5 Ways An Online Business Coach Can Help Your Business
1. An Expert Opinion
Hiring an online business coach to deliver business coaching gives you and your business an expert opinion for certain situations. Generally, a good business mentor will have experience working at a high level in a large organisation. They may also own their own small business and have experience of growing a business and the disruptions that can inherently bring. A good business coach will not only give you their expert opinion on a situation, they will give you a different perspective from your own.
2. A Good Mentor Will Correct Your Actions
A good mentor and business coach will take the time to correct your actions and be completely honest with you. We are all aware of the expression that you cannot see the wood for the trees and never has this saying been more relevant than in business.A good coach will offer that honest feedback, correcting any actions that may need addressing. It will not be an adversarial exchange, but approached with the same intent as reflective writing, a skill widely used in professional circles.
3. Increased Self Confidence
Having a business mentor that can ratify your decisions can improve self-confidence. We have worked with many businesses that understand the problems that face their business and have a clear view on how to solve it. The missing piece? Having the confidence to believe in their own choices. Business coaching isn’t always about giving someone the answer, more reaffirming that the individual already has the answer themselves.
4. It Promotes Change
At Akcela, we always say that we work with businesses who have made a positive commitment to change. There in lies one of the most important elements of working with a business coach. You have to want to make a change for it to happen. Perhaps you understand that there is something not right within your business, or more likely, and more positively, you understand there is more your business can be achieving. A business coach supports in making a change, because the act of hiring a coach in itself, is a commitment to make a positive change for your business.
5. Personal Growth
Business coaching delivers personal growth.
When in the comfort zone we are in control and feel safe in our actions. This delivers excellent results, but no business can operate purely within the comfort zone. If we do, we will continue to do the same things, and get the same results forever. When we push into new areas, we enter the fear zone, where we experience self doubt and lack self confidence in making our decisions. This stage can be offset with support from a business mentor.
The Learning Zone
When we enter the learning zone, we acquire new tools to deal with the new found situation. In this zone, a good coach will support with providing the tools for the situation. How to deal with the challenges and problems currently being faced. In the growth zone, the new skills are put to use, actions are completed and goals achieved. This new area now becomes the comfort zone, as mastery of the new skills becomes the new norm.