Business owners often focus so much on what they have to do to create business results that they forget to explore who they have to be to achieve the success they want.
So says Michele Hinds, business coach of the Energy and Vitality workshop series, that assists business owners to develop ways to deal with limits that hamper energy and vitality in the workplace through practical techniques.
“Business coaching could be an option to consider if you get stuck, feel alone or helpless or frustrated, or keep doing the same thing while hoping for a different result,” says Hinds.
“A business coach is like a personal trainer to your business – a professional athlete would not consider going it alone without a coach!”
Coaching helps with developing new ways to gain power to create the businesses owners want, taking them out of their comfort zones.
Hinds says this is key to building a successful business and that this is like going to the gym or engaging a personal trainer to achieve a new health and fitness levels.
A typical coaching programme consists of 12 coaching sessions of 45 to 60 minutes each, once a week or every two weeks.
These sessions can be conducted face-to-face or via Skype or telephone, depending on the structure agreed between the business owner and the coach.
Says Hinds: “Currently, about 80% of my coaching is done via Skype, as it creates greater time and location flexibility for myself and my client. We are also not restricted by region or country!”
Coaching prices vary depending on the coach, region, coaching format, and individual versus group coaching.
Hinds says that, with this flexibility and range of options, you can certainly find a business coach and a coaching package to suit your needs and your budget.
As a guideline, she says, budget to invest a minimum of R2 000 per month on business coaching in order to develop yourself and your business.
“The question is often, can you afford business coaching? More often the question should be, can you afford not to engage a business coach?” says Hinds.
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