What Does A Business Coach Do?
The main purpose of a business coach is to offer support and guidance that will save you valuable time and money, when it comes to creating and nurturing a profitable business. A business coach works with you to develop the skills you already have.
They work to bring out the “best” of you.
Business Coaching is a relationship. It’s a place where you go for guidance, support, and challenge so you can figure out what’s in the way of creating the business you want. A business coach is somebody who helps you move from where you are to where you want to be, and does so by solely focusing on your goals.
You’ll never really know what you’re capable of until there’s someone to push you outside your comfort zone. Just ask any professional athlete. If you are not clear on your vision, then every single opportunity will distract you and impede your progress
One of the key things I address is mindset issues such as: limiting beliefs, fear and self sabotage (which are extremely important to address). They also provide support and accountability to ensure that you’re following through on your action steps!
Overall, the result is you having a “plan of action” for your business (after brainstorming), and your coach will support you as you implement it.
Many entrepreneurs will be able to relate to this scenario: you come up with a good idea, decide to pursue it and suddenly you have to get an expert in sales, HR, IT and even finances. It's little surprise that many entrepreneurs often feel overwhelmed and unprepared.
Traditionally business coaches were asked to come on board when the wheels were literally coming off the bus, if at all. That has changed, many entrepreneurs are starting to seek out the help of a coach when they are feeling stuck, or are looking to fully unlock theirs and their business' potential.
Coaches help to brainstorm
A business coach helps you develop your purpose, brainstorms with you and motivates you in your business. There’s a common saying that goes, “nobody is smarter than all of us.” In other words, the collective power of many is far superior to the single power of one, which speaks to the value a coach brings in brainstorming new ideas.
The “art” part, however, is excavating personal values and beliefs that you never knew existed and linking them to your desires and intentions. Sometimes it takes a new perspective to see an existing connection.
A business coach is someone to bounce ideas off
Nowhere else do you find somebody solely dedicated to acting as your own personal sounding board. A coach, pushes out all thoughts from his or her own brain to be present and just listen. Doing so allows the business coach to ask powerful questions that unearth deeply rooted values otherwise firmly planted.
A business coach holds you accountable
Isn't it strange how easy it is to break the promises we make to ourselves, but less so when we involve other people? A coach serves as an accountability partner who challenges you to strategize and develop your goals while aligning your efforts toward achieving them.
A business coach offers guidance every step of the way
A business coach will challenge your thinking, goals and willingness to grow. As somebody who has “been there, done that,” a coach also acts as a role model because of the experience that he or she shares. Additionally, a coach has unique insight that broadens your business awareness.
Every athlete and every top performer uses a coach to bring out their best. Why don’t you?