Today there are a multitude of options when it comes to business coaching in Houston. And, at the very least, that can bring confusion for those who are seeking out business coaching in Houston. The real problem, if you are looking for business coaching in Houston is: Who do I hire and partner with?
To find the best business coach ask yourself one question:
- What is the real problem that I have?
- What are the consequences of not solving the problem?
- And, if I am presented with a solution, will I be open to utilizing it?
Mentally and emotionally you must be in the right mindset for coaching to work. Depending on who you hire and what you wish to accomplish plan to carve out anywhere from 2 to 8 hours a month. You will have to be committed to fitting coaching into your schedule. Also, you are very likely going to have assignments for which you will be held accountable.
So, once you are clear on the above you are ready to pursue finding a business coach. Fortunately, in Houston there are many options. How well you interview your prospects for a business coach and how well they interview you will determine whether or not you decide to collaborate together.
When it comes to business coaching in Houston you have two broad areas to choose from. You have the “program” business coaches who espouse and support programs with which they are affiliated. Some examples are the John Maxwell coaches, Action Coach, Growth Coach and Focal Point Coaching. They offer great value for those where it is the right fit.
The second area of business coaching in Houston are the independent business coaches. They may be able to more specifically cater to a particular area of need. For example, you may have an independent business coach that specializes in start-ups. Or another may have great marketing expertise. Once again, they offer great value if they are the right fit.
In my practice, as an independent business coach, I end up collaborating with 2 of every 10 people I interview. Everyone I interview is fascinating in their own way. Yet, even if there is an immediate connection, I am always looking strategically to see if there is a long-term fit. Why? I have discovered over the last 14 years that the best results for the client come over a period of time and not in one or two meetings.
I am not the business coach for everyone. As you interview business coaches and you get the feeling that they see themselves as the business coach for everyone I would definitely hit the pause button and ask more questions. Connection is important. Yet the ability to collaborate over a period of time will increase the odds of success.
As you look at business coaching in Houston, know that the right coach for you is out there. Interview your business coaching candidates. Reflect on what you hear, what you see and what you feel. When you do, you will more than likely make the right decision in hiring a business coach.