You also need to remember that you will be at a point of need, which may leave you vulnerable to making a sub standard decision. When you’re buying anything, emotion often drives decision making rather than logic. That’s why disappointment can quickly enter into your world, because it too is an emotion. Working through a logical decision making process is very important when deciding to hire a Small Business Coach.
One of the more common reasons for getting a coach is that it is lonely being the business owner. The truth is that there is only so much you can discuss with your employees, particularly if the issues are with the employees. You’ll want someone outside the business to discuss these matters with as you work towards a solution.
Disappointment in these circumstances is a result of getting something you weren’t expecting or wanting, or failing to get a desired outcome. When you’re feeling isolated and wanting encouragement you are also wide open to be taken advantage of. This may well come in the form of coaching that does not assist in propelling your business forward into a positive and prosperous future.
So, before you appoint a Small Business Coach, you need to have a list of logical, salient reasons for working with them. The process you go through to bring a coach on board should be as rigorous as appointing a new employee into your business. You will need to interview them, ensuring that they have a proven track record in assisting in the specific areas that you want help with. For example: If you have significant cash flow issues, then hiring someone who is focused on people dynamics may not suit you.
Make sure you hire the right Small Business Coach for your business. Ensure they understand the specific issues you’re facing and agree on outcome expectations. You will then be far more likely to avoid disappointment through the coaching process.
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