You may be thinking, “No. I’m doing fine in my business. Why would I need help? I don’t need fixing, either. I know myself better than you could.”
These are all fair answers. On the other hand, consider this. You’re a legal nurse consultant, and you know that you achieve innovative solutions in your business by investigating new ideas.
Your greatest superpower may be your curiosity. It might be worth your while to get curious enough about coaching to find out what it is.
Maybe you do know a little about it, but you’d like to know more. You’re not sure it’s for you, but how will you ever know if you don’t learn more about it?
LNC Business Coaching Is Not Therapy
In general, therapists have masters’ or doctors’ degree in social work and/or psychology or are psychiatrists. They work on issues, often deeply rooted from the past, including unresolved traumas.
It often happens that unresolved traumas prevent people from realizing their goals. A good coach, knowing that he or she hasn’t been trained in trauma work, will suggest that the client work with a trained therapist on the issue and may recommend one.
In contrast, LNC business coaches focus on what’s missing from the client’s business and his or her goals for the future. Generally, an LNC business coach’s clients are healthy, ambitious, and committed to their businesses. They may be stuck in a certain part of starting or building their businesses, or they may feel that they could benefit from the guidance of an experienced LNC in achieving their goals.
An LNC Business Coach Is Not Your Best Friend
And that’s a good thing. Some of us are fortunate enough to have best friends who tell us what we don’t want to hear. Other friends, though, are afraid to do that. A good LNC business coach will always tell you the truth.
In addition, an LNC coach has had enough training and experience to advise you based on professional competence. For you, your problems are unique. The LNC coach knows that many LNCs hesitate, for example, about spending large sums of money. She also knows the cost of making mistakes based on lack of experience or insight.
Her job is to give you the opportunity to air your fears and come to resolution.
What does an LNC business coach do?
She Creates a Space for Success
A coach may meet you in his or her office or via Zoom. The most important aspect of this venue is that it’s a safe space, free of distractions in which you can see yourself and your goals more clearly.
She Saves You Time By Helping to Pinpoint Your Issues
You know that your business isn’t where you want it to be, but on your own, you may have trouble zeroing in on what’s missing. You might flounder around, making many lists, randomly seeking advice.
Working with a coach can cut out these time eaters. She is trained to ask probing questions that will get to the heart of your issues. She or he is helping to clear away the clutter so that the answers become clear.
You also save time when you get help in establishing a plan for accomplishing your goal. Your coach has considerable training and experience working with other clients. She can help streamline the path to success and set up interim goals to deepen your sense of accomplishment.
A Coach Helps You Be Accountable
One of the most important aspects of coaching is a structure for accountability. You may have been telling yourself for weeks that you need to get out there and attract new clients. Left to your own devices, you might continue to think “I really should” without ever doing.
In a different scenario, you tell your coach you want more clients. She may ask you to set a specific goal and time frame. She may guide you in a brainstorming session that will provide ideas you might not have thought of on your own.
Say that you get nervous about exhibiting at an attorney conference. The coach may offer very specific suggestions about how you can get over this.
Then she may suggest a timetable. You discuss which attorney associations you will approach to book space. You agree on a number, and you know that you will need to keep your promise to make those contacts by the time of your next appointment.
The coach may also suggest to you that you do more to keep your existing clients happy, pointing out that word-of-mouth referrals can be a very effective way of getting additional clients. You identify ways in which you can improve customer service.
An LNC Coach Helps You Save Money
It’s wonderful how paying for a service increases our willingness to be accountable. What’s even better is that a coach can help save you money.
When you can discuss financial decisions, for example, with your coach, you may see the wisdom of some choices and the foolishness of others. A coach can help you design a step-by-step plan that helps to align your financial goals with those pertaining to your business.
When you have the big picture structured in this way, you have gained some control over your life. This can give you less anxiety and more confidence. Other decisions become easier to make.
Long-Term Benefits of Coaching
Through coaching, you will gain a number of skills. You will learn to be accountable. You will feel less isolated, knowing you have a guide to turn to. You’ll more easily identify what actions will lead to the goals you’ve set.
You’ll learn that success is less a matter of hard work and more a question of choosing the most appropriate kind of work. As a result, you’ll have more time and energy, and, a more successful LNC business.
Would the help of an experienced LNC coach help you grow your business? Let’s find out. Let’s talk about how we can work together to help you soar. Apply for a call with Pat Iyer today.
Is coaching right for you? Let’s talk and see If we are a good fit for a coaching relationship. Apply for a free session with me at this link: http://LNC.tips/gethelp.