How a coach can help set you up for business success.


11th December, 2018

10 ways a business coach can help you (and your offering) grow

Whether you’re a startup or established leader in your field, you could always use a bit of extra help – because at times you’ll feel like you’re undertaking a business journey alone.

You may well be surrounded by a team at work and family at home, but who’s there for you to share all the issues, challenges and opportunities presented in your career or business?

After all, you may not want to bore those at home with work talk!

This is where a coach comes in.

As an uncompromising friend, they will inspire, champion and support you to develop and achieve your stretch goals, as well as being there to celebrate the wins along the way.

But engaging a business coach isn’t something to be taken lightly – what are the signs that you need to bring in some outside help?

● You’re overwhelmed and stressed
● You can’t see a clear way forward
● You’re in a rut
● You want to reach the next level but don’t know how
● You’ve lost all passion for what you do

Do any of these sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to seriously look at what a business coach can do for you.

10 reasons to get a business coach

1. Bounce around ideas

Business coaches can act as an unbiased sounding board for you to bounce ideas off and talk through ideas. This allows for idea generation and to think more about other peoples’ perspectives.

2. Develop self-confidence and push yourself outside of your comfort zone

This is especially useful for entrepreneurs who are introverted, as it’s easy to get caught up in the minor details which tend to hold your business back. Business coaches can help you to come out of your shell and try new things such as networking and meeting new people.

READ: Networking for introverts

3. Build connections and opportunities

Being surrounded by like-minded people allows you to develop a support system which encourages you and wants to see you succeed. Not to mention gaining access to a greater range of perspectives and ideas.

4. Develop new skills

Many business coaches will provide you with tried and tested tips, tricks, and shortcuts which have been proven to help businesses succeed. In addition to this, you’ll have access to a wealth of knowledge and a network of specialists who can help you.

5. Have someone challenge your assumptions and thinking

Most good business coaches will challenge your thought processes and ideas to get you to think from another perspective. Everyone brings their own assumptions and biases to each situation, and business coaches will help you to predict outcomes by assessing the known facts and experiences.

6. Get re-motivated

Making little progress can be demotivating, we’ve all been there! A business coach can help you to get back on track and start progressing towards your goals again.

7. Make more money

Having a business coach will unlock and maximise the potential you have. They’ll give you the strategies to overcome obstacles, the experience to eliminate your weaknesses, and boost your productivity. This leads to more money in the bank!

8. Be held accountable for what really matters

Being accountable to yourself can be challenging but being accountable to somebody else can help improve performance, participation, satisfaction, and morale. Having a business coach keeps you on track to being accountable, and therefore being responsible for the work that is being done.

9. Learn how to make your ideas into reality

Some ideas can be hard to imagine, let alone execute. A business coach will help guide you in the right direction to make your dreams reality and make your business a success.

10. Have someone champion you to success

Once your idea has been established a business coach can help you to continue to focus on growing your business further and give you the tools and knowledge that you need to accurately track the progress of your business. They’ll also encourage you to celebrate the wins and be your cheerleader.