Freelancers and Consultants: Want actionable advice to fill your pipeline?

Kai Davis

1-on-1 Business Coaching gives you specific, actionable advice on how to market your business and fill your pipeline with personalized advice from Kai Davis.

Here's what a few people have to say about working together:

I was worried about making that big of an investment in my business...

The investment paid off immediately and is the best one I ever made in my business!

— Meg Cumby, Communication Consultant


Coaching with Kai Davis has without a doubt been the best decision I’ve ever made for my career

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


I'd shout this one from the rooftops: "If you want momentous progress in your business, hire Kai Davis."

— Marissa Bracke, Marketing Consultant


It's not just "get more leads; business is all that matters" Kai deeply understands what I'm trying to accomplish in my whole life - both business and personal - and that makes his advice and guidance super helpful and targeted."

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


A message on how to get more warm leads for your sales pipeline

Hello, my friend!

My name is Kai Davis. I'm a marketing and business coach for freelancers and consultants.

That means I teach freelancers and consultants how to market themselves with confidence and fill their pipeline with profitable leads.

When a freelancer or consultant (like you) works with me in my 1-on-1 Business and Marketing Coaching Program, we're focused on understanding your current situation and the outcomes you're looking for.

Together, we define a plan and specific actions for you to take to move from where you are to where you want to be. You'll receive guidance and support.

Most importantly: you'll press the fast-forward button on your business by 'looking over my shoulder' for the answers on how to market your business and fill your pipeline.

Get expert, outside insight, assistance, and feedback on the most important parts of your business and your marketing.

And you'll have direct access for me for another set of eyes on proposals, important emails, and important questions. (For many of my clients, it's this ongoing access to get their 'top of mind' questions answered that ends up being the most valuable in the long-term).

Read on for more information about working together in a business coaching relationship (or apply to work together: https://kaidavis.com/coaching/apply/).

Questions? You can always email me (Kai) directly at kai@kaidavis.com.

Sincerely,

— Kai Davis

Actionable, Specific, Personalized Advice For Your Business

The first couple of things I worked on with Kai immediately grew my consulting business.

Kai more than paid for himself!

— Matty McLain, Founder & Consultant


At first, I was unsure if it was worth the expense. After working with Kai for one month, the value far exceeded the cost.

—   Adam Nicholson, Digital Marketing Consultant


If you want to accomplish something, get the help of someone who’s already done it. If you feel like you are stalling in your freelancing career and want to take your business to the next level, I highly recommend Kai Davis’s coaching. I am 100% satisfied with the value he provides.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


Have you ever felt like your consulting business is stuck in a rut?

You feel like you’re treading water, or like you’re on a hamster wheel.

You wish you were working fewer hours.

Maybe you haven’t increased your income meaningfully in a long time.

You are bumping up against the invisible ceiling — and you have no idea how to break through it.

You've tried to educate yourself about how to get your business out of this rut.

  • You’ve read all the articles
  • Listened to all the podcasts
  • Attended all the webinars

You’ve probably even read a small mountain of business books – but you still don’t know exactly what to do to get more clients and grow your business.

Imagine Knowing Exactly What To Do Next

Before working with Kai, I was stuck. I felt overwhelmed by everything I needed to do in order to grow my consulting business.

Working with Kai, I had a much more clear understanding of my business' strengths, weaknesses, and goals, and where to start.

— Jacklyn Deans, Ecommerce Consultant, Flash + Color


Having Kai in your corner, cheering you on to succeed in getting new clients and offering you the tools you specifically need to do it – that’s well worth the price.

I was able to achieve so much more in a much shorter time and do so with confidence, as a direct result of working with Kai.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


Imagine this:

  • Imagine getting off the hamster wheel and feeling like you're making progress building a business
  • Imagine working fewer hours per week without feeling guilty for taking time off from your business
  • Imagine dramatically increasing your income without awkward conversations with clients
  • Imagine gaining a sense of control over your cash flow and feeling confident in your finances
  • Imagine having personalized, step-by-step instruction about what to do next to grow your freelancing business from someone who has already been there

 

Work 1-on-1 with a Marketing Coach

Kai helped me avoid distractions that would get in the way of accomplishing something important and give me shortcuts to get to attracting clients faster.

