Written by Jamie Irvine | 3-minute read
Today, business coaching is extremely popular, a quick search on Linked In will provide you with thousands of coaches that specialize in every aspect of a business.
What exactly does a business coach do for their clients and should you consider hiring one?
Business coaches are usually genuine people with relevant experience who are highly committed to the success of their clients.
They genuinely want to see their clients succeed and they believe that their method and relevant experience can be leveraged to assist their clients to reach their goals more quickly and for less cost then if the business owner did it on their own.
Business coaches don’t do the work for you.
They are not service-providers in the traditional sense. For example, web designers are a traditional service provider. You pay them to build you a website. They may coach you about marketing, but they are primarily a service-provider because they perform the service of building you a website.
Business coaches may help you with an area of your business by showing you a template or demonstrating how they do something, but this is not the focus of their work. They are like a sports coach, they don’t play the game for you, they coach you how to play the game.
They provide four highly valuable resources:
- A proven blueprint that has been used repeatedly to produce nearly identical results.
- Years of relevant business experience that will be used to help you avoid making the many costly mistakes self-employed people make.
- Accountability to do the work you know you need to do to achieve your goals.
- They help the business owner think through strategic decisions, provide feedback when appropriate, and encourage the business owner to stay focused on the outcomes that will lead the business owner to succeed.
Business coaches, in my opinion, must have relevant experience as an entrepreneur to be effective. If you own a service-based business, it would be wise to hire a coach who has owned and operated a service-based business.
Should you consider hiring a business coach?
Erik has seen incredible growth in his business. At the time this article was published he has seen 50% increase in sales in just under 14-months since he enrolled in my coaching program.
Hiring a business coach is an investment and yet if you enroll in my coaching program it is guaranteed to be a cost neutral investment (we guarantee results or your money back) as long as you are willing to follow the blueprint and do the work.
Business coaching works and it is not a coincidence that all the top performing business people in the world attribute, in part, their success to having a mentor and business coach during their entrepreneurial journey.