Private Coaching Program

Three months of one-on-one coaching to grow your income.

Attract More Leads • Close More Deals • Increase Your Profits

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If you feel like you need to take your business to the next level but you’re not sure how to go about doing so, I highly recommend Jonathan’s private coaching.

Emily Omier, Full Stack Content

Does this sound familiar?

There is a better way

Private Coaching Will Show You The Way

My private coaching program is for folks just like you who are looking to increase their profits, attract better clients, and have a bigger impact.

I wish I could turn back the clock and I would have hired Jonathan when I first started my business - it would have saved me years of struggling. I always thought I could do everything on my own - but I hit a wall and realized I needed help to get to next level of my own game.

Geneve Hoffman, 16 Hoops

I would definitely recommend private coaching with Jonathan for people who are open to changing how they work but want to rapidly develop their learning by benefiting from his decades of experience and crystal-clear communication about tricky consulting situations.

Sam Selikoff, EmberMap and MirageJS

Damnit, I wish I had the Stark mojo two months ago!s

Chris Ferdinandi

Benefits of Private Coaching

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Would I recommend Private Coaching with Jonathan? Hell yeah. He stopped me from making dozens of missteps along the way. Hiring him means protection from the downside and a straighter line to the upside potential of what I’m trying to accomplish. He fundamentally changed the direction of my future for the better.

Kevin Whelan

The Big Picture

TL;DR—You get three months of private and unlimited 24/7 access to me via Slack, phone, or email.

The program includes:

You can contact me any day or time with questions. I reply within 24 hours but usually more like 90 minutes during business hours.

Kickoff Meeting Agenda

Accountability Calls

The Fine Print


My private coaching is a three-month program. The investment is $7,500.00. It’s not uncommon for my coaching students to recoup their entire investment after working together on a single proposal.

You can apply using the button below but before you do, let me first say this...

Coaching is not for everyone. We go deep. You need to be prepared to change habits, routines, and processes that you’ve been addicted to for years.

Change can be scary. It’s hard for everyone. But if you want things to be better, you have to change something. If you think you’re ready, here’s the link to apply:

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I would never be where I am now–in this short amount of time–without Jonathan’s assistance. So, the return on investment from that perspective is priceless.

Katherine P

100% Money-Back Guarantee

It’s free to apply and there’s no risk or obligation. If you are accepted into my coaching program, I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. I don’t want your money if we’re not a good fit. If you’re not happy with our kickoff call for any reason, just let me know and I’ll refund your money in full.

But Don’t Take My Word For it...

Here’s what other folks have said:

Amazing talk today, Jonathan! In one fell swoop you have solved a few of my biggest frustrations (niggly scope creep, competing on price, etc.)

Meredith Eisenberg

Jonathan gave me a blueprint of exactly how to lay out a proposal, step by step, follow the numbers. Having this blueprint means now when I create a proposal I just have to follow the plan, check the boxes and I’m done. (Ok it takes a little more effort but that’s how easy Jonathan has made it now).

Casey Stevens, KissAutomation

Jonathan is a wonderful coach. He goes out of his way to help you and will ask and and say the things that – though you might not always want to hear them – are crucial to being successful.

Don Levan, Vanguard CS

Looking For More?

Check out these long-form testimonials from past coaching program students:

Still have questions?

Q: How do I know if I’m a good fit for coaching?

People who will get the most out of coaching are folks who have been plateaued and aren’t sure what to do about it. If your intellectual curiosity and talent cause you to wander from task to task prior to completion, and you require more urgency in creating results, you will probably benefit from the accountability that comes with this program.

Q: What do I have to do to qualify?

This program is for people who have clients and income but feel like they’re on a hamster wheel. Making a living but not getting ahead. Unsure of what to do to get to the next level.

NOTE: If you are desperate for work because of cash flow issues, my private coaching program probably wouldn’t be a good investment.

Q: May I speak with a couple references about their time with you?

Sure. Here’s a link to my testimonials page with contact info:

Down at the very bottom are links to long form testimonials from past students.

Q: What is the average student’s ROI after completing coaching with you?

The bottom line ROI depends greatly on the student.

At the high end, I’ve had students land deals in the mid six-figures for six months of work and folks landing five-figure per month advisory retainers.

At the low end, I’ve had people not commit to the work and get little direct financial ROI. But even those folks are happy with the educational aspect and sense of control they gain over their business.

Q: How long are the accountability calls?

They’re usually around an hour.

Q: Do we have to use Slack for the accountability calls?

No. We can use a different voice channel if you have a strong preference.

Q: Can we use video for the accountability calls?

I prefer not to use video for accountability calls because I take a lot of notes during the session. I find that video tends to slow things down and can be distracting.

Q: What happens after I pay?

Once you complete your purchase, you’ll be presented with a calendar link to schedule a kickoff call. On our kickoff call, we will agree to a game plan, share private contact info, set your first assignment, and pick a regular time for our accountability calls.

Q: I still have questions!

Just shoot me an email and ask:

Who wrote this page, anyway?

Hi! I’m Jonathan Stark and I was software consultant for the better part of fifteen years. I’ve given sold out talks on three continents, I am the author of five books, and I have helped brands like Staples, Time, T-Mobile, and others with their software strategy, tactics, and training. (You can check out my press page for more info.)

Jonathan Stark

In my first year as a solo consultant, I doubled my income by ditching hourly billing for value pricing. I have over a decade of real-world experience successfully applying value-based theories to my own consulting work and that of 100+ developers I have counseled. These days I routinely command an effective hourly rate of $2000+ per hour.

The unconscious acceptance of hourly billing as the best and only option for selling services is a collective hallucination that literally keeps me up at night. In fact, I consider it my mission in life to rid the earth of hourly billing. Care to join me? You’ll be glad you did. 🙂

Now is the time

I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said, “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

Don’t waste another year moving one inch in every direction.

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Don’t worry, there’s no risk or obligation and it’s free to apply.

Act Now. Seriously.

Availability is limited. I usually only take on a handfull of new private coaching students per year. If you are considering private coaching, apply now to start the process.

I’m actually winning projects at 10x the hourly rate I used to make. In the past quarter, I banked six months salary. Honestly, the feeling of knowing you have 6mo in the bank is freedom beyond anything I have ever experienced.

Marcus Blankenship

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