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Starting or even growing your existing business can be full of obstacles. You could also be feeling stuck in your current job role, and are unsure how to move forward. A business or career coach will work with you to break down any barriers you may be facing. They will share their industry insights to help you reach your potential. The goal is for you to gain new perspectives and take actionable steps based on what they suggest.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or need help on developing a new direction for your business, we’ll connect you with the best coaches to help you do just that.

Choosing a Business & Career Coach

What to expect from an Executive Coach

Like with any form of coaching, an executive coach is there to act as a mentor to help you achieve your goals. More specifically, the goals relating to your business or career. The first step is to identify your aims and any stumbling blocks that you are currently experiencing. During the process, your executive coach will draw on their corporate experience to help you move forward.

Every executive coach will have a different approach to their work. However, the overall aim is to motivate and encourage your journey so that you can succeed professionally. Often, you’ll attend several sessions either in person or virtually to discuss your progress. Some require just a handful of sessions. However, some people prefer creating and maintaining a long-term relationship with their executive coach as they progress with their career.

What to look for in a Business or Career Coach

Your business isn’t just your livelihood, it’s the combination of your passion and ambition too. So when it comes to hiring a business or career coach, you want someone who shares the same determination for it to succeed.

Business coaches, often referred to as executive coaches, usually have a corporate background. Preferably, they will have real life experience in managing their own business too. This includes successfully overcoming challenges so that they can best help you overcome yours too.

Every business is different. However, the qualities to look out for aside from experience is someone motivated, knowledgeable, and firm when needed. You should leave each session feeling empowered, ready to make the necessary improvements.

Different types of Executive Coaching

Executive coaching is a broad definition that may cover several different approaches, depending on whether it’s for yourself or the wider business. You may be an employee looking to reach your potential within your job, or looking to go it alone with a new business venture. So it’s vital to select the right type of executive coaching for your needs.

  • Business Coaching - A business coach will help train and mentor you to become more successful. It is different from business consultancy where external teams will come in and make changes. Instead, business coaching is about giving you the tools to adapt your business model or strategy yourself, so that you fully understand what needs to happen. The aim is to create a long-lasting change in the business through the knowledge gained and the strategies you have developed with your coach.

  • Career Coaching - Feeling uninspired in your current job role? Want to go for that promotion, but don’t know how? Career coaching takes an individual look at where you are now and compares it with where you want to be. It will take into account things such as your personality, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. By identifying what is currently holding you back, your career coach will help you reach your potential in the workplace.

  • Personal Development - Personal development is a huge part of executive coaching. Whether you are an employee, are self-employed, or are the CEO of a large company - everyone can benefit from personal development. It can include everything from boosting your confidence to handling stress better. Or, areas such as public speaking and even improving your time management. If there are aspects that are holding you back in your business or job, then personal development will tackle these head-on.

  • Leadership Skills - Not everyone is a born leader. It could be you have been promoted to a managerial position or are aiming to be, but lack the skills or personal attributes to get there. Leadership skills will take a closer look at what is needed to manage a team. A great manager should possess confidence in their ability, but equally, not micromanage. They also need to be great coaches in themselves, which is why executive coaching that focuses on leadership skills can give you the tools you need to do just that. It may also highlight any areas of weakness so you can become the best version of yourself when it comes to your management style.

How to check an Executive Coach’s credentials

Various executive coaching programs exist, such as AoEC and INSEAD. However, what’s most important is that your coach has the real life experience of running a business. They must understand workplace procedure as well as the ins and outs of business so that they are best placed to coach you. While some executive coaches also work as therapists, the two are separate entities. Though, if you are also looking to work on your personal development, a coach who works across both areas may be of benefit.

Can I access Business & Career Coaching online?

Yes! This service is known as virtual executive coaching. What’s great about virtual coaching is that it’s more convenient versus travelling to a session after work. You can even get business or career coaching during your lunch break when accessed online. As business coaches are located around the world, virtual sessions may also mean you can access the very best professionals who otherwise would be out of reach.

Why is Business Coaching important?

Running a business can be very challenging. There are so many factors that could inhibit the success of a business, regardless of whether your company is a startup or is long-established. Business coaching invites an experienced but, crucially, a neutral individual to give you a fresh perspective on where your business is heading. It can act as much-needed support for any current issues you are experiencing.

Business coaching is also very useful for anyone considering starting a company too. Your coach will help you draw on your current personal strengths, as well as working on any weaker points to ensure you get off to a successful start. They will help you stay motivated so that your business becomes a reality, instead of remaining a pipedream.

How much do Business Coaches charge?

Pricing for business coaching will vary depending on if you require individual coaching, or whether you are looking for wider consultancy across the whole business. Some executive coaches may also charge more for individual sessions versus block sessions.

Should I get a Career Coach?

Career coaching is geared towards those who are ready to make actionable changes in their professional life. So, if you are ready to take your career to the next level, and are willing to listen and put the work in to get there, then yes.
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(PRICING BELOW) Do you want to become a senior leader or CEO? Would you like to stand out from the crowd when the opportunity arises? Do you feel at risk of a career plateau which does not represent your true potential? Have you already made it but experiencing a difficult transition, including in managing your work/life balance? If any of your answers to the questions above are YES then book a free call now through the 'book a call' link below. In the meantime copy and paste this link for a FREE assessment tool - where are you on your journey from Frantic to Fulfilled? https://alex-on88b4ei.scoreapp.com I am a qualified (level 7 diploma) and accredited (Senior Practitioner - EMCC) Leadership Coach and former CEO. I support others to think big, shatter glass ceilings and achieve beyond their wildest expectations. My clients include CEOs, senior and middle leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors. My coaching programmes include: • Middle to Senior: for middle leaders who want to stand out when the opportunity arises. • Next Stop is the Top: for senior leaders whose next job is as a CEO ‘if not here then somewhere’. • Leadership Excellence: for CEOs seeking specialist professional development now they are at the top. Pricing - my private rates are (all rates include VAT) 3 month programme - £1400 5 month programme - £2100 12 month programme - £4500 Other options available on request. Corporate rates are different. All programmes include ongoing support via email, voicemail and electronic calls between sessions.

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What do you love most about your job?

Seeing clients achieve their goals and ambitions, and then go beyond them!

It is a real thrill to watch clients grow in confidence and stature as they make progress. This could be you!

Leadership can be challenging, lonely and exhausting. Coaching and mentoring are the most powerful ways to support those with high levels of responsibility both to deliver at work and live their best life beyond.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Coaching helped me get to the top of my profession, thrive when I got there and then through a complete career change. I really believe in it!

I am very passionate about professional development, and wanted to use my experience gained elsewhere to support others in achieving their own dreams.

Why should our clients choose you?

If you commit fully to the process, and are prepared for a little stretch and challenge, you should expect to achieve beyond your goals.

Please look at my reviews and testimonials on my website for more information.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

My services are usually provided online/remotely. Some in person sessions are possible depending on location.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Operating remotely and avoiding face to face contact where possible and so desired.

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