How to Grow Your Coaching or Therapy Business Every Day

You’ve found your calling as a therapist or coach and are keen to start impacting people’s lives, helping them achieve their goals. But to thrive in this field, you must begin growing your business to reach a wider audience and ensure a steady flow of ideal clients.

In this post, I’ll focus on the tasks you can do every day in the critical areas of marketing and promotion, learning new skills, researching your market, and organization. I’ll guide you to take small steps that will build momentum and develop the essential skills that will set you up for long-term success. So let’s start building your coaching or therapy business today!


Marketing and Promotion

You must be visible to your target market to build relationships and engage them, so your marketing and promotion tasks are going to be a high-priority. Here are the key areas:

Social Media Marketing

Spend time every day on the platforms your target market uses. Don’t try to be on every platform just the ones where your ideal client spends their time. You should:

Bullet PointPost content
Bullet PointEmploy tactics to grow your audience
Bullet PointInteract with your fans and followers
Bullet PointRun ads to promote your business.

Preparing content in bulk and scheduling it using a social media management tool will save you a lot of time.

Email Marketing

Email marketing tasks include checking analytics, creating content, and replying to messages from subscribers. You might also spend some time on strategy.

Content Creation

Your business needs a constant flow of new content that helps your clients with their problems. Content is essential for SEO, engaging your audience, and lead generation. You should create and publish blog posts, videos, podcasts, social media content, and resources you can give your clients.


You can greatly benefit from meeting other coaches, therapists and people in your industry. Get into a pattern of looking for opportunities to network, join events, and follow up with new contacts. Any relationship might result in bringing business or referrals.


Gather testimonials from past and current clients to use in your marketing. Ask them to comment on how your coaching or therapy has helped them. Post these on your website and social media profiles.

How to Grow Your Coaching or Therapy Business Every Day

Learn Something New

To be an impactful coach or therapist you need a wide array of talents. There’s no better time than right now to start learning skills that can help you later.

Communication Skills

Improve your communication skills to build rapport with clients, set expectations, and help them achieve their goals.

One of the most essential skills for a coach or therapist is active listening. This is a technique where you are fully engaged in listening to the client and can repeat back what they have said in your own words to reinforce and clarify. This will help you to understand and empathize with your client’s feelings.

Time Management

As a busy therapist or coach, you’ll be juggling multiple clients. You’ll have prep work, follow-ups, and other tasks between sessions. Therefore, it’s crucial to manage your time well. This is something you should learn now before your schedule fills up.

A good time management technique you can use is time blocking. This means setting aside a specific block of time for each activity or task. It allows you to control your day and the amount of time you spend on each. For example, time blocks might include:

Bullet PointSessions
Bullet PointAdministrative tasks
Bullet PointPrep time
Bullet PointMarketing activities
Bullet PointSelf-care activities
Bullet PointPersonal development tasks

Goal Setting and Planning

Effective goal setting is important for growing your coaching or therapy business and helping clients. Set your own personal and professional SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound – and break them into sub-goals and tasks. Then, monitor progress each day.

Financial Management

Most coaches and therapists work for themselves, which means managing their own finances. As your business grows, you’ll need to stay on top of your finances and understand basic financial concepts like profit & loss and cash flow.

Tech Skills

Tech tools are increasingly used in business, like video conferencing, project management tools, CRMs, note-taking tools. One task you can add to your daily to-do list is to try out new tech tools. When it comes time to use them with a client, you’ll have a variety to offer that you’re already an expert at using.


Research Your Local Therapy or Coaching Market

Each day, spend some time learning about the market and your place in it. The insights you gain through research can help you find ways to grow your business, methods for engaging your target audience, and areas you can improve.

Your Target Market

Research your target market. Find out problems, pain points, topics they like to discuss, and questions they ask. Use this feedback to improve your marketing, content, and services.

Your Niche and Industry

You can never know too much about your niche and industry. Read trade journals and popular blogs to see what trends are happening now. Find reliable sources of industry info you can subscribe to and read regularly.

Competitive Analysis

Research your competitors or others offering similar services and see their packages and pricing. Look at reviews and social media comments to see what past clients say about them. Identify their niche and how they specialize or separate themselves from others. Check out their content and the topics they cover.

Packaging and Pricing

Research the pricing models and packaging options other coaches in your niche offer. You can use this information to create your own packages.


Keeping Your Daily Tasks Organized and Prioritized

Managing tasks is essential for growing your coaching or therapy business. One way to stay organized and focused is to create a to-do list and prioritize. This helps you manage multiple tasks throughout the day and ensure everything gets done.

We each have our own way of organizing to-do lists, but here are some tips that will help.

Start with a Brain Dump

The best way to get started is to dump everything into a list. Don’t try to prioritize yet. Just get everything down and include small tasks you’ll finish within the day and large projects you need to progress on.

Set Priorities

Prioritize your tasks in order of importance. There are several ways you can do this. One is to imagine you can only complete one item today. What would that one item be? Put that at the top and then ask yourself again about the remaining tasks.

Be Flexible

Your priorities might change, so be flexible. You might move small tasks that can be completed quickly further up the list to get them done. For example, you might have an email to write that will take a few minutes. Or, you might have shifting deadlines or an emergency that necessitates immediate attention.

Use a Task Management Tool

Many coaches use software programs like Trello, Asana, or Todoist to manage their to-do lists. They offer additional features like time management, progress tracking, and collaboration tools. I use Asana and find it invaluable to keep me on track.

Focus on One Task at a Time

Multitasking seems like an efficient way to get things done, but it robs you of your focus. Instead, do one thing at a time and manage time effectively to get to each task.

Schedule Breaks

Ensure your to-do list includes breaks to allow you to refocus and recharge.

It takes time to grow your coaching or therapy business. Make sure you build your systems, market your business, and learn new skills each day. All of this will pay off later when your schedule is full of client sessions.


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