Business coaches provide business owners, CEOs and managers with the insight and support to enhance their sales, improve their skills and run their business better. They act as a great sounding board, ask prompting questions and remind business owners to 'work on their business and not in it.’
So, who are these inspiring individuals who are benefiting businesses? While anyone can become a business coach with the right drive and training, there are some professionals who have a certain knack for coaching in the business world.
There are the 5 professionals who make great business coaches and why:
1. Financial Advisors
Financial advisors are well suited to long-term projects and relationships. They understand how to build strong relationships with their clients that are based on trust and mutual respect. Furthermore, financial advisors understand how businesses work and can, in turn, empower owners to see their market from a fresh point of view.
Accountants understand numbers and they don’t get blindsided by ideas that look good on paper. In this sense, they are able to listen to their clients’ need without jumping in with new and exciting, albeit sometimes risky, business strategies. These traits can benefit accountants who move onto a career in business coaching as their analytical and cautious nature can assist them in listening intently to their client and asking the right questions to prompt action.
3. Business Owners
Business owners, whether they are current owners, retiring or retired, make great business coaches. They understand first hand the ins and outs of running a business and have an established trust with other owners. As coaches, business owners are able to build upon the ‘been there and done that’ mentality to bolster their credibility, whilst also using new skills to empower other owners to achieve their goals.
4. Businesses Consultants
Business consultants have a strong network of potential clients and the ability to include coaching to their current skill set. They also have a knack for business and understand how to communicate with business owners. In turn, they are in a solid position to learn coaching skills and then apply them to their current business or move on from consulting into coaching with ease.
Managers understand people and know how to communicate effectively with individuals and teams. They are great soundboards and are skilled in listening to others’ needs with a balance of empathy and professionalism. These qualities lend themselves well to business coaching, as managers hold the innate skills needed to effectively guide others.
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