Instagram Resources for Coaches
Welcome to a new blogging feature here at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy where we are going to present to you the very best round up of resources, tips and links from the web on topics that are relevant to building your life coaching, health coaching and business coaching (and more!) business every two weeks. We hope you find it incredibly useful and if there is a particular ’round-up’ of resources or topics you would love us to cover – leave us a comment and we will see what we can do for you!
Our first ‘Resource Round-Up is about Instagram.
If you’re a coach of any kind and you’re not using Instagram right now – you might like to do yourself a favour and take a look at it. We are all pretty visual creatures by nature and this photo and video sharing site, which can easily be accessed from your smart phone or tablet, is a breeze to use, fun, highly engaging, and can give your ideal clients a photographic glimpse into your coaching world – and your personal world if you choose too as well. You can use Instagram to promote your latest blog post, show you in action speaking at a workshop, make everyone drool over your latest health coach recipe, share an inspiring quote and give a peek inside your work day.
Here is the Instagram feed for the Beautiful You Coaching Academy…it’s my personal account but one that is used to support the work of the Academy and in particular our Beautiful You Life Coaching Course and inspired COACH Magazine. Maybe one of these days I might change it over to be the Academy but for now it’s as is. What you call your Instagram account is really not that important – it can be your name or your coaching business name if you have one. The more important thing is what you share on it and how you use it to engage others. As you can see mine/ours is a mix of the personal and the professional. I love it as a social media platform. In fact – it’s my favourite one right now.
Excited to get started or improve your use of Instagram for your coaching business? Here you go!
Instagram Resources for Coaches
Not sure what to really post on instagram? Katie Wagner says - start with stories.
Think your coaching business has nothing to do with branding OR that you don’t have a brand? You do! Heidi Cohen shares 5 Instagram Marketing Tips to Gain Brand Awareness.
Listen to Instagram Expert Sue B.Zimmerman and Life and Health Coach Leah Jantzen talk about her instagram success strategy.
Want to get serious and start tracking your instagram stats? Get yourself over to Statigram.
Make those Instagram snaps pretty! This round up by Social Media Examiner on 20 Instagram Apps to Enhance Your Photos and Videos is uber comprehensive. Have fun!
Want to master the ‘selfie?’ This guide to taking better self-portraits on an i-phone from the wonderful Vivienne McMaster is – well – wonderful.
101 Tips for Using Instagram for Business – Casey Gollan has you covered in this great list.
Hot Coaches to Follow on Instagram
Want to see how some gorgeous coaches are using Instagram really well? Here are some hot coaches to give you some inspiration!
Life Coach Connie Chapman A beautiful Instagram feed of gentle and soulful living Connie style
Health and Lifestyle Coach Clare Hutton Delicious and delectable food, recipes and inspired living via Clare’s lovely photos
Health Coach Clare Obeid Yoga and life inspiration from Clare in sunny Sydney
Natural Beauty Lifestyle Coach Danielle Stein A gorgeous mix of inspirational quotes, Danielle’s reading and beautiful snaps of her life in New Zealand
Are you using Instagram as a coach? I’d love to hear your experiences about it in a comment below and if you’re finding it fun and easy to use and something that is bringing you clients too. Also – if you have loved this post and think another coach might like it too why not share the love!