Gone are the days when coaching was associated with struggling businesses and startups. When you are looking to take your business or leadership skills to a whole new and exciting level, it is crucial that you garner the services of a renowned coach.
The good news is that there is a whole range of coaches out there - from businesses coaches to leadership coaches and corporate coaches. With all these options, however, it can be a little difficult to zero in on the right one for your situation.
If you are looking to find the best coaching services to enhance your business or leadership strategies, then you are in good company. In this blog post, I will walk you through a series of tips that are poised to help you land good coaches.
Do a little research before deciding on Business Coaching Company
You need to do a little homework to make sure that you get a bang for your cash. The internet, for one, can prove very resourceful. So wear your investigative glasses and do some sleuthing on the web. Even if you have been referred to a local company, it still worthwhile to check out their reputation from user reviews. Pick a coaching company that has positive reviews by former or current clients. And that isn’t all; you can also ask among your key networks. Your business partners/contacts can also recommend one that has a track record of delivering excellent results.
Go for a coach who will focus on your areas of weakness
Let’s be honest; everyone has a weak point, no matter how trivial it is. The good news is that these shortcomings can be harnessed to provide “room” for the success of your endeavors. Which brings us to our first go-to quality of a good coach: his or her ability to put more importance and emphasis on areas which you don’t find important or don’t excel at.
To know if, indeed, your candidate will turn your weaknesses into strengths, you’ve to ask one simple question: “what is your secret to success?” Getting the answer to this question is certainly the first step in the right direction.
Do You Resonate With the Consultant or the Coaching Expert?
Not all coaches are created equal; some people find that an otherwise perfect coach does not fully get your perspective or is hard to work with. That in itself isn’t surprising at all because not all personalities always click. Of course, your coach ought to earn your confidence and trust - not someone who’ll command you into following their advice.
Has the coach delivered results for others - references
A perfect coach needs to walk the talk, someone who comes with longstanding experience and expertise in the industry. The first place to look at is their portfolio. Has the coach delivered quality? Is he or she worth the expenses? Make sure that your candidate comes well-armed to offer you actionable support and advice
Is the Coach Someone You Can Emulate?
It might seem a little obvious, but it is important that the coach is someone can become a role model for your company, through their professional, hard work ethics and resilience.
Is Their Coaching Results-based?
When considering to hire a coach, it’s important to note that there are two types of coaching: hour-based and results-based. Hour-based coaching, for one, ends when the clock ticks, regardless of the achievement. Results-based coaches, on the other side, make sure that you achieve your goals before they can close shop; by the time they come back for their next review you will have achievedor moved forward.
Find Someone Who Knows Your Industry
When all's said and done, a coach that knows and keeps a tab on what is going on in your business niche will cut it. This is especially important for startups because you need someone with insider knowledge, not someone who’ll struggle when things get a little rough.
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