An independent trusted advisor like me can help you see possibilities and options you can miss since you are so close to the situation. Why not take advantage of a new perspective to grow your business as you grow together?
Even the best of friends can suffer the stress that being business partners can generate. Talking about going into business is an exciting prospect, and often times the “what if’s” just don’t get discussed. I’ve seen it time and time again. This can lead to a stressed relationship that requires non-partial guidance in order to be restored.
Studies of successful business owners list common characteristics: confidence, determination, independence. Yet my successful clients tell me it’s lonely at the top. It’s difficult to find the right person to trust with their thoughts and feelings about ongoing business issues. The benefits my clients receive from scheduled, uninterrupted time to process and discuss important decisions with me, an objective, third party, who is invested in your success results in renewed focus and sense of accomplishment that positively affects the bottom line.
Coaching success is defined differently by each client. Business owner success can be identified by observable changes in your actions, such as the increase in time spent on big picture projects that are directly related to the growth and revenue of your business, and increased staff productivity resulting from a reduction in your interference in the day-to-day tasks that your team is hired to handle. How happy you feel about going into work and the less stress you feel toward your business is another positive indicator that coaching is working for you.
There is a lot of information about coaching available today. We will begin our coaching relationship with a thorough review of what coaching is and is not and take as much time as you need to answer all of your questions. In the meantime, the International Coach Federation, of which I am an active member and where I turn for the latest information about my industry, is a great place to find current answers to many questions. Please visit their site here.