21st October 2016
You’ll probably have heard of the concept of business coaching before, but perhaps aren’t sure exactly what it is and how it could help you. Business coaching can be an incredible way to help improve your business and you as a business person. It allows you one-on-one hands-on attention with someone who is there exclusively to help you and your business succeed, and who wouldn’t want that?
“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organisation” – HR Monthly
There are so many different benefits to business coaching. Here are just some of them:
1. Business coaching allows you to identify, recognise and discuss your business related problems in person with your coach
Often it’s hard to recognise problems ourselves without the input and perspective of another person. Business coaches are trained to be able to help you identify what your problems in business are, what is holding you back and anything else that’s keeping your business from reaching its full potential.
Sometimes when you’re too close to something you’re unable to see problems as others would. Good business coaches have an objective point of view and are able to quickly identify problem areas that perhaps you might not have been able to see.
2. With a business coach you’re able to explore ways of dealing with challenges that might be very different from your usual approach
Think of the old saying ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got’. You won’t get anywhere in business if you keep doing things in the same way and expect a different result.
Any high-quality business coach will look to identify clear measurable targets that you can work towards in your business. Having measurable targets and goals means you can easily see if your coaching is providing the Return on Investment that you want.
3. Business coaching allows you to spend dedicated, focused time working on your business, rather than in it
As a business owner, CEO or entrepreneur your role is to lead your business to success and you can’t effectively do that if you don’t spend enough time planning to succeed in your business.
Business coaching allows you to set aside time to discuss your business and make plans together with your coach. This can help you to become clear about the direction in which you wish to take your business and how best to do that.
Working on your business and looking at it from a fresh perspective can leave you feeling more motivated, more in control, better prepared to move forward and deal with any future challenges.
4. A business coach acts as an accountability partner
An experienced business coach will hold you accountable for your actions (or lack of actions!) in business. They will help you explore why you may not have implemented actions that you had identified as necessary to take your business forward.
When you know someone else is depending on you to take the steps you’ve identified it can propel you to move forward instead of procrastinating. If you do continue to put off moving forward in your business they can help you work through what barriers you are creating for yourself in your head from doing so. They’ll help you turn these barriers into more empowering beliefs to enable you to propel your business forward.
Business coaching can be flexible around your busy lifestyle. Most coaches will work with you either in person, over the telephone or on a Skype (or similar) call. This makes it easy to fit into your schedule and means you can still enjoy business coaching if you’re frequently travelling away from home, pushed for time and struggling to fit everything in.
Does business coaching sound like exactly what you need to move forward towards greater success, growth and improvement in your business?
Take a look at my profile on LinkedIn, Liz Metin, to see what I do. Send me a message or email and I’ll give you a call to see how I may be able to help
I look forward to hearing from you.