So you’ve made the decision to hire a business coach, the only trouble is it can feel like a very big decision and all too often there is a lack of clarity over what a business coach CAN ACTUALLY DO for you and your company, where’s the value? In this post I wish to shed a little light on what to look for in your dream business coach and hopefully make your decision a little easier!
I will be going into a little detail on the following:
- What is a business coach?
- Why hire a business coach?
- What to look for in a business coach
- How much does coaching cost?
What is a Business Coach?
A business coach, business mentor or business consultant is a highly skilled professional who will work alongside you and your organisation to streamline development areas within your business, enabling you and your teams to benefit from the following and more:
- Stronger workplace relationships
- Financial stability within your organisation
- Increased growth within your business
- Heightened employee wellbeing
- Alignment of all staff with your brands goals
- Better performance or sales results
Business coaches can work across a variety of areas within your organisation to empower you and your team to make improvements, examples such as:
- Online and offline marketing methods
- Search Engine Optimisation
- Content Creation
- Staff up-skilling
- Business Planning
- Behavioural changes
In reality the list goes on and on!
Why Hire a Business Coach?
Having a professional outside perspective can really help to shed light on parts of your organisation that may need additional focus. Alternatively, you may be aware of ALL the areas you wish to implement change however perhaps you need that external push to get the ball rolling. That’s where a coach comes in!
It’s also important to note that while you are an expert in your field, the same applies to coaches in their industry which leads me nicely to the next subject!
What to Look For in a Business Coach?
Now that we’ve run through all of the detail regarding how business coaching can support your business, let’s take a look at the key traits that I believe are vital in a great business coach, these qualities are the foundation that my business is built on.
- Trust and transparency
- Value for money
- Proven success in their area of expertise
- Ongoing support
- Clear communication
That all sounds great but how much will it cost??
This is perhaps one of the biggest concerns I have to address for clients and rightly so. Often the worry is that hiring a professional will mean paying the kind of fees that could see you losing more than you stand to gain. What’s important to know is that there is a coach for everyone, regardless of budget!
When shopping around you should be able to find the right person to suit the scale of your business and the size of your project, just be sure to be discerning and make many enquiries.
If you are interested to discover more about my coaching bundles and redeem your complimentary introductory consultation why not contact me for more info?