No one will deny that the last two years have been tumultuous in the business world. Challenges with the pandemic, chip shortages, supply and demand, cost of material and the lack of workers has caused many businesses to lose profits if not balance on the brink of closing. Many CEOs are scratching their heads and wondering how to pull out of the chaos that these past two years has caused. If you are one of these business leaders, you may want to consider hiring a business coach for this coming year. A professional business coach may be the best investment of your time and money and more specifically a coach that specializes in high performance coaching. A high performance coach will work with you and your company in these three ways:
1. Assessment and Strategy
A business can be found in one of three stages. It is either in Chaos, Stability or High Performance. The high performance business coach will walk you through a series of activities that will assess what stage you are in and work to develop the strategies needed to move forward towards high performance. Organizations in chaos have inconsistent results, they are focused on the short-term, working in crisis mode, have shifting priorities and lack of teamwork. The company that is stable will show consistent performance results, have basic process, structure and systems in place, clarity of goals and direction and consistent priorities. A high performance business shows excellent performance results, growth of new business opportunities, excellent process, structures and systems aligned with strategy, their people are highly empowered and involved and there is great communication among teams.
2. Personal and Business Goal Setting
Leading a business can be very time consuming and stressful. It can have both personal and professional repercussions that are not positive. Your life partner, peers, employees and friends may not always understand what you are dealing with and may even contribute to some of the stress you are under. There may be a lot of noise in your head that needs sorted out and having the ability to discuss with a coach can be beneficial. Having a confidential quiet time weekly to focus on setting priorities and determining realistic goals can be life changing.
A business coach has the ability to be objective and offer insight into what are your strengths and weaknesses as well as hold you accountable to the steps needed to accomplish established goals. You also have a safe environment to share your emotions and set a clear mind for remaining focused on the path ahead. A business coach may include assignments and activities that will keep you engaged as well as accountable to doing what is necessary to make changes that will benefit yourself and the company.
Make 2022 the year that your business and your personal life get on track for a successful, enjoyable and profitable year. Make the investment that will pay for many years going forward and hire a professional business coach.