Women’s Success Coach, Dr. Irene Lebedies owner of Confidence Point Coaching LLC and author of “So What Am I Supposed to Do Now: When Life Gives You Lemons and They Refuse to Turn into Lemonade” is all about balance, clarity and self-confidence, and finding joy in life.
Irene specializes in bringing out the best in her clients. Her extensive work with schools, leadership trainings, workshops, community outreach seminars, and guest presentations give Irene an excellent background for coaching.
Irene is a mother of four children, lives in Gilbert, AZ, and has plenty of insights to share, so let’s see what she had to say during the Pro Business Insights Interview.
PBI: What’s your official business name and when did you get started?
IRENE: Confidence Point Coaching, LLC. This LLC was formed in May 2012, although I had done coaching part-time till then for 4 years.
PBI: Why did you decide to go down the road of self-employment?
IRENE: When I was working for someone else, there was no spirit of camaraderie – I did not feel like a part of the organization – or gratitude – no matter how hard I worked, no one seemed to notice. Self-employment has been a lot more work – my typical work day is 10-11 hours – but I feel accomplished, free to do my best, and free to accomplish what I want.
PBI: How did you actually get started? Did you start full-time, part-time or build up to it while working a full-time job to tide you over?
IRENE: I started working as a coach part-time. I had full-time job that paid the bills, and my coaching was almost a hobby. This way I got a lot of practice in coaching, and these extra hours have made me an excellent coach.
PBI: How have things developed since business day one? Have you diversified, or have your services remained the same?
IRENE: I am still offering coaching. If anything, my coaching focus has changed from:
a) coaching anyone to…
b) coaching parents to…
c) coaching women.
It has been an organic development, and thus has worked well for me.
PBI: What area of your business would you like to see improve within the next 6 months and why?
IRENE: In order to increase the number of clients I coach, I would like to see improvement in my marketing skills.
PBI: How are you improving on that area?
IRENE: 1. I am studying marketing strategies on my own; especially for coaches.
IRENE: 2. I have hired someone to make my name and business name “findable” on Google and other search engines. I am building my credibility through these endeavors.
PBI: What’s your best tip for someone considering starting a business in your industry?
IRENE: Be authentic. Be you. That is the only thing that makes you noticeable.
PBI: What’s the most popular misconception that prospective clients have about your industry and what’s the correct answer?
IRENE: The most popular misconception is that I am a therapist – which I am not. Therapists assist their patients to find out “why” they feel the way they do, coaches partner with their clients to create a new future.
PBI: Who is your ideal client?
IRENE: A woman, 25 and over, emotionally intelligent, committed to improving herself, God-oriented, actively seeking better results, wanting higher performance.
PBI: If you had a chance to say one thing to a brand new client, before they met you in person, what would it be?
IRENE: If you want to find joy and confidence in life, no matter what the hell happens, call me!
PBI: Thank you for a very informative interview Irene.
If you’d like to find out more about Irene and Confidence Point Coaching you should visit: http://www.Confidencepoint.
Confidence Point Coaching