Do you know exactly what would help your ideal client? Can you structure, package, and sell pieces of your wisdom and advice into a product that you know would help your clients outside of the therapy room? Do you want to create a streamlined course for your client?
In this podcast episode, LaToya Smith speaks about creating a coaching program for your target audience with Sharon M. Wegman.
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Meet Sharon M. Wegman
Sharon M. Wegman, MA, NCP, LPC has been a professional counselor for over 28 years. She runs a group practice in southeastern Pennsylvania named Wellsprings Solutions.
Sharon is faith-based in her understanding of the brain-body-spirit connection and to that end counsels from that understanding. Sharon has also built a video training program for people in ministry who desire to be empowered to understand trauma and its effects on the people they minister to in the community. The training program is titled The Trauma-Informed Ministry. Visit The Trauma-Informed Pastor and Wellsprings Solutions.
In This Podcast
- How Sharon created her dream coaching program
- Offer support beyond the course
- Creating the course content
How Sharon created her dream coaching program
Sharon was inspired and felt moved to help the pastors in her community.
The first thing I did was I sent letters to all the pastors in the area saying, “Hey, this is what we could help you with. There’s a lot of parenting problems right now, there’s a lot of anxiety problems right now, we could come in and we would be willing to run a program that could help you using your knowledge.” (Sharon Wegman)
A few pastors reached out to her for help with getting programs, but it wasn’t a huge response, so Sharon decided to try another approach. Sharon sought out a local consultant to specifically learn about how therapists can build a coaching program. She had a natural love of the pastors in her community because she understood a large part of their world, so she knew how she could help them.
I feel like pastors that knew me trusted me and were able to take it and feel like, “This is really good, everyone should take this” … Now it’s a little harder if you don’t know people, which is why I work a lot on trying to connect with the audience on my Facebook page and my Instagram because if a person gets to know you, they pursue you. (Sharon Wegman)
Offer support beyond the course
Once your audience has gone through the course, be sure to offer them additional support to allow them the chance to ask you questions while they adjust to and integrate the new knowledge that they have received through it. You can even offer an additional, second, more streamlined course for your audience to opt into once they have completed the first one since they are now more accustomed to you.
Creating the course content
It took Sharon about six months to create the content necessary for her course. With her consultant, she was then writing scripts, recording videos, outlining additional resources, and so forth.
Creating the curriculum is line upon line and building the scriptures and building upon all those types of things. (Sharon Wegman)
For the video editing, Sharon hired her office administrator to do the editing as well as the Canva products and services to bring everything together into a great package. Now the Trauma Informed Pastor course is live and ready on Sharon’s website!
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
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- Visit The Trauma-Informed Pastor and Wellsprings Solutions.
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Meet LaToya Smith
LaToya is a consultant with Practice of the Practice and the owner of LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency in Fortworth Texas. She firmly believes that people don’t have to remain stuck in their pain or the place they became wounded. In addition to this, LaToya encourages her clients to be active in their treatment and work towards their desired outcomes.
She has also launched Strong Witness which is a platform designed to connect, transform, and heal communities through the power of storytelling.