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Business coaches may work independently or through a public agency. Some work may overlap with life coaches (eg. motivate client, develop business, establish positive mindsets and improve work/life balance, identify and harness strengths to improve business)
Often the focus is more on the business:
Coaches work may also involve:
Business coaches need knowledge and/or experience of business management:
Start by getting more involved in the broad world of business:
Business coaches are usually self-employed helping small business owners realise the potential of their business. Some are employed by corporations to help senior staff realise business goals. Others may work in community development roles to help small business owners set up their businesses and run them successfully.
Useful ways to break into this field can be:
Business coaches succeed in their own careers by helping their clients top greater success. When clients succeed, they keep using you; and others notice your success and want to use you too (and are increasingly prepared to pay for the privilege).
Progress your career by being aware of emerging business opportunities, devoting time and effort to industry networking and practicing CPD (continuing professional development) This may be done by: