Who Are The Best Business Coaches?
Businesses worldwide are evolving and transforming to meet the challenges of the new industry landscape that has emerged as result of the spread of the COVID pandemic. By leveraging their resources, organizations are trying their best to reorganize and formulate new strategies to tackle the future.
At such a time, most institutions require outside help to guide them through the obstacle course of the everchanging business landscape. This help comes in the form of external business coaches and mentors who can help businesses build on their strengths and identify weaknesses that to be tackled.
If your business is on the lookout for the right person to help you grow and progress, here are a few characteristics that can help you define the best individual for the job.
Recognizing the Right Person
Finding the right person can make a world of difference. If your requirements are understood and met by your business coach, and they possess some of the qualities mentioned below, the alchemy can turn into a powerful driving force to accelerate growth, transition, and progress.
Here are some of the qualities of the best business coaches out there to help you recognize the perfect candidate for the role.
1 - Honesty
We can not stress this point enough. The best business coaches are the ones who are the most honest, straightforward, and transparent with their clients. If you find a business coach who likes to beat around the bush and talk about anything but the actual goal, you can throw out that resume in an instant. The only way to build a successful partnership is to find an honest and no-frills business coach.
2 - Communication
The golden rule of any relationship is communication. The same applies to your business, and the advisors and coaches you are trying to find. If a potential candidate can effectively communicate with you, understand your requirement, and deliver a concise plan of action, they are the right person for the job.
3 - Experience
It’s good to have a business coach who is NOT familiar with your industry? Are you nuts I can hear some scream? This of this; someone who is an outsider to your niche or industry can still understand what you are going through, can identify what you need, and how you best to do it which will be based on your coaches past experience and track-record. What you DON’T want is a coach who has never run their own business. Someone who just has degree, without the personal experiences in dealing with real people, real products and all the emotions and egos that go with that to draw on is critical. Do yourself a favour, engage a coach who has successfully ‘walked the talk’.
4 - Strategy
The real reason you are engaging a business coach is to provide you with a clear and concise strategy that considers all variables and requirements and proceeds to offer a straightforward plan of action. The best business coaches always go through an in-depth analysis of your requirements before providing a strategy to address your issues. If any step in the process is being missed or overlooked, you need to find a new coach.
5 - Comfort
Here is a point that most people miss entirely. Is the business coach you have engaged comfortable working in the business environment your organisation provides? If you feel that your business coach is out of their comfort zone, you can be sure that they will be unable to work diligently and efficiently. Finding the best coach means having someone who can adapt their strategy to your specific interest, not the other way around.
6 - Transparency
Transparency is incredibly crucial in any business transaction or operation. The same goes for the services offered by your business coach. The best business coaches work alongside your internal teams and provide comprehensive data and details about everything they are doing. If you find a person who likes to hide their actions, they will never be able to help you shine.
Finding the Perfect Match
Keeping the points mentioned above in mind, you can find the right person for the job and work together towards building a better, bigger, and brighter future for your company in these challenging times. We wish you the very best for your journey and hope that you find success easily and quickly.
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 simply 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 and hold you to account for your commitments, promises and goals during my signature private ‘One-On-One’ Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team might like to join my ‘Group Mastermind Forums’, or register for my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’.
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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 not only to motivate your audience but to inspire them 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.
NEXT STEPS – ‘Free’ Unboxing Session
You’ll get four important outcomes from my one-on-one ‘Unboxing Session’ conducted over Zoom and its ‘free’ without obligation:
- 60-90 min discussion about your business and your goals.
- Examine your priorities, and look at what needs to be done.
- Review your ‘To-Do List’ and discuss implementation & execution.
- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines.
You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever. If you do nothing, this is exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand. All this is procrastination and hope, which does not improve your situation automatically. In fact, doing nothing – makes it worse.
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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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