Five Signs You Need A Business Coach


Running a business is a roller coaster. One day your day is productive and things are looking great for your business, and the next, you feel like everything has been derailed and you are falling. Plenty of business owners go through this roller coaster, and many reach certain milestones during their business’s life when they say, “I’m not sure what to do next.”

Hiring a business coach will provide you with objective insights into how to run your business better, increase sales and improve your skills as a CEO. In this article, we’ll lay out five signs to indicate it might be time to hire a business coach.

1. You see no clear path forward.

This can apply to many aspects of your business. Do any of these cases sound like you?

• You are lost in terms of understanding your role as a CEO.

• You don’t know what your day-to-day tasks should be.

• The business’s direction changes multiple times over the course of several weeks.

• You don’t have a clear set of priorities or plans written down.

CEOs, particularly of companies they personally started, are typically jacks of all trades and have had their hands in all parts of the business. They often have a hectic and urgent air about them, which, when they take a step back to lead the company, can be a hard habit to break. Startup CEOs will often find their time occupied with performing tasks that could easily be delegated to a lower-level employee.

A business coach can help you establish your role and responsibilities as CEO. Writing out your responsibilities in conjunction with your business’ strategic goals can help you directly connect your activities with the outcome you’d like based on the goals. A business coach can also help you let go of the impulse to do everything in the company.

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2. You’re overwhelmed.