Praise for The Prosperous Coach:
A must-read for every coach. Rich Litvin and Steve Chandler offer a revolutionary approach to creating a career and business that you love. No internet marketing. No email list. Just one great relationship at a time.
—Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason
The sad truth of the coaching industry is that many of the most caring people give up after a time because they can’t make enough money to survive and thrive. Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin are on a mission to give every coach the chance to succeed on their own terms, and they do it with a directness and humor that makes learning fun. I’ve hired them to teach on a number of my programs, and even after 22 years in the business I always take away at least one new thing to increase my own impact and income!
—Michael Neill, founder of Supercoach Academy and Author of The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever
The Prosperous Coach grabs you by the collar in Chapter 1, and doesn’t let go. My heart is still racing. This is one of the most direct, bold, and provocative books I’ve ever read. You are doing your clients a disservice if you don’t finish it and act upon it immediately.
—Derek Sivers, founder, CD Baby and author of Anything You Want
There are tons of books out there which can teach you marketing tactics and sales strategies. But, once in a while, a book comes along which gets you to focus on what really matters – human relationships! The Prosperous Coach by Rich Litvin and Steve Chandler is one of those rare gems which inspires, challenges, and allows for no excuses. Its contrarian approach may yet change your business and your life for the better. Grab a copy now!
—Shama Kabani, Best Selling Author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing
Rich Litvin and Steve Chandler are business thought leaders who count. They shatter the myth that you can’t create wealth whilst making a big impact on people’s lives. The Prosperous Coach will help you create a new story that when you and your clients find joy, meaning and emotional connection you can feel inspired and make money.
—Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Author of Peak
In The Prosperous Coach seasoned pros Rich Litvin and Steve Chandler reveal the secrets that have catapulted them and their clients to outrageous success. I loved reading it. If you are curious about the world of coaching, read this book. If you are a coach, devour this book; do what it says, and prosper.
—Mandy Evans, Author of Emotional Options: A handbook for Happiness and Traveling Free: How to Recover from the Past
Rich and Steve have written a fantastic field-guide for creating a successful coaching practice. This book is full of hard-won insights and practical distinctions. Whether you already have a thriving practice, or have been struggling to find clients until now, there are gems here for you.
—Jamie Smart, Author of Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results
Litvin is a rare breed: a world-class coach who is also an expert at understanding the business of coaching. After reading and applying the strategies in The Prosperous Coach, you will be, too. Become a ‘fearless coach’, Litvin will show you how.
—Dr. Sean C. Stephenson, Author of Get Off Your BUT: How to end self-sabotage and stand up for yourself
As someone who has been coaching for a long time, I wish The Prosperous Coach had existed when I was learning. It would have saved me so much time and energy. Whether you are a new coach or you are an experienced coach who is ready to get to the next level, I highly recommend you read this book if you wish to achieve prosperity as a coach.
—Sophie Chiche, founder and curator of lifebyme
The Prosperous Coach is full of such powerful insights that struck me as I read it – again and again and again. In fact, I literally just walked out of an event I’d paid a sizable 4-figures to attend because of one of the insights that Rich and Steve share.
There are a many excellent tips in this book. They are laid out simply and clearly and, most importantly, they are actionable. If you follow them, not only will they make your coaching practice more successful, but your life full of ease, spaciousness, and freedom.
—Rachel Rofe, Best Selling Author And Founder Of Never Have A Bad Day Again
This is a unique book – a manifesto for a new kind of coaching. I have clients today because I applied the principles and disciplines outlined in these pages. It’s the most useful and practical book on coaching I’ve read.
—Chris Morris, Coach
This book will shake you up. It will challenge you. But if you open your mind and lean into the teachings, it has the potential to transform your coaching as well as your bottom line. This is far more than a book about making more money. It is about creating vastly more meaning, value, beauty, and happiness in yourself and the world. But beware, there are no magic bullets here. You will have to show up and serve boldly in order to get the results they promise. And why wouldn’t you?
