TESTIMONIALS

WE CAN TALK THE TALK ALL DAY LONG,
BUT IT’S THE RESULTS THAT MATTER.

HERE’S WHAT COACHES ARE SAYING ABOUT US…

MicheleStans“We’re only in the second week of training and I’ve already landed my first 3 paying clients ever!”

“We’re only in the second week of training and I’ve already landed my first 3 paying clients ever! I’m a brand new coach and I went into this program thinking that getting clients would be a complicated and difficult process, but I’m actually loving it. At this rate, I have no doubt I will have many more amazing clients and have built the foundation I need for a successful coaching business by the end of the program.”
—Michele Stans, Intuitive Coach

“I graduated coaching school about 6 months ago, but hadn’t gotten any clients. Within the very first month in the ProCoach Academy, I landed my first two clients!”

“I graduated coaching school about 6 months ago, but hadn’t gotten any clients. Within the very first month in the ProCoach Academy, I landed my first two paying clients ever! This program has helped me learn how to work smarter, not harder by funneling my time and energy into what actually WORKS to land clients. And this is just the first month! I feel confident that I can use the tools I’m learning to create the thriving, full-time coaching business that I desire.”
—Stacey Melton, Wellness Coach

“ProCoach Academy equipped me with EVERYTHING I need to attract clients.”

“Upon entering the ProCoach Academy, I was a fresh Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach graduate. After graduating IIN, I felt that I knew what I should do, but I felt lost as to where and how to begin starting a health coaching career and getting paying clients. ProCoach Academy equipped me with EVERYTHING I need to attract clients to me in an easy to follow step-by-step process. Laurel broke everything down into real-life tried and true steps for me to follow and mold to my own business. As an IIN graduate, I wanted to help people through coaching of course, but who do I help? Where do I begin? That’s where PCA helped me. Now I feel confident moving forward with my business, and taking all the steps laid out in this program to have conversations with prospects, create compelling marketing content, create relationships with referral partners, attract ideal clients, and turn prospects into paying clients. If you are thinking of signing up for the ProCoach Academy, trust me—you will leave this program well-equipped with no excuses left. This program is the best investment I’ve ever made.”
—Kayla Horrell, Health Coach

“I’ve already landed several clients who are paying my full fee and I’m confident that my business will be operating at capacity by the end of this year.”

“Before enrolling in the ProCoach Academy, I had some barter clients or one-time clients, but the only long-term paying client I had was only paying about one-fourth of what I wanted to charge. I knew I needed to connect with people who were in my target audience and could afford to pay my full fee, but I had trouble confidently asking for their business.
During PCA, the most helpful part for me was being able to design my own signature coaching program. Now I can talk to people clearly and confidently about what they will be doing and receiving in working with me. I would never have thought to do this without this program, and it’s been an extremely valuable tool.
I am excited and confident about my business now. I’ve already landed several clients who are paying my full fee and I’m confident that my business will be operating at capacity by the end of this year. I’m grateful to Laurel and her program for giving me a boost and some outstanding marketing training. If someone is struggling or new to marketing, I can recommend PCA without reservation.”
—Carmen Farmer, Enjoyment Coach

“I’m now on the fast track to landing clients, helping others understand the value of coaching, and making a positive impact on the world.”

“I knew as a coach, I had a lot to offer the world, but I had no marketing experience and was having difficulty landing clients and conveying the value of coaching to others.  I didn’t want to go back to school to get a business degree and the thought of spending three years developing my business (like many of my coaching friends) didn’t seem like a good option either. Then I found the ProCoach Academy. Thanks to Laurel’s program, now I’m on the fast track to landing clients, helping others understand the value of coaching, and making a positive impact on the world…without spending thousands of dollars on a business degree or years of trial and error on my own. If you want to do coaching as a hobby, this program isn’t for you. If you want to make a positive impact on the world through coaching, like I did, I highly recommend joining the ProCoach Academy. You won’t regret it!”
—Michele Gourley, Resilience & Recovery Coach

Rosa Moore“PCA has afforded me tried and true, step-by-by methods to accomplishing my goals.”

“I am excited about all the great things I’ve learned through PCA and about seeing the fruits of my labor, which is sharing my passion with those who are struggling with debilitating stress. After completing coaching school, I felt stuck and not really sure where to begin. I tried several things that did not render the outcome I’d hoped for. PCA has afforded me tried and true, step-by-by methods to accomplishing goals. I highly recommend PCA to coaches looking for tried and true guidance to grow their coaching business!”
—Rosa Moore, Relaxation Coach

charles bowie“The group discussions were critical in helping me get unstuck and get clear on the type of clients I want to work with.”

