Are you unsure of next steps to scale your business? Are you overwhelmed by all of the tasks that go along with starting an art career? Do you need help clarifying your goals? It might be time for you to consider hiring a coach. A coach can help you get clear on what you want and help you develop a path to get there.
What is a Business Coach for Artists?
Before hiring a business coach, it is important to get really clear on what a coach can do for you. A business coach can be a mentor, provide accountability, can help you work through your business challenges and assist you in reaching your goals. A successful business coach should help you identify your purpose and then provide you with the insight and tools to get to your version of success.
How Can a Coach Help Me?
Beyond providing clarity, coaches can help you reach your goals by providing experience based knowledge. They can save you time, money and headache by helping you avoid costly or timely mistakes.
Running an art business often means working as a team of one. Coaches also can be soundboards for your new ideas and can help you navigate the best ideas and create a map to make those ideas realities.
Often coaches work as therapists for your business. Starting an art career is daunting. Beyond the difficulties associated with running a business, you are putting your creations out into the world for everyone to see. It can be intimidating and anxiety provoking. Coaches can help you work through the different ups and downs and the emotional rollercoaster that sometimes comes with running a business. One statistic shared that 12% of people confide in their coach more than anyone else.
Below are a few benefits of working with a coach:
- 43% saw improvement in personal satisfaction
- 70% accepted business coaching as “very valuable”
- 62% developed more intelligent goal-setting
- 57% said it lowered their feelings of anxiety
- 52% built more self-confidence
What to Look For
Before hiring a business coach, it is also important to find the right person for you and your business. You will be working closely for a long period of time with this person, so you want to make sure your personalities, values, and ideas align.
Look at their website, social media, and any form of communication you share to determine if they are a good fit.
I offer a free call to get to know each other before we commit to working together. I want all of my artist clients to make sure I am the right for them before I make them pay anything.
How to Prepare
Once you find a coach that seems like a good fit, you want to prepare to make your time with them as worthwhile as possible. List your goals in working with them and cover these upfront to make sure they can assist you in the areas you need help.
List all immediate concerns and questions and discuss the coaches process. Often coaches will have ideas about what to cover in various sessions, but You will also want to prepare. Go into each meetings with an agenda and list of things you want covered during that time. You want to make the most of all of the time you have with this coach, so prepare accordingly.
Hiring a coach can be extremely valuable and the investment will help grow your business and will help you avoid costly time-consuming mistakes along the way. If you are interested in our coaching services click here.
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