As a business owner or CEO, you face challenges from every direction. From identifying how to best grow your business to building the most efficient teams, business leaders are expected to have the answers. But what happens when you don’t have those answers in your pocket?
The most successful business owners and CEOs rely on a network of trusted coaches and advisors to help them overcome hurdles and create efficient strategies. However, many of them only develop those relationships after suffering through some very real struggles. To help you learn from their mistakes, here are the most common signs that it’s time to begin thinking about hiring a business coach.
You Work Constantly Without Getting Results
Running a business is hard work, but if you find yourself working too many hours and still accomplishing too little, there are bigger problems at play than your lack of free time. When a business owner or CEO is continually running him or herself ragged without achieving the results, it’s often a sign of lacking of structure or processes – a dangerous place to be.
You Need an Impartial Sounding Board
When you have great ideas or need to brainstorm about the direction of the company, who do you turn to for help? Talking with team members may help, but only to a point. Communicating with employees about uncertainties or ideas that could impact their roles means that you are going to have a conversation guided by their personal perspective. In order to lead the company in a direction that is truly best for the business, you need an impartial sounding board to bounce ideas off, who will contribute fresh concepts from a place of experience.
You Have Great Ideas that Never Become Actions
Entrepreneurs venture out on their own because they are excited to lead their own ship, so to speak. However, it can leave a void of accountability. Few employees will keep their bosses in line by following up to see if they acted on the ideas that were just discussed. Having someone hold you accountable for strategic plans will make you focus on building the business you’ve always dreamed of.
You Are Setting Goals But Never Revisiting Them
You’ve heard that goal setting is essential, and you’re going through the process of setting those goals. Good for you! However, if you don’t regularly revisit those goals, track your progress, and adjust your strategies accordingly, goal setting will ever drive business success. A business coach will not only help you set goals that are achievable and connected to the greater vision, but he will help you figure out exactly what you need to do in order to accomplish those goals and continue to move forward.
You Notice Gaps in Your Expertise
No one knows everything, but that doesn’t stop your business from having unique needs. Instead of avoiding growth or letting a stumbling block stand in your way, leverage the knowledge and experience of your trusted business advisor in a confidential setting. After all, most entrepreneurs go into business because of their skill in their specific industry; business skills must be learned along the way.
You Want Your Company To Grow But Don’t Know How
The most common challenge faced by business owners and CEOs is the question of how do I grow my business? Certified business coaches are trained to uncover those answers on a case-by-case basis in order to address the unique needs of your business.
By partnering with a FocalPoint Certified Business Coach, you not only enjoy the personal guidance of your dedicated business advisor; you also benefit from a network of experienced business leaders who have expertise in a wide range of industries. Greg Emslie pairs more than three decades of business experience with the power of Brian Tracy’s proven technologies to help Pennsylvania CEOs and business owners grow and manage their businesses effectively.
Let’s get the conversation started. Contact Greg for a free business evaluation today!
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.