“Before the ProCoach Academy, I felt like I was floating adrift at sea in a tiny rowboat. I had completed coach training a year prior to enrolling in ProCoach Academy, but I got into a rut concerning the type of coach I wanted to be. For a entire year, I tried to work through this issue by myself, but I remained paralyzed and couldn’t land on something that I felt confident about. Here is where ProCoach Academy paid major dividends for me—Not only did the information each week provide strategies for landing clients, but also the discussions with other members in the academy were critical in helping me generate great ideas and get clear on the type of clients I want to work with and what I want to offer them. Additionally, I also felt a sense of continual personal growth during this program because quite a few sessions contained personal growth principles, such as learning how to handle rejection and building confidence. Now I feel like I’ve been given a map, compass, oars, and a destination to guide my rowboat to where I want to go. I highly recommend the ProCoach Academy for those starting their own coaching business and even those who’ve been coaching for quite some time because it will teach you exactly how to get clear on your ideal client, what you offer, and how to land clients now and for years to come.”
—Charles Bowie, Nutrition & Body Transformation Coach

Debbie Friend“I now have the tools necessary to help me create, grow and maintain a successful coaching business.”

“Before going through the PCA program, I didn’t have a clue as to who would benefit most from my services, how to market, what to charge, etc. While I felt comfortable speaking and coaching, I was totally uncomfortable with the marketing and business aspect. I didn’t understand how to cultivate my offerings into a successful, income-generating business. I honestly didn’t know what my next step should be. Attending PCA changed all that for me. Over the course of the 12 week program, I learned crucial information that helped me figure out who my ideal clients are; how to address their “pain points” and offer them services that would help them deal with and overcome their concerns. Additionally, I learned the best way to market, attract, and retain clients and grow a successful coaching business.  This was a real eye-opener for me. Laurel Staples is excellent at putting together and presenting a top-notch business-building model. I now feel I have the tools necessary to help me create, grow and maintain a successful coaching business. As a result of the program, I figured out my target market and how I can best serve their needs to help them overcome their issues. I have a strategy in place to market my services to reach the people who can most benefit from what I offer. Now that I’m following Laurel’s advice, guidelines and templates, everything is starting to make sense. I now have step-by-step plans to follow to finally make my dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur into reality. It’s exciting to see all the pieces of the puzzle slowly starting to come together. If you’re considering enrolling in PCA, I believe that signing up for this program will be the best investment you can make for learning how to start, grow and maintain a successful coaching business.”
—Debbie Friend, Wellness Coach

Kate Mason“I was offered an in-house life coach position at a rehabilitation facility. That would not have been possible without the ProCoach Academy.”

“Once I got certified as a life coach, I ignorantly thought it would be quite easy to start garnering clients. Obviously, that was not the case. As I soon learned, I needed a plan, a strategy, to help jump start my client roster. How happy was I to then discover ProCoach Academy! Over the 12-week course, Laurel was able to impart invaluable information in a succinct and concise manner. She covered everything a coach needs to know about marketing themselves, from workshops to websites. Going through the ProCoach Academy allowed me to develop an achievable timeline for developing my business. After completing the program, I am more confident than ever about growing my business and even my abilities as a coach. I have been able to flesh out my programs as well as get inspired to develop more workshops. I have a clearer vision about where I want my business to go and what kind of coach I want to be. Recently, I was offered an in-house life coach position at a rehabilitation facility to conduct weekly workshops. That would not have been possible without Laurel and ProCoach Academy. I am greatly appreciative of everything that Laurel taught me during ProCoach Academy and would absolutely recommend the program to any coach out there looking to grow their business and themselves.”
—Kate Mason, Life Coach

Steven Dieringer“Laurel removed the seemingly great challenge of getting clients into such a simple process.”

“ProCoach Academy is not the first program for helping coaches I have enrolled in, but I can say with enthusiasm it is by far the best.  Previous courses covered the basics, but Laurel went much further by supplying needed details, worksheets, and how-to information and therefore saving what could amount to years of trial and error for me.
One thing I have learned from launching several businesses in the part is that the difference between businesses that fail (or only are barely getting by) and those that flourish is attention to detail. Laurel and ProCoach Academy shine in providing the details necessary to succeed and skipping over all the hype.
Two big “aha” moments for me were related to my website and email newsletter. My newsletter went from almost no opens to 36% opens within 1 month. Additionally, I learned how to be crystal clear in communicating what I do on my website. I think most importantly, though, Laurel removed the seemingly great challenge of getting clients into such a simple, easy-to-follow process. Five Stars to Laurel and ProCoach Academy.”
—Steven Dieringer, Health Coach

Katie Fell“With Laurel’s helpful tools and support, I started signing up clients in a comfortable, non-salesy way.”

