If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, you know how hectic running a business can get. It can be thankless work for very little return.
If this is the case, chances are you’ve thought of hiring a business coach or even take business development training courses.
With so many people calling themselves “coaches” out there, how do you decide who’s right for you or what program is right for you?
Business coaches and business development training courses are by no means a one-size-fits-all type of deal. Just like there are thousands of different businesses and personalities behind those businesses, every coach and course has their own style, personality, and business model.
Finding the right coach for you is crucial.
If you hire the first random person you come across who seems “qualified enough”, the results will be disastrous and you’ll have wasted time, money, and your sanity.
So, how do you go about finding the right business coach and business development training courses for you that will help you succeed in more ways than you can imagine?
It’s actually very simple.
When finding your business coach or business development training courses, you need to make sure they meet the following criteria:
- They have the skill, experience, and proven track record in your area of business
- Your values are in alignment with theirs
- You are comfortable with their communication style
If they meet these criteria, move on to check out the components of their business development training courses. A quality coaching program will combine elements of education, training, coaching, information, accountability, strategy, and collaboration.
The next step would be to investigate how high the coach’s rates are for their services.
It is crucial you make this decision on value of the coach or business development training courses, not price.
A good coach will run you upwards of thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars. Likewise for good business development training courses.
That price tag might scare you, but think about the alternative:
You’ll still be stuck in profit limbo, not earning any more than you were at your last paycheck.
You’ll be tied down to your business, not earning the profits you truly deserve with all the effort you’re putting in.
And finally, you’ll still be slaving around the clock doing menial tasks when you could be spending that time with your family.
If you’re still concerned about dropping a large sum money on a coach’s services, just remember that you are paying for the value and for the end result.
Quick tip: It is a huge red flag if a coach is charging an hourly rate – this may mean they have no restrictions on their availability, while a good coach will work hard to fit you into their hectic schedule. Even better, good business development training courses are able to work around your schedule.
That price tag probably seems a lot more worth the money considering the benefits you’ll receive. If you choose the right coach,
You’ll earn that money back, tenfold.
Finally, the last thing to look for when hiring a business coach or purchasing business development training courses is their own drive and the integrity of the program.
If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, you have to be passionate about your business to go through the struggle of finding a coach of joining business development training courses.
Therefore, you deserve someone equally passionate about coaching who can help you achieve your dreams.
A good way to tell if their heart is still ‘in it’ is by asking two simple questions:
Where are you going with your business?
What are your major areas of focus in your business?
Ideally, their answer should be something about helping other achieve significant breakthroughs in their business. If it isn’t, you may just be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Have you found a coach that fits all these qualities? Have you found business development training courses that fit these qualities? If so,
It isn’t an easy process to go through dozens of coaches to try and find the right fit, and for that I commend you!
Not only are you one step closer to achieving the success you deserve, you now have a coach and mentor and program who will help you bridge that gap so you can achieve your dreams.
If you’re looking for more tips on finding the perfect business coach or business development training courses for you, download my free ebook!
Finally, there are many benefits of working with a coach, regardless of what you desire most out of the coaching.
-86% of companies make at least their investment back
-99% of all companies who hire coaches are satisfied, and 96% would repeat the process
-Professional coaching increases work performance by 70%, business management by 61%, and time management by 57%
-A professional coach also improves self confidence of employees by 80%, improves relationships by 73%, and communication skills by 72%
-Coaching can improve work/life balance by 67%
*All statistics from the IFC Global Coaching Client Study
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