I really appreciated Kai’s understanding of the emotional hurdles that sometimes can hold a consultant back and his ability to help you break through those obstacles.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


I'd recommend Kai's coaching to other freelancers and consultants who are looking for someone that has 'been there' and can offer insight based on years of experience.

— Vincent Dickie, Marketing Strategist


After binge listening to hours and hours of his business advice on the podcast Make Money Online, I knew that Kai was the one singular person I wanted as my business coach.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


It's not just "get more leads; business is all that matters"

Kai deeply understands what I'm trying to accomplish in my whole life - both business and personal - and that makes his advice and guidance super helpful and targeted."

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


Sometimes all it takes to get unstuck is talking to the right person at the right time.

By the way, you gave me a piece of advice last year that made those “famine” times almost non-existent, and I wanted to tell you THANK YOU!

You told me to revisit my former client list and touch base with them. Once I started doing this, I got so busy I almost couldn’t keep up. I really appreciate it.

— Kristine K., Freelance Designer

Kristine and I have never met.

This was from an email she sent me thanking me for the advice I had given her one year before.

The email Kristine received from me that helped her dramatically change the course of her business?

It was a 3 sentence long reply.

Imagine what we could accomplish working together on your business.

Put the analysis paralysis behind you. Learn exactly what to do next by working 1-on-1 with a 10+ year veteran of the freelancing industry.

When we work together, you'll get no-nonsense advice that you can put into action immediately.

This is not generic “hand-wavy” principles, but insight customized specifically to your business goals, life goals, personality, and passions.

How Coaching Works

In short: You come with questions, I give you answers. We define a plan together. I help get you started and remind you to actually do the work.

Kai is also just royally fun to work with. His relentless optimism combined with top-notch advice leaves me after each of our calls with a smile on my face and a bunch of new action steps.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


As a result of working with Kai for just a few months, I have:

  • A great sales page
  • A laser-focused positioning statement
  • Insights from conversations with potential clients in my industry
  • A system to qualify and onboard new clients (and filter out bad fits)

 — Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


Kai's approach is great for consulting. He is understanding and gives soft feedback.

Kai has given me the courage to set boundaries with clients. I feel comfortable saying "no" to clients and telling them when something is out of scope.

—   Adam Nicholson, Digital Marketing Consultant


"I was able to raise my daily rate from $600 to $800 with an existing client. All while retaining a great relationship with them, which was crucial to me. That feels pretty awesome :)"

—  Zan Anderle, Developer


I had to drop you an email to let you know - since we had the coaching call, I’ve completely revamped my retainer services. In fact, I’ve actually CREATED some new retainer services.

I’ve not even fully launched them yet, but I’ve managed to more than 4.5x the amount of monthly income I was receiving before our call - by adding only 2 extra monthly partnership clients into the mix!

—  Rachel Shillcock, Founder & Designer, Rachilli


After working with Kai for almost 6 months, Kai has an understanding of the overall context of my business, which means that don't have to start over with that each month! 

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


I wasn't sure I wanted to pay for monthly coaching. It's a big commitment.

The first couple of things I worked on with Kai immediately grew my consulting business. He more than paid for himself!

—   Matty McLain, Marketing Consultant and Founder


My work with Kai started with a Business Health Analysis. This in-depth questionnaire helped me tremendously! By completing the Business Health Analysis, I had a much more clear understanding of my business' strengths, weaknesses, and goals.

— Jacklyn Deans, Ecommerce Consultant, Flash + Color


We start with a 30-minute kickoff video call over Zoom. All calls are recorded and shared with you (video and audio) for your future reference.

