Just because you may be in the coaching industry, don’t think you would never have a need to get coaching of your own. Seems like a funny thing to think about, but even the best coaches could use some help streamlining their businesses or having an objective third party to talk to about personal or family matters. Heck, even psychiatrists are required to speak to other psychiatrists on a regular basis!
Business coaches can assist anyone with their businesses and often will find things to fix or change simply because they have an objective, outside viewpoint. From billing inefficiencies to brainstorming product ideas, a business coach can be a non-judgmental sounding board who offers clarity and perspective.
If you have a plan for creating a signature program, working with a coach as an accountability partner is a wise investment. We all tend to work more efficiently when we know there’s a deadline looming, but it’s also easy to ignore that deadline because we are the ones who set it. Rather than moving your deadline further and further away, ask your coach to act as your accountability partner to keep your productivity on track.
Accountability is necessary in many instances, though, not just in product or service creation. Whatever goals you have set for yourself, your coach will hold you solely responsible for meeting those deadlines and goals.
A great business coach will also have the ability to challenge your thinking and your goals in a non-threatening, non-judgmental way. Instead of staying inside our comfort zones, a coach will encourage us to explore what we fear in an effort to fight that fear and try something new. Coaches also have the skill to break down large projects into smaller steps that don’t seem intimidating. They can also guide us with instructions for how to do or implement something in our business.
When hiring a business coach, always hire someone you consider to be at a higher income or success level than you. After all, those who have already reached a level of success will have the best experience to share about how you can reach that same level. Your coach is one who will teach you the skills you need to be successful based on real-life experiences.
Before you spend your hard-earned money to get coaching, create a business plan with your goals and your action steps spelled out. You want to provide your coach with a starting point, and chances are, that would be your first assignment anyway with a new coach.
I’ve worked with several coaches, but I personally think The Life Coach School (no affiliation) has created some of the best.
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