Take your business to the next level with MBA backed, management consultant mentorship and coaching. Offering online business coaching throughout the UK.
The requirement and prevelance of online business coaching has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic. For Akcela, whether our business coaching is delivered face to face, or online, our approach has not changed. At Akcela, we have worked with many businesses to deliver online business coaching. Leading us to get a reputation as one of the best online coaching companies.
A business coach offers support for small to medium size enterprises to overcome a wide range of issues. This can be include operations, human resources, finance, marketing, sales and many other niche areas beyond.
A good business coach should have experience in the area they are offering support. A good business coach will have some coaching experience and also a form of recognised training. Although, this is not a legal requirement.
When asked why a small business would choose not to engage a business consultant, the clear reason was that it was perceived to be too expensive. In fact, 46% of respondents thought hiring a business coach would be too expensive. At Akcela, we have a range of options available to deliver online business coaching, what’s more working with Akcela you and your business can expect:
Small and medium sized businesses (SME’s) are the backbone of the UK economy. In a paper published by the House of Commons library, there are 5.9 million SME’s in the UK and this number is up by 200,000 compared to 2018. Many entrepreneurs enter the market with excellent product and industry experience, but owning, managing and growing a small business requires many skills that need to be learnt over time.
A high quality online business coach and business mentor will be able to support an entrepreneur’s existing skillset with real world business experience across multiple areas of discipline, guiding and teaching in areas new to the entrepreneur. We deliver remote business coaching in whatever medium works best for you, including Zoom over the phone and Skype.
Hiring a business mentor to deliver business coaching gives you and your business an expert opinion for certain situations. Generally, a good business mentor will have experience working at a high level in a large organisation. They may also own their own small business and have experience of growing a business and the disruptions that can inherently bring. A good business coach will not only give you their expert opinion on a situation, they will give you a different perspective from your own.
A good mentor and business coach will take the time to correct your actions and be completely honest with you. We are all aware of the expression that you cannot see the wood for the trees and never has this saying been more relevant than in business.
A good coach will offer that honest feedback, correcting any actions that may need addressing. It will not be an adversarial exchange, but approached with the same intent as reflective writing, a skill widely used in professional circles.
Having a business mentor that can ratify your decisions can improve self-confidence. We have worked with many businesses that understand the problems that face their business and have a clear view on how to solve it. The missing piece? Having the confidence to believe in their own choices. Business coaching isn’t always about giving someone the answer, more reaffirming that the individual already has the answer themselves.
At Akcela, we always say that we work with businesses who have made a positive commitment to change. There in lies one of the most important elements of working with a business coach. You have to want to make a change for it to happen. Perhaps you understand that there is something not right within your business, or more likely, and more positively, you understand there is more your business can be achieving. A business coach supports in making a change, because the act of hiring a coach in itself, is a commitment to make a positive change for your business.
Business coaching delivers personal growth.
When in the comfort zone we are in control and feel safe in our actions. This delivers excellent results, but no business can operate purely within the comfort zone. If we do, we will continue to do the same things, and get the same results forever. When we push into new areas, we enter the fear zone, where we experience self doubt and lack self confidence in making our decisions. This stage can be offset with support from a business mentor.
When we enter the learning zone, we acquire new tools to deal with the new found situation. In this zone, a good coach will support with providing the tools for the situation. How to deal with the challenges and problems currently being faced. In the growth zone, the new skills are put to use, actions are completed and goals achieved. This new area now becomes the comfort zone, as mastery of the new skills becomes the new norm.
We are proud to offer MBA Qualified Management Consultant Services. Not only do we have the experience at director level posts within industry, this is reinforced with Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). We are also proud to have completed post graduate degree level diplomas in professional consulting. This gives your business a focused, structured approach to our remote business coaching and mentoring. Following industry approved and recognised best practices.
In business, all individuals have areas of strengths and weaknesses. If your lead business coach is advising in an area that another business mentor can support, we simply offer their support at that time. Giving you the best of all worlds.
We are have worked with many startups, helping them to make their own way in the business world and achieve the results they want. Book your free 60 minute session online today to find out why we are reccommended coaches for entreprenuers.