Phil Drinkwater is a Coach working with individuals – whether employees or business owners – on improving their productivity.
He has completed coach training with The Coach House, an course accredited by the Association for Coaching in the UK.
We all have become used to popular online meeting tools like Zoom & Google Meet. These allow me to offer Manchester coaching to business owners and entrepreneurs without disrupting your work day.
I’ve been a successful entrepreneur who has built an online business which made over £15 million in sales and is still growing today. However, I didn’t have the opportunity to benefit from a business coach.
I missed out on the opportunity to learn about business skills and, when things got tough, I didn’t have support. Times are even more difficult today in Manchester with an oversaturated market and massive competition.
“I’m your friend, your motivator, and your champion, reminding you that you can do this.”
A business coach helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and puts a plan in place based on your strengths. They can help with many aspects of your business, from marketing to finance. If your business is small or just starting out, you can hire an coach to help you take the next step. If your business is growing, think of executive coaching as a way to accelerate that growth.
What will business coaching deliver to your manchester based business?
Business coaching helps you to be more effective in what you do. It helps you to stretch yourself and achieve your goals. Through business coaching, you will build the tools and knowledge needed for long-term growth. You will also develop the skills to maintain a successful business and avoid or overcome any of the common problems that small businesses face such as cash flow, employee management, time management, staff training etc.
What type of manchester based business is suitable for executive coaching?
Executive coaching is suitable for all sizes of Manchester based business from small one person operations to large corporations that want to develop plans for future growth. Whatever the business, it needs to be ready to make changes that will lead to improved performance and decisions. It needs to be willing to commit time, resources and energy into the change process.
A business coach will give you a different view
Many manchester based businesses can benefit from a fresh perspective in order to develop a successful business strategy. Others need another viewpoint on a specific problem or issue, or someone who can provide advice where you are stuck. Another view is often just what is needed for business growth and success. The coach will not try to force a solution on you, but will suggest a path you can follow. Sometimes the coach will suggest a more subtle change that leads to the same result.
Business coaching can help you develop your team
If you do a 360 degree feedback exercise, what you usually find is that what the business owner believes the problems are within the company are different to the employees. This leads to a disconnect. It’s also possible that micro-management has crept into the organisation. A Manchester business coach will help bridge this divide and develop team spirit, which will in turn, help growth.
We look carefully at who you must become in order for your business idea to become reality and test your plan, growth strategy and marketing plans in order to put you on the path towards success.
As a small business owner myself with up to 22 employees, I totally get how todays tasks should be “keep the company going”. But to move off your plateau, you’ll have to do something different. Let’s find that together.
If you’re constantly struggling with procrastination, we can work together to understand which parts of your mind are fighting against each other and not allowing you to take the steps required to move forward.
If you’ve a difficult decision ahead of you, or you just don’t know yet quite where you should be heading, we can design the future life you want and create a plan backwards from there, putting you in charge of your life again.
If you’re finding yourself constantly triggered – maybe feeling anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety or frustration – we can look at the needs which aren’t being fully met in your work life and how to discover more happiness. Please be aware though – this is not therapy.
All coaching sessions must be used within 3 months.
There are three types of online coaching methods.
1. Virtual coaching with Zoom or Google Meet
Online coaching provides you with a dedicated coach who is available during business hours. The online platform allows for you to record your sessions and review them at your leisure as well. I go one step further and use an automatic transcription app to convert the session into text.
With a virtual coach, you have an opportunity to connect with a coach face-to-face, but in the comfort and safety of your own home or office. Business coaches can work with you via this medium including topics such as strategy and goal setting.
2. Email contact with the coach
The coach can be a virtual coach using just email to discuss strategies for your business. Your coach will send you advice and updates on the business such as what is working and what needs to be changed in order to make it better.
I don’t offer this option since I don’t find it particularly effective for either side.
3. Private coaching app
A method that is growing in popularity is working with an online coach via an app.
There are many different apps that are designed to help you work with coaches. The main benefit of this type of coaching is that it can be done from anywhere in the world at any time and you can work around your own schedule and not the time constraints of a local business coach office or service.
I use an online coaching app and find it a particularly effective solution for keeping in touch and setting exercises, and for accountability.
How is online coaching different?
If you’re used to more traditional coaching, you may wonder what’s different? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear my coaching philosophy remains unchanged; the coaching process and my values are exactly the same. Effective coaching is about listening and analysing; these are equally possible online. Your successful business will benefit equally from business coaching online.
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