Break through barriers and remove constraints.
Increase your Team’s engagement and blast through goals.

Take a big step towards achieving more!

Any business owner, employee team or company leadership not satisfied with the status quo and WILLING TO IMPROVE can benefit immensely by partnering with Certified FocalPoint Coaches.

Our Coaches have enjoyed successful professional careers, have success-oriented mindsets, have learned FocalPoint’s globally proven performance strategies and are passionate about your business success. Guaranteed.

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What To Look For In A Business Coach

Hiring a business coach is a big decision. It is also one of the best decisions you can make for your business. There are a lot of coaches out there these days, so how do you find the right coach for you? Here are 9 things to look for when hiring a coach.

Experience: Your business coach should have extensive and applicable experience in the business world. In order for a coach to be effective, they need to have “lived it”. They must have experienced many of the challenges their clients are facing.

Outside Perspective: Your business coach should provide a clear outside perspective of your business. Some prefer to hire a coach that works specifically in their industry. While this can be valuable in certain situations, it is very often the “fresh look” from someone outside of that industry that provides the most value.

Proven Systems: Your business coach must have a proven, consistent system by which they guide you and your business. If your coach “flies by the seat of their pants” and moves around from topic to topic with no organized process, this may be a warning sign. More importantly, your coach and their system must be demonstrated to have produced quantifiable results for their clients.

Aligned with Your Goals: Your coach should be able to be flexible and focus on your goals, needs, and concerns. If you express a desire to focus on a certain area of your business, your coach should respond to and satisfy that request.

No Fear of Numbers: Good 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 coaching. You should know what kind of return you are getting.

The Accountability Factor: One of the many reasons why coaching is so effective is because of the accountability factor. Your coach should hold you accountable to your commitments. If he/she doesn’t, this is also a warning sign. If you want to move your business forward, you need to be held accountable.

Empathy: As business owners, we all have periods of frustration and need to vent. Your coach should listen and let you vent, but not jump into the “pity party” with you. Once the venting is over, your coach should be guiding you through possible solutions to address the problem.

Enthusiasm: Second only to you (and perhaps your spouse), your coach should show that they care completely about the success of your business. Their outlook should always be positive and solution oriented.

Confidentiality: You must have the utmost trust in your coach, having 100% confidence that everything you discuss in your sessions remains confidential unless you have given permission for it to be released.

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4 Signs It’s Time To Consider Hiring A Business Coach

Are you asking yourself, “Why would I need a business coach?”

As a business leader, often the majority of your day is spent dealing with day-to-day tasks, leaving little to no time to spend on considering and planning for the long-term success of your company. In other cases, you may be the owner of a business and an expert in your field, but find that leadership ability does not come naturally to you.

These are but two examples where you could benefit through a partnership with a business coach. A business coach is your guide to starting, growing, and developing your business. They work with you to understand your unique needs and concerns and help you develop the skills necessary for success.

Here are 3 other signs that it may be time to consider hiring a business 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. Owning a business can be a lonely endeavor and having someone to bounce ideas off of can mean the difference between success and failure. A business 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 a unified vision. Without clear vision or priorities, it’s impossible to get where you want to be. This is especially important if there are multiple owners, but even if you are a solopreneur, the importance of a consistent vision can’t be understated. Whether your business is struggling or thriving, a business coach can help you create a map for the future and stick to it.

A 60-hour workweek is your new normal: If you can’t remember the last time you took a holiday – or even a day off – there’s a good chance you are overextending yourself, which could adversely affect your business. Oftentimes business owners feel doing it themselves is the best option when it comes to completing specific tasks. As a business owner, you need to delegate some of the tasks to employees. A business coach can help you get out of this vicious cycle and decide what to hand off.

Being a business owner can be lonely, and the challenges are significant. Having a business coach by your side to help keep focused on the important elements in your business can prove invaluable.

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