How a Business Coach Can Help You Grow

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Business owners of all types are increasingly using the services of coaches to help them achieve their goals and overcome obstacles.

A coach is a facilitator who motivates, inspires, and helps to clarify so that you can understand what needs to be done.

Here are some of the ways a business coach can help you.

Get Out of Your Rut

We all get stuck in a rut sometimes and it can be hard to get yourself out.

When you’re facing a problem or challenge, you run the risk of overthinking and spending too much time in your head.

A coach prompts you to take action and holds you accountable so you can get yourself unstuck.

Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s tough to take risks and try something new, but no business can succeed by doing the same thing over and over again.

A coach will give you a gentle push and the confidence you need to get out of your comfort zone and face the challenges you need to face.

The Big Picture View

Business coaches help by offering a big picture and long-term view.

We can easily get caught up in the day-to-day details and lose sight of the bird’s eye view.

While you’re handling the day to day, your coach helps you keep the long view in mind as well.

Strengthen Your Weak Points

Since your coach sees you from an unbiased point of view, they can understand and identify your strengths and weaknesses.

They can focus on these weak areas and help you find ways to strengthen them.

They can also point out the areas where you have gaps to fill.

You’re Wrong!

Your coach gives you valuable feedback.

In particular, they can point out when you’re making a mistake.

It’s not always easy to hear, but coaches are empathetic and have your best interests in mind.

It can be very useful to have someone who can show you where you’re wrong and set you on the right path.

Clarify Your Vision

Coaches don’t do the work for businesses.

They lead the professional to come to an understanding of their business and where it needs to go.

Through asking open-ended questions and helping you think, your coach will get you to clarify the vision that drives your business.

Set the Right Priorities

Setting priorities is a vital task for business owners and entrepreneurs.

You need to focus on the activities that will get the most results.

A coach can help you set priorities effectively and get organised in other ways as well.

They can teach you skills you can use without them to help you run your business more efficiently.

Grow Your Business

The result of working with a business coach is that your scope will expand and your profits will grow.

It’s a small investment that will pay you back by helping your business meet its goals and become a success.

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Co-Founder & CEO of Link Management Group. An Investor & Coach to Small Business Owners, for the past 30 years I have helped startup and early-stage businesses to enter new markets and achieve sustainable growth of both revenue and profits. I have experience across a diverse range of sectors including central government, information services, software, health insurance, pet products, couture fashion, entertainment and aviation.  How can I help your organisation accelerate growth and achieve its full potential? 

2 thoughts on “How a Business Coach Can Help You Grow”

  1. One thing that really accelerated my career was having a Mentor! I use would definitely recommend joining the platform if you are looking to scale a startup or small business

  2. Thanks Taylor, I agree, a good mentor can be a very valuable asset. You have to make sure you and your mentor are completely aligned. The vast majority of mentors will give their time and advice for free – its their way of paying forward. I would be very wary of someone who charges a fee for mentorship. That is more like consulting than true mentorship.

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