Let’s be honest – we could all use a helping hand with our working life every now and again. This is especially true for business owners. It’s hard work building your own company from the ground up. After you’ve made some sales and started making a bit of a name for yourself, it can be hard to see clearly where you want to take your business or how to address issues before they start seriously impacting your team.

If you recognise yourself in the above, hiring a business coach could be the right choice for you. Read on for six signs that it’s high time you considered hiring a business coach:

1. You’ve lost your vision or feel overwhelmed

If you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete everything on your to-do list, let alone make time for developing yourself and your business, it’s time to hire a business coach. If you’re too overwhelmed with the everyday running of your business to consider where you want your company to be in six months, a year or three years, you need someone to help you refocus.

A business coach can help you do exactly that and help you to create an actionable plan to reach your business goals.

2. You have an idea on what you’d like to improve

That being said, there’s only so much a business coach can do if you haven’t got a clue about what you’d like to focus on improving. So, even if you don’t have very detailed goals in writing, having a general idea of what you’d like to get out of coaching is necessary and tells you you’re ready to commit to coaching.

3. You know your team culture needs to change but you’re not sure how to do it

You might notice that there are aspects of your company culture that aren’t helpful or that are downright unhealthy. However, you might not know what exactly is the cause of these issues and what the best way to go about changing them is.

It’s difficult to pick apart and rebuild team culture when you’re part of the team yourself. A business coach is an unbiased outsider who may be better at spotting where your issues lie because they’re bringing in a fresh pair of eyes. They’re also experienced in creating a more constructive company culture by helping everyone in your team better understand how to communicate with each other.

4. You wish you had someone to motivate you and bounce ideas off of

No man is an island – not even an entrepreneur! The truth is, it’s hard going it alone, and even if you have a supportive team around you, it’s you as the business owner who carries the most responsibility on their shoulders. That’s a lot to handle for anyone.

Your coach will help you figure out ways to make carrying that load easier and offer their own business expertise to help you innovate. They’ll motivate you to think more creatively about what you do and offer an excellent person to bounce even your wilder ideas off of.

5. You’re willing to put in the work

It’s not easy making big changes, be that in our personal lives or our business. Sometimes we all need an extra push, and a business coach can offer exactly that. They can help with keeping yourself accountable for actually changing things, but at the same time, it’s you who has to do the heavy lifting.

In short, your business coach will offer challenge, support, advice and a push in the right direction, but they can’t do the work for you. That’s why you have to come into your relationship with the willingness to put in the hours to actually change things.

6. You want to save time and money

Yes, when you hire a business coach, you’ll have to invest some time and money in the process. It’s worth it, though, I promise! A business coach will help you generate more profit and give you actionable insights into how you can manage yours and your team’s time better.

You can read more about how a business coach can help you generate more money for your business here

If you’d like to find out more about what a business coach can do for your business, have a look at some common issues that I help my clients tackle.