Grow Yourself Coaching Resources

Welcome to the Grow Yourself Coaching free resource library! Here you’ll find recommended books, business tools, checklists, and other resources to help you create your own version of health and happiness. Be sure to check back often, as this page will be updated regularly.

A note about money (and my affiliate disclosure):  You’re either in business, or you have a(n expensive) hobby.  While I do actually work with paying clients, I believe in creating multiple streams, as reflected in the affiliate links below. Having multiple income streams sets you up for both time and financial freedom. You may want to go on vacation, you may have a family emergency, or may not feel like working with clients for any reason. None of this should stop your cash flow.

A truly successful business is one that can run without you, so I invite you to consider that when you share a resource that you can potentially make money from, do so. And you can pay this forward by inviting your friends and colleagues to share their affiliate links with you.  This way, we all win!

I want to hear from you! If you find any of this helpful, let me know by leaving a comment below, sharing in the Grow Yourself Coaching Linkedin group, or tagging me in what you’re up to on Twitter and Instagram with any of these hashtags: #GrowYourselfCoaching #IINHealthCoach

Be sure to check out my podcast, Grow Yourself, Grow Your Health Coaching Practice, where I share my perspectives and best practices in using your own journey of healing and personal growth to create a successful health coaching practice.

Recommended Reading

Get Clients 101

The Prosperous Coach

Quantum Coaching Questions

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Fire Starter Sessions

Business Tools

I use the following to keep myself organized and to help grow my business.

G Suite — I use private label G Suite (my own domain) for Gmail, Google Drive, etc.  I really love Google Drive because I can work anywhere, without and without my personal laptop, and sometimes, even without WiFi.  You can even download Google Drive to your personal computer, where you can upload your work to the cloud and sync for use when you’re in the field.

Blubrry — this is my podcast host. After I downloaded the plugin, I set up everything within WordPress, including syndication to Stitcher, iTunes, Google Play, and Tunein. All of my podcasts are uploaded straight from the blog post. So far, everything’s working well. You’ll get a trial month free through this link.

Vimeo — Vimeo is a video hosting platform like YouTube, but it’s ad and noise-free, meaning, you won’t be bombarded with irrelevant ads or “related videos” in the sidebar that aren’t yours.  Think of YouTube for visibility and marketing, and Vimeo for your premium (paid) content.

MailChimp — the free version can help you get your mailing list up and running.

Additional Income Streams

If you want to help your clients make better food and lifestyle choices without having to create a product, service, or program from scratch, check out these brands. They offer generous commissions and are a great way to build your business without having to invest in done-for-you programs. In fact, you can create your own evergreen programs around these products. I share how to do this in my Grow Your Community: Social Marketing for Health Coaches program.

Note: Consider purchasing and using the offers from these brands before joining their affiliate programs, as using your personal experience is one of the best ways to get others on board.

Sparked! — I was introduced to this game by a woman who uses the game as a social networking tool to bring women of all backgrounds together for fun and community. I love playing so much that I now use it as my main marketing and networking tool in my business. I’ve created a Sparked Community page to help people find games in their area as well as for anyone who buys a game through my referral link and hosts games publicly.

Thrive Market — Order groceries online and have them delivered to your door. Organic, GMO-free, and special diets such as Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and more are available here. You make a commission from every membership sold. Thrive lets you share their content with your referral links, including deep linking, which is great if you post recipes or want to highlight specific products. 

PlateJoy — PlateJoy’s meal planning app supports several customizable dietary preferences and eating habits, perfect for the “no one size fits all” approach we take to helping people make better food choices. There’s a free trial period and some areas are eligible for grocery delivery with partnering stores and companies.

HoopYogini — I love movement that doesn’t look like exercise, and hula hooping offers a full body workout that’s fun and can take place almost anywhere. HoopYogini combines mindfulness and yoga, making it much more than just a fitness routine.

Plan to Eat — If you save your favorite recipes to Pinterest, you’re going to love Plan to Eat! Plan to eat lets you plug in your own recipes as well as recipes you collect online for easy organizing and planning from your browser or the app. You can share recipes with other members and create shareable recipe calendars and grocery shopping lists.  You can make money by inviting your clients to sign up for the service. 

Blendtec — I use my Blendtec to make my own nondairy milks, flours, smoothies, soups, whole food juices, and more. It’s easy to use and clean, and a lot of great recipes can be made in 15 minutes or less.  

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