Business Coaching: Therapy for Your Business
Just as counseling can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing, business coaching acts to improve the health of your business. Here are some of the ways a business coach can help get your business into shape:
In individual counseling, therapists help clients work through their personal difficulties. It is often a time for both the therapist and client to focus on working through individual issues without distractions or input from others. A business coach is paid to talk about your business and nothing else. Your coach provides undivided attention, listening to the problems your business faces, your business’s goals, needs, and opportunities. Like any good therapist, your coach will not only identify any issues at work, but also outline the steps needed to get your business where it needs to be. The time you spend conversing with your business coach also allows you to focus on taking those steps and on the big picture, rather than all the little details of your day that distract from moving toward the goal.
Outside, Business-Savvy POV
Business coaches provide an outside perspective that can help you see your business from a different angle, enabling you to think in new ways and embrace new ideas or solutions. And a good business coach is qualified to offer that view thanks to a detailed understanding of your business, industry, goals, and needs. It’s important that your coach understand your business and your role in it in order to offer you the best counsel.
Working with the same business coach over an extended period of time develops history, understanding, and trust between the two of you. Your coach gains a deeper understanding of the intricacies involved in your business, providing a consistent voice. That consistency allows you to tackle a goal step by step and keep on course, rather than feel misdirected by many different voices offering competing, even contradictory views. With a consistent coach, you know you have someone in your corner qualified and prepared to help you with both present and future dilemmas.
Your coach should be someone you trust and respect, but your coach is not your friend, family, or even teammate. Business coaching provides an unbiased assessment of your business. Your coach won’t sugarcoat things if your plans or actions aren’t cutting it. His or her job is to help you get where you’re going. You’re shooting for gold, not a participation trophy, and your coach won’t pat you on the back for simply trying.
That said, your coach also isn’t hired to make you feel stupid or inadequate. You should be able to talk to your business consultant about the problems your business is facing, or any struggles you have without fear of judgement. You coach will help you work through these problems, and whatever your frustrations or misgivings, that information stays between the two of you.
Whether you need undivided focus, discipline, a listening ear, or a trusted counselor, a business coach can help your business succeed. Chuck Hunter, CEO and Founder of Multivariable Solutions, has an extensive background in business leadership and business coaching. He has helped small businesses and international brands reach new levels of success through detailed knowledge, care, and attention. Call today to learn more about how he can help your business succeed!