How can a Business Coach help your business?

If you’ve never used a coach before, you might be saying, well, I don’t really know how a coach can help my business?

Why would I even need one?

I can tell you for the last 10 years since I started my business, well, almost 10 years, I’m almost there, that I have had a coach on and off all of this time. The reason why I say on and off is because at the very beginning, there wasn’t really a budget for to have a coach.

I had a friend of mine, who is a Business Coach, I approached him and said, “How do I start a business?” He handed me a book and said, there you go, read this, and then come back to me! Which I did and then he supported me to start my business. I now work with him on a regular fortnightly basis.

At the beginning, I didn’t have the budget, but I had the means of being able to tap into others expertise. Which is what I’m bringing you here, with my weekly videos to help you get your business moving forward.

You may not be at a point yet where you’ve got the budget to have a coach, but we can get you moving forward. Once you’ve got the budget to have a coach, I suggest that you make that a priority, then find the right coach for you.

Having a coach will help you to platform your business into places that you wouldn’t even imagine! The pure accountability alone – having someone to be accountable to, to be able to say this is what I’m going to do, this is when I’m going to do it by and being able to then go to your next meeting and say, “Hey, I’ve done that!”

That alone will have huge benefits in your business!

Here are other 4 ways a business coach can help you with in your business:

1. Ideas

Someone to bounce ideas off. Remember, a coach is working with other business owners as well. Your coach is constantly seeing things that other business owners are doing to grow their business and move their business further. So, they can help you bring similar concepts in for you to move your business further.
If your coach specialises in your industry like me, then, we are doing this day in day out. I’m still working in my VA business; I’ve got my team that work in my VA business. I’m doing this every single day, and I’m working with clients to help grow their business. Now, I work with other business owners, just my niche is with VAs.

2. Support

When times are really tough and business as we know, can be a rollercoaster, having that sounding board and that someone who’s in your corner and can help you.

3. Accountability(a little bit of Tough Love)

Having somebody who can be tough with you. When I say tough, not tough, where you’re scared out of your boots, and you’re just not going to be able to move any further. But tough love that will hold you accountable and tough love where they are asking you the hard questions.

4. Focus

Someone to question you on whether that is the right decision at the time. We can all get distracted by a bright, shiny object and it’s not really the path that you need to follow or that you should be on, or you want to really go down. A coach can come back and say well, let’s just go on and park this idea for the moment. Let’s stay on the path that you’re on. We can wait and see if that bright shiny object is still there when you’re ready for it. Chances are it’s not something that you really wanted to peruse in the end, it just looked good at the time.

If you want to know more about how a coach can help you in your business, click on the link below and book in a free session with me. We’ll have a bit of a chat about how we can help your business grow further – I might even be able to give you tips during that call to get your business to that next level.

Click on the link below to book in a session now.

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Paula Burgess - Keynote Speaker QLD Australia


Paula Burgess is the founder and director of Beyond the Maze, a virtual assistant, coach, author, keynote speaker, mum of a special needs child and a Brisbane based girl who loves fast cars!

She also provides courses and membership to support other business owners working around children with special needs.