Today the market is flooded with business coaches and coaching programs. This article is about How to find the top business coaching programs on the Gold Coast.

The term business coach is very vague and there are a lot of ineffectual business coaches around so these ideas should help you find the right one for you:

Business coaches need to show how they work by showing themselves in action

This means that before you commit to a coaching program you need to:

  • Have a Proper Free Consultation

This does not mean listening to them tell you what they can do. They need to break it down and walk you through all the steps and things they will do to reach the goal you have set.

You just do not need someone who is good at giving a textbook, lecture, if that’s what it feels like, keep looking. If the answers they give are the same for everyone say goodbye.

A good business coach needs to access your strengths and weaknesses and go through your business plan. If you do not have a proper business plan then that is where you need to start. If you have not formulated a good business a plan you will be running blind

  • Do They Ask You a Lot Of Questions about “You” and your Business

A good business coach is also a good listener, they ask questions and listen to your answers, but also listen for what you aren’t saying. They then find solutions to your situation, even for things and questions you did not know you needed the answers for. They are there to find solutions to problems you can’t.

If your coach does all the talking and is not a good listener then they have probably already decided that one methodology they have used in the past fits all so are not interested in trying anything new, so look elseware

  • Do You Feel Your Personalities Are Well Matched, Do You Feel a Trust in Them

In order for you to get the best from a business coach you need to be able to open up to them and be “vulnerable” (not brutalised). It is necessary for you to allow yourself to take constructive criticism. You need someone who will be honest and tell it as it is. You need to be open and find some common ground. If your prospective coach is impersonal or closed and you do not feel comfortable, move on

You are not looking for a bosom buddy, you are looking for a business mentor, someone who has been there and helped others.

  • Ask About Others They Have Coached That You Can Talk With

If they do not have any past successes them what makes them think they can help you.

You need to make sure that the coach you select can do the job so references are a must

 

How to find top business coaching programs on the Gold Coast is a matter of talking with other people that have done similar courses or been coached by the same coaches. You need someone who has business experience and coaching experience. Someone you’re comfortable with and you can trust.