Coaching for teams and businesses is rapidly being seen as a keystone for successful business. Recently Bend Entrepreneur reported that, "Hiring a personal business coach has a proven track record for high returns on the investment". CBS MoneyWatch columnist Robert Pagliarini recently wrote that "hiring a personal business coach returns about 300% on the initial investment". To add to that, Harvard Business Review states, "our research shows that treating employees like the assets they are—by investing in their development—boosts returns over the long term."
--Leadership for Managers and Owners---
Managers become inspiring leaders when they invest in leadership development. Coaching allows business owners and managers to not only learn & develop a new leadership skill set, but it helps them get in touch with their own "inner coach". When they have a connection to this "inner coach" they confidently and decisively take action to effect change in themselves, their business & the people around them.
According to a Mercer consulting survey, 1/3 of U.S employees are so dissatisfied at work that they are thinking of leaving their jobs. Consider this; is it possible for unhappy, unmotivated and disengaged employees to offer exceptional customer service or develop exciting, innovative products that move your business forward? No. It's not possible. That’s why it is up to you as leader to satisfy what Emerson called a person’s “chief want:” someone who will inspire us to be what we know we can be. Coaching with me will develop you into that kind of leader, and the change in the people you lead will be so incredible that it will hardly seem real. I've witnessed the results of inspiring leadership - and they are close to what some might call, "miraculous'.
---Empowerment for Teams---
High preforming team's don't happen by accident. Improving productivity by improving relationships is now a known method, backed up by data from 100's of companies.
When workplace teams are out of balance they create drama, loss of productivity, decreased profits, miscommunication, and apathy. Balanced teams create innovative results in record time with extraordinary outcomes.
If your team, management, or employees struggle with lack of ownership, gossip, indifference, loss of productivity, role confusion, loss of vision, or blame - you have an unbalanced team. Unchecked, unbalanced teams can corrode a business and leave lasting scars on the relationships of the individuals involved.
In addition to being a highly trained leadership coach, I have successfully launched, built and sustained 3 small businesses of my own. I know what it takes to create core group dynamics, get a buy-in from your employees and customers, follow your business plan, and exceed your income expectations.
I can work with you, your management, and your team of personal to build solidarity, increase accountability, develop healthy conflict skills, establish fantastic communication., and increase joy and cooperation in the workplace.
Here are some key questions to ask yourself:
· Is your business or organization achieving it’s optimal performance? (with ease?)
· What is the level of your customer satisfaction? (Are you thinking transaction-based or transformation-based?)
· What is the level of conflict/gossip in your business? (Does the culture of your business 'lift-up' employees & clients?)
· Does your staff take personal accountability for the success of your business or organization? (Are they personally "bought-in" to your company culture & goals?)
· Do you have clearly defined goals and plans? (The clearer you can see the target, the easier it is to hit!)
· Are you operating from a place of competition (lack), or are you focused on collaboration (abundance) within your marketplace?
Business Coaching is effective, and can be tailored to the needs of your business. Contact Mindy today to get a free consultation for your business.
Here are some examples of the kind of situations that our clients have overcome during our coaching relationship.
Client Profile #1
Sam has worked for someone else his entire life, but recently he has been thinking about opening his own business. However, the path from Employee to Entrepreneur feels a bit intimidating to him. Sam feels lost knowing where to start with the 'nuts and bolts' of starting a business, like understanding how to write a business plan and what kind of insurance he needs. Sam also doesn't know how to manage all of the inner stuff that comes up when he thinks about going out on his own, like; What if he fails? What if people think his services are worthless? He wonders if he has the confidence and the skills it takes to go out and sell himself. He loves the idea of working for himself, but the reality of doing it seems pretty overwhelming.
Client Profile #2
Jessica is a successful small business owner. Her business is taking off and it's time for her to step into the next level of growth as an owner. In order to do this she has to let go of some of the things she has been in charge of and trust others to retain the standard and personality of her business. She has hired a few employees, but finds that although she is initially excited, she is continually upset and disappointed about how they do things. Plus, there is one hire she's made that seems to 'show her up' & actually seems to be better at her business then she is. She feels frustrated, somewhat threatened - and ashamed that she can't do it all. All this is happening - and she still has a business to run. She feels overwhelmed and powerless to successfully navigate this next stage of growth for her business.
Client Profile #3
Ed runs a large corporation. Recently they bought and merged with a smaller company. Ed knew there were going to be a few bumps in the road but it's been months now and the employee's of the company that they took over are still disgruntled. In fact, their negative attitudes are starting to spread to personal he had before the merge! He's tried everything from 'being nice' to writing people up - but nothing is working. Moral and productivity are dropping at an alarming rate, and he's not sure how to change that trend.
Client Profile #4
Emily is the new manager of a mid-sized local business. All of her staff as been with the company for an extended period of time. While everyone knows how to do their jobs, there is one employee who is toxic to the work environment. She has spoken with the owners about getting rid of this person, but they don't consider that an option. The rest of her team dreads coming to work when they have to work with this person. She has noticed a general sense of apathy and contention with the team. She wants to build a dynamic inspired team, but she's not sure how to get there with this one person 'in the way'.
EQ and the Workplace
Emotional Intelligence, known as EQ or EI, is a strong indicator of the level of success one can attain in life, both in the personal and professional realms In the past, IQ, or Intelligence Quotient was the standard indicator of intelligence and probability of success in life and business. However, new research suggests that IQ is not as realistic a factor in predicting success as once thought. This has lead researchers to discover that a better predictor of success is found with a higher level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
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Coaching is focused on self-reliance & permanent change. This is a primary reason why coaching is seeing so much success in businesses world-wide. When a client invests in coaching, they learn new skills which enables them to BE a different way. This natural shift in 'being' leads them to increasing success with little external effort.