What is a Coach

by Bob on April 10, 2010

Coach Julia Coach Julia

A coach is a caring source for pragmatic business feedback, options, and help.

They are a Mentor, an expert, a friend, a business brainstorm partner, and an accountability partner. A coach won’t let you set still long, they will  keep you moving along or show you where you’re stuck and tell you why.

Why a coach?

Why do people hire a coach?

They hire a coach because they are not getting what they want, after they have about given up.  When people realize that their business is driving them crazy, that’s when they usually want a coach.

  • Crazy = Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Ironically, a good coach is most valuable when your business is growing. No, not because they aren’t valuable when it isn’t growing. It’s just that  when your business is stuck  you are burned out, overwhelmed, often tired and resistant to change or help.

Sure! Get a coach when things aren’t working right in your business. It’s critical you change then! Just keep them during the growth time too, so you avoid future “ruts” and delays and you grow faster.

Give Um What They Need

What do you need when you hire a coach?

Top 10 Reasons you Hire a Coach:
You want someone to:

  1. Listen to the reasons it’s not their fault they are stuck. (Sounding board)
  2. Help them get unstuck (Coach and Friend)
  3. Tell it like it is, be pragmatic,  and  kick their butt when needed (Parent)
  4. Hold their hand, tell them what to do, and what to avoid (Expert)
  5. Help them put a plan together (Business Partner)
  6. Hold them accountable (Accountability Partner)
  7. Help them stay motivated to take action and make change when they are unsure (Coach)
  8. Encourage them and increase the belief in themselves (Cheerleader)
  9. Share in their change and success (peer and friend)
  10. Show them how to do more, to challenge them (Expert Business Coach)


You’d be surprised what people do when they first hire a coach!

They want their problems to instantly go away. They want no accountability for their actions or to take time to change and improve.

Often, those new to coaching whine! Yep. Whine! It’s natural, sorta. They are full of negative energy, frustration, and emotion – part of the process is to unload it, recognize, rebound, and move on. Whining and negative thinking is true, if you believe it to be!

  • If you believe you can, or you believe you can’t, you are right – Henry Ford
  • It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not – Unknown

The key to success in your business and the coaching process is belief in yourself!

Most people believe they are doing the right thing, but not getting the results they want. They want someone to tell them what they are doing wrong, what to change. They want someone to be there to help them do it, to support them as they start moving along in the right direction.

If you want to grow past your limiting beliefs or other business hurdles, consider letting us lend a hand!

Check out our coaching website!

{ 1 comment }

Believe It

by Bob on March 26, 2010

The power of your beliefs to keep you stuck is gigantic. Common fear: If I change my beliefs, I change who I am. Ask yourself…..is that necessarily a bad thing? Just think on all that you can be, all that you can do, all that you can give if you begin by believing it!



March 26, 2010

What limiting belief about yourself is keeping you from being, doing and having all that you envision? DIG DEEP! Until you make the first move, you won’t see the next step!

Read the full article →


March 26, 2010

Admittedly we live in challenging times. What would it be like if you refused to allow the behavior of others to spoil your day? Instead your behavior could brighten someone’s day…including yours!

Read the full article →


March 26, 2010

Do you often feel pulled in many directions? It seems that we live in a constant pull between the urgent and the important! So many things to do and so little time! Good and balanced choices today will make for a much better tomorrow! You choose!

Read the full article →

Attitude: Smiles

March 26, 2010

Hey check out your attitude! If you can’t be positive for yourself, you can never be positive with and for others. All change for good begins with you! Sending you smiles today!

Read the full article →

Attitude: Stinkin Thinkin

March 26, 2010

I must confess I am up against “stinkin thinkin” today. I am taking extra time and putting focused thought into being grateful for my many, many blessings! The only thing I can truly control in my life is my attitude and how I react to what comes my way!  If you could bottle and sell […]

Read the full article →

Action: Good Feelings

March 26, 2010

All the “good feelings” and vision in the world will not give you the changes you desire. Consistent and focused action will turn you dreams and your goals into the RESULTS you desire! What Right Actions will you take today to achieve your dreams and goals?

Read the full article →

Personal Value

March 26, 2010

Personal Value Why are you valuable? Where does personal value come from Where do you get your value? How do we learn why we are valuable?

Read the full article →

Make it a Habit!

March 26, 2010

Make it a Habit!

Read the full article →