Business coaching is a method of taking your business from where it is now to where you want it to be. A business coach does not do the work for the business owner but will assist and guide the business owner in running a business. To achieve this, the business coach helps clarify the vision of the business and defines how it fits in with the business owners personal goals.
A business coach will assist the business owner in goal planning and keep them accountable to ensure they achieve success.
Business coaches help set and link goals.
As it is the business owners who usually determine the speed and enthusiasm in which the business reaches its goals. A business coach must ensure the business owner has defined their personal goals, dreams and plans for themselves and then ensure they link these to their business goals. By linking the two, the business coach can easily show the importance of reaching business growth goals and the impact it will have on the business owners life.
Once the goals are clarified, the business coach will help plan and prioritize what goals and strategies are needed to help progress the business, as well as create a road map to reach them. The outside independent perspective of a business coach can assist owners in defining which items are just tasks and which are long term objectives.
A business coach meets with the business owner regularly, either weekly or bi-weekly, to keep them on track and ensure they are meeting the commitments made during the past coaching sessions.
Business coaches drive business owner accountability.
It is essential to understand that a business coach does not work for you in your business, that is the role of a consultant. Your business coach is there to keep you focused on the end goal and remind you why it is important.
Your business coach will act as a sounding board creating a safe space to discuss ideas and challenges in your business. They will also highlight your business and personal blind spots, motivate you to keep your commitments and most importantly hold you accountable.
Much like a sports coach, your business coach is there to keep track and measure the progress you make. They will help you to implement ideas and strategies borne from each meeting. Many great small business owners credit their success in part to having a great business coach.
Working with a Business Coach will help you increase your business impact.
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