On the kickoff call, we'll answer any initial questions that either of us has for the other, and confirm and schedule our next steps working together:

  • The Business Health Analysis, a detailed questionnaire about your business to help me understand where you are, what you've tried, and where we should focus our work together
  • The Business Strategy Working Session, where we discuss your answers to the Business Health Analysis, review the outcomes you're working towards, and discuss our immediate next steps together
  • Your Every-other-Week 1-on-1 Video Call where we'll review your work on your business, answer your questions, and consider what you'll focus on next

Together, we'll define the current state of your business. Then, we identify your goals and anything you think might be preventing you from reaching them.

After that, I'll prepare your personalized Business Growth Plan, giving you instruction on what to do next to move towards your goals and overcome your challenges.

What you get, monthly:

We'll have a 1-on-1 Video Call every other week. On these calls, we'll discuss your goals, track your progress, and figure out the best next steps.

While we work together, you'll have regular Homework Assignments and Exercises to help you work on your business.

If you get stuck along the way, you have unlimited access to me through your private Slack channel and your private discussion forum. Message me anytime and receive a thoughtful response promptly.

Here's what you'll receive, all together:

  • Kickoff Call — We'll meet to answer any immediate questions and schedule our next steps in working together.
  • Business Health Analysis — You'll complete this detailed questionnaire about your business and share it with me. Your answers will give me the information I need for our work together.
  • Business Strategy Working Session — We'll meet for a 90-minute working session to dive into your answers to the Business Health Analysis and answer any questions you have.
  • Business Growth Plan — I'll create this Business Growth Plan and timeline for you and your business, based off of our meetings and the information you've shared with me. We'll use this as the basis for our ongoing work together.
  • 1-on-1 Video Calls — Every other week, we'll meet to discuss your business and answer any questions that you have. On each call, we'll discuss your business, what you're working on, and any challenges you're experiencing. (Calls are recorded and shared with you).
  • Unlimited 1-on-1 Access — You'll have unlimited, private access to ask me any questions you have about consulting. Working on a proposal and need another set of eyes on it? Want feedback on a marketing page? You'll be able to send questions and share reports, proposals, pages, and articles with me for feedback.
  • Regular Homework & Exercises — Personalized homework assignments to help you work on your business. Homework and exercises will be customized for you, depending on your current goals.

"Unlimited 1-on-1 Access?"

Kai has done a lot of marketing - certainly online marketing. His experience is invaluable.

I appreciate the access I have to run things past Kai (proposals, website copy, emails, landing pages) and get his feedback.

Having Kai working with me keeps me on track! I would highly recommend Kai's services!

—   Matty McLain, Founder, MattyMclain.com


Having direct access to Kai through regular calls and through a private Slack channel was a highlight of the coaching relationship.

Being able to pop in, ask a question, and get an answer or direction was incredibly valuable.

— Vincent Dickie, Marketing Strategist


Kai has given excellent feedback on my proposals, sales copy, and new service ideas.

Proposal feedback alone is worth the price of admission since the initial arrangement with a client sets the tone and value for the entire length of the engagement.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


Throughout our time together, the ability to email Kai for advice on specific matters (like pricing, proposal writing, marketing materials, and related matters) was incredibly beneficial.

— Bruce Harpham, Content Marketing Strategy


My favorite part of the program was the 1-on-1 calls with Kai.

These calls are perfect for getting feedback on proposals, service offerings, or marketing materials.

Kai always helps me make them more compelling so that I can close my conquest clients.

— Jacklyn Deans, Ecommerce Consultant, Flash + Color


You'll have direct, unlimited access to me for answers to your most pressing questions.

I'm a business-person first, a marketer second, and a consultant third. When you work with me, you'll get unlimited access to ask questions that you have about your business, marketing, or freelancing/consulting services.

One benefit that my clients frequently highlight? Having me on their side as another set of eyes to provide feedback on "the important things" in their business:

  • Proposals for client projects
  • Emails to prospects and important clients
  • Website copy, as you create new pages
  • Landing pages, for your services
  • And other important things, as they come up

You'll have unlimited access to me to get answers to your important questions and feedback on your important materials

For many of my clients, this access to get their "top of mind" important questions answered ends up being the most valuable part of working together.

