I get asked about this all the time. My usual response is naaahhh…I don’t really want to be writing workouts all the time for other people and, besides, aren’t there a million thousand other people who do this already? Just locally- never mind nationwide? And are friends of mine? Is there really enough demand for yet another tri coach around here?
So I say this but am faced with two big reasons why I’m thinking about changing my tune.
Reason 1. I enjoy it and have credibility and expertise.
I recognize that I have managed to acquire quite a bit of knowledge and expertise over the past 8 years and I enjoy sharing it. Even though I wouldn’t want to spend the bulk of my days writing workouts, I do find myself offering advice (solicited and sometimes unsolicited) about training techniques and strategy. If someone would like to receive regular advice and counsel on a topic that I know well and enjoy, why not be fairly compensated for the service?
Speaking of compensation…
Reason 2. I could use some additional cash flow.
The thing with consulting (I’m a self-employed consultant) is that you have flush years and lean years. Lately, I’ve been having lean years. Outside of subsisting totally on beans and rice in a non air-conditioned home (no WAY), there’s not a lot more we can cut from the expenses. Raleigh Running Outfitters keeps me racing, so that’s how I accomodate that cost.
Now, I don’t really care to set up a detailed coaching process and price schedule. Nor am I, as inferred in the intro, looking to compete head to head with my coaching friends out there. So here is what I propose. If you are interested in receiving some level of triathlon/multisport/non-sport advise, counsel and/or coaching from me, contact me with the following:
- The scope of what you’d like to receive.
- The price you feel is reasonable.
Then we’ll come to some agreement and go from there.
P.S. I won’t be offended if no one takes me up on this. Like I said, I don’t even know that there’s untapped demand out there.
P.P.S. Yes, I know this isn’t exactly a high-powered, effective sales pitch or anything close. This is just me talking and offering.