Are you seeing some great growth potential for your business and would like help to clarify your strategies and prepare your business for growth?
Business enjoying high growth by definition go through constant change and pain. So how do you manage the challenges and hurdles associated with rapid business growth?
At Quiver Management we bring our in-depth practical experience of running and supporting successful businesses, from start-ups to large multinationals, enabling business owners, senior managers and leadership teams to manage and drive growth.
We have seen, time and time again, the tangible benefits that business coaching can bring to ambitious business owners and managers. It helps the business owner spend time working on the business, rather than in the business. It brings structure, clarity and challenge to the strategy development process and accelerates the business growth process.
A business advisor basically offers you their solutions for how you should run your business or fix an issue you are facing. You can choose whether to follow that advice or not! A business coach believes that you know best how to run your own business and will instead help you find solutions that suit you and your business. The coach will help structure your thinking, challenge your assumptions and bring new perspectives to the process, but will not tell you what you should do.
This is a question we are often asked, and happy to answer, as they are two different ways for learning: a trainer holds the knowledge which he/she shares with you, whereas a coach believes that you already have the knowledge and ‘just’ need help to draw upon this to find your own solutions. There are overlaps as the trainer may employ coaching to help you apply the new knowledge, and the coach may share models and insights during the coaching to help you see the issue and the solutions from new perspectives.
We are very active in helping raise the standards of coaching and mentoring, and are big advocates for coaches treating this as a professional discipline. It’s important to ask what qualifications the coach has undertaken and whether they are members of a professional body and have signed up to their Code of Ethics. Some coaches do operate without these credentials and are best avoided to ensure you receive the best possible service. All our coaches are professionally qualified. Quiver Management is a member of EMCC and has signed up to their Global Code of Ethics.
Firstly, make sure that they are well qualified, experienced and members of a professional body. Secondly, ask about their style and approach to coaching – evaluate whether this is what you are looking for. Lastly, evaluate whether you feel you have a good chemistry with the coach.
You can expect to get help to structure your strategic thinking, so you get a well thought through strategic plan for your business. You can expect to be challenged on your thinking and on the delivery against the strategic plan. You can also expect learn a lot about yourself, gain new perspectives and ideas and to leave energised and empowered to take positive action. But it will also be challenging and don’t be surprised if you are exhausted at the end of the sessions. This is normal but shows that the process is working!
This can vary widely depending on which areas you are looking to be coached on. However, as a guide: It will most likely be at least 3 sessions and not more than 12. Our standard executive coaching engagements are 6 two-hour sessions over 6 months, with the options to finish earlier if the goals are achieved quickly or to extend for another 6 months. We actively discourage a coaching arrangement to go beyond 12 months.
Yes, this is a speciality of ours. We are big believers in spreading the benefits of coaching into organisations. Our Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders, which is a European Quality Awarded coaching qualification, is very popular. The qualification is very practical and can be completed in just 2 months. We also run 1-day and 2-day coaching training courses for managers.
We have worked with 100s of high growth businesses and our business coaches all have practical experience running their own successful businesses.
We coach business owners and managers in areas such as:
- Developing business growth objectives and strategies
- Developing marketing, sales and operational plans to deliver on the growth ambitions
- Identifying and mitigating barriers to growth
- Implementing plans
- Building high performing management teams
- Developing their leadership skills
- Improving personal effectiveness
amongst many others.
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