Become More Successful In Business
Success in business does not come overnight. Create the right, structured approach to turn great potential into great business.
Are your business challenges overwhelming you? Has something changed and you feel lacking in some areas of knowledge? Do you ever find yourself thinking along the lines of “I can’t see the wood for the trees”? Maybe you just want to know what you need to do to make your business successful.
I’ve been in business for over 20 years. I’ve helped people overcome the challenges above and I’ve had plenty of people help me. Along the way, I’ve learnt the hard and practical reality of what running a business means and seen all too well that most people in business spend their time reacting. This is the fast track to failure. Without a proper plan, and a strategy for growing your business, you and your business will, at best, stagnate.
Through my coaching, I start by asking three fundamental questions: Where are you? Where are you going? What do you want to achieve? Then I help map out objectives based on the things that are impacting you running your business at its full potential. These may be related to the market you’re in, your competitors, rising costs, upscaling (or downscaling) or any number of other commercial factors.
Become a High Performing Professional
Having a plan with key objectives means you have something to work towards and a way of evaluating it, improving your performance.
Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Isolated and unsupported? Perhaps you used to be a really driven person but for some reason you feel demotivated? Maybe you’re working really hard, but it feels like it’s never ending – a classic example of being “in the business” as opposed to “on the business”.
All of us can unlock the potential to perform better. The question is, what are you doing to make that happen? I’ve coached enough business professionals to realise that although everyone is different, there are fundamentals that need to be in place to produce high performance. These include having a clear path, having clear goals and regularly reviewing your progress.
My role as your coach is to help you to define that path and set those goals. But I don’t hold your hand. Instead, through regular review and support, I empower you to take responsibility and be accountable for your own journey. My aim is to give you a much better understanding of yourself and how you need to behave in order to perform at your best. Not just now, but continually, throughout your career.
Expand Your Career Horizons
Properly understanding your environment, the barriers, the things holding you back, and knowing where you add value results in positive change.
“I don’t know what I want to do”, “I don’t know if my job is right for me”, “How do I get a promotion” and even “I just want to make more money” are some of the most common things I hear my clients say. In order to progress in a career, or to have a career that continues to challenge, reward and fulfill, you need a plan.
We can look at your job, we can look at your CV, we can even look at how you act at work and with clients and colleagues – but first and foremost we need to look at you. Understanding the challenges and blocks that are holding you back is a key part of expanding your horizons. It’s not just about looking at strengths and weaknesses, it’s about finding ways to capitalise on them that will help you advance your career.
I work with you to put together a plan. This plan has a timeline, with goals and markers that help us assess how you’re doing. I’m always talking about accountability, and in this context it’s definitely not optional – you need to take proper responsibility for your career. Through regular support and evaluation, I help you to see that you can control your career, and understand how to do it.
Become More Self-Confident In Business
Be better, bolder, braver. Stop missing opportunities because you don’t feel you’re good enough. This is not the way it has to be.
Some people just seem to have been born with self-confidence. Don’t ever tell yourself that. Self-confidence is nurtured – it’s a mentality. Read any biography of any of the world’s most successful business people and you will read about a time when they didn’t believe in themselves, when their self-esteem was low and all they could see was failure.
Maybe it’s a big pitch or presentation. Maybe it’s finally “going it on your own” with your business. Perhaps you feel you simply need to take charge more, and be more decisive at work. Whatever the context, believing in yourself takes courage.
Coaching helps to instill that courage, because it helps you to separate irrational from rational causes for fear. It helps you to understand, as a professional, what your bad habits are, and what constitutes the right attitude. It’s only through understanding yourself professionally that you can set the right goals and define a path.
Starting with a clear plan, I guide you in nurturing the discipline to create new habits and new approaches. This will make you more confident in all aspects of your professional life, but it relies on us maintaining an honest and ongoing dialogue about you and your progress. This requires commitment, and courage – but the hard work will pay off.