So what is a Business Coach? How can I help you and your business?
As a Business Coach I work with business owners on a one-to-one basis helping them to maximize the performance of their business, and achieve their goals and ambitions both from a personal and business perspective. Some business owners view me as a mentor, a sounding board, someone who can take an uninhibited look at their business, and themselves. It can be a lonely place running a business, with no-one to bounce ideas off or confide in. Having a Business Coach provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to seek advice and guidance from an experienced businessman who can empathise with you and has a burning desire to see you succeed. As a Business Coach, I am measured on results, therefore your success is also mine.
So how does Business Coaching work?
I generally work with owners of SMEs in and around the Black Country, mostly within the West Midlands. Most of my client relationships begin with a 3-month coaching programme, with many progressing into longer term relationships. During the initial 3-month period I will meet with you, usually once a week, face to face for approximately 1-2 hours. I come to you with a blank sheet of paper and not a prescribed solution. We discuss your issues and objectives, both from a business and personal perspective, and from there agree an agenda, a plan of action. And please, have no fear, it is always your agenda, not mine. During the initial 3-month period we will work in different areas of the business depending on the priorities and where we can make the most impact. This could be for example; growing your customer base, diversifying your product range, energizing your staff, improving cash flow, or defining a long term strategy for the business.