A Step By Step Guide To Self-Coaching

Self Coaching

Empowering business owners to enjoy the benefits of business growth without the need of a coach.

Coaching is a partnering with a business owner in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which has become more and more popular in today’s challenging economy. An additional challenge to some business owners is not being able to afford a business coach. This is where self-coaching becomes beneficial to overcoming personal and professional challenges.

Self-Coaching enables business owners to move forward in addressing their business growth challenges without incurring huge costs. We each have the ability to learn, grow, and implement business growth strategies with the right training, tools, resources, and support. You are an expert in your own life and work and therefore self-coaching is certainly an option you can consider.

The advantages of self-coaching include:

  1. You improve your current business skills.
  2. You get the opportunity to learn additional business skills.
  3. You can learn and apply what you have learned in your own time.
  4. You get to figure out some things on your own which further improves your problem-solving skills.
  5. You get to maintain control of your own success while nurturing the coach within.
  6. Your confidence, self-esteem, accountability, and creativity will improve.

While this certainly does not diminish the value of having a coach, it certainly is effective with the right training and support, when required.

Here is a quick and easy step by step process that can help you to effectively start self-coaching:

1. Complete the gap analysis to determine if there are gaps between where you are and where you want to be. Download the Gap Analysis Here!

Completing the gap analysis exercise will help you determine if any form coaching would be beneficial to you and your business. Once you have established that there is a gap, you can decide on what form of coaching to implement.

2. Identify the right training.

Once you have identified the areas requiring attention, you need to do some research into what is offered and if it aligns with your needs. The Business Growth Network Online Academy may be a good place to start.

3. Does the training selected allow self-coaching?

Not all training available is suitable for self-coaching especially if it does not accompany workbooks. you will find that the Business Growth Network Online Academy provides workbooks and more. The tutorial videos teach you a business growth strategy which is then further enforced by the accompanying workbook.

4. Is it cost-effective?

One of the main benefits of self-coaching is the ability to keep costs down so you may want to carry out some comparisons with other programs available. Be sure to compare the content as well as the price so that you are certain you have made the right choice based on all the relevant information and not just because it is cheaper.

5. What support is provided?

This is an important consideration because even though you are self-coaching, you may still come across a stumbling block or two along the way. At this stage, you would need to be able to contact the training provider for clarity. The Business Growth Network Online Academy provides email and telephone support on their courses. You are ready to get started now but, do bear in mind a few things. Self-Coaching is not easy as it will require patience and practice and you need to keep the motivation and momentum going. Setbacks will be inevitable but view them as learning rather than failures. If followed with dedication, self-coaching could be a solution to most coaching needs and can decide along the process if you require a coach’s assistance when you get stuck. if not all. How well it will serve you, depends on how committed you are to do the work required to implement what you have learned.

Carlos Batista

Carlos Batista

Business Turnaround Specialist

Founder of Business Growth Network – South Africa

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