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"Making More Money Than I Ever Thought Possible."

Coach Greggory Schillinger

The first fear was, how much is it gonna be out of my monthly nut? Can I afford to do this? Especially when it’s a long-term project. How long is this going to go on? So that’s the first obstacle you have to get over. And of course I come from a whole different area of, ‘Can I afford not to do it?’ That’s how I think. So that was an easy one, once I figured out I can’t afford not to learn from somebody who’s been doing this and can teach me some things that will really help me get to where I want to be a whole lot quicker.

The next one was time. How much time is it going to take? How is it possible I’m going to be able to do this? You know it takes a big commitment. That’s important. Anything you start to go forward on has to be committed 100%. You can’t marginally commit to it. That was a big concern. But once I got past those two and I made it not an option to not have the time and made it not an option to not invest in myself, then it was an easy decision.

I knew that if I invested this time, by purely spending the money I would have to do something with it. So it was a leverage point to me to really make that business happen. So I created the website. I started talking to people. I was learning from Julia and actually doing coaching sessions with different folks. And I learned a lot. So that was one part. I test phased that I knew that and leveraged myself high enough that it would happen. It didn’t happen as quickly as I wanted, nor what I expected but that’s okay. It’s all part of the master plan.

The second was how was I going to be able to afford this on a business and personal level and with a family? So that was a tougher one, but one that now in hind sight was easy. So easy to say it was money well spent. Here I am, I’ve made it back ten fold, or twenty fold, whatever it’s been. And would I have gotten there had I not done that?  And that’s the thought process. I know in my own heart I wouldn’t have. And I followed my own instincts and because of that, things happened.

This school isn’t for everybody. Coaching isn’t for everybody. People who ‘get it’ are the ones you want because those are the ones who get the biggest value.

Biggest benefit: the combination of taking a course and then applying what you were taught in a real-time coaching session and also learning from what other people are saying and doing in real-time coaching sessions. That for me was eye-opening. You know anybody who is as old as I am, you forget what it’s like to learn. You tend to think of learning as reading and reading doesn’t make you do it. We had to read it, talk about it and then apply it and then do it. And then go back and do a look-see at what you just did. That was really critical for me.

How terrifying is that? Once you get over it, you find the value in it. And people come from different angles than you ever thought you could and it’s that whole part of learning that you don’t know everything. And your eyes aren’t the see all and end all.

It was a steady progression to and end. We were on a path of, ‘We’re going to do this and here’s why.’ And it was a build up of our skills sets and what we learned without forgetting what we learned previous to it. So that was valuable to me as well. It wasn’t like when we got to number nine we forgot all about number one. We went back and forth between the different lessons we were learning and layered them on and referenced them as we went forward. For me that’s a key way to learn. Use what you’ve originally learned and reference back to it.

Julia’s really great at understanding that there aren’t steps in coaching. We have to put them there because we have to identify them. We’ve got to quantify them, somehow. But there aren’t steps. It was, ‘You were doing great on this. Did you notice that?’ And by reinforcing that it gives us all more confidence that, you know, there are things that we’ve learned in our previous lives that do us well in coaching. We just didn’t realize what the term was or how it acted in the coaching world and why it meant anything.  So that part of the school was really valuable to me.

I would absolutely recommend this school and I have. Number one, because of Julia. She’s great. She takes care of people. She cares about them, not the business. We’ve talked about this many times. If you just care about the person, the business comes. And I think that’s what’s critical. I don’t think there’s anybody who believes she’s just there to take the money and run. And we all know that there’s a million places out there that do that everyday. Unfortunately the expectations bar is set kind of low! You know, when’s the hammer coming? Sure everything’s free or really low priced but, everybody’s waiting for the next shoe to drop!  That never crossed my mind, nor happened. It was all open and fair and that’s all I could ever ask.

I would just say that anybody who’s thinking of joining, you know it couldn’t be better suited to having something happen on their time with their schedule instead of being forced in something not to their liking. They’ve been incredibly flexible and patient with me. I really appreciate that. You know we all have to make money while we’re trying to make money! You know, I’m just trying to learn a better way to do that. They allowed me and others to come and go as their priorities shifted and changed. That is deeply appreciated.

There’s a reason why Julia has great students, because we are attracted to greatness, as well. We understand that. She’s a friend, not a person we do business with. And how many times can you say that in life?In my experience, I’d rather spend more money with people I value and less money that don’t give a crap about me. And that’s how I run business. It’s how I run my life.

- Greggory Schillinger

Business Coach

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Here’s a secret that most coach training schools won’t tell you: 79.6%* of life
and business coaches are less than thrilled with their coaching businesses.

What!? Professional coaches are in the business of helping their clients succeed with their dreams. So why are only 20.4% of coaches reaching their own dreams?

Each coach is different, but poor preparation and lack of commitment are two big, big reasons why some coaches aren’t making it. And both are easy to address without spending thousands of dollars! 

Why would School of Coaching Mastery tell you something upfront that mightJulia Stewart deter you from buying our coach training? Because our founder, Julia Stewart, is a veteran Certified Mentor Coach who has heard every problem there is from new coaches. She’s coached many of the top coaches in the business and she designed this school to address every key coaching problem right from the beginning. So our students have the best possible opportunity to join the ranks of the top 10-20% of business and life coaches who say they are thrilled with their coaching success.


If you’re going to become a coach, become one of the 20% who are thrilled with their coaching careers!


That’s why before you take that big leap into becoming a coach and spending thousands for coach training, you need to get very clear about two things:

  • Is coaching really the right career for me?

  • How can I learn what I need in order to become a successful coach?