—Molly Gordon, Master Certified Coach
The Prosperous Coach should be mandatory reading for anyone considering a coaching career or joining a coaching program. Litvin and Chandler strike the right balance between teaching you how to be the best possible coach and teaching you how to make money doing it. Its a comprehensive study of the way any coach needs to build and maintain client relationships. This book is a “hell yes!”
—Bryan Franklin, Top 1% Executive Coach, California Leadership
If I drop this pen, I know what will happen. It will fall. That’s the law of gravity at work. We get that. What Chandler and Litvin get is the law of crushing it as a coach. You practice these disciplines – you crush it. Period.
—Chris Dorris, Personal Transformation Coach
Chandler and Litvin, are the best in the world at supporting coaches to build a prosperous practice. They are at the top of the game. There is nobody better.
—Christine Livingston, Executive Coach
The Prosperous Coach rocked my world by throwing out of the window everything I thought I should be doing to market myself as a coach. It offered me great relief to know that there was an effortless path to creating high-end clients. Talk about counter-intuitive, Litvin and Chandler take the focus off the busy-work of marketing and put it back on pure connection with the client, where it belongs. Read this book, do what they tell you, and a prosperous coaching practice is inevitable.
—Mindie Kniss, Coach
Chandler and Litvin are rapidly acquiring international guru status in the professional coaching world. By implementing the potent content of this extraordinarily good book, backed by your own commitment, your future as a prosperous coach is assured.
—Dusan Djukich, innovator of straight-Line Coaching and the best-selling author of Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times
Praise for Steve Chandler
As a coach, it has been difficult to find a truly genuine and predictable approach to selling my services. I’ve maintained a 6-figure practice the past few years, but, until Steve’s course in Coaching Prosperity, the genuine arrival of new clients has been a mystery to me.
I spent hours of time and thousands of dollars to “GET CLIENTS NOW,” and learn the latest and greatest from all the books, marketing boot camps, and seminars only to find more spins on that ancient and inauthentic practice of Guerilla Marketing. I’m not against these techniques, they have produced great results for my own companies and my clients, but, coaching is a bit different.
Great coaches lose power when they fake it or try to “play the odds” with all the flyers, brochures, advertisements, and tricks. It’s not carpet cleaning we are selling. We’re not selling a piece of furniture, or changing appearances; we are changing lives.
THANK YOU for your training and your guidance during the first 2 days of the school. You have helped me establish a truly authentic and predictable approach to filling my practice. When I applied just two things you shared on the FIRST DAY of the Coaching School – it brought in $9,000 in new business in less than 5 days…and the referrals continue to show up.
—Justin Rhoner, Unlocking Potential
I’ve had my coaching business for nearly 18 years. For at least 12 of those, I’ve dreamed of having a full practice. I’ve dreamed of having a waiting list. A waiting list of one would be enough.
I’m a successful coach, so I’ve been busy with lots of clients for years. Yet I’ve never felt like I was close to declaring a BINGO…hold your cards…this business is full!!!
I attended Steve’s Coaching Prosperity School about five weeks ago. In that time, I’ve added six new clients and have four others likely to start soon.
The thing is, I don’t have room for all four. I have room for two. By the end of this week I’ll probably be full. It’s crazy. I did it. Thanks Steve!
—Jim Earley, Trailblazer Coaching
Steve Chandler’s coaching school is the most powerful thing I have done for my business in over 10 years. My prior mid six figure income is now skyrocketing and at the same time I am enjoying more peace and calm in my daily business. I actually took off two days last week. This is how I imagined my consulting and coaching practice could be. Chandler’s six month school is both practical and magical. If you are fortunate enough to attend this class…just do it. Don’t let your reasons stop you. It would be like having a winning lottery ticket in your hand and then not scratching off the winning numbers to cash it in. I highly recommend you enroll in this class and move your business to 7 figures.
