Joining a GROW coaching program has helped us focus on the right business issues. This has allowed us to focus on our management team structure and operational effectiveness to make the business more profitable and position it for sustainable long term growth. Having someone who is independent and objective to look at what we are doing from an “outside” perspective, and to bounce our ideas off, is a massive benefit of coaching and we have now extended coaching to all our senior team members.
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When I started coaching my business was being negatively impacted by a complex and difficult partnership relationship. Working with GROW has helped us resolve these difficulties to the benefit of both partners. These changes freed the business up to focus on building a strong team and achieving greater control over all aspects of its operations. Since joining coaching the business has grown in both turnover and profits and with the changes that have been made to the business I am enjoying my business again.
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When we started coaching, our business was faced with the worst economic conditions since the company was founded forty years ago. Having a coach helped us gain new business insights and principles and focussed the business on the right areas, which has resulted in our profits growing again. Coaching has assisted in transferring of business skills to third generation family members who are now confidently running the business. Our coach has been a great help with family related challenges that come with a family business and is an objective and independent sounding board for us.
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We realised that our business was at a crossroads, either we stagnated or we needed to take action and take the business to the next level.
Also as we were living in Durban, we were travelling regularly to Johannesburg to run our main business. We decided to take action and signed up for business coaching.
Coaching has allowed us to build a strong motivated team that is able to drive the business forward each day. This has freed up our time to focus on growing the business and opening up new opportunities, as well as spending more time with our families. Coaching principles have been spread throughout the company with individuals setting goals and working towards achieving these, the combined result of this team effort has been most pleasing and very exciting.
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Having a coach has given me access to specific business knowledge that would take years to read and learn on my own. My coach has been able to point out areas in my business that need attention and he holds me accountable to tackle things that I naturally would shy away from doing. GROW has provided input on all aspects of my business including improving my sales process, financial management and operations. Since joining GROW my business has grown by 300% and in a single coaching session my coach was able to identify specific business opportunities that resulted in a significant increase in bottom line, and a 10 fold return on my investment in coaching.
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I started coaching because I found myself getting bogged down in the day-to-day operations of my business with no time. I needed someone to help me get focussed on working “on” my business rather than “in” it. Having a coach has provided a valuable sounding board for developing strategies and refocusing the business and where I spend my time. Since I started coaching with GROW I have found more time to focus on introducing new products and as a result revenues have doubled and profits tripled.
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Coaching helped my business bounce back from the recession. When I started on a GROW coaching program the building industry was facing its worst recession in history and it had hit my business hard. Within the first year of coaching my business returned to profitability and has grown ever since. Having a coach has helped me across all areas of my business. A coach will encourage you to set goals and keep you focussed on the important tasks on hand to achieve them.
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I am always looking to improve my business and believed that having a coach would provide a way to do this by providing me with a sounding board for my ideas and strategies. Since working with a GROW coach the profitability of my business has improved greatly. Through the introduction of daily and weekly huddles there is now a strong culture of collaboration within my management team, which has resulted in lots of initiative and teamwork. Coaching provides direction and focus and I am very happy with the results so far.
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The last three years have seen a tremendous growth in our business. Having a GROW coach on board has been vital in assisting us to manage that growth. Our coach has helped significantly improve staff productivity through implementation of clear staff performance measures, incentive schemes as well as the defining and training of staff in standard processes and procedures. The improvement in productivity has made a massive difference to our bottom line. Through our coaching program we have developed a plan of action to take our business forward and it provides us with an opportunity to get regular feedback on how we are progressing on that plan and what changes we need to make in our business.
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I was trained as an attorney, but wasn’t trained in ‘how to run a business’. Being on a GROW coaching program has greatly assisted me in getting the business basics in place and taught me how to lead and manage my business. Not all the results from coaching are measurable, for example, I can’t measure the impact on my business that coaching has had in creating a great vibe in the office and a team of happy people who enjoy coming to work. But when your clients are commenting that there is something different about your law firm, you know you are on to something! On a personal level my GROW coach plays devil’s advocate and draws attention to issues I don’t want to face in my business and helps me think outside of the box
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I started working with a GROW coach when I found myself out of my depth in my business. Working with GROW has helped me gain insights and knowledge into business that I wouldn’t have come across otherwise. Coaching has made me look at my business differently and see the big picture. My GROW coach is incredibly positive which keeps me positive whilst at the same time holding me accountable to get things done to move my business forward.
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Having a business coach keeps you accountable, motivates and puts pressure on you to get agreed actions in your business done. A business coach gives you a different view on your business and is a great sounding board. Our business coach has helped us with lots of different strategies in our business from goal setting, to helping develop and implement our sales approach, and working with us on our customer communication. Most importantly our GROW coach has helped us triple the size of our customer base.
Since starting coaching we now have a team of A-Team players, through better selection and management. Our team is more productive and are working in harmony with each other. We have greater confidence in our leadership capabilities and our team is focused around a set of goals that we are all working towards together. Our coach brings discipline to our team, keeps us focused on progress, and challenges us to shift some of our thinking about our business. Since starting coaching our business has grown strongly each year, and very importantly we are enjoying life and our business more than ever. Our GROW coach genuinely cares at a very deep level for our company and its people. He gets the heart and spirit of the company and its leaders, and is able to mould them to be better leaders so that their role within the company can be far more dynamic.
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