So… what is it REALLY like to work with a business coach?
I encounter a lot of people who don’t understand how a business coach is different than a life coach or executive coach. If you’re one of them, you’re probably thinking, “you coach people, not businesses, right?”
As a business coach, I generally work with people who have bottom-line responsibility -- I am in the business of business. In a confidential trust-based relationship, my clients and I focus on time, team, and money to work smarter – not harder – to grow profitably. Does that have an impact on their lives? Absolutely! They are in a much better position to achieve their professional and personal goals. By focusing on the business, the other results follow.
How would we work together? We start with a free, no-obligation, consultation to see what your needs are and whether I am the right person to help you address them. Generally, this starts with a 15-20-minute phone call, and if it makes sense, a one-hour meeting. If I feel like you will get a return on investment of your time and money, and you get the impression that I can add value to your efforts, we agree to start working together.
As a FocalPoint coach, I use a world-class, proven methodology that can be customized to your needs and budget. Generally, once we get started, we schedule a regular time to meet in person or via videoconference. You will receive a short assignment in advance of our meeting, to stimulate your thinking and guide our discussion; most weeks it will take no more than 15 minutes. We will talk about challenges, brainstorm solutions, and identify action items – all at your pace. Then we track those action items and celebrate wins and make adjustments, as needed.
Coaching can be done one-on-one, or in small groups (from different organizations, or in the same management team). Both formats can be very effective. The process is generally the same, although the pacing and session times vary. I want to do what works best for YOU.
YOU MAY BE WONDERING...
Isn’t coaching expensive?
It is imperative for me that all of my clients realize a strong return on investment of their time and money. The intent is that the bottom-line results you realize should more than pay for the coaching. My services range in price depending on your needs and the nature of our collaboration. You may face a larger cost by NOT hiring a business coach, by missing opportunities to achieve your – and your business’ – potential.
How long do I have to commit to coaching?
We will do this as long as you want to! There is no contract, just a month-to-month commitment. If you decide to stop, I request the courtesy of 30-days’ notice. You pay me at the beginning of each month.
What if I’m not sure I need a business coach?
That’s the beauty of our mutual qualification process. In less than 20-90 minutes, you and I will decide whether or not to try to work together! There is no obligation to commit, and I am not the kind of person who does high-pressure selling – so don’t worry! This is actually the lowest risk investment you can make in yourself, your business, and your career. Why WOULDN’T you explore the opportunity?
How do I get started?
Contact me! You can call me at 478.461.2690 or email LBrennan@FocalPointCoaching.com. We’ll set aside some time to talk by phone about your situation and decide if and how to go from there.