—Stephen McGhee, Leadership Coach, and author of Learning to Believe the Unbelievable
When I heard about this weekend, I was both excited and a bit skeptical. I hold Steve in the highest regard, and at the same time I was silently like “$9K for 4 days – are you kidding?” I wasn’t sure he’d even fill the class. Oops. My bad. The class filled quickly, and he had to turn a lot of people away. And everyone I talked to felt it was an absolute home run.
For me, it was life changing. I very well may have received $100K in value in just two days, and everyone I talked to felt it was a home run.
Steve holds a beautiful presence, and he is hilarious. Laughter and joy are very high vibrations, and it was a very joyful weekend. Plus, by enrolling some exceptional people in the group, the group energy fed on itself. Much of the value of our class comes from the energy field we create together. Then to top it off, Steve Hardison (Chandler’s coach, who charges $150K/year and is one of the top coaches in the world) made a surprise appearance on Saturday afternoon, and took things up another 3-4 octaves. We went into the weekend as strangers and competitors, and we came out as spiritual family.
—Brian Whetten, Ph.D., M.A., Life and Executive Coach
The power of being in a Coaching School is truly dynamic, for all those participating. Being in one led by Steve Chandler, is priceless. Not only that, I’ve gained MORE in the ongoing, weekly accountability process than pretty much all the books on my shelf… COMBINED. Oh, and don’t be at all surprised if you make fabulous new friendships and strike up creative new business relationships with your fellow attendees… I have!”
—Raja C. Hireker, Marketing & Life Change Coach
Steve’s impact on my life has been nothing short of life changing. He embodies empowerment, forward momentum and absolute ownership of your life and the results you are seeing. After reading everything he has published, I spent three days with him -face to face- in January of 2008. By May of the same year, I had already increased my income 10X. I am now thrilled to be a part of his Coaching Prosperity School and have, after just three weeks had (again) tremendous breakthroughs in my coaching and speaking practice. The first two days with the Coaching Prosperity Mastermind group were phenomenal, but when combined with the weekly accountability to the group and Steve’s gentle leadership, I am reminded daily that all things are possible!
—Michelle Pippin, Women Who Wow
The curriculum is condensed, powerful and effective as a learning curve. The Coaches Prosperity School is exactly that, coaching for mastery and bringing each coach who enrolled to their true mastery. In the coaches school, Steve brought all the other coaches to their true compass heading. The brilliance, intimacy, energy, and life passion which were created during those two days was an awesome phenomenon to behold. The good part is that each coach has now set intentions and goals, and is taking full responsibility to double their income.
Steve didn’t just hit one out of the ballpark this time; he knocked the stadium over with this teaching! Don’t hesitate or worry about finding the money – enroll in this powerful learning experience.
—Michael Schantz, Author of 75 Principles of Conscious Leadership
Steve Chandler’s Coaching School is all at once remarkable and revealing, ambitious and provocative. In the first two days of live coaching I experienced and received more useful knowledge and guidance than I have (ever) received in YEARS of attending other success and practice-building seminars — YES! It is that profound.
The interaction among students and teacher was absolutely astonishing. Two weeks after returning from the opening workshop I created an additional $3,200 in income as a direct result of a technique I learned from Steve.
—Scott Young, Scott Young Design Consulting
Steve Chandler is more than a great teacher, coach and mentor. He is an inspired and inspiring human being. Because of the school — and my “classmates” — my life and work are changing in amazing ways.
—Ruth Thompson, Leadership Coaching and Communications, Washington, DC
Steve Chandler is an amazing, no nonsense, straight-forward coach who motivates your soul into action. He has inspired me to personal breakthroughs that will allow me to transform my professional and personal life to a higher level. I now have the courage and confidence to create my own destiny and not hide behind my fears.
—Pam Neckar, Project Coach
Steve is a master. He’s way more than a coach and what he does is much more than coaching. He can dial in to what you are working on and provide strategic, highly leveraged next actions and support almost instantly. 10 minutes on the phone with Steve Chandler is more effective, more valuable, AND more fun than two hours with most people face-to-face.
