What do I need a Coach for?

What do I need a Coach for?

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Indeed you might well ask that question!  How many people actually know or understand what a coach is or even what they do and why they would even want to have one?

So…. Let me try to explain in plain terms – just what I am saying a coach does and what coaching can do for you – either personally in your own life, career or business – at what ever level you operate at.

 

Do you need a coach?

No – not everyone NEEDS a coach, BUT successful people choose to have a coach often in their personal, career or business lives.

Why?

Because it has worked for them as it helps them to work towards and increasingly meet their goals to find more fulfillment in their lives – personally and professionally.

Ask people what it does for them having a coach and all will probably come back with similar answers:

  • Keeps me focused and on track,
  • Finds the blind spots,
  • Makes me feel accountable to myself in what I am doing and direction I am working in.

Sometimes people just need a coach to help them gain knowledge and information that is very specific for their need i.e. a business coach, or performance career coach etc.

Sometimes it’s even to find new resources that they need – and even more so it is often to find out what is STOPPING you from accomplishing or becoming the successful person, getting a job opportunity or business that you want in your life.

Who needs a coach?

Coaching is used often by people who are time restrained – they do not have the time to:

  • sit and do courses,
  • read up on things,
  • research etc and the list goes on

But they are also up to being challenged on what they do and why they do it.

I know in my coaching experience, asking those simple but hard hitting questions are the ones that often just open the road up for development and drive for the client I am working with.

Often I hear people saying to me:

  •  no I do not need a coach or coaching at the minute
  • it’s not really for me
  • it’s a waste of money
  • I am my own coach.

Did you know that Richard Branson, like many major big business players and owners has on average 5 business coaches and mentors for himself.

Now why would he need them and you do not? What makes it different for him?  His coaches are not his every day staff – but hired for what do they do for him:

  •  Ask hard hitting, challenging and thought provoking questions – the why factor
  • Why you doing what you doing?  Why you do it like that? What is the pay off for you, your business, your employees, your profit margin, your outcomes, does it link to vision of company, or yourself or where you want to be.
  • Keeping you on target, on focus and in line with ultimate goal of where you want you or your business to go.
  • Prioritizing your work, looking for the blind spots and asking what changes you are going to make and how going to make them to keep you on target in focus of where you ultimately want to go or where or who you want to be.
  • Discuss changes that need to be made – I am a very honest coach in that I say it as it is – I do not give people flannel on what I think they want to hear.
  • When people tell me they do not need coaching or a coach and have few or any clients and business not doing well – my response is if you had a coach it would help you find out why you are NOT being a success – then once you on road to success you would only need a coach or coaching if and when need it for getting to next level of success.
  • Often the blocks to people becoming successful are themselves. Another blog another issue to cover.

But also what steps need to take place for them to get to end goal or vision or dream – what changes need to happen to them and to their business if it involves their career or business.  Sometimes it has nothing to do with their career or business that stops them from being successful but they themselves and their own internal issues.

Coaching is NOT is counselling

Some people do have an illusion coaching is about counselling a person.

It is most definitely not!

I often refer my clients onto counsellors that they can contact outside of my sessions.  Coaching is about dealing with here and now, future plans and how to go about doing them and getting the goals, dreams and ambitions that you want.

But sometimes things from the past that shape how we view our lives, think and behave may need to be resolved – but not in a coaching session.

So now you have a bit of an insight into what do you need a coach for?

My last question would be – do you need a coach?

Contact me: sharonjardine@sljassociates.co.uk – head over to my FB page for more information and updates on how coaching can work for you.

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success is the sum of small efforts

Coaching is about lifting you, your career and/or your business up to the next level – doing it as others that are successful entrepreneurs and business people do.

Top athletes, top teams, top anyone has a coach and uses coaching to get them to their goals, ambitions and dreams faster, more direct and with more defined clarity than those that do not.

Making the change to having a coach will have an impact on all areas of your life.  You are in control and you lead on the change.  All a coach does is help you `see` how and where the opportunity for change can take place.

Are you ready to start seriously striving for success?

That is what you need a coach for!  Get in touch!

So you want to create a successful Business?

How to create a successful Business?

successful business - bigger than excusesSo you want to create a successful Business?

If only the answer was so simple and straight forward.  I have found this the most difficult and thought provoking aspect to the whole process of setting up my own business and running it.

The early days of any business is difficult but crucial:

  • business plans,
  • funding,
  • insurance,
  • tax,
  • registration as self employed or setting up as Ltd company, CIC or Ltd by Guarantee

Its a nightmare, scary, necessary and there are so many out there offering `free` advice and guidance, courses and set up support.  It all becomes a whirl wind and a bit mind blowing!

But the first year passes in a haze – to network or not to network that is the question – what to read first, sign up for this course, sign up for that help and support, call myself small business, entrepreneur or director.  The list goes on – and time flys by.

But still the question I will ask is this:

Have you really created a successful business?

  • Is it working for you?
  • Are you happy about the direction you are going?
  • Are you ready for that success?
  • Does it look anything like what you thought it would be like?
  • What next?

Creating a successful business – what next?`

See now comes more and more questions – but not necessarily the answers to go along side those questions.  This is now the phase of no return.  Set up and operating is all well and good – but what happens next?

I see all these networking events, business advisors and organisations – let us help you in your set up and get you going…

But 12 months down the line, 18 months later – what happens next?

Have you created a successful business?

Is it earning you a living?

What is success even?

Big questions and not necessarily lots of answers.

SO… my next step is now to work on this with you for the next 12 – 18 months, filling in the gap of where others are not.  Using my coaching skills and expertise, knowledge of running my previous work and projects successfully from a business style approach and running my own companies successfully as they are today.

Taking the next step

create a successful business - the door is opening

Open the door to a successful business! Coaching will help you succeed

Taking a small start up business to the next step – a potential growth and growing business – to the size and scale you want it to be.

If you are happy to be a small very localised but profitable business in your local community then that is not an issue or a problem.

But if you have designs and desires to grow regionally, nationally or even internationally, that is where the taking your dreams to a new level comes in.

This for me is the next step for my business www.sljassociates.co.uk

The SLJ Facebook page now comes into its own.  Over the coming weeks and months I will be working on bringing online and offline courses, seminars and workshops to assist people to do just that – take the next step to a successful business.

Why not come and join me and find out how you can reach for the stars and fulfil your dream in creating your business into the success you dreamt it to be!