Several of the coaches who have come through my training program started out as parents who wanted to help their own kids…and then realized they were developing skills they could use to help other people’s kids, too!

In today’s video, I introduce you to Jessica Finnigan who started out as one of those parents…and then quickly built a successful academic coaching business that has sustained her and her family for several years.

If you’re at all curious about what it’s like to be a coach, or about how to build a thriving coaching business, you’ll want to watch this rich interview!

Jessica shares a lot of wisdom about how she’s found clients, how she sets boundaries so she doesn’t burn out, and the unexpected rewards she’s found…and she even gets honest about her rates and overhead expenses. This is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be an academic life coach, and I think you’ll find it both engaging and enlightening.

You can find the 33-minute video here: 

Are you inspired?

I have a new cohort of academic coaches starting with me in June, and if you’d like to find out more about the program, you can read more here.

If you have questions about the program and whether it would be a great fit for you, you can come to today’s Live Q&A session (4:30 PDT / 7:30 EDT) where I answer questions about study skills from students, parents, and educators, as well as questions about academic biz building. Sign up here

Or, if you’d like to get a little more in-depth with me and even make a back-of-the-napkin business plan to crunch the numbers for your unique situation, you can sign up for a complimentary session with me here.

I hope to talk with you soon!


There is a huge need for academic coaches right if you’re at all curious, now’s the time to explore a bit more! Remember, you can set up a no obligation meeting with me here. I’d love to talk to you about what your coaching business might look like!?