What should I look for in a business coach?
“Customers don’t buy products or services. They buy results.”
– The Service Profit Chain, Harvard Business Review – James L. Heskett, Thomas O. Jones, Gary W. Loveman, W. Earl Sasser, Jr., Leonard A. Schlesinger
Choosing the right business coach is essential in moving your business forward. The wrong coach can be detrimental to your business success. Bad advice can cause you to miss building relationships with potential customers, experience a drop in leads and sales, and remain stuck financially. It can be devastating.
Making the right choice is crucial. The right business coach will help grow your business, so it can exist without you. They’ll help you hire key players, have a dominant online presence, and give you actions steps to excel in every area of your business. So, hiring a business coach should be done hastily.
Here are four qualities you should look for in a business coach:
1. Do They Get Results?
Results is the first indicator if you’ve found the right business coach. The quote from Harvard Business Review sums up why results are important. People simply go with the winning team because they want results. There are so many good business coaches, but not all can produce winning results for you and your company.
Look for a proven track record of success based upon quantifiable results and not just feelings.
Can they help you build a duplicable and scalable business model capable of working without you. Systematically enhance each aspect of your business to greatly reduce costs and to dramatically increase profits. And discover your company’s hidden opportunities and lowest hanging fruit for quick growth. Many may say “yes” to these questions, but looking at the results is the determining factor if they can deliver.
Clay Clark, is former United States Small Business Administrator Entrepreneur of the Year, co-host of the ThriveTime Show.com Radio Show and the founder of Thrive15.com. He has successful coach many business in every industry (bakers, cosmetic, surgeons, lawyers, online retailers, personal trainers, neurologists, speakers, etc). He is the founder of ThriveTime Show Business coaching program.
ThriveTime Show Business Coaching Program has a winning track record of helping small business owners become successful.
Here is a testimony from a Thriver:
“I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Clark with 2010 when I managed over 2.2 million square feet of downtown office and retail space. I can recommend him highly and without reservation. I had hired Mr. Clark to rebrand the portfolio and reach out to prospective tenants. Throughout the course of the campaign, Mr. Clark was a consummate professional. He conducted market research, built a website, and coordinated obtaining pictures, print materials, and gaining media attention within what I would deem record time. Within the first week of Mr. Clark going public with the campaign, he generated hundreds of prospective tenants. Mr. Clark’s positive attitude is contagious, he is hard worker, and he is genuinely a great guy to work with. I hope that in the near future I will have the opportunity to work with Mr. Clark again.” – David Atkinson, One Place, LLC,
2. Will They Guide You Towards Success?
Search for a business coaching program that is sincerely interested in you. Seek a coach you like and want to do business with so that you will not dread your weekly business coaching.
Having a coach that believes in your potential as a business owner and your business dreams is important. You want a coach that can help you make your dreams a reality, and care about seeing you succeed.
At ThriveTime Show Business Coaching Program, our coaches will ask you about your goals. We will help you identify your F6 goals, so you can purposefully design the life you want and avoid living the life you don’t want by default. We’ll ask you, what are your goals when it comes faith, family, friendship, fitness, finance, and fun?
“Control your destiny or someone else will.” Jack Welch (Former CEO of GE who grew the company by 4,000% during his tenure as CEW).
It’s true. Daniel Goleman, A New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized psychologist said, “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
Our business coaching program is designed to help you thrive in your business and personal life. We want you to experience financial and time freedom, and enjoy your job everyday. Which is providing people with services that makes their lives better.
3. Do They Share The Same Values?
Find a business coaching program that shares your values and overall-view.
“You are the average of the five people you most associate with.” Tim Ferriss (The best-selling author of the New York Times best-selling The 4-Hour Work Week, The Four Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef, Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors.)
Having a coach with common values will help you to stay the course, even when the going gets tough. When the mundane or small tasks seem unexciting and you dread doing them. They can help you see the long-term picture and the value of what you’re doing at the moment.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 (NIV).
Who you allow to be your coach, will have a great impact your the direction of your business and ultimately the quality of life you will live. Having a business coach with the shared values, such as integrity, dependability, accountability are important.
Does the coach hold clients accountable to their goals? Are they providing clients with an ongoing source of wisdom when it comes to sales, marketing, branding, and team management? Do their clients consistently see good results after implementing their systems or strategies?
These are answers you need to know before hiring a business coach.
4. Are They Truly Wise?
Verify who is actually the person writing your business plan. At ThriveTime Show, all of our business plans are created by the America’s No. 1 business coach, Clay Clark. The implementers simply coach you down the proven path and answer all of your questions along the way.
Knowing who is creating your business plans is also vital to your success.
“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 (The Bible).
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