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Could you run online coaching groups based on taking action and building habits?

How would you like to have 50+ clients in your online group who stay for over 5 years?

Or what if over the course of the next few years, you have 450 clients who stay at least 1.77 years?

I’m experiencing exactly these numbers with my own online small-group accountability membership site.

How did I create this membership site and get such fabulous retention numbers?

By running Online Get-it-Done Coaching Groups™.

Would you like to do the same? You can, if you have a coaching or training practice that works with my business model.

And good news! I’m going to be making the Finish Agent software available for free as part of a low-fee pilot course I will soon be teaching, so stay tuned!

Taking this assessment will let you know whether you should sign up for my pilot. It’s a simple self-assessment; revised to reflect all that I’ve learned in the past couple of years.

There is no “right” or “wrong” – you’re trying to assess honestly whether this could work for you and your people.

Answer Yes or No to each question. Give yourself a point for each Yes.


Could I run an Online Get-it-Done Coaching Group™ or an
Online Habit-Building Coaching Group™?

  1. I have experience doing one-on-one coaching.
  2. My clients want either a long-term transformation (Habit Building) (e.g. improve their fitness, spiritual life, organizing), or want to achieve a tangible long-term goal (Big Project) (e.g. build a business, write a book, work on marketing).
  3. My clients could benefit from daily practice with either habit building (e.g. daily spiritual practice or daily exercise/eating habits) or from taking small daily steps on their Big Project so they keep moving towards their goal (e.g. do specific business-building activities each day, write for 30 minutes a day, spend 45 minutes a day on social media).
  4. There is an upper limit on how much I can earn.
  5. I’d like to have a highly effective but lower fee service for people who don’t want to pay for high-end services.
  6. I believe I could get at least 5 paying clients to join a 4-week Get-it-Done or Habit-Change Online Coaching Group for $97.
  7. I’ve had clients finish individual coaching with me, but who would still like to work with my community and me. Unfortunately, I have nothing to offer them.
  8. I have a high-end group, and they need more effective accountability.
  9. When I’ve run groups or taught classes, I’ve noticed that most clients don’t take action and don’t get results.
  10. I want to stand out from all the other coaches or trainers in my niche
  11. I have high-end clients who would love to have one-on-one daily online accountability with either my coaches or me.
  12. I’m tired of keeping individual or group clients accountable, when week after week they have excuses for their procrastination.
  13. I need more predictable income
  14. I would LOVE to leverage my time – work less and earn more, while helping more people.
  15. My clients would love to have an ongoing community that supports them in doing the work needed to reach their transformation.
  16. I know how important client retention is, and I wish I could keep my clients longer.
  17. I’m flexible enough to learn a new way of running a coaching business.
  18. I’m willing to do new things I haven’t tried before.
  19. I need a continuity program (a place to serve your clients, usually at a lower fee, after your seminar ends).
  20. I’d love to be able to help more people and get my message out to the world.
  21. I’m tired of my own procrastination and I want to find a way to take major action to build my coaching business.

Write down how many times you answered, “Yes.”


  • You must have answered, “Yes” to questions 1 through 3. If you have no coaching experience, don’t coach people with either Habit Change or Big Project goals, then you wouldn’t want to run an “Online Get-it-Done Coaching Group” or a “Habit-Building Also, if it makes no sense to break your clients’ goals into daily actions, then it wouldn’t work with this system.
  • If you answered Yes to at least 10 of the questions (including 1-3), then you are perfectly set to run Online Get-it-Done or Habit-Building Coaching Groups!
  • If you answered, “Yes” to 6-9 of the questions (including 1-3, then I would keep an open mind and keep reading this blog. Maybe this is the first time you’ve run into this point of view before, and you may need more time to realize that this may be the perfect way for you to help your clients achieve more and for you to make more money while you’re at it.
  • If you answered, “Yes” to 5 or less, then this business model may not be right for you at this time. That’s OK! This blog is full of useful information that you can apply in your business.
  • If you have any questions of your own, you can always contact me, Gina Hiatt, at info@finishagent.com.

Please share your results below, add comments and ask questions!






16 thoughts on “Could you run online coaching groups based on taking action and building habits?

  1. Jay Westbrook said:

    15 “yeses” including #s 1-3. I’d love a greater understanding about this program, and will be on the September 7th call – does this post register me for the call, and if not, how do I register for it?
    This is very exciting.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Hi DJ,

      I hope you can make it to my next free webinar, which will be on Sept. 7, 2017. If you haven’t read my ebook, go to finishagent.com/gift. That will give a clearer picture of what you can accomplish with a “Get-It-Done” or “Habit-Building” Group.
      Gina Hiatt recently posted..Group coaching beats 1-on-1 for accountabilityMy Profile

  2. Hi Gina!
    I have been looking for a continuity program for my clients, this seems to be a great solution. I would love to be in your pilot program. It would be great, I have always wanted to try Finish Agent!
    I look forward to more details.
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    • Yay! It would be great to connect with you again, Pattie! We plan to have the sales page up by next Monday or Tuesday. We are giving amazing value. I can’t believe I’m going from selling a license for Finish Agent for $3497 to just giving it away as part of a course!
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  3. Rosemary said:

    I answered “yes” to 18 of the questions and am very interested in your pilot course. So it will start on July 13. How long will it last? Will we be able to start to set up our own programs in the Finish Agent software while in the course? It sounds like a wonderful opportunity.

    • I answered yes to 18 of the questions and am getting ready for group/online sessions. I am very interested in learning more. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Rosemary,

      To answer your questions about the course, it will last 6 weeks. You will be working as clients/students in the Finish Agent software for 4 of those weeks. You will be given the license as soon as you’ve paid in full. I don’t really suggest trying to start a group until you’ve taken the course, but there’s nothing to stop you. We probably won’t get to the technical side of things immediately, either. I think it’s important to understand the psychological part first.

      I’m so glad you see it as a wonderful opportunity. You will get so much from this course, and you’ll come out of it with a complete business model and the software to run it in!
      Gina Hiatt recently posted..Survey Results: Are People Wasting Money on Coaching Programs?My Profile

      • Rosemary said:

        Thank you for all this information, Gina! I’m looking forward to the launch of the sales page next week so I can read more about the course.

        I appreciate you offering us this opportunity.

  4. Elatia Harris said:

    Love to know more.

  5. Lynn Banis said:

    I would love to use this to help my clients. I do masterminds and this would really be head and shoulders about just a private Facebook group! Please tell me more!

    • Lynn, it really is head and shoulders above a Facebook group. I know from the point of view of a participant and as a coach. Facebook groups are lots of fun and do serve a purpose, but they are not at all good at accountability, which becomes a pain in the butt for the coach.

      Please see my response to Carolyn above for a little more information about the pilot course I have coming up, which will teach you how to run groups like this, give you an opportunity to experience what it’s like IN one of these groups, and then give you a Finish Agent license!
      Gina Hiatt recently posted..Could you run online coaching groups based on taking action and building habits? Revised self-assessment now available!My Profile

  6. Carolyn said:

    Hi Gina,
    I am interested in knowing more about your business model. I have been working with clients one on one but am just now starting to put a program together. I have had former clients ask me about building an ongoing community model and it is something I think would be greatly beneficial. My current format breaks things down daily.

    • Carolyn, if your format already breaks thing down daily, then there’s no doubt this will work for you. I’m going to be sending out emails about my course, which will allow you to experience one of my online groups while you work on the homework, and will end with a free license for Finish Agent. The plan is to start July 13, so mark your calendar!
      Gina Hiatt recently posted..Weekly Accountability is a Weak TechniqueMy Profile

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