What is Coaching?
The origins of business coaching come from the sporting arena where coaches have for centuries helped athletes achieve their goals.
Business Coaching is a slightly different concept to consulting. Consulting implies identifying a problem within a business and proposing a solution. Coaching is more about the facilitation of a process so that the client can self help.
The analogy to sport is a good one and also helps us to understand the difference between consulting and coaching.
Imagine a tennis coach for instance. The coach talks to the athlete, shows the athlete where their skill levels are inadequate and then sets, over a period of time a plan for the athlete to improve. The plan would enable the athlete to think for him or herself in pressure situations and determine the correct shot to play. This is called coaching.
If the coach on the other hand instructed the athlete to play a particular shot (rather than having the athlete decide for themselves on the best shot to take) or even took the tennis racket off the player, stepped into the game and actually played a few sets for the athlete, then this would be an extreme version of consulting.
Business Coaching therefore is about the business owner and coach collaboratively seeking a solution and formulating an action plan. It looks at a broader perspective and helps in the development and implementation of a process to drive the business forward. Consulting on the other hand is more focused around problem solving and the suggestion of specific solutions.
US Business Services is fully Accredited MAUS Partner. Our Coaches, trained and certified by MAUS Business Systems, will help your business succeeed through implementation of the proven MAUS MAX Programs used around the world.
The “ProfitMax”© Program
US Business Services will work with your business on introducing
worldwide proven systems that will maximize your profitability.
What are the business outcomes? Improved profitability, increased
revenue, better business direction and alignment, less stress on the CEO,
greater accountability to performance, more efficient systems and improved
business value if the business is sold.
The “ExitMax”© Program
The “ExitMax”© Program will identify key areas that will make your business
more valuable to a potential buyer. US Business Services typically work
with businesses 12 – 36 months prior to the owner wishing to sell. The goal:
Maximize the ultimate selling price!
What are the business outcomes? Renewed enthusiasm in running the business as it is now linked to a higher purpose, improvements in business value and the chance of selling the business, improved systems and people management and increased profit and revenue.
The “PeopleMax”© Program
The “PeopleMax”© Program introduces systems and processes to improve
staff performance, accountability and motivation.
What are the business outcomes? Improvements in staff motivation and
morale, staff accountability and KPI targets, staff performance, increased
profit and revenue, reductions in staff turnover and risk of employee litigation.
The “TeamMax”© Program
This program is tailor made for your organization and involves team building,
brainstorming and training workshops. There is a wealth of ideas, talent and
productivity locked in your staff. These workshops are designed to release
that raw energy back into the business.
What are the business outcomes? New ideas, problem solving, improved
management skills, improved team morale and performance.
The “CEOMax”© Program
The “CEOMax”© Program concentrates on bringing a group of CEOs together
on a regular basis to help each other make better decisions, brainstorm,
network and workshop issues in a confidential environment.
What are the business outcomes? Networking, better decision making,
new ideas, problem solving, improved management skills, improved profits
The “SystemMax”© Program
US Business Services will work with you on streamlining your
business systems and cutting out inefficiencies.
What are the business outcomes? Improvements in productivity,
quality, customer satisfaction, increased profit and revenue and enhanced valuation of your business.