“After beginning to work with Laurel, I was thrilled to discover that she had professional, well thought-out tools to help me get clear on critical aspects of my business including my professional bio, pricing, and how to sign clients in a comfortable, non-salesy way.  Before working with Laurel I had signed just two clients that were “old friends” of mine, but with Laurel’s helpful tools and support, I signed two brand-new clients that I had never met before. That was a huge step for me.”
—Katie Fell, Health Coach

Jean Ann Stuart“I have only completed half of the first step and I have already gained 3 new clients.”

“Laurel’s “How to Land Your First 10 Clients” training is simply phenomenal. Laurel gives you very doable, tangible action steps that you can do immediately. She tells you what works, what does not work as well, and what you should be doing TODAY! I have only completed half of the first step and I have gained 3 new clients. Laurel’s tips are priceless. I can’t wait to see what happens as I implement the whole plan. If you want to gain clients, listen to Laurel’s tips and take action. It works!”
—Jean Ann Stuart, Holistic Life Coach

Heather Ferguson“Now I have a VERY CLEAR way to attract more clients and there is no longer any confusion.”

“This is an amazing program!  Before I started my head was spinning with all the ideas and possible ways to market my services.  Not knowing where to start or which direction would be the most effective for coaching, the chaos was leaving me paralyzed.  Now I have a VERY CLEAR way to attract more clients and there is no longer any confusion, I know what to do.  I marveled throughout the program how clearly Laurel explained and mapped out, step by step, a marketing plan specifically for coaches.
I knew this program would pay for itself I just didn’t know I would be receiving so much more.  During the program I was able to clarify my coaching specialty, what services I offer and how to communicate that to others.  I became inspired to teach, create workshops and programs and as I let the process guide me, I am in a very different place than I thought I would be – resulting in being more open to using the internet, along with writing and speaking engagements. I love how Laurel emphasized to do the type of outreach that brings the most joy so that this part of building the business would be easy, fun and effortless. I highly recommend this program!”
—Heather Ferguson, Holistic Life Coach

Katie Power“Since this training I have already booked 4 amazing new client sessions and have even grown my mailing list by over 50%!”

“Laurel is an expert in her field and it shows. Her coaching is incredibly inspiring and motivating while also refreshingly practical and actionable. I was fortunate enough to attend her live training, ‘How to Land Your First 10 Clients’ and I am so glad that I did! Laurel delivers so much wisdom, compassion, and understanding of the struggles of an entrepreneur. It felt like she was talking directly to me and I applied her teachings to my business and am already seeing great results. Since this training I have already booked 4 amazing new client sessions and have even grown my mailing list by over 50%! Needless to say, Laurel comes highly recommended!”
—Katie Power, Spiritual Coach

“ProCoach Academy has given me a highly effective system for organizing and communicating my services with authenticity and authority.”

“ProCoach Academy has given me a highly effective system for organizing and communicating my services with authenticity and authority. Before enrolling in PCA, I felt all over the map. I didn’t know who I wanted to work with or how to consistently enroll new clients. The number one things I gained from this program was clarity. When I graduated, I had a clear 18-month plan of what I wanted to do with my business and now I’m implementing that plan with amazing results. The constant stress I felt prior to PCA has gone away. I completely enjoyed my experience with Laurel and ProCoach Academy! It was the perfect mix of content, instruction and support. Laurel has a gift for clarifying marketing concepts and making large tasks manageable. I highly recommend Laurel and her work to any coach who is ready to develop their coaching business. Thank you Laurel!”
—Ashiya Swan, Life & Yoga Coach

“PCA helped me discover how to build my coaching business while following my own journey and staying true to myself.”

“Before attending ProCoach Academy, I was very confused and nervous about how to step out into the world of Life Coaching, especially when it came to marketing my services. I found PCA very helpful in helping me to understand the structure of how I wanted my future life coaching program to look. I learned about how to market my business with simplicity and how to “center” my services and business so that my ideal clients are magnetized to me. PCA helped me discover how to build my coaching business while following my own journey and staying true to myself. Knowing this completed melted my stress away. I already have an art and meditation program in operation. All I needed to do was enhance what I already do! PCA not only helped me simplify my target audiences, it has helped me enhance my business like never before. I now will be able to offer individualized consultations to all my cliental. I will provide life coaching through art and creativity with a goal of teaching people how to melt away stress and anxiety. My business’s future is a lot more directed and simplified now.”
—Janay Moreland, Color Healing Coach 

Anne Crook“I was able to shift into a mindset of becoming a real ‘magnet’ for my clients.”

