Some of The Smartest Folks Around Use Strategic Advisors or Executive Coaches. What Can a Professional Advisor or Coach Do For You?
If we think of this from an athlete’s point of view, top athletes have a host of coaches. From Derek Jeter of the NY Yankees to 7-time Tour De France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, from Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup overall champion alpine skier Lyndey Vonn to football quarterback Brett Favre. They all have coaches. Strength coaches, skills coaches, nutrition coaches, business advisors, agents and even media coaches.
Why not have advisors and coaches for what is likely one of the top two or three priorities in your life, next to your family? That is, your career. It may be wise to think of your career as if you were a professional athlete. Get coaching, practice and drill skills, learn new skills, strategize and role play for big meetings, presentations or sales calls, learn new approaches to your business or career.
If you are a business owner or experienced professional, you know how many different skill sets you need. These include:
1. Practicing and continuing to develop your particular skill, service or product
2. Creating new marketing strategies, products and services
3. Marketing your business
4. Building new customer relationships and maintain existing relationships
5. Hiring, motivating and managing employees
6. Hiring outside vendors
7. Managing the financial, accounting and tax side of your business.
8. Envisioning, purchasing (or building) and managing complex technology.
9. Keeping up with federal, state and local regulations.
That’s just a start.
Do you honestly excel at all of these, and can you with a busy work schedule maintain and manage all of these on your own?
As a business owner or entrepreneur, you have no choice. You must manage and excel at all of these skills, and more. Even as a professional or an employee working at a company, you must excel at one or more of these areas, too.
Who do you talk to for help in managing your work (as an owner, entrepreneur, executive or career professional)?
If you think that having a strategic advisor or executive coach on your side might benefit you, give us a call and let’s talk about it and how we have helped others.