Coaching for Solopreneurs

Mary-Ellen-BatesMy passion is enabling people to create really fun, profitable businesses!

I provide strategic coaching services for people who already have a business and want to grow it to a new level, and for those starting a business who want to hit the ground running, based on advice from a highly successful solopreneur.

“After talking with you, I felt energized, motivated, and excited about approaching my business in a new way — something I’ve been trying to figure out for 5 years and you drew out of me in about 5 minutes. And I didn’t even know you were doing it.”

–Verna Wilder, Wilder and Associates

I am known for my crisp, organized coaching, coupled with a genuine desire to help others succeed in their business. Here’s what some of my clients have to say about my coaching style:

“As a result of Mary Ellen’s coaching, my presentation and speaking business has dramatically increased.”

–Marcy Phelps, Phelps Research

“The value I get from Mary Ellen’s insight and consistent push to think of things in a new manner is worth many times the investment cost as I am setting up my new business. I am able to gain clear knowledge and direction on what might have taken a year or two to learn through experience. A huge value!”

–Britt Mueller, Infoliquidity

Want to know more about business coaching? Check out my article, “Ready, Set, Help!: How to Find a Business Coach.” And you can read a little more about me in this AIIP Connections profile.

How does it work?

I offer two coaching packages as well as pay-by-the-hour coaching.

Info-Entrepreneur Starter Package

turboJump start your business with the most complete coaching starter package available. Not only do you get two books written by a leader in this field, but you also get two hours of one-on-one coaching with me, focusing on the specific areas most important to you. The Info-Entrepreneur Starter Package includes:

  • two hours of one-on-one coaching with Mary Ellen ($300 value)
  • a copy of Building & Running a Successful Research Business ($34.95 value)
  • a copy of The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love ($16.99 value)

$350 total value of the Info-Entrepreneur Starter Package.
Price: $250 — a $100 savings

The Professional Coaching Package

diverIf you are ready to dive in deeper and want more one-on-one coaching time with me, then the Professional Coaching Package is for you. This package includes:

  • Four hours of one-on-one strategic business coaching with Mary Ellen ($600 value)
  • One year membership to AIIP, the Association of Independent Information Professionals—the premier industry association for businesses providing research and consulting services (new or renewal, a $200 value)
  • a copy of The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love ($16.99 value)

$800+ total value of the Professional Coaching Package.
Price: $600 —a $200+ savings

Ad Hoc Coaching

help-buttonI offer coaching on an hourly basis—I am known for helping people completely change their perspective and shift their thinking in as little as one conversation.

Examples of topics covered for new solopreneurs include:

  • How to get your first five clients
  • How to find out what your clients value the most
  • How to develop a service that clients clamor for… and more

Examples of topics covered for established business owners  include:

  • How to highlight your capabilities in speeches without being a walking commercial
  • How to implement a more effective marketing program
  • How to expand your business into a new area
  • How to react to dramatic changes in your market… and more!

Are you ready to turn your business into something you love?
Email Mary Ellen to schedule a free get-acquainted session today!