(you’ll find you are far less likely to over-indulge if you have to admit it to someone the following day!), and can overall help you reach your goals faster than if you’re going it alone.
The same can be said for business health. It can be easy to lose perspective as a business owner, especially in the early days. A business coach can help you stay on top of your growth plans, and keep doing the right things to drive consistent success in your field.
Skills and development
A personal trainer will help you refine your technique to get optimal results and avoid injury. They also give you the skills you need to continue progressing after you stop working together. In the sports world, progressive overload is the key to making progress.
The same principles apply when working with a business coach, you’ll learn new skills and we can help make adjustments to what you’re already doing well to help your inputs (time, resource, cash) churn even greater results. You have to go a little harder or lift a little heavier to keep seeing new results and avoid a plateau. It can be hard to know where to press to overcome the next hurdle, and there is nobody better to help than a person who has been through it several times before. Leadership programmes can also equip your workforce with vital skills that will help take your business forward. By helping directors and managers alike develop their communication, lean resource optimisation, decision making and leadership styles, the internal workings of your business will be more efficient and effective, giving you more time to focus on moving upwards and enjoying the eventual rewards.
Whilst nutrition advice isn’t the main reason you work with them, a good PT will be able to give you advice on how to optimise your health, and achieve your fitness goals sooner.
The best business coaches will have a wealth of knowledge in a range of areas, and can offer advice on aspects of your business that may not be directly related to what we’re helping with, but will compliment your strategies and help drive you forward. It’s all perfectly tailored to what you do, what works in your industry, and your goals.
If you were serious about your fitness goals, you wouldn’t think twice about working with a personal trainer to help you get there.
You work with a personal trainer to help you improve your technique and make physical progress. They do this by looking at where you are at, what you’re currently doing against where you want to be, and use this to put together a tailor made bespoke training plan designed to get you there in a way that works for you. They’ll look at your current strengths and weaknesses, what you’re doing well, and what they can help you to improve by filling in knowledge gaps and offering new ideas. When it comes to optimising your business health, a business coach or consultant will work in exactly the same way. They’ll talk to you, review your goals, look at everything you’re already doing and put together a bespoke plan that is tailored to you, your team and your wishes.
The really good bit is that they’ll partner with you to help implement your plan through to results.
If you’d like to find out more about working with a coach, drop me a line. I love nothing better than working with business owners and leaders to help them improve their business fitness, and celebrating success as part of their extended team.