5 Reasons Why You Need a Business Coach
In today?s highly competitive business environment, consultants in the field of marketing and business management are becoming more and more plentiful. Let me share 5 reasons why you need a business coach.
You need a coach with experience
Students with Masters in Business Administration or similar degrees are starting consulting practices offering business owners their wealth of theoretical knowledge.
Unfortunately, many business consultants have never known what it is to be frustrated by a limited budget, depressed by an uncooperative and unmotivated team, or confounded by unforeseen circumstances. Such consultants are usually left floundering when they face business challenges that their textbooks didn?t address.
Robert Townsend defined consultants as ?the people who borrow your watch to tell you what time it is and then walk off with it.? In contrast, a business coach will show you how through using a questioning technique, rather than just explain it and leave.
A Learning Tree Coach is a business coach ? a trusted guide with whom you can share your hopes, and aspirations in confidence that he will adapt to your daily needs, playing the role of a persistent motivator, stern taskmaster, and purveyor of business knowledge in order to help you attain your personal and business dreams.
Your Learning Tree business coach will:
Hold you accountable
It?s too easy for entrepreneurs and business owners to neglect the management, and marketing of their business through recurring postponement of critical tasks. Sharing your goals with your coach means that if you don?t complete them, he will require an explanation and commitment to buckle down and get them done.
Develop and refine your ideas
You have great ideas! Some, you can put into practice easily. Others are raw and in need of refinement. Your coach will have acquired a working knowledge of hundreds of marketing, sales, customer service, and team building strategies and knows how to adapt them to your business.
Share a wealth of business growth ideas
When you?ve just ?run out of ideas? on how to sell your products and services, your coach will use a question technique in business growth principles, which you?ll use for the rest of your business life. Weekly contact with your coach will keep you pressing to the next level.
Introduce you to a network of professionals you need
When you need contacts or resources for your business, such as expansion capital, investment advice, professional services, as well as resources to grow your personal library, as your coach would have a network of business contacts and knows how to direct you to find the information you need.
Give your perspective from the outside, looking in
Over time, you lose the ability to see your business with the same objective clarity that you once did. It can be like living next to a busy road and not hearing the traffic. Your coach is there to take a fresh look at you and your business on a weekly basis. He knows what to look for and, most importantly, sees what your customers see. You will always receive the feedback you need!
Business today is a race for ongoing growth and efficiency!
It?s a race with few rules?
Yet so many business owners try to forge their own path through the thick undergrowth of trial and error. Traditional thinking, and lack of information, often exhausting themselves far short of their finish line. The good news is that thousands of business owners have run the race before you. They have created an excellent freeway of knowledge and experience. Your coach would have both learned, and ran the race her/himself.
So who better to get help and advice from, than someone who has been there!!!