To answer that questions simply, yes, it does work! But how? And what should you get out of it?
You know who uses coaching? Just about every badass human you can think of! Oprah, Sir Richard Branson, Serena Williams, even coaches have coaches! Why? Because it works if you have the right coach who understands you and your business's specific needs.
Here are some facts about how coaching can help you:
When you have a laser focus on what needs to be done in order to achieve a goal, you aren't going to put it off.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." No, but seriously it's true! When working with a coach, you should always leave a session with a game plan on how you will be attacking your goals. You should know the exact steps you need to take to get to that goal.
A Second Pair of Eyes
I can't tell you how many times I have presented a challenge in my business to my best friend (who is also a business owner) and she says some thing like, "Well, have you thought about doing it this way?" And then a lightbulb goes off and I'm like "Eureka! That is the answer!" If you are in business by yourself, having another set of eyes can be invaluable! There can be a lot of roadblocks that we are unaware of in our own minds that someone with a different life experience, knows the exact solution you are looking for.
Have you ever gone on a diet or into a new fitness plan, but you didn't tell anyone about it, so a week in, you start slacking? Well this is where your coach comes in as your accountability partner. I have accountability partners all over the place for all different kinds of things. I have an app that bugs me if I haven't logged in my calories for a day and I have a husband who will drag me to the gym with him when I am feeling lazy and unmotivated. But who is going to motivate you and check in on you in business? Your coach!
- Over 70% of individuals who receive coaching benefited from improved work performance, relationships and more effective communication skills. -Institute of Coaching
- A huge 86% of companies feel that they recouped the investment they made into coaching plus more on top. -Institute of Coaching
- 64% of business owners said they had smarter goal setting. -International Coach Federation
- The average biz owner increased their income by 25.7%. -International Coach Federation
If you are on the fence about coaching, I offer complimentary strategy calls to make sure that you and I are the right fit for each other, find out where your business is struggling, and to strategize on what we can improve on.