Coaching for Solopreneurs

One of the great advantages of working on a team is the ability to give and receive feedback on decisions you need to make. These moments of counsel are easily taken for granted as a solopreneur - now you're the only one in the room to make the call.

 

Hiring an experienced coach to work with you will provide clarity and confidence as you move forward and grow your business. 

Top 3 Benefits of Hiring a Sales Coach

Clarity

Getting stuck inside your own head is a death knell for a solopreneur. It breeds pessimism and self-doubt. Get outside of your own thoughts and gain a fresh perspective.

 

Want to know more? Here's an article from Dr. Steven C. Hayes on How to Get Out of Your Head.

Passion for Mastery

Around 40% of Fortune 500 companies hire business coaches to help train and develop top executives. These are companies that dominate in their vertical and strive to be the absolute best at what they do. 

If you share a similar passion for dominating in your field, a coach can help you get there. 

Accountability 

Business owners and executives report a 53% increase in productivity from coaching. Good coaches will keep you honest about how you spend your time each day, and help you stay focused on your priorities. Being accountable to someone other than yourself will significantly improve your approach the start of each day. 

What to Expect From Your Coach

The coach / coachee relationship is one built on honesty and trust, so it makes sense to establish some ground rules here. At SellAssist, we employ models within Instructional Systems Design as part of our approach to coaching and training. This breaks down into 5 distinct phases, commonly known as the ADDIE model:

Analyze

Understand the organization’s and individual’s needs and then identify training goals which, when reached, will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to meet the organization’s and individual’s needs. Usually this phase also includes identifying when training should occur and who should attend as learners.

Design

Build a training system that learners can implement to meet the learning goals. This phase typically includes identifying learning objectives (which culminate in reaching the learning goals), what strategies and activities are needed to achieve the objectives, what resources (money, supplies, facilities, etc.) might be needed, any lessons and the sequence of lessons, etc.

Develop

I work with company leaders to tailor a package of resources and materials specific to the needs of each individual learner. It's important to understand that "cookie cutter" and one-size-fits-all approaches are not effective methodologies. Good coaching strategy needs to be as individual as the person. 

Implement

Putting the plan into action with one-on-one conversations, activities, sharing feedback about the program and coaching methods, administering confirmation tools, modifying the design of the coaching and its materials based on feedback from participants. 

Evaluate

Review each coaching session, including during and after implementation of changes. Evaluation is of the design of the coaching program, usage of the resources, and the results gained by participants in the program.