If you’re a woman looking to start or grow your own business, you might be be curious about getting a business coach for female entrepreneurs. In this post, I’ll cover what a business coach for female entrepreneurs is, different types of coaching they might do, how I can help, and different business coach packages.
What Does a Business Coach for Female Entrepreneurs Do
The first step for making a decision regarding a business coach involves understanding what a business coach does, and different ways entrepreneurs work with business coaches.
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Below, I’ll cover what business coaches do, business growth coaching, business consulting, business strategy coaching, and how business coaches work with creatives. Then I’ll briefly talk about how marketing coaching is different than business coaching.
What Does a Business Coach For Entrepreneurs Do?
- #1: Create Actionable Plans: A business coach listens, processes information, and then creates actionable plans for clients.
- #2: Keep Clients Accountable: Business coaches also keep clients accountable to taking action and moving forward towards their goals.
- #3: Remove Block or Barriers: This last bullet is my strong opinion, but I also expect business coaches to remove barriers or connect clients with resources.
Business Growth Coaching
The main goal of business coaching for most people involves growth of the business – in other words, business growth coaching. However, that isn’t always the case. Other business coaching focuses and specialties include…
- Team building
- Annual planning
- Organization optimization
- Leadership development
So before hiring a business coach, decide what business growth means to you, and ensure that your business coach is equipped to help you with your specific goals.
Need more information on what business growth coaching might mean for you? Check out this article I found on four ways to define business growth.
With business growth coaching, we’ll identify sustainable and repeatable systems to help you grow your business.
Business Coach and Consulting
A different form of business coaching involves business consulting.
What’s the difference between business coaching and business consulting?
With this type of coaching, the focus is on what women entrepreneurs are already doing well in their businesses, providing solutions to opportunities identified during the process, and helping female entrepreneurs capitalize on their strengths.
A business coach usually walks your journey with you to some degree. They meet with you regularly, hold you accountable, and remove barriers (as we talked about above).
A consultant on the other hand usually performs a detailed audit of your business or a business operation, gives you detailed instructions and information based on the audit, and then sends you on your merry way.
In other words: coaching, compared to consulting, is a more collaborative experience.
Business Strategy Coaching
Business strategy coaching is the third type of business coaching I commonly cover.
Another type of business coaching is business strategy coaching where women entrepreneurs are able to explore their different options, define goals, and set out a plan for achieving those goals.
Business strategy coaching is for people who are really looking to focus on their business plan, revenue projections, marketing strategies, or year-long plans.
Business Coach for Creatives
Another form of business coaching for female entrepreneurs is focused on creatives.
If you identify as a creative entrepreneur or writer, there are business coaches who can help you through different processes including copywriting, book development, and project planning.
Marketing Coaching For Female Entrepreneurs
And then there’s marketing! Marketing coaches help female entrepreneurs in a few different ways.
Marketing coaches help with content marketing, social media marketing, video marketing, or email list building.
And that’s an important aspect of business coaching for female entrepreneurs too! As the saying goes: you’re only as good as your network – and when it comes to growing your business in this day and age, that is entirely true.
Marketing coaching is different than business coaching for female entrepreneurs, because marketing coaches usually help with specific tactics like SEO optimization, creating social media ad campaigns, or writing emails to build your list (and then focus on the results of those activities – conversions).
Business coaches on the other hand may or may not be able to assist as much with implementation.
How to Work With Alison Reeves Business Coach
Business coaching is not surgery – there are no one-size-fits all “big reveal” solutions.
So how can you work with a business coach if you already have expertise in your industry?
Here’s the deal: every female entrepreneur I’ve worked with already has expertise! They’re just looking for someone to hold them accountable, help them see what they can’t see, and identify the best opportunities for growth (whatever “growth” means for you right now).
What’s the process involved with working with me as a business coach?
Every female entrepreneur is different, but I usually have a conversation with them about their goals and what they want to accomplish through coaching. Then I give them options for the best ways to work together based on their goals and my availability.
Business Coach Packages
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