All business owners and leaders can benefit from having a coach — it’s not always easy or prudent to talk to someone who works with you, or a friend or colleague about the challenges you’re facing. Anyone who wants to gain a new perspective on how they are running the business or how best to move it forward will gain value from hiring an experienced coach who is the right fit.
Other scenarios where a coach can be invaluable include:
- business owners wanting to set a new direction and set measurable goals for their business
- entrepreneurs looking to empower their team and keep them accountable for their actions
- organizations needing direction on Vision, Mission, and long range strategies
- business leaders who want to create more balance between work and the the rest of their lives
Escape the Comfort Zone
For business owners and leaders who want to get to the next level, a coach will help you to:
- bring ideas and dreams to fruition
- become more productive — focus on what matters.
- gain and/or improve self-confidence
- increase the bottom line
- take the business to the next level
Create a roadmap for business goals
Hiring a business coach to perform a thorough assessment of the goals and opportunities available as well as the obstacles is invaluable. Many business owners are often too busy ‘working in the business’ rather than ‘working on the business’ to take the necessary time to carry out this type of review. Every business should have a well-developed plan to take it from its current state to its desired state.
Fresh set of eyes to the business
A coach can provide unbiased opinions and honest feedback to business owners to help them known when they’re going off track. A coach can be a confidante when the business is going through challenges. It’s difficult and sometimes impossible as a business owner or entrepreneur to find a solution because you’re too close to the problem.
Everyone needs a coach
Even Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, says the ‘best advice he ever got was to hire a coach’. Fortune Magazine Eric Schmidt
Stayed tuned for my August blog — How I work with business owners