21 Business Coach Success Stories

21 Business Coach Success Stories
Become A Business Coach

Are you thinking of starting a career as a business coach?

Becoming a business coach can be a great way to help aspiring entrepreneurs while earning a healthy income. If you have skills in specialized business fields such as marketing, e-commerce, stress management, or leadership, then you may want to consider becoming a coach.

Many small-business owners are finding it hard to get started, grow, and succeed. As a business coach, your job will be to help entrepreneurs identify new opportunities and take advantage of the ones they already have.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a business coach:

1. E-commerce Mentoring ($1.2M/year)

Kamil Sattar (from Telford, England, United Kingdom) started *E-commerce Mentoring * over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
Telford, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.

Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.

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2. eBiz Facts ($50.4K/year)

Niall Doherty (from Waterford, Ireland) started eBiz Facts almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$4.2K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Waterford, Ireland

Case Study

My name is Niall Doherty and I started a website called eBizFacts.com, where I try to help people make money online.

So far, it seems to be working, if this graph of my affiliate income is any indication.

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3. The Mindset Society ($186K/year)

Claire Osborne (from London, UK) started The Mindset Society over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$15.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Claire Osborne and I’m the founder of The Mindset Society. I started the company during the first UK coronavirus lockdown as stress and anxiety were skyrocketing, and sadly many employers I was talking about were at a loss of how to help. It’s not surprising, helping people work through their thoughts and emotions and figure out how to solve personal and professional challenges needs independence and expertise that employers can’t offer on their own. That’s where the Mindset Society comes in.

I launched the company from my lounge, while in solo lockdown thanks to coronavirus, and not only has it given me meaning in this madness, it’s also averaged over $15k revenue a month since.

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4. Thrivette ($120K/year)

Stacey Haynes (from Dallas, Texas, USA) started Thrivette about 4 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA

Case Study

Hi y’all, I’m Stacey Haynes, founder of Thrivette, a community of people where we “Make Things Happen.” Our company offers consulting, as well as free resources in our Thrivette Lab, to help businesses grow. I have over 15 years of experience in the customer service/call center industry. My husband, Jason, is an architect turned web designer. We have had countless side hustles over the years to help fund our bigger dreams...real estate. People continued to ask us how we did it, so we started Thrivette as a way to compile information for people to reference anything from getting started with crowdfunding, to selling on large e-commerce platforms (Like Amazon, Etsy, and Shopify), to dealing with customers in real life as a landlord.

While we focus on consulting, we continue to grow the different facets of our company through merchandise we make to sell on sites like Etsy, Shopify, and Amazon. Most people say, concentrate on one thing and be an expert in it. We have a different philosophy. We believe that having multiple streams of income in a variety of areas is what’s right for us, and show people that as long as you are taking action and stopping when it no longer becomes profitable, that you can do what is right for you. We make about $10,000 per month for consulting and online merchandise combined.

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5. The Uncaged Life ($816K/year)

Rebecca Tracey (from Squamish, BC, Canada) started The Uncaged Life almost 11 years ago.

Revenue
$68K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi! I’m Rebecca Tracey and my business is The Uncaged Life. The Uncaged Life helps coaches and solopreneurs learn how to get their first paying clients in their new business (because the strategies that most programs teach only work once you have had some success, you need a very different strategy when you are brand new!).

We are on track to hit $1M this year with just me and my small team of 3 part-time contractors, and have helped hundreds of people start their own businesses and get on their way to an uncaged life!

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6. Rockstar Mind ($936K/year)

Steve Mastroianni (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started Rockstar Mind over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$78K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

My name is Steve Mastroianni and I am the owner of Rockstar Mind Inc., which is an online coaching platform. I’ve focused on coaching guitarists and songwriters, and most recently have been doing business coaching under my HOBBY BOSS brand. Some of the main products I sell are private coaching and interactive workshops. I’m also the author of two best-selling books.

My main customers are typically musicians, like myself, who want to improve their ability to play songs faster, write their own songs, and perform them live. The business generates six figures per year serving hundreds of customers per month and it’s all run by me and my team of 3 virtual assistants.

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7. AustinLChurch.com ($27K/year)

Austin L. Church (from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) started AustinLChurch.com over 13 years ago.

Revenue
$2.25K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Case Study

I’m Austin L. Church, a writer and brand strategist. My wife and I live with our three professional mistake makers in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. After getting laid off during the recession back in 2009, I accidentally started my own freelance writing business, which eventually took me into selling an array of creative services, then developing iOS apps, then co-founding a tech startup, and then starting a branding and marketing studio called Balernum.

