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As we say goodbye to 2021 and turn towards 2022, it’s the perfect time to consider your business’s needs and plans for the new year. Why exactly should your business work with a coach or mentor?
At first glance, the following statistics are eye opening:
With the uncertainty that has plagued us all since 2020 still lingering in the air, there has never been a better time to get business support.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled our top 5 reasons why your business needs a business coach or mentor in 2022.
1. Team performance will improve
A business coach & mentor can help you cultivate a strong team. What exactly makes a high performing team?
A strong team has a clear direction, solid communication and plenty of opportunities for feedback. A strong team has engaging leadership that prioritise personal development and wellbeing schemes.
By working with a coach & mentor, you nurture your teams to become the best they possibly can be. Areas a business coach & mentor can help with include - improving team communication, laying out a clear direction forward for the business and nurturing staff through wellbeing and development schemes.
Poor workplace communication and culture are some of the leading issues standing in the way of high performing teams. Address these through 1-2-1 support from a coach & mentor and you’ll see an improved performance.
2. You’ll see faster growth
When it comes to business growth, stabbing blindly in the dark with no strategy and support can lead to slow and stagnant development. Working with an experienced business leader with many years under their belt is one of the fastest ways to grow your company.
Corporate coaches & mentors are results driven and can be the final piece of the puzzle if your company is struggling to grow. Once a coach & mentor has identified areas for improvement and mapped out a strategy, you’ll begin to see better results and faster growth.
Work with a coach & mentor and you’ll quickly learn how to streamline your business in order to grow at a faster rate.
3. You’ll enhance leadership skills
Executive coaching and mentoring seeks to improve the skills of senior management teams in order to create the best leaders for your business. The most effective leaders don’t just rest on their laurels; they continuously push themselves in order to learn more and grow.
When working with a business coach & mentor you open up the door for continuous development. Continuously learning and upgrading your management skills to adapt to changes in the workplace leads to impactful leaders and better results.
In addition to sharpening up leadership skills, business coaching & mentoring can shape the values within your company by creating a coaching culture. A company with a coaching culture leads their teams with a coach mindset, helping them to grow in an engaging, methodical and constructive manner.
Cultivating an effective mentoring & coaching culture creates a trickle down effect of highly engaged teams, who seek to improve themselves and their team members from the ground up.
4. You’ll plug skills gaps
An important part of running a business involves auditing your staff skillsets in order to identify gaps and areas for improvement. A corporate coach & mentor can assist with plugging these areas through workshops, training and individual coaching or mentoring sessions.
A coach & mentor can help your team improve both soft and hard skills. Areas that will improve include problem-solving, organizational, technical and communication skills.
As well as encouraging development in the workplace, often working with a coach & mentor can give employees a confidence boost, encouraging staff to learn new skills and update existing knowledge in all areas.
5. Get invaluable 3rd party insight
Finally, a major benefit of working with a business coach or mentor is the opportunity to receive unbiased outside insight. Working with a 3rd party can highlight blind spots in order to guide you down the path to success.
Corporate coach & mentors can assist with strategy and planning, providing recommendations for improvement based off their extensive experience.
In addition to providing 3rd party insight, an external influence can help build new healthy habits and new ways of doing things. If your business is stuck in a rut, a new idea from someone with an aerial view of your business can be game-changing.
Use your business coach & mentor as a way of stepping outside of your comfort zone, with the safety of support net around you.
Ultimately, bouncing ideas off a coach or mentor can bring a fresh perspective, helping you to achieve your goals and tackle challenges easier.
There are many reasons why you should have a business coach & mentor in 2022, now you have our top 5 reasons, what are you waiting for? Learn more about our business coaching & mentoring services here.