In mid-January, we asked a group of health and wellness coaches for their input on our new vision of Teacup Wellness as a nonprofit.
These coaches had given us a chance in our first iteration in 2018 when we launched a for-profit model which ended up failing miserably.*
On the positive side, the experience provided a tremendous learning opportunity while also connecting us with some amazing people.
Below are the results of everyone’s input through January 31st. We extend a grateful thank-you to all who participated and we plan to follow up soon to discuss input and next steps.
We will reach out to each coach who participated in our survey regarding their individual comments, suggestions, and ideas.
In the meantime, please reach out if you have any questions and we’ll be back with more info soon!
* When we first launched in 2018, we focused way too much on operations at the expense of marketing. We had plenty of coaches ready to go but no new clients coming in. By the time we realized how off-track it was, we had run out of self-funding. We had a few frantic months of trying out different approaches before hitting the pause button in early 2019. And now we are back, with a hopeful heart and a fierce determination not to let this idea wither if there is even a glimmer of hope for success.
Approaching Teacup as a nonprofit social enterprise seems like a model that could be successful while also aligning with our mission and values. Getting input from our prior coaches at this early stage helps ensure we validate our thinking before investing too much more time and effort.