Why Do Business Owners Hire a Business Coach?
Many times, business owners find their way to a business coach because of the high degree of frustration they experience in their business day-to-day. Here are some of the common areas of frustration:
- My employees don’t do things with the care and attention that I do.
- My salespeople don’t have the same success selling that I do.
- I can’t find good people to hire.
- Too many things go wrong on a daily basis.
- I don’t exactly know where things go wrong, but it happens way too often.
- There is a lack of trust in our workplace.
- I have a high rate of employee turnover.
- Good communication is lacking.
- I need more sales.
- I’m always fighting fires and don’t have time to do my own work.
Other business owners are more proactive about seeking the help of a business coach. They want to do the things that will create smooth running operations, predictable outcomes and healthy work relationships but they don’t know how to go about it. Working with a business coach is a way to build and implement missing pieces that will produce the desired results. These business owners appreciate the guidance of a business coach who can help identify what is missing and collaboratively build those missing pieces with the business owner or designated employees. Putting these missing pieces in place creates shared expectations, the opportunity to get agreement to those shared expectations which then leads to true accountability.
Of course the business owner benefits from business coaching because those missing pieces create a stable foundation for how the company will operate day-to-day, including how things will be done, the standards to be met, the vision for where the company is headed and how things will be done. As the business owner acquires stronger leadership skills through the business coaching, he/she is able to communicate the company vision and keep everyone on track. Leadership skills, management skills and operating systems are some of the key elements that begin to reduce those day-to-day frustrations and establish a workplace that inspires others to join the vision of the leader.
Employees, customers and other stakeholders also benefit from business coaching because business coaching helps establish a foundation of trust in the workplace and a sense of well being built on a clear vision and systems that provide training for employee success, supportive management practices and inspiring leadership that attracts interest from within the company and outside the company.
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