I know it’s sometimes difficult to work out which business coach to go for when you’re trying to pick between a number of them. With my experience of the coaching field, I’ve found offering people a general guide on what to look out for really helps. So I’m pleased to offer you this guide and I hope it helps you to make an informed decision.
“The Questions You Need To Ask Of A Business Coach”
What level of qualifications do they have?
One of the problems with the ‘coaching’ field is that anyone can call themselves a coach. That can be quite dangerous. Make sure they have plenty of qualifications and experience to back up their promises, such as both the NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer qualification together.
How often do they update their training?
Self development technology changes and improves all the time. It’s crucial that your coach keeps up to date with the latest advances. Why drive a beat-up old car with dodgy brakes from the 70s when you could drive the latest model?
Does the business coach offer client assistance and feedback between sessions?
To me, this is one of the key differences in a really good coach. If your coach can offer support to the company in between sessions, a unique daily personal feedback program gets results. If your delegates go two weeks or a whole month between sessions with no contact (even if they’re high achievers within the company), my experience is that often undoes all the good work.
What recent successes have they had?
Ask for testimonials and details of who they’ve worked with. Even ask if you can contact some of the success stories. What businesses have they worked with? If they don’t have testimonials to hand, pass.
What technology do they use?
With all the technology now at our fingertips, are they actually making use of it? And, I don’t mean powerpoint presentations! Heart-rate monitors, high-quality stereo audio back-up products with stereo dual-ear-induction, digital feedback mechanisms to measure progress, programs that offer scientific evidence that a particular course of action is working, and so on.
Is the coach willing to answer any questions and queries from the company?
We answer every email and message that we receive, and wouldn’t advise you to go anywhere where you don’t feel the coach is very accessible. After all, for many companies they’ve had quite a mixed experience with training, and I want to make it a good experience for you.
Well, I really hope that helps you make an informed decision. I can certainly recommend it. I have a coach myself – as do most of the other top coaches around the UK – and it makes a huge difference to me.
Tony is proud to have worked with some of the UK’s top companies in selling strategies, motivation, and goal-setting. His particular experience has come from carrying out motivational sessions focusing on performance, communication and team-building.
In addition, his third book Persuade in a minute covers all aspects of influence, closing, sales and how to make your company more persuasive, and he has successfully transferred this into very popular live coaching days with clients in sales and broadcasting. Why not book him now and get your company to start using the very latest Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques.
Tony is privileged to work with a very select group of businessmen and women with the emphasis on both professional and personal development.
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