The Business Edge Blog

June 29, 2010

3 Things A Business Coach Can Help You With

I thought it might be helpful to share with you some of the most recent issues I have been working on with my clients.  I’ll introduce you to the client and their issue:

Energetic Emma – Emma needed a topic to talk about, first in her BNI group, then to take on the road to chamber audiences, etc.  The goal is to educate her community about the work that she does.  It’s out of the mainstream, combining Eastern philosophies to treat physical ailments.  We brainstormed ideas and then AHA!  She discovered one that she was excited about and knew she could easily talk on the subject and incorporate her practice information without being “salesy”. 

Manager Mike – Mike received a letter from his commission based sales representative that he wanted a 50% increase in the commission structure or would be seeking someone else to represent.  I helped Mike formulate a response to the demand letter, expressing how appreciative he was of his work in the past, restating the commission structure in place.  A lot of emotional responses were processed with me so that the letter could be straight to the point.

Return to Work Wally – Wally suffered a brain aneurism and has spent a number of weeks in the hospital, rehab center, and is finally back home for the final stages of his recovery.  He is still in therapy sessions with the goal of returning to work soon.  His frustration is that the exercises don’t seem to relate to the work he needs to do when he gets back to the office.  As a Certified Bain Injury Specialist I’ve been working with his entire support team and employer to specifically target the occupational therapy sessions to the work he needs to do when he gets back to the office.

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  1. An investor told me that I needed a “business plan”. How does a business coach help me with that?

    Comment by tpmtech — July 13, 2010 @ 6:11 am | Reply

  2. If it was an investor asking for your business plan, they were looking for your analysis of the market as well as what your cost analysis is. They want to be assured that you have thought of every aspect of the business, have the background to be successful, and will be a low risk investment for their money. They will have a ROI – Return on Investment – in mind. If you do not have a convincing story that they will be provided with their original investment and more within a specified period of time, they will look for a better investment for their money.

    A business coach can help you develop a business plan to respond in advance to the questions that any investor will be looking for answers to. Many people think “it’s the numbers”. That is only a small part of what an investor is looking for. The text part of the plan can be as important, and even more important, than what you put down for the financial numbers. The numbers are a guess. Your backgroud, the reseach on the market and analysis outside of the numbers is what will give the investor confidence in you and your business.

    If you’d like to know more, give me a call.

    Comment by bizcoachholly — July 13, 2010 @ 7:17 am | Reply

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