Getting a new client

andrewtsao  •  21 Sept 2022   •  

Sometimes I’m still amazed by how my opportunities seem to come about. Just as September is wrapping up, I’ve been thinking about spending the remaining bandwidth to work on my coaching website, but a referral from one of my coaching client came in.

This client had a pretty similar story that you hear about in the no-code world: she’s been working with a developer for a few months now who seemed to have over-promised a lot of value but ultimately was very poor is his communication skills and everything felt like they were built within a vacuum rather than collaboratively. The reason why she came to me is because she decided she wants to now use Airtable & some kind of front-end like Softr to build her MVP.

There are a lot exciting things about the thisnew client and project which is that she is building a decarbonization platform for enterprise companies so I’m excited to use this opportunity to dive deeper into that world and learn about problems surrounding the climate change space. I also have to admit that I am also a little intimidated. So far the clients I have worked with and tools I’ve been assisting with have all been ok the side of personal projects that are customer facing, so they have less complexity. That plus the clients seems to be a little Type A (I later learned that she used to be a McKinsey consultant and a Harvard Business school grad) so I was already a little intimidated on our coaching intro call.

But if my goal is to make no-code accessible to all, this feels like a worthy challenge to me. I need to remind myself that I should not let these factors affect how I coach and the value I can bring to the table. At the end of the day, here is another person willing to pay for my coaching service and I am going to do my best to prove that it is a worthy long term investment.

Onwards!

Comments

Congrats Andrew! You’re doing something right for sure!

jasonleow  •  23 Sept 2022, 12:18 am