During the entrepreneurial phase, the need to seek outside help may arise. Many times, this can come in the form of administrative, financial or marketing assistance. You may find yourself in need of a fresh, professional perspective on your business which is where a strategic coach can help. Investing in a person to help you navigate the ins-and-outs of how to effectively manage your brand to further success will be most beneficial to your brand.
Just as much as this is an investment, it is also a partnership. This means that you take as much as you give in your coaching sessions. Be open and honest in discussing the areas of your business that may need improvement. Do not be afraid to ask questions, the thoughts that you may have are probably common for your coach to answer.
If you do not know where to begin with a conversation, do not fear any longer. Below is a list of 25 potential topics to discuss with your coach:
- Expanding brand awareness
- Time management
- Creating an ideal client profile
- Fine-tuning your business statement
- Establishing priorities
- Modifying a business model
- Growing profits/revenue
- Marketing tactics for new products/services
- Setting realistic rates
- Enhancing productivity
- Proper employee training
- Organizational tactics
- Work/Life balance
- Cultivating effective relationships
- Celebrating success/Bouncing back from failures
- Handling difficult conversations
- Developing leadership skills
- Managing a crisis
- Team building strategies
- Creative planning
- Performance management
- Sharpening prospecting and closing skills
- Strategies for Inbound Marketing
- Overall accountability
- Reliable exit strategies for your business
Each point serves as a great starting point to get your strategic coach working for you. Even if you feel great about one specific area, be open to discussing it. Your coach will offer a fresh perspective on the subject and may have additional resources to take things to the next level. It is the responsibility of your coach to provide you with their expertise, so do not be afraid to jump into the conversation and receive the assistance that you need!
Share topics that you think need to be talked about with your coach in the comments below!