Meet the Coach
Writing Your First-Person Bio…Telling Your Story
The following information is in the PFYP Website and Marketing Guide. That’s also where you’ll find 7 sample bios. We highly recommend you review this entire section of the manual before you begin.
The questions below are to help you write a draft of your first person bio in a Word document. Once it is polished (your Success Team can offer you feedback or post your bio on the FB page) and PROOFED, enter your bio here along with your photo (optional).
Note: You do NOT need to answer them all — they are a starting point.
If you are still in the process of changing course to full-time self-employment, ignore the first question for now. Instead talk about how you see the world “through the lens of opportunity,” about your creative and curious mind, about your passion for helping others find their calling, and so on.
- What is your personal changing course story and what did it teach you? (For example, you were working 60 hours a week for a boss that drove you crazy and realized the only boss you wanted was “you” or that you went through a series of stressful lay-offs and realized that no job is really “secure.”)
- How did you come to the realization that it was time to for you to “change course?”
- What were/are the doubts you experienced about changing course, and how did you overcome them?
- What was your proudest moment after you decided to make this life change?
- What is the biggest challenge or misconception about self-employment that you dealt with?
- What is the most important thing to you about your new livelihood?
- Why are you so passionate about helping others to change course? In other words, why are you doing this work? Talk here about your philosophy about work and life.
- What drew you to this training program and what did you take away from the training that will benefit your clients?
- Give prospective clients the sense that you have what it takes to help them. You do not need to have had a paying client to share an anecdote about how you helped another person solve a problem, see options they’d never have come with on their own, think creatively about work, etc. What is an example of a situation where you helped someone?
- What are 2-3 inspirational quotes that best capture who you are, your philosophy about work and life, and/or what your work is all about?
- Describe 2-3 of your favorite stories of people who have multiple income streams.
- Describe 2-3 of your favorite stories about people who have successfully turned their passion into profits.
- What kind of image do you want to convey? Do you want prospective clients to picture you working out of a fancy executive suite or your cozy home office? Running a large operation with other consultants or being on your own? Doing one thing or many things? What mental picture do you want prospective clients to have of you?