There is no doubt a business coach can help you succeed in business – and as a person.
“Having someone listen to you and encourage you, and break everything down into easy, concrete steps, is rather nice”. Business Week, 10/11/1999.
And here are a few more quotes from individual executives who have had major benefits from receiving business coaching.
“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their full potential.” – Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot.
“Many of the world’s most admired corporations, from GE to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching. Annual spending on coaching in the U.S. is estimated at roughly $1 billion”. – Harvard Business Review.
“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization.” – HR Monthly
“A major benefit of coaching is having someone who helps you see your strengths and weaknesses and uses them to accomplish your goals.” – Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Being successful in your small business is no accident – it all comes down to doing the right things, in the right way, and at the right time.
It sounds so simple doesn’t it? Now let’s get real here. It is not, especially when you are immersed working in your own business for 10, 12 or even 14 hours a day, which often leads to feelings of frustration, stress and even a sense of worthlessness and defeat.
This constant working in not on your business can create a scotomas or blind spots, as you feel you are ‘chasing your tail’ and going around in circles. Guess what? You probably are…and so, as you do this, you are wasting valuable time and missing opportunities, sometimes big opportunities… and this traps you into a cycle of even more frustration, stress and defeat.
This is why the return on investment of working with a business coach is manifold, as they can help give you an objective and fresh pair of eyes, and their own independent view of what is really happening in your business.
Chances are, they have already faced the challenges you are currently facing, and so they can offer you tools and techniques to save you the time, energy and money they have already invested! More important, as you model their successful strategies, they may help prevent you from falling into the same traps that so many other have before you, for business advice needs to be delivered right (and) on time.
It’s also important that any business coaching is based on real life business experience. When you are running a business it can be lonely, particularly when you are running a business as a sole director, proprietor or principal. Whether you’re working alone or on a board of ten, a non-emotional insight can be just what your business needs.
There are 7 key points that indicate it is time to differentiate and fine tune your small business – it is here and now a small business coach will assist you.
• You are not getting the leads you want, as people do not connect with what you do and see how you are different and special.
• You are not converting as many leads into sales as you used to. Or maybe you are contacted by people who are outside your target market, because it’s not clear what you stand for. Or your prospects have a strong preference for another supplier.
• Your wants and needs of your customers are changing, but you are not sure how to adapt to these changes.
• You have lost your focus on what your customers really do want and need, and you no longer know how to find this out.
• A new competitor has entered your market, and is taking your business away from you.
• Your key staff members are moving on to work for your competitors who offer them better prospects. (Worse still, they move on for less! It happens!…)
• Your profits aren’t what they used to be, or what you want them to be.
What are your reasons for being in business? It is most likely because you want to be your own boss and stop making someone else wealthy, make more time for your family, have a better lifestyle, create more cash-flow, or a combination of all of these. If these benefits are taking longer than expected to eventuate, then abusiness coach could be the answer for you. Your family and your staff will be grateful too!
The purpose of working with a business coach is to reduce the likelihood that you fall into common small business traps. We’ll ensure that you find more time to do the important things in your business and your life. We’ll help you to eliminate waste from your sales and marketing activity, and develop systems that will allow you to choose the right staff to leverage your time, energy and business.
Your business coach will also work with you to create a sustainable process for generating new business.
At ‘Shift Happens Now’, Maggie or one of her team, will help you to create a work environment that gives you the life you have been searching for, plus a business that you can be proud of, where your staff are proud and happy to come to work as well.
Business growth and activity can often stall for minor reasons. If you are looking for a business coach who will help you get back on track AND maintain that momentum, then phone Maggie today on 0490 035765 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org