So, what is a ‘business coach’?
Good question… if I share a thought from today’s activity ‘in the field’ maybe it can
When running a small business it is very true that whilst the initial ‘ freedom’ of
being without a demanding boss is alluring, the reality after a few months is far from
romantic. It is, in fact, often quite frightening and daunting…and commonly leads to
the ‘tired of working alone’ state. Indeed, in this state many business owners find that
their day drifts and their efficiency and effectiveness dwindles.
Hours can be ‘lost’ because there is a thought of ‘not quite sure where to start as there
is sooo much to do’ and when there is no external or managerial leverage to get things
done then reality for many is that not much does get done.
And so one sure role of the business coach is a source of kindly but neeeded leverage.
A coach is a friend and a mentor but a good coach is also firm and ‘pushy’ because he
or she applies the leverage that in an employed role a target or management figure
Business coaching is about inspiring clients to get going again when they feel
stale…and its about giving them fresh ideas when they temporarily have lost the
clarity of energised thinking. A good business coach leads and pushes and consoles
Today I had the wonderful pleasure of fulfilling all of those roles with a friend who
actually realises now that being a business owner often is lonely. Today business
coaching was about sharing energy because he had gotten a little stale and it was
about inspiring with some fresh energy and ideas… and that is for me at least, one
of the most rewarding aspects – the giving.
Thus having a coach is NOT because you cannot do it…its because sharing benefits
So if ever you are chatting with a collegue who feels ‘stale’ or ‘lost’ or just a little ‘lonely’
pass them my number and share this connection point because it really would be a
supreme pleasure to ‘give’.
Stay energised and have a wonderful day!