Our experienced commercial and business coaches are used to working with engineers and those across a wide range of industries. They understand the challenges of launching and running a successful business and are accustomed to devising accountability and action plans around the many strands that need to come together to keep you and your business healthy and profitable.
These could be conversations around sales, marketing, strategy, streamlining ops and admin, remote communication challenges or:
Whether you are a small business, consultant or solopreneur, running your own business can be lonely. It can feel overwhelming. There is rarely anyone you can turn to when the chips are down, or to reassure you that you are on the right path.
80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence (ICF 2009) 84% percent of those interviewed in an empirical study indicated positive feelings about their involvement in coaching. 24% percent specifically reported that they had experienced greater personal growth as well, such as becoming more open to change and having greater self-confidence. (Feldman & Lankau, 2005)
- Your coach will support you in making empowering decisions, help you to see the big picture, break it down into manageable chunks, and support you in clarifying your plan and action steps. They will create the environment for you to recognise and clear any obstacles that might be holding you back, so that you can move forwards with confidence.
It can be very difficult to find the time to work ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ your business. Focusing on where you want to go, key milestones that need to be achieved and devising a route map to get you there are areas that often get neglected until it’s too late.
Over 70% of those coached benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (ICF 2009)
- Your coach will provide an impartial sounding board. They can help you to zone out of your business to clearly identify all the moving parts, then focus you in on the key areas that need developing. They can ensure that the business goals you set are right for you, your business and where you are now - and challenge you to create new ones that align with your overall objectives. They can help you to see things differently; come up with new solutions to challenges, shortcut processes and ultimately become more effective.
These are just two critical areas with which we can help. Some of the others include identifying your strengths and weaknesses, increasing creative output, the encouragement to try new things and bringing your ‘whole self’ to your work.
Many of our business coaches have 20 to 30 years’ experience or more, so you can rest assured that you are in very safe hands.