Some Questions About Business Coaching I Often Get Asked
And how it can make your business work for you ...
POSTED BY PAUL BROOKSBANK ON 07/02/2019 @ 8:00AM
Questions often include, "What exactly is business coaching and why do I need it?" I thought I would do my best to answer them ...
With the right business coaching your business can work for you!
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Although business coaching is becoming increasingly more commonplace, 'coaching' remains an unregulated industry (meaning anyone can call themselves a coach). There still remains a number of misconceptions about what exactly it is and how it can help.
"In essence, coaching is the same, no matter
what the field!"
Any professional athlete or performer will work with a coach who will push them to achieve optimum performance, make them work harder than they would on their own, and provide guidance, support and encouragement. The exact same principles apply to business coaching.
So, how do you know if a business coach could help you?
Well, if you're working longer hours than you would like, if you struggle to take time off or even make your business fit around personal and family commitments, a coach can help you implement the necessary structure to make your business work for you.
You need someone to hold you accountable
It's all too easy to let things slip when the only person you have to answer to is yourself! One of the first questions I ask a business owner when I start working with them is, "what are the 10 things you know you should be doing right now in your business that you aren't doing?" They may know the answers, but having the self-discipline to apply them is another matter.
You need a fresh perspective
Having this from someone that is not involved in the day-to-day running of the business can be invaluable. It can be hard to 'see the forest for the trees' sometimes and having an outsider who can listen, give feedback and be a sounding board to bounce ideas off is a great idea.
You want to make more money
At the end of the day, you hire a coach to help you drive results in your business. A good coach will not do the work for you, but they should have an in-depth knowledge of the systems, structure and actions required to drive results in your business. They should be able to help you identify the numbers needed in your business to make money consistently and guide you in developing realistic long term plans to achieve your goals.
You want to get excited about your business again
It's easy to lose motivation over time when the daily grind wears you down. A good coach will help you to re-visit the vision, goals and passion you had when you started your business and will get you back on track with clarity and plans to achieve them.
If you'd like to find out more about business coaching and how it can make your business work for you, do give me a call on 07590 584642 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.
Until next time ...
If you're looking for a specialist business coach in the Bedford area, you can find out more about me by visiting paulbrooksbank.actioncoach.co.uk . Let's see how I can help you achieve your goals!
Are you a motivated business owner working far more hours than you would like in an average week? Do you feel frustrated that despite the hours you work, your business isn’t growing as fast as you’d like and profits aren’t at the level you think they should be? Is a lot of your working week spent fire-fighting and do you think that your time spent in the business could be more productive?
Do you feel like there’s untapped potential in your business but you are so bogged down working ‘IN’ your business, that you lack the time, energy and resources to work ‘ON’ your business and take it to the next level? Would you like to know how you can both reduce the hours you’re working and grow your business faster? And yes, it is possible.
If so, business coaching could be right for you!