Coaching And Mentoring


All the best athletes have one thing in common – they have a coach to push them to achieve their best performance. Just as coaching is an essential part of achieving a great sporting career, so has it become essential for running a successful business.

A business coach or mentor brings a fresh and unbiased perspective to improving the way you run and manage your company. They will guide, motivate, reassure and push both you and your employees, helping your business to perform at the optimum level.

Are you a slave to your business?

Many business owners and managers find their original ideas and motivations for going into business have vanished and they have just created another job for themselves. Sound familiar?

A good coach and mentor can help you to work ON your business, so that rather than a job, it becomes your working investment!

Do you have a plan to sell the business?

Your business is an investment. You will make more money out of selling your business than you will out of annual profits. A good coach and mentor is trained in “step by step” action plans to help you to build the business and maximize the eventual sale price that you will receive. These simple steps over time can double the value of a business.

Identified the problem but not sure where to go next?

Many businesses find it easy to identify the problem but solving it is another matter. A discussion with an experienced coach may be all that is required to unearth the underlying issues and get your business growing.

Want to give your business a boost?

If you are looking to improve your business, a coach could help you to:

  • Increase the value of your business
  • Prepare your business ready for sale
  • Identify strategic direction
  • Increase your sales/profitability
  • Improve employee productivity
  • Target new business opportunities
  • Achieve your goals
  • Give you more time to do the things

Working in partnership with you, a coach can:

  • Simplify issues for you when it all seems too complicated
  • Encourage you to focus on your goals and achieving them
  • Challenge you when you need challenging
  • Cheer you on when you need cheering

The rewards associated with using coach can be significant, including an increased business value, a positive effect on your profit margin and more time out of the business to do the things you enjoy. This is why utilising the services of a coach and mentor could be one of the best investments you ever make!

If you are deciding to enlist the services of a business coach, keep the following advantages in mind:

  • Stay focused – A business coach will help you keep your eyes on the bigger picture, so that emphasis on overall goals and primary objectives does not wane.
  • Define a clearer picture of your goals – A professional coach helps you assess what you want and how you intend on achieving it.
  • Achieve personal growth – Achieve personal growth, this is one of the key purposes of starting a business and it should be a planned outcome that becomes part of the motives and reasons you embark on the business venture. 
Lester Lewis

About Lester Lewis

Using the power of his Sounding Board Coaching Program and his Accredited Business partnership with MAUS, and combined with over 14 years of experience as the State Government's small business specialist in the Bundaberg Region, Lester Lewis encourages and guides small business owners from initial planning stages right the way through the life cycle of their business. A lifetime of working in government and in his own successful businesses, gives Lester a strong theoretical and practical approach to supporting all of his clients, large and small.

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