“Laurel led us through a process where I was able to shift into a mindset of becoming a real ‘magnet’ for my clients that creates real results!  Her delivery was easy to follow, as she guided us through practical steps for creating a thriving business with ease and authenticity.  Infused with our unique personality.  I am confident with this kind of support that I can magnetize my niche market, have fun along the way, and create a thriving holistic practice!”
—Anne Crook, Health Coach

Marie McKinney Oates“Now I have the confidence I need to grow my business.”

“Laurel has been an extremely valuable resource for me as I build my coaching business. I am easily overwhelmed with all of the ways to market myself, and she is amazing at helping me focus and utilize my strengths so that I get the most out of my time and resources. Using her strategic approach to marketing has given me the confidence to take some big risks with my business that have paid off many times over!”
—Marie McKinney-Oates, Marriage Coach

“As each session ends I am leaving with the desire to TAKE ACTION!”

“Laurel’s training for coaches is top of the line. As each session ends I am leaving with the desire to TAKE ACTION! It’s inspiring and revealing to be with like-minded coaches where I know I’m not the only one feeling lost or struggling to grow my business. Laurel’s training leaves coaches like me feeling confident. She has her own personal experience of being in the trenches and connections with other teachers and speakers who also carry great wisdom in the area of business and marketing and is open to share it all with us. She for sure is someone you would want on your team!”
—Natasha Greer, Life Coach

“The information was delivered in a simple and non-intimidating way.”

“I absolutely loved ProCoach Academy! The information was delivered in a simple and non-intimidating way. As a brand new coach I needed the reassurance that getting paying clients is possible and surprisingly enjoyable when you know exactly what to do.”
—Joslyn Hopkins, Wellness Coach

Kemi Sorinmade“I took her advice and ramped up my face to face interactions; which instantly resulted in a strong lead.”

“I attended Laurel’s training on ‘How to Land Your First 10 Clients’ and what she taught was different from what you would normally hear everyone teaching. She talked about all the things we do to get clients that do not work and brought us back to the basics. She gave practical advice on how to put the principles she taught into place. I took her advice and ramped up my face to face interactions; which instantly resulted in a strong lead.”
—Kemi Sorinmade, Leadership Development Coach

“I’ve grown from a handful of customers to over 100 in a matter of a few short months.”

“I started working with Laurel after years of juggling multiple ‘side businesses’ constantly over the years and never having any one venture ‘break through’ to a significant point.  Laurel helped me think through and identify my strengths, weaknesses, and goals and realize that I had the skills and experience to be successful but was spreading my very limited “moonlight” time across way too many ideas – I was bringing the ball forward 8 yards in 10 different games instead of getting to the end zone in just one game!
‘But how do I know which idea to focus on??’ Laurel helped me define and go through a thoughtful process that matched my mindset of how I make decisions to evaluate each opportunity, talk to potential customers, and get down to that one idea to focus on.  Since focusing on one idea I’ve grown from a handful of customers to over 100 in a matter of a few short months.  I haven’t reached all my goals yet but I am making great strides and I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to keep working with Laurel to help me get to the next level.
I would highly recommend Laurel for any (aspiring) entrepreneur who is feeling ‘stuck’ and unsure of how to get to the next level with their idea or business.  She is thoughtful, smart, asks the right questions and isn’t afraid to provide that super valuable tough feedback.”
—Dan Marques

“Every single minute of Laurel’s training was worth it!”

“When I saw an email about Laurel’s upcoming training for “How to Land Your First 10 Clients,” she caught my attention, Lord knows I needed clients!  I made every way possible to fit this training into my schedule. And lets just say, every single minute of Laurel’s training was worth it!  She’s God sent. And if you’re concerned about attending training that lacks in actually teaching how to  get clients or build your business-No worries here at all, you WILL learn how to build your client base or business. Thanks again Laurel, truly one of the most legit marketing coaches around.”
—LaPorsha Hall

“Before working with Laurel, I was completely lost.”

“Before working with Laurel, I was completely lost. I knew that my own business was the only thing that I would truly enjoy, but I had no idea how to pick a business and go for it. Laurel helped me put everything into perspective and just how tackle each hurdle one piece at a time. I would absolutely recommend Laurel because it’s obvious that she truly cares about the success of others.”
—David Ezell, Career Coach

Jennifer Schmid“It would have saved me a lot of wasted time and energy in the past to have a structured strategy in place like you provide here.”

