Congratulations! You’ve now joined the elite group of entrepreneurs who are successful and have an expert business coach. For many who are experiencing something new and you’re asking yourself: “Now what?”
It’s relatively normal, so you’re aware. What they don’t usually explain is how to collaborate effectively with a business coach. I’ll give you some tips that have been successful for me.
1) BENCHMARK YOUR BEGINNING.
You should complete some kind of form of assessment prior to the beginning to give you an idea of the place you’re starting from as well as what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come.
2) DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIP.
Working with Business Coaches is all about process and long-term relationships. Like I’m frequently told, it’s similar to the game of dating – initially, there is a blind date, after which you decide whether you’d like to go on a second date. This, in turn, you begin a relationship, and you enter into the formal agreement. It takes two to create relationships. That’s why you need to be involved. The coaches aren’t minded readers!
3) COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE.
This is all about asking questions and receiving assistance. The Business coach isn’t going to take care of the job for you. There’s an EASY button. It is essential to formulate practical questions, frequently ask questions and then do the work. Be consistent in your communication and keep your coach up-to-date on what you’re doing, what’s working and not doing well – and the results you’re achieving. Be open with one another! Know the specifics of the agreement or program you’ve signed in relation to access for your instructor. Then stay connected. Keep in mind that your coach is available to support, help as well as guide you. We do not want to talk to you only in good times. It’s the difficult times that you most often and, in reality, require lots of help. Don’t hesitate to reach out, too!
4) BE ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS.
Okay, you’ve taken a vow. Now, you’re in the game. Participate. Participate. Be engaged. Participate in group calls. Make sure you are on time. Make sure you are professional. Share. Ask Questions. Encourage your mastermind colleagues. Perform the work. Do.What.Your.Coach.Tells—you. To. Do!!!!!
5) CELEBRATE YOUR RESULTS.
Effective coaching involves achieving outcomes. It is essential to measure your performance – then to go time to go back to the benchmark and celebrate your achievements. Develop a strategy for your company and the right time to raise the bar. This is not a quick procedure. It’s intended for the long-term.
You are the main factor in the success of your relationship with your coach. Take your time! A successful business coach can help you learn to guide you to help you build your business, but you’ll need to be there and participate involved. There is no one who can help you with this. This is the right time to concentrate on your business – not within your business.
What’s the one thing you could do this week in order to work more efficiently together with your Business Coach?
Pat Mussieux is fast becoming a highly sought-after Canadian guide for female entrepreneurs, taking her own company from a small start-up to a six-figure home-based business in just four years. A large part of her success is due to her experience in marketing, thinking, and finances!