Find YOUR Coach

by | Aug 7, 2015 | Grow to Greatness

Coaching is at an all time high demand lately. With so many flourishing Small Businesses, entrepreneurs know that it takes more than just a good idea and some business loans to make a lasting impression in the business world. Coaches can help you grow your Small Business by being the new perspective you might be looking for. They can help you with your business plan, lead generation, and much more if you find the right one with the right experience.
In finding a GREAT coach to grow your Small Business, here are some questions that I recommend considering before signing anything:
It’s impossible to be an overarching coach. In the same way that with your business, you have to find a niche and some sort of specialty to brand yourself and make your company as attractive as possible to consumers, coaches can’t possibly have the ability to coach people in all sorts of businesses, professions and backgrounds. How can a coach who has experience in spirituality and healthy living properly coach you with your business plan and business growth? He/she can’t. If you want a coach to grow your Small Business, find a coach who has experience being an entrepreneur, or who specializes in coaching Small Businesses.
Coaches seem to be all over the place, and most of them don’t have any certification. Surprised? A lot of times, since there are nearly no colleges that offer degrees in coaching, people will just take on the title “Life Coach” because they want to give people advice. Find a coach who has been certified by a coaching federation or school because certifications do exist for coaches. They need to know the tools to make you reach your goals, and if they have no training, education, or materials to grow your business, you’ll find yourself at point A again after spending hundreds or thousands of dollars
Just because a coach worked for a friend or business associate doesn’t mean the same coach will work for you. If a coach that you’re interested in isn’t offering a free sample session, be wary of what they might be trying to get you contracted for. Your relationship with your coach is just as important as your relationship with an assistant. It has to be comfortable and open for either of you to get anything out if it. Make sure that you sample your coach before signing on with him/her.
Is your coach lost in yesterday? As a Small Business owner, you have to be educated and up-to-date with technology, current trends, and everything changing in the business world today. If your coach isn’t current, then you might find your Small Business going down the drain. In order to grow your business, marketing, advertising and branding are of the utmost importance. These are all contingent upon what’s attractive to consumers today and are always changing. Make sure your coach is keeping up with the Joneses so you don’t get lost in old business.
Using multiple methods of coaching is also important for your Small Business coach. Your coach can’t just coach you on your business goals, just as he/she can’t just coach you on your budget. You have to have a well-rounded coach who touches on every aspect of your business and everything that might affect it.
If you’re looking for a coach today or for the future, can help you find the right coach for you.
Real Estate, Business and Life Coach Cheri Alguire has partnered with hundreds of Real Estate Professionals and Small Business Owners to help them become more successful in business and in life. Coach Cheri specializes in Group Coaching for Small Business Owners, Working Mothers, Real Estate Agents and Managers. Learn more and