Changes in the Business Coaching and Mentoring Sector You Need to Know about!
Let’s face it, we all want business success and as a sales strategist and business mentor who is known for my kind but direct delivery, here are some considerations when it comes to finding the best business coaches for entrepreneurs.
So, before you frantically type ‘business coach London’ (or wherever you are based) into Google and invest in the first coach you stumble across, discover these key questions to ask them that will empower your selection when it comes to finding the right business coach London to help you navigate your business through the current climate.
All you need to do is remember these three simple points right now…
Questions to Ask a Business Coach, London
It’s a Buyers’ Market – Trust that Your Perfect Business Mentor is out there
You are in a prime position to be selective and not be sold to, so pushy sales funnels and high-end tech does not impress so much in current times.
With constant tech advances and automation at our fingertips, just because someone can build a social media bot, or set up an automated offering does not make them a better business coach than the person who uses simple systems and a human approach to grow and develop their clients skills.
On that note…
1. What is there business coaching experience
Anyone can sign up to an online programme and then call themselves an expert with some sales copy swipes and a fancy logo.
However, real world experience is hard to beat.
Does your potential business coach have real world business skills?
Considerations such as their career pathway, transitional skills and track record say more about their capabilities than an impressive photo shoot and a catchy tagline.
2. What connections do they have?
Your network is your networth!
It is a wise move to grow and expand relationships to maintain an ongoing network.
The element of know, like and trust still stands nowadays, more so in fact as we look for referrals so as not to get burnt investing in the wrong person.
In the current climate, at a time when business budgets are tight, having a trusted network to seek feedback from is vital to ensure no costly mistakes are made.
Choosing a business coach with a diverse, accessible network means an investment in them is a gateway to an assortment of talent not all coaches allow access to.
3. Have they worked with similar businesses before
Consider if they’ve worked with businesses of the same size or in the same industry. This goes for new and experienced coaches.
4. What do they value in business
You should know if the business coach will prioritise profit or some other form of success. Make sure your definition of success is in line with theirs so that you can trust them.
5. Do you have compatible personalities?
You’ll be working with the coach frequently and probably for a long time. If your business is focused on women, look for a feminist business coach to support your mission.
Finding the right business coaches can greatly increase your sales
Why Hiring a Business Coach, London, is Key to Business Success
There are many benefits to business coaching. Saving time and increasing profits are the most obvious, but there are other important perks as well.
Here are 7 reasons why you should hire a professional business coach this year.
– They will save you money
– They’ll have the connections you need to grow your business
– They’ll keep you accountable
– They’ll help you increase your profits
– They’ll teach you to think like a CEO and lead like a leader
– They’ll teach you how to track and measure your results and keep you accountable
1:1 Business Coaching Vs. Group Coaching
Group coaching is more affordable than 1:1, has less support (but more support than a course). Usually, group coaching has some kind of course content/plan to it, so that you are going through the material together with a group of people at a similar level to you.
I find having a group of people to work alongside boosts motivation and you can support each other as you go through the coaching together as a
Why Take My Advice?
Having come from a corporate sales background and studying business at University to Masters level, I am very much from the business arena.
By transitioning my leadership skills into bespoke business coaching packages my clients benefit from key leadership and sales strategies used to successfully and consistently create desired results in their business.
As an example, I believe a genuine network of fellow entrepreneurs and business owners together can achieve great things. Impacting all parties, the planet and its people. A great business coach should encourage a quality network and be happy to connect you to opportunities and collaborations.
Finding the right business coach can greatly increase your sales, business growth and most importantly your ability to meet your business mission with support and guidance from someone who has walked the walk.
Be sure to do your research, have a chat with your potential coach about both of your expectations and explore the possibilities before you jump in.
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Here’s to a match made in heaven in your pursuits to find your ideal fit.
If you’d like to get in touch with me to discuss the challenges you face and where you need help then feel free – I’d be happy to help!