX Fitness, joins us today to talk about how coaches starting out can refine their systems to be able to handle a larger client load with individual design. “In order to grow as a coach, you have to learn how to scale. Scaling is done through a great system of organization and  great communication with clients.”

You may have heard of Mike’s wizardry since he is the coach of Marcus Filly, Tennil Reed, and a host of other elite level athletes. This episode is valuable because we discuss the obstacles and adversity he faced when he started out as a coach. What were some lessons and challenges from 0-20 clients vs 40+? Regardless of where you are on the coaching continuum, this is one you do not want to miss.

Show Notes:

  • (17:17) – Communication to help enforce lifestyle and nutrition practices
  • (21:45) – Identifying common characteristics of your ideal client
  • (25:35) – Attracting your audience through referrals
  • (30:20) – First encounter conversation with an ideal client
  • (36:01) – Balance between over coaching and giving the client space
  • (39:15) – Differences in coaching females
  • (47:17) – Tracking compliance
  • (56:20) – Time management
  • (1:10:10) – Obstacles that came up with client loads 0-20, 20-40, 40+

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