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Coach Club

Your private, small mastermind group with fellow coaches.

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Hey Coach,

You help clients every day (not to mention your friends and family who seek your counsel on the side.)

You probably even have an audience who consider you their trusted adviser and value your insights.

But who do you turn to for advice and support?

Meet your small, private mastermind group.

Just you + 4 fellow coaches.

Each of you runs an established coaching business.

Each of you knows what it’s like (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

And each of you can benefit from a place to connect with other brilliant, like-hearted people.

Your mastermind is a small, private support group where you can:

And together, you and your fellow group members can flourish as professional coaches and business owners.

Ready to reserve your spot in the queue for our next openings? Submit your application now.

Coach Club is different.

Coach Club is the first of its kind for professional coaches.

It’s built on the idea that the smaller your core group is, the more open, honest, and helpful the exchange of ideas and feedback will be.

We built Coach Club to be the easiest, most effective way for professional coaches to form high-value small mastermind groups – strengthening your support system and network along the way.

How it works:

  1. Submit your application.
  2. We’ll carefully review your application to find the best coaches to match you up with.
  3. We’ll introduce you to your fellow mastermind group buddies.
  4. We’ll set you up with a private space for asynchronous messaging with your group.
  5. You’ll gain access to all the other perks of being a Coach Club member.
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End-of-Year Openings

Apply for one of the final spots this year! Applications close on December 31st, 2022.

Apply Now

How to get the most from your (Coach Club) mastermind group

We pulled our inspiration for Coach Club from our collective experience participating in powerful mastermind groups and communities, small and large.

We know a thing or two about what truly makes a group game-changing for its members.

Here are three essential tips to get the most from your mastermind:

Tip #1

Show up — asynchronously.

We’ll set you up with a space where your group can post messages using your camera, microphone, and/or text. It’s all threaded in one ongoing conversation where you can post at whatever time works best for you—wherever in the world you are.

But just because Coach Club is async-first, it doesn’t mean you should ghost your group mates. They depend on you to listen and contribute at least once per week.

If you want them to be there for you – be there for them.

Tip #2

Be honest and constructive.

The more honest, open, and vulnerable you can be, the more helpful your group mates can be.

This is why we keep your group size limited to just you and four fellow coaches you can trust.

Remember, sharing goes both ways.

Be there to listen. And offer genuine advice.

Don’t hold back on real, honest critiques. And always frame your feedback in a constructive, helpful, and respectful manner.

Tip #3

Confidentiality.

What’s discussed in your mastermind group stays in your mastermind group.

Enough said.

The Coach Club Community

Your mastermind group is the center of your experience in Coach Club. First and foremost, we’re here to facilitate that.

In addition, you’ll benefit from the larger Coach Club Community. This is the “town square” where all members from all of the mastermind groups come together to meet and grow.

Coach Club takes a different approach from other communities you might have tried, giving members these unique perks:

Member-led Workshops

Has a particular strategy worked well for you? Share it with the community!

We’ll facilitate a short, recorded workshop for you to share what’s working wonders for you. As a member, you get access to the archive of past member workshops.

Private Community

A private space to chat it up with all the coaches in Coach Club. No self-promotion!

Only quality, constructive chats about what it’s (really) like to run and grow your coaching business. (OK, photos of your pets are allowed too 🐾).

Get Featured

We routinely look to Coach Club members as the subjects for public profile stories and how they’ve started and grown their coaching business.

By first getting to know you in Coach Club, our editor can learn what makes you — you.

And what our wider audience would find interesting about you and your story.

Coach Club is for you if...

You’re a professional coach (or transitioning to be one), and you're looking for others who on a similar journey to improving and growing as a coach.

If you look forward to:

Then we’d love for you to apply.

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End-of-Year Openings

Apply for one of the final spots this year! Applications close on December 31st, 2022.

Apply Now

Who's Behind Coach Club?

Coach Club was created by the creative crew over at ZipMessage (the tool loved by coaches for asynchronous messaging with clients).

Who, specifically, is running Coach Club?

We're glad you asked!

Brian Casel
Brian Casel
Founder & Product Designer @ ZipMessage

“Before moving into designing software products, I spent years as a consultant and coached other consultants on productized services.

Small mastermind groups have been my ‘cheat code’ for making continual progress in my career as a business owner.”

Claire Emerson
Claire Emerson
Marketing Coordinator @ ZipMessage

“Having spent years as a coach and creative marketing consultant, I much prefer the closeness of a small mastermind group to a large noisy community.

The deep conversations and real relationships I've found in small groups have had a massive impact on my (and others') mindset and progress.”

FAQ

Does my business classify as a “coaching” business?

If clients pay you to help them in any of these formats (or similar), then you're a great fit for Coach Club:

  • 1-to-1 coaching engagements
  • Group coaching
  • Courses & training with direct interaction with students
  • Coaching team members within an organization
  • Advising and consulting engagements

How much does it cost?

Coach Club is currently 100% free.

In the future, we expect to begin charging a low-cost application fee to help cover the costs of managing a high-quality community and mastermind service.

Coach Club is a product by the team at ZipMessage. It started as an idea to help bring our best users (coaches!) — and folks like them — together in a way that benefits everyone.

And no, you don't need to be a customer of ZipMessage to join Coach Club (but we hope you'd give it a try! 😉).

Are you currently accepting new members?

There are multiple open application periods throughout the year. This is when we actively accept new members and match them up with new mastermind groups. We'll announce the upcoming new-member period here on this website and in our newsletter.

That said — you can submit your application anytime! If we're not currently taking new members, you will be added to the waiting list for our next round (which should happen within the next 3 months).

Will my application be accepted?

If you answer all of the questions in the application, and you do some form of coaching, then we expect to welcome you into Coach Club!

Whether you're an experienced coach with years of client relationships under your belt, or you're just starting up your new coaching practice, we'll find a spot that's right for you in Coach Club.

How will you match me up with the right mastermind group for me?

Using the answers you submit in your application form, we'll do our best match you up with approx 4 other members using a mix of the following criteria. Note: In some areas we look for similar traits, wheras others we look for complimentary traits.

  • Your experience level as a coach (years in business, business size, etc.)
  • Coaching type (business, life, health, music, executive, etc.)
  • Your location. Coach Club is async-first so it isn't a problem if your group-mates are a few timezones apart, but we'll try and at least match you in the same hemisphere!
  • Interest or focus area(s). For the most part, conversations cover "all the things", but if we notice patterns in specific interests, we'll do our best to match you up!

Not happy with your group placement? No problem! We're here to help re-match you, if necessary.

Can I bring a friend or colleague into my mastermind group?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it.

The best way is for both of you to apply around the same time, and mention on your application the other person's name to request you be matched together.

Already in a Coach Club mastermind group and you'd like to invite someone new? That's great too! First, run it by your current group-mates, to confirm you're all OK with bringing in new member. Then introduce the person to us, and we'll formally onboard them to Coach Club and into your group.

Which platform will be used for communicating in Coach Club?

We'll provide your group with a private ZipMessage page. That's the ongoing thread where everyone in your group can post messages asynchronously using video, audio, and/or text.

If your group wants to hold live calls using Zoom (or similar), that's totally fine too! We'll integrate it with your group's ZipMessage thread so that recordings are posted along with async messages in-between meetings.

In addition, all members from all groups get access to the community Slack. This is where community events, like member-led mini-workshops and other general chats and Q&A happen.

I have other questions...

Shoot us an email and we'll answer any questions you have! Or better yet, apply for Coach Club and include your questions in your application.

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End-of-Year Openings

Apply for one of the final spots this year! Applications close on December 31st, 2022.

Apply Now

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