Definition of Business Coaching:
Coaching for business managers, leaders and entrepreneurs.
What is Business Coaching?
This form of coaching is aimed at those who are in any way related to a business with the intention of
making that business grow. Often the coaching client is self employed, but this is not a must. A coach
helps you to define goals, supports you to recognise ways in which the business can improve, set
realistic timeframes, and challenge yourself to achieve your end goals. Examples of Business Coaching
subjects are financial success, operational effectiveness and overall business performance.
With our accompaniment, you will explore the vision and the values of the business. More personal
work-related issues can be discussed as well. This may concern your leadership style, time management,
stress relief practices and work-life balance. Being at the top or being in a "one-person company" can
be lonely; your affairs are highly confidential in many instances. A Business Coach is there at all
times to be your sparring partner, motivator and a supportive anchor.
Common Business Coaching subjects
- What do I really want to reach with my company and why: Goal Setting, Vision, Strategic Planning;
- No time at all, no time for what's important, doing the wrong things first: Time Management,
- What I am doing it all for? Values, Mission, Purpose, Legacy, Work-Life Balance;
- How to best deal with staff: Emotions, Hiring & Firing, Performance;
- It's lonely at the top: Confidential Matters, Support;
- Understanding and optimising Decision Making Patterns and Styles;
- Faster identification of risks and opportunities;
- Improving my Leadership Style.
What distinguishes a Business Coach?
You often find that a successful Business Coach has personal start-up experience, is familiar with the
business jargon and culture and can provide a confidential, independent sounding board.
What is the difference with a mentor?
A Business Coach is not a mentor, as a mentor is someone with thorough experience in the specific field
in which your business operates, is usually older then the mentee and typically gives advice. A good
Business Coach doesn’t need to know your area of work in order to provide excellent coaching services,
because they are dealing with you on an overall personal and professional level.
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