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There any many benefits to hiring a business coach. There are even more benefits if that coach is trained in Systems Thinking!
You won’t be alone. Being a leader can be a lonely job. We sometimes think of leaders as “lone wolves” but there’s examples of many leaders from Musk to Zuckerberg who seem to work solitarily but in actuality, have trusted advisors. With a coach by your side, you can confidently discuss issues and get unbiased advice from someone who knows you, your business and has external experience. A coach provides the confidential, safe space to talk about problems and challenges you are facing. A coach listens.
You'll define the kind of leader you want to be. Coaches that are trained in Systems Thinking will ensure that you set a long-term goal for the type of leader you want to become in the future. Your decisions should all support that goal.
You’ll go outside your comfort zone. A coach will encourage you to try things outside of your usual realm of experience. They will give you the push to step outside your comfort zone and try some new behaviors or move your business into a new area. They ensure you don’t stay in your comfortable rut!
You’ll find clarity. A coach can help you define what is important to you and your business. With this clarity you can decide which opportunities make sense in the long term. It’s an amazing time-management tool. Thinking into the future, which is strategic thinking, is a talent that every leader needs.
You’ll get feedback from someone who isn’t afraid of you. Professional athletes have a coach – someone who tells them what it’s really like. A business coach does the same thing. They give you honest feedback on your plans or ideas so that you can correct yourself and “win”. Some leaders find it uncomfortable to receive feedback, but if it is seen in the context of where you want to be as a leader it is much easier to take.
You’ll see the big picture and the details. A coach with The Systems Thinking Approach® background helps you look at the entire system, the relationship between the pieces, the interaction with the external environment, plus the pieces. You see both the forest and the trees! Seeing both the strategic direction and the path to get there helps you make better decisions, lead more effectively and lower the chance of problems popping up.
You’ll increase your confidence. A coach provides advice based upon successes from their experiences or from their clients. This means when you are trying something it’s already been tried and is more likely to succeed. This boosts your confidence level.
You’ll make more money. A good business coach will help you solve problems, lessen unknown consequences and increase communication. All these lead to making more money. Simple.
You’ll be held accountable. With a coach you plan for important actions and discuss the outcomes. This review itself is powerful for leaders who might procrastinate taking some of those “hard steps.” If you see your actions in the context of where you want to take your business then you're more likely to push yourself to take that action before your next coaching session.
You’ll learn new skills. A good coach will give you mini-lessons so that you gain and apply new skills. These are more tailored than any workshops because they are what you need when you need it.
You won’t get stuck. With a coach you’ve got someone to run ideas past when you don’t know what option to take. They’ll give you unbiased recommendations and encourage you to move forward. Because even small movement in the right direction is better than no movement.
Become the leader that people want to follow!
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