Frequently Asked Questions
If you're looking to hire me as a business coach, you probably have lots of questions about what I do and how it works. While I'm only a phone call away for any thing you may want to discuss, here's a list of the most common questions I get from potential clients.
The length of any business coaching program depends on your unique goals, current business challenges and desired level of service. A typical program can run anywhere from 90 days to 18 months.
Similar to the length of a program, the investment for business coaching varies. However, in each and every company we've worked with, we've found ways to increase existing profits to more than cover the investment in coaching. To that end, we offer packages for every budget including by the hour, by the month or by the project. For exact business coach packages and pricing, reach out to me directly. After all, I'm here to answer your questions and help your business thrive.
I don't take any stock ownership. When I engage with a client, I'm immersed into the company like a partner, but you’re in charge. You make all the decisions. I won’t do your work for you, but with you. I will definitely help with your strategies and I might recommend some good people to outsource some of the accounting, legal and marketing tasks too.
No. My experience as a business owner has taught me how bad we hate long-term contracts. While some of my engagements have lasted years, most last between 6 and 18 months. All an engagement requires is a 30 day notice of intent to end and the agreement is done.
Typically, meetings occur every week on the same day and at the same time to ensure maximum effectiveness with the least interruption in daily activity. However, I know that owning a business can be hectic, so scheduled meetings can be flexible to accommodate when your days are extra busy.
The typical structured meeting lasts about two hours each week. I'm always available via e-mail and texts for any issues that might arise between meetings, and additional time can be arranged if needed.
To have a successful business, you need to be able to free up time to work on the business. You can book me for just a couple of hours to talk about a specific issue, but it's far less likely to be impactful in long run. The regular, once a week sessions (and keeping in touch in between) are what makes my business coaching process work because the changes you need to make to your business are cumulative and take time to put into place.
Both options are available. Virtual meetings are effective and allow uninterrupted focus. A meeting in person at the company offices enables us to see the inner workings of the business and get to know other members of the team.
While most of my business coaching takes place in Tennessee and Georgia, I've also worked with companies in Southern California, Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama and look forward to working with anyone in need regardless of their location.
Maybe. It all depends on why it’s a mess. I have had to recommend closing shop to some before, and in other cases, I've helped orchestrate some mergers or buyouts. However, in more 90% of my projects, I've helped business owners better understand their situation, the root causes of the mess and correct the course of their organizations.
If you are tired of working too hard and too long, consumed with people issues and the frustrations of business ownership, the answer is right now. Call 423-599-8933 today for a no-pressure conversation about coaching!