Business Coaches are similar to Personal Trainers. People turn to them when they need help achieving their goals.
Hard work signifies a lot in business, and it can get business owners fairly close to where they want to be. Most often, it’s the final small action toward success that is the most difficult. A coach can help you get there.
Compare this reasoning to your health and fitness goals. Sure, you’re reducing the fats and carbohydrates from your diet regime and you’re hitting the gym three times a week, but you can’t seem to lose those last few kilos.
A personal trainer will work with you to make sure you maximize your gym time and perfect your diet. And thats when you get to achieve your greatest fitness goal.
Just like gym sessions, business-coaching sessions aren’t always easy and they can be a little uncomfortable. And just like a personal trainer, a business coach can only support your business if you’re prepared for change and willing to acknowledge responsibility
Before getting a Small Business Coach, you will find five important questions to ask:
Can this coach do what he says he can do? – Talk with the business coach about his or her skills, and then ask to talk with his or her clients. Their comments will provide you with a better a feeling of the coach’s expertise.
Will this coach really do what he says he will do? -Research the coach’s previous clients and look for a track record of accomplishment.
Is this person someone I would like to work with? – Plan a telephone call with your future coach to make sure you get along. If you hire him or her, you’ll have to work together through demanding conversations and scenarios to build your team and your business.
Does this coach serve my style? – Find a coach who has experience in your business style. Not necessarily industry-specific, because often times instruction can vary from business to business, but more so size specific. Some coaches, like me, focus on entrepreneurial businesses while others work with large companies. What worksfor a small $5-20 million business may not apply to a multi-billion dollarcompany.
Can I afford the time and money required for a private coach? -Prepare to invest in your company’s success. Some coaches charge hourly and cost between £50 and £500 an hour. (In this industry, you really do get what you pay for). Others charge monthly and cost between £7,000 and £24,000 a year
The cost varies by the amount of contact you receive. Some get togethers with your coach may only be an hour long while others last all day. Some coaches meet month-to-month and others prefer quarterly meetings. Figure out what works for you before you price it out.
Motivational speaker Anthony Robbins said: “If you do what you’ve always done,you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
That statement is especially true when we talk about reaching new heights in your business. A coach can help you do more than what you’ve already done, but you must be willing and ready to listen, learn & grow.
Author : Daniel Latto