If you’re a woman looking to start or grow your own profitable business, you might be be curious about getting a business coach for female entrepreneurs. In this post, I’ll cover what an entrepreneur coach for female entrepreneurs is, different types of coaching they might do, how I can help, and different coaching packages.
What Does a Business Coach for Female Entrepreneurs Do
The first step for making a decision regarding an entrepreneur coach involves understanding what a coach does, and different ways entrepreneurs work with coaches.
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Below, I’ll cover what coaches do, how they work with creatives, business growth coaching, business consulting, business strategy coaching. Then I’ll briefly talk about how marketing coaching is different.
What Does a Business Coach For Entrepreneurs Do?
- 1: Create Actionable Plans: 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 for most business owners is growth of the business to the next level. However, that isn’t always the case. Other focuses and specialties include…
- Team building
- Annual planning
- Organization optimization
- Leadership development
So before hiring anyone, decide what your business goals are, and ensure that they are equipped to help you with your specific goals.
Need more information on what this type of coaching might mean for you? Check out this article I found on four ways to define business growth.
With this type of coaching, we’ll identify sustainable and repeatable systems to help you grow your business – whether you are thinking about the next month, or the next 20 years.
Business Coach and Consulting
A different form of business coaching involves business consulting.
What’s the difference?
With this type of coaching, the focus is on what women business owners are already doing well in their businesses, providing solutions to opportunities identified during the process, and helping female entrepreneurs capitalize on their strengths.
A women’s 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 the business owner 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 where women entrepreneurs are able to explore their different options, define goals, and set out a plan for achieving those goals.
This kind of coaching is for people who are really looking to focus on their business plan, revenue projections, marketing strategies, or year-long plans.
Coaching 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 coaches who can help you through different processes including copywriting, book development, and project planning.
When Do You Need an Entrepreneur Business Coach?
So having a sense of what a coach does, when is it time to hire one? The answer to this varies per person and depends on your goals and financial situation.
In many cases, entrepreneurs may want to hire someone before they even get started. This helps people get started on the right foot, avoid wasting time, and hopefully shorten the runway to establishing a profitable business.
However – short term profit, even with a coach – isn’t a guarantee. For this reason, some entrepreneurs wait to hire a coach until they start their business and have gotten their feet wet as far as how they want to make money. This approach often takes longer for entrepreneurs without previous business and marketing experience, but it’s one way to keep overhead costs lower while starting out.
That said, it CAN become limiting if you decide not to invest in your business until it’s making money. It takes guidance, tools, persistence and accountability, and investing in your business even before it’s profitable is the best way to shorten your timeline to success.
Below are some examples of when you might hire an entrepreneur business coach…
Hiring a coach when you’re starting out can be a great way to speed up getting clarity – not just with your business, monetization, strategy and mindset; but also with the technical side of building a business.
Many entrepreneurs choose to hire a female entrepreneur business coach after they’ve started to make SOME money in their business. It can feel more comfortable to invest when you’ve proven to yourself that you can make money.
After different levels of success, different struggles and roadblocks arise. For example, under $50,00 months, most problems relate to either lead generation or mindset. After $50,000 months, entrepreneurs need to prioritize hiring, staffing and systems. Understanding your roadblocks at each level and how to scale can be a powerful way to leverage a coach.
Mindset and Energy
Not all women’s business coaching revolves around marketing and monetization. Throughout the lifetime of your business, you’ll experience many roadblocks not just in your mindset, but in how you manage your energy. This is another common reason to work with a coach.
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 profitable 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).
Entrepreneur coaches, on the other hand may or may not be able to assist as much with implementation.
How to Work With Alison Reeves Entrepreneur Coach
Coaching sessions are not surgery – there are no one-size-fits all “big reveal” solutions.
So how can you work with an entrepreneurship 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 to their unique next level of successful business.
What’s the process involved with working with me as a entrepreneur 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.
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