A couple of years ago I started Forward One Business Coaching with the desire to help small business owners accomplish their objectives. I hired my own coach, invested in a system/licensed content and started full steam ahead.
As I talked with business leaders I found that they really wanted more help than coaches were providing. Practical implementation, not just exercises and assignments.
Here are a few examples of comments I hear from business owners:
The question I wrestled with, was, what I am I doing that’s any different from other coaches.
6 months passed and I realized I needed to make some changes. I seemed to be failing as a coach but didn’t know why. After discussing it with my coach we agreed that the system and approach I was using simply wasn’t working for me and I decided to make a course correction.
Here are the changes I made and the 3 reasons why you may want to work with a Consulcoach.
Hands On (as needed)
Everyone knows that the coach is supposed to stay on the sidelines not get in the game themselves. Many of my clients however, need more capacity. So, I decided to roll up my sleeves and offer to jump in and help. While it takes more of my time and causes my business to be less scalable, my clients appreciate it and I am having a blast. If you want the best of consulting, coaching & contract help then it’s time to consider a Consulcoach.
I reduced my rates to be more accessible to smaller business owners and those who can not afford big consulting fees or monthly premiums.
Most Coaches position themselves as a high value investment and are experts at promoting themselves. That’s why they can charge $3-5k/mo and get people to pay it.
I’ve never been as good at self promotion but thought that if I charge a fair monthly rate It would give me the opportunity to work with great leaders that I really enjoy working with and not have to chase the money. I get an invisible paycheck as we are successful together. That means more to me than money in the bank..
Invested In the Organization
Coaches seem to be able to to separate themselves from the outcome of the businesses they serve. By providing the expertise and coaching it is the client's responsibility to deliver the results. If it doesn't work out, they simply add another client.
Because I can only work with a few leaders at a time I become much more involved in the business and it’s success. If things are not going according to plan I feel the organization's pain. Yet, since I’m not employed by the company, I can maintain a clear mind and keep things moving in the right direction.
Let me ask you a few questions:
I you answered yes to any of these questions then you will probably benefit from Cosulcoaching. I’d be happy to meet with you to learn more about your business and determine if we could benefit working together. To schedule an online appointment you may do that here.
Dwight Grant is a seasoned businessman with over 30 years of leadership experience. He lives in CO where he enjoys whitewater rafting, mountain biking and spending time with family.