The following is taken from David’s interview with Bobette Reeder in 10 Super Coaches.
What top methods, in order, did you use to get your clients in the first 2 years?
I was totally involved in my community… did a lot of leadership activities and social activities and visible activities.. this led to lots of credibility with a large number of people. I also was heavily involved in the coaching community (my training school and IFC).
What method did you find most effective in getting your initial clients?
I talked about coaching whenever the opening presented itself… and then I dropped the subject unless I was pressed to discuss it. I made it seem almost mysterious… and people wanted to know more. And my life was visibly changing too… always attractive. And I was VERY excited about it… very enthusiastic… people wanted some of that!