What is Coaching? Business Coaching can definitely help you strengthen your sense of self-worth, focus on your goals – and get there, fast. Daily Telegraph
Business Coaching is the key that will help you to unlock the door and give you access to the tools you need to achieve your goals. Unlike therapy or counseling it does not focus on the past but simply looks at where you are now, where you want to be and helps you to identify the obstacles and challenges that may be holding you back and then by holding your hand a coach helps you choose a course of action to over come those obstacles and challenges and achieve greater success.
Business Coaching helps you to clarify and move towards your goals. Goals can be of any size and nature: as small and short term as updating your CV or as large and long term as starting up your own company abroad, getting out of debt or having a better relationship with your partner.
Business coaching is not based on what the coach has done but on what you want to do and therefore the coach does not have to have experienced what you are going through or have achieved what you want to do. Their skills lie in the questions that they ask you.
Business Coaching is based on a committed relationship between you and your coach and as it is Coaching and not advice:
You are always in control.
All decisions made are yours.
You are responsible for your actions but your coach will hold you accountable
Your coach will not tell you what to do.
Your coach will focus on your learning and growth.
Your coach will never pass judgment.
Your coach will never criticise you
Together you and your coach are on a journey where you identify the goals, discover your motivations, set the pace and decide on the timescale but the coach will help you steer towards your destination which is always success.
Business Mentoring is most definitely directive, this is where you draw on your mentors past experience and wisdom. Every entrepreneur should have a Business Mentor.