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What To Look For In A Business Coach
Hiring an Executive Coach or Business Coach is one of the best decisions you can make for your business. There are a lot of “coaches” out there, so how do you find the right coach for you? Here are 9 things to look for when hiring a coach.
Outside Perspective: Your business coach or executive coach should have the experience to provide a clear external perspective of your business. You may be tempted to hire a business coach that works specifically in your industry. While this can be relevant, it is having a certified business expert that provides the greatest return on investment.
Proven Systems: Your business coach or executive must use proven programs and systems to guide you and your business. If your coach has no formal structure or proven programs to draw from, this is a warning sign. Your business coach and their programs and systems must be demonstrated to have produced quantifiable results for their clients.
Aligned with Your Goals: Your business coach or executive coach should work with you to identify your key goals and identify programs to address them. Many coaches do not have a full suite of programs to utilise, limiting their long term benefit to your business.
Results Focussed: Good business coaches measure the results that are achieved with their clients. They want to make sure that their clients are getting a substantial return on their investment in business or executive coaching. Every client should know what kind of return they are getting.
The Accountability Factor: One of the many reasons why coaching is so effective is because of the accountability factor. Your business coach should hold you accountable to your commitments. If you want to move your business forward, you need to be held accountable.
Empathy: Your coach should demonstrate strong empathy for your situation but also work to help you develop and take ownership of possible solutions to address any issues.
Enthusiasm: Second only to you, your coach should show that they are invested in the success of your business. Their outlook should always be positive and solution oriented.
Confidentiality: Your coach will often become your most trusted advisor, so you need to be confident that your coach will maintain agreed confidentiality.
Signs It’s Time To Consider Hiring A Business Coach or Executive Coach
As a leader, you may find that the majority of your day is spent dealing with day-to-day tasks, leaving little to no time to spend on strategic thinking, leadership development and planning for the long-term success of your company.
A business coach or executive coach is your guide to starting, growing, and developing your leadership skills, your people and your business. They work with you to understand your constraints and help you develop the capabilities necessary for success.
Here are 3 other signs that it may be time to consider hiring a business coach or executive coach:
You don’t know where to turn for help: If the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it overwhelms you, you are not alone. A coach offers an outside perspective on your business and can help identify the root of what is overwhelming you. Your coach will hold you accountable and provide feedback that will help keep you focused on business growth.
Your direction and priorities continually change: The single most important factor in running a small business is the clarity of the vision. Alignment of the vision is especially important if there are multiple owners or senior executives driving the business. Whether your business is struggling or thriving, a professional business coach or executive coach will help you create a strategy and aligned vision.
A 60-hour workweek is normal: If you can’t remember the last time you took a good holiday – you are overextending yourself, which could adversely affect your business, your family and your life. As a leader, you may need to learn to create the infrastructure to appropriately delegate to others.