I started my business as a life coach in 2002, which is a long time ago. A lot can happen in 14 years and it is really interesting how my business has expanded and evolved. It’s also really fun!
You most likely know me as Life Coach Linda and always think of me that way.
- Supporting people as they go through challenges
- Providing tools and fresh perspectives
- Guiding them through healing journeys
- Lifting them out of stuckness and into their dreams
- Helping them reconnect with their true selves
- Building their confidence and self love
- Bringing more peace into their lives
- Helping them create something new that is calling to them
In the last 14 years I have coached just about everything, working with courageous new coaches, cancer patients, students, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, truck drivers, photographers, doctors, dentists, adventurers, psychologists, and more.
And, I still love this work.
Over time a new layer to my work began to evolve. Many of my clients had businesses and it was becoming clear that my intuition worked for business as well. I also had a lot of experience starting businesses, helping them grow, and working through the challenges that come up along the way. People began to hire me as their Business Coach.
I get really exited about what my clients want to create and love supporting them as they bring their visions to life. Some of my clients are new to business and still in the startup phase. Others have been around for years and are either facing challenges or ready to refresh or simplify what they already have. On April Fool’s Day in 2012 I made it official by launching my business coaching website and blog: Simple Smart Business
But, there was more. My clients continued to guide my journey by asking for what they wanted.
When I was recommending a dentist client consider getting a blog and Facebook page he told me he didn’t have the time and asked if I would do it for him. And, this is how the third branch of my business was born.
I began to offer Online Marketing Services, at first just for my dentist clients, but now for most types of businesses. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this work and found it was a great counterbalance to coaching, allowing me to shift back and forth from working with people to playing on the computer.
My marketing clients are mostly small businesses or solo-entrepreneurs who want affordable marketing options or to learn how to market online themselves. So, in my spare time between coaching clients you might find me:
- Setting up or updating Facebook pages, simple websites, or blogs
- Providing content and posting to Facebook pages and blogs
- Setting up or writing email newsletters
- Improving search engine optimization on websites
- Teaching classes and training clients how to do it themselves
I know it sounds like a lot, but I protect my time and have found a balance between these offerings that works for me. I love my work. I love my clients. And, I only take on as many clients as I can serve well. My business right sized for me and there is plenty of space for quiet time and fun.
I learned that work doesn’t have to be just one thing. It took 14 years for my business to evolve to this point and I am grateful that I listened to my clients when they told me what they wanted. It feels good to be able to offer a variety of services and customize what will work best for each client. My clients agree.
Now that I am feeling settled into my new home, I am ready to open the door to a few more clients. If you would like to receive professional support in your life or business, please feel free to Contact Me. Who knows, you might be my next client, and I can’t wait to meet you.
Photo courtesy of K. Hurley