When I first started out thinking of trying to build my business, I often found myself stuck. Stuck by both real and perceived limitations, self doubt, time, resources, etc. I am sure this is all too familiar territory for any entrepreneur and creative. We are our business and our business is our way of being. It’s hard when you are both the janitor and the CEO to pull back and intentionally select and achieve goals. Ultimately, to be successful, we have to create the space and time to do so. As I expanded my business, I looked for information and resources that would help me get clear on any thinking and help me set inspiring goals instead of the never-ending long to-do lists we face everyday. When I took a course in coaching, I knew I was on to something that really worked.
Light Your Spark – Coaching for Creatives
Why should you invest in a coach? In a world full of easy access to the same information and in an industry which is has many different perspectives and advice to offer, it’s a challenge to get clear of on what works for you and your business. In the end, the only true competitive advantage which you have, is you. Wouldn’t it be great to get some clarity about what works for you and your business?
Five easy ways coaching can help you and your business.
- Get clear about your goals, determine your priorities and help to stay focused on them.
- Provide an objective perspective, bring an awareness to your blindspots and help you develop a plan to address them that works for you.
- Be accountable, keep you focused and on track, and help you course correct when you need to.
- Focus on areas that will benefit your business most. As a business owner its easy to get overwhelmed with the volume of competing demands. Coaching can help you focus on which areas will benefit you the most.
- Help you bring out the most in your biggest competitive advantage – you.
So, what does a coaching session look like?
We will schedule a time to either talk on the phone, in person or online through Skype. Before we “meet” you will receive a set of questions that help me to understand you and the areas you are looking to focus on better. We will spend about an hour or two co-creating some inspirational goals and the practical actions you can take to achieve them. If you loved our time together we can schedule another appointment either weekly, monthly or when you need a little extra help. It’s whatever works for you.
It really is that simple.
But don’t take it just from me, here is a little bit of what others are saying…
When I started working with Jennifer, I felt so disorganized in my business goals. As the owner of a small business, I have many hats– accountant, SEO expert, Social Media manager and photographer, among others. I was feeling very overwhelmed and underproductive. Jennifer worked with me to determine specific goals for my photography business. Jennifer helped me to narrow down broad, overreaching goals into very specific steps to attain that broad goal.
Through our meetings, she guided me to devise a plan to reach the goals, thus, holding me accountable. Each plan was broken into little steps, which made it very much attainable.
Jennifer is not only a talented photographer, but gifted in her interactions with people. There is simply so much advice for small business owners online. Jennifer’s personalized approach worked well for me as she got to know me and my business. Her talent in relating with clients and helping them succeed is invaluable!
Molly Garg, Molly Garg Photography
Are you ready? I wold love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s set some goals!