Client Work. Brain Dumps. Time Blocks. Networking. These are all things you might have heard that are things that you should be doing when it comes to growing and succeeding in your Virtual Assistant business. But is that all you should be doing?
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Probably not. Other things to consider would be courses to skill build – there are great ones out there that are nearly free. The other idea is to find a Business Coach to work with to grow and professionally develop.
How do I know if hiring a business coach is the right decision? Well, you could be struggling in your business – be it in direction, growth, or next direction. A Business Coach is a handy resource that can help you strategize your next steps. One of the biggest and best investments I’ve continuously made for my business is working with different coaches.
How Hiring a Business Coach Can Help You Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business
A business coach can help you plan, decide if your ideas are the next logical steps in your business, and they can be your accountability partner as well – to make sure you are taking all the steps needed to implement those goals.
A Business Coach is also a great cheerleader to have in your corner. They can help you find focus (if you are needing to find more direction and less generalization). They can help you find balance when you struggle to find a happy medium between family/personal life and your business – as we all know, running a business can be all-encompassing.
As you can see, there are many reasons why hiring a Business Coach is a great idea – but the big thing to remember, outside of the investment (which sometimes can be large), you need to make sure you are coachable. You need to be open to suggestions, guidance, and possibly constructive criticism if you are wanting to not only gain success from the help but be able to grow and learn from the experience of another.
Choosing the Right Business Coach For You
Not all Coaches are the same. Make sure you interview each one to see if you have a connection; check the testimonials to see how others have made out with the coach you are interviewing. As for references even. Take the necessary steps that you need to, to make sure this person is the right fit for you.
One of the best things I’ve ever done that resulted in a good investment is watching the person’s content for a month or two first. I want to make sure that their brand values, messaging, personality, and everything aligns with me. The best way to do that and feel confident in your investment is to be in their world for a bit before making an investment. Sign up for their email list, grab all of their free resources, stay up to date with them on social media, etc.
The decisions I made to invest in a coach or mastermind where I didn’t do this first didn’t exactly work out and obviously weren’t a great fit for me, so do your due diligence!
Also, make sure that you ask if, during the process, you are unsatisfied or find that there isn’t a fit, then you have an out as well. This will help prevent paying for something when the value isn’t there – but that doesn’t mean quitting either.
The other thing to remember is don’t put yourself into large debt when hiring a coach if you don’t have the means to pay for it. Make sure you are gaining the support you need in the financial position you are in. Maybe to keep the costs lower, find a coaching group program if you can’t afford the one-on-one training yet.
These are all suggestions that might make getting a Business Coach more obtainable, regardless of where you are in your business.
If you hire a business coach, what things would make the experience more enjoyable? One-on-One? Access via email, Voxer, Facebook group? I would love to hear what you would need to make the business relationship a success. If you’d like to learn more about my 1:1 coaching packages and live group programs, head over to this page on my website to see all of the options available to you!