Homeroom Small Business Solutions have been in business for over 10 years and throughout that time we have had business coaches helping us every step of the way.
We spoke to Kyle Oberndorf also known as Coach Kyle to find out what type of coaches are out there and the benefit hiring a coach can have on your business and life.
What does a business coach offer?
This totally depends on the coach, but it can range from planning to implementation to accountability to a friend that can help with your life and business issues and give you an outside set of eyes or different perspective.
What are the different types of coaches you can hire?
Life coach, Accountability coach, Human Resources coach, Financial coach, Marketing coach, Sales coach… of course, if you find a GREAT coach they will do all this for you in ONE package!
Coaches can bring you increased PROFIT, increased sales, increases in freedom of time and money, increased control over your TEAM, increased happiness, and less stress!
How to find the right one for you?
You will recognize a great coach from the first time you meet them. They are organized, detailed, congruent (they practice what they preach), they are motivating, inspiring, calming but most of all they will call you out on YOUR Bullshit! They are not afraid to tell you what is wrong and provide you with some guidance on how to make it better.
When should you start working with a coach?
When I started my coaching business over 6 years ago, after hiring a great bookkeeper, I hired a fabulous business coach to help me start and maintain the right path. I worked with him for 3 years before finding a different business coach as well as a life coach. As my business grew I found that I needed 2 different people to hold me accountable and to task in both my business and my life. Now 6 years into my coaching business I still have a business and life coach, as I believe that I must have coaches in my life to guide, mentor, lead, and be my sounding board. As a business owner, I found it stressful talking to my wife and friends because they didn’t have the experience or expertise that I truly needed and in many cases they allowed me to make excuses (which of course could hold me back).
Cost of a coach?
You get what you pay for! I have heard of coaches that charge as little as $50 per week for 1 hour, and as much at $1000/hour per week.
What to expect?
You get what pay for again, but you can expect things to take time to change for the better. If you have been in business for 5+ years you have 5+ years of crap to untangle and make right. This does NOT happen overnight.
You can also expect to be uncomfortable with the questions you are asked as you may not have the answers that you know you should.
Expect to see change and profit that you didn’t think was possible.
In MOST cases it’s the small details and changes that lead to MASSIVE wins for you and your business.
If you would like more information on business coaching contact Coach Kyle today.