Over the last decade, business coaching has become more and more fashionable. There is a subtle distinction between a business coach and a business consultant. A consultant will come into your business, identify any problems, and fix them. On the other hand, a coach will come in and review your business, and then teach *you* how to do what needs to be done. Like a sporting coach, a business coach will bring in an outsider’s point of view and experiences, and often pinpoint weaknesses in your business which you or your staff may have overlooked.
Despite the number of business coaches out there now, it can be difficult to find one which suits your business style and personality, or who can recognize and respect your goals. Some business owners merely want to improve processes and systems in their business for lifestyle reasons, others want to significantly grow their business with a view to selling it. All the better if you can find a coach who has actually been in a similar business situation as you, and has successfully overcome the challenges. Read More