How does communication work? We'll be in touch in three ways:

  • 1-on-1 Video Meetings, scheduled fortnightly, for face-to-face communication
  • Direct Chat Access, through slack, so you can get answers to your top-of-mind questions
  • A Private Discussion Forum, for long-term, ongoing conversations about your leads, clients, and business

The Direct Chat Access and Private Discussion Forum are perfect for getting feedback on your important materials in-between calls.

How Much Is 1-on-1 Business Coaching?

"I was worried about making that big of an investment in my business...

The investment paid off immediately and is the best one I ever made in my business!"

— Meg Cumby, Meg Cumby Consulting


Within three months of starting to work together, I've made a profit on my investment, and better yet, I have a plan to break through into my dream industry.

—   Adam Nicholson, Dubu Digital


2 slots are available for 1-on-1 coaching.

1-on-1 coaching is $1,250 per month.

Scheduling is “first come, first served” so the sooner you apply, the sooner you will have the answers you need to begin taking your business to the next level

Coaching is month-to-month. You can cancel at any time.

It takes a little while to get traction. I suggest you commit to 3 months to start.

Apply To Work Together

"What Do People Say About Working With You?"

You've been seeing kind words from business coaching clients along the side of this page. Feel free to scroll up and down and read the testimonials, on the side.

Here are testimonials from two past business coaching clients:

"Coaching with Kai Davis has without a doubt been the best decision I’ve ever made for my career"

For five years I ran a mildly successful solo freelance business. But I felt stuck. My income levels were stagnant and I didn’t particularly enjoy my clients. Every attempt at improving my situation ultimately ended in disappointment.

Then I discovered the Kai Davis body of work. This guy knows his stuff! After binge listening to hours and hours of his business advice on the podcast Make Money Online, I knew that Kai was the one singular person I wanted as my business coach.

Kai’s coaching has provided me:

  • Overall direction - I spent YEARS flailing around on ultimately ineffectual plans to improve my business. I’ve made more progress in the last few months than I have in the last few years because Kai from his experience is able to say, “Oh, that isn’t the best path. Try doing this instead.” Boom, untold hours saved right there. Possibly even years saved because I didn’t have to waste time figuring out if the plan was good myself.
  • Prioritization - Here are 20 things I could be doing to build my new service. Kai says, “Do these first, don’t worry about those.” Awesome!
  • Feedback on my ideas - Kai has given excellent feedback on my proposals, sales copy, and new service ideas. Proposal feedback alone is worth the price of admission since the initial arrangement with a client sets the tone and value for the entire length of the engagement.
  • Exposure to new ideas - Kai has recommended highly valuable books, talks, and areas of study that I would never have found myself that have greatly expanded my worldview and my understanding of what is possible in consulting.
  • Structure and planning - As one of those disorganized idealistic hippie type people, Kai has helped me rein in some of the chaos of my business.
  • Networking - Through Kai’s coaching I’ve met at least 20 and counting highly cool people through his online communities.
  • Occasional business therapist - Kai has given me perspective when I’m freaking out about something happening with a client.

Kai is also just royally fun to work with. His relentless optimism combined with top-notch advice leaves me after each of our calls with a smile on my face and a bunch of new action steps.

If you want to accomplish something, get the help of someone who’s already done it. If you feel like you are stalling in your freelancing career and want to take your business to the next level, I highly recommend Kai Davis’s coaching. I am 100% satisfied with the value he provides.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions

And

"I was worried about making that big of an investment in my business... The investment paid off immediately and is the best one I ever made in my business!"

I had trouble making decisions about marketing my new service offering. I would set aside time to work on my business and never follow through because I couldn’t commit to what to focus on to follow through on things I was learning about how to get new clients for my business. As I result, I never really did anything to promote the new service offering and was not onboarding any new customers for it.

When I saw Kai’s program, I was worried about making that big of an investment in my business and wasn’t sure it would pay off. Was I going to get enough personal guidance that it would make it that much better than doing courses or reading ebooks? Would this work for me?

