Richard Warren is the head life coach at Coach Richard Warren and operates from Indianapolis, Indiana. Over the years, Richard has helped people from different backgrounds achieve their goals faster, and with a higher degree of success. Like other life coaches, Richard helps a client critique their ideas and refine them. He also helps them do a personal SWOT analysis and work on weaknesses that may hinder them from achieving their goals. One of his main strengths as a life coach stems from his understanding of the Daring Way™ methodology and the way he applies it to his clients. He uses it to help people face their vulnerabilities and use them as a strength source when pursuing set goals. Besides working as a life coach, Richard is also a psychotherapist and has the necessary training and experience for it. He is an ICF Associate Certified Coach and a Licensed Certified Social Worker/Clinical (LCSW-C). Besides his work, Richard is a religious man and uses his faith and spirituality to inspire the masses. He is an interfaith and inter-spiritual minister and uses it as a platform to help people focus and find a sense of purpose in their lives.
How did you get started in this business?
I developed a passion for social work at a very young age, and with my parent’s support, I chose to make a career out of it. I got all the right certifications, and that is how I landed where I am.
How do you make money?
I make money by charging a consultation fee. This industry’s beauty is that, as your profile grows, so does the amount you can command from clients.
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
I was able to turn profitable by the 3rd month. I landed a few good clients that helped me cover my initial office setup costs by the 3rd month.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
I never doubted that I would succeed. By the time I was starting out, I had acquired all the necessary skills and also developed the right networks to help me succeed.
How did you get your first customer?
My first client was a close friend from college. I had informed all my friends about this business, and he was the first one to respond. It was such an honor.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
I use Facebook advertising a lot. It is one of the most affordable ways to reach as many people as possible, cost-effectively.
What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?
Scaling down face-to-face operations due to COVID-19. This business thrives on personal interaction, and when it is not there, it feels a little different. Hoping to bounce back to such interactions now that vaccines are coming up.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
I think it is the passion for what I do. It is this passion that has seen me give my all to my work, including continually improving my skills.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
The most satisfying moment was when I offered my services to a startup founder, and he saw an improvement to his bottom-line. It made me feel great about my job.
What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
The future is bright. More people than ever need life coach services due to the complexities of life in the 21st century.
What business books have inspired you?
That would be the power of habit by Charles Duhigg. It is a powerful book that can help one develop the right habits for success.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would advise my younger self to be razor-focused on his dreams. It is only through focus and commitment that you can achieve your goals.
Are you willing to be a mentor? If so, how should someone contact you?
Yes. Connect with me via social media.