Just because you’re the Owner or CEO of your company, don’t think you would never have a need for a coach. Seems like a funny thing to think about but even the best CEO’s could use some help streamlining their businesses or having an objective third party to talk to about personal or family matters. All manner of professionals have someone in their industry be their “go to” no matter how long and how much experience they have. Psychiatrists for instance are required to speak to other psychiatrists on a regular basis! And let’s face it, you can’t use your superpower on yourself! It’s so much harder to be objective when it comes to your own business practices.
Business coaches can assist anyone with their businesses and often will find things to fix or change simply because they have an objective, outside viewpoint. Everything from billing inefficiencies to brainstorming product ideas, a business coach can be a non-judgmental sounding board who offers clarity and perspective.
Your Coach as a Strategic Partner
Creating your dream business, running alongside your ideal lifestyle takes planning and strategic thinking and while you may already have these skills in place, a second set of eyes and ears is always a great way to ensure you are not missing any key objectives. A business coach will also help you break down those key objectives into manageable goals, strategies and tasks to ensure you are aligned with your vision.
Your Coach as Your Accountability Partner
Creating signature programs or services is the best way to ensure your business stabilizes and increases revenue and growth. As a result, utilizing a coach as an accountability partner is a wise investment. We all tend to work more efficiently when we know there’s a deadline looming but it’s also easy to ignore that deadline because we are the ones who set it. Rather than moving your deadline further and further away, use this accountability partner to keep your productivity on track.
Accountability is necessary in many instances, though, not just in program and service creation. Whatever goals you have set for yourself, your coach will hold you solely responsible for meeting those deadlines and goals.
Your Coach as Your Guide
A good business coach will have the ability to challenge your thinking and your goals in a non-threatening, non-judgmental way. Instead of staying inside our comfort zones, a coach will encourage us to explore what we fear in an effort to fight that fear and try something new.
Coaches also have the skill to break down large tasks into smaller tasks that don’t seem so intimidating. They can also guide us with instructions for how to do or implement something in our business.
Your Coach as Your Mentor
When it comes to hiring a business coach, always hire someone you consider to be at a higher income level or level of success than you. After all, those who have already reached a level of success will have the best experience to share about how you can reach that same level. Your coach is one who will teach you the skills you need to be successful based on real life experiences.
Recognise your need for a coach
If you’ve been running your business for a while and you feel like you are going in circles, putting out the same fires, not enjoying what you do and generally lacking motivation to move your business forward, it’s likely time to engage a Business Coach to help you focus on the right things at the right time.
When was the last time you reviewed your business plan with your goals and your action steps spelled out? You don’t have to spend months working with a business coach, many now offer VIP days or Coaching Intensives which can help you turn things around very quickly and narrow your focus to a few key items to move the needle.
If moving your business forward sounds daunting or you feel so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start, book a complimentary exploration session with me and let’s figure out what is causing your pain. You know what they say – a problem shared is a problem halved!
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