Do You Need a Business Coach in Your WAHM Life?

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Have you ever thought about working with a business coach? For some people who work independently online, this is considered a must-have expense to keep them on track, focused, and moving toward a bigger goal.

A business coach can look at your business from a neutral third party perspective. They can help you see what you’re doing well and what needs to be improved upon. A good business coach will be honest with you and will offer suggestions and advice that will help you become a better business owner. Many people claim to have increased their income after just a short time working with a coach.

Be cautious before investing in a business coach, though. Anyone can set up a website and call themselves a coach. Do some research to see if this person has any real world experience; have they created a successful business? Do they know the steps it takes to be successful? You can also ask for a complementary session. If you don’t feel that you have a good conversation with this person, look for another coach.

Different coaches have different ways of working with clients and you’ll want to find one that is best suited to what you need. I think the key to business coach relationship success stories is that those people found the right coach for them at that point in their journey. Working with the right person is a huge deal. And it won’t always be the same throughout your career path.

You may feel loyal and committed to a coach, that’s part of having the right person, but at some point you may outgrow their scope of expertise and you’ll choose a new coach. Chances are your coach is going to recognize this point and they’ll likely even suggest a new coach based on your business needs when the time comes.

I do know a few awesome people who offer coaching services, but I’m actually going to refrain from making a specific recommendation here because I don’t want to sway you in your decision. Everyone’s business is different and everyone is at a different point in their WAHM life, so it’s hard to say “go to this person, they’re great,” and feel like I’m giving you the right recommendation.

Instead I’d like to suggest that you ask around, talk to people in your area of work and ask if they’re working with a coach, maybe test out a group coaching option, read some blogs of people that offer business coaching and see if they’re a good fit for you. Maybe buy a special report or other product they offer to see if their content and style match up with your ideas.

If having a coach is not something you’ve considered before and you’re at a point where you feel stuck, a coach can help you get over that hurdle and on to the next stage of profitable business. Take some time with your decision and choose what’s best for you.

About the Author - Loretta Oliver

Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four boys ages 15 to 19, has been working from home full time since 2001, starting out working for others and gradually moving into working for herself. Now she has busy transcription service business, a few niche blogs, a podcast for virtual assistants, and a host of other internet marketing projects on her virtual resume. You’ll find her tidbits of creativity everywhere when you visit Loretta online, from her cross stitch website to her social media profiles, all with a dash of snark and a speckle of humor.

 

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