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Not your Average Coach, but a Problem Solver, Solution Provider or a pair of hands to help.
All small to medium sized businesses have problems, but no time to deal with them. They are so focused on the day to day work they can’t focus on their growth and the future.
That is where I can help. I will make you focus on the current priorities, and help you plan long term goals and strategies. I can be an extra pair of hands to get the work done, and improve your business in areas that you may have overlooked or never considered.
Dictionary definition: Coach
Someone in charge of training an individual or a team
e.g. He coaches students in Mathematics, usually for exams.
The formal definition of a coach, noted above, is interesting since many coaches who coach leaders, executives, managers, and up-and-coming talent don’t do not fit with the dictionary definition.
Coaches who work with executives, managers, and up-and-coming talent can learn from sports coaches, especially the ones who know how to engage their players.
Asking a never-ending circle of open-ended questions, as some coaching associations require, is not always the best way for a coach to get results. In real-world coaching, sometimes the coach needs to intervene a bit more proactively as a sports coach might.
An effective coach makes observations, gives tough advice and feedback, They make resources available for the player to train and improve, and then they try to connect with the players so that they take accountability for improving their own performance.
Do you Identify with one of these Persona's?
“My Business is doing well, but I really need to think about my work life balance.”
He knows that he needs to make changes to the way he is working, but he is currently working nearly 80 hours a week on his business. He has managed to carve out at least an hour a day to focus on this change, but he is still struggling to figure things out and continually getting distracted by his current business demands.
He knows that his current success is due to the business plan he created at the start, but he is now caught up in the day to day fire fighting and busy work. He had ideas about future growth on his original business plan, but things have changed and he really needs to sit down and create a new plan.
Dave has read some books and watched many YouTube video’s related to Time Management, and some of it has paid off, but he is still working 80 hours a week. He has started to put pen to paper for his new plan, but he has never been able to get it finished, so he has not been able to get onto the new plan. He is feeling trapped in the existing status quo and finding it hard to determine what new direction he wants to move in.
Dave would benefit from various areas of coaching such as:
- Time Management.
- Strategic Planning.
- Business Analysis.
- Design Thinking.
Dave has a small Business and is the sole proprietor / operator and has no employees.
His business is in reasonable financial health and he is making a small profit after paying all of his expenses, but Dave wants to move his business to the next level so he is making a bigger profit and will be able to farm out some of his work for example: to be able to pay for a book keeper and to be able to afford to pay for some one to do his marketing. He is watching his costs, but he is prepared to pay for services if he can see that he will get a good return on his investment.
Dave keeps up to date with business ideas and professional contacts with Linked-In, but he doesn’t have a lot of time so he has a quick scan during his morning coffee before he starts work. He doesn’t have time for other Social Media channels, but does have some favourite Blog Sites.
Tim and Amina
“Our business is going well, and we have survied this far with COVID, but the B.C. Restart plan is a little vague, and with more people starting to have a coffee again we are so busy we don’t have much time to figure it all out.”
Both Amina and Tim have read through the B.C. Recovery plan on the wen site, and they constantly discuss the dates and the new restrictions, but they have not really put a plan into place, and it lookslike they may have to just figure it out best they can.
They could both do with some-one that will help them focus on some new plans and goals.
How many people can they now have in their shop? will they need more staffat one time to handle this?
Just having some-one to make them focus that they can bounce ideas off will help, even for just 1 hour a week. Perhaps that person could help document what is decided to save them some time.
Tim and Amina have a small shop with 6 part time employees. Most of these are students working between class’s.
Their business is in good financial health and has now survived what we hope is the worst of the COVID restrictions, and they are looking forward to having more customers again.
Amina does most of the social media, and keeps Tim up to date with business ideas she comes accross, or customer comments on thier web site. Amina likes instagram and Pinterest as it seems more relevant to their business than Linked in, and seems to be where their clients are.
“I have recently employed some staff to help me with my business, but I am not used to having employees and would love some leadership coaching.”
Xavier has read various Articles on the Internet, A few Blogs and has also purchased some books on Leadership, but has started to find that some of the information he is reading conflicts with other sources.
After watching some You Tube Video’s and also paying for a Udemy Course he has decided to emlpoy aBusiness Coach.
Xavier needs some leadership coaching and some help to create an employee handbook as well as some employee engagement strategies.
He may also want some guidance related to the sort of Benefit plans he might want to put in place.
Xavier’s business is in reasonable financial health
He has four employees in his new business, but wants to come over as a strong and confident manager, but has little experience managing staff.
He is watching his costs, but he is prepared to pay for services if he can see that he will get a good return on his investment.
Jemuel has purchased some new software for his business, but now he needs to get it implemented. This is going to require a lot of time and attention that he does not have at the moment.
Jemuel has taken a look at the software a few times, and has tried to implement it off the corner of his desk. He has even roped in some of his staff to help, however he is beginning to realise that this is going to require more effort than doing it off the corner off the desk.
