HOW DOES BUSINESS COACHING WORK? AND IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
DO YOU WANT TO:
- achieve the growth you know is just around the corner
- create intellectual property and recurring income streams
- change from being an anxious small business owner to a relaxed portfolio entrepreneur, with multiple income and equity sources
DO YOU FEEL:
- your business is 'stalled', 'stuck' or has hit a 'brick wall'?
DOES YOUR GUT INSTINCT SAY:
- your business can be bigger / better / both, if only....
- Part of a small leadership team, and / or
- On top of a fast-growing business, and / or
- Clear about the sizeable financial outcomes that will sustainably support your lifestyle?
HOW DOES BUSINESS COACHING WORK:
First I meet with clients to establish if we are a good fit. If not, I will refer on to other coaches and advisors where I believe they will add more value. All of these meet the 4 Characteristics of Great Business Coaches.
My process is simple: Let's Chat.
Relationships are free, and if we like each other let's undertake a Business Review to demonstrate value. From there, let's personalise our process to help your business achieve specific milestones with a fast return on investment.
STEP 1 - Let's Chat
Our first meeting together will determine if we are a good match. The run down:
- Face-to-face where possible
- In your place of work
- Lasts from 60-90 minutes
- Costs nothing.
If that's all you need to know, you can organise this meeting right now: just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me on +61 427 151 181.
I want to understand your business, your dreams, and your challenges.
Since you may not have worked with a business coach before, our first meeting is also designed to give you an experience of coaching and answer any questions you may have.
On request, I am always delighted to provide references from happy current and alumni clients. I encourage you to ask them for the "Warts and All" reality of investing in a business coach who is motivated to change their business, and their lives..
YOU: you'll know whether you trust me and my recommendations for next steps.
ME: I want to understand you and your business well enough to know if you meet my client criteria, or if there are more suitable coaches or expert advisors better placed to help you.
If either of us doesn't feel this is a match, let's agree to say so and save each other time.
Beyond this meeting, the most likely next steps are briefly explained below. It's important with any business coach or consultant that you are always clear on the process you are working through.
A SIMPLIFIED BUSINESS COACHING PROCESS:
The most likely next steps are briefly explained below. It's important with any business coach or consultant that you are always clear on the process you are working through. If not, ask your coach to clarify - this is your process, not theirs.
STEP 2 - Business Review
We start with a Business Review or Strategy Workshop that aligns your business and leadership team to the 2 or 3 greatest opportunities today.
STEP 3 - Ongoing:
Over a series of coaching sessions, at a pace and price you choose, these opportunities are then converted into documented Strategy created and owned by your business. Using my systems, I transfer expertise and outline the path to sustainable change for your unique circumstance.
STEP 4 - Execution:
Ideas are worthless unless executed, and our approach sets your business up to achieve full Execution and therefore full value from the project.
STEP 5 - Vision:
The journey from your business today to the point of realising your Vision are a series of strategic steps. Once your team has taken full responsibility for executing today's priorities, you are released to move one step ahead and begin designing the next plans.
THE BUSINESS REVIEW - a deeper look:
When was the last time you had your business confidentially reviewed by an objective, expert advisor?
Our Business Review starts with a brief Fact Find, of your current systems, structure, resources and product offering. We want to ensure we are working with the correct facts, and consider all the possibilities without making any assumptions about your business. This ensures our recommendations are tailored, not generic.
Ideally, this review includes 45-60 minute private interviews with each member of your team. Your team’s perspective, even when it confirms your observations, is always helpful. More importantly, their ongoing support of any recommend changes begins at this phase. My experience has proven that teams who are part of the change are far less likely to react or resist that change.
Approximately 2 weeks later we would run a half day Strategy Session with you and your key stakeholders. During this session:
- We introduce frameworks to establish a contextual overview of the business
- Detail our Findings from the Business Review
- Lay out a Strategic Roadmap connecting your business's current reality with your vision
- Detail the 2-3 projects we believe would best benefit you and your team right now
This is an intense coaching session, with the outcome being the basis of a cohesive strategy for your future. For larger businesses, we may recommend multiple Strategy Sessions at this step to ensure all of the owners / leaders are aligned before moving forward.
At every stage, we will provide you with supporting documentation, diagrams, and language to assist.
At the conclusion of your Business Review, you will have a fuller understanding of your business today and a narrow focus of the 2 or 3 strategic priorities you can best focus on. 90% of my clients at this stage request our guidance designing that strategy through project coaching.