If you would you like a business that
..........makes more money
..........takes up less of your time
..........gives you the freedom to enjoy your success
then you are at the right place.
First can I ask you a question;
Have You Achieved Your Goals That You Set 12 Months Ago?
If yes then congratulations, it is a rare achievement to be able to make the progress you want.
If not, how frustrated do you feel that you just haven't achieved as much as you wanted?
Have you managed to work out why things didn't go as planned?
It may be that you lost your focus, or you hit a constraint or stumbling block and you weren't sure how to work around it.
Or perhaps you didn't set clear goals. You may have lost the sense of direction for your business.
Unfortunately if business is tough it becomes a bigger problem. Understandably it is a struggle to think about the future when you are battling today's problems.
Business Coaching Is The Solution
The great strength of being an entrepreneur and owning your own business is that you are the boss.
But unfortunately it's also a great weakness.
Everything relies on you.
You try to set a clear direction for your team of employees and lead by example but you are pulled in some many different directions and struggle to juggle priorities, opportunities and problems.
This is where working with a business coach comes in.
A business coach will help you to become clear on your priorities, provide feedback on your ideas, help with problems and teach you how to be more effective.
Different Types Of Business Coaching
You will find that business coaches come from two different perspectives which can be confusing for you but it is important to be clear what it is you want and need.
- Soft Skill Business Coach
A soft skill business coach believes that most of the answers live within you.
The coaching process is based on asking you challenging questions so that you find the answer yourself about how to control your time, improve your negotiations skills, manage your staff and communicate your marketing messages.
These business coaches emphasise their training in coaching techniques and will be reluctant to offer practical advice and may even refuse as they believe it is outside their coaching responsibilities.
- Hard Skill Business Coach
A hard skill business coach is skilled in business, has many years business experience and often prestigious business qualifications.
These business coaches see it as a joint responsibilities to help you to solve your business problems and will teach you business building skills which you don't currently have.
Both types of coaches will help you to focus on your problems and set goals, action plans to achieve your goals and help you to monitor your progress and hold you accountable.
So before I tell you which category my coaching style falls in to, which approach do you believe could have the most benefits for you and help you to build a more profitable, self sufficient business?
If you answered "hard skills" then that is great because it is the way I work.
I use some of the soft skill techniques but I know that there are "secrets to business success" which can be learned and it is not just a case of improving your attitude and helping you to face up to issues.
Profit Coaching in Birmingham West Midlands
My focus is on increasing the profit your business makes and I expect to see measurable results from us working together rather than some fuzzy feel good factor.
The business development model I use is called the "The Eight Pillars Of Business Prosperity" so please follow the link to find out more about the contents of my coaching program.
If you would like to know more, give me a call on 0121 554 4057 and we can have chat about your issues and whether I can help. I do most of my coaching over the telephone so you can be based in Birmingham or anywhere else in the UK.
You Must Want To Change
I don't want to "sell you on a business coaching program."
It sounds strange but it is essential to the success of us working together that this is something you really want to do. Clever or slick sales closing techniques are inappropriate because:
- You have to want to change - you know that "if you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got" so "what got you to where you are, won't get you to where you want to be",
- You must be prepared to a) be challenged (if I think you are wrong I will tell you) and b) listen to my advice.
- Take action to reach your goals and achieve your definition of success.
Business Coaching Doesn't Work If...
If you don't want to change and you don't want your business to change, business coaching won't work for you.
If you want to be told that you are right all the time, business coaching won't work.
If you won't listen to new ideas and consider how they can be applied to your business, business coaching won't work.
If you don't take action, business coaching won't work.
I hope that makes sense. My aim is to deliver measurable profit improvement in your business but I can't do it without your active support so it doesn't make sense to "sell you a program", especially as I don't believe in holding you to fixed contract periods.
Face To Face Business Coaching Birmingham and West Midlands
Coaching over the telephone is very effective and it keeps fees down but I know that some people prefer to have face to face meetings.
Provided you are in the local Birmingham and West Midlands area, that I offer a face to face business coaching service although travelling time means that this option does cost more.
Group Business Coaching Birmingham and West Midlands
While one to one business coaching is the premium service as it focuses on you and your business, I am aware that very small businesses find the costs high.
To make my coaching accessible to even the smallest of businesses I am planning to establish group business coaching in 2009 by creating a business growth mastermind group.
The idea is that a small group of Birmingham and West Midlands based business owners are taken through my structured business coaching programme - The Eight Pillars Of Business Prosperity - over a twelve month period and we all learn from each other, share experiences and opinions.
It is going to be a fascinating experience but it will be limited to twelve people so again, if you like the idea and you would like to know more, give me a call on 0121 554 4057 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketing Coaching in Birmingham and the West Midlands
I am a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach, the world's leading brand of small business marketing advice which focuses on low and no cost marketing techniques to attract new prospects and convert leads.
My six session Guerrilla Marketing program is a great starting point if your main business issues and problems are in the marketing area.
Please see Marketing Coach Birmingham for more details.
I am a chartered accountant and I have over twenty five years experience of providing financial advice to clients and management teams.
As the economy turns more difficult, I see a need for finance coaching to help entrepreneurs manage the financial performance of their business more actively and to concentrate on generating profit and cash.
Please see Finance Coaching for more details.