That’s why we created the Free Coach Training Program: So you can answer those questions for yourself, without investing thousands of dollars first. We’re giving our visitors the opportunity to explore professional coach training with no strings attached.

  • If you decide that becoming a professional coach is not for you, no problem, the new communication and relationship skills you learn from us for free just might transform your life, anyway.

  • If you decide that becoming a professional coach is your true calling, but the School of Coaching Mastery approach isn’t your style, no problem again. Your free training will help you succeed, no matter where you study next.

  • If you decide that becoming a successful coach is your destiny and you love the School of Coaching Mastery approach to preparing you to create the life and business you really want, then the customizable Ultimate Coach Training Program will take you as far as you can dream. 

We have many more resources for coaches like you. 

The purpose of our free resources, including the Free Coach Training Program, are to give every coach the tools he or she needs to get off to a successful start, without spending a ton of money first. That said, starting a successful business is never really free. It always requires an investment of time, effort, money and love. Use these tools to determine which programs and tools you most need to invest in. A program that brings you the business you want and the income you deserve, isn't an expense; it's a good investment.

The purpose of the Ultimate Coach Training Program is to help inspired coaches get the lives and businesses they really want, so when asked if they’re thrilled about their businesses, they’re among the 20% who say, ‘YES!’

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Life and business coaching has grown and changed in recent years. This is a great thing for coaches and coaching clients. And now there's a school that reflects this amazing growth. We're so sure that we can assist talented coaches become successful faster, that we challenge you to find another coaching school that gives as much value for your money.  

If you're thinking about coach training, you can recession-proof your career and have a lot more fun by joining a coaching school that teaches   mastery  from the ground up: Coaching helps everyone enjoy their work and be more productive. And it’s fun to learn. Everybody wins!

School of Coaching Mastery will train you to become a coach and take you all the way to mastery and coach certification. You can add coaching skills to your current resume, become a professional Life coach or Business Coach and/or step up to mastery and qualify for the gold standard in coach certification. We'll also teach you how to attract coaching clients and give you tools to get started quickly.

Whether you want to coach in your current career or become a professional coach, we have a flexible coach training program that works for you. We also have an abundance of resources and tools to support any life coach or business coach. Just follow the links...

--Eight skills that will get you coaching right away: Coach training for the brand-new coach or the non-coach who wants great coaching skills. Go here to find out more about Coaching Groundwork.

--New coach training for the coach who wants to master skills, business and self, check out the Ultimate Coach Training Program. Qualify for coach certification and start a coaching career - It's our best value.
--For the experienced or professional coach who's ready for more coaching training and wants to step up to ICF or IAC Coach Certification, check the Certified Coach Training Program. Be the best!

Want to know more about how SCM is a special coaching school and how we can help you?


and of course, you're welcome to contact us:

Phone: 877-224-2780 (TOLL FREE IN US,CA,PR,GU)

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Are coaches are already achieving IAC coach certification and are going out and doing great work, opening up whole new worlds for their clients and by extension ~ transforming the world.

How'd we do that so fast? SCM may be a new coach training program (We opened up in 2007 shortly after the IAC released the Coaching Masteries) but we have years of targeted experience teaching coaching classes and giving coaches cutting-edge skills and expertise in what it takes to pass this elite life coach certification. We've already trained, coached and/or certified most of the IAC Certified Coaches in the world!

This is our mission: To help bring more masterful coaches into the world and do it faster. If you love to grow, you can be one of these coaches!

How can the SCM difference benefit you? We're small and we have small coach training classes, because we've noticed that talented coaches master coaching skills faster when they get the attention, practice and feedback they need. We have no grandiose plans to become the biggest coaching school, just a big vision for our coaches.

Anything else? Yes, we're different in many ways, but one of the most significant is in the type of coach/student we attract: talented, highly motivated, self-starters who are lit up about the coaching profession and are ready to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to be the best business and life coaches in the world. These coaches are what make SCM come alive with enthusiasm and innovation. They are the next generation of personal coaches and they're ready to transform the world! 

If this sounds like you, please do get involved (see below). There are so many opportunities for a new coaching career, if you get off to the right start.

This is a greenhouse environment for self starters who are ready to step up.

If you want to jump into professional coaching with both feet, this is the place for you. If you'd rather hide out undisturbed and never change, think twice about joining us! ;-)

Our coach/students are courageous, fast learners. Amazing new coaches join us and many of our experienced coach/students have been trained elsewhere, and/or have been coaching professionally for years. If you want to learn the simplest and most powerful coaching skills quickly, along side other talented coaches, you may find the School of Coaching Mastery is perfect for you.

What's next? Well you may have noticed the link to subscribe to the Coaching Newletter, for audio, video and articles on coaching skills, coaching business-building, plus the hottest blogs , because mastery is fun!

To get more involved, check out our free Study Groups.


You'll also want to visit our coaching blogs and forums and take a look at our upcoming coach training modules and programs. Join our coaching school, if you're ready. 


If you're brand-new to coaching, you'll want to take the Coaching Groundwork module. Then, if you love us, sign up for the Ultimate Coach Training Program (or you can register for the Full Coach Training Program first and take Coaching Groundwork as part of it.) You'll get mastery coach training, personal development, plus business-building courses and much much more.


If you're a seasoned coach who wants the prestige of being certified in the Coaching Masteries(tm) by the IAC or credentialed by the ICF, the Certified Coach Training Program is for you. Sign up for the whole program or take it one module at the time!


And of course, you're welcome to contact us:

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* 79.6% statistic from School of Coaching Mastery's own 'Do you need coach certification?' survey, as of September 19, 2010.

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