—Carolyn Freyer-Jones, Vice President of Admissions, University of Santa Monica
Praise for Rich Litvin
Since I attended Rich’s Creating Clients intensive and began working with him one-on-one, the impact and effectiveness of my work has massively increased. I have traveled to Japan and Nepal with private coaching clients, all expenses paid. My coaching is now a minimum of $25,000 plus expenses for a six month agreement. And my coaching practice is full.
—Destin Gerek, Empowerment Coach and Executive Producer at Erotic Rockstar Productions
I reached out to Rich because of a growing fear that I was somehow hiding from work and life, despite everyone around me seeing me as successful. I was already an experienced coach, consultant and psychotherapist. I was making six ﬁgures but it was variable from year to year. And I’d even made an operational loss the previous year, when I’d tried to create a social media-led coaching business and it all felt out of my control. There were no prospective clients on the horizon. And I was struggling with my energy levels and had put on about 14lbs.
Since Apprenticing with Rich, I have revolutionized how I work. My clients are inspiring, smart, powerful executives who are committed to creating something big in their lives. Making money is more fun. It takes less time and effort and I am entirely in charge of its creation. I have much more discretionary time, so my experience of life is richer. I work on average three days per week and have had 10 weeks of holiday this year. I got ﬁtter and lost 14lbs, despite all my traveling. I visited New York, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Chicago, Paris, Barcelona and the Maldives. And I billed $220,000.
—Christine Livingston, Coach and Writer
Rich didn’t change my life, nor did he intend to. I changed my own life, and he made sure of that. If you want someone to try and change your life, don’t hire Rich. If you want to come alive and realize your ability to change your own life, that’s what Rich Litvin will create.
—Dave Booda, Founder of The Male Blueprint
Rich, in 90 days I created $35,610. I am really proud, as I have never made more than $8,000 a month for more than one month in a row. Thank you so much and hell yes to blowing those results out of the water!
—Megan Sillito, Genius Coaching
Coaching with Rich has been an exceptional experience. I began by negotiating a coaching fee of $20,000 with someone at a senior level who I had previously assumed I couldn’t work with. And I ended by generating $50,000 in the first week of the year. I now bill my coaching at $60,000 a year.My colleagues and friends acknowledge the visible change and shift in me. And my clients talk about the impact my coaching has on them. I am very resilient and am no longer defined by my failures, by other people’s opinions of me, by other people’s rejection of me, or by other people’s love of me. I have become a really awesome coach and a woman of my word. And my confidence is light years from where it was when I first met Rich.Thank you, Rich, so much, for everything you have done for me. There truly is no way for me to express the impact you have had on me. Your coaching far exceeded my expectations!! I am so grateful!
- Kelly Ramon, Executive Coach
Rich, thanks to you and Steve I am saying Yes! And taking risks and listening to my gut and writing every day and doing what I love! I can’t thank you both enough. (Other than to tell everyone I know about you both)You are both amazing, inspirational, generous and handsome!
—Robin Amos Kahn, Playwright, Television Writer, Performer
Rich, it has been a pleasure and a joy working with you. I feel like the ugly duckling that turned into a beautiful swan. I now live in possibility and wonder, less afraid of criticism, no longer afraid of No and I have found a delight in failure!
Prior to working with you I would regularly get ‘overwhelmed’ and frustrated that I wasn’t doing things fast enough. I felt I was always on a roller coaster. You were very persistent with me and you helped to show me who I really am: a strong, powerful, loving, fun woman. You helped me to focus on what I really want and then go out and create it. You have been gentle when I needed it and challenging when I didn’t know I needed it! Both to great effect. You have helped me think differently and reach for the stars. Working with you I have been able to be the best I can be as a coach. I have added value to my clients through tapping into your experience. You always have a story or a perspective to help me serve the client deeper. I learned to be me in the art of creating clients. I leaned how to do the business of coaching so that I love it as much as the coaching itself. You taught me the art of serving and the joy of astonishing. It has been very empowering knowing I had someone on my team who absolutely believes in me and my ability, even when I didn’t.
