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A business coach will help you grow your business quicker and easier for many reasons.  With years of business experience, when you hire a business coach you’ll gain valuable support, guidance and perspective on how to improve how your business runs, and how you work in your business.

There are many reasons to hire business coaches.  A business coach isn’t a quick fix, but if you want to achieve sustainable growth making the decision to hire a business coach will be transformational.  Once you’re ready to find a business coach, use these 10 tips to find the best coach for you.

Business coaches keep clients on track to achieve their goals quicker, by helping them gain greater focus and be more accountable for getting their most important work done.  When you lead a business, there’s always room for growth, and a business coach will help you achieve that growth.

Business coaches will ensure you achieve your goals faster and easier by helping you gain clarity on what really matters and then guiding you in the process of working towards goal achievement daily.  Whether you work by yourself or have a team, choosing to hire a business coach to help you grow your business can be transformational. 

In this article I’m going to share what to look for in a business coach and share 10 reasons to hire a business coach. 

If you want to achieve your biggest goals simply, and with less stress, a business coach can help you take your business wherever you want it to go.  With years of business experience to call upon, a coach will help you navigate the challenges and obstacles you may face in growing your business.

What to look for in a business coach

There are a number of skills to look for in a business coach.  The right business coach can turn complexity into simplicity and focus your time only on the activities that will actually help you achieve your goals

Business owners who have benefited from business coaching know that the coaching process may start with overcoming a specific challenge, but, over time, will grow into a creative partnership.  A business coach isn’t usually a quick fix, although some improvements can be achieved quickly.

To gain the biggest results from a business coaching partnership, ensure your coach has relevant experience, is a great communicator, is a great listener and is able to custom design the coaching to your individual requirements.  Read more about the benefits of business coaching for entrepreneurs.

10 things to look for in a business coach.

  • Business experience 
  • Business expertise 
  • Asks great questions 
  • Chemistry 
  • Perspective 
  • Provides clarity 
  • Accountability 
  • Provides confidence 
  • Communication skills 
  • Focused on you 

10 reasons to hire a business coach

 Here are 10 reasons to hire a business coach.

1. Greater perspective on your business

A business coach will help you gain greater perspective on your vision, your goals and the obstacles you face in business.

It can be hard to think clearly about everything yourself.  A different perspective and point of view can help you simplify your current complexities and complications.  If you want greater perspective on where you are where you want to go, hire a business coach.

It can also be hard to assess, and act on, your own strengths and weaknesses.  With a business coach you will gain greater clarity on strengths you weren’t even aware of and learn how you can expand time in those areas.

Having someone with a neutral point of view offering perspective can be transformational.

2. Improve your goal setting skills

With a business coach, you will improve your goal setting skills, which will help you achieve your own goals and aspirations quicker and easier.

A good business coach will have a proven process to help you set and achieve your goals.  When you achieve one goal, you get on the fast track to bigger and better goals.  Get the ultimate guide to goal setting.

3. More time to think and plan 

Hiring a business coach will help you become a better planner, ensuring you carve out time to set goals and plan the strategic direction of your business.

Without effective planning it’s easy to get stuck in the day to day.  Making time to plan ensures you are always clear on your vision and have a roadmap to achieve that vision.

4. You’ll gain a sounding board

Running and growing a business can be lonely.  As the saying goes “It’s hard to see the label from inside the bottle.”

Having a sounding board to bounce ideas off or brainstorm thoughts can be transformational.  Two heads are often better than one.  Talking things through with a business coach gives you a new perspective that can inspire new ideas.

5. Achieve greater focus

With a business coach you will develop greater focus which will help you increase productivity and increase profitability.  It can be difficult focusing on growing your business if you have too much to do and too little time to do it in.  If you feel you don’t have enough time, a business coach will help you simplify your focus to your most important activities.  Read more about how to stay focused.

6. Develop better time management skills

One of the biggest challenges many business owners face is how to manage their time.  Lack of time can lead to exhaustion, overwhelm, lack of focus and lower levels of productivity.

A business coach will help you develop effective time management skills such as prioritisation, delegation and stress management.  Working with a coach will help you focus your time on less activities that produce bigger results.  Read how to develop your time management skills.

7. Increase business revenue and profits

With a business coach, you will focus more of your time and energy on the activities that deliver an increase in revenue and profits, rather than doing everything.  A business coach will have experience in growing businesses, so will provide proven processes you can follow.

8. Learn delegation skills

Business owners are great at getting things done, but many have a hard time letting go of activities, even if they serve no purpose.

With a business coach, you will get clear on the activities you love to do, are best at and produce the biggest results.  You’ll learn how to delegate to fuel effectiveness and maximum use of your time.

9. Better leadership skills

Business coaches will help you develop leadership skills.  Every business owner with a team needs to develop leadership and interpersonal skills.

As the business owner it’s up to you to set the vision for your business and motivate, inspire, and coach your team effectively.

That means understanding your teams’ strengths and putting them in the best position to succeed.

10. Support with your personal growth

A business coach will help you get clear on what’s most important to you and support your personal growth.  This may include learning how to free yourself up to spend more time with the people that matter most or finding time for personal passions.

As a busy business owner, you may neglect your own needs in pursuit of business growth, but a coach will you realign with your vision and purpose.

Learning how to maximise your strengths and will make you happier and keep you on track toward achieving your personal and business goals.

Are you looking for a business coach?

As a strategic business coach, I provide business coaching programs and business coaching services that help business owners grow their business faster and easier.  Benefit from proven strategies and tools to help you achieve your goals.  Book your free coaching session.  

One on one coaching will help you build a better business and a life that you love.  Book a free 30-minute coaching call today, by clicking the link below.

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About the Author

Mark Pettit is the Founder of Lucemi Consulting and a small business coach to business owners who want to simplify their time, energy and focus so they can multiply their freedom, impact and results. 

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