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Blogs about Business and Executive Coaching
The scope of what a business owner may want from, or for their business will vary from one person and context to the next. One owner’s focus might be holistic whereas another may wish to prioritise a particular challenge or opportunity. In this blog post we'll take a look at exactly what issues a business coach can help with.
A professional business coach will look at a business as a whole and help a business owner gain greater clarity and confidence about what they want from, or for their business and how best to achieve it given their context, values, needs and preferences. Read on to find out how this is done in more detail.
Here’s an interesting truth in our experience: companies that most benefit from working with a business coach are typically run by very talented people. They have remarkable reserves of energy, incredible resilience and the strength of personality to back themselves and persuade others to do the same. They usually have particular skills or knowledge to a very high level, and yet despite all these attributes, they remain willing and ready to work with an external coach in pursuit of new insights, resources and methods. So what are the signs that suggest this relationship might be successful?
The fact is, there are a lot of very diverse people and businesses that practice under the umbrella of ‘coaching’: executive coaches, business coaches, career coaches, life coaches and so on. The rates they charge and the content and quality of their services vary substantially.
This can, understandably, breed scepticism or even cynicism amongst business owners and leaders. Your time is precious. So how do you identify what brand of coaching might meet your needs, and who you can rely on to deliver a return on your investment?