What is Business Coaching?

Business coaching has two distinct areas of focus – your personal development as a business owner / manager and the practical development of your business. Most importantly it enables you to take time out to work on rather than in your business – to take a step back so that you can take the next step forward.

Business Owner Support

Your business starts with you, your hopes and aspirations. As your business grows so does the complexity of the challenges you face. Business coaching provides you with the space to develop your potential, explore options, challenges and new ideas. Business coaching provides you with an impartial sounding board. Some of the common issues addressed are:

  • dealing with pressure
  • managing time
  • managing people
  • developing a team
  • prioritising effectively
  • developing communication skills

As a result you will be more able to deal with the challenges and uncertainties of running a business, encourage and motivate your team and find fulfilment and satisfaction in your work.

Growing and Developing your Business

Your business also has potential to grow and develop. Business coaching enables us to work together to realise more of that potential. I can provide support and guidance on a range of issues, some common ones addressed are:

  • planning for growth
  • reviewing the business model
  • revising team structure
  • clarifying values, vision and mission
  • identifying key customer segments
  • refining the value proposition
  • developing business systems and processes

As a result you will have a clear view of what you need to do to further develop your business, how to go about it – and to do so profitably.

Your Business Coach

With experience in senior management and finance roles in a range of small and medium sized organisations, my business coaching support for you is underpinned by an understanding of the personal pressures and challenges that you may face when running your business. With hands-on practical experience I am also able to provide useful  insights and relevant information for the development of your business. With a trusted network of specialists I am also able to signpost you towards the specialist advice that your business may need.

I am a qualified accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a registered Unitive Coach and a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (and subscribe to their code of ethics).

Next Steps

The next step is for us to have an initial conversation, either by phone or Skype. Contact me…