You Should Hire A Coach

Episode 55 – You Should Hire A Coach

On the Profitable Joyful Consulting podcast, I teach you how to increase your profits and enjoy your business more. In this episode, you’ll learn why you should hire a coach (and how to decide who to hire). 

One of the frequent pieces of advice consultants get is that you should have a mentor or a coach – somebody to shepherd you as you grow your business. I think that’s good advice, but it can be really confusing. What’s the difference between a mentor, a coach, a counselor and all the other kinds of advisors you can have in your business? How do you know what you need?

In this episode, I’m breaking down how to distinguish between different kinds of advisors, why you need one or another, what exactly they do, how to choose between them, and some steps you can take to know what’s the right direction for you.

Key areas discussed in this episode

  • An amazing mentor I had early in my career (who was from a completely different background) and why that relationship was so supportive
  • The problem with having a mentor
  • Why I’ve rarely seen boards of advisers succeed (and my advice on how to get more out of these situations)
  • The difference between a mentor, a consultant, a counselor, and a coach
  • Why and when you need some kind of advisor
  • How coaches have helped me feel more comfortable and supported through different transitions in my business (and how I choose coaches to work with)
  • When it’s not worth it to hire support
  • The three most important things to look for when hiring a coach or consultant
  • What you need to bring to the table to get the most out of these relationships
  • How to decide if group coaching is for you (and some of the surprising benefits of this model)

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