AustinLChurch.com where I started sharing what I have learned. My new course, Freelance Cake, is a business growth course for freelancers and consultants who want to make more money and enjoy more freedom at the same time. The launch in December went well, and this year, I plan to focus on scaling up sales from around $1,000 per month to $3,000.

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8. Catalyst Growth Advisors ($240K/year)

Bill Flynn (from Concord, MA, USA) started Catalyst Growth Advisors over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Concord, MA, USA

Case Study

Hi! My name is Bill Flynn. I am a multi-decade, serial entrepreneur and decided recently to work for myself as a business coach. Before that, I was part of the leadership team of 10 different startups in the Boston area.

My business revenue has doubled every year since I started (until COVID, it was poised to double again in 2020), I speak internationally and have written a book - Further, Faster - The Vital Few Steps that Take the Guesswork out of Growth.

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9. Cain Consulting, Inc. ($180K/year)

Dave Cain (from Sylvania, Ohio, USA) started Cain Consulting, Inc. ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Dave and I founded a veteran-owned company called Cain Consulting, Inc. which specializes in helping leaders become more effective and improving results. If you are a leader in any organization, anywhere, we can help you improve your performance! Working with leaders in the US and around the world, we coach executives and emerging leaders in leadership expertise and performance improvement.

Services include individual business coaching, virtual business coaching, team development, leadership training, and facilitation. Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and E-Colors Premium PDI, we can offer a variety of assessments. We have provided services in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Nigeria, Thailand, and South Korea among others.

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10. Ascend Marketing, Inc ($180K/year)

Jim Ackerman (from Grapevine, TX, USA) started Ascend Marketing, Inc over 23 years ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

At Ascend Marketing, we help small businesses to get more customers who will pay them more money, more often, through educational and Coaching Programs. Our Flagship Principle-Centered Marketing Coaching Program comes with a unique 200% Return On Investment Guarantee.

To date, we’ve put over 600 businesses through our program. All have been given the 200% ROI Guarantee, which promises if they don’t see an increase in revenue of at least twice what they pay us, they’re entitled to a refund. To date, we’ve had to refund exactly 1 Coaching Tuition fee.

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11. JVI Mobile Marketing ($90K/year)

Jay Vics (from Monahans, Texas, USA) started JVI Mobile Marketing over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$7.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Monahans, Texas, USA

Case Study

My name is Jay Vics, and I am a serial entrepreneur. My company name is JVI Mobile Marketing, and I have several productized services under that brand. Our Flagship product is a digital marketing consulting for small businesses.

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12. Screw The Cubicle ($120K/year)

Lydia Lee (from Bali) started Screw The Cubicle about 8 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Bali

Case Study

My name is Lydia Lee and I’m the Work Reinvention Strategist and Small Business Coach at Screw The Cubicle. I started my company six years ago to support mid-career transitioners who wanted to find alternative pathways beyond the 9-5 existence.

My monthly revenue is approximately $10,000/month, where I measure my progress based on how much time I have for my life. Money isn’t the only metric of success for me, and I’m constantly evaluating how I can scale my time and work less to achieve more.

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13. A Lit Up Life ($996K/year)

I believe that there are always new and creative ways to build your business so that it serves you and that giving ourselves the chance to explore that is one of the greatest gifts.

Lacey Sites (from Tampa, Florida, USA) started A Lit Up Life about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$83K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Lacey Sites is a business mentor and success coach for successful female business owners.
  • She holds an MBA and an M.S. in mental health counseling. She is also a proud co-host of the Happy Thoughts Show and the owner of two flourishing online businesses.
  • Her goal is to help other women start and run businesses that inspire them, allow them to live passion-driven lives, and make an impact.
  • Lacey helped her clients scale their businesses to multiple six figures in less than 16 months after starting from scratch.
  • She started A Lit Up Life in 2015, and her consulting business reached the $100k mark just 10 months after starting.

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14. M. Shannon Hernandez ($120K/year)

Lack of aligned and intentional focus when building a coaching and consulting practice results in exhaustion, low revenue, and frustration.

M. Shannon Hernandez (from Guttenberg, NJ, USA) started M. Shannon Hernandez almost 10 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Shannon Hernandez supports seasoned coaches and consultants in building a top-tier company without overworking.

She offers business strategies & guidance to help the coaches & consultants expand their business and take it to the next level without them having to invest their time and energy in developing their own strategies.

Before starting this business, Shannon used to work as a teacher. In 2012 she got one week in solitude in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. She contemplated her career, and this business idea came up.

She is also the founder of The Confident Expert Program and creator of the Content Personality™ Wheel.

