Like many business owners, you may have wondered ‘What is a business coach? What does a business coach actually do?’
A business coach really gets to know what makes you tick. They support you while helping you bring out the best business owner you can be. A business coach works closely with you to help you grow your business faster and provide you with the tools and expertise you need to succeed.
Here at Your Business Momentum, we help business owners live more enjoyable lives, by getting them out of the day-to-day running of their business.
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Why do business owners need a coach?
Do you find yourself working excessive hours and missing out on those special moments with your family and friends? Do you feel like your business can’t run without you, so taking time out or heading away on a holiday seems like a dream?
Owning your own business can be tough. There are so many responsibilities, from staffing to budgets, reaching sales targets, marketing your business - all the big decisions ultimately rest on your shoulders.
If you want to solve these problems, then a business coach can help you work them through and provide you with the tools you need, to get it done.
It’s important to remember that even the most successful people in the world have coaches.
Often as a business owner, you can be so blinded by what you are doing, or you see the same thing over and over, that it’s hard to see how to do something a different way.
That’s where a business coach comes in.
What does a business coach do?
A business coach is like having a best friend for your business. They can help you clear the fog on a rainy day. Having a business coach on your side helps you to get really clear on the direction your business is heading. They take the time to understand what you want to achieve and help you develop a strategy, and then turn that strategy into action.
Many business coaches will help business owners to develop effective strategies, and that is a great start to creating change within your business. However, even when leaders have taken the time to create strategies, we regularly see strategies that aren’t implemented effectively and businesses that limit their potential for growth and profitability.
This is where we stand out from other business coaches. Here at Your Business Momentum we get in at the ground level of your business and help you develop and then implement your strategy. We roll up our sleeves and get in and work with you and we don’t stop until the job is done.
We know how hard it can be trying to wear multiple hats in your business, and we don’t claim to be experts in every area. So rather than try and fail, we’ve spent 20 years building up a 300+ strong field of handpicked specialists to call on when the question or strategy required, doesn’t match our experience. So don’t worry, we’ll never claim to know it all - but we definitely know someone who does.
What can a business coach help with?
A business coach can help owners across virtually any industry, whether you are brand new to business, or a seasoned business owner. Despite this, there are some common frustrations that business coaches often hear.
- I can’t get my staff to take responsibility
- Unless I get involved things just don’t get done
- People are our greatest challenge
- We seem to waste so much time
- I am a slave to my business
Business can be really lonely and generally as the business owner, you hold all the problems by yourself. Everyone in your business is looking up to you for the answers.
One of the most valuable things that a business coach can do for their clients, is to become their sounding board. In addition to being there for you and listening to your concerns, a business coach can help you:
- To think bigger and ‘stretch yourself’
- Increase accountability across your team and business
- Create a culture that everyone wants to be part of
- Get the right people in the right chair, doing the right things at the right time
- Make sure your team understands your vision so they can join you on the journey
- Create a team where everyone wants to do and be more
- Give understanding to the numbers so that you can make better decisions
- Identify gaps in your leadership and support your development
- Turn strategy into action - implementation is critical to getting traction in your business
A business coach helps you get passionate about your business again.
What makes Your Business Momentum different from most business coaches?
Here at Your Business Momentum, we take the time to understand you as a person, and as a business owner. We get in at the ground level, roll up our sleeves and work with you.
There are a lot of business coaches out there who haven’t actually owned their own business. Here at Your Business Momentum, we walk the talk. We have over 30 years of business experience, so know first hand what it’s like to deal with the daily struggles of business life.
Our professional team of business coaches don’t guide you straight out of a textbook. We use our real-world experience, learn what makes you tick and help you to take action and get things done. And we don’t stop until the strategy is implemented and you are getting results.
How does coaching work?
Working with a business coach can be one-on-one or in a group coaching setting.
One of the biggest benefits of working with a business coach one-on-one is that your coach provides you with personalised attention, that is focused solely on you, your business and what you want to achieve.
Alternatively, group coaching allows more affordable access to a business coach, and you also have the benefit of discussing ideas with other business owners who may be able experiencing similar issues.
Why should I hire a business coach?
A business coach can offer you a fresh perspective. On the tough days in business, your coach is there to lift you. They believe in you and can empower you when you need it the most.
A business coach helps you find solutions to your challenges, giving you the clarity of mind you need to grow your business.
The number one reason you should hire a business coach is to remove the daily burdens of business-life so that your business can run and grow without you. Ultimately giving you the freedom to enjoy life and your business all over again. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a business that serves you!