Coaching Information

The Power of Online Memberships

Have you ever noticed geese flying overhead, whether that be south for the winter, or back home in the spring? 

In Canada where I live, this is a regular sight and a sure sign of the seasons passing.

From time to time, it's easy to notice that there is a certain pattern to the flying geese.  Often, they fly in formation, in a shape that makes it easier to fly as a group than alone, something that conserves energy for the trip.

Online memberships, when built right, are built on the same philosophy, even though they consist of bits, bytes, pixels and websites and not beaks, feathers or wings.

Have you noticed that things are easier to do when you're surrounded by like-minded people going for the same goal?

Training for a marathon seems less onerous when you run with a bunch of buddies.

A garage sale seems like too much bother until the neighbourhood holds one together.

And of course, goals become so much more achievable when there's a coach in the picture.

An online membership usually consists of a private website available to a certain set of people with common interests and goals. 

Much like a library, online memberships take on a certain form, often containing resources such as books, magazines, articles, and even audio and video materials.

Premium membersip sites will often integrate a personal touch by providing support from a real person, whether that be by email, help desk or at a discussion board.

At its most elaborate, membership websites can leak over into the offline world, and members who were previously cyber-buddies only meet face-to-face for the first time and the bonds get cemented.  These tend to be memberships that have the most longevity online...they achieve this by weaving in real meetings so the online connection takes on a new dimension.

Online memberships have certain significant characteristics:

A membership site gives your clients access to the information they need, when they want it, not just when you are available by telephone.

A membership site gives your clients access to each other, and the body of knowledge they represent, which can be enormous. The powerful connections that are made are very good fodder for a multidimensional coaching experience for your clients.

A membership site can be demanding to maintain, since new content and material need to be developed to ensure the membership is fresh and up to date. 

With more than a million people in the world now identifying themselves with one of thousands of online groups, online memberships are modern 'tribes' that are filling the gaps being left by neighbourhoods and even church groups of old.

Andrea J. Lee coaches entrepreneurs and online business owners. As Thomas J. Leonard's General Manager, she helped build and manage the largest network and trainer of personal and business coaches in the world. Now the CEO of Andrea J. Lee Group of Companies, she writes, speaks and consults on Marketing, Internet and Business systems. This is an excerpt from the her NEW BOOK - Multiple Streams of Coaching Income,

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at


Roy Williams Speaks on Coaching Michael Jordan
I told Eddie Fogler, our other assistant coach at that time, that I had just seen the best 6-foot-4-inch high school player I'd ever witnessed. None of us had any idea that he was going to develop into the greatest player who's ever played the game ...


How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A 7-Figure Coaching Business
I had a chance to chat with Jesse Johnson, a former teacher who now runs a seven-figure mindset and success coaching and consulting business. In this interview, which has been edited and condensed, you will learn about her transitional work, fears, and ...


Roy Williams Speaks on Coaching Michael Jordan - Newsweek
As an assistant coach, Roy Williams had the enviable job of instructing Michael Jordan. Now, he holds the reins at UNC.

and more »

Why did Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic split? Coaching relationship uncovered
The two men came together at the end of 2013 when Djokovic was trying to regain his world No 1 status. The Serbian had been deposed by Rafael Nadal in October of that year and the two men met in Monaco to discuss how they might be able to work ...
Wimbledon finalist Anderson has former Fresno State coach Brad Stine in his cornerFresno Bee

all 912 news articles »

The Real News Network

Executive Coaching: Does It Increase Productivity and Growth?
The Real News Network
And let me begin this segment with introducing our regular guest here at The Real News Network, Bill Black, who has been working on a series on executive coaches in the corporate world. We are the beneficiary of these segments that Bill is producing ...


2018 previews and coach rankings keep rolling in
Along with season previews, coaching rankings seem to be an idea for offseason content that just about every college football-related website is taking a shot at these days. After all, if there's anything internetters love, it's a good ol' list of ...

Evansville Courier & Press

Clemson basketball adds former Evansville coach Marty Simmons to staff
Evansville Courier & Press
Marty Simmons' next job will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The former University of Evansville men's basketball head coach will join the staff of Brad Brownell at Clemson. Brownell, an Evansville native and Harrison High School graduate ...
Former UE coach Simmons joins Clemson coaching staff14 News WFIE Evansville

all 4 news articles »

Berkshire Eagle

A lasting legacy: Larry Bell reflects on coaching career after stepping down as Mount Greylock girls cross-country coach
Berkshire Eagle
Bell has given an overwhelming majority of his life to the art of coaching distance running. He started right out of college, where he was a runner at Nebraska Wesleyan University. His first stop was at Lenox. Ironic, given the rivalry that developed ...

Chicago Tribune

Tim Floyd appreciative looking back on 40-year coaching career: 'I was really grateful to Jerry Reinsdorf'
Chicago Tribune
Despite a 40-year coaching career that included more than 400 college victories and a winning percentage above .610, eight trips to the NCAA tournament with two Sweet 16 appearances and one trip to the NBA playoffs, he knows what most people will ...

Shreveport Times

Parkway's Feaster lands new job in Minden
Shreveport Times
Former Parkway, Minden, Many and D'Arbonne Woods head football coach David Feaster has landed back in Minden at Glenbrook Academy. The veteran coach will serve as the football team's offensive coordinator this fall under head coach Drew Maddox at ...

Google News

home | site map
© 2007