Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does business coaching work?
A: Yes. When you are committed to building a sustainable, leveraged, profitable business, coaching will help you get there faster.Coaching works if you’re willing to make it work. Your business consultant is only one part of the formula. Your willingness to learn, to make changes, and to implement these changes also factor into your success. Every successful athlete or high power entrepreneur works with at least one coach to get and stay on top of their game.
Q: What is my guarantee?
A: My guarantee is that I will help you clarify the questions so we can find the answers. I promise to push you, teach you, tick you off, support you, and educate you. Results are up to you, and are no more guaranteed than when working with a personal trainer or a college professor.
Q: You don’t know my industry, how can you help me build my business?
A: It is actually a benefit if we do not know everything about your industry. You know how to be the best _________ you can be. It is our job to help build the best business to support that activity. We bring you a fresh perspective on your business.
Q: My team is the problem, why are you coaching me?
A: A successful team must start with a strong leader. As you build your business structure and your leadership team, you must be that leader.
Q: How long do I need to work with my coach?
A: Some people feel they get what they need in 6 months of working together. Some like the continual connection with a business consultant they depend on. Basically, how long do you want to continue improving your business?
Q: How do I know if I, or my business, can benefit from working with a coach?
A: If you want to be the best at what you do, if there is a need for your product or service, if others are making money on a similar product or service, then your business has the ability to improve. Working with us will help you achieve that faster.
Q: Does my business have potential?
A: We will take an honest look at your capacity and possibilities in order to identify opportunities for growth and improvement. If getting out of this business is what is best for your quality of life, we can help you do that too.
Q: What information will you need to get started?
A: This relationship is confidential and non-judgmental. In order to change your reality, you first have to accept it. The details that you may be holding back from sharing are often the same things that are holding back your business. What is going on for you personally impacts the results your business can get. The more information you are able to share about yourself and your business, the more guidance we will be able to provide for you.
Q: My partner and I do not get along. Can you work with just me? Or can you fix him/her?
A: We do not ‘fix’ people, we help them grow. Partner alignment is critical for a business to grow. Together, we will get the information out and put a plan in place to achieve what you, your partner, and your business need. It is in the best interest of the business to work with all partners together.
Q: Why don’t you do the work for me?
A: Give someone a fish and feed them for day, teach them to fish and feed them for a lifetime
Q: Why do I have to read? Can’t you just tell me what I need to know?
A: Everyone is starting at a different place. That is why we can read the same book and get something very different out of it. The discipline of personal development is where the good businesses get separated from the great ones.
Q: What if I can’t afford to do this?
A: Business development and coaching is an investment, not an expense. The process may take anywhere from a few months to a year, depending on you and your business. If it is what you and your business need, you can’t afford not to do this. If your business does not have enough room for growth to cover the investment of a business consultant, we will tell you that and recommend a different course of action. If not this, then what will help you reach your dreams?