[Coaching: Maia #21] Maia’s Team Development Success and Creating Business Plans for the Future

By Zach Swinehart

Coaching series: Can Zach get this beginner freelancer (Maia) to a 6-figure income ($8,333/mo) within 6 months?

Follow their journey through the ups and downs and watch them grow!

Milestones from today’s episode:

  • Process optimization and streamlining the flow of potential customers
  • Building a strong team and trusting team members to take on more responsibility within the business
  • The positive business impact of investing in and coaching her team

Coaching highlights from today’s episode:

  • The gradual approach to delegation, allowing team members to take on increasing levels of responsibility over time
  • A clear framework for determining when team members are ready to take on greater responsibilities
  • The significance of establishing authority with clients

Original coaching call recording date: 11/17/2023

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AI-Generated Summary:

  • 00:00 – 02:00 — Zach introduces the “Six Months to Six Figures” series, coaching Maia towards a six-figure income, focusing on community engagement and resources.
  • 02:00 – 04:00 — Maia discusses launching a waiting list for her course, centered around vision mapping and daily actions, blending organization with stylization and manifestation.
  • 04:00 – 06:00 — Zach and Maia explore the potential role of the course in Maia’s business vision, including converting participants into coaching clients and selling products.
  • 06:00 – 08:00 — Concerns arise about balancing the new course venture with Maia’s existing agency workload and platform dependence on social media.
  • 08:00 – 10:00 — Maia shares impressive workshop engagement and growing email list, prompting discussion on leveraging workshops as a funnel for future offerings and advertising strategies.
  • 10:00 – 12:00 — Zach and Maia discuss the potential benefits of boosting social media posts for marketing and the success of her workshops, leading to booked projects until February and financial considerations.
  • 12:00 – 14:00 — Maia shares her monthly income breakdown and team expenses, including a new approach with one team member creating their own offer, prompting a discussion on time management and workload.
  • 14:00 – 16:00 — Zach and Maia analyze time commitments for branding projects and coaching clients, assessing the feasibility of Maia’s workload and potential adjustments to her business model.
  • 16:00 – 18:00 — Maia details her marketing efforts, including social media posts, engagement, and newsletter creation, highlighting her time allocation and productivity strategies.
  • 18:00 – 20:00 — Zach delves into Maia’s marketing time investment, focusing on social media engagement and newsletter creation, and explores opportunities for optimization and efficiency.
  • 20:00 – 22:00 — Zach and Maia discuss time budgeting and delegation strategies for workload management.
  • 22:00 – 24:00 — They deliberate over options for prioritizing workload, including cutting coaching availability or fully delegating branding projects.
  • 24:00 – 26:00 — Maia outlines her current delegation process with Molly and plans for increasing her team’s autonomy.
  • 26:00 – 28:00 — Zach proposes a strategy for transitioning client authority to Molly gradually while maintaining Maia’s presence.
  • 28:00 – 30:00 — Maia expresses confidence in her team’s growth and discusses her vision for the agency’s future structure and offerings.
  • 30:00 – 32:15 — Zach and Maia reflect on the benefits of working with a dedicated team and discuss the evolving perspective on delegation and its importance in business growth and efficiency.