The most successful athletes on the planet all have coaches. These athletes know how to run, jump, hit, tackle, throw, think, pursue, react, and much more. With all of the unbelievable skills that they possess it appears that they already know what to do, and, how to do it. Yet they ALL have coaches.
With this in mind, I then asked myself, “If business professionals want to be the best in their industry, why don’t they each have a coach too?”
After thinking about this for a while the answer finally occurred to me. It’s not that business coaching doesn’t work. It does. But business owners frequently avoid hiring a business coach because the coach is viewed as someone who will only bring strict accountability to the tasks that the business owner believes he or she has already mastered.
Prior to engaging our coach Barry Demp, I did not have the same view as other business owners regarding coaching. I saw tremendous value in having a coach, but I had trouble envisioning how I would be coached and what the process would be like.
Now, I am sure Barry would confirm that there were plenty of places to start with me, but here are a few examples of where we began in the coaching process for my business:
– How to communicate with my internal staff to achieve breakthrough results that they would TRULY buy into.
– When and how to revolutionize our client communication process to increase inbound new business requests and lower customer service requests.
– In what ways can I build barriers for competitor entry into our market space?
However, the best improvement that I have experienced as a result of working with Barry has been that he has never once asked me to change our processes, or stop doing what we know how to do in order to service our clients. Instead, he has challenged me and everyone in my organization to perform our tasks better than we ever have before using a methodical process for success.
So if you are the star performer on your business team and you are considering what to do next for your personal or company game plan. Consider asking yourself the following question:
If all top performing athletes have coaches, what could I accomplish if had one to help me execute my game plan?
Barry Demp is a highly-skilled business coach focused on the areas of leadership, management, coaching, team-building, networking, business development, communication skills, relationship building, motivation, time management, life balance, and goal achievement. He specializes in working with business owners, executives, coaches, consultants, and high-potential professionals by helping them significantly increase their productivity, profitability, and life balance.