Sometimes you need to hire a coach to help you take your small business to the next level. Someone who can offer a different perspective and help you find the push you need to get there.
When hiring a coach, you want to be careful that you don’t “clone” yourself. Although this would make for a very harmonious relationship, people that see things the same way also miss the same things.
Here are a few tips from Phil Melnychuk on how to use business coaching to grow your business.
– Think like an entrepreneur and focus on the future.
– Set priorities and goals.
– Set deadlines and follow them, with the assistance of your coach.
– Be accountable: A business coach acts like an “unreasonable friend” to make sure business owners are following up on their promises.
– Follow your own agenda: It’s up to the owner, not the coach, to set goals.
– Accept the positive influence and support of a coach.
– Don’t expect a “yes man”: A good coach just wants to see the goals achieved, and will tell what you’re doing, or not doing, that gets in the way of that.
Read the entire article — How to Use Coaching to Grow Your Business — by clicking here.
Have you hired a coach? Got any additional suggestions? Coaches — can you offer additional questions / things to look for? Leave me a comment below.