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Why choose agency business coaching?
Coaching gives you accountability + advice + perspective.
I’ll hold you accountable—but I’ll also provide customized advice and feedback on what you’re doing. Sometimes this means reminding you to stop avoiding the important things you keep avoiding—and helping you make that happen. All along the way, I’ll share perspective on what top-performing agencies are doing.
At Sakas & Company, I understand that just because a solution is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. My coaching calls are geared toward helping digital marketing agency owners stay accountable and make real progress on their business goals.
One-on-One Coaching is $2,500/month, customized to your goals. The first month is $3,500, which includes my proprietary intake questionnaire, your custom coaching plan, DiSC assessment, and an extra call.
After a recent session
a client emailed…
“Karl Sakas assisted and guided me through the sale of my agency, providing an accurate business valuation, a thorough purchase agreement review, and great advice on how I could get the most out of the exchange.
I would highly recommend Sakas & Company and Karl Sakas to any agency owner or manager interested in getting great advice, increasing their profitability, and making their overall lives a lot easier!“JASON STANLEY
Know you want to start?
Complete this survey and we can schedule your free, 30-minute Q&A call to answer your questions about how coaching works.
How Can Business Coaching Help You?
Business coaching helps digital marketing agency owners like you find more free time, make more money, and enjoy your job again.
- Which person should I hire next?
- How do I get higher-paying clients?
- Should I fire Bob?
- How can I close more sales proposals?
- I need a new PM system—how do I find something that meets my needs?
- How can I get my team to prioritize better?
- My employees interrupt me all day long with questions. How can I fix that?
- How can I make it so I’m not the day-to-day contact for all of my clients?
Got a question not listed? No problem! Coaching calls are based around what each client needs; I can address a wide range of common agency problems. And if you need a specialist—taxes, estate planning, contracts, etc.—I’ll refer you to a trusted colleague.
Email me and let me know what you’d like to fix and start building a better agency today.
Outside perspective, insider’s understanding.
You work directly with me as your business coach—I don’t delegate coaching to someone else. As someone who started in the industry in 1997 and who’s specialized in agencies since 2010, I understand the ins and outs of the industry.
Because I only work with marketing, creative, and development agencies, I speak your language—you don’t have to explain the difference between SEO and SEM, web design vs. web development, or Twitter vs. Instagram.
I offer one-on-one coaching, exclusively for leaders of digital marketing agencies. Coaching is done on a month-to-month basis. I recommend new clients plan on 6-12 months to start, but you can cancel any time; this isn’t a lifetime commitment. And we pause coaching while you’re on vacation, which means you’re not paying for help when you’re not working.
Coaching calls are like an appointment with yourself, to focus on what’s really important—in fact, a client recently shared that his coaching calls are “one of the best mornings of the week” for him.
Whether you have short-term goals you want to see your agency accomplish or big dreams you want to tackle over the long haul, business coaching from Sakas & Company can your help agency fulfill its potential.
Get free access to agency-specific templates
As a client, you get full access to my clients-only Resource Library. This includes templates and other resources, designed to help you save 20 to 200 hours of work. The 45+ templates include:
- Client Ranking Matrix (decide which clients to keep… and which to fire)
- Time Buckets (see where to spend more vs. less time)
- Calculate Your Exit Price (see what you might get if/when you sell your agency, based on projected financials)
- Sales Qualification Worksheet (help you spend time on the right prospects)
- Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Template (to streamline when an employee’s not performing)
You also get free access to several paid products, including recorded webinars and free Kindle copies of my books. And I keep adding new resources over time.
Want to check it out? Here’s a redacted copy of the Resource Library (with links disabled).
“I have worked with Karl for eight months now as my marketing agency coach. This coaching relationship has been an exceptionally high return investment for my small and rapidly expanding agency.
His follow-through, keen insights and extensive real agency business case examples has made working with him a consistently productive and rewarding experience. We are on track for record revenue and bottom line growth, which would not have been possible without my key decision to hire Karl eight awesome months ago.
If you are a marketing agency owner looking for highly-targeted, expert help to get to a more efficient and more profitable agency—hire Karl. You won’t regret it.“JULIE THORNER
Deluxe Coaching: US$2,500/month
Virtually Unlimited Support via Email, plus a Monthly Check-in Call
One-on-One Coaching is all about you, on your schedule. It’s a chance to discuss the areas of your agency where there is the largest potential for growth and create monthly goals to achieve that potential.
During the proprietary intake process, I will identify and recommend a coaching curriculum around your needs (flexible each time, but with an eye toward ensuring that I help you meet your long-term goals). You’ll also take a short DiSC behavioral assessment (included in the cost of coaching) and complete a questionnaire that will help you think about your goals.
Each monthly call runs about 2 hours. In the first call, I will review the results of your personality assessment (including advice on how to get better results while working with other types) and discuss your goals. You’ll also set goals for next month.
During each call, I will share advice and answer questions, and guide you on setting goals for the coming month (so that you balance short-term and long-term progress). It’s a structured process (I create a custom agenda before each month’s call) but also flexible—if something’s come up, I can focus on solving the new problem. Some clients skip the accountability help (if they’re consistently hitting goals on their own) and focus instead on just advice.
You’ll get answers (so you’re not “reinventing the wheel”) and you’ll stay on track with Sakas & Company’s accountability framework that I’ve customized to meet the needs to agency owners.
You get an outside perspective, from someone who is intimately familiar with what’s working and what’s not working elsewhere in the digital marketing world. I am out there observing trends and speaking with agency owners every day—and one-on-one Executive Coaching allows you to benefit from that.
Email support between calls means you get answers when you need them, so you can move forward—and it’s all included at no additional charge. (On average, clients reach out 1-2 times a week.)
You also get free access to my weekly check-in emails—which help you stay on track between our monthly accountability calls—and my Resource Library of templates and other tools.
The first month is US$3,500, which includes my proprietary intake questionnaire, your custom coaching plan, DiSC assessments for you and any business partners, and an extra call. Future months are $2,500/month.
Ready to start? The next step is to confirm you’re a match. We’ll schedule a free, 30-minute call—to answer your questions about what coaching is like. Before that call, please complete my 7-question pre-coaching application.
Want to do the survey first and then set up a call? Here you go:
Ready to talk?
To start the conversation, please complete this form. You’ll hear back within 2 business days, with a few date/time options to schedule an exploratory call.
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