The Lydia Project: Coaching For Entrepreneurs

In a nutshell: I help entrepreneurs start or expand businesses so that they can realize their business goals.

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

The Bible tells us Lydia was a seller of Purple. She was a businesswoman and likely an entrepreneur. Through The Lydia Project, I am happy to provide coaching for entrepreneurs.The focus of this coaching is to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of owning a business. I will work with the entrepreneur to coach them to clarify the business vision and mission, determine the best setup and form for the business, and assemble the team needed to help the entrepreneur run the business. The goal setting and action planning will equip the entrepreneur to determine the optimal course of action to launch the business.

Logical progression of this coaching includes keeping the new business owner on task to achieve business goals to support the success of the business. Coaching is no guarantee of business success, since many factors effect success. What coaching will do is help clarify what the goals are, and help the entrepreneur get unstuck and moving toward those goals.

There are 5 modules to the Entrepreneur Coaching Program are:

Module I – Clarification of Business Vision/Mission (Initial planning/Defining the goal)

In this module, you will develop your business mission statement, determine the form your business should take, plan how you will provide the service or product to the market and determine you initial resource requirements and support team needs.

Module 2 – Writing the Business Plan

In this module you will write your 8 element business plan. A business plan is important when seeking funding sources, and provides the basic plan for launching and building your business as well as identifying and mitigating risks.

Module 3 – Business Execution and Scaling Planning

Many businesses fail because they are poorly executed, or when it is time to scale up, they are ill-prepared. This module will help you plan the best mode of launching your business, and your initial expansion plan. You will determine if you have met the funding and resource requirements to launch your business, and evaluate your overall readiness for launch.

Module 4 – Business Launch Review & Initial Business Results Review Planning

This module will help you develop objectives for reviewing your business launch to determine if there are issues and a need for a course correction. If you have already launched, we will coach you to create action plans to address needs and issues. Exit strategies will be discussed and the criteria for exiting the business, if necessary, will be coached.

Module 5 – Good Governance and Strategic Planning

No business can be successful in the long run without good governance and/or strategic planning. In this module we will discuss whether your business mission statement, marketing, sales, and operations, are meeting your strategic goals. We will also discuss planning the near, mid term, and long term goals, along with defining what constitutes success. Are you a non-profit organization? Do you have or need a governing board of directors? We can examine attracting board members to provide governance, or review resources to ensure you are utilizing your current board in an optimal fashion.

No matter what kind of business you are starting, or are looking to improve, I can help you create and clarify your goals, and craft a personalized coaching program that suits your specific needs.

Schedule an Initial Consultation

You can schedule an initial consultation by clicking on APPOINTMENTS above then BOOK NOW and scheduling a phone call to discuss your business and whether entrepreneur coaching is right for you.

Find Your Purpose. Reach Your Goals. Walk In Victory!

Blessings and Favor,

Michelle Olivia Smith