5 Reasons You Might Need A Business Coach
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started, there may come a time when you need some objective support from someone who has been there. Here are 5 things that might tell you it’s time to hire a professional business coach.
You’re Overwhelmed, No Clear Path
Running a business of any size means juggling a lot at once, sometimes without a clear path to follow. A business coach’s first task will often be to help you figure out exactly what you want to be when you grow up. The coach will help define goals with realistic milestones, manage operational tasks, all of which will reduce the overwhelmed feeling and stress.
You Need An Objective Viewpoint
Did you ever wonder why you can give other people advice about something but maybe not as good at managing your own issues on the subject? Often, we’re just too close to something to be objective in dealing with it. A business coach will be able to offer an objective viewpoint, analyze your situation and offer a sounding board.
You’re Closed to Other Ideas
Of course, if you’re going to get advice, or ask for ideas from others you need to be open to listening to it. And to be clear, we are referring to professional, experienced advice. It’s tough for some entrepreneurs to take advice from anyone else. You’ll have to be open to new ideas and listen. No, you won’t like all of them, but you need to start somewhere.
You Need Professional Accountability
Staying on task sometimes requires a kick in the rear, so to speak. One of the most important aspects of business coaching is accountability. Part of that accountability is making sure you follow through with the plans you’ve set in motion, otherwise it’s just a waste of time and money.
You Know What To Do But Don’t Act
There are other times when you know, intellectually, what should be done but act too slowly or maybe never. Sometimes the failure to act comes from insecurity or simply not knowing how to do something. Your coach will keep you moving forward and help you develop the new skills needed to keep things moving.
Before you are too far in over your head, get some help. A business coach from GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. can help keep you focused and moving in the right direction. Call or email today for a free 30-minute consultation. 937-902-4857 / firstname.lastname@example.org