Business Coaching, What to Expect.

If you’ve never worked with a Business Coach before, you might be unsure of what to expect. As well as what the benefits are and be curious about the process.

While efficiency in business is crucial to success, we tend to under-emphasise the importance of business owner competencies. 

Considering how turbulent and sometimes overwhelming the early days of establishing and growing a new business can be, it’s no surprise that business owners often need a helping hand. 

Your business coach will assist you in setting up a default diary so that you can take your eyes off all the emails. Your business coach will be there to listens and asks uncomfortable questions to expand your mindset and get you to explore new avenues.

Business Coaching can be a critical tool in helping you survive the early days. Equally so during your business growth phases. By shortening the decision-making process, you can take action much sooner – the key to succeeding in a fast-paced entrepreneurial world. 

It would be best if you manage your expectation of your Business Coach. They are not there to tell you what to do, but rather to ask questions and get you to think outside of the box and challenge your thinking.

Business Coaching is a collaborative process between you and your coach. The final responsibility to act upon and achieve your desired results is up to you. 

And if that hasn’t convinced you yet, here are some figures conducted for ICF by PricewaterhouseCoopers: 

Business Coaching What to Expect

Satisfied Clients

99% of companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied, with over 96% of respondents saying they would do it again.

Return on Investment

Over 86% of companies say they at least made their investment back.  Coaching generates learning and clarity of action, with a commitment to measurable outcomes.

Positive People

Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organisational demands. Over 80% of respondents felt they had improved their self-confidence.

Increased Productivity

Professional coaching maximises potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity. Over 70% of respondants saw an improvement in work performance.

Here is the link to the full report: http://diane-foster.com/factsheets/2013OrgCoachingStudy.pdf

One factor that should be remembered, like in all things in life, you get out what you put in, your business coach is there to hold you accountable, to challenge and push you to drive high performance. However, you need to put in as much work as your coach for business coaching to work for you.

Contact Coach Sonja Shear for fresh perspectives challenging your status quo, enhancing your decision-making skills, developing greater interpersonal effectiveness, and guiding you in increasing your confidence.

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