What Is Business Coaching?
A business coach can be many things, but essentially at the crux of it, a business coach’s role is to take a business from where it is, to where you want it to be. Importantly, a business coach isn’t the same thing as a business consultant.
A business coach is an educator, a confidante and someone who will help keep you accountable in all aspects of your business. Business coaches can also help with developing the skills necessary for success such as sales, marketing, management, finance, team building and more.
Now, what’s the difference between a good business coach and a mediocre business coach? Well, a good business coach doesn’t just tell you what to do or listen to what you have you say without offering any feedback.
A good business coach is a trusted advisor, they are experienced and knowledgeable, and can provide solutions to your problems. A business coach provides directions, helps keep you accountable, and acts as a guide along your business journey so that you achieve your business goals.
Finding the Right Business Coach for You
When it comes to finding the right business coach for you and your needs, there’s no denying it can be challenging.
There are countless business coaches out there, but that doesn’t mean every single one of them will be the right match.Here are some things to consider when it comes to finding the right business coach for you.
The business coach you’re considering needs to have experience. There are no official certifications or qualifications you need to have to become a business coach, which makes it easy for anybody to call themselves a business coach.
If you’re in business and looking for a business coach, you need to find someone who has the right experience to meet your needs.
Whether they have experience building their own business or have been trained to help others grow a business, a good business coach needs to understand how a business grows, and how they can coach you to help you grow.
Another important factor when it comes to finding the right business coach is identifying if they are working alone or part of a bigger team or franchise.
The reason you want to know this is because if a coach is part of a bigger company, this actually comes with added benefits to you. They will have access to other people who have different ideas and skills, they may also have access to more training and resources.
So, in turn you have access to more than just one person and aren’t limited by their knowledge, expertise and resources.
This might sound obvious but if you don’t have a good connection with your business coach, it’s unlikely the relationship will be fruitful. We’re not saying you need to be best friends – in fact, quite the opposite.
You don’t want your coach to become someone you’re really good friends with because it’s likely you’ll start becoming less accountable.
The idea of a Business Coach is to hold you more accountable, not let you get away with things. Friends may do that, but your coach will not. However, you still need to get along with your coach and enjoy meeting with them.
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What is a Business Excelerator®?
A Business Excelerator® is a specialised coach who provides business help. The MAX Business Academy provides access to training and resources, which are supported by our Business Exceleration® Team as online support or in one-on-one coaching.
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Business Coaching vs Business Consultant
There is often confusion between the difference between a business coach and a business consultant. The reality is many modern businesses work with both consultants and business coaches, so what’s the difference?
A business coach focuses on bringing out the best in you and your company, focusing on the big picture and helping you achieve your business goals. In many ways, a business coach is like a sports coach. They will support and encourage you, while also helping to determine the areas that might not be working as well as they could be, and how to fix that.
Business coaches can work with you on a variety of issues, including:
- Training & Development
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