Coaching and Mentoring
You run a business and while it can be exciting, you also understand it can be lonely. Sure, you’ve got good people around you, but they all have their own agenda. A business mentor will help you be the best you can be, to get the best results and the rewards you deserve. Of course there has to be a good fit; you need someone you can trust to tell it to you straight – to tell you when you’re about to put a foot wrong, but also to say well done when you don’t even recognise your own achievements.
Business Coaching provides the ideal route to the business and the life you set out to achieve. Your coach will help you get clear on your business objectives. They’ll help you keep things in perspective so that you maintain the work/life balance – whatever balance you choose. Remember that running a business should be something you enjoy, not just hard work in the hope of distant reward. It’s easy to imagine that you know what you really want, but few people can really articulate it in terms of their business goals. Your coach will help you create your clear vision in a way that is straightforward, measurable and achievable.
Once you know where you want to get to, the business plan of how to get there is easily attainable. It doesn’t have to be a complex plan of 50+ pages of figures and text, it can be a couple of pages. After all, if you can’t distil the main ideas to a couple of pages, it probably isn’t simple enough! Simplicity is a key part of great communication, and communication skills are a vital part of leadership.
A Business Coach can provide mentoring on more than growth of the business. Your coach can also help with your personal growth and development too. After all, your business won’t grow faster than you do. Many rapid-growth businesses out-grow their owners and many slow-growth businesses already have! You might be very open about your weaknesses – the things you know are holding you back – but do you want to show weakness or strength as the business leader? Most people prefer to keep their personal development between themselves and their mentor. Whichever way you choose to do it, personal growth is the key to building your successful business and enjoying it too.
Your coach can also help you with a wide variety of leadership and management skills including:
- Team Building, Delegation, Motivation, Communication Skills
- Business Planning, Strategy, Finance, Profitability
- Prioritisation and Time Management, Adding Value
- Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Systems, Automation
- Exit planning or creating a business that works without you
- …and many more of the challenges that every business leader faces on a regular basis.
For a confidential discussion about how Business Coaching can help you and your team to break down the barriers and achieve your goals, make contact today!