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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Advantages of a Business Coach

The June 2007 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine has an article about the considerations and advantages of engaging with a business coach:

Key take-aways:

  • Coaches can help employees keep the big picture in mind and stay on track toward goals as well as master new techniques.
  • Unlike trainers, who may come in, put on a seminar and leave, a coach is typically hired for an engagement of up to several months.
  • Each month, the coach meets a couple of times or more for an hour or two with each employee and is available for consultations as needed.
  • One-on-one work distinguishes coaches from trainers.
  • Coaches are also more like mentors in that they encourage and monitor improvements.
  • Seeing results from coaching can take longer than you originally envisioned.

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