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Do You Need a Business Coach?

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Why would you even want to hire a coach?

Coaching, in its modern format, has been around since the late 1990’s.

People still think of it as something new, but in reality, there has never been a period in mankind’s history where Coaches did not exist.

Sure, it might have looked a little different, but Coaching is as old as the hills.

two women collaborating on a project

Modern day Coaching may be more refined and a lot more commercially viable, but the principles remain the same.

Let’s discuss:

what does a coach do?

Coaches have the skills and knowledge to help their clients through:

  • advising
  • supporting
  • encouraging 

They help them to:

  • Make sound, responsible decisions
  • Take effective actions 
  • Resolve their challenges in the most efficient way possible
  • Learn from the process, so they can repeat it whenever they want

A coach also has the ability to remain detached from the issues at hand.

Consider the wise words of Albert Einstein:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” 

time is money!

In the modern era (in both life and business) time is money.

There’s an ever-increasing amount of cooperation and collaboration going on both in businesses and in peoples’ private lives. We need to figure things out almost on the fly these days while dealing with different time zones and cultures.

Everyone has their own unique issues to handle alongside everything else that needs to be accommodated, and then there’s the technology we all use to connect with everybody and everything.

It’s a lot to take!

With life being more complex today and speeding past faster by the day, thoughts of overwhelm and burnout are sure to crop up at times.

Think about it: “How long can I justify spending time and money on this issue trying to figure it out for myself, knowing what Albert Einstein said about problem solving?”

If having a Coach could save you time and money, it would be ridiculous NOT to hire one, wouldn’t it?

Throughout history:

  • every King has had an Advisor (Coach) in every culture
  • every military leader has had a Strategist (Coach)
  • every World Class Athlete has had a trainer (Coach)
  • every Entertainer has had a Manager (Coach)

Do you see how important a coach could be?

who Hires a Coach?

The only conclusion we can draw from the history of Coaching is that the people who hire a Coach fall into two camps:

  • People who are at the top of their game and want to stay there 
  • People who want to fast-track their way to the top

Many people will say that they want to change, but also fear changing:

  • themselves
  • their life
  • their job
  • their circumstances

They delay, procrastinate, and make excuses.

They lack self-confidence and the drive to follow through.

It’s human nature. It’s what ordinary people always do.

BUT

people who hire coaches aren't ordinary

They:

  • are inspired and have vision 
  • embrace change
  • are prepared to get fully engaged in making positive changes 

Plus, they don’t want it to take forever!

They have a sense of urgency, and they want someone they can:

  • lean on
  • confide in
  • use as a sounding board
  • rely on to help them make the inevitable tough decisions 

People hiring their first Coach are often racked with pessimism.

They think, “What if I waste my money?”

Consider this: before you hired the coach, you were already wasting time and money. You lacked the resources or know-how to resolve any issues that cropped up. 

It would cost you less to hire a Coach and find out first-hand and NOW how unbelievably useful a Coach can be.

People who are hiring their second or subsequent Coach have no pessimism. They are looking for the perfect fit for them and the circumstances they find themselves in.

Within reason, money is not the issue and they never think about the possibility of wasting it.

Their main concern is finding the RIGHT Coach and then hoping that the Coach they choose has a spot left open where they can be accommodated, and can they start today? 

is hiring a coach right for you?

Maybe. Maybe not.

  1. Are you at a point where NOT taking action is costing you time and money?
  2. Do you feel stuck in your struggles?
  3. Could you use encouragement and sage advice in moving forward?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, perhaps a coach can get you moving in the right direction to help you create the life you desire – and sooner rather than later.

Do you know any fantastic business coaches? 

Give them a shoutout in the comments! 

Stock Photos:

Ivory Mix 

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