FAQ Section (Second draft)

andrewtsao  •  16 Mar 2023   •    

Finalizing what I was working on yesterday:

What exactly is coaching?

A no-code coach is a trained professional who specializes in helping you reach your personal and professional goals when it comes to building digital product(s). Typically, this is accomplished through a series of 1-on-1 or group sessions designed to help you build out your idea(s).

In the coaching I do with my clients, I focus on three pillars: clarity, creativity, and consistency. My coaching approach is informed by my professional business experiences working in technology for 5+ years and my personal experiences finding empowerment and agency in my own life through acquiring these skillsets that allowed me to build a business and become a no-code builder, coach, and educator.

What types of people turn to coaching?

Anyone can benefit from no-code coaching, but it tends to resonate best with individuals who aspire to improve their lives or reach a higher level of personal success. If you are frustrated with some aspect of your career, identify yourself as an “ideas” guy/girl but struggled to execute them, have difficulty learning coding (or other technical things), or simply aspire for learning a skill to better navigate a world that is increasingly depended on technology, this coaching might be right for you!

Most of my clients who get the most out of coaching tell me they’re looking for 4 things:

  • A dedicated time & space to focus on learning and building
  • Some “expert” perspective on navigating obstacles and frustrations
  • Someone who can hold them accountable to making progress toward the most important things
  • Someone who is patient and can make them feel seen and heard in each session

What happens over the course of coaching sessions?

Most of my clients are busy business professionals, so I do most sessions via video calls (Google Meet or Zoom), so my clients can speak to me in the comfort and privacy of their own home or space of choosing. Typically, we’ll start by getting snapshot of your current situation, current issues, and where you want to go and achieve through us working together. We’ll clarify your building purpose, values, ambitions, and goals. We’ll also work together to identify key barriers, common frustrations, areas where you tend to get stuck.

In a typical session, we will usually start off with using a few minutes to set our intention of the day, then proceed to asking you to share your screen so you can be in the driver’s seat for the bulk of the session while I give you advice, pointers, and encouragements on the side. The primary purpose of this model is for you to get as much repetition in building as possible, and for me to be there to make sure you have the right framework and support to keep building momentum. At the end of each session, we will talk through each steps and actions to keep you moving forward between sessions.

One of the most main goals we will work toward is toward the idea of “shipping out” your product. Most sessions tend to last 60 minutes. All information is kept 100% confidential, and I will never divulge to anyone I’m working with you unless you give me explicit permission. At the conclusion of our work together, we’ll recap our progress & identify how you can best leverage what you’ve learned as you move onward in life.

What’s the best way to get started?

Since most coaching is 1-on-1, it’s important for you to find someone that you genuinely enjoy working with and get value from. The best way to start is to have a candid conversation about whether you feel the coach’s expertise & services align well with what you need. Currently, I offer a free 60 min session where we get right into the weeds of it so I can get a sense of what you’re looking for and for you to get a good read on my style and approach. You can also scroll down to watch video testimonials of clients sharing about their experiences working with me.

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How long do people work with coaches?

While exceptions do exist, multiple sessions are often required to create meaningful progress and on longstanding barriers you’ve struggled to overcome. My clients who get the most from coaching commit to certain goals over a 30 to 90 day period, as significant change doesn’t happen overnight. My most popular service is my 30-day package where I work with you for 1 hour on call every single work day (20 sessions) where I can take you from zero-to-one in no-code. I always encourage clients to let me know when they feel their time is complete. You should get tremendous value form every single session we have together, and the moment that’s not the case, you always have the freedom to stop.

How will I know if coaching is working for me?

At the end of a coaching session, either with me, or another coach, I’d encourage you to ask yourself these questions:

  • Did I gain more clarity in understanding technology, no-code, and building digital products in general?
  • Do I feel more attuned to my inner creativity and ability to build out my ideas?
  • Am I more confident in the compounding effects of consistency and applying it to other aspects of my life?
    Even though this coaching mostly centers around no-code building, you should feel like you’re connecting the dots and gaining a new awareness about yourself, to enable new actions and new results in your life.

How much does coaching cost?

Pricing varies base on frequency and need, but the coaching packages I currently offer range from $400 to $1500 a month. What I usually like to determine during the the initial coaching call is to tailor a program and recommended frequency that best suits your needs. If you’re interested in getting started, apply here.

What no-code tools do you currently support or coach on?

I currently provide coaching around a wide-variety of no-code / low-code tools (at least across 10 different tools), with a particular focus on Bubble, Airtable, Softr, Carrd, Zapier, and Make.com.

See a no-code tool you want to use that is not on the list? Bring it on! As a no-code generalist, I also have worked with clients while using and learning a completely new tool. Let’s chat!

What if I don’t have an idea to bring to the table?