The investment paid off immediately and is the best one I ever made in my business:

  • I got the personal guidance I needed to get unstuck and pull the trigger on things I needed to do to attract new clients.
  • As a result of working with Kai for just a few months, I have a laser-focused positioning statement, a great sales page, a system to qualify and onboard new clients (and filter out bad fits), and insights from potential customers.
  • As I result, I received unsolicited invitations to do guest content and people asking if they could mention my service to their audience. I got inquiries for my service without even really doing much to promote the service myself.
  • I nearly doubled the price I charged for the service and nearly doubled my close rate.

Whenever I had a question or a fear that was keeping me from accomplishing something, Kai would quickly respond and help me overcome the obstacle to get it done and out there.

Kai helped me avoid distractions that would get in the way of accomplishing something important and give me shortcuts to get to attracting clients faster. I really appreciated Kai’s understanding of the emotional hurdles that sometimes can hold a consultant back and his ability to help break through those obstacles.

I recommend this program to any freelancer or consultant who wants more clients, but gets stuck in applying knowledge to their business. Having Kai in your corner, cheering you on to succeed in getting new clients and offering you the tools you specifically need to do it – that’s well worth the price.

I was able to achieve so much more in a much shorter time, and do so with confidence, as a direct result of working with Kai.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant

Questions, Asked With Some Frequency By Wonderful People

Kai keeps me on track. I always have homework and knowing the next meeting is approaching helps me do it.

Working at home, I miss the little lifehacks that help us all. Kai knows a million and is willing to share.

—   Adam Nicholson, Digital Marketing Consultant, Adam Nicholson Consulting


Whenever I had a question or a fear that was keeping me from accomplishing something, Kai would quickly respond and help me overcome the obstacle to getting it done and out there.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


Making huge changes in business is messy work, and it's really easy to get mired in the chaos. Working with Kai, though, I never once had to worry about being left in a fog of wondering what step to take next, or feeling unsure about what direction to head.

How many people can say that when it comes to making massive changes in their business?! I've made about six months' worth of progress in under three months, and I felt clear, confident, and totally supported the whole way.

— Marissa Bracke, Owner, Just B Consulting


Starting a business and working alone is scary.

There is no one to talk to, no validation, and new ideas are often left to die, rattling around in your head.

Kai has given me feedback, advice, and most importantly, courage.

—   Adam Nicholson, Digital Marketing Consultant, Adam Nicholson Consulting


Kai is a wealth of knowledge, and it's clear that his goal is to make sure you achieve your goal in the most effective and efficient way possible

— Erik J.


You told me to revisit my former client list and touch base with them.

Once I started doing this, I got so busy I almost couldn’t keep up. I really appreciate it.

— Kristine K., Freelance Designer


Here are 20 things I could be doing to build my new service. Kai says, “Do these first, don’t worry about those.” Awesome!

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


Working with Kai, I nearly doubled the price I charged for my service and nearly doubled my close rate.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


I would highly recommend Kai's services!

—   Matty McLain, Founder, MattyMclain.com


The one new client I've acquired since starting is paying me $164 per hour. Given that a year ago I worked on some low paying projects, one as low as $65 per hour, I would say this has been a huge success for me.

— Kirby, Developer


I've made about six months' worth of progress in under three months — and I felt clear, confident, and totally supported the whole way!

— Marissa Bracke, Owner, Just B Consulting


"Coaching with Kai Davis has without a doubt been the best decision I’ve ever made for my career"

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


I'd shout this one from the rooftops: "If you want momentous progress in your business, hire Kai Davis."

— Marissa Bracke, Marketing Consultant


"If you had to meet my best friend, how would you explain your job to them?"

I teach freelancers and consultants how to market themselves with confidence and fill their pipeline with profitable leads.

"What is your strength as a business coach?"

My strength is a focus on understanding your current situations, the outcomes you're looking for, and your unique constraints. From there, we work together to define a realistic plan to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

There are constraints around what you can achieve. Working together, we'll set ambitious and achievable goals and then work together to support you in moving towards those goals.

"What makes you qualified to tell me about my business?"

I've worked as a freelancer, contractor, and consultant for 13+ years. I have hard-won, real-world, first-hand experience in what it takes to move from contractor to freelancer and from freelancer to consultant.

