What is business coaching?
The goal of business coaching is to help the business owner move from where they are now to where they want to be.
Business coaches work with business owners and business executives who are “stuck” in certain areas of their business, they might have a desire to take their business to the next level but not sure how to go about it.
For some business owners, these problems leave them feeling overwhelmed and paralysed; feeling stressed, depressed, resentment, anger, frustration, guilt, grief and uncertainty.
This may further lead to challenges the business owner experiences in their business and a flow on effect in other areas of their life including health, finances, relationships, personal growth and fulfilment.
Business coaches work with business owners and business executives on their “business effectiveness”; a particular area or areas within the business that need improvement.
These areas can be related to customer engagement and satisfaction, staff engagement and satisfaction, human resources, financial performance and management, sales and marketing, leadership development, business culture, systems, processes, policies, implementation and auditing, strategic and operational planning, exit and succession planning.
Business coaches also work with business owners and business executives on their “personal effectiveness” including leadership skills, values, vision, goals, beliefs, blocks, patterns of behaviour and actions getting a result (either desired or not).
This ultimately raises the awareness of the business owner or business executives, identifies obstacles that hinder them and their business for reaching their true potential, opens up choice, possibilities, action and targeted outcomes whilst keeping the business owner accountable and focused on achieving their goals.
Top 9 Reasons to Engage a Business Coach
Albert Einstein famously said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.
To achieve a different result in business requires different thinking.
A great business coach will assist you to switch on a new level of thinking.
Mapping a way to take advantage of the opportunities and navigate the challenges along the way.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you always got... is it time to switch on a new level of thinking to transform your business and take it to the next level? Do you want to survive or thrive? Ordinary or extraordinary? Competitive advantage, high performing, results driven? Are you ready for the next level?
Stephen Covey famously said “start with the end in mind”.
A great business coach will help you gain clarity around your purpose, the reason you went into business and connection with your higher purpose in life.
It’s about building a compelling reason why; having a reason to bounce out of bed in the morning; leaving the legacy for which you want to be known for and what you want to achieve in your life.
Business is one vehicle for achieving your life’s purpose.
When you’re connected with your purpose, understand your values and living congruently to them, you have the ability to overcome challenges and hurdles in business and in life.
A business coach helps you focus on the big picture for your business and in life, gain clarity on where you want to be, understand where you are now and design a roadmap with targeted strategies, plans and actions to bridge the gaps.
When you are connected with your purpose, you find motivation, inspiration and action to achieve what you set out to do.
Business owners can sometimes be stuck in the operational rut of their business, distract or overwhelmed in the detail of day to day activities and fail to step back and see the big picture and plan for it.
A business coach will help you not only focus on the big picture but also break it down into management steps.
A business coach can assist with the strategic development of your business, plans and actions so that you not only see the big picture, but also the parts that make up the whole.
A great business coach will have an objective point of view and ability to quickly identify problem areas that maybe you could not see and offer solutions or strategies you might not have considered or acted on.
“There is wisdom in knowing what you don’t know” – Confucius, by overcoming your blind spots.
A great business coach brings in a fresh set of eyes, new perspective, experience and skillset to identify blind spots in your business and opportunities to challenge you to think critically about your business.
Have you noticed people walking around in a state of disempowerment?
Thinking this is the way life is or has to be?
These people have stopped learning and growing in life and believe they don’t have a choice in many things they do – taking whatever turns up each day.
To achieve that breakthrough in life you are hoping for, you need to go beyond your comfort zone and take that leap of faith into the unknown.
It is through these challenging times that you grow the most and realise what you are capable of doing.
Stretch yourself. Set bigger challenges.
Give yourself an edge you may not think you normally have on your own and see yourself grow.
A Life coach will help give you the confidence you need for that great leap of faith.
Albert Einstein said “if I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions’.
A business coach helps you focus on solutions to business problems and plan how to make the change.
A business coach assists you to embrace uncertainty by stepping outside your comfort zone often, strengthening this muscle and building behavioural flexibility to handle changing environments and challenges faced within your business.
A business coach assists and supports you to make confident decisions often and take action quickly and continuously, gaining new perspectives, momentum, opportunities and results.
“Do, or not do – there is no try” – Yoda. You may have heard people say “I’ll try”, but in reality there is no such thing as “try”. You either do it or not do it.
A great business coach will assist you transform your thoughts into actions and hold you 100% responsible for your actions, inactions and the results you are getting in your business.
A business coach provides supportive environment to explore, learn, develop and grow whilst being honest and open.
A business coach with encourage you to step outside your comfort and take massive action and often.
A business coach will explore a concept of “no failure only feedback”, where potential failures are flipped and viewed as feedback, therefore opportunities to play, explore, grow, learn and develop to a new level.
“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions” – Dr John Demartini.
Asking yourself better questions has the ability to completely change your business and your life.
Asking better questions can help you take your business to the next level with the ability to turn massive failures, fear, limiting beliefs, blocks and adversity into extraordinary gifts and opportunities.
The quality of your questions make the difference in surviving or thriving in business and as a leader.
A business coach is trained to ask the right questions to challenge you to think critically about your business and open up opportunities and new directions.
A business coach will ask great questions, thought provoking questions and questions others avoid asking you.
A business coach will provide an environment and opportunity to reflect, explore and grow with powerful questioning techniques and the space to listen, learn and reflect on your answers.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Wayne Dyer.
A business coach creates a safe space to explore what makes you tick, what drives your behavior and results.
A business coach assists you to better understand yourself and others, enhance your leadership skills, confidence and self-awareness, understanding human behavior and personality types so that you are able to get the most from working with diverse groups of people.
By understanding and exploring your thoughts, beliefs, values, experiences, language and meaning you place on events, the decisions and action you take, you gain increased perspective and opportunity to respond differently to situations that arise business and life. This will ultimately impact on the action and results you get.
A business coach provides opportunities for you to grow and develop, building confidence through self-development and action.
Business Coaching Packages
Business coaching packages vary depending on the specific needs of each business. Business Coaching provides guidance and value input to business owners. Top reasons why businesses engage a coach:
Dynamic HRM Solutions is in the unique position to provide a combination of business coaching, human resources and business consulting services and packages tailored to meet your business needs.
For a limited time and available spaces, Dynamic HRM Solutions is offering “Switch on Your Business”, Complimentary Business Strategy Session to give a limited number of businesses the kick start they need. Be quick, sessions are limited and will fill up FAST.