with Alicia Ann Photographers
Explanation of session types + investment information.
The what's, why's and where's of personal coaching
The topics covered during the different types of sessions
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About Personal Coaching
I know what it's like to be drained. Burned out. Exhausted.
I know what it's like to feel completely unorganized in your business.
I know what it's like to feel like a complete failure as a photographer. And friend. And sister. And daughter. And wife. And...the list goes on and on.
I know what it's like to wonder how you're going to eat or pay rent through the winter.
I know what it's like to buy the latest fad of actions, presets, and gear. All in hopes to be like that photographer you idolize. And then realize you'll never be "as good" as them.
I know what it's like to stay up until 2AM...or all night...blankly staring at a screen to meet a deadline.
I know what it's like to miss deadlines. By weeks. Or months.
I know what it's like to question if it's time to throw in the towel.
I know what it's like to have all your passion, life, and creativity sucked away from you by your business.
I know what it's like to work through Holidays and Birthdays of loved ones. And then relentlessly beat yourself up over it.
I know what it's like to have your relationships fail for the sake of a never ending to do list.
And I also know what it's like to rise above all that. To take your business from a place that is life-draining, to life--giving. I know what it's like to be able to integrate purpose into your passion, and to have things flowing so smoothly that you have time to live the life you want to live. I know what it's like to go into January not worrying about what you'll do for money, but being able to rest and take a break after a long season of weddings and portraits. I know what it's like to make your business work for you.
And I am here to help you do the same thing.
During your coaching session, we will identify the blocks in your business that are hindering it from growing and causing you a lot of unnecessary mental stress.
Where are the coaching sessions held?
You can choose between my home studio in Middletown, CT or Skype. I highly recommend doing at least one in-person so that we can do some hands-on training. Then I can also bake you cookies or cupcakes!
What if I haven't “officially” launched my business?
If you haven’t officially launched your business then the 12 month program would work best for you. Together, we will go step by step through each business-building practice in order to ensure that you start off on the right foot.
What if I'm years into business, drained, and not sure I want to do this?
I recommend the half day, in person session. During that we can go through WHY you are drained and figure out, together, what steps can be taken to make your business work for YOU....or what steps w can take to help you work towards a job you actually love.
What topics are discussed in these sessions?
The topics are listed under "topics", above, but those are just general guidelines. We can take as much or as little time as you need on particular topics. Ultimately, it's up to you to choose what you want to be coached on, but I'll guide you through the different steps.
How many coaching sessions do you take?
I take three 12 month sessions, six 6 month sessions and six 3 month sessions each year.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, for the premium coaching you will pay each month.
What made you decide to offer coaching sessions?
My business probably isn't perfect, according to many photographers, but it is a business that works so well for me and for what I want in life. Over the last couple years I've had a lot of photographers ask me questions that I thought had really clear, basic answers to. I realized that many photographers are so creative (and incredibly talented) and the business side of things is completely lost on them. For me, personally, I enjoy the business side of photography WAY more than photography itself. I've had the privilege of helping some newer photographers get their business off the ground, so I figured it was due time to launch an official coaching program.
This sounds like it's exactly what I need...but I'm super embarrassed about the current organization of my business. The thought of someone taking a close look at all my nitty gritty gives me heart palpitations. Are you going to judge me?
Girl! (Boy?) Just ask me to send you a picture of my closet and all your heart palpitations will quickly fade. My business works great for me and I've put systems in place to force me to stay organized...but I'm a messy girl at heart. Just ask my husband. We can hold hands as I crawl through my piles of dirty laundry and you crawl through getting your business finances in order. Together.
As a business owner just starting out, I don't have a huge budget...and my list is never ending of things I need to invest in. Is is a good idea to spend this much money on coaching when I don't have a great website or camera?
You are, obviously, responsible for deciding what is best for your business. However, many photographers will tell that you that first few years of business they fumbled through decisions on their own, and ended up spending money on way too many things that they thought they needed but ended up not. Most careers require some level of training or schooling before you can practice. Running a photography business is not one of them, so while you might be incredibly talented as a photographer, you may not know a thing about what it takes to run a business. To be successful in this industry you need know technical skills and well as the practical ones.