One of the biggest mistakes made by entrepreneurs is to believe that business coaches are there for when times are hard. But – Businesses need coaches, whatever the weather.
Coaches certainly have a vital role to play at times of change. When your business is approaching a fork in the road – where there are decisions to be taken about change of direction, growth or re-structuring – this is when experienced business coaches really come into their own.
All this is true whatever the age or scale of your organisation.
So often, the modern business world places emphasis on training, but rarely on education. So many business people know their job and their product, but struggle when it comes to managing teams or growing a business.
Understanding a business
Understand Management, Manage Understanding
I’ll coach your teams to help them understand management’s needs and goals. I also coach
managers to help them make sure team members understand what is expected of them.
Understanding your team
Coaching the team to understand their work.
When coaching teams and individuals, I help them to understand the importance of the activity and the value of their contribution, instead of just the steps to follow.
This allows them to identify the weaknesses in the standard approach and recommend valid improvements and changes to the system.
Coaching is usually more effective when provided to teams that work
together and need to share information.
Coaching is always more effective when provided to teams that work together and need to share information.
The scope of my coaching covers these areas –
- Defining quality
- Building a Vision-based business
- Identifying and understanding risks
- Estimating and planning quality engineering
- Metrics, measurements and KPIs
- Rapid process definition
- Estimating realistically
- Estimating and planning
- Monitoring and reporting
- Working through complexity and chaotic situations
Coaching Managers and Leaders.
Perhaps you’re a great entrepreneur, a brilliant engineer and a visionary product developer. Maybe you created a successful business or were rewarded for your skills with a promotion.
Now you’re a manager and circumstances have changed. You’re in unfamiliar territory. As part of your new responsibilities, you now find yourself managing others.
People are not machines
People don’t always do what you expect. They can be moody and unpredictable. They pretend to understand and do things they thought were a good idea.
To be effective, you need to be able to communicate clearly why things need to
be done. Your team members need to understand the consequences for the business, clients
and colleagues of not doing something correctly, completely or in a timely manner.
The idea behind coaching is not to solve your personal or psychological problems, but
to focus on the frustrations that you’re suffering as a manager, an executive, a team leader.
Make the change – get in touch today
Is your business at the crossroads? Is it approaching a time of change? Do you need someone at your side during this critical time – someone to contribute their experience, their common sense and their support? Get in touch today. It would be good to hear from you.