business coachHiring a business coach is a big step, especially if you are a new business owner. A qualified business coach can help you establish the processes and habits that will set you up for success.

Not sure which type of coach will be a good fit? As with any profession, business coaches have their own unique style. Here are a few types to consider:

The Innovator

​Coaches who are innovators have a system already set up that they want to use. They are the subject matter specialists within their field, and their proven track record speaks for itself. Innovators can be found among coaches who are also course and content creators with large followings. While Innovators tend to me more directive in nature, they’re a good match if you need a solid road map to start with.

​The Trainer

Some coaches are teachers at heart and love to teach you how to run your business efficiently and solve the problems you have identified. Trainers are more flexible in their approach, allowing you to collaborate with them to come up with ideal systems, strategies, and tactics to grow your business. You’ll also find many course creators in this coaching category.

The Motivator

Motivators are the one-person hype squad of the business coaching profession. Motivators are a good fit for business owners who need that extra “push.” Motivators are high-energy, direct communicators who can and will hold you accountable. A motivator is an ideal fit for you if you are driven to succeed, but need that extra push to get going.

The Experimenter/Collaborator

​Experimental types like to collaborate with a client, discussing and choosing strategies that work best for them. Coaches who take an experimental approach has no issue with those “back to the drawing board” moments that can arise in the coaching process. Their goal is to help you find the best strategies that work best for you, and provide support while you implement them. A coach who is experimental in nature is a good fit if you take a more collaborative approach to your business and welcome input and feedback.

Hiring a business coach is a big step, especially if you are a new business owner. Business coaches have a variety of methods, skill levels, and training, so it’s key to find one that is a good fit for your personality and goals. Once you find the right fit, and commit to the work at hand, prepare to enjoy the results!  If you’re looking for a coach – check out The Canadian Coach.  If you are a coach and are Canadian, then consider joining this community.