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What is Business Coaching?

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 10 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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Support and advice given in the workplace can make a huge difference to the way an individual or group of people develop skills and grow business. Business Coaching provides a focused method of enhancing and optimising professional performance, marketing ability, communication skills and other key factors of importance in the world of work.

What is Executive Coaching?

Business coaching provides the foundation for businessmen/women to explore their professional skills and develop their career and business further. Achieving peak performance requires diligence, creative thinking and the aptitude to implement specific business processes. Achieving results is the most important factor in business and individuals who are supported are more able to deliver consistently high performance, productivity and profits.

Executive, or business, coaching is a method of providing support and motivation to high achievers, so that they remain focused and driven to continue performing to the best of their ability. In today’s fast-paced economy leveraging skills is an important factor, which means that employing a business coach is a beneficial company expense.

What does a Business Coach do?

A business coach is a professional who provides support, guidance, motivation and encouragement to individuals, groups or teams of career-focused people so that they are able to expand their personal skills and accountability in order to grow business. Creating successful business is the key goal within a business coaching environment, and everyone involved in the process will be focused on achieving optimum business performance and results.

Who Benefits from Business Coaching?

Men and women working in a professional capacity within a business environment can benefit from the guidance and support provided by a business coach. Small and/or medium-sized businesses can be expanded through the development of management, sales and marketing skills and practice. A business coach will also help and encourage individuals in increasing team building performance and productivity.

A business coach is not a professional service to be used solely by successful businessmen and women. It is s supportive service that enables any kind of business – however big, small or already successful – to grow.

The Benefits of Business Coaching

Business coaching provides many opportunities to explore the way in which you work and the results your business achieves. A business coach will provide guidance and support and will show individuals how to learn from the mistakes they make, how to recognise the hindrances to achieving business goals and how to find balance when working with colleagues/people and tasks and responsibility. The sharing and reviewing of experience and coaching tools is also encouraged, so too is maintaining a healthy work/life balance throughout.

What Business Coaching is Not

Business coaching is not a fail-safe, quick way to get your business into shape and achieving dynamic results. Business coaching will provide the support and guidance but it is not the business coaching professional’s role to expand your company’s sales or improve business acumen. Business coaching focuses on helping individuals understand how what they do, in a business environment, creates the results achieved, so that new direction, strategies and perspectives can be put into place in order to build a more successful business.

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Nice intro to business coaching, but how can I find a recommended business coach for my freelance writing?
Lauraq - 11-Aug-12 @ 5:04 PM
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