Business Coaching Insights
Case studies and blog entries about business coaching.
The essence of business coaching is a creative blend of pragmatism, challenge and teamwork where the business coach acts as a catalyst to business improvements that will ultimately be embedded and sustained by the client.
After ten years hard work building a successful marketing services business, its two owners were tired and wanted an exit: ‘As soon as we stop pedalling, the business slows down!’. The challenge was that they had never discussed an exit between themselves, and each wanted something different.
When a business starts out, it is typically a case of ‘all hands to the pump’. As it grows, these frenetic ways of working often get ‘baked in’. If they persist, they will eventually become obstacles to business growth. This wastes energy and creates frustration that can put relationships and businesses under stress.
This family business performs an essential service: it repairs accident-damaged cars. Yet the challenges of business planning in this family business are significant. Over the next five years, the speed and scope of change will dwarf that of the previous twenty.