Coaching Academy FAQ

 

The StartUp Creative Coaching Academy takes the creme de la creme of young and inspired talent and actively develops their ideas into robust business propositions. Similarly, it fosters the work of those who have successfully launched businesses but who could benefit from additional support to see it reach its potential. The Academy is a distilled and deliberate intensive that fosters the concepts and businesses of only a small handful of the most ambitious, positive and talented dreamers.

I am Kaylene Langford, founder and managing director of StartUp Creative, and I am privileged to coach, encourage, guide and develop these young people and their business ideas into successful realities.

This is my passion - working with you to help make your passion your career!

What’s included?

We’ve got all your needs covered with the following:

  • 2 X 75 MINUTE BUSINESS COACHING SESSIONS PER MONTH (1:1 WITH ME, KAYLENE LANGFORD. VIA SKYPE, PHONE OR IN-PERSON)
  • MONTHLY COACHING ACADEMY COMMUNITY GROUP CALL - GOOGLE HANGOUT

  • ONGOING EMAIL COACHING SUPPORT

  • EXCLUSIVE FEATURE IN STARTUP CREATIVE MAGAZINE ‘COACHING ACADEMY’ SECTION*

  • EMAIL INTROS TO RELEVANT STARTUP CREATIVE NETWORKS

  • DISCOUNTED RATES WITH PREFERRED PROVIDERS: GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, COPYWRITERS, ACCOUNTANTS & FINANCIAL PLANNERS

  • ACCESS TO RELEVANT RESOURCES & INFORMATION TO GIVE YOUR BUSINESS RAPID GROWTH

  • BONUS HARD COPY OF 'THINK & GROW RICH' - MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOK - MAILED TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

So how does it work?


  Applications open Sunday 1st November 2015 and close on 15th November 2015 30 Nov?
  All applicants will be considered - if you’ve applied, you’ll receive the due respect of being noted.
  Seven applicants will be contacted and offered a position in the academy.
  If you choose to accept your offer, you will be given two weeks to make a deposit of 50% and return your contract to secure your spot. Failure to do so could result in your spot being given to someone else.
  The remainder of the payment will be due at the commencement of the academy in January 2016.
  You will receive ongoing support for you and your business for three months. (insert specific dates?)

When does it start?

You will receive your intake form once you have accepted your position in the academy. On the 1st of January the academy will begin and you will receive your welcome email and instructions.

The first group coaching session will be hosted on the 19th of January 2016 with a group coaching call. One-on-one coaching will commence on the 20th January 2016.

How long does it go for?

Your coaching support with StartUp Creative will be offered for 3 months: 1st January - 31st March 2016. StartUp Creative will connect you with other participants in the academy over various platforms and channels and you are welcome (and encouraged!) to continue your connection with each other beyond the program. You will also be offered networks and introductions to relevant business owners and mentors depending on your specific needs. These relationships will be up to you to establish and connect with, and you will absolutely have an opportunity to maintain these relationships beyond the academy.

When will I be notified if I made the academy?

Academy offers will be emailed by close of business on the 17th November 2015. (too early, i think december)

What if I don't make the academy?

You are welcome to apply in the next intake of coaching academy or join the StartUp Creative Community through our online course, events or workshops. Click here for details.

How is coaching delivered?

Coaching will be delivered via Skype and Google Hangout. If you are on or around the Gold Coast you have the opportunity to request your coaching to be conducted in person.

What’s my investment?

The Academy totals $1799 for 3 months of intensive business support. This is an investment that bridges the gap between your great idea, and your great idea forming legs to actually walk and run as you secure results and chase your dream.

What payment options are there?

50% upon acceptance to secure your spot due on or before the due date
50% upon commencement of the course

If you require a payment plan option, this can be discussed with the team and an arrangement can be made to help you finance the opportunity.

What kind of topics will you cover in coaching?

You’re not here to muck around, and I most certainly am not either. We will be tackling all the tricky, sticky elements of setting up and managing a business. You’ll naturally breeze through some while finding other aspects challenging. However, all aspects of a business are integral to its success. We will cover:

Marketing
Social Media
Qualities of an entrepreneur
Pitching
Networking
Personal health and wellbeing
Business plans
Business models
Goal Setting
Measuring targets and success
Setting up systems
Business administration
Collaborations
Short and long term planning
Cost analysis
Insurances
Taxes
Management
Outsourcing
Client engagement
Time management

What outcomes should I expect?

With continued commitment and hard work, by the end of the coaching academy we will aim to have your business in excellent shape. You and I will spend our one-on-one time building a strong foundation to grow your business and business profits. While you shouldn’t depend on anyone to make these changes for you, I am excited to work with you to help you decide the best direction to take in order to make your business profitable and sustainable.

So expect fresh ideas, a distilled direction and a business with more shapely legs. Consider this your business boot camp!

Do I get a guarantee that coaching will help my business?

Everyone is different and life and business takes unexpected turns that we can not foresee that at times can influence our businesses. We guarantee to work tirelessly for you and your business to help you achieve the success you are after. In order for you to get the most of the coaching academy you are required to participate fully and fairly in the program for our guarantee to remain valid. StartUp Creative takes no responsibility for the success of your business, but we are surely here to see it thrive and smash it!

Do I need a business plan first?

No way! In fact, I’m not a big fan of them - they are typically uninspiring and often filled with useless information and buzzword jargon. If you can sit down with me and verbalise to me what you want to do, then that is all you need to get going. No need to complicate things!

Can I bring my business partner?

Yes! If you're working in a team, that’s perfect. Please make note of this in your application and we will send you pricing for team coaching and participation.

Can I get a refund if I don’t like it?

We don’t offer refunds, however we are committed and willing to work with you through thick and thin to help you to reach the goals you are aiming to achieve. If coaching isn't working for you, please let us know how we can best improve the service for you. Successful coaching relationships are dependant on good communication between both parties.