Jemuel has come to realise that he needs to hire an external person to help him implement this software. While the Vendor has put him intouch with some professionals that specialise in implementing this particular software, they are expensive. He needs to find some-one that has experience implementing lots of solutions with great sucess.
Jemuel has a small business with 34 employees.
His business is in good financial health and he has purchased some softwaare that he know will accelerate his business and reduce some manual overheads.
“My business has grown but the profits haven’t improved.”
Omari has read lots of blogs recently but the problem is that he can’t really associate them to his business dilema.
Omari needs to figure out a way of balancing the cost of hiring new employees with making more profit.
The costs of employees are in direct corelation with the profit he makes. This will require a deep di ve into all of his overhead costs vs incommings before a decision can be made.
Omari has a small business with 12 employees.
His business is in good financial health and his business has been growing year over year with him employing more employees as necessary, but he has noticed that his bottomline is not growing.
“My business is going well, but I would like to have some metrics so that I can be more data driven in my decision making.”
Sherrie has read lots of blogs recently that talk about business intelligence and why you should be using it to drive your business decisions. The problem is that she really doesn’t know where to start. What should she be measuring first and why?
Does she need some lagging indicators to start with? How much data will she need to collect before she can see the patterns she is looking for?
Sherrie really needs some one who is used to working with big data and data mining to help her figure out what the best metrics would be and where she can get the data from.
After this they could both work together to start to find thepatterns that will help .
Sherrie has a small business with 28 employees.
her business is in good financial health and her business has been growing year over year with her employing more employees as necessary.
“My Business is doing really well, but I recently heard about one page strategic plans and planning by the quarter rather than the year. I would like to try this approach.”
Mohamed has read various web pages that talk about it and watched many YouTube video’s related to the topic. He has a fairly good idea of what he needs to do, but he would really value the help of some one that has implemented this sort of planning in the past.
As a Business Coach that has worked in a small company of thirty employees and used the one page strategic plan approach, with planning done by the quarter, I would be able to coach him through the process to ensure it ran well.
Mohamed has a small Business with twenty two employees.
His business is in very good Financial health and continues to grow year after year.
He keeps up to date with business ideas and professional contacts with Linked-In and likes to look at the posts in the groups and people he follows. He has been talking about strategic planning and some one asked if he had tried the one-page strategic plan approach and then proceeded to tell him why it is the best thing ever.
“My Business is doing well, but I really want to implement a new process. Every time I try something goes wrong. I know its a great idea to do, but I need some help.”
Siobhan has read some books and watched many YouTube video’s related to process improvement and also researched the sort of policies and processes she needs, but she is finding it harder to implement than she thought it would be.
Siobhan would benefit from an independent set of eyes to review the approach and perhaps redesign the solution.
Then Siobhan would benefit further from some coaching related to:
- Goal setting and project management.
- Design thinking.
- Employee review processes.
Siobhan may also benefit from a review of her employee handbook.
Siobhan has a small Business with eight employees.
Her Business is in reasonable financial health and her business has been growing year over year with her employing more employees as necessary however she has realized that the more employees she has the harder it has become to implement new processes. When her company was smaller it was easy to have a quick staff meeting and things could change quick, but if she is to continue to grow she needs to put processes and procedures in place so she is not continually having to answer questions and get involved in tasks that she no longer needs to be part of.
Siobhan keeps up to date with business ideas and professional contacts with Linked-In and likes to look at the posts in the groups and people she follows. Siobhan will usually carve some time out in the morning to take a look through the posts and reply to some posts, as well as looking at what is happening on Instagram and her Facebook Business Channel.
“My Business is doing well, but I really want to improve some of my skills.”
Gráinne has read some books and watched many YouTube video’s related to different topics from Listening skills to more advanced use of Spreadsheets. While she has learnt a lot of useful skills and made some great improvements, she is not really sure what she wants to improve next, but would like something relevant to her business growth.
Gráinne would benefit from talking to a Coach about different skills that she could improve, and for her to perhaps do a personal SWOT analysis of her skill set.
A business coach could then tailor some skills coaching to her specific needs.
This could be a mix of soft skills and IT Skills such as Excel Spreadsheets, or even design thinking or business analysis.
Making videos with a small budget
Getting started with social media advertising.
Writing engaging social media posts and Blog writing.
There is always something to learn.
Gráinne has a small Business with twelve employees
Her Business is in reasonable financial health and her business has been growing year over year with her employing more employees as necessary. With things working fairly well and her work life balance improving she thinks it is time for her to focus on some self improvement.
She keeps up to date with business ideas and professional contacts with Linked-In and likes to look at the posts in the groups and people she follows. Gráinne will usually carve some timeout in the morning to take a look through the posts and reply to some. She has been following various people recently that post about self improvement.
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