Updated: Dec 29, 2018
When Do Therapists Need Coaches?
Just because you’re in the helping profession, don’t think you would never have a need for a help of your own, especially when it comes to building a private practice. By working with a business coach, you can focus on what you do best and let your coach guide you when it comes to setting up your practice or growing to your desired client load.
Everything from business start up to brainstorming marketing ideas, a business coach can be a non-judgmental sounding board who offers clarity, perspective, and their own experience in building a practice.
Business coaches often will find things to fix or change simply because they have an objective, outside viewpoint.
Your Coach as Your Accountability Partner
If you have a plan in place for creating a signature program or group, utilizing a coach as an accountability partner is a wise investment. We all tend to work more efficiently when we know there’s a deadline looming but it’s also easy to ignore that deadline because we are the ones who set it. Rather than moving your deadline further and further away, use this accountability partner to keep your productivity on track.
Accountability is necessary in many instances, though, not just in program creation or marketing. Whatever goals you have set for yourself, your coach will hold you solely responsible for meeting those deadlines and goals.
Your Coach as Your Guide
A good business coach will have the ability to challenge your thinking and your goals in a non-threatening, non-judgmental way. Instead of staying inside our comfort zones, a coach will encourage us to explore what we fear in an effort to fight that fear and try something new. Coaches also have the skill to break down large tasks into smaller tasks that don’t seem so intimidating. They can also guide us with instructions for how to do or implement something in our business.
Your Coach as Your Mentor
When it comes to hiring a business coach, always hire someone you consider to be at a higher income level or level of success than you. After all, those who have already reached a level of success will have the best experience to share about how you can reach that same level. Your coach is one who will teach you the skills you need to be successful based on their real life experiences, trials, and errors.
Get Your Plan Started Ahead of Time
Before you spend good money on a coach, create a business plan with your goals and your action steps spelled out. You want to provide your coach with a starting point and chances are that would be your first assignment anyway.
Do you need help starting your practice? Growing your business? Setting and implementing goals? Reach out to me for a FREE consultation coaching call!