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15. Luisa Zhou ($1M/year)

Luisa Zhou built a $100K+ coaching business within four months while working her full-time job, reaching $1 million-dollars seven months later. Here's how she did it.

Luisa Zhou (from New York, NY, USA) started Luisa Zhou over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$83.3K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Luisa Zhou founded her website LuisaZhou.com in 2015. Through her website, Luisa instructs users on creating their own lucrative, significant, and fulfilling six- to seven-figure online businesses working for themselves.

While working a full-time job, Luisa Zhou built a $100K+ coaching business in just four months, eventually reaching $1 million seven months later.

She has assisted thousands of students, including health and career coaches, designers, copywriters, and consultants, and shown them how to start businesses that quickly generate anywhere between 30K and 100K in revenue.

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16. Simply Hudson ($84K/year)

Nicole Hudson (from Chicago) started Simply Hudson about 2 years ago.

Revenue
$7K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi everyone! I’m Nicole Hudson, the Strategic Transformation Advisor behind Simply Hudson.

By designing streamlined, semi-automated processes, the company estimated an annual savings of over 800 manual work hours and $80,000 in annual overhead costs while supporting a fully remote, globally distributed workforce. Wow!

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17. Ya Girl Steph Perez ($1.2M/year)

Steph Perez (from Florida City, FL, USA) started Ya Girl Steph Perez over 15 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Steph Perez is the founder of YaGirl Steph Perez. She is a live digital business mentor, coach & guide.

Steph made over $26k in just one week through her consulting business.

Her company provides digital business training for indie entrepreneurs seeking to turn their passions, interests, expertise, and experiences into six-figure bank deposits.

With all the expertise she possesses, Steph primarily focuses on assisting women in achieving financial independence, working toward their objectives, and becoming successful business owners.

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18. Flea Market Flipper ($99.6K/year)

Want to scale back on your day job? Want to travel more, and spend more time with your family? That’s exactly what Stacy Gallego has been able to do thanks to her part-time flipping business. What’s cool is that this income stream was actually inspired by a former side hustle show guest, Rob “the…

Rob and Melissa Stephenson (from Orlando, Florida, USA) started Flea Market Flipper over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$8.3K / month
Team
2 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Rob and Melissa Stephenson are the creators of Flea Market Flipper. They have been flipping goods for a living since 2014 and now help others wanting to start a flipping business.
  • Rob made his first eBay flip way back in 1996. He used to upload an HTML listing and be paid with postal checks back then.
  • They now guide people on how they can buy products from their local thrift stores or yard sales and resell them for a huge profit margin.

No matter how much or how little experience a person has, they assist them in quickly building a profitable reselling business.

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19. BrainSpace Optimized ($240K/year)

Hailey Thomas talks about becoming a Project Management Virtual Assistant. Learn if this is a good career choice for you.

Hailey Thomas (from Normal, Illinois) started BrainSpace Optimized over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study
  • Hailey Thomas holds a Bachelor's degree in organizational & leadership communication from Illinois State University.
  • In 2015, she left her corporate desk job of four years and started hustling to do something of her own. She failed and learned a lot in the process.
  • In 2017, she started working independently as a project manager virtual assistant.
  • Later she decided to launch her own company named Brainspace Optimized where she works as a business and life coach.
  • Hailey offers business strategy and mindset coaching to first-generation entrepreneurs to help them build the strategic skills and gain the emotional maturity required to build a successful entity.
  • Her ongoing business and mindset coaching program is called "One Year From Now". Through this program, clients witness the significant change her mentorship has brought in one year.

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20. Calendly ($25.7M/year)

Scheduling infrastructure for absolutely everyone

Tope Awotona (from Atlanta, Georgia, USA) started Calendly ago.

Revenue
$2.14M / month

Case Study

Scheduling infrastructure for absolutely everyone

21. Coach Carson ($498K/year)

If you had 2 years to earn $1 million, what would you do? In this episode Chad Carson from the Real Estate and Financial Independence Podcast breaks down his strategy. (And I share mine at the end.) Links and Resources:

Chad Carson (from Clemson, SC, USA) started Coach Carson over 13 years ago.

Revenue
$41.5K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Chad Carson is a real estate investor and a successful business coach helping people to attain financial independence and do more of the things that are important in life.

He owns a successful real estate business in Clemson, South Carolina, and through his website CoachCarson.com he offers online coaching to people who want to invest in real estate.

His book Retire Early With Real Estate is a bestseller on Amazon. He enlightens and gives small investors the tools they need to succeed in real estate investing and with their money so they can focus more on the important things in life.

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