Life And Business Coach
Adding Value As A Business Coach
As a business coach, there is no doubt that your primary priority would remain to coach business persons purely from a business perspective; after all, that is the reason they have hired you – to obtain assistance with regard to their business skills so that they can function better as business persons and be able to derive maximum value and mileage from their respective businesses.
But at the same time, especially once you actually begin to coach these individuals, you will find that there are a lot of personality issues that also require to be addressed. And that is precisely the ‘Aha’ moment that you will experience wherein, you will realize that being more than just a business coach, what you really need to be is a life coach business coach. In other words, what you need to do is provide your mentees with sufficient inputs that are pertinent not just to their business skills but also to various soft skills that are in fact especially relevant to optimal running of businesses.
For instance, as a small business mentor, besides the specific business related skills that you would obviously impart to all your mentees, you would certainly like to impart adequate life skills to them alongside, especially since, as you proceed with your coaching, you will find that a lot of them are seriously lacking in any of the various soft skill departments.
As an example, a lot of small business owners are found to lack appropriate communication skills. This is especially true since a lot of the small businesses in our country are in fact owned by non-natives of the English language. For instance, majority of the motels in the US are in fact owned by Gujarati Indian natives who are not as adept with the English language as say other more qualified Indians. In such a scenario, it becomes absolutely imperative that you make suitable attempts to impart English language skills to these persons so that they are able to communicate effectively, when, say for instance, they would like to market their offerings to ever increasing potential customers as well as expanding markets.
Going beyond just the linguistic issues, you will actually find that often, you will in fact be expected to function as a spiritual coach as well wherein you will in fact be imparting spiritual life coaching. Today, this aspect is gaining increasing importance, in light of the fact that a lot of businesses are facing hardships of various kinds and their owners, employees, etc. often have to cope up with various psychological traumas as well. Even if the situation is not so extreme, there is no doubt that there is a lot of up and down movement in virtually any business and as a result, it is in fact imperative that a business coach maintains the spiritual morale of business owners to the hilt, making sure that there is every attempt made to boost up spirits, whenever they seem downhill.
Overall, if you are functioning as a business coach say within a reasonably niche geographical spread, say in and around Boston as a life coach Boston, then you must be willing and able to perform duties and responsibilities that extend beyond that of a simple executive business coach to that of a life coach business coach.
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To Your Business Success,
John Curran, Certified Master Coach and NLP Practitioner
Author, Teacher, Business Coach, and Inspirational Speaker
CEO and Founder of Coach Curran International