What is Business Coaching and Mentoring?
Sometimes new businesses and those looking to grow and spread their wings can find themselves stuck and out of ideas. You may lack the additional resources, the skills, or the strategy to implement your imaginative ideas and bring more growth and success to your business. In such a situation, a business coach or mentor can bring some coherence to your plans. They can help you find your business’s strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore these professionals are best suited to helping you translate your ambitions into workable strategies. These strategies can help bring the positive changes you need to your business.
Who is a Business Coach or Mentor?
A business coach or mentor is such a professional having inside knowledge and experience of your respective industry and market. They have the skills and understanding to help you evaluate the present situation of your business. They can also help you find opportunities and areas where growth can be most successfully implemented. Furthermore they will help you create a strategized and planned scheme of action.
How can a Business Coach or Mentor Help?
A business coach or mentor can deliver several vital services to help your business grow and systematically achieve targets.
A business coach or mentor can help your business by:
- Identifying Your Strengths
- Analyzing Your Business For Issues And Problem Areas
- Making a note of Available Resources
- Helping You Paint A Clear Picture Of Your Requirements
- Helps You Create A Plan And Strategy To Take Available Resources To Solve Problem Areas And Build On Your Strengths
- Helping You Devise A Plan For Continuous Improvement
- Helping You Develop The Skills You Need and also
- Hold you to account, so you “do the things you say your going to do”, and ensure “you get your team to do the same’.
What to Look for in a Business Coach or Mentor?
Finding the right person to serve as your business coach or mentor might be a difficult task. Have a look at the following criteria to judge prospective individuals against these qualities so you can better understand if they are the right person for the job:
The right business coach or mentor must be able to communicate with you to understand your needs and requirements effectively. Communication is necessary to build a clear concept of the steps that need you need to take for improvement of your business.
A business coach or mentor does not need to have prior experience nor industry knowledge related to your niche. Finding a person who has extensive exposure in business, who’s travelled on the same entrepreneurial as you are traversing means that they will be aware of the common problems and the most natural solutions that companies and business of your category face, which most certainly helps. Let’s be real here; any assistance, experience and knowledge can only help.
Strategy and Planning
A good business coach or mentor will always have a clear and concise plan of action that can be easily implemented in short phases to help your business. A strategy is necessary to create a picture of the expected outcomes and being able to judge the results against a set scale of expectations.
Clear Understanding Of Your Needs
Finding a business coach or mentor who has a crystal-clear understanding and conceptual knowledge of your needs and requirements is paramount for success. When your requirements and their expertise align to work towards a common goal, you can also expect the best results and the most engagement from yourself and your team.
An experienced and intuitive business coach and mentor can help you build the skills and strategy you need to get your business off the ground, This will get you moving towards growth and success. Furthermore with a clear understanding of your goals and objectives. You can also work constructively with a business coach to translate your dreams and ambitions into appropriate strategies to build your business’s future.
I’m Darren Finkelstein ‘The Accountability Guy’
I’m a sought-after, highly experienced Accountability Coach, Business Advisor & Mentor. I work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners and their teams. Also, I am a conference and event speaker on all matters of accountability and getting stuff done.
My past experience includes working at Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. Then, building a successful entrepreneurial business for 15-years in the marine and lifestyle industry until we successfully sold and exited. I’m the author of three bestselling and award-winning books and are a part-time summer presenter in Melbourne on radio 3AW.
Accountability is my specialty; it’s a tool that I’ve mastered for my business over many years. It held me in good stead at Apple, and it kept me ahead of the game in our business. The result is that I’m incredibly focussed, well organised and outcome-driven which has led to my business success. Yet for others, accountability frequently makes people nervous, as it requires us to step up our game, be introspective and hold ourselves to account, which can be very uncomfortable initially until you harness the power and momentum it generates, with the realisation how powerful it is, and how effective you could become.
Did you know that the A-word ‘accountability’, is regularly misspelt and often misunderstood? Businesses don’t really understand the difference between responsibility and accountability? Both are cousins but not the same. You see, you are responsible for things and accountable to people, hence the confusion. To me, being accountable means ‘doing the things you say you are going to do’, and ‘getting your team to do the same’.
Work with me directly and I’ll keep you accountable, hold you to your commitments, promises and goals in my One-On-One Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team would like to join one of my private Mastermind Group Forums, or try my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’. Want to know more about working with me? Visit Working With Me.
It’s my desire to hold everyone in the room to account, which makes me an engaging Speaker on the subject of ‘Accountability’ for your next event, conference or workshop face-to-face or virtual. My goal is to not motivate but to inspire your audience to take action for themselves so they too can implement and execute.
I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share or maybe we can create a totally bespoke and customised package to suit your individual or team needs. For more information, visit my website.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.
Book your FREE Unboxing Session with me ‘The Accountability Guy’!
Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.
Each Unboxing Session includes
- 60-90 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
- Examine your priorities
- Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines
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