by Gail Kasper, Author, Television Host, Certified Fitness Trainer, and Motivational Speaker
You might be asking yourself, "What is the job of a business mentor a coach?" To date, very few have made the investment in seeking and hiring one.
A Business Coach and Mentor provides support to business owners or managers to improve their businesses in a guided manner.
The coach supports and encourages them to improve their performance by boosting their morale and providing targeted guidance for both personal and professional success. The job of the Business Coach is similar to a Sports Coach, and the importance should be viewed in the same manner. The business coach further helps owners or managers to improve their sales, marketing, career development, or overall business.
So why hire a business coach and mentor?
1. To Keep Pace: Business owners and Managers often find it hard to keep pace with all the changes taking place around them and they often fail to innovate. A well-trained coach will challenge the business leader to take the risks necessary to increase productivity and revenues or grow their career.
2. To Enhance Communication: Business communication is one of the most important elements in today’s business world, if not the most important. As the world continues to increase its technological efforts, communication become more important and less emphasized. E-mail and Text Messaging will always challenge the old-school face-to-face discussions, so business owners need to continue to enhance the human side of these skills or failure is imminent.
3. Team Management: The business owner or Manager needs to know how to manage his team well and get the greatest return. A high-level business coach and mentor will be able to provide the tools to motivate, support, and educate your team. Team building skills are critical for your effectiveness as a manager or entrepreneur. And even if you are not in a management or leadership position yet, better understanding of teamwork can make you a more effective employee and give you an extra edge in your corporate office.
4. Techniques to Better Manage Time: To succeed in business, you need to know how to manage time to maximize productivity for both you and your team. The Business Coach and Mentor will provide you with these tools so that you delegate more effectively and manage interruptions, one of the biggest time management killers.
While planning and team management, overall sales, marketing, and customer service are the obvious goals of the business owner and manager, he or she also needs to develop the right strategy. Businesses are moving faster and becoming more and more competitive, and a business coach and mentor has now become a necessity. The coach and mentor will guide your sales team, marketing efforts, customer service attrition, and leadership skills so that your business or department, as well as your life, propels to the unexpected level of success.
About Gail Kasper: Mid-1998, Gail Kasper started her business from a small one-bedroom apartment, in the middle of bankruptcy, with no money in the bank. Today, Gail is one of the nation's leading speakers, author, Top 1% Club Mentor, a television host, advice columnist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Ms. Continental America 2008, and the creator of SAD-T™ (Systematic Attitude Development-Technique™). A former Contributing Editor to Success Magazine with the "Ask Gail" column and host of the "Ask Gail" segment on the Comcast morning show, Gail is the author of her self-help autobiography Another Day Without A Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment To Total Empowerment and the self-help parable Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Goals. With national media appearances that include Inside Edition, The Today Show, FOX Business News, and Oprah and Friends, Gail has earned the ranking of an in-demand national media personality who has been the topic of discussion on Regis and Kelly. The current host of the Philadelphia Visitors Channel, she has also made numerous appearances on network affiliates that include ABC, FOX, CW11, Comcast, and CBS, where she co-hosted the Emmy award-winning America's TVJobNetwork. www.gailkasper.com
This article is courtesy of the Top 1% Club and the Top 1% Club Mentor Gail Kasper. For additional information on Gail Kasper, her television appearances and speaking engagements, please visit gailkasper.com.