When we work together, you're tapping into:

  • My 13+ years of experience working independently
  • My background as a business-person and marketer
  • My self-study and education, giving you access to everything I've learned studying how to be a better freelancer and consultant

If you're looking at a problem or question in your business, chances are, I've been there, and can offer a perspective on different approaches.

"What types of businesses do you have the most experience helping (freelancers, small businesses? What vertical/market)?"

My business is focused on helping solo/independent freelancers and consultants. My business coaching clients, by frequency, have been:

  1. Marketers
  2. Developers
  3. Writers
  4. Designers
  5. "Consultants" (Other)

I teach freelancers and consultants how to market themselves with confidence and fill their pipeline with profitable leads

"Is Business Coaching 100% effective? Does it work all time?"

You get out what you put in.

  • If you give this program 100%, you’ll get back 150% in results
  • If you give this program 80%, you’ll get back 50% in results

Think of these as the “100/150 Rule” and the “80/50 Rule” respectively.

In other words — you will get a very poor pay-out if you don’t go 100% for our time working together.

My job is to help you identify the lowest effort, highest impact things to focus on.

I'll provide direction, answers to your questions, help you develop a plan, and remind you to do the work.

You, my friend? You still have to do the work.

There is a steep drop-off in results you can see as soon as you drop below FULL commitment.

If you don't take the time to work on the things we agree are the most important for you to work on, you won't see results.

You need to be consistent in your effort. A healthy average over the long-term is better for you and your business than a flurry of effort that dies off.

"What's your approach to Business Coaching? How are you going to make me a better marketer/developer/writer/designer/freelancer?"

Here’s a new way to think about this concept; you've really got three core skills at play here:

  1. Your core skill(s) as a freelancer
  2. Your skill at building a business
  3. Your skill at marketing your business

When we work together, our focus will be on #2 and #3: helping you get better at building and marketing a sustainable, durable, profitable, independent consulting business.

Together, we'll look at, refine, and optimize the core of what your business is built upon:

  • Your Positioning: your target market, niche, and specialization
  • Your Dream Client Persona: who you're trying to reach and who a good, qualified, high-quality prospect is for your business
  • The "Expensive Problem" that prospects in your target market are facing and that you solve
  • Service Offerings: What services to offer to your target market, based on their expensive problems and your specialization
  • Packaged Services: how to create fixed-price, fixed-scope, repeatable service offerings for your target market
  • Market Research: how to actively (and passively) research your target market, learning their language, pains, and problems

And your marketing, optimizing what marketing you're using and how you're filling your pipeline:

  • How to Find Leads for Your Services through referral marketing, "dream 20 outreach," and market research conversations
  • How to Attract Leads for Your Services by building your "marketing surface area" through content creation, marketing outreach, and content promotion
  • How to Reach More Leads in Your Target Market by cultivating your reputation as a thought leader and authority in your target market through digital public relations campaigns (podcast tours, guest articles, webinars)

And you'll have direct access for me for another set of eyes on proposals, important emails, and important questions. (For many of my clients, it's this ongoing access to get their 'top of mind' questions answered that ends up being the most valuable in the long-term).

"Is this a magic bullet? Will my business be transformed?"

There are no magic bullets.

Business Coaching is wonderful for providing you with:

  • Accountability. In its purest form, accountability is about taking ownership of your actions and results.
  • Homework. You'll have specific next-steps to take to work on your business.
  • Direction and a Plan. You'll get specific, personalized direction and feel secure in having a plan of what to work on next.
  • Answers. I don't have all the answers, but I have some. Bring your questions and you'll get answers and direction on where to look for answers.
  • Outside "Over the Shoulder" Perspective. Want to see how someone else approaches the problem? You're able to look 'over my shoulder' and see how I approach writing proposals, drafting emails, or tackling problems you bring up in your business.
  • Reminders to do the work. Sometimes what we need most of all is a simple, positive reminder to do the work. You'll receive that in me — you'll have someone to remind you to do the work (and help you identify the most important work to focus on)
  • Support. Being a freelancer or a consultant is hard. Having support from someone who has been there can make the difference between what feels like an insurmountable obstacle and an easily solved problem.
  • Someone to listen, when you need to vent. Sometimes you just need to vent, be it about that proposal that just got turned down, that client who is asking for something new yet again, or any of the other parts of running your own business. When we work together, you have an ear to listen when you need to vent.

