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Why Use a Business Coach
At first glance, it might seem as if only a struggling business would hire the services of a professional business coach. But a business coach can do a great deal for even a successful business or individual seeking the skills with which to meet their career goals. If you're the owner of a business and you've found yourself wondering how to expand your business or make it more profitable, hiring a business coach is a step toward identifying and achieving your business goals.
Think of a business coach as a mentor-for-hire – they're not "consultants" in the traditional sense, because they have no interest in firing employees, cutting costs and improving your bottom line. A business coach is an advisor who'll work with you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, help you set achievable goals and teach you how to track your progress, and motivate you to make the very best of your business based on your own needs.
If you were a professional athlete who already had the skills needed to play your sport but wanted to get better at your game, you'd hire a coach. He'd work with you behind the scenes to help you become stronger and more focused, making you a better player. A business coach will do the same thing for your business, using their experience and knowledge to help you find solutions that will help you fulfill your potential. They act as a friend and advisor, looking at your business with an unbiased eye and guiding you in everything from time management to employee conflict resolution.
You may be surprised to discover that business coaches can be surprisingly affordable, particularly when weighed against the financial benefits of their expert advice. For as little as a few hundred dollars per month, a professional business coach can help you to increase your business's productivity, profitability, customer service satisfaction, employee morale and management turnover. With many coaches operating via e-mail and fax, you may not even have to be in the same city as your coach – but they're just a phone call away with advice when you need it.
A business coach can be your secret weapon in expanding your business or making your career flourish, whether you need advice on web sire design, create marketing strategies or help in learning the skills to set effective goals. Consider hiring a business coach as a positive step towards reaching your full business potential. As a behind-the-scenes advisor, your business coach can help you earn more money, operate your business more smoothly, or become a more effective leader.
About the Author: BusinessCoach.com is a full service Business Coaching firm, founded in 1989 and based on the philosophy of Gary B. Henson, an entrepreneur and business owner for over 25 years. Chari Darneal is Vice President and Senior Business Coach. Our clients manage anywhere from five to 500 employees each, and cover more than 60 industries. Visit http://www.businesscoach.com for more information, free articles and be sure to sign up for our newsletter.