Every successful business leader understands the importance of establishing and refining business processes. By investing attention and energy over time, you are nurturing your business so that it can grow. Managing and empowering your people is no different. Ask yourself these questions; have I modelled a career path for my employees? How does retention impact my business? No matter how experienced or well-informed your employees are, there are always opportunities to further their learning. This growth is vital to them, and the success of your business.
Coaching depends on the values of honesty, integrity and transparency, supported by the principles of positive psychology, self-determination, wellbeing, mindfulness and resilience. Coaching isn’t a one-hour meeting over a cup of coffee. It’s a process, and like your business processes, it can be mapped out. The process needs to be allowed to ebb and flow. A great coach doesn’t necessarily need to know in detail about what you do. They will ask the right questions so that they can understand you and guide you.
Mentoring is slightly different. A mentor is more likely someone with experience in the field you are interested in, who can pass on their experience that you can resonate with and learn from.
The question is whether you’re open to being vulnerable to let someone else help you. If so, coaching or mentoring may help you unlock hidden potential that you may not have even known you had.