The decision to invest in business coaching can be a daunting task. For the investment to pay off for the business owner/leader, several components must be in place. Business coaching is a tremendous undertaking, requiring courage and a strong commitment to the process. The success or failure of a business coaching endeavor depends upon four primary factors:

1. Choosing the right coach

2. Top leadership commitment

3. Key management team’s willingness to participate

4. Clearly defined and communicated coaching objectives

The business owner/leader must be ready to be part of facilitated change, which is inevitably part of the coaching process. Business Coaching brings everything that is true to the table, allowing business owners/leaders the opportunity to address the big elephants nobody talks about. This takes courage, and time.

How do you choose your coach? There are many ways in which coaches come to the field. Some have formal training, and some do not. Some have valuable experience in business or in coaching, some do not. In my view, a coach can have the best training, and still be ineffective for some people as their coach. You must be very selective and particular about the coach you choose, as the relationship becomes critical to the success of the venture.

Here are some things to consider when choosing your coach:

1. Rapport - you need to like your coach. You’ll be spending too much time with them not to somehow enjoy one another’s company.

2. Competencies - your coach needs to be able to balance a supportive attitude while continuously challenging you to get to the next level of thinking.

3. Effective communicator - your coach must have extraordinary skill in this area, in order to maximize the effectiveness of the coaching process.

4. Versatility - your coach should be willing to meet you where you are. Process is part of every coach’s repertoire, and a good coach will utilize the parts of the process that make sense for you, and develop hybrid versions of process if appropriate.

5. Trust - your coach must be able to maintain confidentiality. You must be able to imagine gaining a deep level of trust with the coach you choose. This trust develops over time, and your instincts will tell you if such a relationship is possible.

Hiring an effective coach is a transformational business and personal experience. Matching your needs with the perfect coach ensures that you’ll have a positive experience.

Coach Charrise

Author's Bio: 

Charrise McCrorey is a powerful facilitator of transformation. She transforms lives and businesses every day and makes it her business to do so in the most generous, respectful and extraordinary way. As one client put it: “Charrise is gifted, lovely, amazing, spirited, and giving”. And he isn’t alone! Clients all over the world are better off today for having known and worked with her.

Charrise is a sought-after transformational coach, speaker, trainer, facilitator and author. She powerfully and effectively helps her clients to expand to their fullest capabilities in their businesses and their lives.

She has racked up an incredible 28 years in the world of business, from receptionist for a construction company to General Sales Manager in the Advertising industry, serving in marketing, operations and various executive management roles in between.

She has learned first-hand the value of diversity in people and cultures, including how they think and operate differently inside numerous roles in business. She has learned the value of building sustainable relationships, spanning over several years. And most importantly, she learned the significance of being happy in her work.

She has learned what all people have in common. We all have a tendency to get in our own way when we most need to move forward. We hide from our own true power. We benefit by replacing our fear with love and action. This has brought her to create her ground-breaking coaching program: FULL OUT AND FEARLESS, where Charrise leads people out of the world of mediocrity and into the world of possibility. In the words of one FULL OUT AND FEARLESS client: “The program is like no other program I had been in. It was and still is all about me and what I want and how to get it. There is no script. No bullet point presentation. Full Out & Fearless has helped me evolve into a person of brutal honesty, dealing with only the truth.”

“My work as a business and personal coach exposes me to many people who are seeking a different kind of life” says Charrise. “During our transformational work together, we discover what stops them from having the kind of life they want. Each and every time, the answer relates back to some kind of fear… There is hope.”

Charrise has experienced corporate burnout first hand. It nearly killed her once when the stress of her career made her very ill. She learned the hard way how stress affects health, and how sneaky it can be. As a result, she lost her job. A few weeks later her husband was diagnosed with Melanoma. Strike one, two, and a matter of about 6 weeks. Enough to cause anyone to drop full-time into fear.

Instead, these powerful experiences led Charrise to discover her gift and love for coaching. Her husband is now cancer free. And she is filled with gratitude for the experiences that have led her to her service as a coach.

She received her professional business coach certification through, and has since served literally hundreds of people, and consistently facilitated in the transformation of businesses, families, relationships and lives.

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