What are the crucial characteristics of a Business Coach?

The following characteristics are crucial traits in a Business Coach and can make the difference between the success or failure of your partnership with your Business Coach.

A good Business Coach is:

  • Professionally trained in coaching skills by university or coaching institute.

  • Experienced in identifying and solving the issues facing small/Medium businesses, particularly in the areas of small businessin which you are seeking assistance; able to offer guidanceon the resolution of the issues you are facing.

  • Supportive of your business needs and aspirations,encouraging you to accept business-related challenges andto overcome the difficulties of operating a small business.Patient and willing to provide adequate time to interact withyou to ensure the success of your business.

  • Respected by other business professionals and businessowners.

  • A person of values who respects and implements human values in her/his approach.

  • People-oriented with a genuine interest in people and a desire to help others and knows how to effectively communicate and listen actively.

  • Good motivator who inspires you to reach your fullest potential through encouragement, feedback and effective guidance.

  • Effective teacher who helps to manage and guide your learning — that is, actively recognizes and uses teaching and learning opportunities to enhance your performance in operating your small business.

  • Self-confident and appreciative of your developing strengths and abilities; enjoys being involved in the growth and development of your business.

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