Nobody likes hitting a rut. It can be frustrating when the scale doesn’t move during a diet or when you’re stuck in rush hour traffic with someplace to be. But when it’s your business that hits a standstill, the panic sets in. The good news is that you don’t have to problem-solve on your own. Here are five reasons why you should hire a business coach.
A Professional POV
You know your business backward and forward. While it’s a testament to your expertise, it may also limit your objectivity when making key business decisions. A business coach offers an outside perspective that can help present an alternative to your thinking. A coach might offer subtle insight or provide the nudge you need to help your business break out of a rut.
Extensive Business Experience
When you need to solve problems outside your business, you consult experts in the necessary field. If you had a tax issue, you’d call an experienced accountant. If your car had an engine problem, you’d search for an experienced mechanic. Business owners face a variety of obstacles and challenges every day, but they expect to be able to solve these problems by themselves. Business coaches offer a dynamic range of experience to help major corporations, small mom and pop businesses and everything in between.
If you plan to do something to help your business grow, you need to follow through with that plan. Goals are an important part of business growth and having an advocate that holds you accountable is critical to your success. Your workforce may support your business dreams, but as long as they are receiving paychecks, they aren’t going to challenge you as a business coach would. Your coach keeps you striving for greatness, even when you aren’t comfortable with the change.
A Sounding Board
Discussing fears can be difficult for a business owner. Many are hesitant to open up and be vulnerable. A business coach can often be a compassionate sounding board who will listen and give you unbiased feedback. They will hear everything you have to say, and they won’t be afraid to lay it on the line with you. After all, they have your business’s best interest at heart.
An Honest Assessment
Not only will a business coach be an honest ally when you share ideas, he or she will also help identify the specific flaws in your business model. Because you’ve hired them to improve your business, they won’t hesitate to uncover and discuss the weak spots that might set you up for failure. Their job is to test the system and make sure your business model is as effective as possible.
Hiring a business coach is a sound strategy for any business owner, whether you are just starting out, or you’ve been operating for decades. A business coach can help uncover issues in your systems and identify solutions to improve your productivity.
Do you feel like something is holding your business back? Perhaps it’s time to consult with a business coach.
About the Author
With more than three decades of experience in all facets of sales management, customer service, business growth, and staff coordination, Certified Business Coach Greg Emslie is a focused professional with the tools to help you grow and manage your business effectively.
Driven by his ability to implement proven business concepts and help improve teams, Greg affects all areas of the companies he works with, including sales, leadership, profitability, and decision-making. He focuses on improving efficiency and processes for his clients while helping them grow their revenue base.
Ready to begin finding other ways to make your company more productive? Let’s get the conversation started. Contact Greg Emslie for a business strategy discussion today!