—Jacqueline Bennett, Founder of A Wild Inspired Life
Thank you Rich. I cannot even find the words to say what you have been in my life…. and what you will continue to be… as my coach. I only hope I can be to others all you have been to me over the past 18 months, which has been the most beautifully amazing, life changing months of my entire life.I want to thank you so much for our last session. It was so amazing. Something really shifted for me and I got to see something in me that I have never seen before. You never cease to amaze me with your ability to gently rock the foundations of who I thought I was. And for that I thank you and will do whatever it takes to do the same for those that come into my life.
—Bec Lealman, Entrepreneur and Coach
Dear Rich, I want to thank you for really stepping up and playing big. You may or may not realize how much that means to me. Because you are willing to be vulnerable, do things that make you nervous, play big and be a role model, you allow me to see what’s possible for myself. Thank you for going there first. My potential will expand and grow because you are shining the torch and showing the way. This means a lot to me.
—Janelle Light, Staffing Consultant
I hope you know the difference you make in so many peoples lives, Rich! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to show you how much you have touched mine and how lucky I feel to have met you and have you be a part of my life too. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being such a special human being, so RICH in every sense.
—Alex Barreto, Transformative Coach
Rich, you rock.
Thank you for being you.
Thank you for being a shining example.
Thank you for being tirelessly there for me.
Thank you for your support and belief in me.
—Evelyne Brink, Author of The Artrepreneur: Financial Success for Artistic Souls
Rich – you are an inspirational coach and an inspiration for me!!! So happy to be coached by you. It really feels like you are congruent with your message. You are grounded and present and I can feel this. You are very clear on what you want to create in your life and it seems like nothing will get in the way from you doing this!
—Katie Abbott, MNCH (Lic) Dip CHyp HPD PNLP
I just wanted to share with you how absolutely amazing it has been to have you in my life and to have you model what you do in such a powerful way! There are no words to express the depth of my gratitude.I really enjoyed hearing your observations of me as a coach. After our call I choose to check in with my client and I called her out of the blue. I loved hearing the surprise in her voice that I was thinking about her and decided to call. This is something that you’ve modeled well for me – and I can see that I’ll be doing more of it – it made me smile. I wonder what other amazing things I’ll be learning from you as you continue to learn as well.
—Alara Laden, Owner, Integral Changes International Inc.
Your coaching helped me realize my true potential and what I am about – and gave me the strength to go for it. My inner strength came out brighter and deeper – it was a humbling experience.
Your coaching was powerful and subtle and I enjoyed the assignments that got me reflecting on what I really wanted and what I was going to do about it. The impact The Confident Woman’s Salon had on my life was grand. The ladies I met were inspirational. The more you put into the Salon the more you get out. This is the best gift you can give yourself and your soul.
—Jacqueline McMenamin, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
The most amazing result from my coaching was creating a lifestyle I love. I went from working 100 hours a week, totally burned out and really unclear as to how to get out of that lifestyle, to a place where I am relaxed, happy and more successful. I had no idea how to get on that path on my own, and the Confident Woman’s Salon really empowered me to see my ability to make it happen and really transform my approach to life.
You are always learning, always connecting with new people, and then sharing their knowledge with us. And I love that you are honest and open about not being perfect. You’ve gone through lots of things, have great experience that you can share, but I don’t feel ever like I’m trying to live up to a standard. And you’re always challenging me to look deeper at what I want and anything that’s holding me back.
—N.R., Philanthropic Consultant
Rich – I learned a lot from your Coaching Masterclass. It was very insightful and I love your mastery on holding space and silence and going deeper. Words fail me on how AMAZING a coach you are.
—Marion Neubronner, Marion Neubronner and Associates