“I mean, there must be something to it if everyone’s trying it out.”
But as you think about it further you realize you’re not quite sure what it is, or if it can help. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’re going to go over everything you need to know about business coaching.
Business coaches give advice that fits you.
The first thing you might be wondering is “What exactly is business coaching?” In basic terms, business coaching (sometimes called executive coaching) is where experienced entrepreneurs give advice to CEOs and business owners.
But you don’t have to be Steve Jobs to use executive coaching. If you run your own business and need help in achieving your business goals, coaching could be for you. Or maybe you just need someone to listen while you bounce off ideas.
The main thing with business coaching is that your coach is there for you. They know your time is valuable and won’t just respond with cliches found on Pinterest. They’ll listen carefully to what you’re saying and give you tailored advice that fits you.
How Does Business Coaching Work?
Have ever been to therapy or got an exercise trainer? What was the first thing they asked about? Right! Your goals. They wanted to know what you wanted to get out of the hours you spend with them. Business coaching is no different. So how does it work?
First, you’ll explain everything about your business.
- What does it do?
- What’s the brand?
- What type of customers/clients do you serve and who would you like to serve?
- How do you serve your customers/clients?
Then, you’ll go over your goals. Are you looking to become the Starbucks of your industry? Or do you just want to make a comfortable living for your family? Lastly, you and your coach will strategize the best way to achieve your goals.
Coaches can also help you organize your day.
For example, let’s say you own a computer repair shop. You’re an avid supporter of the right to repair movement and can see yourself putting up locations around the country. There’s just one problem: You barely get enough business for one store, let alone several. This is where your business coach comes in. They go over your business, your goals, and tell you what you need to do to earn those extra locations.
Business expansion is not the only thing coaches can help you with. In the next section, we’ll talk about all the pluses of a business coach.
What Business Coaches Can Do
There are many reasons to have a business coach in your corner. One of them is problem-solving.
Suppose you have an employee who’s been working really hard lately. They come in every day at 7 AM and don’t leave until 9 PM. You can see they’re trying, and yet nothing seems to get done in time. In fact, everything they give you is riddled with so many errors you don’t know to respond. So you push it off and hope for the best. But the best never comes. And the more this employee works the more you realize they’re not a good fit.
Business coaches help you problem-solve.
Now, we understand waiting to talk to them. Maybe they’ll get better over time. Or maybe they’re just having a rough month. Whatever the reason, it’s better to find out now rather than later. But that can be a hard thing to do. Especially since you know it could end in firing them. No one wants to bring that news.
So can you do instead? Talk with your business coach. They can help you figure out how to get the conversation started, what you can say, and ways to help the employee improve. And if you do need to let the employee go, your coach can help you with that, too.
Coaches can also help you organize your day. As the head cheese of your business, it’s easy to fall into the habit of doing things yourself. You think if you don’t do it, no one will. The problem with this thinking is that takes you away from the things you should be doing. A business coach can go through your day and help you decide what tasks should take your full focus, and which tasks shouldn’t.
But the main thing a business coach does is be there for you. They know how hard it is to be a boss because they’ve been one themselves. They’ve had the late nights, the inner wars about how to handle a situation, and many more.
Get Business Coaching from Business Coach Doug Winnie
If you’ve been wondering about business coaching, call Houston Business Coach Doug Winnie. Doug Winnie is an award-winning business coach, business accelerator, and team trainer in Houston, TX. In addition to personal coaching, Doug Winnie has many classes to help foster team development, sales, origination, management, and leadership. Call (713) 936-3814 or click below to improve your startup business today!
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