It’s only when you look back at your career that you can join the dots to work out why you end up doing the thing that you love doing
— Pete Starr, Managing Director Chilli Pepper Development
In today’s podcast episode, Pete Starr talks to us about the path which lead him to become a successful freelance trainer. As we will learn, Pete’s journey was anything but direct.
Pete looks back on a pivotal moment when he had to make a decision to start his training business.
His kids were small, he had no money in the bank, he had just purchased a new house and his wife was not working at the time. Kudos to Pete for having the courage to follow his dream!
Pete and I have worked together on a couple of occasions, most recently where we co-facilitated a two-day consultative sales session for the entire telephone-sales team of an international hotel-booking platform in New York City.
The program went very well. Lots of interactivity, idea-generation and practice which resulted in very positive feedback.
Pete is a very talented trainer and ‘down-to-earth’ with a style which appeals to a wide range of audiences. I know that you will enjoy this episode!
Biggest takeaways you don’t want to miss:
- Weighing-up the safe option of a salary and the risks of going freelance
- Being either a very busy associate or pursuing your own direct clients
- Defining exactly what is meant by the term ‘freelance’ trainer
- Why having an element of security is important in your training business
- Which activities help to generate leads for your training business
- Why Pete’s friends have never recommended him! :o)
- How networking with other trainers can be invaluable
- How to know which training companies NOT to work with
- What can help you fill in gaps in your training calendar
- How to prepare for a training company’s audition process
- Which one piece of advice Pete would give his past-self
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