17 Career Coaching Business Success Stories [2022]

17 Career Coaching Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Career Coaching Business

A career coach is an experienced professional who helps people adjust and improve their career paths through one-on-one guidance and advice. The career coach guides people on:

  • Goal-setting
  • Resume building
  • Interview practices
  • Overcoming career anxiety
  • Starting a business.

To become a career coach, decide the industry you want to serve, and earn relevant qualifications. It would help if you gain professional experience in that career line and develop the skills you need to run the business. Earning a professional certification will help you in attracting clients.

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

1. Wall Street Oasis ($2.4M/year)

Patrick Curtis (from Saratoga, California, USA) started Wall Street Oasis over 16 years ago.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
2 founders / 10 employees
Location
Saratoga, California, USA

Case Study

Hi, I’m Patrick Curtis and I’m the CEO and Founder of Wall Street Oasis, the largest online community focused on careers in finance.

The community has now reached over 100 million visitors over its 14-year history and is currently getting over 2 million visits per month.

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2. Cultivated Culture ($240K/year)

Austin Belcak (from New York, New York, USA) started Cultivated Culture over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
New York, New York, USA

Case Study

My name is Austin Belcak and I run a site called Cultivated Culture where I teach people how to land jobs at the world’s best companies without applying online.

The company has been around for 3 years now and we’ve had 50,000+ people come through our community going on to land jobs at places like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, SpaceX, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, ESPN, and more.

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3. 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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4. CareerMetis.com ($36K/year)

Nissar Ahamed (from Toronto, Ontario, Canada) started CareerMetis.com over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$3K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Case Study

My name is Nissar Ahamed, and I am the Founder and CEO of CareerMetis.com.

Our current monthly revenue averages around $1000, and all of it is by me working on this part-time mainly as a side hustle.

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5. GenM ($6M/year)

Moe found a problem on the market when trying to hire a marketing intern. He built a platform to provide training and job opportunities for students.

Richard Shaw (from Remote) started GenM ago.

Revenue
$500K / month

Case Study

Moe found a problem on the market when trying to hire a marketing intern. He built a platform to provide training and job opportunities for students.

6. MentorCruise ($120K/year)

Dominic founded MentorCruise, a mentorship marketplace for people in tech. After 3 years of bootstrapping, they've grown from $700 to $7,800 MRR in a year.

Revenue
$10K / month

Case Study

Dominic founded MentorCruise, a mentorship marketplace for people in tech. After 3 years of bootstrapping, they've grown from $700 to $7,800 MRR in a year.

7. FVA Business Consultancy ($12K/year)

Julmar Grace Locsin (from Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines) started FVA Business Consultancy ago.

Revenue
$1K / month
Team
2 founders / 14 employees

Case Study

Hi, I am Julmar Grace Locsin, and I am the owner and co-founder of Filipino Virtual Assistance by FVA Business Consultancy. FVA offers online and offline training, coaching, consulting, workshops, services, franchising-related virtual assistance, offshoring, outsourcing, and remote work for brands and businesses, here and abroad.

Our very mission is to equip freelancers, empower marketers, and enable businesses. We envision FVA for global digital leadership that will impact the world through digitalization, one life at a time. FVA has three arms, namely FVA Online Academy- have trained 25,000 students from our 31 courses, FVA Services- from training to hiring programs, and FVA Franchising with 16 Coaches assigned from different territories. And we are fifteen in the FVA team, including FVA co-founder Jay Locsin and me.

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10. 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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11. 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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12. Social Media Manager Society ($180K/year)

Amanda Shepherd (from Las Vegas, NV, USA) started Social Media Manager Society about 2 years ago.

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

Case Study

I’m Amanda Shepherd, the owner and lead mentor at the Social Media Manager Society. Aside from social media consulting to businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, I created a program to teach other women how to run successful social media businesses so they can have the time and financial freedom they’ve always wanted!

I quit my 9-5 and in one year made almost $100,000 working an average of four hours per day - and still growing!

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13. Loopcv ($180K/year)

George (from London, UK) started Loopcv about 2 years ago.

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

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is George Avgenakis, and I’m the founder of Loopcv. I started the company more than 2 years ago to automate my job search, and it became viral on Reddit, helping thousands of users.

We are growing about 15% MoM, and we are currently improving our business solutions to help businesses that support job seekers!

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14. Instamentor ($120K/year)

Leon Wei (from Cupertino, CA, USA) started Instamentor over 1 year ago.

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

Case Study

We've helped hundreds of customers land their dream job offers and are currently at $120K annual revenue.

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15. Scomy LLC ($12K/year)

Weina Scott (from Miami, FL, USA) started Scomy LLC 9 months ago.

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

Case Study

Hello, my name is Naisa Scott, and I am the co-founder of MentorDial. We are a platform that connects business professionals and entrepreneurs with professional mentors who are in the top 3% of their industries and who work in top-level positions at leading companies and startups around the world.

Since launching six months ago, we have helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world launch and scale their businesses, raise money for their businesses, and grow their teams. We’ve also helped thousands of professionals land jobs get promoted, transition careers, grow their skills, manage teams, and more.

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16. Trey Cockrum ($101K/year)

Trey Cockrum (from Greenwood, Indiana, USA) started Trey Cockrum ago.

Revenue
$8.4K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Trey Cockrum is the founder of the Trey Cockrum coaching business. He helps people to start and grow profitable consulting businesses.
  • He started "The Trey Cockrum Podcast" for an online course to help students go from $0 to over $20k with their online course.
  • His 3-step online coaching business help people discover what expertise they have and what type of products or services they can sell.
  • Trey made $5.6k in his first 20 DAYS selling online courses.

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17. Inner Beauty Bybel ($240K/year)

Amanda K (from New York, NY, USA) started Inner Beauty Bybel over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Amanda K founded Inner Beauty Bybel, a school for business and personal development that also offers certification in money and mindset mastery.
  • She wanted to start something of her own that was both meaningful and impactful because she comes from a family of entrepreneurs and her father ran a successful business while she was growing up.
  • With their signature programs and resources, you can grow your online business or learn how to become a coach.
  • Amanda started Inner Beauty Bybel in February 2019, charging $20 for a 20-minute mentorship session.

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