Sonoma County: News and Notes

Just a reminder if you are interested in visiting a great BNI group come visit us at Legends at the Bennett Valley Golf Course on Fridays just before 7AM. The “Best Networkers In Town” would be happy to have you visit. Great way to meet around 40 Business People here in Sonoma County. If you want any other information about this let me know. We provide Breakfast and you get to meet 40+ Business Owners. Ask yourself: If I do business with just one of those people, how much revenue can I make. You can find the group HERE!

Normally I talk about another business or issue here. Today, I want to go over something new that I am doing. I am going to be offering Online Group Business Coaching starting with the Green Belt Business Mastery Course. The target audience for this is businesses that would like to have a Business Coach but feel unable to afford 1 on 1 coaching. This is the first in a series of courses running from Green Belt to Black Belt as well as some specialty Black Belt Classes. If you are interested or know someone who might be, feel free to contact me at jsackman@focalpointcoaching.com for more information.

I know one of the bigger questions about this is: What is a Business Coach and How does that help me? I get that a lot as people are confused by what I do exactly. But really, it is pretty simple. I do 3 things: Clarity, Enlightenment and Accountability.

Clarity is the place where Coaches start. I need to know what you want to achieve. As remarkable as this sounds, it may take some time for you to know yourself and be able to communicate it effectively. Once we know what you want to achieve – What your Vision is – we can hone it down to its essential elements. Without Clarity of Vision, then Change becomes impossible. I need the people that I Coach to strive and to get that kind of effort requires a Clear Vision of the Future.

Once we are Clear on what, then we have to Enlighten ourselves on How. With a Business Coach this requires the work of the Coachee to make sure that we have a Plan to meet our Vision. At times, this means that the Coach needs to bring new information to the table to help the Coachee to consider how to proceed. There are so many smart people who have studied Business that there are likely to be gaps in knowledge. The Coach helps bridge the gap and make sure that the plan can be achieved.

Finally, we have Accountability. It turns out Change is Hard. Ask anyone who has tried to take off and keep off weight or stop smoking. The third job of a Coach is to make sure that the Plan is being Executed. To keep the Coachee on the path and to help them make adjustments as required. Accountability conversations are sometimes difficult. But without somewhere there to help ensure that you are sticking to your Plan, then the Vision may not be achieved.

So, I hope that helps people understand Coaching a bit better. I look forward to hosting the Green Belt Business Mastery starting on May 7th.

Have a great day!

Jim Sackman
Focal Point Business Coaching
Change Your Business – Change Your Life!Business Coaching, Executive Training, Sales Training, Marketing

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