Business Coaching By the Numbers

Posted by Chuck Kocher
On April 27, 2018

professional business coachWhen you’re a business leader certain numbers are very important. You track sales carefully, keep a close eye on revenues, and watch expenses like a hawk. There are a lot of different numbers that you monitor—because they give you an idea of how you’re doing. If you’re looking at the right numbers they can also tell you when changes are in order. A great business coach looks at those same numbers, but there are some additional numbers he or she also pays attention to. Here’s a quick look at business coaching by the numbers.

successful business coachingClient Achievements
This is probably the most significant number for me as a business coach. Helping clients reach their goals and experience success is really what it’s all about. For me, there is a huge amount of satisfaction that comes from helping clients identify where they want to go as a company and then make positive, measurable progress. If this doesn’t happen, all of the other numbers really don’t matter.

colorado business coachingClient Award Achievements
Sometimes my clients actually win awards within their industry for performance. They earn these rewards. They do the work. They get the recognition. As a coach, it’s rewarding to see that the progress these companies make isn’t just internal. Peers in their industry recognize their excellence.

certified business couchingProfessional Certifications and Accreditations
To be honest with you, it’s not the number of certifications and accreditations that a coach has that matter. It is important that your coach has knowledge, expertise, and training in key areas of business. It’s not enough to simply be good at business plans or creating a marketing strategy. Your business is more involved than that. If you want someone to help you scale up and grow, you want to make sure you have a well-rounded coach who can help you improve the various parts of your business.

coaching business clients

Clients and Global Clients
Let’s face it—in business, experience matters. Theories about business strategy and planning abound. Anybody can read a book and try to pass information on. What you really want is a coach who has actually taken multiple clients (in multiple industries and environments) through the steps that lead to significant, sustainable growth.

business coach speaking eventSpeaking Events
Chances are good that you’re not going to hire someone to help you grow your business just because he or she is a great speaker. Talking about growth is easy. Helping someone do it is hard. At the same time, someone who is repeatedly asked to speak about business growth has demonstrated a grasp of what’s necessary. And he or she obviously has the ability to communicate important information in a clear and applicable way.

experienced colorado springs business coachHours of Coaching
Once again, experience really does matter when it comes to helping someone grow his or her business. Transforming your company isn’t a quick fix. If you want to change things significantly enough that your company is ready for 10x growth, it’s going to take time. And it’s going to take someone with the expertise of having worked with others like you over and over again—with measurable results.

 

business coach resourcesResources Generated
A business coach doesn’t run your business for you. He or she doesn’t even tell you how to run your business. A good business coach works with you to create a better business. Part of that involves providing you with tools and information to help you make the changes you need to make. Over the past few years, I’ve published more than 300 blogs that offer help, encouragement, insights, and observations about the things you need to master if you want to transform yourself and your company so that you can experience exponential growth.

If you’re looking to improve the numbers for your business, make sure you take a look at your business coach’s numbers as well!

Speaking of numbers: If you don’t feel like your company is growing the way it should, here’s a quick assessment (it only takes 5 minutes) that will provide you with some numbers that can help you understand why.