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A Review Of Pet Sitting Business Coaches

The pet sitting industry is huge and ever expanding. There is a continuous need for pet sitting companies and dog walking companies all over the world! But like with any business, it can be difficult to do everything on your own. This is why pet sitting business coaches have become a popular resource for pet business owners.  Today, let’s discuss your options for pet sitting business coaches so you know what to expect.

A Review Of the Pet Industry’s Pet Sitting Business Coaches

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Kristin Morrison – Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy

Kristin Morrison first started her pet sitting company in 1995, initially with the idea that it would be her part-time gig while she was also working full-time. One year later, she quit her full-time job so she could work on growing and expanding her business. As business grew and thrived, she found herself working longer and harder days.

That’s when she said: ENOUGH. She gave herself one year to turn everything around, and that’s exactly what she did. Fast forwarding to 2013, Kristin sold her business after running it for 18 years. Now she focuses on coaching and inspiring other pet business owners, which she continues to do today.

Kristin provides a number of services including:

  • Webinars
  • SEO coaching sessions
  • One-on-one business coaching,
  • VIP coaching
  • A number downloadable products

 Colleen Sedgwick – The Pet Nanny Coach

Colleen Sedgwick first started her pet sitting company in 2001, and continues to run it and grow it to this day. She now also is the founder of The Pet Nanny Coach, where she mentors other pet business owners. She has also developed her own mobile application, The Pet Watchman, which is a way for pet owners to connect with their pet sitters in real time.

Colleen offers a variety of services including:

  • Workbooks
  • Downloadable e-books
  • Audio files
  • Marketing programs
  • Private coaching
  • Blogs
  • Free Facebook group

Bella Vasta – Jump Consulting (That’s ME!)

Bella Vasta started her pet sitting company while she was in college and continued to run it and build it for 14 years! About 4 years into the business, Bella then started Jump Consulting, after she gained national recognition for her pet sitting company. After Bella sold her successful pet sitting company about one year ago, now she is dedicated to propelling Jump Consulting full speed ahead. She now continues to motivate and inspires other business owners every day.

Bella offers unique content like:

  • Comparison charts
  • Podcasts
  • 300+ blogs.
  • E-books
  • Guides
  • Workbooks
  • Audio recordings

Bella also routinely conducts expert interviews with guests such as state auditors, NY Times best selling authors, top speakers on the speaking circuit, and so much more.

No matter what pet sitting business coach you choose to work with, it’s so important that you consider all of the problems with pet sitting business coaches,  Also think about the cost of pet sitting business coaches, and if it’s the right move for you and your business. Remember to take advantage of all of the free content that pet sitting business coaches offer too. Not only are they great resources, but they’ll help you decide if you and the coach will have similar visions for your business.

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The Problems With Pet Sitting Business Coaches

Finding a coach that clicks with your personality and your vision for your business can be difficult. As with anything in business, there are tons of problems that can arise when trying to work with pet sitting business coaches. Let’s discuss some of those problems as well as some ways you can address them, to ensure you’re working with the person that’s right for you.

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Knowledge About Types Of Business

First and foremost, ask yourself whether or not the pet sitting business coaches you’re considering has knowledge about the type of business you run. You don’t want to want to hire a dog walking business coach when your business mainly focuses on pet sitting. Or at least you want to know that they understand the different types of operations for both. The same goes for the topic of ICs and Employees. Some specialize in this, some have an area of influence in one over the other. To truly understand this, you have to know exactly what type of business you are building. One size doesn’t fit all here 🙂

Booking Availability

Is the coach you’re considering easy to book with? Do their times available fit your schedule? Can you book them through a software, or do you have to email back and forth with time zones to set something up? Remember – your coach is going to be advising you on how to streamline your business processes. So if their booking system isn’t streamlined, this could speak to the scope of their process and the advice they can provide. You don’t get a second change

Industry Ties

How is the coach you’re considering tied to the industry? Did they once run a pet sitting company of their own? What other prominent figures in the industry do they have relationships with? Most importantly – are they qualified to be giving you advice about the pet sitting industry? Consider the fact that it can be easy for a person to look good on paper (or a computer screen!), but if they haven’t actually DONE the things they’re giving you advice on, it may be difficult for them to teach you how to implement and execute. Don’t be afraid to ask them to prove it to you. They should be happy to!

Proven Track Record

Has the pet sitting business coach worked with other pet business owners? If so, what RESULTS have they had? Look deeply into the reviews and testimonies that coaches have. The reviews that really speak to a coach are ones that talk about results and growth. Not reviews that are simply talking them up but give no explanation why. Just because somebody has all 5 stars reviews doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best – look deeper into what people say and learn how to read between the lines. Is the success quantifiable? After all, you want a return on your investment, right?

Costs

One of the biggest problems with pet sitting business coaches is cost. Some are cheap, some are in the middle, and some are expensive. But the real problem here is figuring out what cost SAYS about the coach. I talk more on this fact in my blog, “How Much Does A Pet Sitting Business Coach Cost?”

Downloadable Material

You might want to take a look at the amount of downloadable material that a coach offers. What form is it in? E-books, workbooks, audio files, or video files? Which method do you learn best from and can retain the information from? How many downloadable resources does the coach have, and are they continually adding to their library? These are all crucial questions you want to figure out the answers to, before giving your business and livelihood to a coach so you can make sure the format is what will work for you.

Free Material

Most coaches will have free material you can read, hear, or experience before committing to them. You can find this on blogs, podcasts, info-graphics, and 20-30 minute coaching sessions. This can help you get a big feel for the coach to see if your two styles click. Keep in mind that not only is the coach committing to you, you are committing to the coach! You don’t want to make the mistake of putting your business in the hands of someone you don’t mesh with.

Support

While your coach is there to support you, it’s important to be able to reach them in other ways besides your one-on-one sessions. Determine whether or not the coach has Facebook groups, is accessible by email, phone, etc. Facebook groups are especially valuable because you’re not only going to connect with your coach, you’re getting to network with other pet business owners which you can learn and grow from.

How Do They Solve YOUR Problems?

When you do that free coaching session or even first session with your coach, think about how they tried to solve your problems. Are they just listening to your troubles, and acting more as a therapist? Yes-ing you to death? Or are they really coaching you, getting to the root of the problem and giving you sound advice that you can execute? Determining the difference between the two can be hard, but if you walk away from the session still feeling lost, you may need to consider whether or not you’re really benefiting from that coach’s style.

Do They Offer Different, Unique Solutions To Your Problems?

It’s really critical that your coach isn’t just giving you general industry advice. You want them to give you unique solutions to your problems that work for YOU and your business. Think about it – if your coach is giving the same advice to every client, this can really saturate the industry and make it difficult for you to stand out.

The most important problem to figure out when considering pet sitting business coaches, is to figure out what you’re looking for. This is really similar to hiring, in that if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you’ll find out once you hire the WRONG person! If you’re aware of the qualities you want in a coach, you will know once you find that perfect person.

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