“Thank you so much for creating the GO PRO tool and making it available for free. Wow, what a great tool! I wish I had done the exercises sooner. It was a serious reality check. I have been in guerrilla warfare marketing mode for months. Bombs everywhere that never hit their actual target. It has exhausted me, stressed me out, and lowered my confidence because I felt like such a marketing loser. It would have saved me a lot of wasted time and energy to have a more structured and focused marketing calendar and strategy in place like you provide here. Thank you!!”
—Jennifer Schmid, Wellness Practitioner

Ken Okel“Laurel spells out a simple process that will save you time, tension, and money.”

“Simply put, Laurel Staples ‘gets it.’ She understands what it’s like to be an emerging entrepreneur and have a ton of decisions to make and not a lot of experience. In ‘How to Land Your First 10 Clients,’ Laurel spells out a simple process that will save you time, tension, and money. With Laurel, your potential will burn bright, without risk of you burning out.
—Ken Okel, Leadership Coach & Speaker

Steven Guise“I got more than a 50% increase in daily email subscribers.”

“Laurel advised me to make changes to my home page that resulted in more than a 50% increase in daily email subscribers, many of whom have become customers. She’s sharp, has a great sense of business psychology, and knows what will move the meter and get results. Her fun personality is just a bonus!”
—Stephen Guise, Bestselling Author

“I gained a clear understanding of the ways a coach’s confidence can be raised and enhanced.”

Laurel’s session on confidence was extremely helpful. Her conversation with Dez Stephens was engaging and I gained a clear understanding of the ways a coach’s confidence can be raised and enhanced. Laurel asked all the right questions. She has an obvious heart for teaching, encouraging, and supporting coaches.”
—Gina Manskar, Holistic Life Coach 

Jeff Steinmann“Laurel is a master at marketing and knows what works.”

“Laurel is not your typical, ‘I quit my job last week, now I’m a coach.’ that is all too common today. She has started multiple businesses for herself and her clients. She helps them get unstuck because she is a master at marketing and knows what works. If you want an approachable coach with the deep business mastery that will move your business forward, Laurel is your coach.”
—Jeff Steinmann, Lifestyle Coach

Lisa Mallis“Real advice for real coaches!”

“When you talk to Laurel, you know she’s the real deal. She’s speaks from personal experiences and successes – not just theories she’s read or heard.  Real advice for real coaches! If you want to work with somebody who’s been where you are and can help you to move forward, you want Laurel.”
—Lisa Mallis, Productivity Coach

Nick Loper“Cut through the clutter and hype…”

“Laurel is awesome. As a coach and mentor, she helps cut through the clutter and hype so you can focus on your unique position in the market and how to fully take advantage of it. I always walk away with a new perspective on a problem, a new angle to try, or a new way to frame my message.”
—Nick Loper, Business Coach

Farnoosh Brock“Laurel is both genuine and savvy in business.”

“I first heard Laurel on an interview where she was sharing her story of going from corporate to self-employed and I loved her sincerity, sense of humor and practical approach to how she made it happen and I felt compelled to connect with her. Since then, I’ve followed her work and especially her blog, and trust her to be someone who is both genuine and savvy in business. I fully endorse Laurel as a coach and a mentor to all who seek the path she has taken in business and building her dream life around it.”
—Farnoosh Brock, Business & Career Coach

Jim Woods“Laurel is a fantastic coach.”

“Laurel is a fantastic coach. I’ve worked with and learned from many other coaches—as a coach myself—but Laurel definitely stands out above the rest. She’s a fantastic listener, great encourager and has great business sense. If you are looking for a great business coach, go with Laurel!”
—Jim Woods, Writing Coach

Tony Robinson“Laurel’s just really good at pulling out the right answers.”

“Laurel has a really unusual ability for asking penetrating questions, and adding clarity to otherwise convoluted conversations. When the group is brainstorming or going off on tangents, she’s always the one who refocuses the conversation and makes us think a little harder. She’s just really good at pulling out the right answers.”
—Tony Robinson

Beka Stanfield“I highly recommend Laurel to anyone looking to take their business to the next level.”

“I really enjoyed Laurel’s workshop. She has a great presence and is very passionate about helping coaches improve their business skills. She gave us a handout full of great questions to help us narrow down our ideal clients. I will be using this as a guide to help me further my health coaching business. I highly recommend Laurel to anyone looking to take their business to the next level.”
—Beka Stanfield, Health Coach