Frequently Answered Questions
So, what can coaching do for you?
In the coaching process we simultaneously embark on a deep pursuit of personal and professional growth. A coach will take a stand for your greatness more than you will stand for your own limitations. They will fight harder for your possibilities than you do. It is the ultimate playground for creativity, and the reward is true freedom: Financial Freedom. Time Freedom. Emotional Freedom. Location Freedom.
A business coach provides the structure and support you need to grow your business without the stress and overwhelming feeling of trying to figure everything out on your own. They will help you to create a step-by-step plan that takes you from where you are now, to where you want to be. A business coach helps you to achieve clarity and order your thoughts, so you’ll know exactly what to focus on next.
A business coach can provide the accountability you need when the only person you have to answer to is YOU. Afterall, you’ll out-negotiate yourself every time. When you have a partner, it helps you to achieve your goals sooner and you’ll avoid making excuses. Plus, it can be challenging to find the motivation to stay on track to achieving your goals. Procrastination and ‘shiny object syndrome’ can be very detrimental to your business and result in added stress and overwhelm. Your coach will help you to set milestones for the goals you want to achieve and support you to stay on track with your intended plan.
You may have heard of the phrase “Think Like a CEO.” Another way you may have heard it described is to be working ‘on’ your business and not ‘in’ it. It means taking a step back from the day-to-day sales and operations and taking a holistic, strategic view of what’s happening both inside and outside your business. A coach will help you to step away from the tactical activities and focus more on strategic growth activities.
In their work with other clients, business coaches will have discovered the best tools and systems to use and will provide you with recommendations. Business coaches also have a unique view of being able to see a lot of what works, as well as what doesn’t. This knowledge is valuable as it can not only save you money, but can also help you avoid wasting time on activities that are unlikely to benefit your business growth. Business coaches also invest a lot of money in their own education, and you are able to share in the benefits of when they pass this knowledge on to you.
Networking and relationship-building are essential skills for any business owner. A business coach can support you to grow these skills as well as introduce you to their network of industry connections. These introductions and referrals are a great way to explore collaboration opportunities and to understand how others have overcome similar challenges. As a client, you’ll also become a part of their network and over time, may find referrals coming back to your business as well.
Success looks different to everyone, so it’s essential to understand what success looks like to you. Your coach is there to help you get what YOU want. When you’re clear on your version of success, you’ll be more likely to achieve and recognize it. A business coach will ask you thoughtful questions and help you to articulate what success looks like and means to you.
You can learn quite a lot when working one-to-one with a business coach. This includes learning new skills and more productive and systemized ways to work that will improve your productivity. Working with a coach is also very different from taking an online course, as you can ask questions and get feedback along the way. When you’re looking for a business coach, it’s essential to ask questions about their teaching and coaching style. This type of questioning can indicate whether you’ll be a good fit to work together and if the skills and strengths they have are the ones that you could benefit from.