Over the years, I’ve realised that there are some people who just need some guidance, a bit of training and focussing to develop themselves and/or their business. And I can really help those people, if they’re the right ones.
So how do I make sure I’ve got the right people to coach?
Simply, when people are referred to me I have an in-depth chat with them, not as in-depth as the company audit I do, but close!
I want to find out if they are people who are …
1) Able to approach business with a sense of humour
2) Actually wanting to grow their business more (and yes I’ve met companies who don’t want to…)
3) Confident that they have a good business that can grow
4) Aware of some (no one is aware of all) of the shortcomings
5) Completely committed to meeting when we agree (either by phone or in person)
6) Understanding that coaching is an investment and NOT a cost
7) Willing to take action, because without action all we do is generate hot air! And I’ll fire you as a client if inaction continues
And I avoid people who are…
1) one man bands, I used to help them, but usually they can’t afford to pay anything, so I’ve written a book that gives them a hand instead
2) Companies that are quickly sliding downward, unless there is a new MD at the helm who is willing to work like a Trojan
3) not nice to know
Whenever I’ve gone against one, or more, of these golden rules I find that the assignment becomes more of a slog. We do achieve stuff but it’s much harder than it needs to be.
If you feel you meet these rules and you’d rather do it under your own steam that’s ok. I can guarantee it will be much slower than coaching, however I can still help you, just sign up to get my book: “How to leap ahead of your competitors.”
You can also connect with me through LinkedIn, just to make sure I connect with you add the fact you’ve come from here in the message.