You, however, still need to do the work.

"Who is this not right for?"

1-on-1 Business Coaching is absolutely not a good fit if:

  • You want to see changes immediately
  • You don't have an investment mindset
  • The idea of working towards a goal over time makes you feel icky
  • You don't have the time (~4-hours/week) to invest in working on your business
  • You're more interested in the latest marketing/startup/business fad than you are building a durable business

"What's communication like? Are there just the calls? Is there a back-and-forth?"

In our ongoing work together, there is a lot of back-and-forth conversation: Slack, Google Docs, Video Calls, and a private discussion forum.

This back and forth conversation in the coaching relationship is often the best way for me to understand the current situation you’re experiencing or question you’re facing, clarify my recommendations and answers, and help us identify the best next steps for you to take.

"How much is this? Do you offer a discount if I commit to X-months?"

Coaching is $1,250 per month.

If you'd like to work together quarter to quarter rather than month to month, you can prepay for 3-months at a time and save $375 (10%) on every bill.

"What if I'm worried that you don't have the 'whole picture' of my situation before we start working together?"

Chances are, by the time we start work together, I won't have the 'whole picture' of your situation yet.

We'll have taken every step we can to ensure that I understand your current situation; however, anyone who says that they understand the 'whole picture' before working with you for a few months is just after your money.

Here are the steps we'll go through to make sure I understand as much of your whole picture as possible before you pay a single dollar:

  • First, when you apply, you'll fill out an application form, telling me about your current situation
  • Once you apply, I'll review your application, and let you know if it looks like you're a fit or not
  • If it looks like you're a fit, you'll receive a link to schedule a time for us to have a 1-on-1 conversation and a 'Business Scorecard' to fill out, answering key questions about your business.
  • Once you fill out the Business Scorecard, I'll review your answers, commenting with questions, feedback, or clarifications
  • When you schedule a time to meet, I'll review your business scorecard to prepare my questions for our conversation
  • When we meet, we'll spend our time discussing your current situation, where you are, where you'd like to be, and what steps you're willing to take to get there.

At that point, we'll both decide if we'd like to work together 1-on-1.

  • This process helps me understand your current situation as well as I can
  • This process helps you understand what it's like to work with me

What I’ve found is that it takes a month or two of work together for me to start to see that 'whole picture.'

That’s not a bad thing. That’s just the natural progression of working together in this type of arrangement.

When we start out, I understand a few important pieces of the whole. You've shared what you’re looking for and we have an initial understanding of what steps we need to take.

Then, we get to work. As we work together on your ‘business building’ skill, I'll learn more about you and your 'whole picture' as we start to see you working on your business.

Over time, as I learn that whole picture for you and your business, we'll adapt and evolve our focus to make sure we're focusing your energy and effort on the most important things.

Availability is Limited

Kai's just a great coach.

If you think he might be able to help you, reach out to him, even if your situation doesn't mesh perfectly with his offerings.

Remember, that's how marketing works - you have to be super focused with your messaging, but you can still choose to do an individual deal.

Same with Kai - reach out to see if he can help.

He helped me a ton!

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


I spent YEARS flailing around on ultimately ineffectual plans to improve my business.

I’ve made more progress in the last few months than I have in the last few years because Kai from his experience is able to say, “Oh, that isn’t the best path. Try doing this instead.”

Boom, untold hours saved right there. Possibly even years saved because I didn’t have to waste time figuring out if the plan was good myself.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


2 slots are available for 1-on-1 coaching.

1-on-1 coaching is $1,250 per month.

Scheduling is “first come, first served” so the sooner you apply, the sooner you will have the answers you need to begin taking your business to the next level

Apply To Work Together