Business Coaching

Like a sports coach, a small business coach works on bringing out the best that's already inside you. In small business coaching, we focus on the "bigger picture" of what it is you want to create for your business (and your lifestyle), and talk about what will keep you motivated to move forward on your dreams, goals and tasks. 

Businesses coaching can be implemented in any field of commerce. A professional coach can help any and every type of business increase its profitability, prioritize its goals, and work towards them more efficiently. A business coach helps to hone all the people skills that are critical to success. In addition to all these responsibilities, a business coach can also help you to expand the business and increase profits.

The Coaching Process:

People come to business coaches for two reasons: inspiration and desperation.

Inspired people want a coach to help them do better.
Desperate people want a coach to help get them out of a jam.

The entry point in business coaching is usually a business issue. The client may want to increase sales, promote better teamwork, enhance productivity or improve quality. But the coaching relationship, once initiated, invariably moves beyond the initial perceived need. "Fix my business" gradually and naturally evolves into "Improve me and the business issue is easily resolved."

The business coaching process begins with an assessment of the business' current and potential challenges, defining the scope of the relationship, identifying priorities for action, and establishing specific desired outcomes.

Apart from creating awareness about business processes, business coaching also provides a yardstick for creating coaching goals and actionable strategies, and offers a method for evaluating progress. In follow-up coaching sessions the coach supplies supplementary resources in the form of relevant articles, checklists, assessments, or models to support management policies and actions. The duration of business coaching depends on business needs and preferences.

Business coaching derives its concepts, models, and principles from varied sources such as behavioral sciences, management literature, spiritual traditions or other fields of the arts and humanities. These are then used for fostering shifts in perspective, promoting fresh insights, and providing an effective framework for managing opportunities and challenges. Coaching can also be based on an appreciative approach that focuses on what is right with the current business, what is working, what is wanted, and what is needed to get there. Through this approach, a coach can develop constructive communication skills and methods that the individual or team can utilize for enhancing personal communication. This approach is simple and offers a huge potential to harness creative thinking and goal-oriented action.

Coaching for Any Business Goal:

Coaching for Skills

Instructions for skill development are devised to make the executives learn specific abilities and give them various perspectives regarding management and relationship coordination. New responsibilities require innovative tactics to handle numerous situations, which the personnel have not encountered before. Refining the existing proficiency of the employees is the basis of business coaching for skills. The coaching session is usually spread over a period of several weeks or months.

Coaching for Development

This type of coaching caters to the characteristics and competencies of the individual and helps to enhance them. It explores the persons existing facets and modifies them according to the requirement of the new profile and the bigger challenges that it brings. This includes refining their listening skills, cultivating strategic planning, improving time-management, being receptive to suggestions and changes and encouraging participation among subordinates. It focuses on the overall development of the individuals by not only training them to handle teams and technical know how, but also helping them integrate their interpersonal competence.

Coaching for Performance

Performance is evaluated based on personal capacity as well as the group feedback, which is received from the team using assessment such as 360 feedback. It does not suffice if you are conversant with the required technical or academic skills but lack any positive rapport with your team, and treat your staff like working apparatus. How personnel handle their teams, reflects directly on their performance and creditability. Performance is not rated on work completion rate, but on the team spirit and collective effort that the supervisor was able to extract out of his team. The coaching for performance develops the employees effectiveness in their existing position and facilitates their growth in the organization.

Executive Coaching

Usually when employees climb up the corporate ladder to an executive level, they are sometimes perceived to be arrogant by their earlier team members. This necessitates the executives to be strong to handle the criticism and to win over the confidence and support of those around. It is imperative to build a positive rapport and assure the staff of their loyalty. The executives require coaching to help them plan their strategy in winning over their new subordinate staff. It requires executives to be mentally and emotionally capable to handle the new responsibilities. The coaching addresses the executives personal issues such as confidence in handling negative feedback initially, mental blockage regarding any particular aspect of the work and much more. Communication and leadership skills and are the highlights of the program.

Transformational Coaching

Transformational coaching is more personal or intimate in its approach. It specifically analyzes those aspects of the trainees behavior which hinder their effective performance. It evaluates the personnel current abilities and behaviors and reworks a methodological strategy to improve them Everyday interactions have to be observed and an analysis is to be made for the coach to give any advice. The coach identifies the limiting behavioral patterns and a plan to overcome them steadily and effectively is developed for the individual.