Business Coaching Solutions:
Helping business owners turn people into their biggest asset
Are people issues getting in the way of your business success?
Employees can be a business owner’s biggest heroes, or greatest villains.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes often face challenges when it comes to their employees. We hire them to help grow the business and to free up your time so you can do the tasks that will ensure your business remains competitive and viable. However, business owners can find that employees end up taking up more time than planned and instead of leveraging your time, they become one of the biggest headaches and frustrations.
I’ve highlighted below some common challenges that may cause business owners to seek out a business coaching solution. Things like – taking new employees on board but they leave just after you have trained them so you lose your investment; employees who don’t do the job they are paid to do or you don’t have any transparency or tools to manage their performance; and how to keep long term staff from becoming bored or burnt out, and they just seem to go through the motions – Do any of these resonate with you?
To help you think through these issues, I’ve provided a FREE download which is designed to get you thinking on how to implement better ways to run your business. As a business coach, I use these tools to help business owners better understand what the real problem is and to make it is easier to implement effective strategies to turn your employees from villains into heroes.
New employees not as passionate about your business as you?
How often do we get a new employee on board and they just don’t seem to get the basics about our business, or they are not switched on as to how important customer service is, or they bring their old job habits into your workplace?
Despite out best efforts during the interview phase, sometimes our new employees come aboard and after a while, we notice that their approach to work is not what we thought it would be. As business owners, we give them some latitude because they are new. Perhaps we also know we took a bit of a chance because you really need to fill a spot.
Imagine if I could help you have a process that gave you more certainty to onboarding and aligning new employees with what your business stands for. What if I could help you set out a win:win for your business and the new employee? I have created some tips in my FREE download which shares some processes that you can put in place to give you a better chance of retaining your new employee on your terms. Or if you’re sick of investing time with new employees that don’t stick around, then book a time with me to chat through some strategies that may help.
Not sure how productive your employees are and if they could do more, even though they say they are busy?
Many business owners talk to me about their frustrations with employees who say they are so busy they can’t possibly take any more work on. But when you do it yourself, you seem to be able to do 30% – 70% more in the same time. Or perhaps your profits aren’t growing despite an expanding workforce?
As we grow our businesses, we rely more and more on staff to do more of the work. We rely on them to look after our customers, to meet production or output targets, and deliver work on budget and on time. But as we grow, as business owners, you have less time available to show your team what is the required standard, you trust them to meet the benchmark. But sometimes these benchmarks get lost or are so vague, that people choose their own interpretation, or employees get a little bit lazy and bad habits creep into their daily routines. Without critical numbers that determine how your business is running, and where the minimum standard has been set, it is possible for a business to run off the rails without you even knowing it.
As your business grows, it needs more processes and tools that track performance – to allow you to set strategies and goals to improve outcomes, to set benchmarks that employees can strive for. It’s a two way interaction, for business owners to set goals and standards and for employees to commit to reach them. Your critical numbers create accountability, which also means there is a process to monitor performance and provide feedback. I have developed a quick checklist as a FREE download for you to determine some areas where you could work on to give you a process to get better productivity for your staff. Or if you’re not sure where to start, and how to work out what your critical numbers should be, then click the link below to book a call with me.
Wishing you had more staff to go above and beyond the call of duty?
When your business gets really busy, do you have employees who you can rely on to do all those extra things? Staff who use their initiative and are happy to provide leadership? Or is your team filled with people who don’t want to take on the responsibility and go home at the exact time for the end of the shift.
As a business owner, I love it when I have a staff member who I can totally rely upon. Someone who knows how hard I work and yet is prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty when asked. But unfortunately, these days it is getting harder and harder to find these types of employees. In the short term, we may work longer hours ourselves, but after a while we start to resent the fact that no else is stepping up.
When we have a mismatch of expectations between business owners and employees, sometimes we are not sure what to do next. As a Business Coach, my goal is to work with you to create a work culture that binds us all as a team but we need to do more than just lead employees by example i.e us as business owners working harder. I have developed a quick checklist as a FREE download that asks you some critical questions about your processes to align connection between staff and your business goals. If you need some help to work out what goes inside of these processes, please click on the link below to book a call with me.
Helping You Have More Success and Fulfillment
Regardless of how you got here, through my 40 years in business and coaching, I have found there are typically only a handful of reasons that business owners look for a business coach.
These tend to fall into four main categories and are associated with problems or frustrations of business owners that relate to Growth, Time, People or a need for an Adviser or independent sounding board.
Whilst I offer a range of business coaching services including one to one coaching, workshops and leadership development - the method comes second to the problem.
Is it one of these that has you looking for answers?
Have a look around and get in touch to find out the best coaching solution for your situation.