A business coach will helpyou to build the essential skills that you need to manage and lead a successful business. They will help you in setting your business development goals and ensure you become more accountable for what is your most improtant work, Business Development Work.
As managers and business owners we are thrust into our positions through what is commonly referred to as Promotion into Incompetence. We move through the ranks or begin our own businesses based on our highly developed technical skills. Little thought is given to the actual (non technical) skills and mindset needed to manage people and run a business well.
If you are having difficulty with something in your life it can generally be solved by learning new skills.
Business Coaches provide you with feedback regarding what you need to do to get your business on track. A healthy business coaching relationship will provide an honest ongoing assessment of your Business Development Activities, assisting you to focus your efforts on the areas that will have the greatest long term positive impact on your business.
Technology Innovations allow you to be involved with coaches from locations around the world. Do some research into the various Business Coaching options available to you. The internet is a great place to start your research.
I am a Business Coaching Client with the E-Myth Mastery course developed around the teachings of Michael Gerber. I can personally recommend the E-Myth Mastery Course and their associated products. The ongoing business development work completed as part of their courses continues to have a massive positive impact on the businesses that I am involved with.
More details about the E-Myth mastery course can be found at their web site: http://www.E-Myth.com
Another excellent provider of Business Coaching is the Action International Group headed by Brad Sugars. More information on their products and services can be found at their web site: http://www.ActionCoaching.com
You should select a business coach based on their teaching methods and how their concepts fit in with the way you work. It can be useful to purchase some of their introductory books and audio programs which will give you a taste for some of the concepts that they will focus on in the Business Coaching.
When evaluating a particular Business Coach, ask for several references from coaching clients past and present. Contact the references and ask them questions about their experience with the Business Coaching Organizations.