"Small Business Coach Association" was formed in 2021 by Richard F. Macko, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Sarasota, Florida. "How to Be a Successful Small Business Coaches" is one of the top selling business books on the market today. Mr. Macko's book discusses many areas including the need for a coach in today's world. In his book, Mr. Macko discusses nine criteria for a good small business coach. These include having a high regard for people, an open mind, being able to recognize and identify opportunities, providing insightful advice, having patience, having an ability to recognize potential, providing integrity, having respect, developing leadership, providing inspiration, having courage, being able to change directions, having a clear direction, and lastly, being willing to take a step back, take a breath, look at the big picture, or take a step sideways to solve a problem. Each of these is a great quality of a good coach.
Today we will discuss the first four qualities that are essential to becoming one of the highly regarded, highly paid, small business coach associates in this industry. Having a high regard for other business owners and how they manage their businesses is very important. It shows you care about your fellow co-workers and you understand the challenges they face. Also, it shows you have the vision and character to overcome the problems and come out on top.
Another important quality of small business coach associates is having an open mind and willingness to be open minded. Coaching is a process that takes time and sometimes takes changes in the direction of the organizational plan. You have to be willing to make the necessary changes and adapt if you wish to continue being successful.
As a small business coach associate, you have to have patience. This is another key characteristic that can help you achieve business growth and success. Having the willingness and the ability to be patient while trying to improve and guide others to achieve success as well as yourself is very important.
Last but not least, it is extremely important that you are able to be open minded, flexible and able to adjust to different types of situations. Many small business coach associates have difficulty with dealing with change in specific situations such as sales force, marketing, administration, customer service and others. If you think that you might have difficulties with these types of positions, then you need to be willing and able to adapt to the changes. Coaches should be able to help their clients to do this. Some of the best coaches are also great at helping their clients adapt to specific changes that come about in their businesses.
These are just a few of the qualities that you should look for when choosing to become one of the small business coach associates. There are many more traits and abilities that you will be able to develop as you move along your career path. In order to be successful, you must be willing to learn, willing to adapt and willing to make the necessary changes if the circumstances require it. Small business coaching associates have the ability to help their client's businesses to increase productivity and profits. You can be part of this profession by simply choosing to become a certified coach.