One of the most common questions we get asked is – What does a business coach do?
Even though the business coaching industry has boomed in the last 10 years, there are many business owners, like yourself, who wonder what a business coach does, and how they can help you grow your business.
One of the main roles of a business coach, and probably one of the most important, is to hold you accountable. If you were tasked with writing down the 10 things you know you should be doing, but aren’t, it probably wouldn’t take very long to make that list.
A business coach will not only help you work out what you need to do to achieve your goals, they’ll also be there to hold you accountable and make sure you do what needs to be done!
A business coach will also help you work out what you should be working on and formulate a plan. You’ll spend time with your business coach discussing what you’d like to achieve and work out the best way for you to achieve your goals.
A business coach will then spend time with you working through and discussing the best strategies for you and your business. All while keeping your values and your needs in mind.
You’ll also spend time brainstorming with your business coach, taking time to work ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ your business. This is an important part of running a business and business growth and can often be put aside due to all the day to day demands of running your own business. Brainstorming is how you’ll develop new ideas and overcome the obstacles stopping you or slowing you down.
There will be times where your business coach will be more direct, guiding you and pointing you in the right direction. An experienced business coach has a lot of knowledge learnt from working with many types of business and through many different business challenges. Leaning on the experience of your business coach can help you make better decisions.
A business coach will also be able to make recommendations to you when you’re trying to find new solutions, whether it be a sales CRM, finance or a bonus structure for your team. An experienced business coach will be armed with many different solutions and will be able to make recommendations to help you explore the options and make an informed decision.
A business coach will be well connected and introduce you to professionals and experts as required. There will be times you’ll need additional help; your business coach will have a list of trusted providers to get the job done quicker and with less risk to you.
A business coach will be there to inspire you to keep going. There will be times when it all gets too hard and you’ll think about quitting on your goals. A business coach will remind you of your goals and why you started your business growth journey. They’ll keep you inspired and motivated to achieve your goals.
In summary, what does a business coach do?
They’ll hold you accountable, brainstorm with you, guide you, help you, be there for you, inspire you and drive you to achieve your goals.
If you think Business Coaching is for you, then let us know how we can help you. Click here to book in a business assessment with one of the team and during this session we will go through what your challenges are, where we can help and most importantly, determine whether we are a good fit for you and your business.