A Melbourne business coach might be all your business needs to turn things around. If you’re under constant stress, their professional advice can be a lifesaver.
No time. Not enough money. Too much work. Constant pressure. The person to talk to? A business owner coach.
A business owner coach cares about more than just your business. If the name didn’t tip you off, the name of the game is improving YOU, the business owner.
But just like any other business decision, it’s important that you don’t go in blind. No, for best results you’ll want to have a solid grasp of your business and personal situation before going into the coaching relationship.
Your first session with your coach will be laying down the groundwork for the rest of your relationship. We want to help you, but first we need to learn more about you – more importantly, you need to know if you’re the right fit for a business owner coach!
Our advice? Ask yourself these crucial questions first before hiring your Melbourne business coach. We’ll be asking them at our first session, so you’d best have some answers ready!
Question #1: Are you ready to become the best version of yourself?
There’s a saying I’m quite fond of: “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
I can provide actionable advice and recommendations, all backed by years of experience. I have helped businesses improve their systems and processes until their businesses run themselves. And I have turned hundreds of business owners from bundles of nerves into real superstars.
The only catch? You have to be willing to make changes.
If you hate change or don’t think that you have anything to improve about yourself, then you’re not likely to get much from one-on-one business coaching.
Acknowledging that business isn’t all rosy is an important first step. Asking yourself how far you’re willing to go to turn things around is the next one.
Your business mentor might not tell you what you want to hear. But they will tell you what you need to change. Business owners who are considering meeting a business owner coach should first decide whether they’re ready to become the best version of themselves, no matter what that takes.
If the answer is yes, then we’re ready to continue.
Question #2: Can you be open about what your life looks now?
As a business owner coach, I have one goal in mind: improving YOU and helping you reach YOUR goals. Of course, it’s hard to do that without an in-depth picture of what your life looks like!
At the risk of sounding “life coach-y”, you need to be willing to let your business coach into your life.
That means being honest about your current situation and not hiding anything in return. You need to feel comfortable disclosing your:
- Life goals, ambitions, and dreams
- Business and how it fits into your life currently
- Time and financial situation
Business owners who are hesitant to share their thoughts and emotions can still be helped by one-on-one business coaching. Take it from me, however, it’s much harder if you don’t open up!
This is because as a business owner coach, my focus is on helping you reach your goals. I need to know what those goals are first – how else am I supposed to help you budget, plan and streamline?
Question #3: Are you willing to invest in your coaching relationship?
When you go on a diet, how much weight you lose depends on how much time you invest in it.
Alright, that might be an oversimplification, but the general message holds true!
Investing in one-on-one coaching entails making time and fitting it into your schedule. Take it from me, it’s a very intensive and hands-on process!
You want to seek help for your ongoing business problems and get more time and money from your business. To get there, you’ll need to make an effort to fit coaching into your schedule and set time aside for it.
Think of it this way: if you don’t turn up for school, you’re not learning anything. And the same applies to business coaching.
Question #4: What does your coach have to say?
You’re not the only one that has to answer questions – you’ll also want to question your business owner coach too!
Before signing on the dotted line, be sure to ask about:
- Previous clients
- How many businesses they’ve helped
- Their coaching process
- Testimonials and success stories
All of these questions can help you determine whether your investment pays off. Think of it like an investment – it’s only natural to want to get your money’s worth!
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Question #5: What’s more important to you: more money or more time?
Earning more money is the dream for most business owners. But it’s not the end of the story!
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, time should be every business owner’s goal. Money, while great, should be thought of as a means for getting your time back first and foremost – not a goal in itself.
After all, money doesn’t count for much if you don’t have any time to yourself!
Before getting on the phone with a business coach, ask yourself whether you’re looking to reclaim your time or your money.
Is the answer time? If so, we can work together.
If it’s just money, however, then you might need the services of an accountant instead!
Contact Bruce today to turn your business – and your life – around!
Coaching is a two-way relationship. It requires input from your side as well to make things work – but if you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, you’re guaranteed to start seeing changes!
If you need help earning more money or getting more of your time back, then a business owner coach might be just what you need.