Why business coaching really is for everyone
Some of the world’s most successful business leaders have relied on business coaching during their steep careers. But in today’s virtual world, business coaching really is accessible to everyone – and most beneficial when dealing with the many challenges of global business life.
Doing business with partners abroad or selling your products around the world can quickly become complex and confusing. The long-term success of any international business engagement relies heavily on the skills of the executives and how they act in a different setting.
At some point the most successful of them might have turned to experienced business coaches for guidance. 20 years ago, business coaching was mainly directed at difficult behaviour or weak leadership at the workplace. Today, business coaching is a popular solution for every manager or entrepreneur. And going for online coaching is even more convenient, flexible, and affordable.
“Hiring a business coach was the best professional decision ever”
Some of the world’s most successful business leaders have relied on business coaching during their steep careers. Eric Schmidt, formerly the CEO of Google, and his equally well-known co-authors, have even written a book (Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle, Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell), basically saying that hiring the business coach Bill Campbell was the best professional decision ever. And Barack Obama, Warren Buffet, and Richard Branson are just a few more examples of successful people that have talked about the benefits of coaching publicly. The Institute of Coaching cites that over 70% of individuals who receive coaching benefited from improved work performance, relationships and more effective communication skills.
A source of experience and expertise
When you work with a business coach online, you will have someone as a source of experience and expertise at hand that you can rely on anytime when going through the many challenges of global business life. Business coaches are versatile and the services that they offer are always personalized. They may train you in the skills you need to be more successful in your global business activities and at the same time serve as a valuable source of information about a specific international business situation. Business coaches also help you to grow in a variety of ways, and with you your company’s success and revenue.
Take full ownership of the direction you take
While it is a great feeling to have a business coach in your corner giving you their undivided attention, you will never become too dependent on them. A coach will not solve all the problems for you but will let you come up with solutions yourself. You take full ownership of and responsibility for the direction you take.
Business coaching truly is beneficial for everyone, and it offers the most flexible but still individual form of guidance to becoming a global player – whatever your career path, your company’s product, service, or size may be.
Katrin Koll Prakoonwit