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15 Qualities You Should Look For In A Business Coach


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Do you have a great business coach? Are you looking for one? Here are 15 of the most important qualities to look for when seeking out and eventually building a relationship with a business coach.

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15 Qualities You Should Look For In A Business Coach

  1. 1. 15 Qualities You Should Look For In A Business CoachPresented By THIS PRESENTATION IS BEST VIEWED IN FULLSCREEN MODE. (Click on the below)
  2. 2. 1Friendship Builds a Mutual Relationship based on mutual respect. Look for someone who uses respectful dialogue. This could turn into a life long friendship. Even though this begins as a business relationship, in order to be truly effective, it generally goes beyond that phase because the coach learns as much from the client as the client learns from the coach.
  3. 3. 2TRUST Not everyone in todays society has a trusted advisor they can count on. Many people have ulterior motives when they are asked to help someone else. A great coach is someone you can trust and has true interest in your success and reaching your self-declared goals.
  4. 4. 3LISTEN A great coach really understands good listening is often taken for granted. The very best conversations and relationships involve our intentional listening- listening to learn, with a clear and quiet mind, not just waiting for our turn to speak. Listening is a great coachs gift to their client!
  5. 5. 4 INSPIRE A great coach helps create a vision and helps describe it. They will understand your passion and continues to inspire you by reminding you of your original passion and purpose.
  6. 6. 5 Experience A great coach should have years of experience and speaks your language. Their experience should not only bring an understanding in business, but more importantly, experience with people.
  7. 7. 6 A LS GO Many times goals are set too low requiring minimal effort to reach them, or too high where it becomes unrealistic to reach them. A great coach helps you set realistic goals that are achievable but requires effort to reach them.
  8. 8. 7MOTIVATION What drives you? What are you looking to achieve? It’s easy to be derailed when your goals arent reached quickly enough. A great coach defines your goals and breaks them down into small steps so that you can see successes along the way.
  9. 9. 8 organized A great coach provides organization & simplification. They help order thoughts and gives a formula for success and help develop a process to achieve whatever you want to accomplish. A great coach customizes the process to align with your needs.
  10. 10. 9 Cha llenge A great coach identifies challenges. Including ones that you may not even see which can prepare you for a smoother outcome. Remember, you dont know what you dont know!
  11. 11. 10 PATH A great coach develops solutions. They help develop a path out of the challenges at hand. A road map that runs interference and provides a clear path to achieve your vision.
  12. 12. 11 EXPECTATIONS A great coach is someone who helps guide expectations. They help you to understand your own expectations which tend to be influenced many times with over optimism. Reasonable expectations with early successes, victories and important milestones reached will take away the discouragement many find while navigating a difficult path.
  13. 13. 12GROWTh A great coach ensures your growth by challenging you. They move you out of your comfort zone with necessary steps and actions to achieve your goals and create scenarios and opportunities for you to be well rounded.
  14. 14. 13 MEASURE A great coach evaluates your performance. They develop a process that measures your performance. Constantly evaluating your performance with real time feedback gives you the opportunity to learn and trains you to solve your own challenges with a set of effective tools.
  15. 15. 14ACCOUNTABLEA great coach is an accountability partner. For your self-declared goals, a coach will provide constructive feedbackso that you can achieve what you set out to do. You are less likely to hold yourself fully accountable if you dontshare your goals with someone that is a trusted and objective partner.
  16. 16. 15 SUPPORT A great coach is supportive. They are always there for support even when there may not be anyone else that can see, believes in, or supports your vision.
  17. 17. Still looking for your own Business Coach? Email Judy Hoberman to set up a Free 30 Min Strategy Session.