If you have a business in Australia, particularly in busy Melbourne, choosing the right business coach is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a business owner. The mentality that failures need coaches is very much old school. If you think about it Olympic athletes have sport coaches, successful coaches have singing coaches and CEOs of national companies have life coaches and business mentors. In fact, if you were to ask some successful individuals what occurred for them to be where they are today, you may be surprised to learn that most of them have received some sort of help from a mentor or coach. The point is it is okay to have a coach.

Pursuing Success in Business
You would never enter business to fail miserably, would you?! One of the reasons why someone would start a business would be to achieve personal freedom, whether that is financial freedom or being able to control how they spend their time. Once they start down that path, they then realise they are on to something much bigger; something that is far beyond their own success.
The path to success can be a very personal one and is different for everyone, so the assistance you receive from your business coach in Melbourne needs to be unique to you and your business. This will mean the people and coaches you surround yourself with need to fit in what you and your business needs and wants. It’s at this point that choosing the right business coach is critical.
A Good Business Coach Will Work by the Numbers
The first thing that people will do when looking for a business coach in Melbourne is to find someone who they like; someone who is nice and says kind things about them. These people are often referred to as ‘Yes Men’. These are the people who are always agreeing with you and telling you how absolutely fantastic they are. It was these people who would hide all the bad news which could do irreparable damage to your company. The good news is that a business coach, even in Melbourne, is never a ‘Yes Man’. The best way for a business coach to conduct themselves would be to be supportive to your business and use the numbers and relevant metrics to highlight what isn’t working and help you apply necessary strategies to get you back on track and get the right results.
Speaking With Them
All great business coaches are inspired by the success of their clients. They are driven to get the best results for any business owner wanting to succeed. If they happen to publish or advertise a phone number, pick up the phone and give them a call.
Finding the right business coach in Melbourne isn’t something that will happen overnight. You will need to dedicate the necessary time and consideration as it is an important relationship for your business. Furthermore, you might want to open your mind to the thought that you and your business need more than one coach because of the specialised nature of your business’ industry.
These things can be determined in a one-to-one conversation and will help expose and give you greater clarification about what’s important to the type and style of business coach that is best suited to you.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to editor.webposts@gmail.com.

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