Just like a sports coach guides players to victory with a winning game plan, a Business Coach guides business owners to an improved and more profitable business with a tested, proven and systemized "game plan" for any type of company.
As all great athletes eventually realize they must rely on a coach to improve their game and "take it to the next level," more and more business owners are realizing the advantage Business Coaching can have on their overall performance.
I find the link between athletes and business owners is very strong. Both types of individuals are very unique and driven. They both love competition and the pursuit of victory.
More than that, they both love to win. In sports, this takes the form of titles and championships. In business, it takes the form of a company that is ever growing, successful - and more importantly - profitable.
Most people don't realize that Michael Jordan never won an NBA championship until coach Phil Jackson took over the Chicago Bulls. They also don't remember that Tiger Woods has had two very influential coaches (in addition to his father, who was his first coach), with two very distinct personalities and styles, who both helped take his game to higher levels.
Most also don't realize both Jordan and Woods met with a variety of challenges that led each to accept they needed an outside point of view to ultimately get where they wanted to be.
The same goes for the game of business. Every successful CEO has had a valuable resource of counselors, advisors and mentors guiding the way. That resource of advice and counsel exists for every successful business leader on the planet. It has to, or they wouldn't succeed to the extent many of them do. And believe me, they tap into those resources on an ongoing basis.
I started ActionCOACH because I discovered that like an athlete who thinks he or she is doing all the right things, there is something in the makeup of many business owners that resists getting an outside point of view - until it is too late.
Small to medium sized business is truly the engine of free market economies around the world. Yet 4 of 5 fail within five years of startup. What if we could reverse that ratio - so that 4 of 5 succeeded?
Think about that for a moment. It would mean more companies, products and services. Greater varieties of choices and offerings. More vibrant economies around the world. It would also mean more profitable owners and their families, less lost savings and capital and more saved marriages.
ActionCOACH was founded on that single vision - World Abundance Through Business Re-Education. Our goal - and the goal of each ActionCOACH - is to help business owners unlock the prosperity and abundance many of them already have in their businesses.
Most times, the only key to doing so is found in an outside point-of-view.
Business ownership is one of the most exciting, challenging and creative endeavors an individual can achieve. Successful business ownership is so one of the most rewarding.
If you are looking to improve your own performance and take your "game" to the next level, it's time to seriously consider hiring a Business Coach.
Of course, I believe you should hire an ActionCOACH. Not only are we the number one business coaching firm on the planet, our track record of success for businesses in every category and in 26 countries around the world speaks for itself.
Hopefully, you'll see the value of Business Coaching beyond a "sales pitch" for ActionCOACH, I truly believe it is the best investment for its return that any business owner can ever make.
Discover for yourself some of the tools and techniques we rely on to improve business performance. Think about how they might apply to your business. Imagine what a transformed business could mean for your life, your family and your employees.
Then take action today to make it happen!!