9 Reasons You Should Have a Business Coach
No matter what stage your business is at, a business coach can make you work harder and progress faster than you would on your own. From providing a much-needed ego check to helping expand your network, a business coach can give you both the tools and perspective you need to go from point A to point B. Every stage of a business has new challenges and requires different knowledge, different skills and different relationships. Do not be afraid of having more than one coach or indeed learning all you can from one before moving to the next level. A business coach that works with a start-up business almost certainly will not have the right skills and contacts to take a business to a superior level.
I am an experience business coach and have a corporate background in finance and strategic management. Do I have a coach? Yes of course I do, I have several mentors and coaches each bringing their own skills and networks.
So what can you expect from a coach?
1. You will learn to be Comfortable with being Uncomfortable
Your comfort zones will be challenged and you will be driven to get out of your comfort zone until you feel comfortable being uncomfortable! Introverted entrepreneurs who run online businesses, like myself, it's easy to become enmeshed in our own business world. My business coach has helped give me the push to step outside my comfort zone, meet new people and try new things in my business. Even extroverted entrepreneurs can get caught in ruts — a business coach will push you out of a rut and force you to think.
2. Personal attention from someone who knows your business inside and out.
I've had a business coach for more than five years. The one aspect that a coach brings, that group sessions or mentors do not, is a keen awareness of your entire business and way of being. There are few times when someone is going to focus just on you for an entire hour, probing you about something that happened last quarter, an employee issue you had three weeks ago or your style of leadership. Having someone who you can share your ideas with that can be a sounding block is a great asset. A good coach will use their years of experience to quickly grasp your business strategy and be able to get to know your business almost as well as you do.
3. Someone who isn't afraid of correcting you.
Every great team has a coach. Think of the best NFL and NBA teams, which all have coaches. A coach is someone who's not afraid to confront you and tell you when you're doing something incorrectly. They have a proven method to success and can help you take your business to the next level. They have, most likely, walked your path, and know the pitfalls and are aware of the corrective actions needed and when they should be implemented
4. You'll learn how to make your ideas a reality.
Business coaches have one goal: to make your ideas into a reality. Although you may have many brilliant ideas for your company, sometimes it's hard to know where to start and what to tackle first. Business coaches will help you evaluate your plans, assess if they are realistic or will be successful and set out a way that you can implement them correctly. They will be there to support you and make sure you stay focused and take the required actions. Its easy to have ideas, its turning those ideas into concrete plans and then actioning them at will make the difference between the dream and reality
5. You'll gain a needed confidante.
When you run your own company, it's often hard to talk to people about your true concerns. Life partners, employees, peers and friends don't get it for different reasons. At the same time, there's a lot of noise in your head and around you. A business coach can provide that confidential, quiet space to focus, be a soundboard and problem-solve the priorities and challenges you face. Its essential to have a confident who can act as your ‘voice of reason'. Are you the type of person that listens to someone , thinks they have a great idea, then speak to someone else and get side tracked by a new idea. Then you definitely need a business coach. Changing direction is confusing for the organisation and sends out the wrong message to your employees. Having a business coach that can help you make sense of all the ideas and put a plan together that can be clearly communicated is more likely to succeed. As you become more successful and goals and targets are reached the more confident you will become.
6. Your networking opportunities will skyrocket.
The more you are involved with successful people, the more you will succeed. Aside from the other great points in this article, networking opportunities skyrocket when your business coach is out being an advocate for you. They know you and how you react in many situations. You will be top of mind in many cases when your coach is out meeting new people. A good coach, is a good networker. They will be able to open up doors and opportunities that otherwise you would not have known about. Getting you in front of the right people at the right time.
7. You'll make more money.
Simply, a good business coach will help you make more money. Every good coach, whether it be sports or business, has a process. Phil Jackson ran the ‘Triangle Offense' and won six NBA championships with Michael Jordan. Vince Lombardi won five Super Bowls creating what he called an Execution Strategy, combining spiritual and military discipline. Find your coach. Find your strategy. Choose a coach that will stretch you. Choose a coach that has the relevant experience. You wouldn't ask a tennis coach to teach you to play golf, well at least I hope not!!
8. You'll develop self-confidence.
The biggest “pro” is confidence. I attribute this to experience. One My coach is 53 years old. He's lived quite a life, from owning and selling businesses to failed partnerships, lawsuits and billion-dollar acquisitions. You name it, he's done it. I leverage his failures and successes. He's helping me achieve my goals, but also making sure I'm prepared for any situation that comes my way. Another of my coaches is 28years old and has a true ‘rags to riches' history. His thirst for knowledge and his powerful network has enabled me to grow and develop my business in unexpected ways
9. You'll be held accountable.
A business coach can do wonders for busy entrepreneurs. As you run a growing organization, everything gets complex; you get busy and sometimes push off things you know are important. This is where a business coach comes in. You can discuss the vital things you need to accomplish in order to achieve your goals, and your coach will hold you accountable. That alone will make you more effective. Depending on the size of your organisation you may be doing many of the tasks yourself. A coach will keep you accountable for your action. What actions you need to do yourself and what tasks can be delegated, can be decided with your coach.
10. Unbiased Opinions (Bonus)
One great thing about having a business coach is that he or she knows more about you than your business and will likely have no biases without your industry or company. This provides a great forum for unbiased advice based on your concerns as a leader. Good business coaches can lead founders to “aha!” moments and uncover solutions that people close to the business may overlook.
Example Of What A Good Coach Can Do
Lets take an example of Steven Bransfield. Unless you are in the online business education niche you probably have never heard of Steven. Steven Bransfield has joined the growing group of millionaires that have created their income from an online business.
Steven Bransfield attributes his success to having the right coach. But what makes Steven different? He took ACTION. He did what his coach told him todo
My colleague Steven Bransfield has just launched his new Rookie Profit System. It’s a great name for the product, because his system is designed for internet rookies, or those who are new to internet marketing. One of the best features of the system is that coaching is included, so that you are not left on your own to figure out what to do or how to do it.
It’s a great name for the product, because the system truly is designed for internet rookies, i.e. those who are new to internet marketing.
Steven was a total Rookie just 2 short years ago. However, he went the extra mile, literally… He demonstrated a willingness to learn and to do whatever it took to be successful.
Over the next two years, I watched Steven grow from an uncomfortable 22 year old kid into an amazing young entrepreneur. The Rookie Profit System details the exact system and process Steven used to create an online business that is now generating over $1 million a year for him.
It’s hard to imagine that just two short years ago Steven had only $206 in his bank account. Things have changed just a little bit… he recently helped his parents with their mortgage, he moved into a $2.9 million mansion in the Hollywood Hills, and he now drives a beautiful BMW.
Life can change dramatically when you have a coach and follow a system the way Steven did.
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Not Sure this is for you? You could be right. This is not for everyone. You need to work hard. It is not a get rich quickly scheme. Like any business there is an investment to be made, an investment in time and money. The difference with this system is that so much is done for you and you receive support all along the way. You join a community and together we succeed
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