Are you in Melbourne and looking to find the best business coach? Whether a start-up or an established business, this post will provide concepts so you better understand the perfect coach for you.
After some time, many business owners find out that their business isn’t where it needs to be. After trying different strategies with little success, business owners come to realise now is the right time to search for a business coach. But, are you looking for the best business coach in Melbourne…or are you looking for the best one for you?
So, how do you find the best small business coach for you?
Each business is different. And every business owner has different needs and a varying personality. A great business coach is someone who knows your business, understands your industry and really cares about your success. The right business coach needs to be qualified, researched and you must know how to ask the right interview questions to see if the coach is perfect for you. A business coach is different to a business mentor. Read this post to know what a mentor does.
Below are 4 ways to make finding the perfect coach easier.
1. The best business coach will listen to your needs and tailor a plan for you.
You will find coaches that are stubborn, rigid and try filtering their pre-conceived ideas into your business. They create the ‘illusion’ of listening but will end up giving you what they think is best. In most cases, it might be…but if you have specific requirements, then the coach must be able to provide the flexibility you need. Coaches will spend most their time providing strategy, plans and goal setting. However, a great coach will listen to your needs and tailor a specific plan you’ll most likely achieve with an ROI. Always ask the coach questions and throw different scenarios to see how well they respond.
2. The perfect coach will help you develop a business strategy that makes sense to you.
We all have diverse personalities, different goals and particular comfort levels. A coach who has experience working with lots of people knows how each person adapts to certain instructions. A business strategy has to make sense to you, otherwise you won’t follow it. A plan that’s only a little outside your comfort level is the perfect one. However, a plan that’s drastically different won’t do. A great coach knows how to set a business strategy that makes sense to you.
3. A great coach will criticise your ideas and give you positive feedback.
Business owners can be stubborn and think they’ve got the most brilliant ideas. As a business coach, I’ve had businesses come to me with silly ideas that would have sent them broke. It’s through a business coaches experience, understanding human behaviour and ability to read the market that saves businesses. You know you have a great coach when they’re not afraid to slam your ideas with rock-solid logic and examples. A perfect coach will then provide alternatives that are more efficient and much more profitable. Sometimes business owners need a reality check and to be told the truth, so they keep on track and focus on what works.
Business coaches make mistakes too. But remember, all business decisions should be based on logic and not emotional; something business owners trap themselves in time-to-time.
4. The best business coach will take you out of your comfort zone
Like the previous point, the best business coaches aren’t afraid to take you out of your comfort zone, as long as it’s geared towards bettering your business. With so much competition, the flexible business owner has more market share and isn’t afraid of putting themselves out there. One of the greatest gifts is having someone expanding your abilities, opening your mind and at the same time supporting you throughout your journey. And you need someone to guide you through these positive challenges.
So… Do you really need the best business coach in Australia?
No, you need the best coach for your business. After researching, interviewing and finding the right coach, you’ll be on your way to running a successful business and experiencing growth you’ve never imagined possible. And if you choose the right coach within your budget, then you can experience even greater ROI. If you’re in Melbourne and want to test out Fantail Foundations coaching, then visit our home page or take up our FREE 20min small business coaching here.