17 Nov

Do Business Coaches Really Add Value?

It is a question I have been asked frequently, especially these last few months.  Always the question revolves around value.  Can a Business Coach add value?  As with many things and not in an attempt to be a smart alec but it depends.  It depends on the Business Coach, and it depends on who wants to be Coached.  Further, it depends on what the person wanting to be coached expects to gain from the relationship.

What creates value for a Business Coaching Client?

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14 Jul

Choosing the Right Business Coach

Today, anyone can get up in the morning and decide they are a Business Coach.  The profession is unregulated with no required education, experience,  licenses, or certifications.  It is understandable that you want to trust your business to someone who not only knows what they are doing, but who also has the necessary education, training, experience, and credentials to be an effective Business Coach. The following will help you select your Business Coach:

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09 Dec

Business Tips – Bad For Your Business

 

While managing your business perhaps you have good advice from a knowledgeable business professional.  Perhaps you manage your business without any advice, or, perhaps you manage your business because you picked up on what you thought were great business tips from any one of a variety of sources.  How is that working for you?

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18 Nov

The Coaching Process — How Does it Work?

Many people talk about Coaches and their work with them.  Often times what I hear from them is a misunderstanding of the Coaching Process.  This is a hands-on session between the person being Coached and the Coach.  It involves strong communication and the development of measurable action plans.    These sessions should involve a lot of questions asked by the Coach and the person being Coached answering them.  The Coach should be a good listener and they should be seeking quantifiable data about your situation, your business, what you have done and where you think you want to go.  The Coach should work with you to develop a strong list of things you must do and accomplish successfully in order to meet your goal.

How is the Initial Coaching Session Conducted?

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04 Nov

Coaching For Business and Professional Success

Paul was your usual business leader and owner. He worked over 70 hours a week trying to keep his business profitable. That wasn’t just his working “IN” his business where he performed the services his business offered. There was also the paperwork. Everything from his checking account to ordering supplies, keeping inventory, paying the bills…the list goes on and on.

One day, Paul’s wife told him that she was unhappy in their marriage. She never saw him, the business had become his life and she wagered he couldn’t even name two friends of each of their 3 children. She wanted to know what Paul was going to do to change his business and his work habits.

 

Paul Decides What To Do

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